News for Youse: Kinder Morgan protest, thalidomide apology, and TaiwanFest begins
Canoe protest At 1 p.m. today, the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations will launch a canoe journey from Ambleside Beach to Cates Park to highlight their opposition to the proposed twinning of Kinder Morgan Canada's pipeline. If approved, it would result in more than 300 supertankers full of oil travelling through Burrard Inlet every year.
Transit fines On Tuesday (September 4), TransLink will launch a website to allow fare evaders to pay fines online. For more, go here.
Thalidomide apology spurned Groups representing people affected by thalidomide—a 1950s- and 1960s-era morning-sickness drug that caused severe birth defects—have condemned an apology by the German manufacturer, Grunenthal Group, for failing to admit wrongdoing or paying compensation.
Suicide bombs A dozen people are dead and 50 people are wounded after the Taliban launched twin suicide bomb attacks on NATO's International Security Assistance Force base in eastern Afghanistan.
Chinese manufacturing shrinks For the first time in nine months, China's manufacturing output contracted, according to a Bloomberg report, offering a sign that the slowdown is intensifying in the world's second-largest economy.
Appeal dismissed The B.C. Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal from Ali Ibrahim to avoid being deported to the United States. He is wanted there after fleeing the country in the 1990s after pleading guilty to immigration fraud.
B.C. Lions lose The Montreal Alouettes defeated the B.C. Lions 30-25 at Percival Molson Stadium when the Leos couldn't cross the goal line from within the 10-yard line in the final minute of play.
Paralympic medals On the third day of the Paralympic Games, Canada is in ninth place with two golds and three silvers in swimming, and one bronze in the T-35 200-meter race. More information is available here.
TaiwanFest party Taiwanese musicians, including the indie band Exit Clov and Mandopop heartthrob Pin Kuan, will perform free concerts in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery in the late afternoon and evening as part of Telus TaiwanFest. The full schedule is available here.