News for Youse: BCIT strike, Cory Schneider will play in Switzerland, Marc Garneau runs

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      BCIT job action All BCIT campuses except the Aerospace Training Centre on Sea Island are closed today because of a one-day strike by members of the staff and faculty association.

      Senior city staff support Broadway subway Vancouver transportation director Jerry Dobrovolny and other senior city officials told Vancouver council yesterday that an underground SkyTrain line along the Broadway corridor is preferable to a street-level light-rail system for meeting growing transit demand in the future.

      Schneider will play in Switzerland Canucks goalie Cory Schneider, a dual U.S.-Swiss citizen, is going to tend the net for HC Ambri Piotta in the Swiss hockey league.

      Suicide pact prompts calls for reform Scott Clark, a spokesperson for the Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society, and elder Bill Lightbown met with reporters yesterday to call for coordinated action and better follow-up in the wake of a reported teen suicide pact, which resulted in two dozen kids being hospitalized earlier this year.

      North Delta shooting Delta police are investigating gunfire in the parking lot of a mall in the 9300 block of Scott Road that left two injured men, including one with a gunshot wound. More details are available here.

      Furlong's lawyer announces lawsuit Marvin Storrow, who represents former Vanoc CEO John Furlong, has issued a statement saying his client will sue Georgia Straight publisher Dan McLeod, editor Charlie Smith, freelance writer Laura Robinson, and the company that owns the paper over an article about Furlong's past that appeared in late September.

      Garneau seeks top Liberal job Former astronaut and Westmount-Ville-Marie MP Marc Garneau has become the third member of the Liberal caucus to announce he's running to become the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

      Tahrir protests continue More than 100,000 people gathered in Cairo's main square to show their opposition to President Mohammed Morsi's decree saying nobody can override his decisions until a new constitution is approved.

      Councillor quits after paid leave in Caymans Central Saanich councillor Terry Siklenka has resigned after it was revealed he was living and working in the Cayman Islands while on a paid leave from his political duties.

      Halle Berry's ex arrested Gabriel Aubrey, a model, has reportedly been arrested for battery after a well-publicized fight with Berry's fiancé, Olivier Martinez.

      Kim Jong-un is sexy The People's Daily in China has published a massive, 55-page photo spread of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as a serious follow-up to a satirical Onion story declaring him the "Sexiest Man Alive".


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      Kenzie W

      Nov 28, 2012 at 10:57am

      BCIT is important to the province's economic development and especially the Premier's Jobs Plan, and BCIT therefore needs to be able to attract qualified and experienced staff and instructors. BCIT staff have been without a contract for over two years and the government continues to drag its heels on providing a mandate for bargaining.

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      Maria T

      Nov 28, 2012 at 12:45pm

      I believe instructors at BCIT deserve a fair deal. They are working very hard to educate our future generations. If Christy Clark really cares about families in BC she should stop wasting our money on ad's and use to pay for better wages.