News for Youse: MLA promotes pot legalization, dentists differ, and Lincoln Alexander dies
Second MLA supports legalization West Vancouver–Sea to Sky Country MLA Joan McIntyre has become the second B.C. Liberal member of the legislature to support legalization and regulation of marijuana. The first was Kash Heed, the MLA for Fraserview and former chief of the West Vancouver Police Department.
Bus drivers report rampant fare evasion The union representing Coast Mountain Bus Company operators says the members reported $2.5 million in unpaid fares in 2011.
Dentists differ on costs, services A CBC Marketplace investigator with no tooth decay visited dental offices in Vancouver and Toronto and discovered huge differences in recommended treatments. Costs ranged from $144 to $11,931.
CRTC decision stands The Conservative government has announced that it will not overturn a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications ruling that nixed BCE's proposed takeover of Astral Media.
Lincoln Alexander dies The first Canadian member of Parliament of African descent, Lincoln Alexander, has died at the age of 90. He was Ontario's lieutenant governor from 1985 to 1991.
Felix Baumgartner speaks of fear In an interview on CBS This Morning, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner said he was fearful riding a capsule near the top of the atmosphere, but was amazed by the view after he jumped out for the longest free fall in history.
We Day brings out celebrities Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu, retired basketball star Magic Johnson, and children's-rights activist Craig Kielburger were among the speakers at Rogers Arena on We Day, which encourages young people to try to create positive changes in the world.