News for Youse: Vancouver skews housing stats, meteor injures nearly 1,000, and Ryan Kesler could return
Vancouver market affects national housing numbers The Canadian Real Estate Association says local housing prices fell 2.8 percent in January over the same month in 2012. Across the country, the average price rose two percent, but would have increased by 3.3 percent if Vancouver's figures weren't included.
Human Rights Watch responds to prime minister Meghan Rhoad, the women's-rights reseacher for Human Rights Watch, says Prime Minister Stephen Harper has ignored northern B.C. aboriginal women's fear of retaliation. Rhoad was referring to Harper urging them to report any police harassment to the Mounties. More details are available here.
Meteor causes havoc in Russia According to a CBC News report, more than 950 were injured by a meteor explosion over the Ural Mountains in Russia. The object was reportedly the size of an SUV.
Oscar Pistorius moved to special-needs jail TMZ.com has reported that South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius couldn't be accommodated in Boschkop Jail and was moved to the Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria because of his disability. Pistorius, a star of the 2012 London Games, is charged with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Ryan Kesler may be back Canucks coach Alain Vigneault strongly hinted that star centre Ryan Kesler would be back in the lineup tonight against the Dallas Stars. However, Kesler still left room for doubt with his comments to reporters.
Manny Malhotra out for season Canucks general manager Mike Gillis suggested that Manny Malhotra will remain with the organization after he was placed on the injured-reserve list for the rest of the season.
Los Angeles Police release video of Vancouver woman LAPD investigators have publicized a video of Elisa Lam pushing buttons in an elevator. Lam, 21, is a Vancouver woman who has gone missing in California.