Investigators were on the scene in Abbotsford on Sunday afternoon after an elderly man died when he fell off the back of a truck that had participated in the Canada Day parade. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

5 to start your day

Mission man charged in animal cruelty case, three hikers missing and more

1. Forklift driver fired after racist comments about Canada Day tragedy

Dillon Mazzei’s post – which included laughing emoticons, slurs and a wish that more people had been injured – was widely shared and condemned Monday. See more >

2. North Van woman shot in Pitt Meadows

The Ridge Meadows RCMP is seeking information from the public in relation to a shooting on Canada Day in Pitt Meadows. See more >

3. BEHIND THE STORY: Black Press Media reporter dives into stem cell therapy

Langley Times’ Miranda Gathercole talks about her visit to a new clinic in Bellingham with B.C. ties. See more >

4. Crown approves animal cruelty charges against Mission’s ‘Reptile Guy’

The investigation began after a video emerged showing Hopcraft performing a veterinary procedure on a friend’s blood python without the use of sedation or pain medication. See more >

5. Three hikers missing after tumbling into B.C.’s Shannon Falls

Corp. Sascha Banks says in a statement that teams from several agencies have been searching for the trio but have not yet spotted the hikers in the pool system. See more >


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