News for Youse: Falcon points finger at premier, Vision promotes subway, and TD forecasts home prices
Falcon says premier overstepped authority Former finance minister Kevin Falcon has told the Globe and Mail that Premier Christy Clark talked about a Prince George Wood Innovation and Design Centre becoming the world's tallest wood building. This occurred even though Falcon, as treasury board chair and finance minister, had already said there wasn't enough money to deliver the project.
Vision Vancouver promotes subway At a meeting at St. James Community Hall yesterday, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Coun. Geoff Meggs tried to drum up support for a $2.8-billion subway that would connect the Broadway SkyTrain station with UBC.
Coal-export opponents gather Critics of proposed coal-terminal expansions at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the City Centre Library in Surrey.
Woman hospitalized after stabbing A 7-Eleven clerk working in the store at the corner of Denman and Comox streets was sent to hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed at 5:30 a.m. yesterday. Police arrested a 39-year-old male suspect.
TD home-price forecast TD Economics has released a report forecasting a 3.5-percent annual return on real estate beyond 2015, which is lower than the 5.4-percent historical average. The bank predicts two-percent annual returns over the next decade.
Japan marks second Fukushima anniversary Nearly 19,000 people were killed and more than 300,000 people were displaced by an earthquake in Japan two years ago. It crippled the Fukushima nuclear-power plant and sent radiation across the Pacific Ocean.
Shark species may be protected At the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora meeting in Bangkok, delegates have voted to protect the oceanic whitetip, porbeagle, and three varieties of hammerhead sharks. According to BBC environment correspondent Matt McGrath, their populations are threatened by the popularity of sharkfin soup.
North Korea rejects 1953 armistice Under new supreme leader Kim Jong-un, the North Korean army has declared that a 1953 truce ending the Korean War is invalid. More details are available here.
Cardinals gather at Vatican The 115 cardinals who will choose the next Pope of the Roman Catholic Church are having a final meeting today before the conclave begins tomorrow at the Vatican.
Canucks lose in Minnesota The Wild defeated Vancouver 4-2 yesterday, moving into a tie for the most points in the Northwest Division.
Biebs cancels Lisbon show Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will play only one instead of two shows in Lisbon after cancelling tomorrow's concert.