Media Mornings: Mon, Jan 6 — Gurpreet Singh — News of 2013, Harold Steves — ALR — Port Expansion– Coal Exports

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Today’s 7-8am Media Mornings independent Canadian news hour on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm:

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Richmond City Councillor, Farmer, Activist - Harold Steves. Photo -
Richmond City Councillor, Farmer, Activist – Harold Steves. Photo –


  • Host Jane Bouey discusses 2013’s top and under-reported news stories, under-reported stories with Radio India host and author – Gurpreet Singh
  • Interview with Harold Steves about the threat to farmland – importance of Agricultural Land Reserve, and risk from port expansion and coal exports, Site C Damn and land speculation.
  • Music today included: The Ballantynes – No Love, Neu Balance – Manum, The Courtneys – Social Anxiety
  • News Headlines: 
  • “Stephen Harper Unwelcome Party”. Protesters are expected to begin gathering outside Canada Place at approximately 8:30am this morning. – W2 Media 

  • Chairman of the federal body which oversees Canada’s spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), has registered to lobby on behalf of Enbridge’s ‘Northern Gateway Pipelines Limited Partnership’. – Vancouver Observer

  • The end of Canadian combat operations in Afghanistan and deep cuts to defence budgets in the United States and other allied nations are driving the federal government to look to developing countries as potential buyers of Canadian-made guns and military equipment. – Postmedia

  • In local news, Surrey is debating safety and surveillance at a special public forum tonight. Just over a week after Surrey mother Julie Paskall was beaten in an ultimately fatal attack, the Newton community is primed for a meeting Monday evening to look for ways to make the area safer. – CKNW

  • More than 30,000 African asylum seekers have taken to the streets of Tel Aviv in the largest-ever protest by migrants in Israel’s history, demanding the government recognise their status as refugees. – Al Jazeera

  • Bangladesh’s governing Awami League has won a violence-plagued general election whose outcome was never in doubt, according to preliminary results. The opposition had boycotted the vote, and fewer than half the 300 parliamentary seats were contested. – BBC

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States will support Iraq’s fight against al-Qaida-linked militants who have overrun two cities, but won’t send in American troops. – PBS News Hour

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