News for Youse: Susan Nielsen wins GG, Mountie killed, and Barrett feared being murdered

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      Women scoop up Governor General Literary Awards Ten of the 14 winners of Gov. Gen. David Johnston's prestigious prizes are women, including Vancouver's Susan Nielsen in the Children's Literature category for The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen and Toronto's Linda Spalding in the English-language Fiction category for The Purchase. The full list is available here.

      Mountie killed An unnamed Surrey RCMP officer is dead after his vehicle collided with a truck early this morning at the intersection of 64 Avenue and 148 Street.

      Barrett worried about being murdered The Art of the Impossible, a new book about the Dave Barrett government by Geoff Meggs and Rod Mickleburgh, reveals that the first NDP premier feared assassination because of his left-wing policies.

      Premier will discuss bullying Premier Christy Clark is expected to speak at an "erase-bullying summit" taking place today at SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver.

      Earthquake near Haida Gwaii The U.S. Geological Survey has reported a 5.1-magnitude earthquake at 8:55 last night 200 kilometres southwest of Prince Rupert at a depth of 9.8 kilometres.

      Commander caught up in Petraeus scandal Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. military official in Afghanistan, has come under scrutiny for "allegedly sending inappropriate messages to Jill Kelley", according to a CNN report. She complained about hostile emails from former CIA director David Petraeus's biographer and former mistress, Paula Broadwell.

      Former bishop arrested in sex scandal The Guardian has reported that retired Church of England bishop Peter Ball—described as a "loyal friend" of Prince Charles—has been arrested in connection with eight possible sexual crimes against boys and young men.

      Another apology to Native Americans Not long after the band No Doubt said it was sorry for insulting Native Americans with lead singer Gwen Stefani's sexy attire, Victoria's Secret has done the same after lingerie model Karlie Kloss wore an aboriginal headdress and not much else on a fashion runway.


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      Nicola Weaver

      Nov 13, 2012 at 9:59am

      This CIA scandal is bigger, but slipping under the radar, as a partial result of the Petraeus story:

      What exactly did the CIA say to the Australians, who then corruptly sold a life they knew to be innocent?

      Did Gen Petraeus know about it?