News for Youse: New Westminster fire, Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize, GOP olive branch, Paris Hilton rant

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      New Westminster blaze  A fire has shut down Front Street and Columbia Street from 4th to 8th streets, destroying historic buildings, including the historic Copp's Shoes. CBC reported that propane tanks exploded on top of the shop, which is along an area once known as the Golden Mile.

      Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize  Canadian short-story writer Alice Munro has become the 13th woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Bookies had previously put Munro second in the running behind Japan's Haruki Murakami.

      Fraser Health defends decision  The president and CEO of Fraser Health, Dr. Nigel Murray, says "appropriate clinical decisions were made" when Vivian Fitzpatrick, a blind 90-year-old senior, was sent home at 2:30 in the morning in a taxicab with a bleeding arm. But Murray also apologized because "the care experience was not a positive one". 

      World Mental Health Day  The World Health Organization and other organizations recognize October 10 as World Mental Helath Day, which is designed to raise awareness about the issue. It's also first anniversary of the suicide of Port Coquitlam teenager Amanda Todd.

      Council votes for injunction  Vancouver city council has authorized the director of legal services to seek a court injunction against owners of a four-storey apartment building at 3683 East Hastings, which is owned by Roger Zen and Moreno Zen. This came after 60 suites were rented without required safety inspections and approvals following a fire.

      Pension plan vote  Vancouver city council has voted to ask staff to investigate options different options that might be possible under provincial legislation to promote socially responsible investment of municipal pension funds. This came after presentations from several speakers.

      Canucks face Sharks  Tonight at Rogers Arena, the Canucks will try to avenge a 4-1 opening-game loss to the San Jose Sharks. Vancouver has won all three of its games since then.

      Rogers mystified about failure  One of the country's major cellphone providers, Rogers, still can't explain why voice and text service wasn't working yesterday. Prepaid customers will receive one-day refunds.

      Republicans offer olive branch  House Speaker John Boehner has announced that his party will support a temporary increase in the country's debt ceiling to stave off a possible U.S. government default on October 17.

      Libyan prime minister freed  Ali Zeidan, the prime minister of Libya, has been returned to a Tripoli hotel after being abducted from his room by armed gunman yesterday. He's urging people to remain calm.

      Philippines political scandal  Former senator Joker Arroyo has accused the Benigno Aquino government of being a "fascist dictatorship" in the wake of a secret pork-barrel scheme involving expenditures of $127 billion pesos in 2011 and 2012. Arroyo was once executive secretary to Aquino's mother, former president Corazon Aquino.

      Paris Hilton's radio rant  TMZ has reported that socialite Paris Hilton launched into an expletive-laden tirade against a North Carolina radio DJ, calling him a "fucking asshole", not realizing that her microphone was on.

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      Petra

      Oct 10, 2013 at 11:19pm

      Copps has been there for decades. That was the place to buy good work shoes. Sad to hear it's gone.