News for Youse: Housing price forecast, tenants allegedly harassed, and Trudeau toked up as MP
Higher home prices forecast The B.C. Real Estate Association has predicted multiple-listing home sales will rise 3.9 percent in 2013, with the average price increasing 3.3 percent over 2012.
Allegations of tenant harassment Pivot Legal Society has claimed that seven low-income residents of the York Rooms in the Downtown Eastside have either been evicted or paid to leave. One tenant alleges that the new owners want to kick everyone out—and Pivot wants the City of Vancouver to intervene.
Aboriginal enrollment increases SFU will set a record for aboriginal enrollment this fall with 125 new First Nations students. A majority are coming straight from high school, according to First Nations studies chair Eldon Yellowhorn.
Water removal upsets First Nations Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs president Grand Chief Stewart Phillip has demanded that the province prevent Nestlé Waters Canada from taking millions of litres of groundwater from traditional aboriginal territory.
Chemtrails interest ex-premier Former premier Bill Vander Zalm has filed freedom-of-information requests to determine if the provincial and federal governments are trying to manipulate the climate through geo-engineering.
Layton death anniversary Today, a statue will be unveiled in Toronto of former NDP leader Jack Layton on the second anniversary of his death.
CNE illnesses The Toronto Star has reported that nearly 100 people are reported sick after eating contaminated food at the Canadian National Exhibition.
Trudeau puffed pot as an MP Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau told the Huffington Post that he smoked marijuana as recently as three years ago.
Ex-dictator under house arrest Former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak is under house arrest in hospital after being released from prison.
France raises military spectre France's foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, says that "reaction with force" may be necessary against Syria if it's proven that the government launched a chemical-weapons attack on its citizens near Damascus. See more in this BBC report.
Tortorella talking to Luongo The new coach of the Vancouver Canucks, John Torotrella, told the Vancouver Sun that he's spoken to goalie Roberto Luongo four times—and Luongo told him that he's ready to play.
Lil Wayne bus pulled over TMZ has reported that a bus on Lil Wayne's concert tour is being searched for drugs by police in Oklahoma.