B.C. celebrates first Family Day Premier Christy Clark has created a new statutory holiday today just three months before the next provincial election. Meanwhile, the new director of provincial affairs with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Mike Klassen, has told CKNW Radio that government gets the glory for the new holiday, but small business is footing the bill.
Legislature resumes tomorrow MLAs will be back in Victoria tomorrow to hear the speech from the throne from new Lieut.-Gov. Judith Guichon.
Community centre associations will meet This afternoon, members of community centre associations will gather at Hillcrest Community Centre to discuss the park board's recent vote to reallocate revenues between different centres.
Pope Benedict XVI announces resignation For the first time in nearly 600 years, the head of the Roman Catholic Church has announced he'll resign. Pope Benedict XVI, born as Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, will leave office on February 28, nearly eight years after becoming pontiff.
Speculation rises about a Canadian pope Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Quebec is among those being considered as a potential replacement for Pope Benedict XVI. Ouellet is president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.
Mumford & Sons, FUN., Gotye, Ravi Shankar among Grammy winners Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year for Babel, FUN. was named Best New Artist, Gotye took home Record of the Year for "Somebody That I Used to Know", and recently deceased sitar legend Ravi Shankar won the Grammy for Best World Music Album and the Lifetime Achievement Award. For more on the Grammy Awards, go here, and a complete list of winners is available here.
Jason Garrison has most powerful shot New Canucks blueliner Jason Garrison fired a puck at 101.8 miles per hour, winning the team's annual superskills competition in this category at Rogers Arena yesterday. Dale Weise was the fastest skater and Max Lapierre won for shooting accuracy.
Divorce threatens charity's future A charity backed by actor Jackie Chan called Save China's Tigers is in jeopardy after the founder, Quan Li, divorced U.S. banker Stuart Bray. Quan, a former Gucci fashion executive, said this resulted in her ouster from the organization.