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The Surrey school district has closed all sites for a snow day Thursday (Jan. 6). (Photo: jordantinney/Twitter)

Southern B.C. could see another 20 cm of snow overnight

Incoming system expected to dump snow across Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

The Surrey school district has closed all sites for a snow day Thursday (Jan. 6). (Photo: jordantinney/Twitter)
Highway 5 between Hope and Merritt is closed in both directions on Sunday (Dec. 18) afternoon after vehicle incidents both northbound and southbound. /File Photo

UPDATE: Highway 5 between Hope and Merritt open after incidents in both directions

Drive BC reported vehicle incidents both northbound and southbound on Highway 5 Sunday

Highway 5 between Hope and Merritt is closed in both directions on Sunday (Dec. 18) afternoon after vehicle incidents both northbound and southbound. /File Photo
According to special weather statements issued by Environment Canada, the Fraser Valley could see 10-15 cm of snow on Sunday and wind chills as low as minus 10-25 degrees until Thursday. (Dec. 18, 2022) /Dillon White Photo

Snowfall and low temperatures expected to continue Sunday throughout Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley could see 10-15 cm of snow and wind chills as low as minus 25 degrees

According to special weather statements issued by Environment Canada, the Fraser Valley could see 10-15 cm of snow on Sunday and wind chills as low as minus 10-25 degrees until Thursday. (Dec. 18, 2022) /Dillon White Photo
Snow is blanketing North Vancouver and the Lower Mainland Sunday (Dec. 18). Residents in parts of the region also reported thundersnow early in the morning. (@jennsaidthis/Twitter)

VIDEO: Rare thundersnow recorded as winter storm hits Lower Mainland once again

Up to 15 cm expected in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley Sunday

  • Dec 18, 2022
Snow is blanketing North Vancouver and the Lower Mainland Sunday (Dec. 18). Residents in parts of the region also reported thundersnow early in the morning. (@jennsaidthis/Twitter)
A woman was seriously injured during a pedestrian hit-and-run on Dec. 16 at Bevan Avenue and Gladwin Road in Abbotsford. (File photo)

Female pedestrian seriously injured following hit-and-run in Abbotsford

Abbotsford Police have identified a driver; seeking witnesses and dashcam footage

A woman was seriously injured during a pedestrian hit-and-run on Dec. 16 at Bevan Avenue and Gladwin Road in Abbotsford. (File photo)
Kevin Stone and wife Michelle (sitting on dragon) pose for a photo with their 15,000-pound, fire-breathing steel dragon named ‘Drogon’ on Dec. 15, 2022 which took more than two years to complete. Drogon is from the hit HBO TV show Game of Thrones. Stone’s popular sculpture has been seen by people around the world via photos and videos they posted to social media of Drogon in the making. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack metal sculptor’s business soars on wings of 15,000-pound fire-breathing dragon

Kevin Stone’s steel sculpture ‘Drogon’ from popular TV show Game of Thrones ready to head to Utah

Kevin Stone and wife Michelle (sitting on dragon) pose for a photo with their 15,000-pound, fire-breathing steel dragon named ‘Drogon’ on Dec. 15, 2022 which took more than two years to complete. Drogon is from the hit HBO TV show Game of Thrones. Stone’s popular sculpture has been seen by people around the world via photos and videos they posted to social media of Drogon in the making. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The repairs included creating new, temporary, bridges for southbound traffic at the Bottletop and Jessica bridge sites, and for northbound traffic at the Juliet bridge site. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation photo)

Momentous moment as Coquihalla Highway reopens 4 lanes after flood repairs to bridges

Temporary repairs done to Jessica, Bottletop, and Juliet bridges with permanent repairs continuing

The repairs included creating new, temporary, bridges for southbound traffic at the Bottletop and Jessica bridge sites, and for northbound traffic at the Juliet bridge site. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation photo)
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement advising of flurries in the forecast starting overnight Dec. 17, 2022. (News Bulletin file)

Wintry mix of weather coming this weekend for Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley

Arctic front moving across south coast expected to bring flurries starting some time Saturday night

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement advising of flurries in the forecast starting overnight Dec. 17, 2022. (News Bulletin file)
Brenda Miller gives three-year-old Kairi Ketler her first haircut at Sassy Cuts on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Kairi is donating her 12-inch ponytails to be made into wigs for kids, and is also fundraising for charity. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progess)

Chilliwack girl, 3, donates ponytails from 1st ever haircut to Wigs for Kids, raises money for charity

Kairi Ketler had 12 inches of hair cut off, helps kids who have lost hair due to cancer

Brenda Miller gives three-year-old Kairi Ketler her first haircut at Sassy Cuts on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Kairi is donating her 12-inch ponytails to be made into wigs for kids, and is also fundraising for charity. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progess)
Arnold and Joanne De Jong were killed in their Abbotsford home in May 2022. (Facebook photo)
Arnold and Joanne De Jong were killed in their Abbotsford home in May 2022. (Facebook photo)
Police vehicles in 9400-block of Rosepark Place in Rosedale where Chilliwack RCMP were executing a search warrant on Dec. 16, 2022 under Controlled Substances Act. (Submitted)

Large police presence noted as Chilliwack RCMP execute search warrant at Rosedale address

ERT on-scene to ‘help ensure safe entry’ to residence with no current risk to public safety

Police vehicles in 9400-block of Rosepark Place in Rosedale where Chilliwack RCMP were executing a search warrant on Dec. 16, 2022 under Controlled Substances Act. (Submitted)
Matthew Roy has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in relation to a stabbing that took place March 6, 2022 in Abbotsford.

Man pleads guilty to Abbotsford stabbing, assault and robbery

Matthew Roy to be sentenced in January for three separate incidents

Matthew Roy has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in relation to a stabbing that took place March 6, 2022 in Abbotsford.
Low-level drug dealers Mark and Jared Boyd received conditional sentence orders in B.C. Supreme Court Dec. 15, 2022. (Black Press file)

Conditional sentences for Chilliwack father and son who trafficked cocaine

A B.C. Supreme Court judge said there’s no risk having the men serve their sentences in the community

Low-level drug dealers Mark and Jared Boyd received conditional sentence orders in B.C. Supreme Court Dec. 15, 2022. (Black Press file)
Two-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 1, east of Prest Road on Dec. 16, 2022. (City of Chilliwack web map)

Two-vehicle crash caused rollover on Highway 1 near Chilliwack

There were no injuries, but fuel was leaking after pickup hit car which led to rollover

Two-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 1, east of Prest Road on Dec. 16, 2022. (City of Chilliwack web map)
A person was killed at the train crossing in Hope, on 6th Avenue early Thursday morning. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

Man dies after being found near Hope train tracks

Man was found near the tracks with injuries and transported to hospital where he died

A person was killed at the train crossing in Hope, on 6th Avenue early Thursday morning. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
A car narrowly avoids hitting oncoming traffic on Highway 1 on Tuesday (Dec. 13).

VIDEO: Abbotsford highway crash sees vehicle swerve into oncoming traffic, but avoid collision

No injuries occur after crash between two vehicles on Highway 1 leads to near disaster

A car narrowly avoids hitting oncoming traffic on Highway 1 on Tuesday (Dec. 13).
Several Mission RCMP cars could be seen along Fourth Ave. on the morning of Dec. 14 after a reported stabbing incident. The integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case. / Kevin Mills Photo

One man is dead after stabbing incident in Mission

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been callled in to investigate

Several Mission RCMP cars could be seen along Fourth Ave. on the morning of Dec. 14 after a reported stabbing incident. The integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case. / Kevin Mills Photo
Yellow tape around a house where a fatal shooting Tuesday night is being investigated by IHIT in the 9700-block of Windsor Street in Chilliwack on Dec. 14, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: IHIT names victim in Tuesday’s homicide in Chilliwack

34-year-old Michael D’Lerma shot and killed inside home on Windsor Street

Yellow tape around a house where a fatal shooting Tuesday night is being investigated by IHIT in the 9700-block of Windsor Street in Chilliwack on Dec. 14, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Some Abbotsford Police Department officers work with the school district as liaison officers, and that program is currently under review. (File photo)

UPDATE: Abbotsford trustees supportive of current school liaison officer program

Abbotsford School District putting longstanding officer liaison program under review

Some Abbotsford Police Department officers work with the school district as liaison officers, and that program is currently under review. (File photo)
The new Abbotsford school board includes (clockwise from top left): Korky Neufeld, Stan Petersen, Jared White, Mike Rauch, Rupi Kanda-Rajwan, Preet Rai and Shirley Wilson. The board was inaugurated on Nov. 15. (Submitted image)

UPDATE: Abbotsford school trustees defend 24% pay increase by previous board

Annual figure jumps to about $239K due to recent changes to remuneration policy, inflation rate

The new Abbotsford school board includes (clockwise from top left): Korky Neufeld, Stan Petersen, Jared White, Mike Rauch, Rupi Kanda-Rajwan, Preet Rai and Shirley Wilson. The board was inaugurated on Nov. 15. (Submitted image)