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Cat rescue organizations are “drowning in cats” that have been surrendered by owners because they can’t find pet-friendly housing, said Christy Moschopedis of FCM Community Cat Trappers. (Darren McDonald)

Rescue organizations ‘drowning in cats’ due to lack of pet-friendly housing in Chilliwack

Nearly 80% of cats in 4 Chilliwack shelters are owner surrenders, says cat rescuer

Cat rescue organizations are “drowning in cats” that have been surrendered by owners because they can’t find pet-friendly housing, said Christy Moschopedis of FCM Community Cat Trappers. (Darren McDonald)
Emergency crews attended the scene of a motorcycle versus travel trailer incident just north of the Highway 9 roundabout in Popkum after 4:30 p.m. April 20, 2022. (Google Maps)
Emergency crews attended the scene of a motorcycle versus travel trailer incident just north of the Highway 9 roundabout in Popkum after 4:30 p.m. April 20, 2022. (Google Maps)
Shelley Mickens, a former Abbotsford Police finance director, has pleaded guilty to fraud and breach of trust. (Facebook photo)

Former Abbotsford Police finance director pleads guilty to stealing $312K

Shelley Mickens to be sentenced on criminal charges after previously losing civil case

Shelley Mickens, a former Abbotsford Police finance director, has pleaded guilty to fraud and breach of trust. (Facebook photo)
Two Abbotsford drivers were caught going 60 km/h over the speed limit on April 17. (Stock photo from Pixabay)

Two Abbotsford drivers have cars impounded for going 60 k/h over speed limit

Pair caught driving 130 km/h in 70 km/h zone on Huntingdon Road

Two Abbotsford drivers were caught going 60 km/h over the speed limit on April 17. (Stock photo from Pixabay)
Chilliwack Fire Department was called to a shed fir on Morton Road on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Google Maps)

Chilliwack fire crews called to shed fire in Vedder

Shed near house on Morton Road, everyone was out of the home

Chilliwack Fire Department was called to a shed fir on Morton Road on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Google Maps)
Seven-year-old Hampton Gaudet of Chilliwack with mom Michelle, dad Chris and two-year-old sister Rosie.(Submitted photo)
Seven-year-old Hampton Gaudet of Chilliwack with mom Michelle, dad Chris and two-year-old sister Rosie.(Submitted photo)
Mountain Institution in Agassiz. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

59 inmates at Mountain Institution in Agassiz test positive for COVID-19

‘Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting throughout the site is continuing’

Mountain Institution in Agassiz. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A pedestrian was struck in the 6500-block of Vedder Road at around 8:30 a.m. on April 20, 2022. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Driver who hit boy in Chilliwack crosswalk did stop, left before emergency crews arrived

12-year-old not injured following collision on Vedder Road, violation ticket given to driver

A pedestrian was struck in the 6500-block of Vedder Road at around 8:30 a.m. on April 20, 2022. (Google Maps)
Zajac Ranch for Children is a summer camp for kids with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)

Zajac Ranch for Children struggling for more camp counsellors, volunteers

Camp usually takes 500 kids a season, may have to take less unless they get more hires

Zajac Ranch for Children is a summer camp for kids with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)
Crews were called to Keith Wilson and Chadsey roads in Chilliwack on Tuesday, April 19 for a collision. (Google Maps)

Traffic backed up following crash in rural part of Chilliwack

Collision happened at Keith Wilson and Chadsey roads

Crews were called to Keith Wilson and Chadsey roads in Chilliwack on Tuesday, April 19 for a collision. (Google Maps)
The Abbotsford Police Department released this list of dangerous apps for kids in 2019. (Photo courtesy of Abbotsford Police Department.)

Mission RCMP warn parents of anonymous Snapchat accounts pressuring teens for nude photos

Two reports over last several weeks; accounts have overseas IP addresses

The Abbotsford Police Department released this list of dangerous apps for kids in 2019. (Photo courtesy of Abbotsford Police Department.)
Thomas Dawson Peacock

Surrey man sentenced to 9 months for sexual interference in Abbotsford

Two other charges against Thomas Peacock have been stayed

Thomas Dawson Peacock
Barry Neufeld will be running for school board re-election when municipal elections take place Oct. 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/Black Press Media)

Controversial Chilliwack school trustee will run for re-election

Barry Neufeld said he will continue to fight against the provincial government’s SOGI policy

Barry Neufeld will be running for school board re-election when municipal elections take place Oct. 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/Black Press Media)
A social media post suggesting there may have been an escaped prisoner from Mission Institution received nearly 90 comments that morning. Facebook photo.
A social media post suggesting there may have been an escaped prisoner from Mission Institution received nearly 90 comments that morning. Facebook photo.
The Old Yale Brewing location in Abbotsford is set to open on Laurel Street this winter. (Submitted)

Old Yale Brewing reveals Abbotsford location plans

New 10,000-square-foot establishment opening in downtown Abbotsford this winter

The Old Yale Brewing location in Abbotsford is set to open on Laurel Street this winter. (Submitted)
Map of South Vedder neighbourhood. (City of Chilliwack)
Existing properties including the art at the roundabout at the south end of Vedder Road. (City of Chilliwack)

Chilliwack city hall receives positive feedback for increased density in south Vedder area

But residents in single family homes in Sardis Park area aren’t so keen on densification

Map of South Vedder neighbourhood. (City of Chilliwack)
Existing properties including the art at the roundabout at the south end of Vedder Road. (City of Chilliwack)
Promontory Road near Uplands Drive on April 18, 2022. (Photo Linzy Green Facebook)

Chilliwack’s Promontory Road impassable after water main bursts

The failure caused a section of road to cave in, leaving residents with only one way off the hill

Promontory Road near Uplands Drive on April 18, 2022. (Photo Linzy Green Facebook)
DriveBC photo.

UPDATE: Westbound Highway 1 traffic cleared after multi-vehicle crash

4 cars reportedly involved in crash between Mt. Lehman and Bradner roads

DriveBC photo.
Winds will sweep in from the northeast at 20 kilometres an hour around midnight on Monday, and stay through the day. File photo

Fraser Valley forecast: Warmer temperatures but mostly rain next week

Thursday, April 26, is the nicest day at 15 C and a mix of sun and cloud

Winds will sweep in from the northeast at 20 kilometres an hour around midnight on Monday, and stay through the day. File photo
Abbotsford Police (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford Police (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)