Tyler Olsen

The number of newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 rose significantly across the province last week. (Map: Tyler Olsen)
The number of newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 rose significantly across the province last week. (Map: Tyler Olsen)
Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)

COVID-19 exposure notice posted for Nov. 2 Abbotsford-bound flight

BC CDC says there was an exposure event on a second Swoop flight on Nov. 2

Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)
The former site of MSA Hospital on McCallum Road has been unused for more than a decade. That could change soon now that the land has been handed back to the Matsqui First Nation. (File photo)

Matsqui First Nation plan rental housing at former MSA hospital site in central Abbotsford

First Nation governing body member says return of property is a ‘win-win-win’

The former site of MSA Hospital on McCallum Road has been unused for more than a decade. That could change soon now that the land has been handed back to the Matsqui First Nation. (File photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

New COVID-19 outbreak at The Residence in Mission

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Mission retirement home

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. Government photo)

Lower Mainland residents face new restrictions after another 567 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C.

Surging cases prompt new restrictions and stern warning

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. Government photo)
Kartar Rathour, 89, was injured after being pushed to the ground while walking in Abbotsford Friday.
Submitted photo

Elderly Abbotsford man hospitalized after random assault by stranger

Grandson says 89-year-old has a fractured hip and faces surgery after being shoved to the ground

Kartar Rathour, 89, was injured after being pushed to the ground while walking in Abbotsford Friday.
Submitted photo
The final count of mail-in ballots will determine whether BC NDP candidate Pam Alexis or BC LIberal Simon Gibson wins in Abbotsford-Mission.

NDP’s Alexis overtakes Gibson in Abbotsford-Mission as count of mail-in ballots begins

Alexis builds a sizable lead after claiming half of all mail-in ballots counted so far

The final count of mail-in ballots will determine whether BC NDP candidate Pam Alexis or BC LIberal Simon Gibson wins in Abbotsford-Mission.
COVID-19 cases are increasing across British Columbia's most-populated regions.
Maps and charts by Tyler Olsen

INTERACTIVE MAP/GRAPHS: New COVID-19 cases in Fraser Valley have doubled in the last week

More than 100 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed over the last week in the Fraser East region

COVID-19 cases are increasing across British Columbia's most-populated regions.
Maps and charts by Tyler Olsen
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Capella Dance Academy in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

26 COVID-19 cases linked to Chilliwack dance academy as outbreak declared

Parents said academy had stricter COVID-19 protocols than public schools

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Capella Dance Academy in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Abbotsford City Hall

Police building expansion may push up Abbotsford tax rates: consultant

City may be able to keep tax increases below 5%, committee told

Abbotsford City Hall
A man wears a mask at the Sao Paulo International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Why masks are required upon entry to airports in Vancouver & Edmonton – but not Abbotsford

General manager say rules provide ‘flexibility’ while following federal guideline

A man wears a mask at the Sao Paulo International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
(Black Press file photo)

Abbotsford developers could be required to install electric vehicle chargers into new buildings

Installing EV infrastructure much cheaper during building process than afterwards

(Black Press file photo)
A truck crosses the rail line on Vye Road at the site of a promised overpass that is now set to be built. File photo

Budget for Abbotsford highway and overpass project now $20 million higher than first announced

Budget for Highway 11 widening and Vye Road overpass to be set at $47 million

A truck crosses the rail line on Vye Road at the site of a promised overpass that is now set to be built. File photo
The number of new COVID-19 cases has risen sharply in Vancouver and the Fraser North region over the last week.Chart: Tyler Olsen

CHARTS: Weekly COVID-19 case counts continue to rise in Fraser Valley

The number of new COVID-19 cases has risen sharply in Vancouver and the Fraser North region.

The number of new COVID-19 cases has risen sharply in Vancouver and the Fraser North region over the last week.Chart: Tyler Olsen
The city is considering easing the requirements for neighbourhoods to get traffic calming devices like raised crosswalks installed on their local roads.PHOTO: City of Abbotsford agenda package

Abbotsford may make it easier for residents to get traffic-calming devices in their neighbourhoods

City staff suggests easing criteria for roads to qualify for traffic-calming measures

The city is considering easing the requirements for neighbourhoods to get traffic calming devices like raised crosswalks installed on their local roads.PHOTO: City of Abbotsford agenda package
Pixabay photo

‘Horrific’ abuse of volunteers and COVID-19 contact tracers must stop, Chilliwack soccer club says

Parents have become abusive after being told COVID-19 rules, email says

Pixabay photo
Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)

Daily direct flights between Abbotsford and Toronto start Wednesday

Swoop announces new operations at Toronto Pearson Airport

Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)
Final numbers won't be known for weeks, but turnout was down across the board in the Fraser Valley and B.C.Chart: Tyler Olsen

Election turnout down across Fraser Valley and B.C.

Even after thousands of mail-in ballots counted, turnout is likely to fall below 50% in many ridings

Final numbers won't be known for weeks, but turnout was down across the board in the Fraser Valley and B.C.Chart: Tyler Olsen
NEWS FILE PHOTO

Voters in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission and Langley may head back to polls in 2021

Election of local politicians in BC vote would trigger by-elections in several Fraser Valley cities

NEWS FILE PHOTO
BC Liberal candidates Michael de Jong (left) and Bruce Banman are projected to win in Abbotsford West and Abbotsford South, respectively. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford BC Liberals de Jong and Banman heading to Victoria, say Highway 1 widening will be focus

In Abbotsford-Mission, BC Liberal Simon Gibson in close race against NDP’s Pam Alexis

BC Liberal candidates Michael de Jong (left) and Bruce Banman are projected to win in Abbotsford West and Abbotsford South, respectively. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News