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Staff and volunteers at Hidden Treasures Thrift Store prepare Christmas gift bags for delivery to Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, a minimum-security federal institution near Harrison Mills. (Contributed Photo/M2/W2 Association)
Staff and volunteers at Hidden Treasures Thrift Store prepare Christmas gift bags for delivery to Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, a minimum-security federal institution near Harrison Mills. (Contributed Photo/M2/W2 Association)
The boil water advisory for areas of Sumas Prairie has now been rescinded.

Boil water advisory for Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie rescinded

Normal water usage can now be resumed for impacted Sumas Prairie residents

The boil water advisory for areas of Sumas Prairie has now been rescinded.
The Abbotsford Flea Market is temporarily closed while they wait to hear more from Fraser Health about the need for vaccination proof for vendors and guests. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Uncertainty around COVID regulations forced closure of Abbotsford Flea Market

Owner said confusion started from call from Fraser Health regarding complaints from the public

The Abbotsford Flea Market is temporarily closed while they wait to hear more from Fraser Health about the need for vaccination proof for vendors and guests. (Facebook photo)
All the departments at Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Hope hospitals are competing in an in-house gingerbread contest, courtesy of the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation as a way to spread joy in the hospitals. (Submitted photo)

SLIDESHOW: Gingerbread house contest a way to spread joy at Fraser Valley hospitals

Sugar and spice and everything nice makes a sweet start to the…

All the departments at Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Hope hospitals are competing in an in-house gingerbread contest, courtesy of the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation as a way to spread joy in the hospitals. (Submitted photo)
An original ink tank from the Abbotsford News will now be salvaged, with the proceeds going to the Salvation Army in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Old newspaper ink tank being salvaged for Abbotsford Salvation Army

Donations coming as Abbotsford News site gets prepped for redevelopment

An original ink tank from the Abbotsford News will now be salvaged, with the proceeds going to the Salvation Army in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
As part of the Think of Me campaign, Abbotsford students have decorated liquor store paper bags with art and messages urging residents to avoid drinking and driving. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford students decorate 1,100 paper bags with anti-impaired-driving messages

Police, liquor stores, school district and ICBC launch Think of Me campaign

As part of the Think of Me campaign, Abbotsford students have decorated liquor store paper bags with art and messages urging residents to avoid drinking and driving. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast for the Lower Mainland. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast for the Lower Mainland. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Logs crashed through windows, a significant amount of mud entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
Logs crashed through windows, a significant amount of mud entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
The most infectious city in the Lower Mainland is now North Vancouver, with 206 cases and a rate of 19 per 100,000. In some areas, the case rate is as high of 25 per 100,000, while the most infectious area in the Fraser Valley (by a large margin), South Mission, has a case rate of 19 per 100,000. BCCDC Map showing case rates from Dec. 10 to 16.

BCCDC: Fraser Valley cities no longer most COVID-infected in Lower Mainland

Case rate has more than halved in most areas since November

The most infectious city in the Lower Mainland is now North Vancouver, with 206 cases and a rate of 19 per 100,000. In some areas, the case rate is as high of 25 per 100,000, while the most infectious area in the Fraser Valley (by a large margin), South Mission, has a case rate of 19 per 100,000. BCCDC Map showing case rates from Dec. 10 to 16.
Tracy Waslenchuk of Maple Ridge and Suzanne Waggett have organized the Christmas Light Parade which rolls through Chilliwack on Sunday, Dec. 19. (Submitted)

Christmas light parade rolls through Chilliwack this weekend

Festive parade of Christmassy vehicles will ‘help spread some joy and holiday spirit,’ says organizer

Tracy Waslenchuk of Maple Ridge and Suzanne Waggett have organized the Christmas Light Parade which rolls through Chilliwack on Sunday, Dec. 19. (Submitted)
People shovel snow outside St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Freezing rain in forecast following overnight snowfall in Eastern Fraser Valley

Folks in Chilliwack and throughout Fraser Valley were out shovelling snow Saturday morning

People shovel snow outside St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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UPDATE: Missing 14-year-old Chilliwack girl found safe and sound

‘Thanks to the media and public for your assistance,’ says RCMP

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A sentencing hearing took place Friday (Dec. 17) for Deepak Sharma of Abbotsford, who was previously convicted of the sexual assault of one of his taxi passengers in West Vancouver. The judge will issue her ruling at a later date.

Crown says former cabbie from Abbotsford should get 6-8 months in jail for sexual assault

Sentencing hearing held for Deepak Sharma, former Hindu temple president

A sentencing hearing took place Friday (Dec. 17) for Deepak Sharma of Abbotsford, who was previously convicted of the sexual assault of one of his taxi passengers in West Vancouver. The judge will issue her ruling at a later date.
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No vaccine mandate for Fraser Cascade School District

SD78 opted against the move for schools in Hope, Agassiz, Yale, Boston Bar and Harrison Hot Springs

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A work crew had to move ahead creating a subfloor in an Abbotsford home with no power, after BC Hydro made the decision to cut the power to the home. (Kelly Sansalone photo)

Abbotsford homeowners shocked to have power cut during flood restoration job

BC Hydro cutting power to flood-damaged homes that have ‘imminent electrical hazards’

A work crew had to move ahead creating a subfloor in an Abbotsford home with no power, after BC Hydro made the decision to cut the power to the home. (Kelly Sansalone photo)
An Abbotsford Facebook group is collecting gift cards to help victims of the recent flooding.

Abbotsford Facebook group collects gift cards for flood victims

Cards passed along to help residents purchase groceries, clothing and other items

An Abbotsford Facebook group is collecting gift cards to help victims of the recent flooding.
Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)

Heavy snowfall expected on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

A snowfall warning has also been issued for the Central and Eastern Fraser Valley

Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)
Abbotsford Police seized items including cocaine, fentanyl and cash during a bust in February 2018. Sukhjit Malhi was later sentenced to under a year in prison. He has now been charged with seven weapon offences. (Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford man who had 8 charges dropped in 2018 now faces 7 weapon charges

Sukhjit Malhi accused of having loaded handgun during traffic stop on Dec. 14

Abbotsford Police seized items including cocaine, fentanyl and cash during a bust in February 2018. Sukhjit Malhi was later sentenced to under a year in prison. He has now been charged with seven weapon offences. (Abbotsford Police Department)
Hope Mayor Peter Robb (right) has a look at the Grinch and his dog, Max. The statue is the newest for the town, and will reappear every holiday season. It was created by Ryan Villiers, who also carved the Rambo statue that normally stands in the same spot. (Submitted photo)

The Grinch stealing hearts this Christmas as Hope’s newest carved statue

Chainsaw carver Ryan Villiers known for his work and created well-loved Rambo statue

Hope Mayor Peter Robb (right) has a look at the Grinch and his dog, Max. The statue is the newest for the town, and will reappear every holiday season. It was created by Ryan Villiers, who also carved the Rambo statue that normally stands in the same spot. (Submitted photo)