Local news briefs
Dana Larsen, the former NDP candidate who stepped down after videos of him smoking marijuana on TV resurfaced, has moved on with the opening of a new medicinal cannabis dispensary. Larsen said the facility will only supply legitimate medical marijuana patients.
The Burnaby Red Cross' volunteer programs have been put in jeopardy after thieves drilled holes in the organization's vehicles to siphon gas, according to police. There have been such four incidents over the last two months.
RCMP say they've managed to seize a loaded .380-calibre pistol along with drug scales, score sheets and $4,380 in cash after an officer pulled over a speeding car on the Mary Hill Bypass in Coquitlam on Tuesday. Two people, both 22, were arrested and charged.
A large barn fire in Langley early yesterday morning has uncovered an illegal drug operation. Firefighters found the fire at 256th Street and 8th Avenue when they stumbled across a marijuana grow-op.
A Whalley man is expected to fully recover after being stabbed several times in the 13500 block of 106th Avenue yesterday morning. Surrey RCMP have questioned five suspects.