News for Youse: Port Moody school in video game, vigil for young mother, and budget wipes out CIDA
Shooting game set in school A former student of Port Moody secondary school has created a video-game map that allows players to go on shooting sprees inside the building.
Hunger strike at PiDGiN Downtown Eastside activists say a hunger strike will be launched outside the former Pantages Theatre today, and then it will move down the street to PiDGiN restaurant at 6 p.m.
Vigil for young mother Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil in Mission last night to remember Rachel Pernosky. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team reported that the 18-year-old mother's body was found in Chilliwack on March 19.
Body found off Gabriola Island The RCMP dive team has located the vehicle that drove off the dock of Gabriola Island on March 21. The 32-year-old female driver died.
Working group on dog bites Pivot Legal Society has praised the B.C. government for creating a working group to draft policy around the use of police dogs. This came after Pivot revealed that police dogs are responsible for almost half of all injuries caused by municipal forces.
Diamondback moths attacking peppers Entemologist and science writer Rana Sarfaz has revealed that diamondback moths—which are resistant to almost every insecticide—are attacking peppers and could pose a serious threat to other plants.
Budget supports infrastructure Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's eighth budget includes $53.5 billion for infrastructure spending over 10 years, which will replace an earlier program that's about to expire. Critics such as NDP MP Kennedy Stewart and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives say the new plan actually amounts to a reduction.
CIDA eliminated The Conservative government has folded the Canadian International Development Agency into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The elimination of CIDA has been condemned by aid groups and opposition politicians.
Geldof praises U.K. government Musician and humanitarian Bob Geldof has given the British government credit for becoming the first G8 country to legislate 0.7 percent of gross national income for international aid.
Cyprus on the brink The parliament in Cyprus is expected to decide today how to raise 5.8-billion euros to stave off national bankruptcy. An earlier plan to impose levies on bank deposits created an uproar.
Netanyahu says he's sorry Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apologized to Turkey for Israeli commandos' attack on a flotilla taking relief supplies to Gaza. Eight Turks were killed, and Victoria peace activist Kevin Neish said at the time that he barely escaped after watching soldiers gun down civilians.
Canucks win in Phoenix The injury-hobbled Canucks eked out a 2-1 victory over the Coyotes, thanks to superb goaltending by Cory Schneider and a third-period goal by rookie Jordan Schroeder.
Lil Wayne speaks TMZ.com has exclusive video of rapper Lil Wayne speaking more than a week after being hospitalized for seizures.