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The only identifying mark on the lost urn is the initials B.J. carved into its base. (Chilliwack RCMP)

RCMP look for custodian of urn left at Chilliwack bus stop

Someone found the urn in late November and turned it over to police

The only identifying mark on the lost urn is the initials B.J. carved into its base. (Chilliwack RCMP)
A fire at this house on Yale Road near Banford Road in Chilliwack, seen here on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, resulted in the dismantling of a clandestine drug lab located on the property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Fire at drug lab near elementary school in Chilliwack Sunday

Road back open Tuesday at location of RCMP investigation on Yale Road near Banford

A fire at this house on Yale Road near Banford Road in Chilliwack, seen here on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, resulted in the dismantling of a clandestine drug lab located on the property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A pedestrian died after he was hit by three vehicles on Hwy. 1 east of 264 Street Sunday morning, Jan. 3, 2021, near the Langley-Abbotsford border (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)
A pedestrian died after he was hit by three vehicles on Hwy. 1 east of 264 Street Sunday morning, Jan. 3, 2021, near the Langley-Abbotsford border (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)
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RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (FILE - Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)

Update: Family of 4 killed in Alberta helicopter crash

RCMP responded to emergency signal in rural county, found crashed helicopter, no survivors

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (FILE - Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)
Chilliwack Search and Rescue were out on Dec. 31, 2020 helping a man who went down a cliff. (Chilliwack Search and Rescue)

Chilliwack Search and Rescue spend New Year’s Eve helping man who went down cliff

Busy year for Chilliwack Search and Rescue as they responded to 109 calls in 2020

Chilliwack Search and Rescue were out on Dec. 31, 2020 helping a man who went down a cliff. (Chilliwack Search and Rescue)
Six of the top 10 stories on the Abbotsford News website for 2020 were about the COVID-19 pandemic. (Image courtesy CDC)

Abbotsford News’ 10 most-viewed stories for 2020

Most of the top stories were related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Six of the top 10 stories on the Abbotsford News website for 2020 were about the COVID-19 pandemic. (Image courtesy CDC)
Lina Scott of DeRoche won $100,000 after mistakenly believing she’d won $1,000. (Contributed Photo/BCLC)

Lottery: Deroche woman wins 100 times more money than she thought

Rina Scott thought she won $1,000, wins $100,000

Lina Scott of DeRoche won $100,000 after mistakenly believing she’d won $1,000. (Contributed Photo/BCLC)
Cora the cat enjoys some Christmas comfort after spending the last four months outdoors, surviving in Promontory while trying to find her lost owners. (Facebook photo)

Cora the Chilliwack cat reunited with family after four months on the loose

Cora’s owners moved to the Interior and had lost all hope of seeing her again

Cora the cat enjoys some Christmas comfort after spending the last four months outdoors, surviving in Promontory while trying to find her lost owners. (Facebook photo)
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Inmate death at Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village

Douglas Cody Terrico, serving time for murder passed away on Christmas Day

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TOP LEFT: A COVID-19 testing centre opened at MSA Arena in March. TOP RIGHT: A Black Lives Matter solidarity protest took place in historic downtown Abbotsford on June 5. BOTTOM LEFT: Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr spoke to reporters in New Westminster following the sentencing hearing in February for Oscar Arfmann, who killed Const. John Davidson on Nov. 6, 2017. BOTTOM RIGHT: The Abbotsford Panthers seniors’ girls basketball team celebrated their 3A provincial title on Feb. 29.
TOP LEFT: A COVID-19 testing centre opened at MSA Arena in March. TOP RIGHT: A Black Lives Matter solidarity protest took place in historic downtown Abbotsford on June 5. BOTTOM LEFT: Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr spoke to reporters in New Westminster following the sentencing hearing in February for Oscar Arfmann, who killed Const. John Davidson on Nov. 6, 2017. BOTTOM RIGHT: The Abbotsford Panthers seniors’ girls basketball team celebrated their 3A provincial title on Feb. 29.
Gillian McIntosh of Abbotsford was released from hospital on Christmas Eve – after being critically ill with COVID-19 complications for several weeks – to join her husband Dave and their two children.

Abbotsford mom who gave birth while in coma after getting COVID-19 is back home

Gillian McIntosh was able to celebrate Christmas with her family

Gillian McIntosh of Abbotsford was released from hospital on Christmas Eve – after being critically ill with COVID-19 complications for several weeks – to join her husband Dave and their two children.
The Abbotsford Agrifair sign on Peardonville Road, near Highway 1, has been vandalized for the fourth time this year. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Agrifair sign vandalized for fourth time this year

Damage has cost more than $1,000 in 2020, says board president

The Abbotsford Agrifair sign on Peardonville Road, near Highway 1, has been vandalized for the fourth time this year. (Submitted photo)
A GoFundMe set up for Gabe Choi, a corrections officer killed in a highway crash, saw hundreds of donations in the first 24 hours. (GoFundMe)

‘Outpouring of support’ to remember crash victim Gabe Choi

GoFundMe at more than $28K for corrections officer who succumbed to injuries after wrong-way crash

A GoFundMe set up for Gabe Choi, a corrections officer killed in a highway crash, saw hundreds of donations in the first 24 hours. (GoFundMe)
Chilliwack RCMP called in for assistance from the Explosives Disposal Unit on Dec. 28, 2020 after an explosive device was found in a suspect’s vehicle near the Travelodge in Chilliwack. (File photo)

RCMP detonate ‘explosive device’ found in vehicle in Chilliwack Monday

Two people arrested on scene and Mounties say investigation is ongoing

Chilliwack RCMP called in for assistance from the Explosives Disposal Unit on Dec. 28, 2020 after an explosive device was found in a suspect’s vehicle near the Travelodge in Chilliwack. (File photo)
The Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre is the site of a COVID-19 outbreak in a medicine unit. (Abbotsford News file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared in Abbotsford Regional Hospital medicine unit

Four patients have tested positive, according to Fraser Health

The Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre is the site of a COVID-19 outbreak in a medicine unit. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Sahaara Foundation, which formed in 2018, is hoping to provide menstrual products to those unable to afford them in the Abbotsford area. (Facebook photo)

Sahaara Foundation aims to erase ‘period poverty’ from Abbotsford

New organization providing feminine products to those who cannot afford them

The Sahaara Foundation, which formed in 2018, is hoping to provide menstrual products to those unable to afford them in the Abbotsford area. (Facebook photo)
BJ Meeker and Helena Tetteroo with Mount Cheam Lions Club present a cheque for $1,671 to Chantelle Bowles from Canuck Place in Abbotsford on Dec. 22, 2020. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Lions donate $1,671 to Canuck Place in Abbotsford through raffle

Raffle prizes were all handmade wooden items by Mount Cheam Lions Club member Al Cain

BJ Meeker and Helena Tetteroo with Mount Cheam Lions Club present a cheque for $1,671 to Chantelle Bowles from Canuck Place in Abbotsford on Dec. 22, 2020. (Submitted)
A man used this pellet gun to rob a gas station and a restaurant on Tuesday night (Dec. 29) in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Man with fake gun charged after two robberies in six minutes in Abbotsford

Gas station and restaurant robbed Tuesday night on Immel Street

A man used this pellet gun to rob a gas station and a restaurant on Tuesday night (Dec. 29) in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
A driver and passenger are dead after a head-on collision after fleeing from police while driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes on Highway 1 in Chilliwack on Dec. 29, 2020. The driver of the vehicle that was struck later died at Royal Columbian Hospital. (Shane MacKichan photo)

UPDATE: Three now dead after RCMP try to stop vehicle heading wrong way on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

Correctional officer struck by two fleeing police has died in hospital; police watchdog investigating

A driver and passenger are dead after a head-on collision after fleeing from police while driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes on Highway 1 in Chilliwack on Dec. 29, 2020. The driver of the vehicle that was struck later died at Royal Columbian Hospital. (Shane MacKichan photo)
A small amount of snow is expected to fall mixed with some rain overnight Dec. 29 through to Dec. 30 in the Fraser Valley, but not enough to stick. The rain will continue through the weekend. (Black Press file photo)

Snow and rain expected tonight in Eastern Fraser Valley, but no accumulation

Several rainy days in the forecast for Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Hope

A small amount of snow is expected to fall mixed with some rain overnight Dec. 29 through to Dec. 30 in the Fraser Valley, but not enough to stick. The rain will continue through the weekend. (Black Press file photo)