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Women share stories of workplace sexual assault, colds and flus keep Maple Ridge kids home and more

B.C. women share their horrifyingly common sexual assaults

WATCH: Victims of sexual assault, harassment in the B.C. workplace say its hardly a unique problem. See more >

Flus and colds kept 25 per cent of Maple Ridge school home sick

‘Tis the season for stomach aches, runny noses and staying home sick in bed. See more >

Abbotsford man charged with two child porn offences

Jeremy Willms, 42-year, was arrested on Monday and has since been charged with making child pornography available and possessing child porn. See more >

Border officers to rally at Peace Arch crossing

Border Services Officers are gearing up to rally at the Peace Arch crossing Thursday, as part of ongoing bargaining efforts for the union. See more >

Readers react to pedestrian given jaywalking ticket after being hit

From comments to emails, it looks like readers were happy with the swift hand of justice dealt by the Surrey RCMP. What do you think? See more >

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