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Man in Creep Catchers video to be sentenced, TWU goes to top court over law school and more

1. TWU goes to top court over law school, gay rights

Justices with the Supreme Court of Canada questioned two lawyers for the Langley-based university over its law school for several hours in the first day of two back-to-back hearings. See more >

2. Sportsnet’s Gregg Zaun not coming to Abbotsford after being fired

Zaun was scheduled to speak at a UFV fundraiser in February, but those plans have changed since Zaun’s termination for “inappropriate behaviour” was announced Thursday. See more >

3. Bright Nights kicks off its 20th year in Stanley Park

About $1.4 million has been raised for the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. See more >

4. Man first caught by Creep Catchers faces third sentence

Don Putt of Chilliwack convicted of sexually assaulting teen boy in Abbotsford in 1974. See more >

5. Maple Ridge MLA leading group on electoral reform

Maple Ridge MLA Bob D’Eith, along with Green party MLA Sonia Furstenau, will help choose which types of election systems will be voted on during next fall’s referendum. See more >

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