News for Youse: Golden Ears Bridge subsidies, Dix files RCMP complaint, deficit rises, and Canucks win

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      Huge TransLink bridge subsidy  TransLink officials have revealed that the tolled Golden Ears Bridge, which was built through a public-private partnership, requires subsidies of up to $45 million per year. It connects Pitt Meadows and Langley.

      New IPCC report on climate change  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a report saying scientists have observed that warming of the climate since the 1950s is "unprecedented over decades to millennia".  Evidence of human influence has grown, according to an IPCC news release.

      Special prosecutor appointed  Vancouver lawyer David Butcher is working as Crown counsel. This comes as Mounties investigate NDP Leader Adrian Dix's complaint in connection with the B.C. Liberals' multicultural-outreach strategy. The RCMP is also looking into possible violations of the Election Act.

      Court allows sniffer dogs  The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in two cases that police legally deployed drug-sniffing dogs. One involved Mandeep Chehil, who flew from Vancouver to Halifax with three kilos of cocaine in his luggage after paying cash for his ticket.

      Youth suicide report released  Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe has described child and youth suicide as a "complex phenomenon". This came after her office released a panel's report on the issue.

      Lee Lakeman honoured  Longtime Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter staff member Lee Lakeman has won SFU's Thakore Visiting Scholar Award, which was inspired by the work of Mahatma Gandhi.

      PETA billboards timed for Thanksgiving  The animal-welfare group PETA has put a dog's face on a turkey's body as part of a billboard campaign in Vancouver to urge people to stop eating meat on Thanksgiving.

      Federal deficit rises  The Conservative government's deficit in July was $1.98 billion, which is much higher than the $1.35 billion posted in the same month last year. The increase has been blamed on sharply lower corporate-tax revenue, which fell 73.7 percent.

      Dean Del Mastro charged  Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro has left the Conservative caucus after being charged with four counts of violating the Canada Election Act. Del Mastro is the former parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

      Were attackers mall tenants?  Investigators are looking into whether al-Shabaab members or their associates rented space in a Nairobi mall in advance of carrying out a bloody attack that killed 67 shoppers and possibly dozens more.

      Hornets kill 19  Large hornets in Shaanxi province in China have stung 19 people to death, according to a CNN report, and injured many more.

      Canucks destroy Rangers  The Vancouver Canucks spoiled Rangers coach Alain Vigneault's preseason return to Rogers Arena with a 5-0 shellacking.

      Jordan denies paternity  Retired basketball star Michael Jordan has claimed that a woman who filed a paternity suit against him is a liar, according to a TMZ report.