News for Youse: Vigneault returns, local Citizens Assembly, Anna Hazare wins prize, and Pemberton fest
Alain Vigneault comes back Former Canucks coach Alain Vigneault returns to Vancouver behind the bench of the New York Rangers. They’re playing a preseason game against the Canucks, who are led by former Rangers head coach John Tortorella.
Pemberton festival announced Huka Entertainment has told the Straight to expect a "world-class lineup" at a music festival in Pemberton in July 2014. See more details here.
Neighbourhood Citizens Assembly proposed A staff report to Vancouver city council has recommended the creation of a Citizens Assembly to offer input on the Grandview-Woodland plan. City council heard from over 70 speakers Wednesday on the process for four community plans underway in the city.
Heritage density report Vancouver council has voted to expand the area in which heritage density can be transferred to the Broadway corridor and along Granville Street. Holders of heritage density must submit competitive bids to the city for the right to sell air rights.
Council apologizes to Japanese Canadians Vancouver city council approved a motion by Mayor Gregor Robertson to apologize to Japanese Canadians. In 1942, a council motion called for the removal of Japanese Canadians from the city— two months after the Japanese government had bombed Pearl Harbour.
Anticorruption fighter honoured UBC's faculty of law has awarded the $100,000 Allard Prize for International Integrity to India's Anna Hazare, who has led a national campaign against bribery.
Brodie questions premier's bridge Richmond mayor Malcolm Brodie has told CBC Radio that Premier Christy Clark’s proposed new bridge over the Massey Tunnel is a “Band-Aid” approach that won’t address traffic congestion along the corridor extending to the Oak Street bridge. Brodie says better solutions would include cancelling a TransLink referendum, getting vehicles off the road by funding more buses, and ordering the port to operate 24 hours to get more trucks travelling at night.
Kinder Morgan meeting Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan held a public meeting in Burnaby on its plan to increase its number of storage tankers from 13 to 26. The company also wants to build three new shipping berths along Indian Arm.
B.C. Hydro salaries highlighted The Province newspaper has revealed that 45.3 percent of B.C. Hydro employees collected more than $100,000 last year. More than 10 percent of Crown corporation staff earned more than $150,000.
Plane lands on street A pilot only suffered minor injuries after his plane caught fire and he was forced to land on a street in Fort Nelson, B.C., yesterday afternoon.
RCMP investigate Wallin CBC News has reported that the Mounties are probing expense claims filed by Sen. Pamela Wallin, who is no longer a member of the Conservative caucus.
Mob boss gets rebate The Globe and Mail has reported that reputed Mafia boss Nicolo Rizzuto received a $381,737 tax refund in 2007 when the Canada Revenue Agency held a $1.5-million lien on his home.
Femen advisor defends himself Ukrainian academic Victor Svyatski—the reputed mastermind behind the sextremist topless-protesting group Femen—has accused Russian intelligence officials of orchestrating two assaults against him. He made the allegation in an interview with Der Spiegel.
China wants space station The government of China has announced that it hopes to complete its own nonorbiting space station by 2023.
Newark mayor tweets stripper Democrat Cory Booker, who hopes to win a U.S. Senate seat, has attracted the attention of TMZ after tweeting a Portland stripper named Lynsie Lee. Booker, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, is a bachelor.