February 19, 2018

Coal transfer terminal on the Fraser River causes outrage among climate change advocates

A community meeting is being held this evening about a proposed coal transer terminal on the Fraser River in Surrey. If the terminal goes ahead, the coal would come in by train and be transferred to barges, and taken to Texada Island. It would then be exported to Asia. Kevin Washbrook with the group, "Voters Taking Action Against Climate Change" is … [Read more...]

Labour groups, childcare advocates rally for more affordable childcare

Labour groups and childcare advocates posted notes pushing for more affordable early childcare on Premier Christy Clark's constituency office. Stephanie Smith with the BC Government and Service Employees' Union explains the reason for Saturday's protest. "It's about promoting the 10 dollar a day plan which would provide accessible, affordable, … [Read more...]

Sex-trade advocates gear up for 2013 court battle

Advocates for the rights of sex workers in Vancouver are busy preparing for a court case next June that will directly influence their own case to abolish prostitution laws here in BC. A group of Vancouver sex workers were cleared in September by the Supreme Court of Canada to proceed with their challenge of prostitution laws. Now, the group can … [Read more...]