Media Mornings: Wed, July 24 — Stephen Von Sychowski (VDLC), Jackie Wong (Tyee), Ryan McMahon, Dr Ian Mosby

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Esther Mang, left, and her son, David. An older son still lives in Myanmar, which Mang was forced to flee on foot. Photo by Jackie Wong. thetyee.ca
Esther Mang, left, and her son, David. An older son still lives in Myanmar, which Mang was forced to flee on foot. Photo by Jackie Wong. thetyee.ca
  • Ryan McMahon interviews Dr Ian Mosby about research experiments done on First Nation Children in residential schools. Clip from #honourtheapology Internet Roundtable.
  • News Headlines
  • CKNW reports that Vancouver City councillors have approved a new bike share program.The plan calls for a launch of the bike share program early 2014, with 24 stations and 250 bikes.A full launch will happen later in the spring, with 150 stations and 1500 bikes.

  • North Shore News reports that the District of North Vancouver and Port Metro Vancouver are expressing concern over CN’s plan to cut staff who monitor and operate the Second Narrows rail lift bridge.

  • Transport Canada has issued an emergency directive requiring at least two crew members to work trains that transport dangerous goods. It also says no locomotive attached to tank cars transporting dangerous goods can be left unattended on a main track.The directives take effect immediately, according to a CBC news report.

  • In a related story, the mayor of Lac-Mégantic is demanding answers after the town was forced to pay over $4-million to companies cleaning up the disaster site. – Toronto Star

  • The B.C. government missed its budget target for 2012-2013 by nearly $200 million, leaving a deficit of $1.15-billion. – Globe and Mail

  • Lawyers who handle legal aid cases have put their protest on hold in an effort to get talks started with the new provincial justice minister. – Vancouver Sun

  • This week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development confirmed that Canadians pay some of the highest prices for some of the worst cell phone service in the industrialized world. – The Tyee

  • China has banned the construction of government buildings for five years, according to state media.The move comes as part of a campaign by President Xi Jinping to crack down on corruption and waste. – BBC

  • Al-Qaeda-linked extremists continue to hold hostage about 200 Kurdish civilians, including women and children, using them as live shields in north-eastern Syria, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has stated. – RT News

  • Music today highlighted the Salish Sea Summer Gathering Cates Park Noon – 8:30 pm Saturday July 27th. MojaveWake Up from Crow’s Funeral, T-NileRunningThe Boom Booms – Two Faced City
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