Coastal fire region fire ban starts Thursday at noon. (Public Domain photos)

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Vancouver grapples with Airbnb rentals, Abbotsford homicide victim identified and more

1. Fire ban kicks in today across Lower Mainland

Time to bring out the propane. The ban comes after weeks of increasing temperatures and little-to-no rain in the region. See more >

2. Victim of Abbotsford homicide identified, investigation continues

“It remains early in the investigation, and police are working tirelessly to determine the motive for this tragic death.” See more >

3. Condemned Surrey coyote vanishes

A Surrey coyote set to be shot has not been seen since two toddler-stalking incidents reported. See more >

4. Vancouver wants to license Airbnb hosts

Could this be the solution to Vancouver’s low vacancy rate of rental units? New rules would allow most Airbnb-style rentals – with a licence. See more >

5. VIDEO: Watch out for bunny nests before mowing

A Langley woman was surprised to find a nest of bunnies underneath a patch of grass on her lawn. Now, she’s warning others to check before doing yardwork. See more >