News for Youse: Police complaint proceeds, diversity increases, and PSY meets UN boss
Complaint advances The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has dismissed an application by the Vancouver police board and Const. Taylor Robinson to toss out a human-rights complaint filed by Sandy Davidsen. She has cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis and was pushed to the ground on camera by Robinson as she was walking up East Hastings Street in June 2010.
Census tracks growing diversity Statistics Canada has reported that the percentage of Greater Vancouver residents who use English at home has fallen from 65.3 percent in 2001 to 58 percent in 2011. More information is available here.
Labour opposes temporary foreign miners B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair has demanded that the B.C. government ask Ottawa to suspend temporary-foreign-worker permits at a Chinese-owned coal mine.
Day of action on pipelines Rallies are being held at MLAs' offices across B.C. as part of a day of action to highlight public opposition to proposed pipeline projects that would result in sharply increased supertanker traffic off B.C.'s coast.
Mayor at the library This morning, Mayor Gregor Robertson, park chair Sarah Blyth, and Vancouver Public Library chair Catherine Evans will announce a new program at the central branch to "give citizens free access to arts, culture, and rec programs", according to an advisory issued by the library.
XL Foods reopens One of Canada's largest meat-packing plants has reopened in Brooks, Alberta, after an E. coli outbreak last month halted operations.
Republican links rape children to God Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is under fire after claiming that "life is a gift from God, and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something God intended to happen." Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said through a spokesperson that he disagrees with Mourdock's remark.
Islanders on the move? The New York Islanders are expected to announce later today that they'll play the 2015–16 season in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn after their lease expires at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.
Famous South Koreans meet UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon met pop singer PSY yesterday in New York, marking the first get-together of South Korea's most famous citizens.