Tyler Olsen

Tyler Olsen

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Several proposed developments will trigger major changes for the Mt. Lehman Road corridor in Abbotsford. City of Abbotsford Map/Abbotsford News

Huge Mt. Lehman industrial development could spur major road changes

Proposal would create nearly one million square feet of new industrial floor space

Several proposed developments will trigger major changes for the Mt. Lehman Road corridor in Abbotsford. City of Abbotsford Map/Abbotsford News
Several Fraser Valley churches, including this one in Chilliwack, have continued to hold in-person services despite public health orders. Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr says the province should use special constables, instead of police officers, to enforce health orders at such locations, when possible. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘It’s tearing us apart’: Abbotsford police chief says other agencies should enforce health orders at churches

Police chief says special constables a better alternative to heavily armed police

Several Fraser Valley churches, including this one in Chilliwack, have continued to hold in-person services despite public health orders. Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr says the province should use special constables, instead of police officers, to enforce health orders at such locations, when possible. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Abbotsford City Hall. (File photo)

Abbotsford residents looking at 2% tax increase

City scales back 2020 spending plans and projects in wake of COVID-19

Abbotsford City Hall. (File photo)
COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at four mushroom farms operated by Highline Farms. (Google Street View image)

Outbreaks declared at four Fraser Valley mushroom farms after dozens of positive COVID-19 cases

Fifty-nine employees at four Highline Farms locations have tested positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at four mushroom farms operated by Highline Farms. (Google Street View image)
Fraser Health declared an outbreak at The Mayfair Senior LIving & Care on Dec. 20.
Google Street View image

COVID-19 outbreak declared at another Abbotsford seniors residence

Four residents have tested positive at The Mayfair, Fraser Health says

Fraser Health declared an outbreak at The Mayfair Senior LIving & Care on Dec. 20.
Google Street View image
Strong winds up to 70 km/h will develop around midnight, with gusts up to 90 km/h developing before Sunday morning. The strong gusty winds will ease by midday Sunday. (File photo)

Heavy rain could turn to snow Monday evening in the Fraser Valley

Special weather statement issued for Lower Mainland, including Fraser Valley

Strong winds up to 70 km/h will develop around midnight, with gusts up to 90 km/h developing before Sunday morning. The strong gusty winds will ease by midday Sunday. (File photo)
Noort Developments hopes to build a six-storey apartment along Emerson Street in central Abbotsford.

Six-storey apartment building proposed for Emerson Street in Abbotsford

Proposal set for public hearing after council raises no objections

Noort Developments hopes to build a six-storey apartment along Emerson Street in central Abbotsford.
Illegal drug overdoses have killed at least 47 people in Abbotsford this year. (Black Press file photo)

Dozens have died as Abbotsford’s overdose crisis has worsened during pandemic

More than 30 people died between April and October in Abbotsford as city heads for grim record

Illegal drug overdoses have killed at least 47 people in Abbotsford this year. (Black Press file photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Langley Memorial Hospital’s long-term care facility has been declared over. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Mission and Langley long-term care outbreaks declared over

Fraser Health says no active cases at either long-term care facility

A COVID-19 outbreak at Langley Memorial Hospital’s long-term care facility has been declared over. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
For only the second time since the pandemic began, more than 100 people in the Fraser Valley tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. (Chart: Tyler Olsen)

Fraser Valley records 101 new COVID-19 cases Sunday: second-highest daily total since pandemic began

More than 500 people have tested positive for the virus in the Fraser Valley in the last week

For only the second time since the pandemic began, more than 100 people in the Fraser Valley tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. (Chart: Tyler Olsen)
Abbotsford City Hall

Dr. Bonnie Henry tells Abbotsford to stop holding in-person public hearings

Province had previously permitted the city to allow the public to present in person at hearings

Abbotsford City Hall
The University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren McDonald/ UFV)

UFV offering employee buyouts in bid to avoid layoffs and balance budget

Buyouts aim to ‘soften potential ramifications’ of pandemic’s financial cost

The University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren McDonald/ UFV)
Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)

Seven COVID-19 deaths now linked to Menno Home

Abbotsford care home has seen 56 positive cases since outbreak began

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
A pair of peregrine falcons watch over their nest (bottom right) at a dormant quarry in Abbotsford. (Photo: Howard Bailey)

Should rare peregrine falcon nest make way for re-opening of Abbotsford gravel quarry?

Mine operator says quarry work must resume to reduce lingering danger to the public after closure

A pair of peregrine falcons watch over their nest (bottom right) at a dormant quarry in Abbotsford. (Photo: Howard Bailey)
Highway alert

Abbotsford-Mission bridge re-opens after lengthy closure

Vehicle incident blocked bridge for several hours Saturday

Highway alert
Abbotsford and Chilliwack have some of the highest rates of new COVID-19 cases in British Columbia.

CHART: Abbotsford and Chilliwack have some of B.C.’s highest rates of new COVID-19 cases

Nearly 500 people tested positive for the virus last week in the two Fraser Valley cities.

Abbotsford and Chilliwack have some of the highest rates of new COVID-19 cases in British Columbia.
Airport manager Parm Sidhu

Abbotsford Airport hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic

Airport manager Parm Sidhu believes airport is in a great position to thrive when normalcy returns

Airport manager Parm Sidhu
The Fraser Valley Express.

Bus link between Fraser Valley cities and SkyTrain could begin in 2022

Expansion of Fraser Valley Express had originally been planned for 2021

The Fraser Valley Express.
COVID-19 may have indirectly boosted mosquito numbers in one Fraser Valley neighbourhood. (Pixabay photo/File photo)

COVID-19 may have contributed to bad Fraser Valley mosquito season

Restrictions on helicopter occupancy may have resulted in less effective pesticide treatments

COVID-19 may have indirectly boosted mosquito numbers in one Fraser Valley neighbourhood. (Pixabay photo/File photo)
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