Greenpeace is taking on a children's toy that has been used in Science World and Vancouver Art Gallery exhibits.

At issue is Lego's affiliation with Shell. Greenpeace is calling for the Lego Group to end its participation in Shell's global advertising deal.

A special set of Lego features the Shell logo on its toys.

Greenpeace argues that Shell is building brand loyalty among children, who are the next generation of consumers. The Vancouver-founded environmental organization is concerned that Shell is using Lego to counter its controversial Arctic drilling plans.

Conservative MP Jim Hillyer's biography on his website doesn't say anything about abortion.

But the first-term politician from Lethbridge clearly has a problem with women retaining the right to choose if they want to give birth.

Vancouver Centre Liberal MP Hedy Fry tweeted this photo from a survey that Hillyer is conducting.

There are two questions.

1. Do you agree with Jim Hillyer that our government should not use your tax dollars to pay for abortions in other countries?

2. Do you agree with Jim Hillyer that abortion is NOT a human right?

"Yet another male Conservative MP telling women what they can/can't do with their bodies... all on taxpayers' dollars," Fry noted in her tweet.

The Vancouver Police Department has busted a second marijuana dispensary for not playing by the rules.

Today (July 24) Jim’s Weed Lounge at 882 East Hastings joined Weeds Glass and Gifts at 2580 Kingsway as the only dispensaries raided by police in all of 2014.

Meanwhile, more than 40 similar storefronts selling marijuana continue to operate in Vancouver.

A train carrying oil has derailed in the Interbay neighbourhood of Seattle, roughly seven kilometres west of where the Interstate 5 highway cuts through the city’s downtown core.

According to the Seattle PI, the five-car train was travelling at about eight kilometres an hour when three of its cars tipped onto their sides.

The train was brought to a standstill. No oil was reported spilled in the accident.

The Bass Coast music festival happening in Merritt August 1 to 4 has announced it will not allow ticket holders to wear Native headdresses on-site.

A July 23 message posted on the event’s Facebook page emphasizes that this policy will be enforced.

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Perhaps the Canada Line was feeling left out.

After the Expo and Millennium lines experienced two major shutdowns in one week, the Canada Line had its own outage this morning (July 24).

Metro Vancouver's third SkyTrain line lost power south of Marine Drive Station, shutting down its Richmond and airport branches.

This morning just after 8 a.m., I counted 41 tents in Oppenheimer Park.

They were located mostly on the western section close to Cordova Street.

But there were also people sleeping in tents on the eastern edge of the park.

Just three days ago when I dropped by the park around 9 a.m., there were only 10 structures. (The photo below was taken on July 21.)

It's reminiscent of the Occupy protest in the 2011 election.

It began with a few tents but then grew to cover much of the north lawn of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

This morning on the Media Mornings program on Co-op Radio, host David Ball discussed how the 2011 tent city influenced the civic election.

Environment Canada's website carries a map showing a lot of red in southeastern B.C.

It's designed to show where there is a public weather alert of severe thunderstorms.

Meteorologists are keeping an eye on a storm crossing the U.S. border into Canada south of Trail.

"This thunderstorm is capable of producing strong wind gusts, dime to nickel size hail and heavy rain," the website states. "Large hail can damage property and cause injury."

There are warnings of possible washouts near rivers, creeks, and culverts.

Today, a Korean documentary crew visited the Georgia Straight to ask about our coverage of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Bohae Cha, a fourth-year SFU psychology student, served as the interviewer and translator. 

The cameraman, Jong-Sang Lee, hails from Hamilton and has taken footage in Canada for Korean TV producers.

They approached the Straight because we've tried to shine a light on the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on people's health.

We've done this in part because it has been so utterly ignored by many Canadian media outlets.

The crew was particularly interested in articles by Alex Roslin about radiation levels in fish caught near Japan.

TransLink says "human error" was the cause of Monday's (July 21) shutdown of the Millennium and Expo lines, which lasted for hours and led stranded passengers to walk along the tracks to the nearest stations.

In a news release today (July 22), the regional transportation authority states: "An experienced electrician was installing a new circuit breaker for the Evergreen Line at a power distribution panel when he accidently tripped the main breaker feeding the critical systems at SkyTrain’s operations centre, causing a system-wide shut down of train controls."