Morning Headlines: January 31st, 2019

Jeff Malo / January 31st, 2019

Transit Police officer shot in Surrey

Surrey RCMP are currently looking for a male suspect in connection with the shooting of Transit Police Officer Joshua Harms.

The shooting occurred Wednesday evening at Scott Road Skytrain Station, where a man opened fire on 27-year old Cst. Harms.

He currently remains in stable condition, with no life-threatening injuries.

Surrey RCMP have released a photo and video of the suspect.

Nanaimo By-Election Results

Late Wednesday night, The BC NDP Party was declared the winner of the by-election in Nanaimo.

NDP candidate Sheila Malcolmson won the vote, by beating out Liberal candidate Tony Harris and Green Party candidate Michele Ney.

Now the NDP / Green Alliance currently have 44 seats in the Legislature, with the Liberals holding 42 seats. If the Liberals had won the by-election, then the Liberals and NDP / Green Alliance would have 43 seats in Legislature, possibly triggering a general election in BC.

After last night’s by-election win, the NDP have won the riding 14 of the last 16 times.

Translink have also finished construction on platform upgrades at Commercial Broadway that cost 81 million dollars.
(Dan Mountain / BCIT News)

Vancouver Municipal Government in support of skytrain extension to UBC

By a vote of 9 – 2, Vancouver mayor and city councillors have agreed to a future SkyTrain extension to UBC.

The vote comes after TransLink reported that a SkyTrain extension to UBC was the best way to be able to meet future ridership demands.

Before the vote, there was a plan in place for a SkyTrain extension from VCC-Clark to Arbutus street. Now the plans will also include another SkyTrain extension from Arbutus to UBC.