Fraser Valley

The Fraser River from Island 22 Regional Park in Chilliwack on April 14, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser River freshet 2021 to be shaped by weather patterns in weeks to come

Fraser snow basin index at 116 per cent above normal on April 1, according to River Forecast Centre

The Fraser River from Island 22 Regional Park in Chilliwack on April 14, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Abbotsford’s Run For Water transforms into Upstream Challenge for 2021

Throughout the month of May participants can take on a number of different activities in the Valley

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People stroll through rows of tulips in bloom during the Tulips of the Valley Festival on May 2, 2017. The colourful spring event, now called Chilliwack Tulips, opens on Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack tulip festival brings colourful salute to spring

More than 6.5 million bulbs in all at this year’s colourful Chilliwack Tulips event

People stroll through rows of tulips in bloom during the Tulips of the Valley Festival on May 2, 2017. The colourful spring event, now called Chilliwack Tulips, opens on Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Oregon spotted frog egg masses near Agassiz. (Fraser Valley Conservancy)

Jumping for joy over Oregon spotted frog discovery near Agassiz

Finding six egg masses could be step toward recovery of Canada’s most endangered amphibian

Oregon spotted frog egg masses near Agassiz. (Fraser Valley Conservancy)
The UFV Food and Agriculture Institute received a grant of $234,859 from the Future Skills Centre (FSC). (UFV photo)

UFV Food and Agriculture Institute receives grant to explore future of food

UFV FAI given grant of close to $235,000 from Future Skills Centre to examine cellular agriculture

The UFV Food and Agriculture Institute received a grant of $234,859 from the Future Skills Centre (FSC). (UFV photo)
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen will be back in Bandits colours for the 2021 season. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen re-signs with Fraser Valley Bandits

Yale Secondary grad rejoining CEBL club for 2021 season, currently excelling in Sweden

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen will be back in Bandits colours for the 2021 season. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Mini Med School 2021 is taking on the timely topics of chronic pain and vaccines this year.

Mini Med School goes virtual in 2021

Free, virtual health sessions focused in 13th year on vaccines and chronic pain

Mini Med School 2021 is taking on the timely topics of chronic pain and vaccines this year.
The Fraser Valley Bandits announced on Wednesday (March 24) that they have re-signed 2020 most valuable player Malcolm Duvivier for the 2021 CEBL season. (File photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits re-sign Malcolm Duvivier

Abbotsford-based basketball club bringing back 2020 team MVP

The Fraser Valley Bandits announced on Wednesday (March 24) that they have re-signed 2020 most valuable player Malcolm Duvivier for the 2021 CEBL season. (File photo)
Voting on the Stó:lō constitution was last November across the Fraser Valley in six villages. (SXTA)

Stólō communities that fell short of voter turnout on constitution working on next steps

‘Our process is still alive and requires ongoing work,’ said Chief Maureen Chapman

Voting on the Stó:lō constitution was last November across the Fraser Valley in six villages. (SXTA)
Fred Lee was master of ceremonies for the virtual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on Wednesday evening (March 10). The event was live-streamed from Tradex in Abbotsford.

Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards presented in 8 categories

Virtual event honours recipients from Langley, Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack

Fred Lee was master of ceremonies for the virtual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on Wednesday evening (March 10). The event was live-streamed from Tradex in Abbotsford.
Former Los Angeles Laker Robert Sacre has been named the new assistant general manager of the Fraser Valley Bandits. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Fraser Valley Bandits sign former L.A. Laker as assistant GM

Canadian basketball star Robert Sacre joining Bandits front office for 2021

Former Los Angeles Laker Robert Sacre has been named the new assistant general manager of the Fraser Valley Bandits. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Blueberry prosciutto goat cheese flatbread is part of the Blueberry Dinner. (BC Blueberry Council photo)

Celebrating the versatility of B.C. blueberries with zesty three-course menu

Fraser Valley foodies may want to take part in virtual cooking demo Friday night with Chef Dez

Blueberry prosciutto goat cheese flatbread is part of the Blueberry Dinner. (BC Blueberry Council photo)
University of the Fraser Valley campus in Abbotsford.

University of Fraser Valley plans for return to on-campus learning this fall

President Joanne Maclean says priority remains health and safety of students, staff and community

University of the Fraser Valley campus in Abbotsford.
The first of 11 Dash 8 Q400 aircraft's have arrived in Abbotsford. Conair Group Inc. will soon transform them into firefighting airtankers. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Conair begins airtanker transformation

Aerial firefighting company creating Q400AT airtanker in advance of local forest fire season

The first of 11 Dash 8 Q400 aircraft's have arrived in Abbotsford. Conair Group Inc. will soon transform them into firefighting airtankers. (Submitted)
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Abbotsford’s Tanya Loewen advances to quarterfinal round of Inked cover girl search

Van Bree Tattoo artist can advance to the semi-final round with a win, voting runs till Thursday

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UFV students in the bachelor of education program have created a number of videos to honour Black History Month. (Submitted)

UFV students honour Black History Month with video collection

Bachelor of Education students create 19 videos highlighting prominent historical Black figures

UFV students in the bachelor of education program have created a number of videos to honour Black History Month. (Submitted)
(Black Press Media files)

Snowfall warning in effect for Fraser Valley

Further 5 cm of snow to fall before turning to rain at noon

(Black Press Media files)
Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work ��� a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

Sts’ailes carver Rocky LaRock honoured by Canada Council for the Arts

The artist’s work is being featured at Abbotsford’s The Reach through May 8

Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work ��� a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
The USITC ruled that Canadian blueberries do not pose a threat to domestic American growers of the berry. (PIxabay photo)

Canadian blueberries ruled not a threat to American producers

American trade group determines import of Canadian blueberries does not pose trade threat

The USITC ruled that Canadian blueberries do not pose a threat to domestic American growers of the berry. (PIxabay photo)
Frigid weather persists across the Fraser Valley after Arctic air moved in and caused a brief hailstorm captured Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Frigid conditions in the Fraser Valley to persist this week

Watch out for Wednesday night in some areas where wind chill values could approach minus 20

Frigid weather persists across the Fraser Valley after Arctic air moved in and caused a brief hailstorm captured Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)