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Three people rescued after falling through ice in Mission

Two adults and one child fell through the ice while skating on a small pond

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Caleb Kinvig decorates his tree for his senior match in the Planting Intergenerational Promises program at Upper Sumas Elementary. (Submitted photo)

Project at Abbotsford school helps students cope with trauma of flooding

Grade 3 class at Upper Sumas Elementary makes Christmas trees and cards for seniors

Caleb Kinvig decorates his tree for his senior match in the Planting Intergenerational Promises program at Upper Sumas Elementary. (Submitted photo)
Velma and Henry Braun, mayor of Abbotsford, offered up a video of them reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in 2020, and the classic video is still available to watch on the city’s website and YouTube. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Abbotsford mayor and wife read classic children’s Christmas book

Tune in to watch couple read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Velma and Henry Braun, mayor of Abbotsford, offered up a video of them reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in 2020, and the classic video is still available to watch on the city’s website and YouTube. (Screenshot)
Ryan Bathgate standing over the water meter in his front yard. He received the largest water bill of any single-family residence in all of Mission. Patrick Penner / Mission Record

Mission man angered after receiving $6,000 water bill from city

City says they’ve been trying to get homeowner to fix leak since May, will adjust bill once fixed

Ryan Bathgate standing over the water meter in his front yard. He received the largest water bill of any single-family residence in all of Mission. Patrick Penner / Mission Record
Sisters Jennifer (left) and Brianna Plett get a closer look at a Honda Civic Jennifer was nominated for after her family lost several cars in the flooding in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News)

Family nominates youngest daughter for free Honda following Abbotsford floods

Family lost four vehicles when deep floodwaters hit their Arnold home

Sisters Jennifer (left) and Brianna Plett get a closer look at a Honda Civic Jennifer was nominated for after her family lost several cars in the flooding in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News)
Andrew Charpentier (second from left) is arrested in the 45900 block of Wellington Avenue in Chilliwack after allegedly stealing from flood victims on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Man arrested in Chilliwack accused of stealing from Abbotsford flood victims

Andrew Charpentier has been charged with four counts of break-and-enter

Andrew Charpentier (second from left) is arrested in the 45900 block of Wellington Avenue in Chilliwack after allegedly stealing from flood victims on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
Extreme weather shelters have been opened in Abbotsford, and shelters in Chilliwack are also responding to the incoming cold weather. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Abbotsford opening extreme weather shelters for Christmas weekend

Shelters open in Chilliwack and Abbotsford as arctic outflow expected to settle over Fraser Valley

Extreme weather shelters have been opened in Abbotsford, and shelters in Chilliwack are also responding to the incoming cold weather. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Abbotsford residents whose homes require repair or rebuilding from the recent flooding will not have to pay building-permit fees, and the application process is being sped up. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)

Building-permit fees waived in Abbotsford for flood-damaged homes

City also agrees to speed up application process for impacted property owners

Abbotsford residents whose homes require repair or rebuilding from the recent flooding will not have to pay building-permit fees, and the application process is being sped up. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)
Dr. Andy Edelson and Judith Ray stand in front of Mission Memorial Hospital in May of 2021, holding an example of a CT scan where significant damage has occurred. Edelson said in cases like these, getting an immediate diagnosis could save lives. Now Mission is getting its own CT scanner. Patrick Penner File Photo

New CT scanner approved for Mission Regional Hospital

Total cost for scanner and renovations estimated to be more than $8.4 million

  • Dec 22, 2021
Dr. Andy Edelson and Judith Ray stand in front of Mission Memorial Hospital in May of 2021, holding an example of a CT scan where significant damage has occurred. Edelson said in cases like these, getting an immediate diagnosis could save lives. Now Mission is getting its own CT scanner. Patrick Penner File Photo
The Abbotsford Flea Market was temporarily closed while they waited to hear more from Fraser Health about the need for vaccination proof for vendors and guests. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford Flea Market can operate without vaccine requirement, says Fraser Health

Phone call regarding complaints was made in error, health authority tells market owner

The Abbotsford Flea Market was temporarily closed while they waited to hear more from Fraser Health about the need for vaccination proof for vendors and guests. (Facebook photo)
In the wake of new public health orders announced Tuesday (Dec. 21), services have been reduced at Abbotsford Recreation Centre and Matsqui Recreation Centre. (File photo)

City of Abbotsford reduces services at rec centres, cancels gatherings at facilities

Swimming still permitted under new provincial health orders announced Tuesday

In the wake of new public health orders announced Tuesday (Dec. 21), services have been reduced at Abbotsford Recreation Centre and Matsqui Recreation Centre. (File photo)
Highway 1 closed between Hope and Boston Bar. Avalanche danger zone is between Ross Road and Boston Bar Station Road for 59.6 kilometres. (DriveBC)

Highway 1 closed between Hope and Boston Bar due to avalanche activity

There is no detour information available at the moment, according to DriveBC

Highway 1 closed between Hope and Boston Bar. Avalanche danger zone is between Ross Road and Boston Bar Station Road for 59.6 kilometres. (DriveBC)
Traffic has slowed significantly along Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope, particularly in the Ruby Creek area as icy conditions persist throughout. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Traffic has slowed significantly along Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope, particularly in the Ruby Creek area as icy conditions persist throughout. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Abbotsford teen Alexis Mulder donated fundraised items to local homeless last week. (Submitted)

Abbotsford teen distributes fundraised items to homeless

16-year-old Alexis Mulder hands out emergency tents, emergency blankets, hygiene kits and socks

Abbotsford teen Alexis Mulder donated fundraised items to local homeless last week. (Submitted)
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Abbotsford hospital workers receive surprise Christmas cards

Around 300 cards delivered to cars in staff parking lot thanking employees for hard work

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Gavin King, 8, of Coquitlam crafted mini clay Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford-based Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue. (Submitted photo)

Boy, 8, crafts clay Christmas trees and raises $3,500 for Abbotsford search-and-rescue team

Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue visits Gavin King of Coquitlam to thank him

Gavin King, 8, of Coquitlam crafted mini clay Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford-based Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue. (Submitted photo)
Farmers from helping farmers evacuate cattle from a flooded farm on the Interprovincial Highway near No. 3 Road, in Abbotsford on Nov. 17, 2021. (Chris Kloot file photo)

Emergency feed program offers immediate help for B.C.’s flooded livestock producers

$1M in funding from Emergency Management BC earmarked to cover hay, forage

Farmers from helping farmers evacuate cattle from a flooded farm on the Interprovincial Highway near No. 3 Road, in Abbotsford on Nov. 17, 2021. (Chris Kloot file photo)
Former UFV student Jason Beck has moved on to a notable career with the BC Sports Hall of Fame and was recently named the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. (Submitted)

University of the Fraser Valley honours BC Sports Hall of Fame curator

UFV Distinguished Alumni Award given to BC Sports Hall of Fame’s Jason Beck

Former UFV student Jason Beck has moved on to a notable career with the BC Sports Hall of Fame and was recently named the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. (Submitted)
Cover of Lest We Forget What Our Eyes Have Seen, a book by Abbotsford artist Manjit Sandhu.

Abbotsford artist publishes illustrative book of local history

Manjit Sandhu’s new book pays tribute to those who contributed to creating city

Cover of Lest We Forget What Our Eyes Have Seen, a book by Abbotsford artist Manjit Sandhu.
Freezing rain and heavy snow in winter storm forecast Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)

Freezing rain alert for Fraser Valley, Coquihalla, with heavy snow in storm forecast Tuesday

Total snowfall up to 25 cm in higher elevations, freezing rain overnight across FV, Coq, and Hwy 3

Freezing rain and heavy snow in winter storm forecast Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)