Tyler Olsen

Left: Tabor Home in Abbotsford; right: Menno Home (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News; Google Street View)

Fraser Health appoints officials to ‘provide oversight’ at Abbotsford care homes hard hit by COVID-19

Fraser Health says they have provided ‘additional leadership supports’ at Tabor Home and Menno Home

Left: Tabor Home in Abbotsford; right: Menno Home (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News; Google Street View)
Sumas First Nation Chief Dalton Silver says a recent assignment about residential schools shows the need for better education for teachers on the topic. (File photos)

Sumas First Nation chief ‘dumbstruck’ by residential school assignment, says more education needed

Dalton Silver says school officials are trying to improve understanding, but much work is needed

Sumas First Nation Chief Dalton Silver says a recent assignment about residential schools shows the need for better education for teachers on the topic. (File photos)
Cottage-Worthington Pavilion

COVID-19 outbreak over at Abbotsford’s Cottage-Worthington Pavilion

Outbreak declared over at Fraser Health-run facility

Cottage-Worthington Pavilion
Information about the number of COVID-19 cases in Abbotsford and other municipalities poses a danger to the public, the Provincial Health Services Authority says. (Photo: Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

More city-level COVID-19 data would jeopardize public health, B.C. provincial health agency says

Agency refuses to release weekly COVID-19 case counts, citing privacy and public health concerns

Information about the number of COVID-19 cases in Abbotsford and other municipalities poses a danger to the public, the Provincial Health Services Authority says. (Photo: Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford school district is moving to a quarterly schedule for high schools, instead of two semesters, in September.

School district’s transition program to ‘cease to exist,’ despite parent petition

Parents to be given choice between full-time school or full-time online learning

The Abbotsford school district is moving to a quarterly schedule for high schools, instead of two semesters, in September.
The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a shooting on Adair Avenue on Saturday night. (File photo by Dale Klippenstein)

Drive-by shooting in Abbotsford targeted home with young children, police say

Investigators believe home was mistakenly targeted by assailants

The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a shooting on Adair Avenue on Saturday night. (File photo by Dale Klippenstein)
Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)

Abbotsford care home looks to hire residents’ family members amid COVID-19-related staff shortage

Family would get paid as temporary workers, while having chance to see loved ones while wearing PPE

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
The Abbotsford School District head offices. (Black Press file photo)

Abbotsford school district spent majority of emergency funds on staffing: report

District laid out spending plan for COVID-19 funds received from province and feds

The Abbotsford School District head offices. (Black Press file photo)
LEFT: Krista Macinnis, with a red handprint across her face that symbolizes the silencing of First Nations people, displays the homework assignment that her Grade 6 daughter received on Tuesday. (Submitted photo)
RIGHT: Abbotsford School District Kevin Godden says the district takes responsibility for the harm the assignment caused.

Abbotsford school district must make amends for harmful residential school assignment: superintendent

‘The first step is to unreservedly apologize for the harm … caused to our community’: Kevin Godden

LEFT: Krista Macinnis, with a red handprint across her face that symbolizes the silencing of First Nations people, displays the homework assignment that her Grade 6 daughter received on Tuesday. (Submitted photo)
RIGHT: Abbotsford School District Kevin Godden says the district takes responsibility for the harm the assignment caused.
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Outdoor recreation generates close to $1 billion annually in Fraser Valley: report

Camping, hiking and sportfishing generate the most spending, report finds

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There are 32 active outbreaks in seniors' homes in the Fraser Health region.

MAP: 32 active COVID-19 outbreaks in Fraser Health seniors’ homes

There are 32 active outbreaks in assisted-living, long-term care homes and seniors’ rental buildings

There are 32 active outbreaks in seniors' homes in the Fraser Health region.
Cascade Falls Regional Park is one of several Fraser Valley parks that saw record usage during the summer of 2020. (File photo)

Residents flock to Fraser Valley parks amid pandemic

Some trails saw usage double during summer months of 2020

Cascade Falls Regional Park is one of several Fraser Valley parks that saw record usage during the summer of 2020. (File photo)
The Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service is replacing one of its two ladder trucks, at a cost of $1.6 million. (File photo)

Fire department’s new ladder truck will cost Abbotsford $1.6 million

One of two trucks owned by the city must be replaced when it turns 20 years old

The Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service is replacing one of its two ladder trucks, at a cost of $1.6 million. (File photo)
Abbotsford City Hall.

Mayor to sit down with Abbotsford’s unhappy cultural organizations

Groups unhappy with consultation on new cultural plan

Abbotsford City Hall.
At the current rate of new infections, one in 53 Lower Mainland residents will catch the virus over the weeks to come. (Chart: Tyler Olsen)

GRAPHIC: One in 25 Lower Mainland residents may contract COVID-19 by February if virus continues spread

Moderate increase cases would leave one in 20 Lower Mainland residents with virus by February

At the current rate of new infections, one in 53 Lower Mainland residents will catch the virus over the weeks to come. (Chart: Tyler Olsen)
Old Yale Brewing is turning a Laurel Street building into a new brew pub. (Photo: Google Street View)

Proposed new brew pub in Abbotsford’s historic downtown approved in principle

Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch must still grant manufacturer’s licence

Old Yale Brewing is turning a Laurel Street building into a new brew pub. (Photo: Google Street View)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. Ontario is reporting three new cases of the novel coronavirus today, bringing the total in the province to 18. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP

New COVID-19 exposure notices for two Abbotsford schools

This is the third reported case at Eugene Reimer middle school

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. Ontario is reporting three new cases of the novel coronavirus today, bringing the total in the province to 18. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides the latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the province during a press conference in the press theatre at the legislature. There are calls for the provincial government to provide translations of the updates in languages other than English. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Interpreters for B.C.’s COVID updates would boost awareness of pandemic protocols, advocate says

Kulpreet Singh says province should provide interpreters for languages other than English.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides the latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the province during a press conference in the press theatre at the legislature. There are calls for the provincial government to provide translations of the updates in languages other than English. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Mission Institution. Kevin Mills / Mission City Record.

New COVID-19 cases linked to Mission Institution

New outbreak could be ‘recipe for disaster’ at Mission Institution, mother of inmate warns

Mission Institution. Kevin Mills / Mission City Record.
An extreme weather shelter is needed to provide space for people who are homeless when the temperature plunges in Abbotsford. (Photo: Submitted)

Abbotsford short of homeless beds, organizers seek facility for winter emergency shelter

Homeless shelters are turning away 20-plus people a night

An extreme weather shelter is needed to provide space for people who are homeless when the temperature plunges in Abbotsford. (Photo: Submitted)
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