There is one property in a rural area of Chilliwack that has long proved to be a curiosity, a bit of a mystery, a “neighbourhood wonder” as one former neighbour put it.

5 to start your day

Police probe a sexual assault in Vancouver, BC Hydro reports mega-holiday displays causing uptick in power usage and more

Here’s what you need to know this morning in the Lower Mainland:

1. Teen yanked into bushes, sexually assaulted in East Vancouver

The 14-year-old girl told police she got off a bus on Kingsway and walked north along Miller Street at around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, when a stranger grabbed her and pulled into the bushes in Brewers Park just off Commercial Street. See more >

2. Inquest jury makes 5 recommendations into B.C. RCMP spokesman’s death

The jury, which looked into the death of former Sgt. Pierre Lemaitre, said mental health assessments along with mandatory physicals every three years was one recommendation. See more >

3. Otter, full on prized fish, escapes as security boosted at Vancouver garden

An otter that dined on prized fish at a classical Chinese garden in Vancouver seems to have dashed as the facility takes steps to ensure the unwelcome critter doesn’t come back. See more >

4. High security at Chinese VIP gambler’s rural Chilliwack compound

Mystery behind an 11-acre Chilliwack property has been revealed, as the apparently French-style mansion was built by a Chinese gambling VIP allegedly connected to the RCMP’s probe of money laundering. See more >

5. ‘Mega’ holiday home displays using up more power: report

Are you a holiday fanatic? You may be part of the reason BC Hydro has seen a 15 per cent increase in its electricity usage since 2012. See more >

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