Morning Headlines: January 21st, 2020

Caden Fanshaw/ January 21, 2020

Protesters were part of the crowd along with media waiting for Meng Wanzhou outside BC Supreme Court on Robson St. downtown Vancouver.
(Kenneth Pittman / BCIT News)

Meng Wanzhou extradition trial entering day 2 in Vancouver

Monday saw a handful of protesters outside BC Supreme Court, the defence make a compelling argument, and Chrystia Freeland host a press conference renewing the call for the release of two Canadians detained in China.

If the judge decides that Meng’s alleged conduct does not meet double criminality at the end of this trial, she will be free to leave Canada.

4 New SkyTrains added to Canada Line

The new additions to the Canada Line will boost capacity rise by 15% with 4 redesigned trains. TransLink says the trains will provide more space, frequency, and comfort to customers.

These are the first of 12 new trains, which are being rolled out as part of Phase One of the Mayors’ 10-Year Transit Expansion Plan.

Look for the full story here on BCIT News.

The remaining 8 trains are in the process of being delivered from Hyundai Rotem in South Korea. (Can Pac Swire / Flickr)

As it stands right now, the Granville St. Bridge does not have any bike lanes, something that will change with the proposed connector.
(Gord McKenna/ Flickr)

City Staff recommend bike-friendly Granville St. Bridge 

The new Granville St. Bridge that City of Vancouver staff are recommending features a two-way bike lane and wider sidewalks. The design is called “West Side Plus”, and was the most popular choice among residents in the first two survey phases.

Starting January 24, the public will have the opportunity to share final feedback before a proposed design is presented to City Council for decision.

Stay tuned to BCIT News for the full story!