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Fraser River salmon returns for 2017 have been very low. (Black Press file)

Update: Low salmon returns mean few openings on the Fraser

Sportfishing Alliance says they could use selective fisheries and monitoring

Fraser River salmon returns for 2017 have been very low. (Black Press file)
Tyler Burgess, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant on several charges, was arrested Thursday night in Chilliwack.

Man wanted for ramming police car is arrested after hours-long standoff

Ty Burgess, charged in Abbotsford, is located Thursday night in Chilliwack

Tyler Burgess, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant on several charges, was arrested Thursday night in Chilliwack.
When density knocks: As Abbotsford neighbourhoods change, some residents resist

When density knocks: As Abbotsford neighbourhoods change, some residents resist

New projects face backlash from neighbours as Official Community Plan brings density to new areas

When density knocks: As Abbotsford neighbourhoods change, some residents resist
Investigators were on the scene in May 2015 to investigate the death of Joe Zecca, who was found lying in the road at Lonzo Road and Vedder Way in east Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Guilty plea in 2015 killing of Joe Zecca

Shiloh Davidson to be sentenced for Abbotsford manslaughter

Investigators were on the scene in May 2015 to investigate the death of Joe Zecca, who was found lying in the road at Lonzo Road and Vedder Way in east Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Firefighters extricated a man from this crushed van following a head-on collision Friday. Kevin MacDonald photo
Firefighters extricated a man from this crushed van following a head-on collision Friday. Kevin MacDonald photo
Jenna Hauck/ The Progress                                After being ‘blasted’ by Surrey Creep Catcher president Ryan Laforge for disagreeing with his methods, Marie Bullon created Block Guardians.                                After being ‘blasted’ by Surrey Creep Catcher president Ryan Laforge for disagreeing with his methods, Marie Bullon created Block Guardians. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

The truth about online vigilante group Creep Catchers: Part One

Facing increasing scrutiny and criticism for illegal and unethical behaviour

Jenna Hauck/ The Progress                                After being ‘blasted’ by Surrey Creep Catcher president Ryan Laforge for disagreeing with his methods, Marie Bullon created Block Guardians.                                After being ‘blasted’ by Surrey Creep Catcher president Ryan Laforge for disagreeing with his methods, Marie Bullon created Block Guardians. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
UPDATED: Police surround house on Woodbine Street in Chilliwack

UPDATED: Police surround house on Woodbine Street in Chilliwack

Tactical armoured vehicle called into service in downtown Chilliwack Thursday evening

  • Aug 17, 2017
UPDATED: Police surround house on Woodbine Street in Chilliwack
One of three new judges appointed to the Provincial Court of B.C. will be heading to Penticton’s courtrooms. The remaining two will head to Kelowna and Kamloops.                                File photo

Three new judges appointed in B.C., two senior judges reappointed

Senior judges will serve B.C.-wide, new judges head to Penticton, Kelowna and Kamloops

One of three new judges appointed to the Provincial Court of B.C. will be heading to Penticton’s courtrooms. The remaining two will head to Kelowna and Kamloops.                                File photo
Const. Pat Kelly says he was amazed by the ingenuity that went into building this bridge.                                 Photo: twitter.com/CstKelly

Abbotsford cop finds bridge made of shopping carts, carpet, pallets

‘The ingenuity amazes me,’ officer says, after finding engineering feat in unexpected place

Const. Pat Kelly says he was amazed by the ingenuity that went into building this bridge.                                 Photo: twitter.com/CstKelly
This moose was one of two submitted condom wrapper designs that earned Abbotsford’s Cassidy Luteijn high praise in the ONE condom wrapper design contest.

Abbotsford artist wins big in condom wrapper design contest

Mouat grad Cassidy Luteijn’s pair of designs earn high grades from judges

This moose was one of two submitted condom wrapper designs that earned Abbotsford’s Cassidy Luteijn high praise in the ONE condom wrapper design contest.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer speaks to Langley Tories

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer speaks to Langley Tories

The new party leader came for a picnic and meet-and-greet with local supporters.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer speaks to Langley Tories
Ed Fast, the Conservative MP for Abbotsford.
Ed Fast, the Conservative MP for Abbotsford.
UPDATE: Rolled semi truck cleared after blocking traffic on Highway 1
UPDATE: Rolled semi truck cleared after blocking traffic on Highway 1
Blue Angels coming to Abbotsford in 2018

Blue Angels coming to Abbotsford in 2018

Organizers say 2017 airshow drew around 75,000 people

Blue Angels coming to Abbotsford in 2018
‘Why can’t we be like that?’: Defence minister recalls inspiration in Abbotsford sky
‘Why can’t we be like that?’: Defence minister recalls inspiration in Abbotsford sky
Langley fire on border highway was in marijuana grow op

Langley fire on border highway was in marijuana grow op

Aldergrove blaze blocked northbound traffic on 264 Street for several hours

Langley fire on border highway was in marijuana grow op
Crash on Highway 1 westbound near Mt. Lehman

Crash on Highway 1 westbound near Mt. Lehman

Collision in centre lane; best to find alternate routes

  • Aug 15, 2017
Crash on Highway 1 westbound near Mt. Lehman
It might be fire season but that didn’t stop a hail storm from making driving difficult near the summit on Highway 24 west of Little Fort on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 13. Cooler and wetter weather has reduced the fire danger across most of the southern Interior - at least temporarily.

B.C. highway sees snow in summer

Weeks of hot and dry weather ended by a hailstorm in Little Fort

It might be fire season but that didn’t stop a hail storm from making driving difficult near the summit on Highway 24 west of Little Fort on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 13. Cooler and wetter weather has reduced the fire danger across most of the southern Interior - at least temporarily.
Tree fire leads to on-ramp closure

Tree fire leads to on-ramp closure

Sumas Way westbound on-ramp closed during morning commute

Tree fire leads to on-ramp closure
VIDEO: Drive-by shooting followed by car set on fire

VIDEO: Drive-by shooting followed by car set on fire

No one hurt in Abbotsford incident near Langley border

VIDEO: Drive-by shooting followed by car set on fire