News for Youse: Four new shelters, Douglas & McIntyre seeks protection, and Obama thrives
Four new Vancouver shelters The B.C. government and the City of Vancouver have announced four new temporary winter shelters—open from November to May—with more than 160 spaces. The province will offer $1.6 million in financing and the city will provide locations, which will be operated by Raincity Housing and Support Society.
Bye Bye Ridge Vancouver's development permit board has approved Cressey Development's application to build a mostly residential mixed-use project at 2118 West 15th Avenue, which will replace the Ridge Theatre, Varsity Ridge Bowl, and other businesses.
Publisher seeks creditor protection Vancouver publishing house Douglas & McIntyre has announced that it will put forward a proposal to its creditors under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. More details are available here.
Yearbook apology Robin Tomlin received an apology 42 years after his Argyle secondary school yearbook entry simply said "fag". The new entry says: "Meet as many people from all over the world as I can and I WANNA BE A COWBOY."
Obama performs well A CNN poll concluded that Barack Obama had a slight advantage over Mitt Romney in last night's televised debate on foreign policy—the president registered particularly well with female voters.
Convicted anti-abortionists honoured by Governor General Saskatchewan Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott nominated two women—Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner—for Queen's Jubilee medals, even though they have been arrested on many occasions for violating bubble-zone laws around abortion clinics. Governor General David Johnston conferred the honours this month.
TD buys Target credit The TD Bank Group has taken over the credit-card business of U.S.-based discount retailer Target Corp.
Giants thump Cardinals The San Francisco Giants will face the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball's World Series after defeating the Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of their National League Championship final.
DeGeneres honoured Comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres has won the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which was celebrated last night at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.