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Top Vancouver Headlines: April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011 | by  |  Vancouver Headlines

Today’s top headlines from Vancouver and beyond:

A revived and newly-focused Vancouver Fashion Week is set to hit the catwalk tomorrow.

The representative for Children and Youth in British Columbia has called for an end to Phallometric Testing for B.C. youth convicted of sex crimes. “PPG is a device used to measure male sexual arousal. The male is asked to place a flexible cuff on his penis that will measure changes in penile circumference or volume…in response to the presentation of a range of auditory and visual stimuli.”

The southern coast of British Columbia is hit with a spring snowfall.

A B.C. judge has ruled that Constable Kristopher Dukeshire was grossly negligent in the shooting death of a mentally-ill Saanich man, and has awarded family members of the victim $350,000.

A health probe is being planned for the natural gas industry in British Columbia as concerns over the health and environmental impacts of the extraction process known as “fracking” grow in North America.

The Donnelly Group is investigating a claim that a group of South Asian men were refused a reservation at the Granville nightclub Republic, after an internal email was accidentally made public.

BORED AT WORK BONUS: This Tech Bubble is Different – “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.”


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