News for Youse: Fishing patrols increased, VPD issues sex-assault warning, and NSA paid tech giants
Fishing enforcement increased Fisheries and Oceans Canada has doubled its surveillance along the Fraser River to enforce sockeye-harvesting bans amid reports of poaching.
VPD warning about sex offender Vancouver police released a composite drawing of a man wanted in connection with an attempted sexual assault on a 25-year-old woman near MacLean Park in the Strathcona neighbourhood. He's described as 35 years old, 6'5", wearing a dark New York Yankees baseball cap, and having a medium skin tone.
Horse escapes at PNE Fair Two people were injured after a horse escaped from its barn stall at the Fair at the PNE yesterday and ran through a crowd. The animal was later captured.
Mortgage rates rise TD raised its five-year mortgage rate to 3.79 percent yesterday, with the closed rate at 5.14 percent. This came after increases by BMO and the Royal Bank earlier this week.
Chemical weapons worry Obama U.S. president Barack Obama says if it's proven that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its citizens, it would "require America's attention". For more, see this BBC report.
Tech giants paid by NSA The Guardian has reported that the National Security Agency forked over millions of dollars to technology companies—including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Facebook—to cover the costs of its Prism Internet-surveillance program.
Microsoft boss will retire CEO Steve Ballmer has announced that he'll step down in a year, causing Microsoft shares to rise sharply in early trading.
Bo Xilai calls wife insane The former Chinese Communist party strongman in Chonquing, Bo Xili, has claimed his wife is mentally ill. This came after the convicted murderer's videotaped testimony linked Bo to hidden money in the French Riviera, according to a South China Morning Post report.
Mugabe sworn in again Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe began another five-year term as president yesterday, but All Africa has reported that the 89-year-old leader has a "grand exit plan" in the works.
Braun admits drug use Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun—who won the National League MVP award in 2011—has confessed to taking a lozenge and using a cream that contained performance-enhancing drugs.
Kanye and Kim's baby photo Rapper Kanye West has shown off his and Kim Kardashian's baby Nori on her mother Kris Jenner's talk show. See a photo here.