News for Youse: Police shooting at SkyTrain station, NDP supports trans rights, and Grouse Grind opens

Police shooting in Surrey  The Independent Investigations Office is examining an incident at 7:30 p.m. yesterday at the Scott Road SkyTrain station. During a confrontation, an RCMP officer shot an adult male, who was sent to hospital. News 1130 cited an eyewitness's claim that the man had a 12-inch knife.

Convenience store shooting  Surrey RCMP say a man was shot several times last night at a Mac's convenience store at 104 Avenue and 132 Street. He's in hospital and police are looking for a suspect.

NDP promises to enhance trans rights  Spencer Chandra Herbert, who's trying to hold onto his seat in Vancouver–West End, says if the NDP forms government, it will amend the Human Rights Code to offer explicit protections for gender identity and gender expression.

Dix challenged to repay severance  The B.C. Liberals are calling on NDP Leader Adrian Dix to pay back $70,000 in severance, which he recieved after resigning as former premier Glen Clark's principal secretary in 1999.

Japan looks for gas in New Mexico  While the B.C. Liberals are basing their reelecton campaign on the sale of liquefied natural gas to Asian countries, including Japan, a Japanese delegation is preparing to visit the U.S. Southwest. According to KRQE News in Albuquerque, the Japanese are interested in buying gas reserves in New Mexico.

Grouse Grind opens  Hikers can once again do the 2.9-kilometre ascent up Grouse Mountain after officials deemed it's safe to go up the 853-metre tall incline.

Chris Hadfield coming home  Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is scheduled to return to Earth tomorrow (May 13) after five months aboard the International Space Station.

Bloomberg spying scandal  CNBC has reported that the U.S. Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury Department are investigating how far Bloomberg journalists may have gone in tracking use of the news service by top officials. A former Bloomberg employee has alleged that Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and former treasury secretary Timothy Giethner were among those whose terminals were monitored.

Bombing suspect has fans  Dzhokhar ("Jahar") Tsarnaev is widely loathed in Boston after being charged in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. But according to a New York Post story, thousands of U.S. teenage girls are tweeting #FreeJahar and proclaiming his innocence.

Maple Leafs battle Bruins  The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to keep their hopes alive in Game 6 at the Air Canada Centre, where they'll host the Boston Bruins. The Bruins are up 3-2 in the best-of-seven series after the Leafs won Game 5 on the road.

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