News for Youse: Transit cuts proposed, Obama wins debate, and NHL owners sweeten pot
TransLink audit cites savings A B.C. government audit suggests that the regional transportation authority could achieve $41 million in "efficiencies" by reducing SkyTrain frequency in off-peak hours, cancelling or downgrading service on less popular bus routes, and changing driver scheduling, among other things.
Injured border guard identified The Ontario Provincial Police have released the name of the border guard who was shot yesterday by a gunman in a white van. The incident happened while Lori Bowcock was working in a booth at the Peace Arch border crossing. The man subsequently shot himself. Bowcock is now in stable condition in hospital.
Panghali appeal dismissed The B.C. Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Mukhtiar Panghali, who was convicted in the 2006 murder of his wife, Manjit, who taught in the Surrey school system.
Obama improves debate performance Polls suggest that President Barack Obama outperformed his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, in last night's second televised debate.
Whistle blower talks about pipelines A former TransCanada engineer, Evan Vokes, has told CBC News that he took his concerns about pipeline safety to the National Energy Board, alleging that company management wouldn't listen to him. TransCanada hopes to build the Keystone XL pipeline to ship tar-sands oil to the United States.
Sarah Harmer opposes Northern Gateway Another celebrity, Canadian singer Sarah Harmer, has come out in opposition to Enbridge's proposed oil and condensate pipelines between Alberta and Kitimat.
NHL improves offer League owners have softened their position and offered a 50-50 split on revenue over six years to locked-out NHL players. NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr will discuss this with players in a conference call later today.