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Traffic has slowed significantly along Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope, particularly in the Ruby Creek area as icy conditions persist throughout. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Traffic has slowed significantly along Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope, particularly in the Ruby Creek area as icy conditions persist throughout. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Abbotsford teen Alexis Mulder donated fundraised items to local homeless last week. (Submitted)

Abbotsford teen distributes fundraised items to homeless

16-year-old Alexis Mulder hands out emergency tents, emergency blankets, hygiene kits and socks

Abbotsford teen Alexis Mulder donated fundraised items to local homeless last week. (Submitted)
A snow plow clears drifting snow along Prest Road in Chilliwack on Feb. 13, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

City of Chilliwack posts winter operations update for approaching storm

Curious if your road will get plowed during snowstorm conditions? Check its priority

A snow plow clears drifting snow along Prest Road in Chilliwack on Feb. 13, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)
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Abbotsford hospital workers receive surprise Christmas cards

Around 300 cards delivered to cars in staff parking lot thanking employees for hard work

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Gavin King, 8, of Coquitlam crafted mini clay Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford-based Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue. (Submitted photo)

Boy, 8, crafts clay Christmas trees and raises $3,500 for Abbotsford search-and-rescue team

Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue visits Gavin King of Coquitlam to thank him

Gavin King, 8, of Coquitlam crafted mini clay Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford-based Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue. (Submitted photo)
Farmers from helping farmers evacuate cattle from a flooded farm on the Interprovincial Highway near No. 3 Road, in Abbotsford on Nov. 17, 2021. (Chris Kloot file photo)

Emergency feed program offers immediate help for B.C.’s flooded livestock producers

$1M in funding from Emergency Management BC earmarked to cover hay, forage

Farmers from helping farmers evacuate cattle from a flooded farm on the Interprovincial Highway near No. 3 Road, in Abbotsford on Nov. 17, 2021. (Chris Kloot file photo)
Former UFV student Jason Beck has moved on to a notable career with the BC Sports Hall of Fame and was recently named the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. (Submitted)

University of the Fraser Valley honours BC Sports Hall of Fame curator

UFV Distinguished Alumni Award given to BC Sports Hall of Fame’s Jason Beck

Former UFV student Jason Beck has moved on to a notable career with the BC Sports Hall of Fame and was recently named the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. (Submitted)
Cover of Lest We Forget What Our Eyes Have Seen, a book by Abbotsford artist Manjit Sandhu.

Abbotsford artist publishes illustrative book of local history

Manjit Sandhu’s new book pays tribute to those who contributed to creating city

Cover of Lest We Forget What Our Eyes Have Seen, a book by Abbotsford artist Manjit Sandhu.
Freezing rain and heavy snow in winter storm forecast Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)

Freezing rain alert for Fraser Valley, Coquihalla, with heavy snow in storm forecast Tuesday

Total snowfall up to 25 cm in higher elevations, freezing rain overnight across FV, Coq, and Hwy 3

Freezing rain and heavy snow in winter storm forecast Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)
Google Maps screenshot taken at 7:10 a.m.
Google Maps screenshot taken at 7:10 a.m.
A dark-eyed Oregon junco in a backyard tree. (Michael Hoffmann photo)

Chilliwack Christmas Bird Count contributes crucial data on how birds are faring

Chilliwack event set to go Monday, Dec. 27 after being postponed due to snowstorm

A dark-eyed Oregon junco in a backyard tree. (Michael Hoffmann photo)
Staff and volunteers at Hidden Treasures Thrift Store prepare Christmas gift bags for delivery to Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, a minimum-security federal institution near Harrison Mills. (Contributed Photo/M2/W2 Association)
Staff and volunteers at Hidden Treasures Thrift Store prepare Christmas gift bags for delivery to Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, a minimum-security federal institution near Harrison Mills. (Contributed Photo/M2/W2 Association)
The Abbotsford Flea Market is temporarily closed while they wait to hear more from Fraser Health about the need for vaccination proof for vendors and guests. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Uncertainty around COVID regulations forced closure of Abbotsford Flea Market

Owner said confusion started from call from Fraser Health regarding complaints from the public

The Abbotsford Flea Market is temporarily closed while they wait to hear more from Fraser Health about the need for vaccination proof for vendors and guests. (Facebook photo)
All the departments at Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Hope hospitals are competing in an in-house gingerbread contest, courtesy of the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation as a way to spread joy in the hospitals. (Submitted photo)

SLIDESHOW: Gingerbread house contest a way to spread joy at Fraser Valley hospitals

Sugar and spice and everything nice makes a sweet start to the…

All the departments at Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Hope hospitals are competing in an in-house gingerbread contest, courtesy of the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation as a way to spread joy in the hospitals. (Submitted photo)
An original ink tank from the Abbotsford News will now be salvaged, with the proceeds going to the Salvation Army in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Old newspaper ink tank being salvaged for Abbotsford Salvation Army

Donations coming as Abbotsford News site gets prepped for redevelopment

An original ink tank from the Abbotsford News will now be salvaged, with the proceeds going to the Salvation Army in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Fire on Spadina Avenue in early hours of Dec. 20, 2021. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Passerby sees flames shooting out of apartment balcony in downtown Chilliwack, calls 911

‘The Chilliwack Fire Department would like to remind residents to use deep, sturdy ashtrays’

Fire on Spadina Avenue in early hours of Dec. 20, 2021. (Chilliwack Progress file)
A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast for the Lower Mainland. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast for the Lower Mainland. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Chilliwack Minor Hockey players help collect donations as people drop off gifts for the Adopt-A-Senior program at Main Street Church in Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Adopt-A-Senior brings Christmas to more than 1,000 seniors in Chilliwack

‘These seniors are loved and cared for by strangers,’ says organizer Crystal Holek

Chilliwack Minor Hockey players help collect donations as people drop off gifts for the Adopt-A-Senior program at Main Street Church in Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Logs crashed through windows, a significant amount of mud entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
Logs crashed through windows, a significant amount of mud entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
The most infectious city in the Lower Mainland is now North Vancouver, with 206 cases and a rate of 19 per 100,000. In some areas, the case rate is as high of 25 per 100,000, while the most infectious area in the Fraser Valley (by a large margin), South Mission, has a case rate of 19 per 100,000. BCCDC Map showing case rates from Dec. 10 to 16.

BCCDC: Fraser Valley cities no longer most COVID-infected in Lower Mainland

Case rate has more than halved in most areas since November

The most infectious city in the Lower Mainland is now North Vancouver, with 206 cases and a rate of 19 per 100,000. In some areas, the case rate is as high of 25 per 100,000, while the most infectious area in the Fraser Valley (by a large margin), South Mission, has a case rate of 19 per 100,000. BCCDC Map showing case rates from Dec. 10 to 16.