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Abbotsford business out $49K in invoice email scam

Police warn public to beware of fraudsters seeking payment of bills

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Megan Kinnee, 19, of Maple Ridge died in a motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)

Crown recommends jail time for man convicted of fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford

Megan Kinnee, 19, of Maple Ridge died July 13, 2018 after motorcycle rear-ended SUV

Megan Kinnee, 19, of Maple Ridge died in a motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)
RCMP on scene of a shooting on Victor Street near Bole Avenue in Chilliwack on Feb. 26, 2019. The female in her 40s shot was pronounced dead on March 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

More delays in homicide case against man accused of killing Christine Denham in Chilliwack

Shane Travis Hughes’ second-degree murder case set for jury trial, pre-trial conference is May 20

RCMP on scene of a shooting on Victor Street near Bole Avenue in Chilliwack on Feb. 26, 2019. The female in her 40s shot was pronounced dead on March 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
A Chilliwack home that was built in 1912 for an estimated $900 is now on the market for $1,249,000. (Clark Hitchcock photo)

Chilliwack heritage home comes with fascinating history

On the market now for $1,249,000, Proctor House was built in 1912 for an estimated $900

A Chilliwack home that was built in 1912 for an estimated $900 is now on the market for $1,249,000. (Clark Hitchcock photo)
Mission’s Brent Hayden, shown here displaying his bronze medal, came just short of winning another medal in his comeback in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Brent Hayden Facebook)

Mission Olympian Brent Hayden hangs up the trunks, announces 2nd retirement

Bronze-medal swimmer came close to another medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games

Mission’s Brent Hayden, shown here displaying his bronze medal, came just short of winning another medal in his comeback in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Brent Hayden Facebook)
Dean and Shari Rainkie bought a Set for Life lottery ticket at the Eagle Landing Walmart in Chilliwack and won $675,000. (BCLC photo)

Chilliwack couple ‘Set for Life’ after a shopping trip for a bathing suit

Shari and Dean Rainkie win $675,000 off ticket purchased at Eagle Landing Walmart

Dean and Shari Rainkie bought a Set for Life lottery ticket at the Eagle Landing Walmart in Chilliwack and won $675,000. (BCLC photo)
Abbotsford Police Department officers are on scene at St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary School investigating a threat made on Monday (April 4) morning. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Students at Abbotsford’s St. John Brebeuf, nearby elementary schools evacuated after bomb threat

Everyone at all schools safe and accounted for, normal school activities have resumed

Abbotsford Police Department officers are on scene at St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary School investigating a threat made on Monday (April 4) morning. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford Police warn the public to practice awareness when walking alone, avoid using their phone or headphones and to report suspicious people or activity to them. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Police investigate early-morning sexual assault on Sunday

Assault in business park on South Fraser Way appears to be ‘random incident,’ police say

Abbotsford Police warn the public to practice awareness when walking alone, avoid using their phone or headphones and to report suspicious people or activity to them. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A curtain of rain hanging in front of Vancouver Island, seen from the base of the White Rock Pier in 2020. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Fraser Valley forecast: Some mid-week sunshine between bouts of rain

Wednesday’s forecast is warm and sunny with clear skies

A curtain of rain hanging in front of Vancouver Island, seen from the base of the White Rock Pier in 2020. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A DriveBC image of the current conditions at the Coquihalla Summit. Heavy snow is expected to bring 25 to 40 centimetres of snow by Tuesday, April 5.

Winter storm warning issued for Coquihalla Highway, from Hope to Merritt

Prolonged snowfall event to bring 25 to 40 cm at Coquihalla Summit

A DriveBC image of the current conditions at the Coquihalla Summit. Heavy snow is expected to bring 25 to 40 centimetres of snow by Tuesday, April 5.
A rainfall warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, and a special weather statement is in effect for the Fraser Valley. (Black Press files)

Rainfall warning in effect for Lower Mainland

Areas of Metro Vancouver can expect up to 70 mm of rain

A rainfall warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, and a special weather statement is in effect for the Fraser Valley. (Black Press files)
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PHOTOS: Mission’s carnival at The Junction Shopping Centre

Today is the last day of the carnival; closes at 6 p.m.

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Adam Degenstein turns his horses around while competing in the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match at Greendale Acres in Chilliwack on Saturday, April 2, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Turning the sod on the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match

1,000 people came out to celebrate a century of competitive plowing in Chilliwack

Adam Degenstein turns his horses around while competing in the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match at Greendale Acres in Chilliwack on Saturday, April 2, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Canada China Chamber of Commerce donates $5,650 to farmers affected by floods

Money went to BC Agriculture Council’s ‘Fund for Farmers’ to support B.C. farming community

Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Monik Jaura graduated from UFV in 2021. This year, UFV is launching a three-day campaign to help support students with more scholarships. (UFV image)

UFV aims to establish 22 awards for 22 deserving students in 2022 in 72-hour campaign

University celebrates 48th anniversary with three days of giving for student scholarships

Monik Jaura graduated from UFV in 2021. This year, UFV is launching a three-day campaign to help support students with more scholarships. (UFV image)
The floodwaters that swept over Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie, starting on Nov. 14, destroyed Ripples Winery on Tolmie Road along with houses and barns on the property. (Photos by Caroline Mostertman)

Abbotsford city staff to outline options for flood mitigation

City looking for input on plans that could cost up to $3 billion

The floodwaters that swept over Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie, starting on Nov. 14, destroyed Ripples Winery on Tolmie Road along with houses and barns on the property. (Photos by Caroline Mostertman)
Charles Joshua 'Josh' Cahoon was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with 18 months probation. (Facebook)

One-year jail sentence for volunteer treasurer who stole from Chilliwack Giants football club

‘I stand before you ready to accept the consequences for my poor choices,’ said Josh Cahoon in court

Charles Joshua 'Josh' Cahoon was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with 18 months probation. (Facebook)
Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis, Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun and B.C. Housing Minister David Eby toured some of the city’s homeless camps on Friday, April 1 and discussed supportive housing. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C.’s housing minister tours Abbotsford homeless camps, talks housing with mayor and MLA

David Eby visits Fraser Valley to hear about supportive housing projects

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis, Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun and B.C. Housing Minister David Eby toured some of the city’s homeless camps on Friday, April 1 and discussed supportive housing. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford McDonald’s team members celebrate the grand re-opening of the location at 32983 South Fraser Way. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Abbotsford McDonald’s hosts grand re-opening

Oldest location in Abbotsford receives interior makeover

Abbotsford McDonald’s team members celebrate the grand re-opening of the location at 32983 South Fraser Way. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Police seized large quantities of illegal drugs believed to be methamphetamine, fentanyl and crack cocaine during a March 30, 2022 investigation. (RCMP)

Chilliwack Mounties shut down illegal drug trafficking operation, 2 men arrested

Large quantities of drugs believed to be methamphetamine, fentanyl, crack cocaine seized

Police seized large quantities of illegal drugs believed to be methamphetamine, fentanyl and crack cocaine during a March 30, 2022 investigation. (RCMP)