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The two orphaned bear cubs at Langley’s Critter Care Wildlife Society, a sister and brother, are to be named through a contest by the public. (Critter Care Wildlife Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Orphaned bear cubs at Langley shelter to be named by public

A contest runs to Dec. 20 to name the brother and sister cubs

The two orphaned bear cubs at Langley’s Critter Care Wildlife Society, a sister and brother, are to be named through a contest by the public. (Critter Care Wildlife Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Abbotsford’s RAD Torque Systems has donated $50,000 to help with flood relief efforts in the Fraser Valley and challenges other businesses to follow suit. (RAD Torque Systems Facebook photo)

Abbotsford’s RAD Torque Systems donates $50,000 to flood relief efforts

Local torque wrench company challenges other businesses to do the same to help community

Abbotsford’s RAD Torque Systems has donated $50,000 to help with flood relief efforts in the Fraser Valley and challenges other businesses to follow suit. (RAD Torque Systems Facebook photo)
Farmer Avtar Dhillon was surprised to see that his saffron plants survived the	catastrophic flooding that hit the Sumas Prairie area of Abbotsford in mid-November.	(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford saffron farm suffers major flood losses, but crop is in renewal

Small glimmer of hope amid devastating situation for Sumas Prairie family

Farmer Avtar Dhillon was surprised to see that his saffron plants survived the	catastrophic flooding that hit the Sumas Prairie area of Abbotsford in mid-November.	(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
The District of Hope is working with the province to identify the most at-risk areas in Hope, and will be asking for “significant” funding for flood mitigation. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

District of Hope will ask province for ‘significant funding’ in wake of flooding events

Offloading costs of dike authority to municipalities isn’t working, says Hope mayor

The District of Hope is working with the province to identify the most at-risk areas in Hope, and will be asking for “significant” funding for flood mitigation. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Special weather statements are in effect for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 - 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

More rain and wind to hit Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley starting tomorrow

40 to 60 mm of rain expected, winds speeds from 60 to 80 km

Special weather statements are in effect for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 - 11. (News Bulletin file photo)
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Kent council seeks public input on cannabis cultivation bylaw

The public hearing takes place Monday, Dec. 13

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Upper Sumas Elementary and Matsqui Elementary School are being renamed respectively as Semá:th and Mathxwi. (File photos)

Pair of Abbotsford elementary schools being renamed

Upper Sumas and Matsqui receiving names to reflect Halq’eméylem language of the Stó:lō First Nations

Upper Sumas Elementary and Matsqui Elementary School are being renamed respectively as Semá:th and Mathxwi. (File photos)
Riverside Street between Townshipline and Hallert roads was blocked off Sunday (Dec. 5), as investigators collected evidence following the discovery of human remains in a car fire. (Facebook photo)

Homicide team rules death in Abbotsford car fire as ‘non-suspicious’

Autopsy complete following incident Sunday morning on Riverside Street

Riverside Street between Townshipline and Hallert roads was blocked off Sunday (Dec. 5), as investigators collected evidence following the discovery of human remains in a car fire. (Facebook photo)
Tyrone McNeil, tribal chief of Sto:lo Tribal Council, and chair of the Emergency Planning Secretariat. (Facebook/Seabird Island screenshot)

Indigenous-led action plan focused on flood management for entire Lower Mainland

Planning must take increasing regularity of climate change disasters into account, says tribal chief

Tyrone McNeil, tribal chief of Sto:lo Tribal Council, and chair of the Emergency Planning Secretariat. (Facebook/Seabird Island screenshot)
A white SUV is the suspect vehicle in a string of home-garage break-ins early Tuesday morning (Dec. 7) in the Eagle Mountain subdivision.

Abbotsford Police report break-ins of four home garages within 35 minutes

Thefts took place early Tuesday morning in Eagle Mountain subdivision

A white SUV is the suspect vehicle in a string of home-garage break-ins early Tuesday morning (Dec. 7) in the Eagle Mountain subdivision.
Highway 1 at Bridal Falls looking east. (DriveBC)

Highway 1 fully reopened between Abbotsford, Hope

Still unnecessary travel on Highway 1 should be avoided through Fraser Valley, officials say

Highway 1 at Bridal Falls looking east. (DriveBC)
Two RCMP officers on the scene of the crash last night. Shane MacKichan photo.

2 pedestrians struck by vehicle in Mission, 1 killed

Collision occurred on Lougheed Highway, other patient in critical condition

Two RCMP officers on the scene of the crash last night. Shane MacKichan photo.
BC Hydro is notifying North Island customers of a scheduled power outage that is set to occur on Oct. 4 at 10:00 p.m. (BC Hydro logo)
BC Hydro is notifying North Island customers of a scheduled power outage that is set to occur on Oct. 4 at 10:00 p.m. (BC Hydro logo)
Mark Strahl joined the Fraser Valley Angling Guides Association in delivering flood cleanup kits donated by GlobalMedic to those experiencing localized flooding issues in the Fraser Valley. (Mark Strahl/ Facebook)

‘Selfless and heroic actions’ taken by Fraser Valley residents during flood, says MP

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl tells House of Commons about positive stories during flooding

Mark Strahl joined the Fraser Valley Angling Guides Association in delivering flood cleanup kits donated by GlobalMedic to those experiencing localized flooding issues in the Fraser Valley. (Mark Strahl/ Facebook)
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Inmate dies at Mountain Institution

Douglas Holtam was serving time for two counts of murder

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Volunteers rallied to fill and place sandbags during the worst of the Fraser Valley flooding, but now those sandbags need to be disposed of. (Submitted photo)

City of Chilliwack offers two locations for sandbag disposal

With flood waters receding, thousands of sandbags need to be safely dealt with

Volunteers rallied to fill and place sandbags during the worst of the Fraser Valley flooding, but now those sandbags need to be disposed of. (Submitted photo)
Students in Mrs. Dorsey’s Grade 3 class at Dr. Roberta Bondar Elementary School wrote letters to the military thanking them for helping in Abbotsford during the recent flooding. (Submitted)

Abbotsford students write thank-you letters to soldiers who provided flood aid

Mrs. Dorsey’s Grade 3 class at Dr. Roberta Bondar Elementary School thank Canadian Armed Forces

Students in Mrs. Dorsey’s Grade 3 class at Dr. Roberta Bondar Elementary School wrote letters to the military thanking them for helping in Abbotsford during the recent flooding. (Submitted)
Highway 7 near Agassiz is clear Tuesday morning. Travel restrictions have been lifted for Highway 7 between Mission and Hope. (Screenshot/DriveBC)

Hwy. 7 open to all travel between Mission and Hope

Essential travel restrictions lifted Monday evening

Highway 7 near Agassiz is clear Tuesday morning. Travel restrictions have been lifted for Highway 7 between Mission and Hope. (Screenshot/DriveBC)
A photo from the Abbotsford Police Department shows the fake gun (left) that was seized from a suspect on Saturday (Dec. 4) compared to a real police-issued handgun.

Mission man charged with pointing fake gun at a driver in Abbotsford

Police say imitation handgun was found in waistband of suspect’s pants

A photo from the Abbotsford Police Department shows the fake gun (left) that was seized from a suspect on Saturday (Dec. 4) compared to a real police-issued handgun.
The floodwaters that swept over Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie, starting on Nov. 14, destroyed Ripples Winery on Tolmie Road along with the distillery, crops, equipment, houses and barns on the property. (Photos by Caroline Mostertman)

Abbotsford farmer and winery owner shares thoughts on devastating flood losses

Ripples Winery among the casualties in catastrophic flooding on Sumas Prairie

  • Dec 6, 2021
The floodwaters that swept over Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie, starting on Nov. 14, destroyed Ripples Winery on Tolmie Road along with the distillery, crops, equipment, houses and barns on the property. (Photos by Caroline Mostertman)