News for Youse: Meggs debates Heyman, celebrities oppose pipelines, and a premier quits

Vancouver-Fairview debate Community activists showed up to oppose Vancouver councillor Geoff Meggs when he debated former union leader and environmentalist George Heyman last night at the Holiday Inn on West Broadway. Members of the Vancouver-Fairview NDP constituency association will choose one of them as their provincial candidate on Sunday (October 21).

Celebrities oppose pipeline CKNW Radio has reported that actor Daryl Hannah has joined a growing list of high-profile activists, including Michael Moore and Pamela Anderson, who are planning to attend a massive anti-pipeline protest on October 22 (Monday) at the B.C. legislature.

Unions condemn importing miners The bargaining council of the B.C. building-trades unions has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Christy Clark to object to several mining companies' decision to bring in up to 2,000 temporary foreign workers from China to perform underground labour in four proposed mines.

Ontario premier resigns Dalton McGuinty has stepped down as premier of Canada's largest province, fuelling speculation that he may seek the leadership of the federal Liberals.

Obesity linked to cancer A study published in the Lancet suggests that cancer-related fatalities will likely rise in developing countries because of increased consumption of unhealthy, calorie-rich foods, whereas death rates from cancer are falling in many developed countries, largely because of lower smoking rates.

Another presidential debate Barack Obama will try to improve in his second televised debate with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Shaffer remaining with Letterman Canadian bandleader Paul Shaffer left the impression in an interview with TV Guide that he might not renew his contract with the Late Show in 2014, but he has since clarified this in a statement indicating that he'll stay as long as David Letterman wants him in the job.

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