News for Youse: Mayor plans town hall meeting, Canucks take on Wild, and Alfred Scow remembered
Mayor holds town-hall meeting Mayor Gregor Robertson and Coun. Geoff Meggs will explain at a town-hall meeting today why they support a new $2.8-billion subway line from the Broadway Station to UBC. The meeting runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. James Community Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue).
Rally for childcare About 200 people walked from Jericho Beach to Premier Christy Clark's constituency office yesterday to push for a $10 per day child-care plan.
Alfred Scow remembered B.C.'s first aboriginal lawyer and first aboriginal judge, Alfred Scow, was commemorated at a memorial service yesterday at Christ Church Cathedral. Today at 2 p.m., there will be a celebration of his life at UBC's First Nations Longhouse at 2 p.m.
Queen expected to back gay rights The British media are reporting that Queen Elizabeth will sign a new charter today opposing discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Nigerian hostages reportedly killed A militant Muslim offshoot of Boko Haram called Ansaru has claimed that it killed seven foreign hostages held in Nigeria.
Christians protest attacks in Pakistan Christians in the Pakistani city of Lahore have poured into the streets to demonstrate against a lack of police protection. This comes in the wake of arson attacks on 100 homes yesterday.
Obama's half-brother speaks The Daily Mail says it has conducted the first interview with Barack Obama's older Kenyan half-brother, Malik Obama, a failed politician who has married 12 times and is an alleged wife beater.
Canucks in Minnesota Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks take on divisional rival Minnesota Wild tonight at 5 p.m. with just two points separating the teams. Canuck blueliner Kevin Bieksa may be back in the lineup after missing the last three games.
Brawl interrupts World Baseball Classic Canadian and Mexican baseball players started exchanging punches in the ninth inning, and bottles were hurled onto the field yesterday at the World Baseball Classic. Canada beat the Mexicans 10-3.
Vancouver police ask for help Douglas Werner, a 45-year-old man with a log criminal record including robberies, failed to return to his Vancouver halfway house. Vancouver police say anyone with information should contact 911 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.