News for Youse: Vancouver budget shortfall, Delta real-estate rush, U.S. debt, and Patrick Roy tantrum
City's multimillion shortfall Vancouver city staff has reported that "preliminary expense pressures" indicate a financial shortfall of $13 million to $15 million in 2014. The city will hold consultations with the public before council votes on the budget in December.
Major developments unveiled Concord Pacific has brought forward a proposal for eight high-rises near B.C. Place in an area it has christened False Creek Centre. It comes after Concert Properties proposed five towers near Science World.
Delta real-estate rush predicted Premier Christy Clark's proposed new bridge crossing the Fraser River could cause a boom in Delta's housing market according to real-estate investment analyst Don Campbell.
Arrest in Langley murder Later this morning, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says it will announce a person has been taken into custody in connection with the February 26 murder of Taylor Johnson at his Langley home.
Fukushima and fish-related cancer deaths Georgia Straight writer Alex Roslin has concluded that based on Fukushima power-plant water leaks to date, there will be 800 cancer deaths caused by eating fish contaminated by this radiation.
Gas leak in Prince George The Econolodge Hotel in Prince George has been evacuated because of a gas leak in the city.
Obama attacks Republicans President Barack Obama has accused House Republicans of causing a "reckless" shutdown of the U.S. government. He says there will be no negotiations because people "don't get to demand ransom for doing your most basic job".
IMF issues warning on U.S. International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde has claimed that a failure to increase the U.S. debt ceiling poses a bigger threat to the global economy than the recent government shutdown. The U.S. debt exceeds $17 trillion.
Berlusconi eats humble pie Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi had to support prime minister Enrico Letto in a confidence vote, even though he had previously threatened to bring down his government.
Patrick Roy hissy fit Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy received a game misconduct after he started screaming at Anaheim Ducks players. Colorado won 6-1.