News for Youse: Murder in South Van, B.C. jobless rate rises, peace prize awarded, Sharks sink Canucks
Vancouver homicide A 32-year-old man was pronounced dead in hospital after being shot in the back yard of a home in the 7200 block of Victoria Drive early this morning. Police say it was a targeted killing and the fifth murder of the year.
Unemployment numbers B.C.'s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 6.6 percent to 6.7 percent from August to September, according to Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs rose by nearly 3,000 whereas the number of part-time jobs dropped by more than 8,000.
New West fire destroys businesses CKNW Radio has reported that "upwards of 30 businesses in New Westminster" have been destroyed by a fire in part of Columbia Street yesterday morning.
Health worker's death a suicide The B.C. Coroners Service has ruled that pharmaceutical researcher and PhD candidate Roderic MacIssaac's death earlier this year was due to carbon-monoxide poisoning. He had sued the Ministry of Health after it had fired him and six others in September 2012.
New bridge threatens farmland Transportation economist and former Green party candidate Stephen Rees has told News 1130 that plans to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a bridge will impose "increasing pressure on the Agricultural Land Reserve".
Canucks lose to Sharks again For the second time in just over a week, the San Jose Sharks defeated the Canucks 4-1. Vancouver's Mike Santorelli was the only Canuck marksman, recording his fourth goal of the year.
Nobel Peace Prize awarded The Netherlands–based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is managing the destruction of Syria's stockpile, has won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. It was created in 1997 as an independent international organization to implement a global treaty.
Canadians leave Egypt Physician Tarek Loubani and filmmaker John Greyson have been allowed to leave Egypt. They had earlier been released after spending 53 days in jail without charges.
Yes Lab tricks Polish government The Yes Lab fooled the Polish government by creating a fake website for the 19th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It talked of new drilling platforms that would "relieve natural resources hidden below the seabed", noting that less Arctic ice will enhance opportunities to chase "pirates, terrorists and ecologists that will come to hang around".
French fracking ban approved The Constitutional Council of France has upheld a 2011 ban on fracking passed by the national parliament.
Revelations from Alice Munro's editor In a blog post on the New Yorker website, Deborah Treisman has described what it was like editing Canadian Nobel laureate Alice Munro's short stories. "We don’t so much read Alice’s stories as live through them: they can be exhausting and enervating; they can leave us fragile, our senses heightened; they can leave us satisfied, thrilled," Treisman wrote.