News for Youse: More B.C. jobs, councils will vote on coal, Canucks lose, and Justin Bieber collapses
B.C. gains jobs There were almost 20,000 new jobs in B.C. in February, but the unemployment rate remained at 6.3 percent because of a growth in the size of the labour force. Statistics Canada has reported a national unemployment rate of seven percent.
Councils hold votes on coal Surrey, Vancouver, and White Rock city councils will all vote on motions expressing concerns about the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority facilitating a sharp increase in coal exports. More information is available here.
Environment minister rejects carbon-tax rise B.C.'s minister of environment, Terry Lake, has told CKNW Radio that he doesn't agree with conservation groups that want an increase in the carbon tax.
Mayor not welcome at Grey Cup announcement The B.C. Lions did not invite Mayor Gregor Robertson or any member of council to this morning's announcement that the Grey Cup will be held in Vancouver next year.
Blue Jackets defeat Canucks One of the weakest teams in the NHL, the Columbus Blue Jackets, beat the Canucks 2-1 on an overtime goal by Matt Calvert. It came after he eluded Alex Edler and Henrik Sedin.
Supreme Court ruling supports Métis Canada's highest court has ruled that Canada did not meet its obligations to Métis in an 1870 agreement, which resulted in Manitoba joining Confederation.
Chavez funeral draws big crowds About 30 world leaders and a massive number of Venezuelans have shown up for the funeral of former president Hugo Chavez in Caracas.
Kwok brothers plead not guilty Thomas and Raymond Kwok—who have investments in Vancouver—have pleaded not guilty in Hong Kong on eight corruption-related charges. They're accused of being part of a scheme to pay millions of dollars to Rafael Hui, the former second-in-command of the government in Hong Kong.
Strange political bedfellows Progressive commentator and activist Van Jones has applauded Sen. Rand Paul, a hero of the Tea Party, for going on a 13-hour filibuster. It was in opposition to the concentration of power in the president's office and the administration's use of drones to kill opponents abroad.
Alicia Keys in Vancouver One of the world's most popular singers, Alicia Keys, performs tonight at Rogers Arena as part of her Set the World on Fire 2013 tour. The following night, Maroon 5 will play at the same venue.
Justin Bieber goes after photographers The morning after he collapsed during a concert in London, a red-toqued Justin Bieber appeared to attack camera people before being restrained by a security official. More details are available here.