The provincial government is not putting the savings from the teachers’ strike back into the school system. If the strike continues into the school year, the province will pay parents with kids under 13 $40-a-day per-child to cover child care costs.
Police confirm one man is dead and another was taken away in handcuffs after a serious crash on the southbound side of the Granville Street Bridge. It appears both vehicles were headed in the same direction when the crash occurred, at about 4 am.
Business Report: Low EU inflation spooks global markets, oil prices down
680News senior business editor Mike Eppel with the day’s top business headlines, including global markets reacting to stubbornly low inflation rates in the Eurozone, and the price of oil dips below $100.
BT Vancouver: Second special meeting to debate whales and dolphins in captivity
Dozens of people got another chance to speak out on whales and dolphins in captivity, at a second special meeting put on by the Vancouver Park Board last night. A staff report by an independent scientist was presented. No resolutions were made.
Business Report: Dollar store wars, and US to talk interest rates
680News senior business editor Mike Eppel with the day’s top business headlines, including a US policy session on interest rates, West Jet’s earnings report, and competition heating up in the dollar store market.
Pride Week kicks off in Vancouver today. But an enclosed area has been reduced to one block instead of two last year for the beer garden. Some restaurant owners say business drops right off when the fences go up.
Friends and family paid their respects to Narinder Kalsi. Narinder was allegedly attacked by her husband Baldev Kalsi earlier this month at their Surrey home. Baldev Kalsi has been charged with second-degree murder.