News for Youse: Wally Oppal report, medicinal marijuana, Bieber targeted, and Ritchie Bros. sales

Oppal report coming  Early this afternoon, missing-women's commissioner Wally Oppal will release his report on how police investigated the disappearance of women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Ottawa changing rules on pot  The Conservative government says it plans to prohibit people from growing their own medicinal marijuana at home; instead, they'll have to buy pot from companies licensed to do this work.

Coquihalla bus crash  A Greyhound bus ran off the road on the Coquihalla Highway this morning; 26 passengers received medical treatment, but nobody was killed.

Funerals begin today  Two of the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shool shooting will be laid to rest today—the morning after President Barack Obama spoke at a vigil.

Justin Bieber targeted  A New Mexico television station has reported that two hit men were arrested before they could carry out a plan to castrate and kill Canadian pop star Justin Bieber.

South African bomb plot  Four white extremists are in custody in connection with an alleged plot to set off an explosion at the African National Congress conference this weekend.

Ritchie Bros. hits billion-dollar mark  Vancouver-based auctioneer Ritchie Bros. has announced that for the first time in its 54-year history, it has sold more than $1 billion in equipment and trucks in a single year.

NHL players up the ante  Locked-out players are voting on allowing the union executive to dissolve their association, which would clear the way for their lawyers to try to have the hockey lockout declared illegal.

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