News for Youse: West End residents complain, airport chaos warning, and Jason Kenney targets musicians
West End residents raise concerns Last night at the West End Community Centre, about 200 residents fired questions and critical comments at City of Vancouver planning-department staff about a draft community plan.
Shane Simpson's surgery NDP caucus chair and Vancouver-Hastings MLA Shane Simpson underwent surgery yesterday to remove a tumour on his colon.
Warning of airport chaos Irene Lanzinger of the B.C. Federation of Labour has predicted "plenty of disruption" at Vancouver International Airport if the Public Service Alliance of Canada doesn't reach an agreement with the airport authority by tomorrow. The union represents more than 300 airport authority workers, who issued 72-hours strike notice earlier this week.
New musicians' fees raise hackles Employment, Social Development and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has jacked up fees for foreign musicians entering Canada to play at clubs, bars, and restaurants, triggering outrage in the live-music world.
Missing teen sought CKNW Radio has reported that missing Saanich 15-year-old Asher Loenen is believed to be in the Lower Mainland.
Brick stores owner penalized A B.C. Supreme Court ruling has ordered the owner of the Brick, Quinco Financial, to pay $200,000 in back taxes in connection with its oft-advertised "buy now, pay later" program for buying furniture.
Consumers pile up debt TransUnion has reported that Canadians, including seniors, continue increasing their personal debtloads, which averaged $27,131 per person in the second quarter of 2013. This figure excludes mortgage debt.
Britain wants action on Syria Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain says there is "compelling evidence" that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its citizens, claiming this situation is nothing like Iraq in 2003.
Judge's upsetting comment on rape People are calling for the resignation of a Montana judge after he said that a 14-year-old rape victim was "as much in control of the situation" as the teacher who was responsible for the assault.
Fergie in hospital TMZ has an exclusive report that singer Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel are in a Los Angeles hospital preparing for the birth of their first child.