News for Youse: More bomb scares, America votes, and Rihanna collaborates with Chris Brown
Delta homes evacuated The Delta Police Department has disclosed that a "suspicious package" was found outside a Tsawwassen home yesterday, resulting in the evacuation of 16 to 20 residences. The RCMP conducted a "controlled explosion" in the early evening.
New West bomb scare The New Westminster SkyTrain station was closed for a couple of hours late last night after a pipe was found with white powder; the RCMP bomb squad took it away..
Restaurateur defends shark-fin soup In an interview with the Straight Jade Palace owner David Chung said that Canadian-born critics of shark-fin soup like Coun. Kerry Jang "are called bananas for good reason". That's because he claimed they have no feelings for eating the controversial Chinese delicacy, unlike those born in Hong Kong and China.
SFU faculty defend support staff More than 60 academics at Simon Fraser University have signed an open letter defending the striking members of CUPE Local 3338 and the Teaching Support Staff Union, claiming that working conditions have deteriorated and wages have been frozen for years.
Attempted child abduction The Mounties have issued a statement after an 11-year-old girl ran away from a 5'11" Caucasian male in his late 30s who was driving a late '90s white Ford cargo van. The incident occurred on Knappen Street in Port Coquitlam at 4:30 p.m. on November 4.
America votes As Americans enter polling stations today, it's a dead heat between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, according to a poll by Politico and George Washington University. Politico's James Hohmann writes: "New laws in places like Florida and Pennsylvania related to the handling of provisional ballots raise the very real possibility that the winner will not be known today."
Montreal mayor resigns Gérald Tremblay has quit as mayor of Canada's second-largest city as a construction-company-related corruption scandal continues to taint his administration. He insisted that in his 25 years in politics, he "never betrayed" those who supported him.
Rihanna collaborates with Chris Brown Nearly four years ago, singer Chris Brown punched Rihanna in the face several times, resulting in an assault conviction, but she has tweeted that they are collaborating on a song on her newest album.