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Up to 20 cm of snow expected in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Up to 20 cm of snow expected in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Environment Canada says snow is expected to fall throughout day and night in Fraser Valley, Feb. 4

Up to 20 cm of snow expected in Chilliwack and Abbotsford
À:lmèlhàwtxw Early Education Centre supervisor Jenn Carman (left) speaks with Minister of State for Child Care, Katrina Chen on June 29, 2018 during Chen’s visit to Chilliwack. Paul Henderson / The Progress.

Fraser Valley childcare professionals worry about new provincial rollout

Many say increasing childcare spaces shouldn’t be priority over staff shortages

À:lmèlhàwtxw Early Education Centre supervisor Jenn Carman (left) speaks with Minister of State for Child Care, Katrina Chen on June 29, 2018 during Chen’s visit to Chilliwack. Paul Henderson / The Progress.
Foster-care system improved following Abbotsford teen’s 2015 suicide, province says

Foster-care system improved following Abbotsford teen’s 2015 suicide, province says

Alex Gervais was placed in motel by ministry, not checked on by caregiver in 10 days prior to death

Foster-care system improved following Abbotsford teen’s 2015 suicide, province says
Barry Shantz in 2015 in front of a homeless camp at Gladys Avenue and Cyril Street. Abbotsford News file photo.

Fraser Valley homeless advocate killed by RCMP leaves behind complicated legacy

Barry Shantz was shot by Lytton police officers after six-hour standoff on Jan. 13

Barry Shantz in 2015 in front of a homeless camp at Gladys Avenue and Cyril Street. Abbotsford News file photo.
TRAFFIC: Roadwork, stalled semi causing major delays on Highway 1 in Langley

TRAFFIC: Roadwork, stalled semi causing major delays on Highway 1 in Langley

Westbound commuters should try the Fraser Highway or 56th Ave

TRAFFIC: Roadwork, stalled semi causing major delays on Highway 1 in Langley
À:lmèlhàwtxw Early Education Centre supervisor Jenn Carman (left) speaks with Minister of State for Child Care, Katrina Chen on June 29, 2018 during Chen’s visit to Chilliwack. .                                Paul Henderson / The Progress

Province bringing 421 new affordable childcare spaces to Fraser Valley

Supporting early childhood educators and creating spaces go hand in hand, minister says

À:lmèlhàwtxw Early Education Centre supervisor Jenn Carman (left) speaks with Minister of State for Child Care, Katrina Chen on June 29, 2018 during Chen’s visit to Chilliwack. .                                Paul Henderson / The Progress
Barry Shantz in 2015 in front of a homeless camp at Gladys Avenue and Cyril Street. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford homeless advocate killed by RCMP in Lytton

Barry Shantz spearheaded getting harm-reduction services in city, changing bylaws around homeless

Barry Shantz in 2015 in front of a homeless camp at Gladys Avenue and Cyril Street. (Abbotsford News file photo)
‘I was alone’: B.C. woman warns others after robber tries to force her to go to ATM

‘I was alone’: B.C. woman warns others after robber tries to force her to go to ATM

Manj Sidhu-Gill was alone in a parking lot on Jan. 15, when a man approached dressed in all black

‘I was alone’: B.C. woman warns others after robber tries to force her to go to ATM
Photo by Dale Klippenstein.

Teen gunmen arrested after holdup at illegal cannabis shop in Abbotsford

Two men demanded cash and weed before taking off on foot

Photo by Dale Klippenstein.
The recovery of a rolled-over dairy truck on Highway 1 was estimated to cost more than $500,000. More than 40,000 litres of milk was lost, with an estimated value of $50,000.                                Ben Lypka/ Abbotsford News

Rolled-over dairy truck in Abbotsford lost 40,000 litres of milk

Truck removed Sunday, Jan. 19, with specialized equipment to upright vehicle

The recovery of a rolled-over dairy truck on Highway 1 was estimated to cost more than $500,000. More than 40,000 litres of milk was lost, with an estimated value of $50,000.                                Ben Lypka/ Abbotsford News
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This suspected dine-and-dasher pulled gun on Abbotsford restaurant staff

Police arrest man after recognizing description of neck and arm tattoos

File photo.
Westbound Highway 1 roll-over crash slowing commuters in Abbotsford

Westbound Highway 1 roll-over crash slowing commuters in Abbotsford

Accident occurred just west of Mt. Lehman Road, left lane blocked

Westbound Highway 1 roll-over crash slowing commuters in Abbotsford
The creamy wreckage of the dairy truck which crashed on Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. Ben Lypka / Abbotsford News.

VIDEO: Highway 1 to look like winter war zone until owners retrieve wrecked vehicles

Tow-truck driver says 30 vehicles still dot snowy landscape, including one rolled-over dairy truck

The creamy wreckage of the dairy truck which crashed on Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. Ben Lypka / Abbotsford News.
Scott Kuebeck is shown here during his Jan. 1, 2017 arrest in Abbotsford. He was sentenced for nine robberies in Abbotsford and Chilliwack in 2017, but released in December, 2019. KAM Productions photo.

Abbotsford bank ATM robbery thwarted by woman standing her ground

Police arrest alleged known robber running down South Fraser wearing balaclava

Scott Kuebeck is shown here during his Jan. 1, 2017 arrest in Abbotsford. He was sentenced for nine robberies in Abbotsford and Chilliwack in 2017, but released in December, 2019. KAM Productions photo.
Heavy snowfall is expected in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley tonight, Jan. 17.

Not over yet: Mixture of snow, freezing rain on way as winter storm tapers in Lower Mainland

Environment Canada releases weather alert for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

Heavy snowfall is expected in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley tonight, Jan. 17.
Screenshot from Investing Trucker Youtube account video.

VIDEO: Semi-truck driver records 22 crashes in one trip from Chilliwack to Abbotsford

‘Treacherous’ morning had emergency crews struggling to reach stranded drivers

Screenshot from Investing Trucker Youtube account video.
File photo.

Abbotsford snowplow driver has advice for winter drivers

Curtis Jones is frustrated with drivers not using common sense

File photo.
Pacific Institution in Abbotsford. File photo.

Meth package shot into B.C. prison with bow and arrow

Investigation now underway and security has been increased

Pacific Institution in Abbotsford. File photo.
UPDATE: Highway 1 westbound between Abbotsford & Chilliwack re-opened, eastbound still closed

UPDATE: Highway 1 westbound between Abbotsford & Chilliwack re-opened, eastbound still closed

Police say they are struggling to reach stranded motorists

UPDATE: Highway 1 westbound between Abbotsford & Chilliwack re-opened, eastbound still closed
TRAFFIC: Multiple Highway 1 accidents between Chilliwack and Abbotsford

TRAFFIC: Multiple Highway 1 accidents between Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Drivers headed in both directions slowed by icy conditions and crashes

TRAFFIC: Multiple Highway 1 accidents between Chilliwack and Abbotsford