News for Youse: Dog killer avoids jail, Justin Trudeau apologizes, and hockey players disagree
Dog killer gets no jail time Former Howling Dogs sled-dog operator Robert Fawcett has been sentenced to three years probation, 200 hours of community service, a 10-year ban on owning firearms, and a $1,500 fine after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary pain and suffering. He shot his dogs when the business slowed after the 2010 Games.
Vancouver becoming coal-port leader The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has received applications to expand coal-exporting capacity at Neptune Terminal and Surrey Fraser Docks. If approved, this region would become North America's largest exporter of coal.
Kevin Krueger criticizes poverty report The B.C. Liberal MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson, Kevin Krueger, told CKNW Radio that the 2012 Child Poverty Report Card—which was distributed by First Call B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition—was "wrong" when it said B.C. had the second-worst child poverty rate among the provinces. The data for the report came from Statistics Canada.
Alberta trustee apologizes Pembina Hills regional school division trustee Dale Schaffrick has claimed he is not homophobic in a written statement apologizing for saying that gay students should conceal their sexual identity.
Justin Trudeau says he's sorry Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau has apologized for two-year-old televised comments, in which he suggested that Canada was better off when it was ruled by politicians from Quebec rather than politicians from Alberta.
Black Friday response Canadian retailers have launched their most aggressive response yet to U.S. retailers on Black Friday by offering a long list of made-in-Canada blowout sales.
Egyptian president expands power Mohamed Morsi, fresh off negotiating a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, has outraged human-rights activists by banning Egyptian courts from overturning his decrees until after the country has a new constitution. More details are available here.
Capitals disagree on lockout Washington Capitals forward Troy Brouwer, one of the team's two NHL Players' Association reps, has condemned comments by teammates Roman Hamrlik and Michal Neuvirth, who criticized the union's response to the owners' lockout.
Horse tradition continues Calgary Stampeders fans brought a horse into the Royal York Hotel in Toronto yesterday to maintain a Grey Cup Week tradition that started back in 1948.
TV model wins lawsuit Brandi Cochran won $776,944 and $7.7 million in punitive damages against CBS, Freemantle Media, and Price Is Right in a sex-discrimination suit. This came after the 41-year-old model wasn't hired back after going on pregnancy leave.