Morning Headlines: February 27, 2020

Mat Pereira / February 27, 2020

( Office of Wet’suwet’en )

Wet’suwet’en and Government discussions begin

Talks between Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, the federal government and  the province of British Columbia are back on today.

The meeting was cancelled last night due to a miscommunication, but is set to commence this late afternoon.

This comes after weeks of national demonstrations, rail blockades, and subsequent arrests on indigenous land as protesters stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who oppose the coastal GasLink pipeline.

COVID-19 outbreak update

Canada now has a 13th patient with COVID-19. A 60 year-old Ontario man who’s married to the fifth Canadian case. Ontario health officials say he is in self-isolation at home.

There are now 48 countries with active cases.

In South Korea, numbers have surpassed 1700 and in Italy they have gone above 400.

In Iran, 3 government officials have the virus.

The virus continues to spread across the globe.

Police are asking for the publics’ help in finding Nirla Sharma.
(New West Police Department)

Missing New West woman

The major crime unit in New Westminster is searching for a missing South Asian woman in her 40s.

Nirla Sharma was a last seen Sunday night before going to bed. Family members say they heard a door chime around 4 a.m but Sharma did not show up to work, as expected, at 6:30 a.m.

Police are asking anyone with additional information to come forward.