Selina Robinson, B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, said Wednesday that Maple Ridge’s latest plan to house the dozens at a homeless encampment doesn’t cut it. (Black Press Media files)

5 to start your day

Chilliwack trustees debate school dress code, housing minister rejects Maple Ridge housing plan and more

Here are Black Press Media’s top stories for Thursday, Mar. 14.

1. West Vancouver school top public school in Fraser Institute’s ranking

The report card ranks 955 public and private elementary schools based on 10 academic indicators that are derived from the province-wide Foundation Skills Assessment results, according to a new release issued Thursday. See more >

2. Modesty, discrimination focal debate as Chilliwack school board looks to create dress code

The board was strictly divided on thoughts on students’ clothing, and some trustees made claims that others were pushing an “ideology.” See more >

3. B.C. housing slump has begun to slow economy, credit union economists say

Government moves to put the brakes on B.C.’s urban housing costs are taking hold and are about to produce the biggest drop in residential construction since 2009, Central 1 Credit Union says in its latest forecast. See more >

4. Intoxicated driver reported going wrong way through Massey Tunnel

Police officers spotted the driver shortly after the incident, and once approached police said the driver “rolled down the window and handed over the keys to the vehicle.” See more >

5. Housing minister rejects Maple Ridge’s plan to house Anita Place homeless

The city’s social housing plan called for the expansion of the temporary modular housing complex on Royal Crescent to accommodate residents of Anita Place Tent City. See more >

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Vancouver Giant named to Western Conference first-tier all-star team

Young hockey defenceman Bowen Byram is once again lauded for his outstanding efforts on the ice

WATCH: Langley Glow events denied permission to run

Darvonda Nurseries received a notice from the ALC on March 5.

Arrest and prohibition part of RCMP-CN police education exercise.

Tickets were issued and violations observed, although the focus was to educate drivers.

Mounties hunt for missing Langley man

The public has been asked to help locate David Grainger, last seen on March 19

Langley takedown linked to murder conspiracy case

Dramatic arrest was part of Taskforce Tourniquet, a multi-agency police gang investigation

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

Permit rejected to bring two cheetahs to B.C.

Earl Pfeifer owns two cheetahs, one of which escaped in December 2015

Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni prompts evacuation updates

UBC study says some people didn’t recognize the emergency signal

Care providers call for B.C. seniors’ watchdog to step down

The association also asks the province to conduct an audit and review of the mandate of her office

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Punching Parkinson’s in the Fraser Valley

Rock Steady Boxing program, designed to help battle symptoms of Parkinson’s, coming to Abbotsford in April

Baby left alone in vehicle in B.C. Walmart parking lot

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

Nowhere to grieve: How homeless people deal with loss during the opioid crisis

Abbotsford homeless advocate says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

Most Read