News for Youse: Theatre closing, Ashleigh McIvor engaged, and Syrian rebels attack

Enbridge hearings resume The Joint Review Panel will begin final hearings in Prince George today in connection with Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Project.

E. coli found in B.C. man Federal inspectors are going back into the XL Foods meat plant in Brooks, Alberta. This comes one day after the B.C. Centre for Disease Control reported that a Nanaimo man survived after being infected with E. coli from the facility.

Granville 7 will disappear Empire Theatres plans to close Empire Granville 7 Cinemas on November 4, affecting numerous Vancouver film festivals.

Bowling protest West Side neighbourhood activists will march on Vancouver City Hall later today in defence of Varsity Ridge Bowl, which is expected to disappear to make room for a condo project.

IMF weakens growth outlook The International Monetary Fund has predicted that the global economy will grow by 3.3 percent, which is down from an earlier forecast of 3.5 percent. The Canadian economy is expected to grow by 1.9 percent this year and two percent next year.

Teen education activist shot The Guardian has reported that a 14-year-old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, was shot by the Taliban after campaigning for better educational opportunities for females.

Syrian military complex attacked An air-force intelligence agency compound in Damascus was targeted by a suicide bombing, according to a BBC report.

Sandusky sentenced Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will spend at least 30 years in jail after being convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse.

DeMerit-McIvor engagement Olympic gold medallist ski-cross star Ashleigh McIvor has said "yes" to a marriage proposal from Vancouver Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit.

Devito marriage collapses Actor, director, and producer Danny DeVito and his wife Rhea Perlman, who starred on Cheers, have separated after 30 years of marriage.

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The Granville 7 is the last cinema operating on the Granville Mall, a several-block stretch that used to be called Theatre Row because of the large number of movie theatres. No longer, I guess.

Off the top of my head... Granville 7, Capitol 6, Vancouver Centre, Caprice, Plaza, Paradise. All gone. Only the venerable Vogue remains, and they only show movies during the Vancouver Interntational Film Festival.
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