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Shane Goodvin had just bought a house with wife Laura Major when he started experiencing severe back pain. That led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and the father of five children is now in rough shape. (Submitted photos)

GoFundMe set up for Chilliwack man fighting pancreatic cancer

Shane Goodvin has five children and a loving wife, and he’s worried about their future

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

Police seized two fake guns and a knife on Saturday along Gladys Avenue in east Abbotsford.

Man arrested in Abbotsford after having fake gun for second time this year

Officers respond to all firearm calls as if the guns are real, police say

Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

UPDATE: Tabor Home records 16 deaths and 124 COVID-19 cases

63 per cent of residents at Abbotsford long-term-care facility have tested positive

Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)
Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)
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Two Mission dental offices among only 5 in B.C. to purchase expensive new air-filtration invention

‘My patients can’t wear masks … There’s no other way around it,’ Dr. Stephen Chow said

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An employee at a Chilliwack McDonald’s location tested positive for COVID on Nov. 21 (File photo by The Associated Press)

Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at McDonald’s restaurant in Chilliwack

One case was detected at the Vedder Road location, which briefly closed its doors

An employee at a Chilliwack McDonald’s location tested positive for COVID on Nov. 21 (File photo by The Associated Press)
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COVID-19 exposures recorded at 5 more Abbotsford schools

4 public schools and 1 private school had exposures from Nov. 9 to Nov. 12

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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)
A horse on Yale Road West in Chilliwack peeks out from its shelter at the rainy weather on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Several days of rain in forecast for Fraser Valley after single day of sunshine

According to Environment Canada, rain and showers are expected today until Wednesday

A horse on Yale Road West in Chilliwack peeks out from its shelter at the rainy weather on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Bob Spencer masks up the Three Men Telling Tall Tales Sunday in Abbotsford’s historic downtown. (Photo: Heather Spencer)
Bob Spencer masks up the Three Men Telling Tall Tales Sunday in Abbotsford’s historic downtown. (Photo: Heather Spencer)
Abbotsford City Hall.

Mayor to sit down with Abbotsford’s unhappy cultural organizations

Groups unhappy with consultation on new cultural plan

Abbotsford City Hall.
Saturday’s drive-through food bank at Highstreet is bringing in significant donations today. (Photo: John Morrow)
Saturday’s drive-through food bank at Highstreet is bringing in significant donations today. (Photo: John Morrow)
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)
B.C. Education Minister and MLA-Elect Kelli Paddon join a chorus of voices calling for the resignation of Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld. (File photo)

B.C. Education minister, Chilliwack-Kent MLA-elect call for Neufeld to step down

Kelli Paddon, Rob Fleming condemn Neufeld’s latest derogatory rant comments

B.C. Education Minister and MLA-Elect Kelli Paddon join a chorus of voices calling for the resignation of Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld. (File photo)
Santa Photos will occur at Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre this year, but will be done so in a COVID-19 safe manner. (Highstreet Instagram photo)

COVID-19 safe Santa Photos experience coming to Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre

Masks will be required for all involved, Santa Claus to be seated on a gondola distanced from guests

Santa Photos will occur at Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre this year, but will be done so in a COVID-19 safe manner. (Highstreet Instagram photo)
Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Tabor Home in Abbotsford now has 107 COVID-19 cases

Long-term-care facility says some cases have fully recovered

Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

BCSPCA warns Chilliwack dog owners of toxic substances found in area parks

Keep dogs leashed, if they are ill, seek immediate help, BCSPCA urges

A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Oldhand Coffee in downtown Abbotsford has been closed temporarily due to a link to a COVID-19 case.

Abbotsford coffee shop temporarily closes due to COVID-19

Oldhand Coffee announces a positive COVID-19 case has been linked to shop

Oldhand Coffee in downtown Abbotsford has been closed temporarily due to a link to a COVID-19 case.