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Santa hands out drinks during the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s It’s a Wonderful Breakfast fundraising campaign in Abbotsford. The Hope event has been moved to Dec. 13. (FVHCF photo)

Breakfast sandwich fundraiser draws in $7,700 for Fraser Valley hospitals

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation still have one more fundraiser planned for Hope

Santa hands out drinks during the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s It’s a Wonderful Breakfast fundraising campaign in Abbotsford. The Hope event has been moved to Dec. 13. (FVHCF photo)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.

Judge rules evidence admissible in child-porn case involving former Abbotsford vice-principal

Previous ruling found that Mike Haire’s charter rights were breached

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.
Homeowner Keith Lohnes (right) and Macro worker Duane Don were happy to have worked together to save Lohnes home and several others from damaging flood waters at the east end of Kawkawa Lake on Sunday and Monday. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Kawkawa Lake residents get help from pipeline workers staying in Hope

A dozen workers came to the rescue to help as rains continued to fall

Homeowner Keith Lohnes (right) and Macro worker Duane Don were happy to have worked together to save Lohnes home and several others from damaging flood waters at the east end of Kawkawa Lake on Sunday and Monday. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
An Abbotsford woman created this painting and auctioned it off as a way to help raise money for the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund. (Shaina Conn Instagram)

Abbotsford woman raises close to $1,000 for flood relief with cow painting

Sumas Prairie resident Shaina Conn’s creation captures moment of heroism during floods

An Abbotsford woman created this painting and auctioned it off as a way to help raise money for the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund. (Shaina Conn Instagram)
Chilliwack and area real estate finally slowed in November, but it took a natural disaster to do it. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

Chilliwack real estate market slowed by flooding

After months and months of growth, the November CADREB numbers showed a drop in sales

Chilliwack and area real estate finally slowed in November, but it took a natural disaster to do it. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)
A flooded property in Abbotsford along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. Eden Mennonite Church and Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society are hosting a donation drive for flood and food security relief on Friday, Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Evening donation drive in Chilliwack to bring food, clothing to flood victims

Eden Mennonite Church, Bowls of Hope pair up to bring items to folks affected by flooding

A flooded property in Abbotsford along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. Eden Mennonite Church and Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society are hosting a donation drive for flood and food security relief on Friday, Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Missing Mission cat mystery solved after eight months away

Surprising call from vet leads to solving a case of mistaken identity

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Houses along the Coquihalla River, such as these ones as of Nov. 29, remain in danger as winter weather sets in for the weekend. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Local state of emergency extended into next week for Hope

Continuing danger to some homes in area gives mayor concern as work carries on

Houses along the Coquihalla River, such as these ones as of Nov. 29, remain in danger as winter weather sets in for the weekend. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
The 28th annual Remax Toy House runs Dec. 1 to 11 with a drive-thru donation drop off on Dec. 11. (Submitted)

Realtors’ toy drive will help bring Christmas to Chilliwack kids in need

Remax Toy House returns as drive-thru and drop-off event this year

The 28th annual Remax Toy House runs Dec. 1 to 11 with a drive-thru donation drop off on Dec. 11. (Submitted)
Team Rubicon Canada members Ron Sine and Jeff Becker at Leisure Valley Estates on Nov. 24, 2021. (Team Rubicon Canada)

Disaster response experts touch down in Fraser Valley Regional District’s evacuated areas

Team Rubicon Canada here to help FVRD plan for clearing homes of mud when it’s safe to do so

Team Rubicon Canada members Ron Sine and Jeff Becker at Leisure Valley Estates on Nov. 24, 2021. (Team Rubicon Canada)
(Manning Park Resort photo)

Series of storms caused ‘dramatic changes’ to runs at Manning Park

Ski resort pushing back opening date to align with travel restrictions

(Manning Park Resort photo)
Much of the eastern Sumas Prairie is still covered in floodwaters as shown on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said on Thursday that it will take at least another two or three weeks for the waters to be completely pumped out. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)

At least another 2 or 3 weeks before floodwaters are gone, says Abbotsford mayor

Henry Braun says levels are still five to six feet deep in eastern Sumas Prairie

Much of the eastern Sumas Prairie is still covered in floodwaters as shown on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said on Thursday that it will take at least another two or three weeks for the waters to be completely pumped out. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)
A tanker truck carrying tar crashed on Harris Road near Olund Road in Abbotsford on Thursday morning (Dec. 2). (Photo: Trevor Regehr/Mission Search and Rescue)

Tanker truck carrying tar crashes on Harris Road in Abbotsford

Road will be closed for several hours between Mt. Lehman and Bates

A tanker truck carrying tar crashed on Harris Road near Olund Road in Abbotsford on Thursday morning (Dec. 2). (Photo: Trevor Regehr/Mission Search and Rescue)
The forecast shows a return to more normal conditions for the Nooksack River. (B.C. River Forecast Centre)

Cleanup continues with no new slides overnight: City of Chilliwack

Nooksack River is receding, and the Vedder River peaked around midnight Dec. 1

The forecast shows a return to more normal conditions for the Nooksack River. (B.C. River Forecast Centre)
The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Less than 25% of users have applied for groundwater licence as B.C.’s deadline nears

Those without a licence could face fines, penalties and lose water rights

The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Logs have crashed through windows, and a significant amount of mud has entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

PHOTOS: Mission house buried by landslide after private road collapses

City of Mission declares local state of emergency after access to 3 homes cut off

Logs have crashed through windows, and a significant amount of mud has entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
COVID-19 test kit. Courtesy photo

Free COVID self-test kits to be given away in Abbotsford pop-up event

Kits will be given away and training provided while supplies last

COVID-19 test kit. Courtesy photo
Amanda Christmas stands by the Sumas River in Abbotsford during the filming in February 2021 of the short documentary Lost Lake: Gone but not Forgotten. (Photo by Amanda Christmas)

Sumas Lake film from early 2021 asks: What happens if Barrowtown pumps in Abbotsford fail?

Director Amanda Christmas was shocked that hypothetical situation almost became reality

Amanda Christmas stands by the Sumas River in Abbotsford during the filming in February 2021 of the short documentary Lost Lake: Gone but not Forgotten. (Photo by Amanda Christmas)
Bombardier Alina Liang from 5th (British Columbia) Field Artillery Regiment and Master Bombardier Joseph Rozario from 15th Field Artillery Regiment build a sandbag wall behind residential homes in order to protect them against potential flooding in Chilliwack, British Columbia on 29 November 2021. (MCpl Nicolas Alonso, Canadian Forces Combat Camera, Canadian Armed Forces Photo)

PHOTOS: After 7 seniors’ homes in Chilliwack flooded, CAF sandbagged to prevent further damage

Homes along creek already damaged by floodwaters protected from more flooding with 2,200 sandbags

Bombardier Alina Liang from 5th (British Columbia) Field Artillery Regiment and Master Bombardier Joseph Rozario from 15th Field Artillery Regiment build a sandbag wall behind residential homes in order to protect them against potential flooding in Chilliwack, British Columbia on 29 November 2021. (MCpl Nicolas Alonso, Canadian Forces Combat Camera, Canadian Armed Forces Photo)
Highway 1 is open between Chilliwack and Hope in all lanes as flood waters recede and the Tiger Dam was disassembled. (Photo/B.C. Transportation)

Highway 1 reopens from Abbotsford to Hope

No travel restrictions, but drivers urged to limit to essential purposes

Highway 1 is open between Chilliwack and Hope in all lanes as flood waters recede and the Tiger Dam was disassembled. (Photo/B.C. Transportation)