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Your out-of-town long weekend weather outlook

Your out-of-town long weekend weather outlook

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – You could call this weekend the unofficial end of summer. And if you want to beat those blues, meteorologist Russ Lacate says heading south can help you do that this long weekend. “If you’re willing to brave the border line-ups for this long weekend, at least you’ll be rewarded for your patience,” he said. “There’s warmer air lurking in Washington state, and it’s going to hang around for a few days. Your Seattle forecast for Saturday, Sunday and the holiday Monday not only includes a few rays of sunshine every day, but those temperatures climb into the 20s to wrap up summer break.” If your long weekend travel plans include Vancouver Island, you’re also in luck. “It is pretty much a rain-free forecast Saturday, Sunday, and into Labour Day. There is a
East 1st partially reopens, but damage already done for local bakery

East 1st partially reopens, but damage already done for local bakery

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Things are slowly getting back to normal along East 1st Avenue if you drive that route in Vancouver. It’s been partially re-opened between Rupert and Nanaimo, and is expected to fully re-open on Friday now that that phase of gas line work is complete. While it’s welcome relief for commuters, a local bake shop is still trying to recover from impacts the closure has had on the business. Cassia Bake Shop was forced to close down temporarily because of the construction, and it turns out bouncing back is no easy task. “We have to reorganize again, right?” General Manager Marcela Nielson says. “We lost staff so we need to rehire and it’s been a challenge. We hope we can get back to normal once we open, but we are not sure what’s going to happen as we’ve be
Have you seen this teenager?

Have you seen this teenager?

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Vancouver Police are looking for your help to find a missing 18-year-old. Matteo Morelli was last seen at 2 p.m. Friday at Cambie and West Hastings Street. He has special needs and is visiting from out of town, but is familiar with the transit system. He could have tried to get to Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. Morelli is white, 5 feet 8, has a slim build, short dyed blonde, and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a camouflage hoody and a white Pokémon baseball hat. If you see him, call 911 and stay with him until help arrives.
‘Don’t glorify colonial past’: man speaks out against provocative poster

‘Don’t glorify colonial past’: man speaks out against provocative poster

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A local man has taken to social media to speak out against anti-immigrant sentiments, after he says he recently spotted a white nationalist poster in Vancouver. Adrian Long was waiting for the bus on Main Street near 1st Avenue when the poster caught his eye. “I saw the picture of John A. Macdonald and I remembered hearing something about the news of the statue being removed and thought I’d go take a look. I instantly, as soon as I saw it, I figured ‘oh boy, is this some right-wing protest,’ and sure enough my hunch was confirmed.” The poster, which Long says he tore down, reads: “It started with Cornwallis, now it’s Macdonald. We tried to warn you but you didn’t want to listen” with the hashtags #DefendMacdonald and #DefendCanada. It also features t
Man tries to steal $30,000 worth of collector cards, assaults witness in Abbotsford

Man tries to steal $30,000 worth of collector cards, assaults witness in Abbotsford

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ABBOTSFORD (NEWS 1130) – Police in Abbotsford are hoping you can help them find a man who assaulted another, as he tried to steal tens of thousands of dollars worth of collector cards. On Friday at about 4 p.m. the suspect went into a store on Gladys Avenue near George Ferguson Way and asked to see a binder that contained $30,000 worth of “Dual Lands” Magic Cards. “He grabbed the binder and fled from the store on foot,” explains Sgt. Judy Bird. “As he was fleeing the store, a witness chased after him. He dropped the binder, turned around, and punched the customer in the face.” The suspect then ran away. Bird says the store clerk was not hurt. “There was a counter between the suspect and the clerk, so he wasn’t able to go after the suspect himself.” “We have a variety of dif
Surrey needs a police board, not its own police force: former Delta police chief

Surrey needs a police board, not its own police force: former Delta police chief

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SURREY (NEWS 1130) – There’s been plenty of discussion in Surrey about whether the city should get its own police force, a topic that will likely be debated during the lead up to this fall’s civic election. But a long time cop says the city should look at Vancouver and Delta for ideas. “Maybe you don’t need to take the complete step of going to a city police model, maybe they could just look at a remodelling of the policing model they got in place now,” says Jim Cessford, who was Delta’s police chief for 20 years. He says Surrey could instead create a police board, which could save mounties money and provide the added accountability that’s needed. “The police board represents the community,” he says. “And under the Police Act, it says police departments must have a police b