Morning Headlines: Monday, September 30th, 2019

Kristy Schiewe / September 30th, 2019

Protestors gather on Georgia and Granville in Vancouver for Sunday’s Friends of Hong Kong demonstration.

(Laurie Tritschler / BCIT News)

Hong Kong pro-democracy movement draws Vancouver rally on Sunday

Demonstrators gathered near Georgia and Granville in Vancouver on Sunday as supporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement.

Protests began in Hong Kong following proposals to allow extradition to mainland China in June and continue into September.

The pro-democracy protests have grown violent as China prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic.

Forever 21 closing 44 Canadian stores following bankruptcy announcement

Fashion retailer Forever 21 is closing all Canadian stores after filing for bankruptcy in the U.S. and Canada.

The company is set to close all 44 of its Canadian stores and 178 of its U.S. stores before the end of the year to reconstruct and refocus the business.

Forever 21, which currently has stores worldwide, plans to shut most stores in Asia and Europe, but will remain open in Mexico and Latin America in an attempt to simplify their business model.

Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy on Sunday in attempt to rebrand and refocus their business.

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Google Doodle honors Canadian sprinter Harry Jerome on his 79th birthday.

(Moya Garrison-Msingwana / Google)

Google Doodle honors Canadian sprinting legend

The late Vancouver sprinter Harry Jerome received a Google Doodle today on what would have been his 79th birthday.

The Google homepage honors Jerome, who suddenly passed after a brain aneurysm in 1982 at 42 years old.

Jerome attended 3 Olympic Games and held 7 world records during his sprinting career.

The Google Doodle was created by artist Moya Garrison-Msingwana and was inspired by Harry Jerome’s statue in Stanley Park.