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Gabe Choi, a corrections officer, was killed in a highway crash by a car going the wrong way on Highway 1. (GoFundMe)

B.C.’s police watchdog looking for witnesses to Chilliwack crash that killed Gabe Choi

Choi was killed in a two-vehicle collision caused by a car going the wrong way on Highway 1

Gabe Choi, a corrections officer, was killed in a highway crash by a car going the wrong way on Highway 1. (GoFundMe)
Langley Rams head coach Howie Zaron is set to go on trial on a drug trafficking charge this September. (Facebook image)
Langley Rams head coach Howie Zaron, who is a former coach of Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers, is set to go on trial on a drug trafficking charge this September. (Facebook image)

Drug dealing trial for former Valley Huskers coach Howie Zaron set for September

Howie Zaron has said he’s innocent of the charges against him

Langley Rams head coach Howie Zaron is set to go on trial on a drug trafficking charge this September. (Facebook image)
Langley Rams head coach Howie Zaron, who is a former coach of Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers, is set to go on trial on a drug trafficking charge this September. (Facebook image)
Asbestos dumped in the Chilliwack River Valley in February 2016. (Chilliwack Progress file)

New limits on asbestos could cause more illegal dumping in Chilliwack, inspector worries

Asbestos limits can be confusing, leading to people dropping materials illegally

Asbestos dumped in the Chilliwack River Valley in February 2016. (Chilliwack Progress file)
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The new Abbotsford Law Courts are opening on Jan. 18. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

New $152M courthouse in Abbotsford slated to open Jan. 18

Abbotsford Law Courts will house 14 courtrooms, including three Supreme

The new Abbotsford Law Courts are opening on Jan. 18. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

Killer was in ‘psychotic state’ when he stabbed 2 girls at Abbotsford school, says defence lawyer

Closing arguments underway in ‘not criminally responsible’ hearing for Gabriel Klein

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
The Eagle Mountain Elementary school project occurs via Zoom tonight (Wednesday).

Eagle Mountain Elementary virtual open house occurring tonight (Wednesday)

Meeting will provide an update on the new Abbotsford project, ATSS seismic upgrades also on schedule

The Eagle Mountain Elementary school project occurs via Zoom tonight (Wednesday).
Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

Closing arguments to begin at hearing for Abbotsford school stabbing

Final submissions to start Wednesday afternoon for killer of Letisha Reimer, 13

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (bottom right) lights a cigarette during a public school board meeting held via Zoom on Jan. 12. He was also seen drinking from a wine glass before his video feed cut out. (Screenshot)

Chilliwack school trustee asked to resign by peers, lights up cigarette in meeting

Chilliwack school board asked Barry Neufeld to resign due to controversial Facebook post

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (bottom right) lights a cigarette during a public school board meeting held via Zoom on Jan. 12. He was also seen drinking from a wine glass before his video feed cut out. (Screenshot)
Carlton Leith was killed following an alleged altercation with William Trevor Escott in the early hours of Dec. 27. (RCMP photo)

Manslaughter charges filed in death of Chilliwack’s Carlton Leith

Leith died following an alleged confrontation with William Trevor Escott Dec. 27

Carlton Leith was killed following an alleged altercation with William Trevor Escott in the early hours of Dec. 27. (RCMP photo)
King Traditional Elementary School in Abbotsford. Photo courtesy of Abbotsford School District

Three Abbotsford schools closed due to windstorm knocking out power

Heavy winds knock out power to thousands of BC Hydro customers in Lower Mainland

King Traditional Elementary School in Abbotsford. Photo courtesy of Abbotsford School District
A pothole is being patched on Highway 1 after causing issues for motorists this afternoon.

Pothole creates major issues for motorists in Abbotsford

Crews on scene to fix pothole, one lane closed on Highway 1

A pothole is being patched on Highway 1 after causing issues for motorists this afternoon.
This picture shows the large stash of firearms, magazines, silencers and ammunition seized by police as part of an investigation that resulted in charges against Corey Perkins in December 2014. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Abbotsford man loses bid to appeal 2018 conviction for drugs and guns

Corey Perkins received 12-year jail sentence on 10 charges

This picture shows the large stash of firearms, magazines, silencers and ammunition seized by police as part of an investigation that resulted in charges against Corey Perkins in December 2014. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Chilliwack RCMP hunting for 3 suspects after driver carjacked at gun point

Police are looking for witnesses and dashcam footage from an incident that happened Jan. 7

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Chilliwack RCMP at the scene of a police incident after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: IIO investigating after man shot by police near Vedder River in Chilliwack

Man located in his vehicle after alleged domestic incident hours before where a woman was injured

Chilliwack RCMP at the scene of a police incident after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Saanich driver tells police he was ‘only’ going 45 km/h over posted limit

Driver caught going 144 km/h on Greater Victoria-area highway slapped with hefty fines

Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Black Press file photo.

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Outbreak was declared on Dec. 30, 2020; four patients infected

Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Black Press file photo.
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Man allegedly involved in Abbotsford gang-related gunfight is denied bail

Amritpal Saran was charged in relation to August 2020 shooting on Mayfair Avenue

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
Highway 1 at the 232nd Street Overpass, looking east on Jan 11, 2021 around 7:50 a.m. (Drive BC)
Highway 1 at the 232nd Street Overpass, looking east on Jan 11, 2021 around 7:50 a.m. (Drive BC)
Members of the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) with their side-by-side vehicle that helped bring a lost hiker out of Sumas Mountain Regional Park on Jan. 9, 2020. (Photo altered by APD.)

Helicopter and dying cellphone help locate lost hiker in Abbotsford

Hiker on Sumas Mountain stranded in challenging area with no road access

Members of the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) with their side-by-side vehicle that helped bring a lost hiker out of Sumas Mountain Regional Park on Jan. 9, 2020. (Photo altered by APD.)
Brian VanGarderen will be running in the upcoming byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack. (Submitted)
Brian VanGarderen will be running in the upcoming byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack on Feb. 13, 2021. (Submitted)

Abbotsford teacher the fourth and final candidate to join Chilliwack school board byelection race

Brian VanGarderen works as a hearing resource teacher in the Abbotsford School District

Brian VanGarderen will be running in the upcoming byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack. (Submitted)
Brian VanGarderen will be running in the upcoming byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack on Feb. 13, 2021. (Submitted)