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What marijuana legalization will mean, UBC develops sexual assault policy and more you need to know

1. One year later: B.C.’s first public health emergency continues

Thursday marks one year since the province declared its first public health emergency, in response to the steadily climbing overdose deaths in B.C. See more >

2. VIDEO: Ten-year-old Surrey author celebrates gratitude

Meet Muskan Virk. The Panorama resident says she’s to date sold “probably 10,000” copies of her self-published book, 365 Days of Gratitude. See more >

3. Woman killed in Peru was in ‘extremely volatile’ relationship, says family

Kim Kasatkin’s spouse, Christopher Franz Bettocchi, 38, has been charged with her murder and is awaiting trial in Peru. See more >

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4. UBC develops its sexual assault policy

The policy was accepted by the board of governors Thursday, will take effect in about a month. All B.C. universities must have policies by May 19. See more >

5. Five things to consider about the Liberal government’s plan to legalize pot

How policy will play into border crossing, costs, packaging and age. See more >

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