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Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Jati Sidhu.

Local MP Jati Sidhu says his doors are always open

The Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP talked to The Journal about the year just past, and challenges in the year ahead.

CURIOUS CRITTER: Sea otters are not a common site in the area; but all B.C. residents

Public asked to help name rescued otters

The Vancouver Aquarium has taken charge of two rescued otter pups, who are enjoying their new home but need names.

The CRA tax scam appears to have stopped - at least for now.

Raid on call centre in India puts brakes on CRA tax scam

Experts are wondering if the scheme is permanently stopped, or if it will resume again when the heat dies down.

Many drivers think it’s okay to use their phone when stopped in traffic; but a hefty fine awaits you if police catch you doing it. Enforcement of distracted driving laws will be stepped up throughout September.

Police to crack down on distracted driving

It is not just a "young people" problem, and it involves more than just phones (which you shouldn't use when stopped in traffic)

Many drivers think it’s okay to use their phone when stopped in traffic; but a hefty fine awaits you if police catch you doing it. Enforcement of distracted driving laws will be stepped up throughout September.
Thirty special “Time to Explore” geocoins have been created for this year’s event.

Gold Country geocaching event a time to explore

The fourth annual event, on the Labour Day weekend, has a night cache, a Munzee walk, and the chance to win one of 30 limited edition coins.

Thirty special “Time to Explore” geocoins have been created for this year’s event.
The always-popular entertainer Filetta Fish will be back at the Ashcroft and District Fall Fair on September 11.

Ashcroft fall fair promises plenty of fun

With entertainment, food, vendors, and more than $2,000 in prizes, this year's fair - now with free admission - is better than ever.

The always-popular entertainer Filetta Fish will be back at the Ashcroft and District Fall Fair on September 11.
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Hiker rescued from Cascade Falls in Mission by helicopter
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Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan and Jim Ryan play a set at Desert Daze.

Desert Daze returns to Spences Bridge for seventh great year

The community and a dedicated group of volunteers are getting ready to host the little festival that could.

Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan and Jim Ryan play a set at Desert Daze.