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Party leaders squared off in first debate, a body was found in Hope and more.

1. Toxin killed the Vancouver aquarium’s beluga whales: investigators

Officials found through a five-month investigation that also determined the toxin was likely introduced by food, water or through human interference. See more >

2. VIDEO: Party leaders square off in first debate

B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver met at CITY-TV for the first of two broadcast debates. See more >

3. Body found on Hope forest service road

Mounties’ homicide team is investigating after a body was found on a forest service road near Hope, east of Chilliwack. See more >

4. VIDEO: Vancouver police report the annual 4/20 event as ‘mellow’

Despite legalization being just over a year away, thousands of people gathered at Sunset Beach for 4/20 celebrations on Thursday. See more >

5. Sentencing hearing begins for nurse’s role in fatal crash that killed a Pitt Meadows couple

Angelina Kristina Hecimovic was found guilty for her role in the deaths of 21-year-old Johnny De Oliveira and his 19-year-old girlfriend Rebecca (Beckie) Dyer during a re-trial in January. See more >