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B.C. labour movement mourns passing of union stalwart Jack Munro, dead at 82

VANCOUVER - Jack Munro, a titan of the British Columbia labour movement for half a century, has died. He was 82. A charismatic character known for his blunt but colourful language, Munro climbed the union ranks to lead the powerful International Woodworkers of America union in the province and ultimately serve as vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress.

Canada's Alice Munro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Canada's Alice Munro won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday for her short stories that focus on the frailties of the human condition, becoming just the 13th woman to win in the history of the coveted award. The Swedish Academy honoured Munro, 82, as a "master of the contemporary short story". It hailed her "finely tuned storytelling, which is characterised by clarity and psychological realism. Some critics consider her a Canadian Chekhov."

Nobel literature award 'quite wonderful' says Munro

Canadian author Alice Munro said she was "just terribly surprised" -- and delighted -- to learn early Thursday that she had won the Nobel Prize for Literature. "I knew I was in the running, yes, but I never thought I would win," Munro said, in comments reported by the CBC. The writer said that she had been awakened by her daughter with the news that Sweden's Nobel Committee had given her its literature prize. She said she always viewed her chances of winning the Nobel as "one of those pipe dreams" that "might happen, but it probably wouldn't".

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

STOCKHOLM - Decorated Canadian author Alice Munro has been named the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The 82-year-old writer is the first Canadian-based writer to secure the honour. More to come.

Cricket: New Zealand v England scoreboard

Scores in the second T20 international between New Zealand and England in Hamilton on Tuesday. New Zealand M. Guptill c Hales b Tredwell 47 H. Rutherford c Buttler b Wright 40 B. McCullum c Lumb b Dernbach 74 R. Taylor c Bairstow b Wright 4 C. Munro c Bairstow b Dernbach 7 G. Elliott b Dernbach 4 J. Franklin not out 6 N. McCullum not out 0 Extras (lb 3, b 1, w 6) 10

Cricket-South Africa v New Zealand second test scoreboard

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Scoreboard on the second day of the second test between South Africa and New Zealand at St. George's Park on Saturday. South Africa first innings (overnight 325-4) A. Petersen c Patel b Bracewell 21 G. Smith c Watling b Wagner 54 H. Amla c Watling b Boult 110 J. Kallis c Watling b Bracewell 8 A de Villiers c Williamson b Patel 51 F. du Plessis c McCullum b Munro 137 D.
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