Robert Freeman

B.C. Environment Minister ‘silent’ on incineration ban: FVRD

CHILLIWACK - A pitch to promote new provincial packaging standards brings a renewed call for a moratorium on Vancouver incineration plans.

Regional hospital board demands respect as Fraser Health funding request tabled

Abbotsford director John Smith complained the Fraser Valley Hospital District is “treated as a cash cow” by Fraser Health.

An RCMP helicopter crashed east of Cultus Lake on Jan. 17

UPDATE: RCMP release name of helicopter pilot killed in crash near Chilliwack

The name of the helicopter pilot killed in a crash Tuesday while on a training exercise near Chilliwack has been released by the RCMP.

An RCMP helicopter crashed east of Cultus Lake on Jan. 17

Christmas gift for ‘Dad’ found on Hwy 1

A wrapped Christmas gift addressed to 'Dad' from Vaughn and Mom was discovered in a black bag found on the side of Hwy 1 Thursday.

Gaetz elected chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District

Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz was elected chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District board in a Wednesday night vote by directors.

New CAO at FVRD

A new chief administrative officer has been named at the Fraser Valley Regional District.

FVRD asked to help support children’s hospice

FVRD board asked to become partner in Abbotsford's Canuck Place Children's Hospice.

The family of Ricky Priester gathered outside of B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack at a previous court appearance for Daniel Casgrain. From left are Lucy Fairhurst and her husband Garrett; Priester's mom

Abbotsford man sentenced to four years for 2008 fatal beating of spouse

Daniel Casgrain of Abbotsford was handcuffed and led out of court Thursday morning to begin a four-year prison term in connection with the 2008 beating death of his common-law spouse Hendrikje (Ricky) Priester.

The family of Ricky Priester gathered outside of B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack at a previous court appearance for Daniel Casgrain. From left are Lucy Fairhurst and her husband Garrett; Priester's mom

No room at UFV for more international students

Without more B.C. government funding, UFV won’t be able to increase its international student enrolment, part of the job creation plan unveiled by Premier Christy Clark last week.

Search conducted of raw-milk farm

A search warrant was executed by health officials last week at the Chilliwack dairy farm at the centre of the raw milk controversy in B.C.

You're not imagining things

FVRD skeeter squad $100,000 over budget

You're not imagining things, the mosquitoes are bad this year.

But not the worst they've ever been, says Dirk Lewis, the mosquito man at the Fraser Valley Regional District and biologist at Morrow BioScience.

You're not imagining things
Emergency crews were on scene Wednesday morning on Highway 1 at the Vedder Canal where this car went off the road and into the water at about 5 a.m. Pictured above is a view of the west end of the bridge.

Chilliwack couple killed as vehicle plunges into canal

A Chilliwack man and woman were killed when their vehicle left Highway 1 and plunged into the Vedder Canal early Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews were on scene Wednesday morning on Highway 1 at the Vedder Canal where this car went off the road and into the water at about 5 a.m. Pictured above is a view of the west end of the bridge.

Abby man deemed ‘long-term offender’ for stabbing death in 2007

A 54-year-old Abbotsford man who stabbed a woman to death in the foyer of her Harrison Hot Springs home in 2007 fits the criteria of a dangerous offender, but was sentenced Thursday as a long-term offender instead.

Abby man who died cliff-jumping identified by RCMP

David Stewart Cleverley was identified by police Tuesday as the young Abbotsford man who died cliff-jumping at Cultus Lake on Saturday.

Rural residents no ‘free riders,’ says FVRD official

Rural residents of the Fraser Valley Regional District are going to pay more in total tax requisitions than municipal residents in 2011, according to a FVRD financial report.

Fraser Valley Regional District ‘re-structuring’ saves taxpayers $450,000

Taxpayers from Abbotsford to Boston Bar will save $450,000 this year thanks to "corporate re-structuring" at the Fraser Valley Regional District.

Abby could become ‘spinster in the middle,’ mayor says

The City of Abbotsford is being wooed by the Fraser Valley Regional…

Deano Paus

Remains identified as missing Chilliwack man

Criminal links, if any, of a Chilliwack man whose skeletal remains were found last week near Hope are being investigated by police who suspect foul play.

Deano Paus
The Fraser Valley Regional District building in Chilliwack.

FVRD woos Abby with ‘more equitable plan’

A re-organization plan at the Fraser Valley Regional District that includes a “more equitable” funding formula was discussed during an in-camera board meeting Tuesday night.

The Fraser Valley Regional District building in Chilliwack.