WATCH: Morning CHEK with Andy Neal
No appeal of court ruling on Trans Mountain pipeline as Ottawa plans consultations with Indigenous communities, homeless campers move to Saanich mayoral candidate’s front yard and the Vancouver Canucks open their NHL season tonight. Those stories and more on Morning CHEK.
Ottawa says it won’t appeal Trans Mountain ruling: Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi has announced the federal government will not appeal the Federal Court decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The court found the government did not adequately consult with Indigenous communities about their concerns over the pipeline. The government is appointing former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci to oversee a new round of consultations with Indigenous communities.
Juggling act for provincial government on LNG project: The prospect of billions of dollars in liquefied natural gas revenues has the B.C. government preparing for a political and environmental juggling act. Premier John Horgan described LNG Canada’s decision to build a $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C. to a “moon landing”. But Green Leader Andrew Weaver, whose party is key to Horgan’s grasp of power, did not attend the signing ceremony and accused the NDP of a “grand hypocrisy.” Clean energy advocacy group Pembina Institute says B.C. has a long way to go to meet its climate targets now that Kitimat is getting a liquefied natural gas project.
Saanich mayoral candidate welcomes homeless campers to his front yard: A group of homeless campers have left Goldstream Provincial Park and moved to Saanich mayoral candidate David Shebib’s front yard. The roughly 20 campers rejected shelter beds offered by the province to leave Goldstream. Shebib says he’s doing this as a form of protest about homelessness, and the group plans to stay there until at least after the October 20 election. However, Shebib doesn’t own the property. Meanwhile, the campground remains closed and will be assessed.
Murder trial moved to Vancouver for Oak Bay man: The trial of 44-year-old Andrew Berry of Oak Bay, accused of killing his two daughters last Christmas, will be in Vancouver. Berry faces two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of four-year-old Aubrey and six-year-old Chloe Berry. He has elected to be tried by a jury and it begins April 8.
Trump mocks Ford at a Mississippi rally: At a campaign rally in Mississippi, U.S. President Donald Trump ignited the crowd by mocking the woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. Trump went through what he described as holes in Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake is describing Trump’s mocking of Christine Blasey Ford as – quote – “kind of appalling.” Ford’s lawyer called Trump’s attack vicious, vile and soulless.
Calgary digging out after record snowfall: People in Calgary are digging out from the snowiest October day in 104 years, a new record of up to 40 centimetres. Calgary police reported 251 collisions and dozens of flights were cancelled or delayed at Calgary International Airport. At one point 80 transit buses were stuck or stalled on slippery streets.
Famous car chase returns to theatres: One of the most famous car chases in movie history is coming back. Steve McQueen and “Bullitt” are racing onto the big screen this weekend for the film’s 50th anniversary, complete with the legendary car chase through San Francisco that helped it win an Oscar for film editing.
‘Beatles’ chief recording engineer dies of a suspected heart attack: The man considered the behind-the-scenes brain that helped shaped the sound of the Beatles has died. The band’s chief recording engineer Geoff Emerick died of a suspected heart attack. Emerick began as an assistant engineer at Abbey Road studios at 15 and was working side-by-side with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr within months. Emerick was 72.
Vancouver Canucks host Flames in season opener: A news season begins Wednesday night for the Vancouver Canucks, who open at home against Pacific division rival Calgary Flames. It is one of four games to open the NHL’s regular season.
Rockies move on in Wild Card win over the Cubs: Quite a start to the Major League Baseball playoffs. Tony Wolters hit a tie-breaking single in the 13th inning and the Colorado Rockies defeated the Cubs in Chicago 2-1 in the National League Wild Card game and will face Milwaukee in the divisional series. The Yankees and Oakland A’s square off in the AL Wild Card game tonight in New York.