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Police executed a search warrant at a home on Summit Drive in November 2015. Two men have now pleaded guilty to drug charges in relation to that warrant and to another one at a home on Curlew Drive. (Vikki Hopes file photo)

Guilty pleas issued in Townline Hill drug charges

Two men arrested in Abbotsford in November 2015

Police executed a search warrant at a home on Summit Drive in November 2015. Two men have now pleaded guilty to drug charges in relation to that warrant and to another one at a home on Curlew Drive. (Vikki Hopes file photo)
About 100 cars took part in the first Porsche rally from Langley to Whistler Saturday. Money raised by the event was going to support Pemberton firefighters. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
About 100 cars took part in the first Porsche rally from Langley to Whistler Saturday. Money raised by the event was going to support Pemberton firefighters. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Jason McGraw was arrested by police following a standoff on Riverside Road in Abbotsford in November 2016. He has now been sentenced. (Vikki Hopes file photo)

Couple sentenced in relation to 2016 police standoff

Incident took place at home on Riverside Road in Abbotsford

Jason McGraw was arrested by police following a standoff on Riverside Road in Abbotsford in November 2016. He has now been sentenced. (Vikki Hopes file photo)
X-ray of injured Great Blue Heron. Supplied

Great Blue Heron shot in Langley

Wildlife Rescue centre forced to euthanize protected bird

X-ray of injured Great Blue Heron. Supplied
Abby-Wood? Gibson, Vaughn and Depp have shot here in 2017

Abby-Wood? Gibson, Vaughn and Depp have shot here in 2017

Staff say city now ‘known as Abby-Wood’ after busy film year

Abby-Wood? Gibson, Vaughn and Depp have shot here in 2017
The Spheres at the Amazon campus in Seattle (Instagram – @field_condition)

Vancouver Island mayor looking to bring Amazon headquarters to B.C.

New headquarters could bring up to 50,000 jobs and billions of dollars to the local economy

The Spheres at the Amazon campus in Seattle (Instagram – @field_condition)
Don Putt, 67, who thought he was meeting a 12-year-old boy, at the moment he is met by the anti-pedophile group Creep Catchers at a Chilliwack McDonald’s in October 2016. (YouTube)

Chilliwack man faces four years for sexual assaulting boys in the 1980s

Don Putt first caught by vigilante group Creep Catchers in 2016 leading to historical charges

Don Putt, 67, who thought he was meeting a 12-year-old boy, at the moment he is met by the anti-pedophile group Creep Catchers at a Chilliwack McDonald’s in October 2016. (YouTube)
Homeless referral program launched after years of work

Homeless referral program launched after years of work

‘We’ve heard loud and clear that we need action on the ground.’

Homeless referral program launched after years of work
UPDATE: Inmate recaptured after escape from Fraser Valley prison

UPDATE: Inmate recaptured after escape from Fraser Valley prison

Ralph Radford Chourchene was serving time for vicious gang attacks in Winnipeg

UPDATE: Inmate recaptured after escape from Fraser Valley prison
Fraser Valley Regional District office on Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack.  Paul Henderson/black press

Fraser Valley Regional District politicians vote for pay bump, but uncertainty remains

Chair says plan will tie all directors to residents’ income; Abbotsford mayor says otherwise

Fraser Valley Regional District office on Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack.  Paul Henderson/black press
VIDEO: Plane makes emergency landing at Abbotsford Airport

VIDEO: Plane makes emergency landing at Abbotsford Airport

Nobody injured in incident on Thursday afternoon

  • Sep 21, 2017
VIDEO: Plane makes emergency landing at Abbotsford Airport
VisionQuest in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Chilliwack asking province to regulate drug recovery homes via UBCM

Persistent problems with VisionQuest in the Chilliwack River Valley prompt another ask for scrutiny

VisionQuest in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Seen in the middle of a logged-over area, Tuber, the bull elk formerly known as Line Dancer, is back for another exciting fall season. (Submitted)

Famous elk back with new headgear on Vancouver Island

He’s sporting a tarp, an innertube, and windchimes now but he’s the same frisky fellow from last year.

Seen in the middle of a logged-over area, Tuber, the bull elk formerly known as Line Dancer, is back for another exciting fall season. (Submitted)
No traffic calming needed for Abbotsford neighbourhood: city staff

No traffic calming needed for Abbotsford neighbourhood: city staff

Data doesn’t show need to deter speeders or shortcutters

No traffic calming needed for Abbotsford neighbourhood: city staff
De Jong should run for BC Liberal leader: Gibson

De Jong should run for BC Liberal leader: Gibson

Gibson hails Abbotsford colleague’s speaking ability

De Jong should run for BC Liberal leader: Gibson
Bike lanes, slower speeds considered for McKee Road

Bike lanes, slower speeds considered for McKee Road

Crosswalks and more parking also part of project, which still needs Abbotsford council approval

Bike lanes, slower speeds considered for McKee Road
Are homeless flocking to Fraser Valley from Vancouver? Report finally has answer

Are homeless flocking to Fraser Valley from Vancouver? Report finally has answer

Homeless men and women were asked where they lived previously, how long they’d been without shelter

Are homeless flocking to Fraser Valley from Vancouver? Report finally has answer
A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)                                A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack vigilante tracks down garbage-dumper

Truckload of garbage found last Sunday tossed down a steep embankment over Slesse Creek

A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)                                A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)
Police looking for fast food restaurant robber

Police looking for fast food restaurant robber

Three incidents last week in Abbotsford believed to be connected

Police looking for fast food restaurant robber
An artist’s rendering of the new school building coming to the Dasmesh Punjabi School campus. Submitted

New $11.5 million project undeway at Dasmesh Punjabi School

Abbotsford private school will pay for building with student fees

An artist’s rendering of the new school building coming to the Dasmesh Punjabi School campus. Submitted