The Maple Ridge tent city can stay, a Vancouver Supreme Court judge ruled Monday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

The Maple Ridge tent city can stay, a Vancouver Supreme Court judge ruled Monday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

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A Chilliwack love triangle triggers a murder, the Maple Ridge tent city can stay and more

1. Court allows Maple Ridge tent city to stay and address “life safety issues”

Monday’s ruling was the formalization of a tentative agreement reached by the City of Maple Ridge and Pivot Legal Society, which represents the campers. See more >

2. Former Surrey temple leader pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2014 death of spouse

Baldev Singh Kalsi – former president of the Gurdwara Sahib Brookside temple – was arrested in South Surrey on July 14, 2014 after police found his wife, Narinder, in severe medical distress at a home in the 19400-block of 32 Avenue. See more >

3. Langley City dragged to Supreme Court over byelection

A last-place candidate is appealing the election to the Supreme Court of Canada. See more >

4. Teen brings fake rifle to Abbotsford mall

A teenager toting a replica rifle at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre got a lesson from police in the potential consequences of carrying fake guns in public Friday morning. See more >

5. Love triangle involving prostitute triggered Chilliwack murder

The man who killed Robert Splitt – known to his friends as “Igor” — in broad daylight downtown Chilliwack a year and a half ago will spend at least the next 10 years in jail. See more >


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