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Vanouver Headlines: February 6th

February 6, 2012 | by  |  Vancouver Headlines

So, apparently Vancouver is the bank robbery capital of Canada.

The Globe asksĀ “When do cameras belong in court?” – laying out the arguments for and against publicly televising courtroom proceedings. If the impetus wasn’t anger over the riots, maybe the issue could be heard soberly above the shrill calls for vengeance and spectacle.

Vancouver police have issued a public appeal for leads on the five men reported missing last year, the Globe reports.

Following some earlier rumblings and uncertainty, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon has reaffirmed his government’s pledge to balance the books by 2013-14, the Sun reports.

And on the world stage, the United States has closed its Syrian embassy following reports of government troops indiscriminately shelling the city of Homs, Al Jazeera reports. After months of military crackdowns on protesting civilians, and the subsequent defection of large numbers of government troops, Syria appears on the brink of full-blown civil war.

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