Premier says no to demands from Research Universities

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Premier Christy Clark says times are tough and she's not willing to pledge more money for B.C.'s universities. That's despite a stern warning in a joint report based on the province's own Labour Market Outlook calling for thousands of new funded spaces to prevent a looming labour shortage. The province's 6 research universities say the skills shortage in trades will soon be overshadowed by a shortage of university graduates. They're calling for $130 million dollars to fund thousands of new undergraduate and graduate spaces.
 
Old school police work leads to arrest of two Kamloops men

 
Following footprints in the snow, members of the Kamloops RCMP managed to bust two alleged copper thieves. The men, aged 38 and 40 years old, were caught near the BC Hydro yard on McGill Road around 4:50 Tuesday morning. Police were called after security saw someone using a ladder to climb the fence into the yard. Police are recommending charges of Break, Enter and Theft, and Possession of Break In Instruments against the two men.
 
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