News for Youse: Surrey Memorial emergency closed, Gaza truce, and transit meetings

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      Surrey Memorial emergency room closed More than 100 elective surgeries have been cancelled at Surrey Memorial Hospital and the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre after a ruptured water main flooded the hospital's emergency room yesterday. More details are available here.

      Gaza truce possible Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi says Israel will likely stop attacking Gaza after a week of bombardment. Details are available here.

      TransLink changes bus service The regional transportation authority has announced its "2013 Bus Service Optimization", which offers the public an opportunity to attend meetings to discuss route adjustments. The first takes place in Vancouver at 4 p.m. today at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.

      Tsawwassen First Nation election questioned CKNW Radio has reported that two appeals have been filed in connection with the recent Tsawwassen First Nation election in which 23-year-old Bryce Williams defeated the high-profile chief Kim Baird.

      Jumbo municipality coming Community Development Minister Bill Bennett is expected to announce a municipality today for the yet-to-be approved Jumbo ski resort in the Kootenays.

      Missing-women inquiry condemned The B.C. Civil Liberties Association, West Coast LEAF, and Pivot Legal Society held a news conference yesterday to brand the B.C. Missing Women Commission of Inquiry as a "failure" for excluding the voices of marginalized sex workers, aboriginal women, and women living in poverty.

      Foreign policy advances domestic interests CBC News has obtained a secret draft plan indicating that Canada's foreign policy will focus on new trade deals and more commerce in Asia and South America. The document pays little heed to human rights or disaster relief.

      Blue Jays hire familiar face John Gibbons has been brought back as the manager of Toronto's Major League Baseball franchise. He skippered the team for four years starting in 2004.


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      SPY vs SPY

      Nov 20, 2012 at 10:23am

      It seems no one wants to tell The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth.

      A Construction Company Excavator dug where it should not have and broke the Water Main.

      CBC Screamed "There was no contamination", yet the whole area will need a 100% clean up, demolition and renovation.

      Then later in the day, the blame on the Construction Company (the Company has yet to be named in any media reports) was omitted from all reports.

      This is False Journalism and Censorship.

      9 14Rating: -5


      Nov 20, 2012 at 10:56am

      The disaster at Surrey Memorial - the biggest major-trauma center south of the Fraser - caused me to wonder ... how would "we" cope after a natural disaster like an earthquake?

      Ship victims and other patients to other hospitals, across impassable roads and bridges?

      This was a construction accident - not a 7.5 "shaker".