News for Youse: Vancouver homicide; U-Pass fraud charges; and Clooney related to Lincoln
East Vancouver murder A 21-year-old man was shot at his home around 10:30 p.m. on Halloween night in the 3200 block of East 6th Avenue. Vancouver police have not released the name of the man, who is the city's eighth homicide victim of the year.
Earthquake kiboshes hot springs CBC News has reported that the 7.7-magnitude earthquake on October 27 has shut off water to hot springs at a national park at Haida Gwaii.
Cohen: no smoking gun The commissioner of an inquiry into missing Fraser River sockeye salmon, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Bruce Cohen, has pointed to a multitude of factors behind shocking low returns in 2009, and made 75 recommendations. The full report is available here.
U-Pass fraud charge Transit Police have announced that a 25-year-old former UBC student, Betty Sze Yu Wong, faces two fraud charges after she allegedly bought U-Passes from students at four institutions and resold them for a profit.
Former university president charged Graham Spanier, the former head of Penn State University, faces several counts in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child-rape scandal, including conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children.
Steve Nash injured The Los Angeles Lakers lost their second straight game of the season—this time to the Portland Trail Blazers—after new guard Steve Nash left with a bruised leg in the first half.
George Clooney related to Lincoln According to Ancestry.com, the former star of ER is a half–first cousin five times removed of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. More information is available here.