B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth speaks to media on April 23, 2019 in Abbotsford, following a news conference on gang prevention and intervention funding, including shy of $1 million over three years for Abbotsford’s In It Together program. (Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News)

5 to start your day

Death in Surrey being probed by homicide investigators, FOI offers top dog names in White Rock and more

Here are Black Press Media’s top stories for Wednesday, April 24.

1. Surrey RCMP investigating after ‘sudden death’ of man found with critical injuries

At approximately 3:16 p.m., police were notified by Emergency Health Services of an injured man who was reported to be laying on the ground in the 13300-block of 114th Avenue. See more >

2. Abbotsford youth gang prevention program gets provincial funding

Abbotsford Police Department Chief Cst. Mike Serr said the funding is in recognition of the need not only for enforcement on gang matters, but also for prevention and intervention strategies to help youths leave gangs or not join gangs in the first place. See more >

3. Should B.C. parents receive money if they make sure their kids are vaccinated?

A study suggests nearly 30 per cent of British Columbians agree with the idea of giving parents a tax break if their child has all age-recommended vaccinations. See more >

4. FOI reveals top dog names in White Rock, and it’s not Fido

The dog names are listed on a freedom-of-information request recently released by the City of White Rock. The FOI request fetched more than 800 names, with the most pawpular being Charlie, Coco, Bella, Lucy and Maggie. See more >

5. 3 strikes and you’re out: Chilliwack Mounties ticket drivers

Several drivers were given tickets after two very visual warnings in Yarrow last week, including two speed signs and volunteers very obviously recording their speeds. See more >

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Abbotsford group meets to kick off local Green New Deal talks

Organizer says climate movement started small locally, but hopes to expand moving forward

City of Abbotsford organizing renewed homelessness forum

Local forum in June to come after regional forum fell out due to snowy weather in February

Up-front price tag for new Abbotsford/Mission water source rises

Consultants suggest shifting $7 million in costs from project’s second stage

Abbotsford’s newest public art unveiled in historic downtown

Mural adorns back of Hemingway’s Books on Montrose Avenue

Abbotsford parents invited to anti-gang education session

Presenters to discern myth from reality, offer warning signs that youths are getting into gangs

REPLAY: The best videos from across B.C. this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week in the province

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen found in torched SUV

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Most Read