A man cycles past Five Corners Greenspace as the summer sun glows behind a wall of wildfire smoke in downtown Chilliwack on Wednesday morning. The Air Quality Health Index climbed to eight that day. (JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS)

5 to start your day

Smoky skies continue in the Lower Mainland, IHIT investigating Surrey death and more

1. Wildfire smoke could provide some relief during heat wave

High pressure air is pushing smoke from the fires eastward, partially blocking out the sun in the eastern Fraser Valley. See more >

2. Armed police presence at Surrey City Hall ends in arrest

Surrey RCMP say a “distraught” man with an “edged” weapon was detained after a call to police came in around noon. See more >

3. New Westminster cop charged with sexual assault

Const. Sukhwinder “Vinnie” Dosajnh was arrested in Victoria Tuesday, in relation to an alleged 2005 incident. See more >

4. Police yet to identify body found in burned-out SUV in South Surrey

Surrey RCMP responded to reports of a vehicle fire Tuesday, where a body was found inside. See more >

5. More Canadians live alone than have children

The trend isn’t playing out in Surrey, however. See more >


@katslepian

katya.slepian@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Warming centre location in Chilliwack sought

Last year they opened a warming centre in a Chilliwack church but they need a new venue now

External audit called for following claims too much gravel removed from Chilliwack river

Flood protection is something Chilliwack takes very seriously, says mayor

Chilliwack ID thief rearrested two weeks into conditional sentence order

Gregory Cromarty charged with breach after claiming ‘rehabilitative moment’ at Nov. 28 sentencing

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds take two from Greater Vancouver Canadians

The B.C. Hockey Major Midget Hockey League team sits in third place overall after 20 games

More than 20,000 pounds of garbage removed from Chilliwack homeless camps

Two camps taken down last week with a third on First Nation land set to be dismantled this week

Me Too At Work: Sexual assault and harassment in the B.C. workplace

Introducing an in-depth look at who is affected and what can be done

Lower Mainland house prices expected to rise five per cent in 2018

Strict incoming mortgage rules will slow growth for first half of 2018

5 to start your day

Large drug bust in Abbotsford, a look at sexual harassment in the workplace and more

Four-month-old baby girl stabbed in Toronto

The baby, a man and a woman in serious condition

Google searches suggest 2017 a tough year

What were Canadians were curious about: Google searches suggest 2017 a tough year

Democrat wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

Democrat Doug Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset against Roy Moore

Police appeal for info after girl, 11, hit in New Westminster crosswalk

Child was left with non-life threatening injuries

Horgan says pot smokers may face same outdoor rules as cigarette smokers

B.C. is developing its rules on recreational marijuana

B.C. teacher suspended after explicit images projected to class

Jeffrey Rohin Muthanna had been viewing porn on a school laptop for two years

Most Read