News for Youse: RCMP shooting death, Canucks blank Avalanche, and Beyonce discusses miscarriage

Police shooting death  The Independent Investigations Office is looking into the case of a man who was shot by Burnaby RCMP at Hastings Street and MacDonald Avenue in Burnaby. This followed a 911 call early this morning about a man with a knife in the 4100 block of Albert Street.

B.C. Place picket line comes down  B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members have stopped picketing at B.C. Place. Negotiations with the employer, Pavco, will resume this morning.

LifeLabs job action ends  The BCGEU has reached a tentative deal with LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services, which has resumed normal hours of operations.

Métis claim discrimination  The president of the B.C. Métis Federation, Keith Henry, says the federal and provincial governments refuse to speak to his organization. More details are available here.

Beach Towers ignites passions  West End residents have raised objections to a proposal for an in-fill development at Beach Towers, which is a group of four rental buildings near English Bay.

Council approves food strategy  Vancouver city council has voted in favour of staff recommendations on a municipal food strategy. Details are available here.

Toronto condo-construction allegations  According to a CBC News report, the Competition Bureau has claimed in a search warrant that large companies have allegedly fixed prices for pouring concrete basement foundations in condos, driving up the price of housing.

Syria complains about Israel to UN  The government of Syria has filed a complaint to the UN about Israel bombing a military research centre near Damascus.

China sentences Tibetans  Eight Tibetans have been convicted in a Chinese court of inciting others to set themselves on fire. Their sentences range from three years to death.

Canucks blank the Avalanche  Goalie Roberto Luongo posted his first shutout of the season as Vancouver defeated Colorado 3-0 at Rogers Arena.

Beyoncé discusses miscarriage  Singer Beyoncé has spoken in an upcoming HBO documentary about having a miscarriage during her first pregnancy, calling it the "saddest thing I've ever been through".

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