News for Youse: Pipeline policy, seawall vote, James Holmes in court, and Penn State fined
Pipeline policy Today, the B.C. government is expected to announce a position on heavy-oil pipeline proposals in the face of opposition to applications by Enbridge and Kinder Morgan to transport oil from Alberta to the B.C. coast for export.
Seawall vote Vancouver park board chair Sarah Blyth will introduce a motion at tonight's meeting calling on staff to work with the city to develop options for connecting the seawall from Jericho to Kitsilano Beach.
Memorial unveiling On the 98th anniversary of the ordering of the Komagata Maru with more than 350 passengers out of Vancouver harbour, the Khalsa Diwan Society will unveil a new monument at 2 p.m. in Harbour Green Park.
Gun summit Toronto police Chief Bill Blair is calling for a ban on handguns in advance of a meeting today with Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty, Toronto mayor Rob Ford, and other officials on gun-related violence.
Holmes in court The man believed to have shot 12 people dead and injured another 58 in a Colorado movie theatre, James Holmes, will make his first court appearance; prosecutors may seek the death penalty.
Syria rejects offer The Arab League has promised safe passage of Bashar al-Assad out of Syria if he steps down as president, but his government has spurned the suggestion.
Penn State fined The National Collegiate Athletic Association has fined Penn State $60 million, imposed a four-year ban on playing in bowl games, revoked all championships since 1998, and reduced scholarships after finding that a "football-first" culture enabled "serial child sexual abuse".
Els wins Open In a stunning turn of events, Ernie Els captured the British Open after the leader, Adam Scott, bogeyed the final four holes.
Whitecaps win Vancouver posted a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes, the first-place team in the Major League Soccer standings.