News for Youse: Port Mann Bridge tolls, Kyoto Protocol extended, and PSY apologizes

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      Tolls on Port Mann Bridge A $1.50 toll has gone into effect this weekend on the new Port Mann Bridge, but those who registered with TReO before the end of November obtained 20 free trips.

      Burnaby stabbing A man is expected to recover after being found stabbed at the corner of Douglas Road and Canada Way; one man is in custody.

      Vancouver attacks lead to arrest A man in his underwear was captured by Vancouver police after three women were attacked—one in the 200 block of Columbia Street and two near Rogers Arena—on December 7. Two, including one woman who hasn't been identified, have serious injuries.

      Countries renew Kyoto Protocol At the Doha Climate Change Conference, most countries—with the exception of Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and Russia—extended the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse-gas emissions until 2020. The U.S. never ratified the agreement.

      Hospital reacts against radio station The chairman of London's King Edward VII Hospital, Lord Glenarthur, has written a blistering letter to an Australian radio station. This came after the death of a nurse who was tricked into believing she was called by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

      PSY condemned U.S. imperialism The Korean pop sensation PSY is still under fire for once singing "Kill those Fucking Yankees", even after apologizing.

      Donald Fehr will speak The head of the NHL Players' Association, Donald Fehr, will give a speech at the Canadian Auto Workers union conference today, where he's expected to discuss the broken-down hockey negotiations.


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      Dec 8, 2012 at 12:15pm

      Based on the photo at the top of this story, I think I'll skip the Port Mann, toll or no toll. There seems to be a large bit missing, and no obvious "jump ramp". Did Christy run outta dough?? :)

      By the way, why is it still called the "Port Mann"? Why was it EVER called Port Mann? Who was Mann, and where was his Port?


      Dec 8, 2012 at 1:32pm

      As far as PSY goes...

      Glenn Greenwald has a nice retort for the Outraged over at the Guardian.

      ...and Thank You Mr Greenwald for the reminder of Rapper MC McCain, a Presidential Candidate and his "Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran"

      Only White Men get to comment about Mass Murder coz we all know they are trying to save us...and if we didn't appreciate it the first few times...they'll be sure to save us again.


      Dec 9, 2012 at 12:03am

      @David H

      Port Mann is an historic neigborhood in Surrey. Of course, it's not on a par with historic Vancouver neighborhoods like Marpole or Kerrisdale, but Surrey has a page on it:

      Rod Smelser


      Dec 9, 2012 at 2:44pm

      Of course Psy is apologizing. He now realizes he might be able to make some American money. Just another non talent selling out.