News for Youse: BCTF president departs, new allegations about B.C. Liberals, and Patrick Chan wins gold
BCTF president will leave Susan Lambert will step down as president of the B.C. Teachers' Federation; she gives her final report to an annual convention at 2 p.m. today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
New allegations of political misconduct The Province newspaper has reported that Premier Christy Clark's "inner circle" crafted and executed a plan to use government resources to win swing ridings.
NDP questions Bollywood expenditure The provincial New Democrats are making hay over news reports that the B.C. Liberal government demanded that the International Indian Film Academy Awards reschedule its event before the provincial election. When this was refused, B.C. reached a deal with the rival Times of India Group to spend $11 million to host its film awards.
Highest levels approved filming Vancouver public-policy researcher Helesia Luke has obtained a document showing that Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and the Prime Minister's Office approved a controversial local reality TV show about the Canadian Border Services Agency.
Richmond Chinese signs attract flak On Monday (March 18), two women will speak to Richmond city council regarding the proliferation of Chinese-only signs in the city.
Patrick Chan wins gold It wasn't close to being the best performance of his career, but Canadian Patrick Chan was still good enough in the long program to win gold at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario. It came a brilliant short program. Denis Ten of Kazakhstan won silver.
Canucks seek revenge At Rogers Arena tonight, the Canucks will dress in the old Vancouver Millionaires' uniforms, hoping to avenge an 8-3 drubbing last month by the Detroit Red Wings.
Record cesium level in fish The Tokyo Electric Power Co. has revealed that a fish near the Fukushima Daiichi power plant was found with 740,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram. That's highest ever recorded and 7,400 times the government limit for what's safe for human consumption.
Pig count rises in Shanghai More than 12,000 pigs have reportedly been pulled from waters around Shanghai. Most are believed to have come from the upriver city of Jiaxing, where authorities have cracked down on a swine epidemic.
Lil Wayne recovering Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Lil Wayne is in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a seizure yesterday. Canadian rapper Drake is one of those who attended his bedside.