A look at the stories and upcoming events in B.C. this week.
Transit bomb probe
Transit Police continue their investigation into an explosive device found on SkyTrain tracks in Surrey, B.C., Friday. Officials conducted sweeps of the entire transit system over the weekend, which resulted in one false alarm on Saturday.
Budget Rent a Car
A CBC News Go Public investigation reveals Budget Rent a Car is accused of grossly overcharging for minor damage to vehicles. The Better Business Bureau says it has 70 recent complaints about Budget outlets in B.C. Budget’s owner was not available for comment.
The B.C. coast continues to feel the rumble of earthquake aftershocks. A magnitude-5.2 quake was recorded 90 kilometres southeast of Sandspit, on Haida Gwaii, around 4:30 a.m. PT on Sunday.
CUPE service withdrawal
Striking CUPE support workers are planning an all-campus withdrawal of services on Nov. 7. The union says picket lines will go up at SFU's Burnaby Mountain, Surrey and downtown Vancouver campuses. The 1,000-member union has been escalating job action in an effort to get the university administration back to the bargaining table.
U.S. residents head to the polls to elect a president on Nov. 6. Whoever wins the election will be faced with a host of Canadian issues, from the economy to border security to trade.
Cyber-bullying town hall
Digital safety expert Parry Aftab is slated to attend a town hall meeting in Campbell River on Nov. 6.
On Nov. 11, a new Remembrance Day ceremony will honour Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan. The event from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Walk to Remember, located in the Derek Doubleday Arboretum in the 21200 block of 56 Avenue in Langley.
Sam Sullivan’s public salon
Former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan opens up his private salon to the public. Speakers include Steve Pratt from CBC Radio 3, Wayne Hartick from Men’s Health and chronic pain expert Dr. Roger Shick.
Financial literacy month
November is financial literacy month. Banks and government agencies are urging Canadians to be more responsible spenders and savers. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has launched a contest for 13 to 19 year olds, asking for videos on how they manage money to achieve a financial goal.
The National Circus School is holding auditions in Vancouver on Nov. 8. School staff will hold workshops to test for aspiring circus artists’ coordination, flexibility, strength, stage presence and musicality.