Jessica Peters

Highway 1 is slow going through Abbotsford as of noon on Sept. 2, with a multi-vehicle collision and heavy traffic. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Rollover crash westbound on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Highway traffic remains backed up to Vedder Canal, getting heavy eastbound as long weekend gears up

Highway 1 is slow going through Abbotsford as of noon on Sept. 2, with a multi-vehicle collision and heavy traffic. (Google Maps)
The mammography unit at Chilliwack General Hospital will be getting state-of-the-art equipment, according to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. It’s one of several projects the foundation is fundraising for. (FVHCF)

Jackpot growing for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s 50/50 campaign

Fundraising campaign closes on Sept. 9; jackpot sitting at about $3,000

The mammography unit at Chilliwack General Hospital will be getting state-of-the-art equipment, according to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. It’s one of several projects the foundation is fundraising for. (FVHCF)
Mitchell Miller, CEO of Atlas Power Technologies in Abbotsford, gives a tour of his facility to ministers Ravi Kahlon and Anne Kang on Aug. 24. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Student research gets $8.6M boost from B.C. government

Funding will increase work opportunities while developing ideas, projects around clean energy

Mitchell Miller, CEO of Atlas Power Technologies in Abbotsford, gives a tour of his facility to ministers Ravi Kahlon and Anne Kang on Aug. 24. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Mitchell Miller, CEO of Atlas Power Technologies in Abbotsford, gives a tour of his facility to ministers Ravi Kahlon and Anne Kang on Aug. 24. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Student research gets $8.6M boost from B.C. government

Funding will increase work opportunities while developing ideas, projects around clean energy

Mitchell Miller, CEO of Atlas Power Technologies in Abbotsford, gives a tour of his facility to ministers Ravi Kahlon and Anne Kang on Aug. 24. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29, 2021. A man was arrested outside her Port Moody home on June 3, 2022 but has since been released. (Photo courtesy of IHIT)

$50K reward renewed for information on Trina Hunt’s murder

Family renews call for leads in cold case on Port Moody woman who was found dead in Hope

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29, 2021. A man was arrested outside her Port Moody home on June 3, 2022 but has since been released. (Photo courtesy of IHIT)
Moms Stop the Harm advocates and supporters gather at Centennial Square on the sixth anniversary of a public health emergency due to the opioid-related deaths across British Columbia, in Victoria on April 14, 2022. B.C. says it has suffered more than 10,000 overdose deaths since the province declared a public health emergency in April 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Moms Stop the Harm planning overdose awareness events across B.C.

Grassroots group teaching naloxone administration and providing place to grieve without stigma

Moms Stop the Harm advocates and supporters gather at Centennial Square on the sixth anniversary of a public health emergency due to the opioid-related deaths across British Columbia, in Victoria on April 14, 2022. B.C. says it has suffered more than 10,000 overdose deaths since the province declared a public health emergency in April 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Kamaljit Sandhu of Abbotsford was killed on July 28. Her husband, Inderjit Sandhu, has been charged with first-degree murder in her death and will be in court in October to fix a date for trial.

Abbotsford man charged with murder of estranged wife back in court in October

Police believe Inderjit Sandhu, 48, killed his wife at their Abbotsford home

Kamaljit Sandhu of Abbotsford was killed on July 28. Her husband, Inderjit Sandhu, has been charged with first-degree murder in her death and will be in court in October to fix a date for trial.
This still image provided by SpaceX shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Space Force Station on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. SpaceX has had a busy month and is launching several more satellites into orbit this August.(SpaceX via AP)

VIDEO: Starlink satellite train wows stargazers across Abbotsford and beyond

Elon Musk’s SpaceX communications company launched 53 new satellites into orbit over the weekend

This still image provided by SpaceX shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Space Force Station on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. SpaceX has had a busy month and is launching several more satellites into orbit this August.(SpaceX via AP)
Researchers at UFV are looking for new moms to participate in a 12-week study. (Pxhere)

New postpartum movement study at UFV needs new moms

Moms will attend exercise programs online or in person for 12 weeks

Researchers at UFV are looking for new moms to participate in a 12-week study. (Pxhere)
Three authors with an interest in Japanese Canadian history and heritage will be taking part in a meet and greet event at Tashme Museum in Sunshine Valley on Aug. 20.

Trio of authors interested in Japanese internment history visiting Tashme Museum near Hope

Meet and greet event planned at historic site with three diverse authors

Three authors with an interest in Japanese Canadian history and heritage will be taking part in a meet and greet event at Tashme Museum in Sunshine Valley on Aug. 20.
Rails, Jails, & Trolleys documents the Indian farmer’s protest and was produced at the South Asian Studies Institute in Abbotsford.

UFV hosting screening of documentary on Indian farmers’ protest

Documentary filmmaker Henna Mann has also created a film about Abbotsford’s historic Gur Sikh Temple

Rails, Jails, & Trolleys documents the Indian farmer’s protest and was produced at the South Asian Studies Institute in Abbotsford.
Friends Elaina Wugalter (left) and Gayle Irving share a laugh at the Sardis Neighbourhood Farm Market at Carman United Church (in Chilliwack) on July 23. They are collecting signatures to bring a renal dialysis unit to Chilliwack for patients east of Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Kidney patients east of Abbotsford lobby for renal centre of their own

Patients in Chilliwack, Hope and beyond spending hours on highways several times a week

Friends Elaina Wugalter (left) and Gayle Irving share a laugh at the Sardis Neighbourhood Farm Market at Carman United Church (in Chilliwack) on July 23. They are collecting signatures to bring a renal dialysis unit to Chilliwack for patients east of Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
The Foundry is hoping to get youth in their Early Psychosis Intervention program doing some fun activities over the rest of the summer, including kayaking. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)

Foundry needs $800 to help make summer memories for Fraser Valley youth

Early psychosis intervention program needs funds for waterslides, kayak and to plan summer BBQ

The Foundry is hoping to get youth in their Early Psychosis Intervention program doing some fun activities over the rest of the summer, including kayaking. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)
Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)

B.C. Green MLA calls for protection of Hope’s Coquihalla River salmon population

Trans Mountain says they are following all regulations and has ‘taken great care’ at river site

Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)
Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)

Group claims Trans Mountain pipeline construction killing salmon near Hope

Trans Mountain project at Coquihalla River has permission to divert stream to replace, twin pipeline

Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
The latest activity in Hope on the Trans Mountain Pipeline is along Old Hope Princeton Way at the Coquihalla River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Pipeline construction in Hope will divert Coquihalla River this month

Trans Mountain says they will restore Coquilhalla River after replacing and adding pipeline section

The latest activity in Hope on the Trans Mountain Pipeline is along Old Hope Princeton Way at the Coquihalla River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
A CF-18, manned by Maple Ridge pilot, Cpt. Jesse Haggart-Smith, arrived in Abbotsford on Aug. 3 for the Abbotsford Airshow, which runs Friday through Sunday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

USAF Thunderbirds roar into Abbotsford for annual airshow

Popular American flight team will perform Saturday and Sunday

A CF-18, manned by Maple Ridge pilot, Cpt. Jesse Haggart-Smith, arrived in Abbotsford on Aug. 3 for the Abbotsford Airshow, which runs Friday through Sunday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Spuzzum First Nation annual First Fish ceremony features family fun, great food and an appreciation of the abundance of nature in a spirit of Indigenous reconciliation. (Submitted)

First Fish ceremony honours abundance of salmon for Spuzzum First Nation

Public invited to attend annual traditional event on Aug. 6 at Alexandra Bridge

The Spuzzum First Nation annual First Fish ceremony features family fun, great food and an appreciation of the abundance of nature in a spirit of Indigenous reconciliation. (Submitted)
An Abbotsford police officer got an assist from a resident when he ran out of gas in a residential neighbourhood recently. (Facebook/Tara Lee MacLeod)

One good turn: Good Samaritan voluntarily fills Abbotsford police officer’s gas tank

Woman offers up gas to stranded officer even as prices at the pump stay high

An Abbotsford police officer got an assist from a resident when he ran out of gas in a residential neighbourhood recently. (Facebook/Tara Lee MacLeod)
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