News for Youse: Whitecaps eliminated, home sales rise, and murder victim identified

Whitecaps' season ends The Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the Whitecaps 2-1 in Vancouver's first Major League Soccer playoff match, ending the local team's season.

Murder victim identified Police have disclosed that the 21-year-old man killed at his home on Halloween night in East Van was Alexander Julian Lang, who faced various charges, including unlawful confinement.

Housing sales rise The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver has reported that 1,931 residential units sold in October—a 27.4 percent rise over the previous month but still down 16.7 percent from the figure in October 2011.

Gibraltar Global Securities fined The B.C. Securities Commission has levied a $300,000 fine, including $48,250 in registration fees, on Bahamas-based Gibraltar Global Securities for refusing to cough up information on which B.C. residents had accounts.

Cranbrook mill catches fire Yet another forest operation has gone up in flames—this time, Tembec's idle planer mill in Cranbrook.

B.C. employment falls Statistics Canada has reported that the number of B.C. workers fell 11,000 in October compared to the previous month; the provincial unemployment rate still fell from 7 to 6.7 percent because fewer people were in the workforce last month.

U.S. jobs outlook improves Four days before the American presidential election, the Labor Department showed that 171,000 new jobs were created in the United States in October, but the unemployment rate rose from 7.8 percent to 7.9 percent because more people were seeking work.

Gas lineups People are lining up for miles outside some New Jersey gas stations as a result of a petroleum shortage created by Superstorm Sandy. Most New York City stations are still out of fuel, according to a CNN report.

Superstorm Sandy concert Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi are among those who will be at Fenway Park tonight for a benefit concert for those suffering in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

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Lewis
The Doomster losers are wrong again....imagine that.
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Lisa Preston
So glad to see a celebrity like Bon Jovi reaching out to the victims of Sandy!! Wish I could fly out to see him live tonight and be with my dear friends and family down in Jersey! Joviholic for life now!!
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Nicolebailey75
Lisa! Ahh I know what you mean. What a great guy. Can't wait to see Bon Jovi live in my hometown of Toronto! Just bought my tickets today :)
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