News for Youse: Christine Sinclair voted the best, new BCCLA boss, and Morsi dispatches army

Christine Sinclair honoured  Burnaby-raised soccer star Christine Sinclair has been voted as the Canadian Athlete of the Year by cbcsports.ca readers. Cyclist Ryder Hesjedal came second.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins competes  Another star athlete from Burnaby, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers, has decided to atttend the Canadian junior hockey team's selection camp, which means he'll likely compete in the world championships.

Unions fight Chinese workers' permits  Several labour organizations plan to return to Federal Court this week to try to stop HD Mining International from being allowed to import 200 Chinese workers to work its coal mine in Tumbler Ridge.

Housing starts steady  The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has announced that there were 22,300 B.C. housing starts in November, down from 26,706 in October. But the six-month trend is holding steady, according to CMHC regional economist Carol Frketich.

West Vancouver town-hall meeting  The Wilderness Committee and Tanker Free B.C. will hold a panel discussion at 7 p.m. tonight at the Kay Meek Theatre (1700 Mathers Street) in West Vancouver on the proposed twinning of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

B.C. Civil Liberties Association's new boss  Lawyer Josh Paterson has been hired as the new executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, replacing David Eby, who is running for the NDP in Vancouver–Point Grey.

 Morsi dispatches military  Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has instructed the army to take whatever means are necessary, including arresting civilians, to protect the state leading up to a referendum on a new constitution.

PSY's video surfaces  Korean pop star PSY has already apologized for singing about killing Americans in 2004, but the story has received new life with a YouTube video of his anti-American song.

PSY goes berserk on America.

 

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