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Nurses union renews call for hospital security after attack

Posted on by grant.sigaty

BCNU_logo-black_255255255The BC Nurses Union has long been calling on the province to do more to keep nurses safe in the hospitals.

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Man accused of killing two children in 1970′s makes court appearance

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Gary handlenThe man accused of murdering two children in the 1970′s made a brief court appearance by video in Abbotsford on Monday to set his next court date.

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Police could be getting more power to crack down on slow drivers in the fast lane

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

slower(Submitted by Mike Lloyd) Left-lane hogs beware!

Police could soon be getting more powers to ticket people who drive slowly and hold up traffic in the passing lane.

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2 vehicle crash sends one to hospital

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

Photo courtesy of Kevin MacDonald

Photo courtesy of Kevin MacDonald

Part of the freeway was closed for almost 3 hours earlier this morning after a serious 2 vehicle crash.

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Deadline to make RRSP contributions is tonight

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

Today is the last day to make a contribution to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) for the 2014 tax year.

Some financial institutions will be open later than usual to help get those contributions in before the midnight cut-off.

According to a recent poll from CIBC, one third of Canadians plan to contribute to an RRSP for the latest tax year. Of those, about half say they wait until the last minute to file.

Financial advisers suggest just putting your money into an RRSP account account and worry about where to invest later. Advisers say making hasty decisions about where to put your last-minute RRSP contribution is not the way to go, since this is all about getting the tax refund.

rrspThe RRSP account is just a basket account where the money goes. Canadians still have to figure out what investments the money will go into.

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US Air Force returns to airshow

Posted on by grant.sigaty

f-22After two years away from the airshow game, the US Air Force is sending a contingent to the Abbotsford Airshow, including its newest jet, the F-22 Raptor.

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UFV’s men’s basketball team start playoffs tonight

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ufv cascadesThe UFV Cascades men’s basketball team gets its post season underway at home tonight against the University of Calgary Dinos.

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Rick Hansen Secondary to become science and business school

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rick hansen secondaryRick Hansen Secondary in Abbotsford will be transforming into a science and business focused school, giving senior students an option to focus on one of those two fields.

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5 and 2 say City response to homeless incidents has improved

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5and21-230x159On Wednesday mayor Henry Braun issued an apology for an incident in which a city volunteer posted a sign at a homeless person’s campsite telling them to move on.

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Lack of affordable housing still the leading cause of homelessness in the valley

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

Homeless_ManThe Fraser Valley Regional District homeless count report shows an alarming stat: 18% of the homeless surveyed were age 19 and under, an age group that makes up only 7.5% of the general population.
Homeless count coordinator Ron Van Wyk says there seem to be an especially large number of homeless youth in Chilliwack.

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