News for Youse: Carr wants theatre saved, panel rejects Prosperity Mine, Rob Ford's lawyer speaks
Carr aims to protect Hollywood Theatre Vancouver councillor Adriane Carr will introduce a notice of motion next week calling on staff to order temporary protection of the exterior and interior of the Hollywood Theatre. She also wants council to direct staff to work with community representatives on the feasibility of retaining heritage features and theatre use of the building on West Broadway.
Councillors raise gambling issue Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang has prepared a motion—seconded by Geoff Meggs—asking staff to report on how the city can work with Vancouver Coastal Health to "review the risk-mitigating activities" in gambling facilities.
Prosperity Mine report A federal review panel has reported that there will be "severe significant adverse environmental effects" if the Prosperity Mine is approved near Williams Lake. In 2009, the Georgia Straight published the first investigative article on the project, which threatens Fish Lake.
Rob Ford's lawyer speaks Dennis Morris, who represents Toronto mayor Rob Ford, has told CBC News that his client is "innocent of any allegations made about his smoking crack cocaine". Morris's comments came after Toronto police Chief Bill Blair said his force has a digital file containing images "previously reported in the press".
Amazon will sell groceries The Seattle-based online retailer's Canadian division has decided to sell nonrefrigerated food products.
Nigel Wright supported The former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper is getting lots of support, acccording to a Globe and Mail story. It comes after Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney praised Nigel Wright's character in an interview with the Calgary Herald.
Paper warned sale of royal numbers illegal The Guardian has reported that Andy Coulson, who is on trial in the phone-hacking scandal, approved the purchase of a Buckingham Palace phone book, even though this was illegal. Coulson is former editor of News of the World and later worked at British prime minister David Cameron's communications director.
Kanye West show cancelled For the second time in a month, rapper Kanye West was a no-show for a concert at Rogers Arena. His absence was blamed on damaged equipment for the stage show. It came as a result of a truck accident.
Charlie Sheen outburst TMZ has reported that actor Charlie Sheen has claimed that his ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, poses a threat to their twin sons, calling her an "uber loser".