News for Youse: Postal building sold, RCMP disses SFU academic, and Canucks get revenge

Post office building sold  B.C. Investment Managment Corp., which invests public-sector workers' pensions, has bought the downtown Vancouver post-office building for approximately $130 million.

Doubts raised about Bollywood investments  Vancouver Film Studios president Pete Mitchell has told CKNW Radio that he doubts that Mumbai producers will create many jobs in B.C. after the province spent $11 million to bring the Times of India Group's film awards to B.C.

Fatal accident on Cambie Street  A 26-year-old woman in the passenger seat was killed after midnight when a car hit a light pole on Cambie Street near West 33rd Avenue.

RCMP rebuts SFU criminologist  The RCMP has issued a statement taking exception to a comment by SFU criminology program director Rob Gordon, which appeared in this week's Georgia Straight. Gordon claimed that the Mounties would support regional policing if they were in charge of it.

Ontario chooses a premier  Ontario Liberals are holding vote today to determine who will replace Dalton McGuinty as their leader and as premier of Canada's largest province.

SNC-Lavalin linked to Gadhafi family  The RCMP have claimed in a search warrant that former SNC-Lavalin executive Riadh Ben Aissa was involved in paying $160 million in kickbacks to the son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi. The allegations have not been proven in court.

Canucks get revenge on Ducks  Goalie Cory Schneider and his teammates have avenged a drubbing in their home opener by defeating the Anaheim Ducks 5-0 last night. Mason Raymond scored two goals.

Justin Bieber linked to Nerf gun assault  TMZ.com is reporting that the Biebs actually came under investigation after he or someone near him fired a dart from a Nerf gun at a woman. These projectiles are not known for causing injuries.

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DavidH
Glad to read that the Canada Post edifice has been sold. With any luck, it will be levelled soon and replaced by something that doesn't look like a Cold War era tribute to the Politburo.

To paraphrase Reagan: "Mr. Robertson (and Council) - tear down this building!"
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Natty
Hmmm...what could possibly be built on the site of the old Post building? A new museum? An expansion for the art gallery? Or could it be condos? Such a mystery...
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Dave-O
130 Million Dollars how in the heck did they come up with that excessive amount. Ding! Christy helping Harpey to get out of debt before the 2015 election.
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