Fraser Valley

Snow is possible in the higher elevations of the Fraser Valley and beyond today. (Black Press Media files)

Early wet snow possible in the higher elevations of the Fraser Valley

Onset of precipitation with falling temps will bring a risk of wet snow in areas above 300 m

Snow is possible in the higher elevations of the Fraser Valley and beyond today. (Black Press Media files)
The Basketball BC Metro League for youth players will now be rebranded as the Bandits Youth Basketball League. (Submitted)

Basketball BC, Fraser Valley Bandits launch partnerships

Abbotsford-based professional basketball team becomes official naming rights partner for leagues

The Basketball BC Metro League for youth players will now be rebranded as the Bandits Youth Basketball League. (Submitted)
FVRD closed the dog park at Island 22 on Oct. 7 due to black bears hanging around the area. Another sighting was the bear pictured here near the University of the Fraser Valley and the RCMP’s training centre on Sept. 30, which was later tranquilized and relocated up the Chilliwack River Valley. (William Snow photo)

UPDATE: Dog park reopens after bear sightings in Chilliwack

The off-leash portion of FVRD’s Island 22 Regional Park was reopened the day after it was shut down

FVRD closed the dog park at Island 22 on Oct. 7 due to black bears hanging around the area. Another sighting was the bear pictured here near the University of the Fraser Valley and the RCMP’s training centre on Sept. 30, which was later tranquilized and relocated up the Chilliwack River Valley. (William Snow photo)
The PAWS INSIDE Program returned to Fraser Valley correctional facilities to visit staff recently. (Submitted)

SJA Abbotsford therapy dogs return to work with correctional staff

After break due to COVID-19, dogs and staff re-connect at Fraser Valley facilities

The PAWS INSIDE Program returned to Fraser Valley correctional facilities to visit staff recently. (Submitted)
People take in the sights and sunshine along the Vedder River Rotary Trail on March 19, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Fog, clearing and then sunshine for the Fraser Valley

If the forecasters are right Wednesday might be last sunny day to get things done outdoors

People take in the sights and sunshine along the Vedder River Rotary Trail on March 19, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards are set for Nov. 19. (Submitted)

Over $10,000 up for grabs at 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards

Fifth annual event accepting submissions until Oct. 19, show set for Nov. 19

The 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards are set for Nov. 19. (Submitted)
The winter semester at UFV will be similar to this fall, with the majority of instruction occurring online. (File photo)

Winter 2021 classes at UFV will be mostly online

Little change from school’s fall setup, about 15 per cent of students have some face-to-face learning

The winter semester at UFV will be similar to this fall, with the majority of instruction occurring online. (File photo)
B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation seeks nominations for annual teacher award

B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation seeks nominations for annual teacher award

Each year, the BCAITC recognizes a teacher who excels teaching K-12 students about agriculture

B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation seeks nominations for annual teacher award
BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson hints at Highway No. 1 upgrades in Fraser Valley

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson hints at Highway No. 1 upgrades in Fraser Valley

Wilkinson said there will be highway improvement announcements if his party is elected

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson hints at Highway No. 1 upgrades in Fraser Valley
Heavy rain is expected this week. File photo

Rainfall warning says significant showers forecast for entire region

Rain moving across Howe Sound, The Fraser Valley and northern parts of Metro Vancouver this morning.

Heavy rain is expected this week. File photo
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement this week as heavy rains arrive in the Fraser Valley. (Black Press file photo)

First rainstorm of the season pelting the Lower Mainland

Batten down the hatches as heavy rains, wind, and some localized flooding possible

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement this week as heavy rains arrive in the Fraser Valley. (Black Press file photo)
Sunrise at Five Corners, Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2020 just before 7 a.m. shows air quality conditions continue to improve on the tenth day of an air quality alert. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality across the Fraser Valley continues to improve

It’s day 10 of the fine particulate matter advisory but the health index readings are going down

Sunrise at Five Corners, Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2020 just before 7 a.m. shows air quality conditions continue to improve on the tenth day of an air quality alert. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Five Corners, Chilliwack on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at just before 7 a.m. The sky looks brighter and slightly less smoke-filled early in the day but forecasts were calling for widespread smoke again across the region. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress)

Slightly better air quality is what the Fraser Valley woke up to

But ground-level smoke still remains and is expected to remain through the week

Five Corners, Chilliwack on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at just before 7 a.m. The sky looks brighter and slightly less smoke-filled early in the day but forecasts were calling for widespread smoke again across the region. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress)
Slight improvement in the air quality on Sept. 15, 2020 although smoke concentrations still visible at Five Corners in Chilliwack and air quality alert still in effect. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Widespread smoke in the forecast across the region

Air quality and smoky skies for the eighth straight day from Metro Vancouver to the Fraser Valley

Slight improvement in the air quality on Sept. 15, 2020 although smoke concentrations still visible at Five Corners in Chilliwack and air quality alert still in effect. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Planned giving can be an important part of estate planning, and Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation will be hosting two events to discuss how it works, in both Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative Connection)

Planned giving seminars to be hosted by Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Events in Chilliwack and Abbotsford can be attended in person or by joining online

Planned giving can be an important part of estate planning, and Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation will be hosting two events to discuss how it works, in both Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative Connection)
Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack looking eerie at 7 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2020, with visibility obscured due to poor air quality due to dangerously high levels of smoke particles. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress)

Lower Mainland hoping for relief from blanket of smoke that has covered the region

Air quality to start improving but smoke concentrations will vary depending on winds and temperature

Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack looking eerie at 7 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2020, with visibility obscured due to poor air quality due to dangerously high levels of smoke particles. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress)
Highway incident on the Fraser Bridge in Hope on Sept. 10, 2020. (DriveBC)

Highway incident on the Fraser Bridge in Hope causing traffic delays

Road in Hope is open to traffic but motorists are asked to watch for crews on the shoulder

Highway incident on the Fraser Bridge in Hope on Sept. 10, 2020. (DriveBC)
Warmer than seasonal temperatures coming. (Photo by James Day on Unsplash)

Warmer than seasonal temperatures forecast for the Fraser Valley

Last blast of summer with daytime highs Wednesday and Thursday 5 to 10 degrees above seasonal

Warmer than seasonal temperatures coming. (Photo by James Day on Unsplash)
Japanese knotweed is one of the invasive species targeted by Fraser Valley Invasive Species Society and the FVRD. (FVISS)

Wet spring allowed invasive weeds to flourish across the FVRD

FVRD partnered with FV Invasive Species Society to tackle gnarliest invasive species like knotweed

Japanese knotweed is one of the invasive species targeted by Fraser Valley Invasive Species Society and the FVRD. (FVISS)
Vince Li, 26, talks about recovering from COVID-19 on video in a Fraser Health patient story. (Fraser Health/Screen Shot)

VIDEO: Spreading the word about COVID-19 complications among young adults

Part of Fraser Health’s COVID Sense campaign is talking about consequences for youth

Vince Li, 26, talks about recovering from COVID-19 on video in a Fraser Health patient story. (Fraser Health/Screen Shot)