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Two people are in hospital after a shooting incident in Mission.

Shooting incident in Mission leaves two people seriously injured

A 61-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman are in hospital

A supporter holds a poster of Shaelene Bell on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Bell’s mother, Alina Durham, is working on getting a bill passed to get an adult alert system in place called Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack mother aims to get Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert bill passed

Alerts currently only issued for children under 18 and missing seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia

Chayne den Ouden holds newborn daughter Sahara while snuggling three-year-old son River at their Chilliwack home on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Rookie Chilliwack RCMP officer helps bring baby into world in hospital parking lot

The second time one of Chayne den Ouden’s newborn babies makes headlines

(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)
(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)
Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Apparel company donates $200,000 worth of gear to first responders in Fraser Valley flood zones

5.11 Tactical donating clothing and footwear for flood relief efforts in Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Among the items police discovered in a stolen vehicle that fled from Abbotsford to Langley on Thursday (Jan. 20) were 12 catalytic converters. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

12 catalytic converters found in stolen vehicle after driver flees from Abbotsford to Langley

‘Prolific offender’ Tyson Fust, 27, of Langley now faces 13 charges

Among the items police discovered in a stolen vehicle that fled from Abbotsford to Langley on Thursday (Jan. 20) were 12 catalytic converters. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
SinAmen Bun Co. is set to open in downtown Abbotsford in the near future. (SinAmen Bun Co. Instagram photo)

SinAmen Bun Co. expanding into Abbotsford

Chilliwack establishment offering sweet and savoury buns and hot dogs opening soon in Abbotsford

SinAmen Bun Co. is set to open in downtown Abbotsford in the near future. (SinAmen Bun Co. Instagram photo)
A pedestrian suffered serious injuries after a collision with a vehicle on Thursday evening. (Shane MacKichan photo)

VIDEO: Pedestrian suffers serious injury after collision with vehicle in Abbotsford

Abbotsford Police Department closed McCallum Road for several hours on Thursday to investigate

A pedestrian suffered serious injuries after a collision with a vehicle on Thursday evening. (Shane MacKichan photo)
The Red Lion Inn and Suites on Pauline Street in Abbotsford was sold to the province last year, with a long-term plan for the hotel and two adjacent lots to become a permanent supportive-housing building. The province announced on Jan. 20, 2022 that the site will now also include eight complex-care spaces.

Former Abbotsford hotel to offer ‘complex care’ spaces for homeless people

Red Lion among 4 facilities that will offer support services for those with aggressive behaviour

The Red Lion Inn and Suites on Pauline Street in Abbotsford was sold to the province last year, with a long-term plan for the hotel and two adjacent lots to become a permanent supportive-housing building. The province announced on Jan. 20, 2022 that the site will now also include eight complex-care spaces.
A total of 12 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Abbotsford’s Bevan Lodge.

Twelve people test positive at Abbotsford’s Bevan Lodge care facility

Fraser Health reports all individuals are in self-isolation, working to prevent further infection

A total of 12 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Abbotsford’s Bevan Lodge.
The naming process for Abbotsford Traditional Secondary and Middle Schools has been slowed down.

Abbotsford Traditional renaming process slows down

Board of education meeting reveals new timeline and planning for renaming of school

The naming process for Abbotsford Traditional Secondary and Middle Schools has been slowed down.
Maureen Keyes, owner of Xtreme Talent Dance Company in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News file photo)

Owner of Abbotsford dance studio says industry continues to be impacted

Latest restrictions affected registration, says Maureen Keyes of Xtreme Talent Dance Company

Maureen Keyes, owner of Xtreme Talent Dance Company in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News file photo)
An eagle swooping over the Skagit River in search of salmon. (Mike Benbow)

Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs credits international coalition for Silverdaisy win

First Nations on both sides of the border collaborated to protect watershed

An eagle swooping over the Skagit River in search of salmon. (Mike Benbow)
The Skagit River, seen here with Mt. Baker looming overhead, will be protected from mining activity following an agreement between Imperial Metals Crop. and the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission. (Tim Palmer photo)

Hope-area environmentalists applaud Silverdaisy watershed agreement

Previous mining operations in the Skagit River Donut Hole left lasting damage

The Skagit River, seen here with Mt. Baker looming overhead, will be protected from mining activity following an agreement between Imperial Metals Crop. and the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission. (Tim Palmer photo)
A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)
Crews work to repair the Bottletop Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, Nov. 27 2021. (B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Drivers told not to stop for photos along flood-damaged Coquihalla highway

Reopening to traffic quickly followed by reports of unprepared drivers

Crews work to repair the Bottletop Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, Nov. 27 2021. (B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Thomas Dawson Peacock

Surrey man pleads guilty to sexual interference in Abbotsford

Two other charges against Thomas Peacock expected to be stayed at sentencing

Thomas Dawson Peacock
The Dairy Queen/Orange Julius location inside Sevenoaks Shopping Centre has closed up shop. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Dairy Queen/Orange Julius at Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre closes

Location that served ice cream, fast food and juice closed earlier this month, two DQ’s still in Abby

The Dairy Queen/Orange Julius location inside Sevenoaks Shopping Centre has closed up shop. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford. As of Jan. 19, 28 inmates have tested positive. (Abbotsford News file photo)

28 inmates at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford test positive for COVID-19

All in-person visits are temporarily suspended, says Correctional Service of Canada

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford. As of Jan. 19, 28 inmates have tested positive. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Potholes on DeLair Road by DeLair Park on Jan. 10, 2022. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Pothole reports in Abbotsford almost twice what they were from same time last year

Damage occurring through the community, says city spokesperson

Potholes on DeLair Road by DeLair Park on Jan. 10, 2022. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)