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Thousands without power in the Fraser Valley, one tent destroyed in Maple Ridge fire and more

One man dead after targeted shooting in Abbotsford: police

Police continue to gather evidence following the killing on Thursday afternoon, after the man’s body was found in a field. See more >

Thousands without power due to winter storm in Fraser Valley

Close to 9,000 customers in the Fraser Valley are waking up to no power this morning, following a winter storm that Environment Canada is warning will continue today. See more >

Emergency crews battle tent city blaze in Maple Ridge

A fire Thursday morning burned one tent and damaged another, officials said. See more >

End is near for B.C. medical premiums

A break of $900 a year for average working couples is set to take effect Jan. 1, meanwhile other taxes are going up. See more >

Founder of Langley ‘Hope After Stroke’ group pleads for help after funding loss

Donation shortage from this past summer’s Cruise-In will likely force stroke recovery group to cut some services. See more >

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Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

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Oscar Arfmann’s trial pushed back from January to May 2019

Privacy watchdog says legal cannabis buyers should use cash, not credit

Some countries could bar entry to individuals if they know they have purchased cannabis

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‘A start:’ Alberta critical of Ottawa’s $1.6B package for ailing energy sector

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