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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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