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Vancouver Headlines: April 6th

April 6, 2012 | by  |  Vancouver Headlines

Armstrong RCMP announced two arrests yesterday in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Taylor Van Deist, who was found bludgeoned to death near a railroad track in Armstrong, B.C. last Halloween, Castanet reports. Matthew Stephen Foerster has been charged with second degree murder, and his father, Stephen Roy Foerster, has been charged with obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact.

The editorials are flying this week over a scathing report released by Canada’s Auditor General suggesting the Conservative government deliberately misled Canadians in its justifications to spend billions on American-made F-35 stealth fighters.”There is no moving on from a lie this big,” Postmedia declares.

Vancouver City Councillor Andrea Reimer has been hospitalized with a serious viral infection and will be out of work indefinitely, The Straight reports.

The BCTF is calling for a new mediator in its ongoing labour dispute with the B.C. government, The Globe reports. Citing “clear apprehension of bias and a flawed process”, the teachers’ federation is seeking a replacement to government-appointed Charles Jago, the former president of UNBC and a government contractor. BCTF President Susan Lambert claims Jago admitted to “wordsmithing” the controversial Bill 22, which legislated teachers back to work last month, a charge the government denies.

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