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A man hit by a train in Maple Ridge, threats against Chilliwack’s mayor and more you need to know

1. Pedestrian hit by train in Maple Ridge

Emergency crews responded to a call of a pedestrian hit by a train this evening at about 6:30 p.m., near Port Haney Station in Maple Ridge. See more >

2. Tim Shields’ defence suggests ‘bathroom incident’ was consensual

David Butcher suggested to the complainant that she had been an “enthusiastic” and “voluntary” participant in what she had called an non-consensual sexual assault in an RCMP E Division bathroom in fall 2009. See more >

3. Teen hit by car in Cloverdale Fairgrounds

The 14-year-old pedestrian will reportedly “walk away with a few scratches.” See more >

4. Alleged threats to Chilliwack mayor leads to criminal charges

Woman in custody after, psych report ordered after alleged breaches of protection order last week. See more >

5. Sears Canada closing 59 of its stores across Canada

In B.C. the retailer will be closing its doors in Grand Forks, Kamloops, Sechelt, Creston and Abbotsford. See more >


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