Media Mornings: Tue, Aug 27 — Sochi Olympics, Civic Election Reform

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Listen to today’s 7-8am broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: Host Jane Bouey speaks with Mikhail Golichenko and Ellen Woodsworth about anti-gay laws and the Sochi Olympics. Plus Civic Election Finance Reform.

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  • News Headlines:
  • Scheduled peace talks with Israel will not go ahead, Palestinian officials said after Israeli Defense Force officers killed 3 Palestinians in a border clash yesterday. – RT
  • A Peruvian woman in Canada to nurse her cancer-stricken husband was arrested and is now being deported after a simple SkyTrain fare check led to the discovery of an expired visa. Jazmine Rosales is required to appear at YVR on Monday, 11 a.m. to board her flight back home. But the mother-of-three says she applied — twice — to extend her visitor’s stay as required by law well in advance of the 30-day deadline. 24Hrs

  • Vancouver Police Department’s alleged refusal to issue a criminal record check for a prominent youth leader – because he wouldn’t submit a DNA sample – has forced him to abandon an organization he’s volunteered at for 13 years. Herb Varley resigned from the Urban Native Youth Association board after he said police rejected his request for the records search required by the agency, which is VPD-supported and even chaired by a police officer. – David Ball 24Hrs

  • The BC Green Party has appointed Adam Olsen as interim leader, following the resignation of Jane Sterk. – Tyee

  • Three deputy ministers replaced by Premier Christy Clark after the BC Liberals won May’s election have been given “golden parachutes” totaling over $1.2 million. –  Tyee

  • Officials have privately warned that BC lacks the ability to manage oil spills, and even a moderate spill would overwhelm their ability to respond, according to documents reported by the Canadian Press.

  • Fisheries authorities have seized boats and nets as part of stepped-up enforcement of a salmon fishing ban on the Fraser River. – Globe and Mail

  • India’s lower house of parliament has passed a Food Security Bill that aims to provide subsidised food to two-thirds of the population. – BBC

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned yesterday that any military action launched against Syria without UN security council agreement would contravene international law. – Morning Star

  • More than 2,000 gay rights supporters protested in Amsterdam’s largest square on Sunday, carrying signs, singing songs and chanting slogans to condemn the Russia’s anti-gay policies. – Morning Star



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