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Vancouver Headlines: June 15th

June 15, 2012 | by  |  Vancouver Headlines

The province’s top health officer is in “clarification” mode, reports The Globe. After his comment that pure ecstasy could be safe if consumed responsibly proved politically unpopular, Dr. Perry Kendall backpedaled slightly, but maintained that the current regulatory system for illegal narcotics isn’t working. Politicians, naturally, leapt for cover.

A decision is expected today in B.C. Supreme Court on whether or not to allow doctor-assisted suicide, or to continue to uphold the 20-year ban on the practice. And, according to an informal poll of Globe readers, public support for the ban is remarkably low.

Despite recent local media hysteria over a serial Cat Killer operating in Metro Vancouver, it appears that the creatures were mutilated by animals, not humans, reports The Sun.

And, after years of dwindling numbers, The Province reports on several B.C. bars which are aiming to boost sales by turning to an old standby: strippers. The Dependent is dusting off its bejewelled thong as we speak.

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