News for Youse: City's ranking falls, fog cancels flights, EU trade deal, newspaper swaps, Luongo shutout
Vancouver falls in city ratings The Reputation Institute has dropped Vancouver from first to 14th spot in its list of the world's most reputable cities. Sydney, Australia, came first and Toronto was ranked second.
Laura Szendrei killer's sentencing The man who killed Delta teen Laura Szendrei a few days before his 18th birthday in 2010 will find out today if he'll be sentenced as an adult or as a young offender. Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, young offenders under 18 receive a maximum three-year sentence.
Fog slows air travel A shroud of thick fog at the Vancouver International Airport resulted in some flights being cancelled this morning.
Newspaper swaps Speculation is rising that Glacier Media and Black Press will close papers after Glacier turned over the Abbotsford-Mission Times and Chilliwack Times to Black. In return, Black handed over the North Shore Outlook, South Delta Leader, Bowen Island Undercurrent, and the Westender to Glacier. Each owns newspapers in the other's markets.
Canada signs EU trade deal Prime Minister Stephen Harper has put his name on an agreement-in-principle to eliminate 98 percent of tariffs between the European Union and Canada. The deal still needs to be ratified by the EU's 28 countries.
Dix says deal helps Big Pharma NDP Leader Adrian Dix has told CKNW Radio that the Canada-EU trade deal could cost B.C.'s health-care system $250 million more per year in higher drug costs. That's because it will increase drug-patent protection for brand-name pharmaceuticals.
NDP MLAs raise Oppal recommendations Northern NDP MLAs Jennifer Rice, Doug Donaldson, and Robin Austin has criticized the B.C. government for doing nothing to enhnace the safety of aboriginal women a year after release of the Missing Women's Commission recommendations.
Luongo records shutout Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo turned aside all 25 shots for his first shutout of the season as his team defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-0. The Canucks are 5-3 on the season so far.
Google shares crack $1,000 The stock price of the world's most popular search engine, Google Inc., surpassed $1,000, thanks to growth of advertising on mobile and on YouTube, which it owns.
Peking University ousts liberal economist The South China Morning Post has reported that one of China's elite academic institutions, Peking University, has dismissed Prof. Xia Yeliang. He's been a vocal advocate of democracy, according to the paper.
Indian police arrest crew of U.S. ship The BBC has reported that authorities in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have arrested crew members onboard the U.S.-owned MV Seamon Guard Ohio after finding weapons and ammunition.
Kate Middleton's volleyball pictures Photos of a slimmed-down Duchess of Cambridge playing volleyball indicate that she's lost her baby bump three months after the birth of Prince George.