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The dikes protecting much of the Fraser Valley, including Abbotsford, have been found to be inadequate to withstand an earthquake.                                File photo

City wants to know about danger quakes pose to Abbotsford’s dike system

City commissioning report to examine seismically unstable flood protections

The dikes protecting much of the Fraser Valley, including Abbotsford, have been found to be inadequate to withstand an earthquake.                                File photo
No one is believed to have been injured in a fire at a homeless camp early this morning in Abbotsford. Craig Valcourt image
No one is believed to have been injured in a fire at a homeless camp early this morning in Abbotsford. Craig Valcourt image
Langley couple Drew and Kailey St. Cyr were honeymooning in Hawaii when a ballistic missile alert was sent to their phone. Photo courtesy Drew St. Cyr

‘There was nowhere to go’ — Langley couple caught in false Hawaii missile alert

Drew and Kailey St. Cyr were on their honeymoon in Hawaii when they received a terrifying message

Langley couple Drew and Kailey St. Cyr were honeymooning in Hawaii when a ballistic missile alert was sent to their phone. Photo courtesy Drew St. Cyr
Fentanyl-laced meth and phones seized after second prison drone drop

Fentanyl-laced meth and phones seized after second prison drone drop

A pre-Christmas drone drop was followed by a second incident in Abbotsford on Dec. 30

Fentanyl-laced meth and phones seized after second prison drone drop
Fentanyl-laced meth and phones seized after second prison drone drop

Fentanyl-laced meth and phones seized after second prison drone drop

A pre-Christmas drone drop was followed by a second incident in Abbotsford on Dec. 30

Fentanyl-laced meth and phones seized after second prison drone drop
The Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plan services Abbotsford and Mission. File photo

Three companies added to city’s water plant lawsuit

Abbotsford suing companies that designed Norrish Creek water plant for damage from flooded in 2015

The Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plan services Abbotsford and Mission. File photo
Traffic on 16 Avenue east of 232 Street in Langley slowed to a single lane while police cruisers were stationed at what appears to be an entrance road to a private property. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Traffic on 16 Avenue east of 232 Street in Langley slowed to a single lane while police cruisers were stationed at what appears to be an entrance road to a private property. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Some renters, unable to find pet-friendly accommodation, are surrendering their animals to local shelters. Wikipedia file image

Little room for pets in current rental market

Some people are giving up their animals in order to find accomodation

Some renters, unable to find pet-friendly accommodation, are surrendering their animals to local shelters. Wikipedia file image
COLUMN: Plenty of political stories in 2017

COLUMN: Plenty of political stories in 2017

New governments and old faces dominate year’s news

COLUMN: Plenty of political stories in 2017
VIDEO: Week in Review — Jan. 13
VIDEO: Week in Review — Jan. 13
The proposed Wall Farm development from a 2014 Langley Township report.

Wall Farm development stalled over highway upgrades

The project can’t begin until a highway interchange is rebuilt.

The proposed Wall Farm development from a 2014 Langley Township report.
UPDATE: Drone delivery of ‘THC butter’ and tobacco intercepted at Abbotsford prison

UPDATE: Drone delivery of ‘THC butter’ and tobacco intercepted at Abbotsford prison

Staff intercepted $26,500 worth of drone-delivered contraband just before Christmas

UPDATE: Drone delivery of ‘THC butter’ and tobacco intercepted at Abbotsford prison
The price of a typical home in Abbotsford is nearly $800,000.

Price of typical Abbotsford home closes in on $800k

Price of apartments up more than 80% over last two years

The price of a typical home in Abbotsford is nearly $800,000.
UPDATE: Highway 1 reopened in Abbotsford after brief closure

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopened in Abbotsford after brief closure

Power lines forced highway closure between Sumas and Whatcom exits

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopened in Abbotsford after brief closure
Late December’s ice storm resulted in more than 900 calls to 9-1-1. Jennifer Puffer photo

More than 900 emergency calls during Fraser Valley ice storm

FVRD to increase staff at soon-to-close fire dispatch centre

Late December’s ice storm resulted in more than 900 calls to 9-1-1. Jennifer Puffer photo
(Langley Times file photo)

Electronic rail warning signs to come to Lower Mainland by end of 2018

The signs were originally meant as part of the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor project, finished in 2014

(Langley Times file photo)
Police investigating racist epithet written in Abbotsford school

Police investigating racist epithet written in Abbotsford school

Teenagers were kicked out of the school by custodian Wednesday evening

Police investigating racist epithet written in Abbotsford school
Environment Canada has a winter storm watch in effect for the central Fraser Valley including Hope and Chilliwack. (Thinkstock)

Winter storm watch issued for central and eastern Fraser Valley

Chilliwack and Hope could be hit with ‘adverse weather conditions’ by Thursday

  • Jan 10, 2018
Environment Canada has a winter storm watch in effect for the central Fraser Valley including Hope and Chilliwack. (Thinkstock)
Emergency room congestion has plagued Abbotsford Regional Hospital for years. File photo

Some patients waiting for eight hours in Abbotsford ER: nurses union

Union calls for Fraser Health to finally fix persistent congestion issues

Emergency room congestion has plagued Abbotsford Regional Hospital for years. File photo
City manager George Murray is retiring after five years on the job. Submitted

City Manager George Murray to retire

After heart attack, Murray to step down after five years in the job

City manager George Murray is retiring after five years on the job. Submitted