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UPDATE: One driver has died after two-vehicle collision on Abbotsford-Mission Highway

Crash took place Friday in northbound lanes

  • Dec 31, 2021
Abbotsford Police (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
18 employees of Kent Institution have recently tested positive for COVID-19. (File Photo)

18 employees, 2 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Kent Institution

All employees, inmates equipped with masks, CSC says

18 employees of Kent Institution have recently tested positive for COVID-19. (File Photo)
The Central Fraser Valley Transit System is offering free New Year’s Eve service in Abbotsford and Mission. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)

Free transit service for New Year’s Eve in Abbotsford and Mission

Central Fraser Valley Transit System Service free starting at 6 p.m.

The Central Fraser Valley Transit System is offering free New Year’s Eve service in Abbotsford and Mission. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)
Johnathan Rath is shown here during an arrest in August 2018 following a police takedown in the area of Clearbrook Road and Fir Avenue in Abbotsford. (Kevin MacDonald file photo)

Man charged with hotel robbery and liquor-store theft in Abbotsford

Two incidents occurred a few minutes apart on Boxing Day

Johnathan Rath is shown here during an arrest in August 2018 following a police takedown in the area of Clearbrook Road and Fir Avenue in Abbotsford. (Kevin MacDonald file photo)
A crash caused traffic delays on Highway 1 east of Chilliwack on Dec. 30, 2021. (Submitted)

Eastbound crash on Highway 1 east of Chilliwack Thursday afternoon

Both eastbound lanes closed as of 2:30 p.m., cleared by 4 p.m.

A crash caused traffic delays on Highway 1 east of Chilliwack on Dec. 30, 2021. (Submitted)
Vancouver law courts. (File photo)

Judge rules Kelowna RCMP not liable in 2015 high-speed crash on Highway 1 near Abbotsford

Passenger who was injured said police were negligent following drug arrest

Vancouver law courts. (File photo)
Simon Avenue in Abbotsford on Dec. 30, 2021. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford has 350 kilometres of ‘first priority’ roads for snow clearing

Remaining 560 kilometres are addressed once priority roads are ‘under control and safe’

Simon Avenue in Abbotsford on Dec. 30, 2021. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Sabastien Onyemaobi of Mission, earned the Youth Champion of Diversity award in 2020 (pre-pandemic image). Nominations for awards are being accepted until Jan. 7. (Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Award image)

Nominations open for Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

An in-person event is planned for March 2022 to celebrate winners and nominees

Sabastien Onyemaobi of Mission, earned the Youth Champion of Diversity award in 2020 (pre-pandemic image). Nominations for awards are being accepted until Jan. 7. (Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Award image)
Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. The seniors home is one of three locations in the Fraser Valley seeing COVID outbreaks as of Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Google Maps)

COVID outbreaks hit seniors homes in Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack

Care home outbreaks had dwindled to almost nil before the Omicron wave

Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. The seniors home is one of three locations in the Fraser Valley seeing COVID outbreaks as of Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Google Maps)
The Barrowtown Pump Station is getting a backup generator to keep it running during power outages. Funding of $6.5 million is coming from the provincial government. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Barrowtown Pump Station in Abbotsford to get backup generator

Council awards $3.3M contract out of $6.5M grant from the province

The Barrowtown Pump Station is getting a backup generator to keep it running during power outages. Funding of $6.5 million is coming from the provincial government. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford saw its first snowfall of the season on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. More is expected overnight on Dec. 29. (Shane MacKichan)

Arctic outflow finally eases for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley

Environment Canada forecasts snow and seasonal winter temperatures through the weekend

Abbotsford saw its first snowfall of the season on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. More is expected overnight on Dec. 29. (Shane MacKichan)
A video showing an Abbotsford police officer getting a push down a hill from a giggling child has had more than 11,000 views in less than a day. (Screenshot/ Abbotsford Police Department)

VIDEO: Abbotsford police officer hits the toboggan hill with the kids

As community deals with snow and cold, kids and officers still finding ways to have fun

A video showing an Abbotsford police officer getting a push down a hill from a giggling child has had more than 11,000 views in less than a day. (Screenshot/ Abbotsford Police Department)
A snow plow clears drifting snow along Prest Road in Chilliwack in this 2019 file shot. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)

Bitter cold in forecast Wednesday with snow by evening across Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver

5 to 10 cm for region with heavy snow beginning this evening, says Environment Canada

A snow plow clears drifting snow along Prest Road in Chilliwack in this 2019 file shot. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)
The ATSS Key Club handed out dozens of meals to local homeless on Christmas Day. (Submitted)

Abbotsford Traditional Secondary School Key Club spreads holiday cheer through generosity

Local group donates over 70 ready-to-eat meal packages to local homeless on Christmas Day

The ATSS Key Club handed out dozens of meals to local homeless on Christmas Day. (Submitted)
A hummingbird hunkers down on a frozen branch in Agassiz-Harrison. Temperatures dropped to -14 C on Boxing Day, breaking a record that stood since 1933. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
A hummingbird hunkers down on a frozen branch in Agassiz-Harrison. Temperatures dropped to -14 C on Boxing Day, breaking a record that stood since 1933. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
The floodwaters that swept over Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie, starting on Nov. 14, destroyed Ripples Winery on Tolmie Road along with houses and barns on the property. (Photo by Caroline Mostertman)

Class-action lawsuit filed to recoup losses from Sumas Prairie flooding in Abbotsford

Defendants were ‘grossly negligent’ in failing to properly warn residents, lawsuit states

The floodwaters that swept over Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie, starting on Nov. 14, destroyed Ripples Winery on Tolmie Road along with houses and barns on the property. (Photo by Caroline Mostertman)
Fire destroyed a year-round home in Sunshine Valley on the morning of Dec. 28. Fundraising efforts have been swift. (Ryan McNeil/ Facebook)

Sunshine Valley family loses everything to fire just days after Christmas

Small community rallying around family to ensure they have housing, food and clothing

Fire destroyed a year-round home in Sunshine Valley on the morning of Dec. 28. Fundraising efforts have been swift. (Ryan McNeil/ Facebook)
A hungry gull picks away at a dead salmon on the banks of the Goldstream River. The Goldstream Hatchery saw far fewer chum salmon than exected this year due to weather extremes, experts say. (Black Press Media file photo)

Goldstream Hatchery salmon program hit hard by ‘perfect storm’

First drought, then flooding decimate chum numbers in West Shore spawning river

A hungry gull picks away at a dead salmon on the banks of the Goldstream River. The Goldstream Hatchery saw far fewer chum salmon than exected this year due to weather extremes, experts say. (Black Press Media file photo)
Abbotsford’s Jasmit Phulka (left) and Gurbaj Gill arrive at BC Children’s Hospital with a truckload of donated toys. (@JPhulka74 Instagram)

Abbotsford wrestler’s holiday toy drive raises over $20,000

Olympic hopeful Jasmit Singh Phulka helps out Canuck Place and Children’s Hospital for holidays

Abbotsford’s Jasmit Phulka (left) and Gurbaj Gill arrive at BC Children’s Hospital with a truckload of donated toys. (@JPhulka74 Instagram)
The Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen location in west Abbotsford officially opened on Boxing Day. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Popeyes Louisiana Chicken opens in west Abbotsford

Second location opened its doors on Dec. 26, can be found at 30734 Fraser Highway

The Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen location in west Abbotsford officially opened on Boxing Day. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)