News for Youse: Mediation in airport dispute, Coquitlam gunshot death, and U.S. could attack Syria
Airport mediation Today, a mediator will try to help the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Vancouver Airport Authority reach an agreement involving 300 airport workers. The union issued 72-hour strike notice yesterday, raising fears of flight delays over the Labour Day weekend.
Coquitlam homicide The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has tweeted that a Coquitlam man died in hospital after a gunshot wound. Police are expected to provide more details around 9:30 this morning.
Police defend their silence Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has defended police's decision not to speak publicly at first about the death of New Westminster escort Jill Lyons in her apartment on August 12. Pound said police initially believed it was suicide; two weeks later, her friend Karen Nabors, another escort, was found dead in the same building in what may be a case of foul play.
B.C. not ready for oil spills Spokespeople for the Wilderness Committee and Forest Ethics Advocacy say they're not surprised by a Canadian Press report indicating that the province is not ready to deal with oil spills.
U.S. prepares to attack Syria U.S. military officials say they are prepared to strike Syria if they get a green light from the U.S. government. The Obama administration says it believes that the government of Bashar al-Assad was responsible for launching a chemical-weapons strike near Damascus.
UN confirms chemical-weapons use The UN has concluded that hundreds and possibly more than 1,000 people were killed by a toxic "substance" near Damascus.
U.K. resolution to UN According to a BBC report, Britain will bring a resolution before the United Nations condemning Syria in the wake of the chemical-weapons strike.
Oil prices rise The price of a barrel of oil crossed $112 per barrel this morning as the expectation rises for a U.S. attack on Syria.
U.S. dollar rising The Canadian dollar, Indian rupee, and other currencies have fallen as capital continues moving to the U.S. greenback and the Japanese yen in the wake of concerns over a new war.
Blue Jays manager returning Despite a dismal season, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will return next year, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos.
Timberlake visits brain-surgery survivor TMZ has reported that singer and actor Justin Timberlake took time out from his tour to drop in on 13-year-old New York City resident Tina DiLascio, who survived brain surgery last year.