Photo: TransLink Transit police found credit and debit card skimmers on two Compass Card vending machines in Vancouver.
The skimmers, used to steal credit card information, were found at Canada Line train locations at Vancouver International Airport Station and at Vancouver City Centre on July 8.
Travellers are being asked to check their banking recordings, especially those who used machines to buy fares or top up their Compass Card on Sunday.
According to CTV News, investigators are analyzing the skimmers, but it is not yet known if any card data was obtained. Photo: Twitter An Indigenous group calling itself the Tiny House Warriors has moved into the North Thompson River Provincial Park near Clearwater in an effort to block the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Group spokeswoman Kanahus Manuel says they are reclaiming an ancestral village their people were forced from many years ago, while at the same time trying to prevent the expansion of the pipeline through their traditional territory.
Manuel says they have moved into the site and will be building tiny houses on the land in an action that has the approval of the hereditary chiefs of the Secwepemc First Nation.
She says Indigenous land defenders within the group will resist the construction of the pipeline through their territory.
A statement from the provincial Ministry of Environment says BC Parks is maintaining the closure of the area while efforts are made to respectfully resolve the situation and it is offering refunds to those who have booked campsites.
The ministry says it recognizes the right to engage in peaceful protest, however it also recognizes that people, who simply want a camping experience are being inconvenienced.
Manuel responded by saying her people have been inconvenienced by colonialism for over 150 years.
"We were moved off of our lands. There are internationally protected rights which (say) Indigenous people can use and exclusively occupy their lands to maintain our culture, our language and our ways."
She said no one from the provincial government has come to speak with them since the group cut off access to the main road into the camp.
Many of the locals support their action, she said, because they don’t want the pipeline expansion either.
Although some people have been shouting racist slogans from the vehicles, she added.
"We’ve had a few drive-by shoutings." Photo: Contributed The provincial government says it will fast track applications from operators who want to serve parts of B.C. that will be left without intercity bus service after Greyhound’s exit from Western Canada at the end of October.
The Passenger Transportation Board says Greyhound’s departure will leave many areas without service and cut off access to safe transportation to take people to work or school.The board says it wants to encourage other operators to fill the gap and it will move intercity bus applications to the front of the line, giving them priority status at each step of the process.It says in a news release that information about intercity bus application requirements is posted on the board’s website.The board also adds that private businesses that voluntarily withdraw services in the province must provide notice to the registrar of passenger transportation in the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and return plates and identifiers.Transportation Minister Claire Trevena has said she was taken by surprise over Greyhound’s announcement and nothing is off the table when it comes to restoring service, including subsidized bus routes. RCMP say the body of a man who went missing July 7 has been found in the Kitimat River. The 39-year-old Alberta man’s body was found Wednesday, about 11:20 a.m., by Kitimat RCMP, search and rescue crews and the Terrace swift water rescue team.The BC Coroners […]
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