News for Youse: Homicide in Langley, Pink Shirt Day, hate-speech ruling, and Scott Weiland fired
Murder in Langley The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says foul play is suspected in the death of a man in a Langley home with a marijuana grow-op.
Pink Shirt Day Antibullying has moved into the spotlight on the sixth annual Pink Shirt Day—just as a antiabortionist parents and teachers are claiming that the B.C. Teachers' Federation is using the day for "pro-homosexuality indoctrination".
Court rules on hate speech Canada's highest court has upheld an appeal in part by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. The judges ruled that the commission's ban on exposing people to hatred and ridicule on the basis of sexual orientation was a reasonable restriction on constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion and freedom of expression.
Council votes on development cost levies Today, Vancouver city council will address a staff recommendation for higher development-cost levies in the Oakridge-Langara area for high-density developments. Marpole Matters blogger Janet Fraser has pointed out that $5.3 million of the $6.3 million in DCLs collected in the neighbourhood have not been spent.
Beach Towers expansion approved Vancouver city council voted 5-2 in favour of a rezoning application for 133 rental apartments at the Beach Towers complex in the West End. Rents would range from $1,125 to $2,720.
Kevin Krueger lets loose B.C. Liberal MLA Kevin Krueger has called B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins and others in his party "unmitigated morons" and "idiots". This came after Conservatives demanded Jobs Minister Pat Bell's resignation in connection with a proposed Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George.
Pope signs off In his final general audience before tomorrow's retirement, Pope Benedict XVI thanked worshippers, saying he's had "moments of joy and light", but also experienced "turbulent seas and rough winds".
Greek pharmacies short of medicine Panic is reportedly occurring in Greece after pharmaceutical companies reduced supplies to Greek pharmacies, including drugs for hepatitis C and psychosis, because of unpaid bills.
Canucks lose again at home The Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Canucks 4-2 at Rogers Arena, marking Vancouver's third consecutive loss at home.