What to expect Friday from the B.C. teachers’ strike: Rallies, and hope at the bargaining table?

As parents and students prepare for rallies at at least two Vancouver schools Friday, news reports tell us there was a meeting Thursday between B.C. government negotiator Peter Cameron, BCTF president Jim Iker and mediator Vince Ready, and another planned at an undisclosed location Friday.

8:15 a.m., Vancouver

Noon, Burnaby

On Thursday, a catering owner posted to Facebook about a difficult job he’d taken on the day before: difficult because he was confronted at a Maple Ridge civic anniversary event that included an appearance by B.C. Premier Christy Clark.