News for Youse: Drunk driving law challenged, Canucks face Wild, and Lindsay Lohan in court
Impaired-driving law challenged The B.C. Civil Liberties Association has intervened in a challenge against B.C.'s impaired-driving law, which goes before the B.C. Court of Appeal today. Currently, drivers who fail a roadside screening face immediate penalties.
Assisted-suicide appeal The B.C. Court of Appeal is hearing a federal-government challenge against an earlier decision dealing with assisted suicide. Last June, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith ruled that the ban on assisted suicide violated the constitutional rights of Gloria Taylor, who has since died from complications of amytrophic lateral sclerosis.
Taseko Mines promotes project This weekend, the B.C. Chamber of Commerce held a meeting in Williams Lake to showcase Taseko Mines' latest proposal for the New Prosperity gold-copper mine. The tailings pond would be placed two kilometres upstream from Fish Lake.
Facebook coming to Vancouver The world's best-known social-media company is hoping to recruit up to 150 local workers when it opens a temporary office in Vancouver in May.
Vic Toews under fire More than 7,500 people have signed a petition calling for the cancellation of the reality show Border Security, which was personally approved by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews.
Feds plan tanker announcement Global BC reported that the federal government will unveil a "tanker-safety plan" today to calm concerns about oil spills on the West Coast.
Helicopter escape fails Four inmates have been arrested after they hijacked a helicopter leaving a prison in St. Jérome, Quebec.
Cyprus bailout concerns The European Union has imposed a levy on personal bank deposits as a precondition for a 10-billion Euro bailout for Cyprus. The resulting uncertainty caused stock markets to fall in early trading.
Zimbabwe arrests Aides to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai have been arrested following a referendum on the country's new constitution. Tsvangirai is a long-time rival of President Robert Mugabe.
Hong Kong murders Three murders in three days have upset Hong Kong residents, who live in a city with one of the lowest homicide rates in the world.
Canada's skating success Canada won its most medals in 25 years at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, with Patrick Chan taking gold, ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir winning silver, and Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford capturing bronze in the pairs competition.
Canucks face Wild The Canucks face their top divisional rival, the streaking Minnesota Wild, tonight at Rogers Arena. They each have 32 points in 27 games, but the Wild have two more victories.
Lindsay Lohan back in court Hollywood actor Lindsay Lohan showed up 48 minutes late today for court. She's on trial in connection with allegedly lying to the police about an accident on the Pacific Coast Highway last June involving her Porsche.