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16Sep

Here’s what SkyTrain users told TransLink they want for the new cars

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Alyse Kotyk, CTV News Vancouver


Published Monday, September 16, 2019 11:18AM PDT


Last Updated Monday, September 16, 2019 11:19AM PDT

Transit users want to see more open and flexible spaces in SkyTrain cars, a survey conducted by TransLink says.

Earlier this year, about 13,500 transit users weighed in on changes they’d like to see inside SkyTrain cars as the transportation authority prepares to get more than 200 new cars. 

Results from the survey, released Friday, found that front-facing seats were the most popular, with 53 per cent of respondents preferring them. But perimeter seats were firmly in second place, with one-third saying they’d like some side seating in the new cars. 

Transit users were also very interested in seeing more leaning rails next to windows, particularly for those who have difficulty sitting. Across both its public survey and the TransLink Listens survey, 90 per cent of transit users were in favour of leaning rails. 

Opening up areas entirely for flex space was also a popular option, with about 60 per cent of respondents saying they’d like to see flex space on trains doubled. Right now, the newest train cars have two flex space areas – one at each end of the train. In those flex spaces, two-thirds supported bike racks being included. 

SkyTrain users also wanted improved signage showing the upcoming stop, destination and exit side. 

They also called for policies on washrooms to be reviewed. Currently, only washrooms at SeaBus terminals or on the West Coast Express are open to the public. There are also staff washrooms at stations, which are only accessible to the public with the permission of a TransLink staff member. 

However last December, TransLink’s board of directors approved a recommendation to create a policy that would see public washroom facilities on the transit system. 

According to a January staff report from the City of Richmond, TransLink staff have developed a washroom demand index for all stations and bus exchanges. Based on Compass card data, a draft “score” has been given to each station that considers the number of visits each site has per day. 

Data on those scores has not yet been released and there is no timeline on washrooms being made available at stations. 

The request for proposals for design and delivery of new cars will close at the end of this year. The new train cars will be used to replace the oldest “Mark 1” cars and will be in service sometime between 2024 and 2027.  

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1Feb

Manhunt continues for transit cop shooter. Here’s what we know about Daon Glasgow

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The manhunt for Daon Gordon Glasgow is now into its third day as dozens of police continue to search for the suspect wanted in the shooting of Transit Police Const. Josh Harms two days ago at the Scott Road SkyTrain Station in Surrey.

Here’s what we know about Glasgow:

  • 35 years old, born July 19, 1983
  • Dark skinned, five feet five inches tall, 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
  • Last seen sporting black stubble and a moustache and wearing a blue hoodie and white Nike shoes.
  • Has used two aliases in the past — Darrell James Davis and Cornell Gibson — and police say he is known to alter his appearance quickly.

Daon Gordon Glasgow, 35, has been named as the suspect in the non-fatal shooting of a transit police officer at the Scott Road SkyTrain Station in Surrey. (Surrey RCMP)

Manslaughter conviction:

Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers posted a mugshot of Glasgow last month when he was wanted for a parole violation. (Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers/Facebook)

  • Sentenced to 10 years in prison minus time in custody after pleading guilty to the 2010 manslaughter death of Terry Scott at the McDonald’s near 110th Avenue and Scott Road, just blocks away from the where Harms was shot.
  • Glasgow shot Scott in the chest during a drug deal conducted in the McDonald’s men’s washroom during the dinnertime rush. Text messages revealed Scott had agreed to sell Glasgow five ounces of hashish for $1,000.
  • Glasgow ran from the restaurant after the shooting and evaded capture for almost a month. He was identified as a suspect using security footage and Scott’s cell phone. 
  • Glasgow served his sentence at Kent Penitentiary in Agassiz. 
  • If he was granted statutory release after serving two-thirds of his sentence, he would have been let out of prison in late 2016.
  • Glasgow was still on parole for the 2010 manslaughter when he allegedly shot Harms.

Parole, drugs, weapons and theft:

  • Glasgow has been convicted of numerous trafficking charges over the the years, including in 2006 and 2008. He was out on parole when he killed Terry Scott in 2010.
  • April 2006 he was also convicted for possession of a restricted weapon, obstructing a peace officer and failing to comply with recognizance. 
  • Charged with theft over $5,000 in Mississauga, Ont., in Sept. of 2005.

Inmate web profile:

Glasgow’s profile on the website Canadian Inmates Connect Inc. reads like a rap song. (inmatesconnect.com)

  • Glasgow’s profile on the Canadian Inmates Connect Inc. website reads like a rap song: “I ain’t no bi*ch, I’d never be a snitch. I got a plan to find a Shorty and the ambition to be rich. Confident, not cocky, neat ‘n’ [tidy], never sloppy. With a real woman in my corner, nothing could ever stop me.”




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1Feb

Manhunt continues for alleged transit cop shooter. Here’s what we know about Daon Glasgow

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The manhunt for Daon Gordon Glasgow is now into its third day as dozens of police continue to search for the suspect wanted in the shooting of Transit Police Const. Josh Harms two days ago at the Scott Road SkyTrain Station in Surrey.

Here’s what we know about Glasgow:

  • 35 years old, born July 19, 1983
  • Dark skinned, five feet five inches tall, 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
  • Last seen sporting black stubble and a moustache and wearing a blue hoodie and white Nike shoes.
  • Has used two aliases in the past — Darrell James Davis and Cornell Gibson — and police say he is known to alter his appearance quickly.

The Surrey RCMP have released this composite of Glasgow’s many looks. (Surrey RCMP)

Manslaughter conviction:

  • Sentenced to 10 years in prison minus time in custody after pleading guilty to the 2010 manslaughter death of Terry Scott at the McDonald’s near 110th Avenue and Scott Road, just blocks away from the where Harms was shot.
  • Glasgow shot Scott in the chest during a drug deal conducted in the McDonald’s men’s washroom during the dinnertime rush. Text messages revealed Scott had agreed to sell Glasgow five ounces of hashish for $1,000.

Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers posted a mugshot of Glasgow last month when he was wanted for a parole violation. (Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers/Facebook)

  • Glasgow ran from the restaurant and evaded capture for almost a month. He was identified as a suspect using security footage and Scott’s cell phone. 

Prison and parole:

  • Glasgow served his sentence at Kent Penitentiary in Agassiz. 
  • Parole documents outline how he was found in possession of drugs worth over $3,000 while in prison. He was placed in segregation and had his security level raised to maximum. He was also found with a homemade shank and refused urinalysis.
  • Glasgow was granted a first statutory release in December 2016. The release was revoked one month later after he tested positive for THC, admitted to being with a “negative associate” and driving without a licence.
  • He was granted a second statutory release Oct. 24, 2018 with strict conditions. Parole Board of Canada documents note Glasgow’s poor history of failing to abide by court-ordered conditions, violent re-offending and going unlawfully at large. The Parole Board said he had “ingrained criminal values,” and was a “moderate to high risk for violent reoffending.”
  • Glasgow was living in a halfway house when he allegedly shot transit officer Harms January 30, 2019.

Parole, drugs, weapons and theft:

  • Previous to the manslaughter conviction, Glasgow had been convicted of numerous trafficking charges, including in 2006 and 2008. He was out on parole when he killed Terry Scott in 2010.
  • April 2006 he was also convicted for possession of a restricted weapon, obstructing a peace officer and failing to comply with recognizance. 
  • Charged with theft over $5,000 in Mississauga, Ont., in Sept. of 2005.

Inmate website profile:

Glasgow’s profile on the website Canadian Inmates Connect Inc. reads like a rap song. (inmatesconnect.com)

  • Glasgow’s profile on the Canadian Inmates Connect Inc. website reads like a rap song: “I ain’t no bi*ch, I’d never be a snitch. I got a plan to find a Shorty and the ambition to be rich. Confident, not cocky, neat ‘n’ [tidy], never sloppy. With a real woman in my corner, nothing could ever stop me.”

Family and boxing background:

  • CBC Halifax reported on the 2009 shooting of Devlin Glasgow, Daon’s younger brother. Devlin was shot in the face while at a barbershop and survived.
  • In 1998, CBC Halifax produced a television feature on Daon and Devlin, who were members of the the Citadel Boxing Club. According to the story, 15-year-old Daon Glasgow was a junior Canadian boxing champion at the time. 
In 1998, CBC Halifax profiled teen boxers Daon and Devlin Glasgow. 0:29




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20Oct

Canada Post workers may strike next week — Here’s how you can still access B.C. government services

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Postal workers at Canada Post will begin rotating strikes on Monday, which may cause complications for people who receive cheques and other critical documents from the provincial government in the mail.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers gave strike notice to Canada Post on Wednesday, saying workers will start rotating strikes on Monday if agreements aren’t reached with various bargaining units. Jon Hamilton, a spokesperson for Canada Post, told CBC News that no agreements had been reached as of Friday evening, but negotiations between the union and the company would continue through the weekend.

In the event of a strike, the postal service will remain open but customers should expect delays.

The B.C. Ministry of Citizens’ Services said in a statement that British Columbians who have questions about how they will be impacted by the labour disruption should directly contact the ministry or agency responsible.

People who may be impacted include those who receive B.C. government-issued assistance cheques, those who need to make payments to the government, people receiving government-issued identification documents, licenses and certificates, and those applying for or receiving student loans in B.C.

Those who receive government funds through direct deposit will not be affected and will continue to receive payments.

Here is a list of contact information you may need to ride out the strike:

For income assistance and disability payments

For B.C. student loans

To make payments to the province, including ambulance and court fees

To make Medical Services Plan (MSP) payments

For provincial services, including B.C. government-issued identification, licences and certificates

For taxes and tax credits

For driver’s licensing, ICBC insurance claims or payments

For renters and landlords

For victim impact statement forms

For birth, marriage and death certificates

  • Vital Statistics Agency
  • 1-800-663-7867

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