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A 50-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in a head-on crash Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 30) in the 30600 block of Simpson Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Man, 50, critically injured in head-on crash in Abbotsford

Collision takes place Wednesday afternoon on Simpson Road

A 50-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in a head-on crash Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 30) in the 30600 block of Simpson Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Two mug shots of Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink, who on Nov. 30, 2022 was sentenced for several property crimes.

Chilliwack man gets conditional sentence for home break-in

Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink was sentenced for several property crimes

Two mug shots of Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink, who on Nov. 30, 2022 was sentenced for several property crimes.
Tobogganers hit the hill at Exhibition Park on Wednesday (Nov. 30) after a snow day. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Snow day in Abbotsford

Locals went tobogganing and strolled through a winter wonderland at Mill Lake Park

Tobogganers hit the hill at Exhibition Park on Wednesday (Nov. 30) after a snow day. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Environment Canada is warning that roads and sidewalks could be icy overnight Wednesday (Nov. 30) and into Thursday in the eastern Fraser Valley. (Stock photo by Sergey Gorbachev from Pixabay)

WEATHER ALERT: Icy roads could impact eastern Fraser Valley

Environment Canada warns of falling temperatures overnight Wednesday

Environment Canada is warning that roads and sidewalks could be icy overnight Wednesday (Nov. 30) and into Thursday in the eastern Fraser Valley. (Stock photo by Sergey Gorbachev from Pixabay)
The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Women’s prison in Abbotsford declares COVID-19 outbreak

11 inmates have so far tested positive at Fraser Valley Institution

The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The 2022 vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. at 9046 Young Road, hosted in Chilliwack by Ann Davis Transition Society, and UFV. (Black Press file)

Montreal Massacre commemorated with Dec. 6 vigil to fight violence against women in Chilliwack

National Day of Remembrance across Canada is also memorial for 1989 École Polytechnique tragedy

The 2022 vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. at 9046 Young Road, hosted in Chilliwack by Ann Davis Transition Society, and UFV. (Black Press file)
A significant amount of snow has fallen in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

First snowstorm causes delays and closures in Abbotsford

Abbotsford post-secondary schools open, all other public and private schools closed due to snow

A significant amount of snow has fallen in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Dozens of vehicles were stranded on the Northbound lanes of the bridge for several hours Tuesday (nov. 29) as crews worked to plow and salt the bridge deck including several transit busses and semi-trucks. Eventually, Main Road crews were able to get several trucks onto the bridge and began freeing up some of the stuck vehicles. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Dozens of vehicles were stranded on the Northbound lanes of the bridge for several hours Tuesday (nov. 29) as crews worked to plow and salt the bridge deck including several transit busses and semi-trucks. Eventually, Main Road crews were able to get several trucks onto the bridge and began freeing up some of the stuck vehicles. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Pedestrians make their way along Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack on Wednesday. Nov. 30, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. STORM: First storm of the season hit the Fraser Valley hard with more to come

‘For central, eastern Fraser Valley snow should end near noon or early Wednesday afternoon’

Pedestrians make their way along Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack on Wednesday. Nov. 30, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A stretch in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, after snow blankets the region. (@KishtotheL/Twitter)
A stretch in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, after snow blankets the region. (@KishtotheL/Twitter)
Jodine Millar of Coquitlam was last seen on Saturday night (Nov. 26). Her vehicle was involved in a single-car crash on Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Monday night, but was unoccupied when police arrived.

Vehicle of missing Coquitlam woman found unoccupied after freeway crash in Abbotsford

Police fear for safety of Jodine Millar after second car seen leaving collision

Jodine Millar of Coquitlam was last seen on Saturday night (Nov. 26). Her vehicle was involved in a single-car crash on Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Monday night, but was unoccupied when police arrived.
Owen Charpentier, 26, received a six-and-a-half year sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter with a firearm. (File)

Chilliwack man gets six-and-a-half years on manslaughter charge

Owen Charpentier’s lawyers had been seeking six years, while Crown pressed for eight to nine years

Owen Charpentier, 26, received a six-and-a-half year sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter with a firearm. (File)
Traevon Desjarlais-Chalifoux, 17, was found dead in a closet of an Abbotsford group home in September 2020 after being reported missing four days earlier. His mother testified on the first day of a coroners’ inquest into his death on Nov. 28, 2022. (Credit: GoFundMe)
Traevon Desjarlais-Chalifoux, 17, was found dead in a closet of an Abbotsford group home in September 2020 after being reported missing four days earlier. His mother testified on the first day of a coroners’ inquest into his death on Nov. 28, 2022. (Credit: GoFundMe)
IF Abbotsford helped raise $26,150 during the Train the Trainer event on Friday (Nov. 25). (Submitted)

IF Abbotsford raises $26,150 at Train the Trainer event

2022 fundraiser provides money for Starfish Pack and Health in Motion

IF Abbotsford helped raise $26,150 during the Train the Trainer event on Friday (Nov. 25). (Submitted)
IHIT on the scene Oct. 4, 2018 on Yale Road east of Menzies after a shooting left one man dead. (Greg Knill/ Progress file)

Alberta man charged with first-degree murder in 2018 Chilliwack cold case

Kyle Cromarty, 27, killed; Harry Christensen of Alberta in court Monday

IHIT on the scene Oct. 4, 2018 on Yale Road east of Menzies after a shooting left one man dead. (Greg Knill/ Progress file)
Video shot by a citizen outside of Abbotsford Centre on Saturday night (Nov. 26) captured a man under arrest being hit twice in the face by an officer. (Screengrab from video by Marty Gaites)

VIDEO: Abbotsford cop filmed punching man twice during arrest after The Offspring concert

Abbotsford Police Department says professional standards branch is reviewing incident

Video shot by a citizen outside of Abbotsford Centre on Saturday night (Nov. 26) captured a man under arrest being hit twice in the face by an officer. (Screengrab from video by Marty Gaites)
The source of a loud bang that was heard and felt in Abbotsford on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 23 has been traced to the disposal of explosives across the border by the Bellingham Police Department’s bomb squad. (Photo: Bellingham Police website)

Loud bang heard across Abbotsford confirmed as explosives disposal in US

Homes rattled across the community last Wednesday afternoon

The source of a loud bang that was heard and felt in Abbotsford on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 23 has been traced to the disposal of explosives across the border by the Bellingham Police Department’s bomb squad. (Photo: Bellingham Police website)
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. A British Columbia coroner’s jury will begin hearing evidence today into the death of an Indigenous teenager at a group home in the Fraser Valley. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Coroner’s inquest starts into death of Cree teen who died in Abbotsford group home

Body of Traevon Desjarlais found in closet of his group home 4 days after he was reported missing

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. A British Columbia coroner’s jury will begin hearing evidence today into the death of an Indigenous teenager at a group home in the Fraser Valley. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Turkey might be in short supply this Christmas. (Special to Black Press Media)

Avian influenza surge in the Fraser Valley raises questions about Christmas turkey supply

‘The avian influenza epidemic has made it very challenging for turkey producers,’ says rep

Turkey might be in short supply this Christmas. (Special to Black Press Media)
Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)

Robert Macaskill takes the stand in Chilliwack aggravated assault trial

The court also heard from Frank Paul, the man who was seriously injured in the alleged assault

Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)