News for Youse: Parliament focuses on bullying, hotel locked down, and Wayson Choy honoured
NDP highlights bullying In the wake of the suicide of 15-year-old Amanda Todd, Parliament is debating a motion today by NDP MP Dany Morin to create a national antibullying strategy.
Hotel standoff Vancouver police stopped traffic around the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on West Cordova Street to commence lengthy negotiations with a gunman, who entered the hotel lobby around 2:30 a.m. and displayed the weapon.
Port Coquitlam guard beaten A 65-year-old security guard at a construction site, Hoshiar Bajwa, was assaulted over the weekend by three Caucasian men.
Canadian home sales fall The Canadian Real Estate Association has reported that multiple-listing-service sales were down 15.1 percent in September 2012 compared to the same month a year ago, but they were up 2.5 percent since August.
Pakistani girl arrives in U.K. A 14-year-old who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education for girls, Malala Yousufzai, has been flown to Britain for medical treatment.
Wayson Choy honoured This morning, Project Bookmark Canada will commemorate Wayson Choy's novel, The Jade Peony, with two plaques—each with 500 words of text in English and Chinese—at the corner of Gore Avenue and Pender Street, where part of the book was set. Last night, about 200 people attended a dinner in Chinatown celebrating Choy's success.
Rolling Stones hold golden concerts Mick, Keith, Ronnie, and Charlie will perform four shows—two in London in late November and two in Newark in mid December—to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary.