Morning Headlines – November 28, 2019

Maria Vinca / November 28, 2019

Pedestrian killed in early morning crash in Abbotsford 

Abbotsford Police say they were called to Peardonville  and Clearbrook road just after 5:00 am.

They say a woman in her 40’s was hit by a pick up truck and was rushed to the hospital but died from her injuries.

Police say impairment is not considered a factor of the crash.

A woman died from her injuries after being struck by a pick up truck earlier this morning.
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Vancouver city council voted to ban single use plastic shopping bags and straws.
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Vancouver city council voted to ban all plastic straws and single use plastic shopping bags

The City of Vancouver has moved forward by eliminating as much plastic as possible.

Most straws will be banned by April off 2020 which happens to be Earth Day.

The city says there will be a one-year exemption for bubble tea straws, giving businesses some time to adjust to the ban.

Single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned January 1st, 2021 while coffee cups will require a fee of 25 cents per cup.

Vancouver city council has also approved a fee of 15 cents on paper bags and $1 on reusable bags in the first year.

Consumerism, a problem for some on Black Friday 

Today is American Thanksgiving which means shoppers are getting ready to battle for deals starting tonight with Black Friday kicking off the holiday season, however some people are concerned about the consumerism promoted by the sales.

A Youth climate action group called Sustainabiliteens are organizing an “intervention”  tomorrow outside Pacific Centre Mall.

Event organizers are concerned about the packaging and shipping that is coming from all around the world.

The “intervention” is expected to begin tomorrow at 12:00 pm and go on until 3:00 pm.

When it comes to Black Friday shopping, some are concerned about consumerism.
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