Parents and kids protest against the province’s fight with the BCTF. (Black Press files)

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Education a top election issue, bagpipes a-plenty and more you need to know

1. ELECTION 2017: Parties square off on schools

Regardless of who wins the May 9 provincial election, there will be millions more dollars and thousands more teachers entering the public school system. See more >

2. Man tumbles into water at Cascade Falls shortly after taking photo

Cole Nutma says he’s lucky to be alive after he fell into a pool of water above the iconic waterfall on March 31. See more >

3. Hundreds of bagpipers, drummers compete at B.C.’s Annual Gathering

Musicians from across the world travel to B.C. to be a part of the competition, and to play as a part of the province’s world-renowned pipe bands. See more >

4. New Abbotsford city centre could welcome 10,000 more people over coming years

Abbotsford wants fewer people to have to drive into work from the suburbs. See more >

5. Longtime Totems lead girls rugby team

In sports, it’s often said that there is no substitute for experience, and if that is to be believed, then the Semiahmoo Totems’ senior girls rugby team is in good shape. See more >

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