Morning Headlines – December 6th

Emily Vance / December 6th

Carbon monoxide leak in Vancouver office sends 13 to hospital

Thirteen people were sent to hospital, two in critical condition, after a carbon monoxide leak in a Vancouver office, according to BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS). When paramedics arrived, their detectors went off immediately. BCEHS is taking this opportunity to raise the alarm about the need for carbon monoxide detectors.

BCIT News is compiling a list of the best ways to protect yourself and prevent exposure to carbon monoxide. Stay tuned to our social media feeds ( @BCITNews on all platforms) to find out.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Today marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Established after the 1989 l’École Polytechnique de Montréal massacre that claimed the lives of 14 women on the campus, it is a day to remember their lives, and reflect on and take action on gender-based violence in Canada and worldwide.

The federal government describes it as “a day for communities to consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.” It falls in the midst of the 16 days of action against gender-based violence. This year’s theme is #MyActionsMatter.

Vigils and events will take place across Canada today to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the l’Ecole Polytechnique (University of the Fraser Valley / Flickr).

The first ministers’ meeting allows the minister to present a united front in negotiations with the Prime Minister (Pixabay).

First Minister’s meeting to take place Thursday

The First Ministers’ meeting takes place tomorrow, and the internet and major media is awash with speculation about what will happen.

According to a release from the Prime Minister’s Office, First Ministers will discuss the new Canada-US-Mexico trade agreement. They will also meet with the leaders of the Assembly of First Nations, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Métis National Council to discuss how to bring enhanced economic opportunities to Indigenous communities.

Last year’s meeting negotiated a Canadian Free Trade Agreement in order to improve the flow of goods and services across Canadian provincial and territorial borders.