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Sex education, property taxes, a rat invasion and more more you need to know

1. Langley parents tell school board that being gay is a choice.

The upset has stemmed from a letter set out by the school district about education on sexual orientation and gender identity. See more >

2. City of Surrey ‘inundated’ with calls as property-tax notices deliver sting

One city staff member said she hasn’t seen an increase in assessed values like this in some time, and residents are not happy. See more >

3. ‘Hordes of rats’ rampaging in Aldergrove

When forested land was cleared to make way for a new housing development, residents saw an influx of new, unwelcome neighbours: rats. See more >

4. Water levels to peak in Fraser River over the weekend

Officials say the river has not been this high for a few years, so the debris that washed up onshore has been picked up and is sweeping down toward the ocean. See more >

5. VIDEO: Sedin twins receive honorary degrees from KPU

Henrik and Daniel Sedin were honoured for “the citizenship, sportsmanship, civility, respect, and care they demonstrate both on and off the ice.” See more >

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