Advance voting locations are available throughout Nanaimo’s three ridings. (News Bulletin file)

5 to start your day

A Surrey woman says she’s wrongfully detained, Jeans Day comes to B.C. and more you need to know

1. Advance polling underway till Saturday

More than 230,000 British Columbians have already cast their ballot. See more >

2. Letter says students can’t make Mother’s Day gifts at school

Grade 1 and 2 students at Mission’s Albert McMahon elementary school won’t be bringing home any Mother’s or Father’s Day art this year. See more >

3. ‘Jean up’ in support of BC Children’s Hospital

Dress for the day in your best Canadian tuxedo and help support BC Children’s Hospital. See more >

4. VIDEO: Teenage girl detained by Surrey RCMP in case of mistaken identity

Mounties say they are investigating “a complaint of an apprehension involving a case of mistaken identity” after two officers detained a 16-year-old girl in Newton on April 28. See more >

5. VIDEO: Circus arrives in Cloverdale for weekend shows in a 2,700-seat ‘big top’ tent

The circus arrived in town this week for a series of Spectac! shows in a big-top tent at Cloverdale Fairgrounds. See more >