In Vancouver, members of the trans community and their allies will gather tonight at the Carnegie Community Centre (401 Main Street), starting at 7 p.m. Short documentaries will be screened, there'll be an open mic and speakers, and a candlelight vigil will be held at this event organized by the Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance Society.
The Associated Press has released previously unseen video of Bill Cosby responding to questions about rumours of sexual assault.
The interview concerned an art exhibit and was taped in Washington, D.C., on November 6.
Cosby told AP that he doesn't answer questions on what other people have said about the controversy.
"There's no response," Cosby said.
At another point, Cosby said, "I don't want to compromise your integrity, but I don't talk about it."
After the interview ended, Cosby was still wearing his lapel microphone. He's seen and heard urging the interviewer not to broadcast the segment dealing with the allegations.
"I can't promise that myself but you didn't say anything," the journalist said.
A pat-down search led to a surprising find, according to Vancouver police.
From a VPD news release:
A cyclist stopped by two police officers for a minor offence had a potentially dangerous surprise waiting for them.
Shortly before 9:00 last night, the officers saw the man riding his bike on the sidewalk of West Broadway near Oak Street. During a casual chat, he provided some responses that caused concern for the two officers.
A quick pat-down search revealed the man was hiding a potentially lethal item. The officers found a machete, almost two feet in length, concealed in his pants.
Police say the 31-year-old man was on probation for assault and not allowed to have weapons.
TransLink is promising to act on all of the recommendations in former GO Transit president Gary McNeil's report.
“Customers had every right to be angry and frustrated, especially those who were stuck on trains for a prolonged period in the heat. We must make sure that never happens again,” TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis said in a news release.
The report's recommendations include the following:
The B.C. Supreme Court ordered anti-pipeline protesters on Burnaby Mountain to tear down their camp by 4 p.m. Monday (November 17).
Instead, hundreds of demonstrators converged on the site in a strong show of opposition to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
Burnaby RCMP opted to exercise discretion and leave arrests for another day.
Vancouver photographer Jackie Dives captured the scene.
Late last week, the B.C. Supreme Court told anti-pipeline protesters on Burnaby Mountain that they must vacate the area by 4 p.m. today (November 17).
Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC, a Kinder Morgan subsidiary, won the injunction after protesters stopped employees and contractors from carrying out drilling and survey work in the conservation area in October.
This afternoon, however, Burnaby RCMP announced that they don't plan to arrest any of the protesters gathered on the mountain—well, today at least.
TransLink had promised that reviewer Gary McNeil would file his report by the end of October.
Days after the municipal elections, TransLink has scheduled the release of the report for Tuesday (November 18) at 10 a.m.
A media advisory states:
Media are invited to a briefing on the independent review of the SkyTrain service disruptions that occurred on July 17 and July 21, 2014.
Okay, so the Electoral Area A election doesn't get as much press as those in Vancouver and Surrey.
But this part of Metro Vancouver covers 818 square kilometres of land, including the University of British Columbia and University Endowment Lands. And Barnston Island too.
Maria Harris is the politician who sits at the Metro Vancouver board representing this area, and she was reelected by a landslide tonight.
Harris took in a whopping 769 votes.
Her challenger, Daniel Wood, netted just 169 votes.
Harris will now embark on her third term as Electoral Area A director.