Martin Van Den Hemel

Millions of dressers, chests and drawers have been recalled by IKEA because of a tip-over hazard that has resulted in dozens of injures and half a dozen deaths involving young children.

IKEA recalls chests, dressers over tip-over hazard

Six children in the U.S. have died since 1989; customers can get refund or wall anchor kit

Millions of dressers, chests and drawers have been recalled by IKEA because of a tip-over hazard that has resulted in dozens of injures and half a dozen deaths involving young children.
B.C. wildfire officials on alert as ‘volatile’ conditions expected by long weekend

B.C. wildfire officials on alert as ‘volatile’ conditions expected by long weekend

North, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to rapidly dry out over next few weeks, officials say

B.C. wildfire officials on alert as ‘volatile’ conditions expected by long weekend
Blind advocacy group’s bid for safe drug labelling in B.C. gets boost

Blind advocacy group’s bid for safe drug labelling in B.C. gets boost

Human rights complaint seeks better prescription medication labelling

Blind advocacy group’s bid for safe drug labelling in B.C. gets boost
Royal LePage realtor Adil Dinani.

Hottest real estate neighbourhoods in the Lower Mainland have affordability, amenities in common

People more willing to relocate to Fraser Valley, according to May numbers from Royal LePage

Royal LePage realtor Adil Dinani.
A $120 million, 10-year redevelopment of Playland is currently being considered by the City of Vancouver.

$120M Playland redevelopment could double annual revenues

Attendance could jump 50 per cent, but admission could rise 40 per cent

A $120 million, 10-year redevelopment of Playland is currently being considered by the City of Vancouver.
Jorda Maisey, past president of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

Mission, Cloverdale among 10 hottest real estate markets in Fraser Valley

No real estate slowdown for Fraser Valley after strong May and record-breaking April

Jorda Maisey, past president of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.
A lack of rain and snow pack mean this year's forest fire season has started a month early.

Wildfire hazard a Fraser Valley reality

Lack of rain and mountain snow pack mean forest fire season started a month early

A lack of rain and snow pack mean this year's forest fire season has started a month early.
Delta Mayor Lois Jackson helped announce a new interchange along Highway 91 on Wednesday.

New interchange coming to Delta to cut Alex Fraser Bridge congestion

Construction to begin on $30M interchange at Hwy 91 and 72 Avenue this fall

Delta Mayor Lois Jackson helped announce a new interchange along Highway 91 on Wednesday.
Police have confirmed the victim in a shooting in Richmond on Saturday evening was Amarjeet Singh Sandhu, a prominent developer with ties to Langley.

Richmond developer with Langley ties confirmed as shooting victim

Amarjeet Singh Sandhu president of Sandhill Development shot to death on Saturday

Police have confirmed the victim in a shooting in Richmond on Saturday evening was Amarjeet Singh Sandhu, a prominent developer with ties to Langley.
Public Safety Minister Mike Morris at a press conference Monday morning.

8 arrests last week for Surrey shootings

Brings total to 18 in the past three weeks, and more arrests are expected

Public Safety Minister Mike Morris at a press conference Monday morning.
Electric vehicles get green light to travel in HOV lanes.

Green light for electric vehicles in HOV lanes gets ‘fantastic’ response

More than 1,000 people have applied for special decal

Electric vehicles get green light to travel in HOV lanes.
These colourful detergent pods are sending more kids to the emergency, according to the province's poison control centre.

Laundry detergent pods sending more children to hospital

B.C. Drug and Poison Information Centre recorded 152 emergency room visits in 2015, up from 59 in 2012

These colourful detergent pods are sending more kids to the emergency, according to the province's poison control centre.
New distracted driving scopes allow police to spot offenders 1.2 kilometres away.

B.C.’s distracted driving penalty jumps to $543 June 1

$888 for a second offence and possible review by Superintendent of Motor Vehicles

New distracted driving scopes allow police to spot offenders 1.2 kilometres away.
School districts across the province will share in $25 million in administrative savings.

$25 million in savings to be doled out to schools, Surrey gets $3.1 million

Education Minister Mike Bernier makes announcement of funding in Surrey

School districts across the province will share in $25 million in administrative savings.
A man has died in hospital after he was found in the water near Haney Bypass and 225 Street in Maple Ridge.

Man dies in hospital after being pulled from Fraser River near Maple Ridge

Ridge Meadows RCMP is investigating what it calls sudden death at 3:15 a.m.

A man has died in hospital after he was found in the water near Haney Bypass and 225 Street in Maple Ridge.
About 5,800 pairs of Joe Fresh boys sports sandals have been recalled by Health Canada.

Boys sports sandals recalled for fall hazard

Health Canada issues recall on sandals sold at Real Canadian Superstore, Extra Foods, no frills, Your Independent Grocer

About 5,800 pairs of Joe Fresh boys sports sandals have been recalled by Health Canada.
An Indian newspaper claims a Surrey, B.C. man is running a terror camp out of Mission, B.C.

Surrey man running terror camp, India newspaper claims

But terrorism expert said veracity of article ‘hard to judge’

An Indian newspaper claims a Surrey, B.C. man is running a terror camp out of Mission, B.C.
Shampoo and beauty creams are popular targets for shoplifters, with stolen merchandise sold at flea markets and online.

Shoplifters fueling secondary market for everyday items

Flea markets, Craigslist and Kijiji are popular fencing spots

Shampoo and beauty creams are popular targets for shoplifters, with stolen merchandise sold at flea markets and online.
Dr. Robert James, hereditary chief of Gwawaenuk First Nation.

Fed funding earmarked for reconciliation and unification

Canada’s 150th anniversary to be themed around diversity, inclusion and reconciliation with Indigenous people

Dr. Robert James, hereditary chief of Gwawaenuk First Nation.
Doug Zaklan of Zaklan Heritage Farm and partner Gemma McNeill.

Strawberries are in already, and farmers frustrated

Warm weather means early fruits and veggies, but Lower Mainland farmers face water challenges

Doug Zaklan of Zaklan Heritage Farm and partner Gemma McNeill.