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Telephone townhalls on COVID-19 vaccines will be held in Fraser Valley communities. (Black Press file photo)

Telephone townhalls set for residents to ask questions and learn about vaccines

4 Fraser Valley communities get to interact with panel of health experts during ‘Telephone Townhalls’

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Agassiz boater urges caution on Harrison Lake after saving group of 5 from drowning

James Hogg estimates at least two people were minutes away from dying

A large apartment-and-townhouse development has been proposed for the area of Mt. Lehman Road and Cardinal Avenue in west Abbotsford. (City of Abbotsford)

734-unit apartment-and-townhouse project proposed near Highstreet in Abbotsford

Development planned for Mt. Lehman Road and Cardinal Avenue

This chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack burned to the ground in under an hour on July 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Chickens killed in fire that destroyed Chilliwack barn Tuesday

Poultry barns on same property burned to the ground in August 2020

This chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack burned to the ground in under an hour on July 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
This wall at Abbotsford’s Boardwalk Cafe and Games will soon be created into a mural from a BIPOC artist. (Boardwalk Cafe and Games Instagram)

Abbotsford’s Boardwalk Cafe and Games looking for BIPOC artist for mural

Owner Darin Graham states that downtown is too void of meaningful representation of diverse cultures

This wall at Abbotsford’s Boardwalk Cafe and Games will soon be created into a mural from a BIPOC artist. (Boardwalk Cafe and Games Instagram)
An accident has closed Maclure road. (Kevin MacDonald/photo)

UPDATE: Medevacs called in for 3-vehicle crash on Maclure Road in Abbotsford

Lanes between Trethewey and Gladwin blocked

An accident has closed Maclure road. (Kevin MacDonald/photo)
Even small crashes on the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge can snarl traffic over the Fraser River for several minutes. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Bike, pedestrian lanes for Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge on hold amid seismic upgrades

District, residents urged government to address call for active transportation on bridge

Even small crashes on the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge can snarl traffic over the Fraser River for several minutes. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Langley RCMP found drugs, guns, cash, stolen cars, and even a stolen boat when they raided a rural Abbotsford property in June. (Langley RCMP)

Drug raid by Langley RCMP on rural Abbotsford house nets cash, guns, fentanyl

Police used flashbangs to enter when the occupants wouldn’t open the doors

Langley RCMP found drugs, guns, cash, stolen cars, and even a stolen boat when they raided a rural Abbotsford property in June. (Langley RCMP)
The homeless are among the most vulnerable populations during extreme weather days. The City of Abbotsford has worked with partners to manage two cooling centres as temperatures begin to rise again. (Eric Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress files)

Cooling centres re-open in Abbotsford as temperatures set to rise this week

Two locations available for those who need reprieve from the heat

The homeless are among the most vulnerable populations during extreme weather days. The City of Abbotsford has worked with partners to manage two cooling centres as temperatures begin to rise again. (Eric Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress files)
A mink at a farm on July 9, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins

Moratorium on new B.C. mink farms in place after two more mink test positive for COVID-19

Mink farm moratorium effective immediately with cap on current numbers at Fraser Valley farms

A mink at a farm on July 9, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins
Former masseur Reinhard “Bud” Loewen of Abbotsford has now been charged with 24 counts of sexual assault. (Facebook photo)

Former Abbotsford masseur now faces 24 sexual assault charges

Reinhard ‘Bud’ Loewen formerly operated Bud’s Massage Therapy

Former masseur Reinhard “Bud” Loewen of Abbotsford has now been charged with 24 counts of sexual assault. (Facebook photo)
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Abbotsford council hopeful Dave Sidhu breaks election sign bylaw

Signs are only allowed after the nomination period, which begins on Aug. 10

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Chinook salmon swimming. (Michael Humling photo/US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Groups call for mutual respect while fishing rivers of Fraser Valley

DFO urging ‘respectful behavior and communication’ while folks enjoy local fishing opportunities

Chinook salmon swimming. (Michael Humling photo/US Fish & Wildlife Service)
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Abbotsford apartment listed for $99,900 in court-ordered sale

‘Sold as is where is’ in the description for unit on Tims Street in west Abbotsford

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A BC Wildfire Service Helicopter approaches the fire, carrying a bucket of water. (Photo/Laurie Tritschler)

July Mountain wildfire 1 kilometre away from Coq Highway

Fire crews focused on keeping blaze away from the road

A BC Wildfire Service Helicopter approaches the fire, carrying a bucket of water. (Photo/Laurie Tritschler)
The Salton Road pedestrian and cycling bridge opened to the public in January 2019. (Abbotsford News file photo)

City of Abbotsford seeks public input on Salton Road cycling project

Proposed project picks includes bike path between Salton and Montrose Avenue

The Salton Road pedestrian and cycling bridge opened to the public in January 2019. (Abbotsford News file photo)
About 80 motorcyclists took part in the annual Ride into History which made a stop at Gwynne Vaughan Park in Chilliwack on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Ride into History fundraiser rolls through Fraser Valley

Group of 80 motorcyclists makes stop in Chilliwack while raising money for two charities

About 80 motorcyclists took part in the annual Ride into History which made a stop at Gwynne Vaughan Park in Chilliwack on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sumas Mountain Inter-regional Park. Kelvin Gawley/Abbotsford News

Sumas Mountain Regional Park closed today due to dry conditions

Tinder dry conditions close park, includes Sumas Peak, Chadsey Lake and the Abby Grind

Sumas Mountain Inter-regional Park. Kelvin Gawley/Abbotsford News
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Early morning fire rips through Mission home

All residents evacuated safely from blaze on Hurd Street and Holiday Avenue

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James Leo Gracie, also known as Finn McInnis, “poses a high risk to re-offend,” says Chilliwack RCMP. (RCMP)

RCMP issue warning of dangerous child sex offender living in Chilliwack

61-year-old James Leo Gracie, a.k.a. Finn McInnis, ‘poses a high risk to re-offend,’ says Chilliwack RCMP

James Leo Gracie, also known as Finn McInnis, “poses a high risk to re-offend,” says Chilliwack RCMP. (RCMP)