PRESS DIGEST-Canada-June 8
June 8 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
** The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is close to buying a big chunk of General Electric Co's private-equity lending arm, a deal that would see more than $10 billion of loan assets switch hands from the industrial giant to Canada's largest pension fund. (bit.ly/1QEsF5f)
** The average price for detached homes within the city of Vancouver has rocketed to a record C$2.23 million ($1.8 million) as the provincial government faces pressure to cool off the scorching housing market. (bit.ly/1Gl6LT2)
** The federal government last year found a number of environmental issues related to the Alberta oil sands, including contaminant levels that exceed guidelines, higher-than-expected atmospheric concentrations of chemicals, and a lack of regional species such as marten and fisher. (bit.ly/1F3TvNv) Continued...