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Candles and flowers mark a vigil at the site in Barcelona where Rock’s Ian Wilson (shown in inset with his wife Valerie) and 12 others were killed last week.

Daughter of man killed in Barcelona vows terrorists ‘failed’

Fiona Wilson grateful for ‘extraordinary kindness’ shown in wake of last week’s attack in Spain

Candles and flowers mark a vigil at the site in Barcelona where Rock’s Ian Wilson (shown in inset with his wife Valerie) and 12 others were killed last week.
People walk across the new Vedder Bridge shortly after it opened to the public for one day on Thursday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack says ‘hello’ to new Vedder Bridge

The new Vedder Bridge was open to pedestrians on Thursday in Chilliwack

People walk across the new Vedder Bridge shortly after it opened to the public for one day on Thursday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Mission RCMP are investigating a shoting incident in downtown Mission. The incident occurred early Thursday morning by the Yummy House on First Ave. No injuries have been reported. / Kevin Mills photo

Shot fired in downtown Mission

Mission RCMP investigating early morning shooting incident

Mission RCMP are investigating a shoting incident in downtown Mission. The incident occurred early Thursday morning by the Yummy House on First Ave. No injuries have been reported. / Kevin Mills photo
Members of Mission Search and Rescue prepare to help a paraglider down from a tree. The paraglider was not injured. / Submitted Photo

Paraglider rescued from tree, spends cold night on mountain

Mission Search and Rescue say man was not injured in incident

Members of Mission Search and Rescue prepare to help a paraglider down from a tree. The paraglider was not injured. / Submitted Photo
Baxter, a two-and-a-half-year-old pitbull mix, is one of the dogs that will be donating blood during a blood donor drive on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley in Langley. With Baxter is Andrea Dyck, the clinic’s blood services director.                                 Troy Landreville Langley Times

Canine blood drive in Langley designed to shed positive light on bully breeds

‘We have many pittie-type dogs already in our program, saving lives of people’s dogs every day’

Baxter, a two-and-a-half-year-old pitbull mix, is one of the dogs that will be donating blood during a blood donor drive on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley in Langley. With Baxter is Andrea Dyck, the clinic’s blood services director.                                 Troy Landreville Langley Times
Langley overpass well under budget

Langley overpass well under budget

The new 208th Street overpass is expected to be finished by next year.

Langley overpass well under budget
After arriving at Teen Challenge’s home in south Abbotsford, Selena Friesen planted flowers in memory of her sister.  Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

After 15 years of addiction and crime, Selena Friesen now a ‘star’ at treatment program

After years in prison and addiction, Selena Friesen is making a new life for herself

After arriving at Teen Challenge’s home in south Abbotsford, Selena Friesen planted flowers in memory of her sister.  Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
Langley RCMP have released photos of some of the stolen items.

Langley Mounties find stolen hoard

Almost $70,000 of stolen goods was located on a single property.

Langley RCMP have released photos of some of the stolen items.
Firefighters battle the blaze at Willow View Farms on Wednesday morning.                                  Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News
Firefighters battle the blaze at Willow View Farms on Wednesday morning.                                  Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News
Tristan Underwood flies his kite, demonstrating a craft he says is both sport and art. Kelvin Gawley/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford man flies around the world on kite wings

Tristan Underwood flies sport kites at international festivals

Tristan Underwood flies his kite, demonstrating a craft he says is both sport and art. Kelvin Gawley/Abbotsford News
Submitted photo                                A boat ran aground on Friday night last week along the coast of a small island in Harrison Lake. Two people on board were injured and transported to hospital.

Two injured in nighttime boat crash at Harrison Lake

Search and rescue reminding boaters to use caution at night

Submitted photo                                A boat ran aground on Friday night last week along the coast of a small island in Harrison Lake. Two people on board were injured and transported to hospital.
A roundabout is planned for Vedder Mountain Road and Cultus Lake Road in 2018. (City of Chilliwack image)

Roundabout planned for busy route to Cultus Lake

City of Chilliwack to improve intersection at meeting of Vedder Mountain/Cultus Lake roads

A roundabout is planned for Vedder Mountain Road and Cultus Lake Road in 2018. (City of Chilliwack image)
(Wikimedia Commons/Kam Abbott)

Major changes coming to BC Ferries

Passengers no longer allowed to remain on lower vehicle deck and complete smoking ban coming in 2018.

(Wikimedia Commons/Kam Abbott)
Western News file photo

Abbotsford truck’s crime tour hits Vernon, ditched in Penticton

The truck, stolen from Abbotsford, was involved in an attempted theft and flight from cops in Vernon

Western News file photo
Christopher Nicholson

Jury selection set for Abbotsford cop facing 10 charges

Christopher Nicholson accused of obstruction and breach of trust

Christopher Nicholson
Crash scene. Courtesy RCMP
Crash scene. Courtesy RCMP
Shadow over Langley as eclipse dims sun

Shadow over Langley as eclipse dims sun

A near-total eclipse drew Langley astronomy buffs and others outside to observe.

  • Aug 21, 2017
Shadow over Langley as eclipse dims sun
Surrey Creep Catchers President Ryan LaForge. (Tom Zytaruk photo)

The truth about online vigilante group Creep Catchers: Part Two

Facing increasing scrutiny and criticism for illegal and unethical behaviour

Surrey Creep Catchers President Ryan LaForge. (Tom Zytaruk photo)
Chilliwack man sentenced for carrying rifle through Abbotsford Airport

Chilliwack man sentenced for carrying rifle through Abbotsford Airport

James Kreitewolf was arrested following incident last September

Chilliwack man sentenced for carrying rifle through Abbotsford Airport
VIDEO: Decomposing body found in abandoned Abbotsford home

VIDEO: Decomposing body found in abandoned Abbotsford home

Police and coroner investigating cause of death

VIDEO: Decomposing body found in abandoned Abbotsford home