News for Youse: UBC vandalized, pot drive underway, and the Aquilinis settle out of court
UBC vandalized A building belonging to the UBC Sauder School of Business has been vandalized, the Ubyssey student newspaper reports. The graffiti appears to be a response to a student group’s FROSH chant that allegedly endorsed nonconsensual sex. Meanwhile, the university has outlined its initial response to the controversy. You can read more about this story here.
Vancouver debuts transit campaign Mayor Gregor Robertson and his team at City Hall have launched a campaign focused on improving transit in the Metro Vancouver area. You can read more about this story here.
Pot drive underway Sensible B.C. spokesperson Dana Larsen has described day one of the group’s campaign to decriminalize marijuana a success. The group has 90 days to collect enough signatures to prompt a referendum on the issue. You can read more about this story here.
Mental health cuts The B.C. Nurses Union has issued a media release voicing its disapproval of cuts to mental health services in the Lower Mainland. The Fraser Health Authority plans to close six night-time clinics.
Postmedia selling printers The parent company of the Vancouver Sun and the Province newspapers has announced it will sell its Surrey printing plant. You can read more about this story here. The financially troubled corporation is also selling its printing operation associated with the Calgary Herald.
Aquilinis settle out of court The owner of the Vancouver Canucks has avoided what promised to be a lengthy and public divorce trial. Francesco Aquilini and his estranged wife, Tali’ah, settled out of court late Sunday (September 8).
Deal on Syria U.S. President Barack Obama will not bomb Syria, for now. Russia suggested a disarmament plan, which was accepted by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Obama then said the move could result in the U.S. halting plans for a military strike.
Delhi rape convictions Four Indian men accused of raping and killing a 23-year-old student in December 2012 have been found guilty. The case drew intentional attention and sparked a debate on the treatment of women in India.
“Worst twerk fail” a fake Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has revealed that a YouTube video featuring a Kansas City woman “twerking” was a staged prank. The clip was reposted on the websites of many major media outlets and received nearly 10 million views in a single week.