Morning Headlines – November 6th

Erin Laforet / November 6, 2018

RCMP investigate after two bodies were found in Anglemont, BC.

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Bodies found in Anglemont

The RCMP are investigating after two bodies were found in a home in Shuswap Lake, 100 kilometres east of Kamloops. The RCMP are calling the incident ‘suspicious’ and unconfirmed reports suggest the victims may have been shot. The incident broke on social media Tuesday afternoon, with reports of a heavy police presence north of Celista. Major crimes detectives are still in the early stages.

Vancouver Council proposal to seize rundown hotels

The Vancouver city council is voting today on potentially seizing two rundown hotels in the Downtown Eastside. The Council initially failed to buy the Balmoral and Regent hotels from the owner and are now pursuing expropriation of each hotel for just one dollar each. A staff report is recommending the city invest $350,000 in each building to install security camera and provide regular patrol of the area. If the council approves, the city will work with BC Housing to turn the buildings into social housing.

Vancouver Council looks into turning downtown hotels Balmoral and Regent into public housing.
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Squamish Nation looks to pass their proposal for a new development project.
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Squamish Nation development proposal

The Squamish Nation is planning to build 11 new towers on reserved land in the middle of Vancouver. The Senakw development will include approximately 6,000 new housing units, double the amount initially proposed in April. The development aims to give the city housing that it is desperately in need of.  However, there are concerns that the project will put pressure on transit infrastructure and the price of delivering city services to residences. The proposed development must be approved by December 10th by the Squamish Nation to bring the project to fruition.