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Freezing rain hits the Coquihalla, Handsome the mastiff finds a new home after rescue and more

As Oregonians fear pumping their own gas, two Lower Mainland cities still don’t do it

In Richmond and Coquitlam, bylaws mandating full-service gas pumps have been in effect for decades. See more >

COMMUTER ALERT: Freezing rain hits Coquihalla

Heading up to the Interior this weekend? Expect slippery conditions, starting in Hope. See more >

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ crew transforms Cloverdale United Church for film shoot

Film crews transformed the church, with pop up graves and all. See more >

Handsome the dog sees better life after rescue

He was found in snow and ice in December, and is now cuddling up with a family in Maple Ridge. See more >

Royal Columbian Hospital’s new heliport now running

The new helipad is part of a $1.36-billion redevelopment that will increase capacity by 50 per cent. See more >

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