Tyler Olsen

COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at four mushroom farms operated by Highline Farms. (Google Street View image)

Outbreaks declared at four Fraser Valley mushroom farms after dozens of positive COVID-19 cases

Fifty-nine employees at four Highline Farms locations have tested positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at four mushroom farms operated by Highline Farms. (Google Street View image)
Strong winds up to 70 km/h will develop around midnight, with gusts up to 90 km/h developing before Sunday morning. The strong gusty winds will ease by midday Sunday. (File photo)

Heavy rain could turn to snow Monday evening in the Fraser Valley

Special weather statement issued for Lower Mainland, including Fraser Valley

Strong winds up to 70 km/h will develop around midnight, with gusts up to 90 km/h developing before Sunday morning. The strong gusty winds will ease by midday Sunday. (File photo)
For only the second time since the pandemic began, more than 100 people in the Fraser Valley tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. (Chart: Tyler Olsen)

Fraser Valley records 101 new COVID-19 cases Sunday: second-highest daily total since pandemic began

More than 500 people have tested positive for the virus in the Fraser Valley in the last week

For only the second time since the pandemic began, more than 100 people in the Fraser Valley tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. (Chart: Tyler Olsen)
The University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren McDonald/ UFV)

UFV offering employee buyouts in bid to avoid layoffs and balance budget

Buyouts aim to ‘soften potential ramifications’ of pandemic’s financial cost

The University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren McDonald/ UFV)
Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)

Seven COVID-19 deaths now linked to Menno Home

Abbotsford care home has seen 56 positive cases since outbreak began

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
A pair of peregrine falcons watch over their nest (bottom right) at a dormant quarry in Abbotsford. (Photo: Howard Bailey)

Should rare peregrine falcon nest make way for re-opening of Abbotsford gravel quarry?

Mine operator says quarry work must resume to reduce lingering danger to the public after closure

A pair of peregrine falcons watch over their nest (bottom right) at a dormant quarry in Abbotsford. (Photo: Howard Bailey)
Highway alert

Abbotsford-Mission bridge re-opens after lengthy closure

Vehicle incident blocked bridge for several hours Saturday

Highway alert
Abbotsford and Chilliwack have some of the highest rates of new COVID-19 cases in British Columbia.

CHART: Abbotsford and Chilliwack have some of B.C.’s highest rates of new COVID-19 cases

Nearly 500 people tested positive for the virus last week in the two Fraser Valley cities.

Abbotsford and Chilliwack have some of the highest rates of new COVID-19 cases in British Columbia.
The Fraser Valley Express.

Bus link between Fraser Valley cities and SkyTrain could begin in 2022

Expansion of Fraser Valley Express had originally been planned for 2021

The Fraser Valley Express.
COVID-19 may have indirectly boosted mosquito numbers in one Fraser Valley neighbourhood. (Pixabay photo/File photo)

COVID-19 may have contributed to bad Fraser Valley mosquito season

Restrictions on helicopter occupancy may have resulted in less effective pesticide treatments

COVID-19 may have indirectly boosted mosquito numbers in one Fraser Valley neighbourhood. (Pixabay photo/File photo)
Left: Tabor Home in Abbotsford; right: Menno Home (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News; Google Street View)

Fraser Health appoints officials to ‘provide oversight’ at Abbotsford care homes hard hit by COVID-19

Fraser Health says they have provided ‘additional leadership supports’ at Tabor Home and Menno Home

Left: Tabor Home in Abbotsford; right: Menno Home (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News; Google Street View)
Sumas First Nation Chief Dalton Silver says a recent assignment about residential schools shows the need for better education for teachers on the topic. (File photos)

Sumas First Nation chief ‘dumbstruck’ by residential school assignment, says more education needed

Dalton Silver says school officials are trying to improve understanding, but much work is needed

Sumas First Nation Chief Dalton Silver says a recent assignment about residential schools shows the need for better education for teachers on the topic. (File photos)
Information about the number of COVID-19 cases in Abbotsford and other municipalities poses a danger to the public, the Provincial Health Services Authority says. (Photo: Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

More city-level COVID-19 data would jeopardize public health, B.C. provincial health agency says

Agency refuses to release weekly COVID-19 case counts, citing privacy and public health concerns

Information about the number of COVID-19 cases in Abbotsford and other municipalities poses a danger to the public, the Provincial Health Services Authority says. (Photo: Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a shooting on Adair Avenue on Saturday night. (File photo by Dale Klippenstein)

Drive-by shooting in Abbotsford targeted home with young children, police say

Investigators believe home was mistakenly targeted by assailants

The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a shooting on Adair Avenue on Saturday night. (File photo by Dale Klippenstein)
Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)

Abbotsford care home looks to hire residents’ family members amid COVID-19-related staff shortage

Family would get paid as temporary workers, while having chance to see loved ones while wearing PPE

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
LEFT: Krista Macinnis, with a red handprint across her face that symbolizes the silencing of First Nations people, displays the homework assignment that her Grade 6 daughter received on Tuesday. (Submitted photo)
RIGHT: Abbotsford School District Kevin Godden says the district takes responsibility for the harm the assignment caused.

Abbotsford school district must make amends for harmful residential school assignment: superintendent

‘The first step is to unreservedly apologize for the harm … caused to our community’: Kevin Godden

LEFT: Krista Macinnis, with a red handprint across her face that symbolizes the silencing of First Nations people, displays the homework assignment that her Grade 6 daughter received on Tuesday. (Submitted photo)
RIGHT: Abbotsford School District Kevin Godden says the district takes responsibility for the harm the assignment caused.
File photo

Outdoor recreation generates close to $1 billion annually in Fraser Valley: report

Camping, hiking and sportfishing generate the most spending, report finds

File photo
There are 32 active outbreaks in seniors' homes in the Fraser Health region.

MAP: See the locations of 32 active COVID-19 outbreaks in Fraser Health seniors’ homes

There are 32 active outbreaks in assisted-living, long-term care homes and seniors’ rental buildings

There are 32 active outbreaks in seniors' homes in the Fraser Health region.
Cascade Falls Regional Park is one of several Fraser Valley parks that saw record usage during the summer of 2020. (File photo)

Residents flock to Fraser Valley parks amid pandemic

Some trails saw usage double during summer months of 2020

Cascade Falls Regional Park is one of several Fraser Valley parks that saw record usage during the summer of 2020. (File photo)
At the current rate of new infections, one in 53 Lower Mainland residents will catch the virus over the weeks to come. (Chart: Tyler Olsen)

GRAPHIC: One in 25 Lower Mainland residents may contract COVID-19 by February if virus continues spread

Moderate increase cases would leave one in 20 Lower Mainland residents with virus by February

At the current rate of new infections, one in 53 Lower Mainland residents will catch the virus over the weeks to come. (Chart: Tyler Olsen)