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Tsunami warning activated in B.C. overnight, fuel truck hits train in Port Coquitlam and more

1. Tsunami warning activated along B.C.’s coast overnight

It was a terrifying wakeup call or some Lower Mainland residents, ater an earthquake in Alaska. See more >

2. Man lives despite malfunctioning defibrillator at Pitt Meadows Arena

A middle-aged man went into cardiac arrest, but when his teammates went to use the dibrillator it wouldn’t work. See more >

Fuel truck hits train in Port Coquitlam, causing massive fire

A semi-trailer truck carrying ethanol struck a train at the rail yard in Port Coquitlam on Monday, causing a massive explosion and fire. See more >

Brother of teen killed by stray bullet ‘left a void’

Alfred Wong, 15, was gunned down while on his way home from dinner with his family. See more >

Police fear fewer fentanyl imports don’t signal the end of the overdose crisis

Despite fewer fentanyl seizures from shipments being flown and mailed to B.C. last year, police warn that the amount of the deadly opioid being smuggled in might not be decreasing. See more >

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