W2MEDIA.CA | Today’s 7-8am Media Mornings independent Canadian news hour on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm:
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- Budget analysis with Joey Hartman (Vancouver and District Labour Council) at 21:50 min mark & Trish Garner (BC Poverty Reduction Coalition) at 35:30 m
- Dalannah Gail Bowen discussing music, art and social change Friday’s “Speaking of History” – a Black History Month event – featuring Jack O’Dell (who worked with Martin Luther King), and other guests with words and music. at 46 m
- Today’s News Headlines (start at 4:40 m)
Abbotsford city council has rejected building a supportive housing project for homeless men. At a Monday night meeting, Mayor Bruce Banman cast the deciding vote to scuttle plans for a 20-bed facility proposed by BC Housing and Abbotsford Community Services. Instead, council decided to petition Fraser Health, BC Housing and the province to fund a supportive housing project at a former hospital site on MacCallum Road. By denying the project, the council put $15 million in provincial funding at risk. The Tyee reports that the decision is the latest confrontation between Abbotsford city council and marginalized residents.
The Conservative government says it wants to hear from the public about how to rewrite the prostitution laws struck down by the Supreme Court late last year. A month-long, online consultation period on the Justice Canada website began Monday and runs to March 17, reports Bruce Cheadle of the Canadian Press.
At least 18 people have been killed in Kiev as the Ukrainian capital plunges back into chaos, according to RT News.
Safety experts hired by Western retailers have begun inspecting clothing factories in Bangladesh, according to the British Morning Star website. The inspections began yesterday, nearly a year after 1,129 garment workers died in a building collapse.
One of the biggest strikes in Egypt since the military government took over last summer has been taking place at the state-owned Mahalla Spinning and Weaving factory. – dailynewsegypt.com
- Plus today’s news from Radio Labour.
- Today’s music included: A Tribe Called Red and Dalannah Gail Bowen.