News for Youse: Premier says she's sorry, mayor promotes Broadway subway, avalanche risk rises
Premier apologizes for ethnic blunder Premier Christy Clark has said the language and some of the recommendations in a B.C. Liberal party plan to woo nonwhite voters are "absolutely inappropriate". This came after the NDP revealed that government resources were being used to help the B.C. Liberals create a database.
Liberals lure former Metro Vancouver chair Surrey councillor Marvin Hunt, a former chair of the regional government board of directors, has stepped forward as the B.C. Liberal candidate in Surrey-Panorama. Former candidate Sukh Dhaliwal stepped down after being charged with tax evasion.
Former MP runs for B.C. Conservatives Paul Forseth, who represented New Westminster residents in Parliament for more than a decade, will run for the B.C. Conservatives in the Royal City in the provincial election.
Mayor pushes for Broadway subway Yesterday, Mayor Gregor Robertson and UBC president Stephen Toope released a KPMG report citing economic benefits from building a $2.8-billion subway between the Broadway SkyTrain station and UBC's Point Grey Campus.
Avalanche risk rises The Canadian Avalanche Centre has issued a "high" avalanche warning for the Sea-to-Sky region at the alpine, treeline, and below-treeline levels, and a "high" warning for the North Shore at the treeline level.
RRSP deadline day Today is your last chance to make contributions to registered retirement savings plans for obtaining tax credits for 2012.
Former spy-agency watchdog charged The Conservatives sidestepped questions in the House of Commons after an arrest warrant was issued for Dr. Arthur Porter, former chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee and former CEO of the McGill University Health Centre. It's in connection with SNC-Lavalin contracts.
South African cops linked to dragging death Eight officers have been arrested after a video emerged showing a man being dragged through the streets while being handcuffed to a police van.
Shootout at Malaysian standoff A dozen Filipinos are dead after gunfire erupted between Malaysian security officials and followers of self-described sultan Jamalul Kiram III, who has set himself up in the state of Sabah. More details are available here.
NHL legends pay tribute to Mr. Hockey Tonight, former NHL stars Bobby Hull, Dennis Hull, Marcel Dionne, Johnny Bower, and Orland Kurtenbach will be at the Pacific Coliseum to honour Gordie Howe on his 85th birthday. The Giants will go up against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Beckham clarifies use of body double Soccer star David Beckham admits a body double was used for stunts in a Guy Ritchie–directed H&M underwear video, but claims the butt and crotch belong to him.