News for Youse: TransLink releases base plan, ICBC workers picket, and Lady Gaga is coming
TransLink releases base plan The regional transportation authority has announced that it will proceed with the Evergreen Line and rapid-bus service over the new Port Mann Bridge, despite lower fuel-tax revenues because of reduced gasoline consumption in the region. The full plan is available here and a Straight news story is here.
ICBC walkout Members of COPE Local 378 will be picketing outside ICBC offices today in a one-day job action designed to push its demands for better wages and more job security.
Lady Gaga's coming Get ready for dress-up time at Rogers Arena on January 11, 2013. That's because Lady Gaga's Born This Way tour will be stopping by Vancouver. Details and ticket information are available here.
Killer seeks parole David Ennis, formerly known as David Shearing, will seek day parole today 30 years after murdering members of the Johnson and Bentley families in Wells Gray Provincial Park.
Johnsons Landing instability CBC News has reported that provincial experts have concluded a large amount of earth is at risk of becoming another landslide in Johnsons Landing. Four people were killed in the tiny Kootenays community earlier this summer when vast amounts of mud and water roared through town following heavy rains.
Carbon-tax accusation After Parliament resumed, Prime Minister Stephen Harper accused the NDP of planning to introduce a carbon tax, which Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair has characterized as a “lie”.
Romney's gaffe Democrats are playing up Mitt Romney's remarks, which were distributed by Mother Jones magazine, that nearly half the American population feels they're victims who deserve health care and government handouts.
U.S. money to Israel Quoting Israel's chief of staff, Veterans News Now has reported that U.S. citizens paid more for the defence of Israel than residents of that country.
NHL defends itself The number two man in the NHL, Bill Daly, has told reporters that giving the players 57 percent of league revenue is too much, citing the costs of running franchises and the impact of the declining American dollar.
Auto workers settle Ford Motor Company has reached a tentative deal with the Canadian Auto Workers, but the contract offer hasn't been matched by General Motors and Chrysler.