News for Youse: Trutch Street stickers, Angela Merkel visits, and lululemon sues Calvin Klein

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      Trutch condemned Stickers have appeared on Trutch Street signs in Kitsilano declaring that the person it was named after, B.C.'s first lieutenant-governor Joseph Trutch, was a "racist bigot". More information is available here.

      Shark-fin ban Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang has told CBC that he'll introduce a motion in September calling upon the city to work with Richmond and Burnaby on banning shark-fin soup.

      Climate change believed An online poll by Insightrix Research has found that only two percent of Canadians don't believe in the reality of climate change.

      Merkel visits German chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Canada this afternoon to ask Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reverse his earlier decision not to finance a European bailout.

      lululemon lawsuit Vancouver-based lululemon has sued Calvin Klein and G-III Apparel Group Ltd. in Delaware, alleging infringement of three pant patents. The claim has not been proven in court.

      Arts funding announced The B.C. Arts Council will receive $16.8 million in the fiscal year ending March 31, which matches last year's provincial funding level.

      Pratt's back Veteran sportscaster David Pratt will replace the "Boss of Talk", Charles Adler, as host of CKNW Radio's 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. weeknight slot.

      Bolt's bubbly The Drinks Business has reported that gold medallist Usain Bolt enjoyed a $125,000 bottle of Champagne—a 15-litre Nebuchadnezzar of Armand de Brignac known as the Ace of Spades—at the VIP table in Mayfair's Movida nightclub after Jamaica won the 4X100-metre relay.




      Aug 15, 2012 at 9:53am

      shit, probably nine tenths of the people streets are named after in vancouver were bigots or worse

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      Aug 15, 2012 at 10:11am

      Seems Usain Bolt is now a full fledged member of Rich Jerks International.

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      Aug 15, 2012 at 11:28am

      Moxie is probably correct, but I hope we resist the temptation of applying modern (hopefully more enlightened) standards to "our" ancestors. Often, ignorance is only obvious in retrospect.

      I think this is what Donald Rumsfeld was groping for when he did the whole "known unknowns" thing. :)

      The sticker campaign is useful in the sense that it gives us all a history lesson. But I sure hope that it doesn't result in a less-then-useful revisionist campaign to erase history. That would be counter-productive, especially for those who were at the pointy end of Trutch's bigotry.

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      Aug 15, 2012 at 11:46am

      Tyler - Bolt didn't buy the champagne. Nor did the American swimmers buy their $5000 cocktails at another bar. They were all extravagant gifts. Read the article.

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