Fraser Valley

Smoke blanketed the mountains to the southeast of Chilliwack in the morning of Sept. 26, 2022 due to wildfires in Washington State. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Wildfire smoke wafting back into the ‘Wack and Fraser Valley

Smoke has been drifting north from WA State, and from wildfire south of Eastgate, near Manning Park

 

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Air-quality advisory continues due to wafting smoke across Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

‘Clearing trend expected to start near B.C. coast and move inland,’ said AQ advisory of Sept. 12

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The Flood Falls Trail wildfire near Hope, B.C. is contributing to an air quality advisory throughout the Lower Mainland Sept. 11. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Smoky skies across Lower Mainland as blazes grow in Hope, Manning Park

Air quality advisory in effect for Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver

The Flood Falls Trail wildfire near Hope, B.C. is contributing to an air quality advisory throughout the Lower Mainland Sept. 11. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
A total of 1,017 sales were made last month, a slight increase of 2.4 per compared to July, and a decrease of 51.3 per cent from August, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A total of 1,017 sales were made last month, a slight increase of 2.4 per compared to July, and a decrease of 51.3 per cent from August, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Fraser Valley Comic and Collectible Show returns on Sunday, Sept. 11. (Instagram photo)

Fraser Valley Comic and Collectible Show returns on Sept. 11

Event returns to Abbotsford’s Matsqui Hall for fourth edition

The Fraser Valley Comic and Collectible Show returns on Sunday, Sept. 11. (Instagram photo)
Multiple BC residents have been forced to wait over an hour for an ambulance in the past year due to paramedic shortages. (The News)

Lower Mainland paramedics warn ambulance service critically understaffed

On Aug. 20 there were no ambulances staffed in Maple Ridge

Multiple BC residents have been forced to wait over an hour for an ambulance in the past year due to paramedic shortages. (The News)
Weaker demand has forced prices down for detached homes, falling an average of 3.5 per cent from last month, and 10.2 per cent from their peak price in March. (File photo)

Fraser Valley real estate sales sink for 4th month straight

Total sales in March were 2,580; sales in July were 993

Weaker demand has forced prices down for detached homes, falling an average of 3.5 per cent from last month, and 10.2 per cent from their peak price in March. (File photo)
Environment Canada issues an air quality advisory for the Lower Mainland July 27. It’s expected to last until July 31. (Black Press Media file photo)

Smoke, pollution trigger air quality advisory in Lower Mainland

High concentrations of ground-level ozone, wildfire smoke expected to persist until Sunday

Environment Canada issues an air quality advisory for the Lower Mainland July 27. It’s expected to last until July 31. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dave Proctor ran across Canada in 68 days to beat the record for the fastest cross-country run. On Wednesday, July 20, he passed through Aldergrove. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Record-breaking cross-Canada run passes through Langley, Fraser Valley

Dave Proctor wrapped up his run on Thursday, July 21

Dave Proctor ran across Canada in 68 days to beat the record for the fastest cross-country run. On Wednesday, July 20, he passed through Aldergrove. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Highway 1 eastbound traffic closed at Hunter Creek. (DriveBC highway cam)

Highway 1 congested near Hope after rock debris cleanup caused unexpected delays

DriveBC apologized for ‘any excessive, unexpected delays’ as EB traffic closed at Hunter Creek

Highway 1 eastbound traffic closed at Hunter Creek. (DriveBC highway cam)
The RAW Sports football youth camp makes its debut in Abbotsford later this month.

RAW Sports bringing youth football camp to Abbotsford

Camp making its debut in Abbotsford later this month at MRC Sports Complex

The RAW Sports football youth camp makes its debut in Abbotsford later this month.
Crash reported after 8 a.m. on Highway 1 near Langley. (DriveBC)

Westbound crash on Highway 1 backed up Monday morning traffic

Motorists advised to expect delays as the incident west of Highway 13 and 264th blocked left lane

Crash reported after 8 a.m. on Highway 1 near Langley. (DriveBC)
Cascadia Air held an official ribbon-cutting at the Chilliwack Airport on July 6, 2022 to celebrate the first daily service from Chilliwack in a decade. Cutting the ribbon included Cascadia chief operating officer Jeremy Barrett, Chilliwack councillor Chris Kloot, Mayor Ken Popove, and Magnum Management’s Garry Atkins. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Daily flights from Chilliwack to 6 B.C. destinations celebrated with Cascadia Air ribbon-cutting

A ‘very great, professional approach’ to scheduled air service from Chilliwack, says airport rep

Cascadia Air held an official ribbon-cutting at the Chilliwack Airport on July 6, 2022 to celebrate the first daily service from Chilliwack in a decade. Cutting the ribbon included Cascadia chief operating officer Jeremy Barrett, Chilliwack councillor Chris Kloot, Mayor Ken Popove, and Magnum Management’s Garry Atkins. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
July 6 hydrometric data graph for the Fraser River at Mission. (Government of Canada)

Fraser River levels starting to recede but officials warn ‘waterways are still high and moving fast’

Evacuation alerts will stay in place until water levels recede further, say local governments

July 6 hydrometric data graph for the Fraser River at Mission. (Government of Canada)
Sales last month totalled 1,281, dropping 5.8 per cent from May, adding to a 54 per cent downturn over the previous two months. June sales are down 43 per cent from last year. (File photo)

Property sales down 60% since March: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

Property values still up over 20 per cent across all types from June, 2021

Sales last month totalled 1,281, dropping 5.8 per cent from May, adding to a 54 per cent downturn over the previous two months. June sales are down 43 per cent from last year. (File photo)
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen returned to the Fraser Valley Bandits on Sunday (July 3). (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen returns to Fraser Valley Bandits

Yale Secondary grad back for fourth season with Langley-based CEBL team

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen returned to the Fraser Valley Bandits on Sunday (July 3). (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
Almost bank full conditions on Old Orchard Road in Chilliwack on June 30, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

6 properties on Old Orchard Road were issued evacuation alerts by City of Chilliwack

Fraser River levels to rise over the Canada Day long weekend, warns provincial River Forecast Centre

Almost bank full conditions on Old Orchard Road in Chilliwack on June 30, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
You never know who you’ll meet at the Berry Festival in Abbotsford. Abbotsford News file photo

Abbotsford’s Berry Fest returns with food, family activities and fun times!

Fab Fourever, Roadside Attraction, Feelin’ Alright to hit outdoor stage on July 16

You never know who you’ll meet at the Berry Festival in Abbotsford. Abbotsford News file photo
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