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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID outbreaks over at Chilliwack, White Rock care homes, new ones declared in Surrey, PoCo

Fraser Health announces care home outbreaks at Surrey’s Fleetwood Villa, Nicola Lodge in Port Coquitlam

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Noort Developments hopes to build a six-storey apartment along Emerson Street in central Abbotsford.

Six-storey apartment building proposed for Emerson Street in Abbotsford

Proposal set for public hearing after council raises no objections

Noort Developments hopes to build a six-storey apartment along Emerson Street in central Abbotsford.
Canadian Tire owner Marcel Nadeau (right) presents a cheque to Robert W. Beischer, Fund Development Co-ordinator for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack Canadian Tire owners make sizable donation to Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Marcel and Stella Nadeau are helping the FVHCF campaign to buy a Radiographic Fluoroscopic unit

Canadian Tire owner Marcel Nadeau (right) presents a cheque to Robert W. Beischer, Fund Development Co-ordinator for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted photo)
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Abbotsford wind storm
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Farmers protest rally in Abbotsford
Farmers protests in Abbotsford
B.C. Supreme Courthouse in New Westminster. (Black Press file photo)

Abbotsford youth worker acquitted of sexual exploitation of student

Woman was accused of having sexual relationship with teenage girl in late 1990s

B.C. Supreme Courthouse in New Westminster. (Black Press file photo)
Free Grace Baptist Church on Wellington Avenue – seen here on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 – was one of two churches in Chilliwack that continued to hold in-person services despite public health orders. Chilliwack RCMP announced on Dec. 6 they were investigating. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Free Grace Baptist Church on Wellington Avenue – seen here on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 – was one of two churches in Chilliwack that continued to hold in-person services despite public health orders. Chilliwack RCMP announced on Dec. 6 they were investigating. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A live performance from KISS is available to live stream for fans through the Abbotsford Centre.

KISS-ing 2020 away with the Abbotsford Centre

New Year’s Eve stream from hall of fame rockers offered by Abbotsford Centre

A live performance from KISS is available to live stream for fans through the Abbotsford Centre.
Illegal drug overdoses have killed at least 47 people in Abbotsford this year. (Black Press file photo)

Dozens have died as Abbotsford’s overdose crisis has worsened during pandemic

More than 30 people died between April and October in Abbotsford as city heads for grim record

Illegal drug overdoses have killed at least 47 people in Abbotsford this year. (Black Press file photo)
Google Maps screenshot taken at 8:31 a.m.

TRAFFIC: Northbound crash on Highway 11 between Abbotsford and Mission

Crash reported just before 8:30 a.m. at intersection with Bateman Road

Google Maps screenshot taken at 8:31 a.m.
Nine employees at Abbotsford’s Rossdown Farms and Natural Foods have tested positive for COVID-19. (Facebook photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Abbotsford poultry plant

Rossdown Natural Foods Ltd. on Bradner Road sees nine employees test positive

Nine employees at Abbotsford’s Rossdown Farms and Natural Foods have tested positive for COVID-19. (Facebook photo)
Protestors display signs at the Indian farmers’ rally at Exhibition Park on Saturday. The gatherings have been occurring daily in Abbotsford for the entire month of December. (Manjot Nagra photo)

Local connections fuelling ongoing Abbotsford farmers protests

Large gathering occurs on Saturday, Mayor Henry Braun makes brief comment on protests

Protestors display signs at the Indian farmers’ rally at Exhibition Park on Saturday. The gatherings have been occurring daily in Abbotsford for the entire month of December. (Manjot Nagra photo)
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Man pepper-sprays Subway worker during attempted robbery in Abbotsford

Victim was not seriously injured in incident on Wednesday night

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
Jason Alan Obert walks away from the Creep Catchers camera crew and into the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre parking lot after being filmed Oct. 14, 2016.

Former Mission principal given 15-year teaching ban following Creep Catchers sting

B.C.’s Teacher Regulation Branch ruled on Jason Alan Obert’s punishment on Dec. 3

Jason Alan Obert walks away from the Creep Catchers camera crew and into the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre parking lot after being filmed Oct. 14, 2016.
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Seabird Island immersion camps gets government support

Immersion camps designed to explore life’s journey, bring healing

Courtesy/Seabird Island Band
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‘I’ve never been so scared in my life’: Hiker recounts wife’s rescue from Cascade Falls in Mission

Artur Siewierski wants to fundraise for Mission Search and Rescue Society after desperate rescue

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Johan Dekker shocked not just his girlfriend, Mallie Moore, when he proposed atop Mount Woodside, but also photographer Emily Peter who happened to be in the right place at the right time on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (Emily Peter Photography)

Surprise mountaintop proposal shocks Abbotsford woman and Chilliwack photographer

‘It was just meant to be that I was on that mountain that morning,’ said photographer Emily Peter

Johan Dekker shocked not just his girlfriend, Mallie Moore, when he proposed atop Mount Woodside, but also photographer Emily Peter who happened to be in the right place at the right time on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (Emily Peter Photography)
The Abbotsford Police Department held “Project Blitzen v.2” from Dec. 3 to 12 to target property offenders near retail stores. (Photo illustration by Dale Klippenstein)

Abbotsford Police hold 10-day project to target property crime near stores

Project Blitzen results in 18 files and several arrests from Dec. 3 to 12

The Abbotsford Police Department held “Project Blitzen v.2” from Dec. 3 to 12 to target property offenders near retail stores. (Photo illustration by Dale Klippenstein)
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Medical evacuation at Kent Institution

Emergency workers dispatched Wedensday afternoon by air, ground

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Gillian McIntosh of Abbotsford was finally able to meet her newborn son Travis Len over the weekend. McIntosh was in an induced coma due to COVID-19 when she gave birth to him on Nov. 10, and was eased out of sedation late last week. She has now tested negative for the virus.

Abbotsford mom with COVID-19 who gave birth while in coma finally meets her newborn son

Gillian McIntosh, diagnosed with virus on Nov. 6, comes off ventilator

Gillian McIntosh of Abbotsford was finally able to meet her newborn son Travis Len over the weekend. McIntosh was in an induced coma due to COVID-19 when she gave birth to him on Nov. 10, and was eased out of sedation late last week. She has now tested negative for the virus.
Gurpreet Singh of Abbotsford was last seen on Thursday, Dec. 10.

Police still trying to locate man, 22, missing from Abbotsford

Gurpreet Singh was last seen on Thursday, Dec. 10 in west Abbotsford

Gurpreet Singh of Abbotsford was last seen on Thursday, Dec. 10.
Abbotsford health-care worker Linda Latour is the first in Fraser Health to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. (Photo from Fraser Health video)

Abbotsford health-care worker first in Fraser Health to receive COVID-19 vaccine

More than 4,000 workers will receive first of two doses of Pfizer vaccine this week

Abbotsford health-care worker Linda Latour is the first in Fraser Health to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. (Photo from Fraser Health video)