News for Youse: Pickets at B.C. Place, MPs return to Ottawa, and Canucks bitten by Sharks

Picket line coming to B.C. Place  The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union has announced that job action will begin at 9:15 this morning at B.C. Place after it failed to reach a contract with PAVCO, which manages the building.

New rental housing being created  Mayor Gregor Robertson has announced that 1,021 rental units were approved in Vancouver in 2012, up from an average of 328 in 2010 and 2011, and zero in 2008 and 2009.

Poll reveals desire for change for Natives  A Nanos poll for CBC News has revealed that 56.4 percent of Canadians feel there's an urgent or somewhat urgent need for the federal government to change its policies for dealing with First Nations. More details are available here.

Delta Police say package not explosive  B.C. Ferries cancelled two sailings on Sunday after a suspicious package was found. Delta Police later reported that it did not contain explosives.

Kathleen Wynne prepares to govern  Ontario's new premier-designate, Kathleen Wynne, is already fending off attack ads from her Conservative opponents less than 48 hours after winning the Liberal leadership race.

MPs return to Ottawa  Parliament sits today for the first time since December 12.

Shanghai zone could harm Hong Kong  The South China Morning Post has reported that Shanghai plans to build a free-trade zone, which will create a new competitive challenge for Hong Kong.

Timbuktu airport seized  French-led troops have taken control of the airport in Timbuktu in their battle with Islamist insurgents in the war-torn country of Mali.

Sharks defeat Canucks  The San Jose Sharks jumped out to a 2-0 lead after 3:26 of the first period at home on their way to a 4-1 victory over the Canucks.

Daniel Day-Lewis wins for Lincoln  As expected, Lincoln star Daniel Day-Lewis won the Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role; Jennifer Lawrence was honoured for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for Silver Linings Playbook. A full list of the winners is available here.

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