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

Giants back in Langley hoping to continue winning streak

The G-Men defeated Royals in Victoria Saturday, the second triumph of the week over the same team.

Vancouver concert promoter bans Nazi symbols at shows

A man was witnessed making a Nazi salute during a heavy metal show at Pub 340

Langley’s assistant lacrosse captain tallies up five goals in Calgary loss

Stealth fell to Roughnecks, but hoping for comeback on Dec. 29 in New England.

VIDEO: balloons and games and music at Basic for Babies in Langley

Event helps Food Bank stock supplies for infants

LETTER: Not too late to protect the character of Brookswood

With election year coming, a letter writer suggests council be held accountable for re-development.

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

As anticipated, the movie fell shy of the opening weekend for J.J. Abrams’ 2015 franchise reboot

2 couples tie the knot in Australia’s 1st same-sex weddings

West Australian couple Anne Sedgwick, Lyn Hawkins have been together for 40 years

EDITORIAL: Putting #MeToo to work in your workplace

Workers from top to bottom need to stand together against the bully of sexual harassment

Update: RCMP arrest domestic assault suspect west of Kamloops.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team made the arrest at around 4:30 p.m.

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Family Christmas fun at Aldergrove’s Loft Country farm

The Loft Country children’s horse camp in Aldergrove is celebrating Christmas in a new way this year

Most Read