Mounties stood over a man who suffered self-inflected knife wounds and had to be taken by a taser after taking a woman hostage at the Langley Centre Bus Exchange on Saturday afternoon, April 29. Curtis Kreklau South Fraser News Services

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Abbotsford hospital emergency room worked abused, Surrey needs teachers and more you need to know

1. Man tasered after hostage taking at Langley bus loop

Just before 1 p.m. Sunday, Langley RCMP received several calls at the Langley Centre Bus Exchange in the 20400 block of Logan Avenue, reporting a male was cutting his wrists with a knife. See more >

2. Surrey must create 168 new classrooms, hire 300 teachers by September

Finding the space will also mean the district is being forced to convert “non-educational spaces” like computer labs into classrooms. See more >

3. Threats keep Maple Ridge mayor away from council

Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read has been away from council the last three weeks after being the target of harassment and threats, according to the city. See more >

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4. BC Lions mourn Tracy Lasorsa-Simon, wife of retired football player Geroy Simon

The cause of death was not made public by the team. See more >

5. Most Abbotsford ER workers had been subject of physical violence in 2015: report

All but one person reported being the subject of yelling, swearing, or threats within the last year. See more >

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