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A rhyming MP getting into the Christmas spirit on the hill, Langley boy chased by two men and more

Richmond Mountie told to resign after texting teenage sex assault victim

Conduct board for police body reviewed a series of more than 300 text messages between Const. Brian Edent and the teen from Feb. 1 to 9, 2015. See more >

WATCH: Border officers rally at B.C.’s Peace Arch

Canadian Border Service Agency members rallied Thursday, saying they are getting “tired of the lack of respect that is shown to us from the employer.” See more >

Langley boy followed and chased by two men in Brookswood

Police said around 6 p.m., the teen was walking his dog when he said two men in a white car started following him near 206 Street and 42 Avenue. See more >

TransLink to look into late-night SkyTrains on weekends

TransLink says staff will investigate the feasibility, maintenance and safety of providing such services later on Friday and Saturday nights. See more >

Chilliwack-Hope MP gives a pre-Christmas ribbing in rhyme in Parliament

Strahl’s ‘Twas 12 days before Christmas took aim at Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s wealth and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau removing his shirt, while praising his own leader, in part, for smiling more than Harper. See more >

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