News for Youse: Amazon seeks workers, mental-health task force, Duffy speaks, and Canucks win
Amazon hiring spree Seattle-based online retailer Amazon is looking for 100 employees in Vancouver. It comes as Techvibes has reported that Amazon will open a "gigantic office" in the Telus Garden building to house more than 1,000 workers.
City task force addresses mental health Mayor Gregor Robertson will chair a city task force on mental health and addictions; Coun. Kerry Jang, a UBC professor of psychiatry, will serve as the council liaison.
B.C. Civil Liberties Association sues government The B.C. Civil Liberties Association has retained lawyer Joseph Arvay in a lawsuit alleging that Communications Security Establishment Canada's sweeping electronic surveillance violates Canadians constitutional rights.
Government funds Therapeutics Initiative UBC dean of medicine Gavin Stuart says it's "good news" that the B.C. government has reinstated a $550,000 contract for the Therapeutics Initiative. It provides unbiased reviews of prescription medicines.
Duffy goes thermonuclear Sen. Mike Duffy has claimed in a speech to the Senate that Prime Minister Stephen Harper ordered him to pay back a housing allowance. Duffy alleged that this occurred even the former leader of the government in the Senate had approved his decision to claim his Prince Edward Island home as a primary residence.
Wallin will speak Sen. Pamela Wallin is expected to give her version of what happened today in an expenses scandal in which she's repaid more than $100,000 to the government.
U.S. denies spying claim BBC News has reported that U.S. national intelligence director James Clapper is rejecting claims that American spies collected metadata from 70 million phone calls in France over a 30-day period.
Canucks defeat Islanders Canucks coach John Tortorella described his team's 5-4 overtime win against the New York Islanders as a "sloppy" game, with each team squandering leads before Brad Richardson's overtime goal gave Vancouver a victory.
Paparazzi made Lindsay Lohan's mom drive drunk TMZ has reported a claim by Dina Lohan's lawyer that photographers drove her to drink. Paparazzi-induced stress is also why she got in the car with a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit.