News for Youse: Christy Clark urged to quit, Carly Rae opposes homophobia, and Dow hits record
Martyn Brown calls for Clark's resignation Premier Gordon Campbell's former chief of staff, Martyn Brown, has written an article on NDP supporter Bill Tieleman's website calling for Premier Christy Clark to step down. Brown claims this is necessary to restore public trust and confidence in the premier's office.
B.C. NDP points to other officials NDP Leader Adrian Dix pointed out in question period yesterday that several other members of the premier's staff—including the director of outreach (Pamela Martin), the senior outreach coordinator (Barinder Bhullar), and Clark's ministerial assistant (David Ritchie)—helped create the multicultural-outreach strategy. NDP attorney general critic Leonard Krog has called for an independent investigator.
Clark open to all options As the legislature prepares to vote on second reading of the provincial budget, Premier Clark has said she will take whatever action is necessary after her deputy minister, John Dyble, delivers his report on the ethnic-voting scandal.
NDP MP raises Kits base closure Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies says it took the Coast Guard more than half an hour from Sea Island to reach a ship that ran aground in English Bay last weekend. Davies said it would have taken minutes had the Kitsilano base remained open.
Apple store robbed at Oakridge Vancouver police have revealed that a criminal used bear spray in robbing the Apple store at Oakridge on March 3, which required five people to receive treatment.
February housing sales slow The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reported that sales last month were 30.9 percent below the 10-year average for February.
Dow Jones Industrial Average hits record The world's most famous industrial stock average, the Dow, surged to an all-time record this morning, reaching 14,198 on news of higher retail sales in Europe and an improved economic outlook in China.
Globe owner is richest Canadian Forbes magazine has reported that David Thomson's family, which owns a majority stake in the Globe and Mail, is the richest in Canada, worth an estimated $20.3 billion. Jimmy Pattison is B.C.'s richest resident, clocking in at $5.5 billion.
Hugo Chavez's condition deteriorates Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is reportedly suffering from a "severe respiratory infection" after returning home from Cuba following cancer treatment.
Michael Bublé sneak preview Burnaby-raised crooner Michael Bublé has given Fox News a preview of his next album. You can see details here.
Carly Rae pulls out of concert Mission-born pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen has tweeted that she won't perform at a Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer because of the group's ban on openly gay scouts and scout leaders. "I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level," she wrote.
Canucks prepare for Sharks After losing three out of four games, the Canucks play at home tonight against the San Jose Sharks, who are coming off a 2-1 victory over Nashville on March 2.