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Top headlines from Vancouver and beyond, May 10 2011:
City Council has voted to approve buildings up to 12 storeys surrounding Canada Line stations on Cambie Street. While there will be a social housing component of up to 20%, Councillor Geoff Meggs admits that it’s unlikely the rest will be affordable for middle-income earners.
A United Steelworkers official has been charged with mischief following a feces-throwing incident involving NDP MLA Jenny Kwan. I guess you’ll just have to click the link to read more…
The Vancouver civic elections are just six months away, and it’s still unclear whether the venerable NPA will able to mount any serious opposition to the governing Vision party. With the Olympic Village facing criticism from residents and taxpayers, and the success of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s campaign to end the “war on the car”, Vision could be vulnerable, but no one seems willing to take the chance.
Ryan Kesler, shoe-in for the Conn Smythe, leads the charge as Vancouver defeats the uninspiring Nashville Predators and moves on to the Western Conference finals.
BORED AT WORK BONUS: What happens when an NYPD officer spends months with a tape recorder in his pocket?