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Woman, 32, identified as North Vancouver daytime shooting victim, John Horgan defends gas tax and more

Here are Black Press Media’s top stories for Friday, April 5.

1. Senior Langley Township staffer involved in alleged inappropriate texts, say Surrey ‘creep catcher”

The Safe Child Coalition, formerly known as Surrey Creep Catchers, videotaped a conversation with Bob Andrews, the economic development coordinator at the Township. See more >

2. Woman, 32, identified as North Vancouver daytime shooting victim

32-year-old Ngoc Mai (Anita) Nguyen was taken to hospital following the daytime shooting in the 1100-block of Lonsdale Avenue on Tuesday. See more >

3. Coquitlam mayor publicly shames driver who threw Taco Bell bag out car window

Richard Stewart was driving down Lougheed Highway on Tuesday when he watched the driver of a white Acura RDX ahead of him throw their Taco Bell drive-thru bag out of the SUV. See more >

4. B.C.’s ‘mosquito guy’ says dry spring could mean fewer pesky biters

“As it is warming up, they’re coming out looking for a blood meal, so they can lay their eggs,” Dirk Lewis explained. See more >

5. John Horgan says spike in gasoline prices is profit-taking, not taxes

B.C.’s April 1 carbon tax increase accounts for only a penny of additional tax on gasoline, Horgan told reporters at his weekly news conference Thursday, describing the latest record gasoline price as profit-taking by petroleum companies. See more >

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The case centred on a Jan. 3, 2016 break-in at the Newton pub

VIDEO: B.C.’s waving granny gets incredible send-off from school kids

Tinney Davidson has been waving at students on their way to school for over 11 years, but is moving in a month

B.C. parents still missing out on hundreds of thousands in free money

Chilliwack financial advisor still banging the drum over unclaimed $1,200 RESP grant cash

Isn’t it spring? Forecast calling for snow across eastern B.C.

Up to 10cm expected within 48 hours; motorists urged to prepare for deteriorating conditions

Be wary of robot emotions; ‘simulated love is never love’

Research has shown that people have a tendency to project human traits onto robots

Two Vancouver police officers could face charges in crash that injured five: IIO

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Worst 10 bus routes in Metro Vancouver released, woman, 60, charged in connection to thefts at YVR and more

One million recyclable bottles ‘lost’ daily in B.C., foundation says

387 million beverage containers didn’t make it back into the province’s regulated deposit refund system in 2017

Struggling B.C. adoption agency elects new board that intends to keep it open

The previous board announced that Choices would close May 31

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