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Making the big announcement on Friday night at the Civic Centre were Dynamiters President James Leroux, Mike Gould, Mike’s step-brother Duane Johnson, Dynamiter board members Karrie Hall, Al Rice and Troy Pollock.

Kimberley man pays it back to home town

Mike Gould donates $7.5 million to Kimberley Dynamiters and Kimberley Minor Hockey.

Making the big announcement on Friday night at the Civic Centre were Dynamiters President James Leroux, Mike Gould, Mike’s step-brother Duane Johnson, Dynamiter board members Karrie Hall, Al Rice and Troy Pollock.
Abbotsford father and son win $1 million lottery prize
Abbotsford father and son win $1 million lottery prize
Former Fraser Health CEO Nigel Murray left B.C. in 2014 for a new job in New Zealand. Photo courtesy New Zealand Herald.

Ex-Fraser Health CEO resigns after New Zealand spending scandal

Nigel Murray promises to repay expenses linked to his move from B.C.

Former Fraser Health CEO Nigel Murray left B.C. in 2014 for a new job in New Zealand. Photo courtesy New Zealand Herald.
It was about an hour before 0 Avenue was re-opened to traffic after a van went off the road on the Canadian side and landed in the U.S. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Updated: Cross-border crash clogs Zero Avenue (with video)

Traffic blocked after Canadian vehicle ends up in a U.S. ditch

It was about an hour before 0 Avenue was re-opened to traffic after a van went off the road on the Canadian side and landed in the U.S. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Ike the horse had to be rescued when he fell into a ditch at Campbell Valley park Saturday afternoon. Firefighters used special ropes and straps specifically for rescuing large animals. Curtis Kreklau South Fraser News Services

VIDEO: Langley firefighters lift trapped horse out of ditch

Firefighters used special ropes and straps specifically for rescuing large animals

  • Oct 15, 2017
Ike the horse had to be rescued when he fell into a ditch at Campbell Valley park Saturday afternoon. Firefighters used special ropes and straps specifically for rescuing large animals. Curtis Kreklau South Fraser News Services
Mosquitoes hatching on Matsqui Island may be impacting a large swath of the central Fraser island.

Plan hatched to recon Fraser River mosquito hideaway

Heavily forested Matsqui Island prime breeding ground for pests

Mosquitoes hatching on Matsqui Island may be impacting a large swath of the central Fraser island.
Parking changes come with benefits, challenges

Parking changes come with benefits, challenges

As city targets elimination of surface parking lots, alternatives will change face of Abbotsford

Parking changes come with benefits, challenges
Suspect in fatal crash charged in jewelry heist

Suspect in fatal crash charged in jewelry heist

Anthony Creed Cortez now faces charges in Nelson, Chilliwack and Revelstoke.

Suspect in fatal crash charged in jewelry heist
RCMP Forensics officers investigate the scene of a shooting overnight Oct. 2 at Victoria Avenue and Corbould Street in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Accused in Chilliwack shooting granted bail

Brodie Gregory Douglas of Abbotsford released Friday under strict conditions

RCMP Forensics officers investigate the scene of a shooting overnight Oct. 2 at Victoria Avenue and Corbould Street in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Abbotsford News health coverage wins Jack Webster Award

Abbotsford News health coverage wins Jack Webster Award

Reporter Tyler Olsen honoured for series on Abbotsford Regional Hospital troubles

Abbotsford News health coverage wins Jack Webster Award
This map, released by the Abbotsford Police Department in September 2015, shows the locations of 38 break-ins and attempted break-ins in west Abbosford that had occurred since November 2014.

Surrey man sentenced for Abbotsford home break-ins

Two arrested in 2015 following almost 40 residential thefts

This map, released by the Abbotsford Police Department in September 2015, shows the locations of 38 break-ins and attempted break-ins in west Abbosford that had occurred since November 2014.
Pepper spray incident forces some Sevenoaks merchants to close

Pepper spray incident forces some Sevenoaks merchants to close

Abbotsford Police say assault involving pepper spray took place this afternoon

Pepper spray incident forces some Sevenoaks merchants to close
RCMP is investigating a body that was found near the side of Highway 19 heading northbound just before the Corcan Road overpass. As of Thursday morning (Oct. 12), RCMP had the right lane of the highway blocked off to traffic. — Lauren Collins photo

VIDEO: IIO investigating officer involved shooting on Vancouver Island

One man is dead after police were called to the side of the highway for reports of a man harming himself.

RCMP is investigating a body that was found near the side of Highway 19 heading northbound just before the Corcan Road overpass. As of Thursday morning (Oct. 12), RCMP had the right lane of the highway blocked off to traffic. — Lauren Collins photo
LGBTQ health disparity study in B.C. leads to surprise finding

LGBTQ health disparity study in B.C. leads to surprise finding

Suicidal thoughts and attempts go down by half for straight males in schools with GSAs.

LGBTQ health disparity study in B.C. leads to surprise finding
Abbotsford Regional Hospital File photo

CuddleCot education upped at Abbotsford Regional Hospital since 2016 stillbirth

Woman who suffered stillbirth last year didn’t know about device

Abbotsford Regional Hospital File photo
Homes in a rural Abbotsford neighbourhood are set for rezoning that the city hopes will address the area’s uniqueness. (Google Street View image)

Chickens allowed, cows banned in rural Abbotsford neighbourhood

New zone for hobby farms in allows small-scale agriculture

Homes in a rural Abbotsford neighbourhood are set for rezoning that the city hopes will address the area’s uniqueness. (Google Street View image)
The devastation to the California wine industry has been huge, and the B.C. wine institute is reaching out to help.                                File photo

B.C. Wine Institute reaching out to California

Local industry urged to show support for colleagues affected by California wildfires

The devastation to the California wine industry has been huge, and the B.C. wine institute is reaching out to help.                                File photo
A jury convicted Aaron Douglas of the 2014 murder of Tyler Belcourt and the attempted murder of Penni White, but were undecided on the murder of Richard Blackmon. Jury selection for his second trial is set for September 2018.                                Aaron Douglas is to be re-tried for the murder of Richard Blackmon in 2014. A jury in June could not decide on his guilt or innocence so a new jury selection is scheduled for September 2018.                                Aaron Douglas is to be re-tried for the murder of Richard Blackmon in 2014. A jury in June could not decide on his guilt or innocence so a new jury selection is scheduled for September 2018.

Aaron Douglas to be re-tried for 2014 murder of Richard Blackmon

Convicted of Tyler Belcourt killing in Chilliwack but first jury undecided on Blackmon file

A jury convicted Aaron Douglas of the 2014 murder of Tyler Belcourt and the attempted murder of Penni White, but were undecided on the murder of Richard Blackmon. Jury selection for his second trial is set for September 2018.                                Aaron Douglas is to be re-tried for the murder of Richard Blackmon in 2014. A jury in June could not decide on his guilt or innocence so a new jury selection is scheduled for September 2018.                                Aaron Douglas is to be re-tried for the murder of Richard Blackmon in 2014. A jury in June could not decide on his guilt or innocence so a new jury selection is scheduled for September 2018.
RCMP and paramedics attempt to resuscitate Rob Splitt who was stabbed multiple times in a Chilliwack parking lot on May 3, 2016. (Progress file)

Surprise guilty plea in 2016 homicide downtown Chilliwack

Gerald Dolman’s second-degree murder trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday

RCMP and paramedics attempt to resuscitate Rob Splitt who was stabbed multiple times in a Chilliwack parking lot on May 3, 2016. (Progress file)
Peter Anthony Kampos is charged with attempted murder after a man was shot multiple times in the Chilliwack River Valley on March 25. His bail hearing is set for Nov. 6.

Trial set for man accused in bizarre Chilliwack River Valley shooting

Peter Anthony Kampos also suspected in as many as 22 other shootings at trucks in the Interior

Peter Anthony Kampos is charged with attempted murder after a man was shot multiple times in the Chilliwack River Valley on March 25. His bail hearing is set for Nov. 6.