News for Youse: Banks profit, restaurants close, Hells Angels busted, and Corrie family loses
Profitable banks Scotiabank has reported a 57 percent increase in profits to $2.05 billion—not including proceeds from the sale of Scotia Plaza (above)—and BMO Financial Group declared a 37 percent profit rise to $970 million in third-quarter results.
MacKay restaurants close Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay has announced the closure of ensemble and ensemble Tap, citing high rent and stiff competition in the downtown core as contributing factors.
Pit bull bites A four-year-old White Rock girl has a lengthy scar under her chin after being jumped on by a pit bull at a family gathering, according to the Peace Arch News.
Cougar killed According to a CBC report, conservation officers have killed a cougar after it walked into a Trail woman's home and bit her in the upper leg before being fought off by her dog.
Hells Angels bust The RCMP announced that they "netted" $4 million in alleged drug money and raided the Hells Angels clubhouse in Kelowna, resulting in charges against four men, including the biker gang's vice president, David Giles.
Corrie family loses An Israeli court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the family of Olympia, Washington activist Rachel Corrie against the army. She was killed in 2003 trying to stop a bulldozer from levelling a Palestinian house in Gaza.
Hurricane fears As the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Gulf Coast residents are bracing themselves for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to reach landfall this evening as a hurricane south of New Orleans.
Eddie Lack signed The Vancouver Canucks have announced a two-year deal with 24-year-old goalie Eddie Lack, who had a 2.31 goals-against average in 46 games last year with the Chicago Wolves farm team.