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IIOBC deployed to Abbotsford arrest, Surrey school lesson on being gay draws fire and more

1. Police watchdog investigating after arrest in Abbotsford

Police say a ‘prolific offender’ jumped or fell off a parkade while fleeing from police Thursday. See more >

2. Cloverdale pastor responds to charges of sexual assault against son

Randy Emerson’s son Samuel Emerson is facing 25 charges, including 13 counts of sexual assault. See more >

3. WATCH: Tips to avoid grease fires this holiday season

“The potential for fires is much much higher,” over Thanksgiving, and Vancouver firefighters want you to be prepared for a safe holiday in the kitchen. See more >

4. Diesel engines large driver of Fraser Valley air pollution, says report

Fraser Valley Regional District is looking at ways of cutting down engine emissions. See more >

5. Surrey school lesson telling kids to pretend to be gay draws fire

Surrey school district spokesman Doug Strachan, left, said a class lesson simply helped students understand the attribute of open-mindedness but Kari Simpson, president of an organization called Culture Guard, maintains such public school lessons are reflecting a social-engineering agenda. See more >

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