Martin Van Den Hemel

Millions of dressers

IKEA recalls chests, dressers over tip-over hazard

Six children in the U.S. have died since 1989; customers can get refund or wall anchor kit

Millions of dressers
B.C. wildfire officials on alert as ‘volatile’ conditions expected by long weekend

B.C. wildfire officials on alert as ‘volatile’ conditions expected by long weekend

North, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to rapidly dry out over next few weeks, officials say

B.C. wildfire officials on alert as ‘volatile’ conditions expected by long weekend
Blind advocacy group’s bid for safe drug labelling in B.C. gets boost

Blind advocacy group’s bid for safe drug labelling in B.C. gets boost

Human rights complaint seeks better prescription medication labelling

Blind advocacy group’s bid for safe drug labelling in B.C. gets boost
Royal LePage realtor Adil Dinani.

Hottest real estate neighbourhoods in the Lower Mainland have affordability, amenities in common

People more willing to relocate to Fraser Valley, according to May numbers from Royal LePage

Royal LePage realtor Adil Dinani.
A $120 million

$120M Playland redevelopment could double annual revenues

Attendance could jump 50 per cent, but admission could rise 40 per cent

A $120 million
Jorda Maisey

Mission, Cloverdale among 10 hottest real estate markets in Fraser Valley

No real estate slowdown for Fraser Valley after strong May and record-breaking April

Jorda Maisey
Hardeep Singh Nijjar said he's been the target of a smear campaign by the Indian government because of his advocacy work for Sikh rights.

Surrey man accused of running terror camp asks Prime Minister to help clear his name

Hardeep Nijjar claims Indian government targeting him for advocacy on Sikh rights

Hardeep Singh Nijjar said he's been the target of a smear campaign by the Indian government because of his advocacy work for Sikh rights.
These colourful detergent pods are sending more kids to the emergency

Laundry detergent pods sending more children to hospital

B.C. Drug and Poison Information Centre recorded 152 emergency room visits in 2015, up from 59 in 2012

These colourful detergent pods are sending more kids to the emergency
New distracted driving scopes allow police to spot offenders 1.2 kilometres away.

B.C.’s distracted driving penalty jumps to $543 June 1

$888 for a second offence and possible review by Superintendent of Motor Vehicles

New distracted driving scopes allow police to spot offenders 1.2 kilometres away.
A man has died in hospital after he was found in the water near Haney Bypass and 225 Street in Maple Ridge.

Man dies in hospital after being pulled from Fraser River near Maple Ridge

Ridge Meadows RCMP is investigating what it calls sudden death at 3:15 a.m.

A man has died in hospital after he was found in the water near Haney Bypass and 225 Street in Maple Ridge.
School districts across the province will share in $25 million in administrative savings.

$25 million in savings to be doled out to schools, Surrey gets $3.1 million

Education Minister Mike Bernier makes announcement of funding in Surrey

School districts across the province will share in $25 million in administrative savings.

Surrey man running terror camp, India newspaper claims

But terrorism expert said veracity of article ‘hard to judge’

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Boys sports sandals recalled for fall hazard

Health Canada issues recall on sandals sold at Real Canadian Superstore, Extra Foods, no frills, Your Independent Grocer

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Doug Zaklan of Zaklan Heritage Farm and partner Gemma McNeill.

Strawberries are in already, and farmers frustrated

Warm weather means early fruits and veggies, but Lower Mainland farmers face water challenges

Doug Zaklan of Zaklan Heritage Farm and partner Gemma McNeill.
Splashdown Park is set to close forever this fall.

Splashdown waterslide park closing after 30-plus years

With lease up after this year, and aging infrastructure, Tsawwassen facility’s days are numbered

Splashdown Park is set to close forever this fall.
An economist from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has some suggestions on how to address the housing affordability crisis.

Vancouver’s current housing affordability challenge demands multi-pronged approach: study

Economist Marc Lee’s study suggests taxes, restricting absentee ownership might cool overheated market

An economist from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has some suggestions on how to address the housing affordability crisis.
Christopher Paul Neil was the subject of an international manhunt in 2007 after Interpol unscrambled digitally swirled images of him allegedly engaging in sexual acts with young boys.

UPDATE: Mr. Swirl sex predator Christopher Neil breaches recognizance

Christopher Paul Neil admits to possessing a computer with Internet access on Aug. 1 contrary to his 18-month recognizance

Christopher Paul Neil was the subject of an international manhunt in 2007 after Interpol unscrambled digitally swirled images of him allegedly engaging in sexual acts with young boys.

Trio charged in Ben Moss Jewelers heist

Richmond Centre jewelry store struck on Nov. 6; bystanders help Mounties arrest armed robber

John Cummins is looking to become the next leader of the B.C. Conservative Party.

John Cummins is running for B.C. Conservative leadership

Former Delta-Richmond East MP John Cummins announces candidacy

John Cummins is looking to become the next leader of the B.C. Conservative Party.