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"Significant Progress" in Julie Paskall murder investigation in Surrey

cknw.com — Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts says police have made "significant progress" in the investigation into the murder of Julie Paskall outside the Newton Arena in late December. She says, "The investigators have had significant progress, they just haven't relayed that to the media.
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Green Councilor wants whale ban on civic ballot in Vancouver

cknw.com — Vancouver city Councillor Adriane Carr wants to hold a city-wide vote on keeping whales in captivity. Carr wants to put a plebiscite, or a non-binding vote, on the ballot in this fall's election to ask whether the public wants to phase out existing cetacean exhibits at the aquarium.

Abbotsford fire | (CKNW AM) AM980

cknw.com — For the second time in as many months, Abbotsford firefighters have had to knock down a fire in an abandoned garage and house on Hillcrest Avenue. Assistant Fire Chief Ron Hull says they had to work quickly early this morning. He says, "On arrival, they had a garage that was fully involved with the fire extending into the house."

NDP leader sets up trust fund for injured little girl

cknw.com — NDP leader Adrian Dix has launched a trust fund to help a young girl in his riding left in hospital with "life altering injuries" after losing her grandmother to bloody domestic violence incident yesterday. "This is a terrible event that happened in our neighbourhood, in Renfrew Collingwood .
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City hall wades into fight with community centres

cknw.com — Vancouver City Council is wading into the ongoing battle with the city's community centre associations. Vision Councilor Geoff Meggs says even the now-discredited Portland Hotel Society Board agreed to an audit, so how can the NPA-run Hillcrest Community Centre Association Board can say "No" to the Park Board's request to open their books.

Local runner one of many remembering the Boston Marathon bombings

cknw.com — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony this morning, at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honouring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.

More criticism of decision not to lay charges in fatal Prince George sawmill blast

cknw.com — A leader of the United Steelworkers says he's stunned at the lack of charges to be laid in a second deadly sawmill explosion in B-C. Steve Hunt says he's not surprised that WorkSafeBC's investigation into the sawmill explosion in Prince George didn't net any charges.
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