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A picket line is going up at Thompson Rivers University. Some of the more than 650 CUPE support workers are walking off the job to take part in strike action. CUPE Local 4879 has been in negotiations with the university and the President of the local, Lois Rugg, says her members are frustrated by the lack of progress. Rugg says classes should not be affected. The picket line will be followed by a rally at noon on campus.

Over the lunch hour government workers, members of the Professional Employees Association, will be holding a protest march beginning at Columbia street and fifth avenue. They're negotiating a new contract but they say they are also fighting to keep the public safe.

The NHL has made a new offer to its locked out players in hopes of getting the season started by November 2. Commissioner Gary Bettman says it's a fifty fifty offer. That means the owners and the players would evenly split the money the league makes.
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