Fraser Valley

The Abbotsford Centre and Chilliwack Coliseum can now host 100 per cent capacity events. (File photos)

Abbotsford Centre, Chilliwack Coliseum now open to 100 per cent capacity

Fraser Health has lifted the indoor venue restrictions that were originally put in place on Sept. 28

 

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

 

Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will both see another 20 to 40 millimetres of rain today. (Pixabay)

Heavy rains will continue to pour on Lower Mainland today, Dec. 1

Another 20 to 40 mm can be expected before it tapers of by evening

Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will both see another 20 to 40 millimetres of rain today. (Pixabay)
Watching the Vedder River rise on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress screenshot)

River Forecast Centre put entire South Coast on ‘flood watch’

Flood watch ‘means river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull’ conditions

Watching the Vedder River rise on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress screenshot)
Glenda Pevie, from Newfoundland, was one of many who used Tradex as an ERC. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)

Abbotsford’s Tradex transforms into emergency reception centre

Facility is aiding about 50 people per day, could be used for several months if needed

Glenda Pevie, from Newfoundland, was one of many who used Tradex as an ERC. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)
Get into the festive swing of things with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s upcoming It’s a Wonderful Breakfast event. (Pixabay)

It’s a Wonderful Breakfast events will help Fraser Valley hospitals

Events planned at four restaurants, including Hope’s A&W

Get into the festive swing of things with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s upcoming It’s a Wonderful Breakfast event. (Pixabay)
Parts of Sumas Prairie north of Highway 19, as well as north of Sumas Way and Whatcom Road were all moved down from alert to order. (City of Abbotsford photo)

Evacuation order downgraded for several parts of Abbotsford

Parts of Sumas Prairie north of Highway 1, as well as north of Sumas Way and Whatcom Road downgraded

Parts of Sumas Prairie north of Highway 19, as well as north of Sumas Way and Whatcom Road were all moved down from alert to order. (City of Abbotsford photo)
The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund has seen local groups University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and Abbotsford Community Foundation team up to provide help to locals. (Twitter photo)

Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund established by local fundraising coalition

UFV, ACOC and ACF team up to help locals dealing with issues related to recent flooding

The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund has seen local groups University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and Abbotsford Community Foundation team up to provide help to locals. (Twitter photo)
UFV campus in Abbotsford. (THE NEWS/files)

All 3 UFV campuses closed and classes cancelled, Nov. 16

All activities and events scheduled cancelled, exams postponed

UFV campus in Abbotsford. (THE NEWS/files)
University of the Fraser Valley

University of Fraser Valley cancels classes amid flooding and poor road conditions

All campuses closed for in-person classes as of 1 p.m. Monday

University of the Fraser Valley
A farmer off of North Parallel Road drives his tractor through water. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Abbotsford hit hard by flooding after heavy rainfall

Highway 1, South and North Parallel Road, DeLair Park and Eagle Mountain suffering from flooding

A farmer off of North Parallel Road drives his tractor through water. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A protest is planned at an Abbotsford veterinary clinic on Saturday after a dairy farm he co-owns recently came under investigation by the BCSPCA for criminal animal cruelty. (File photo)

Protest planned against co-owner of Abbotsford farm accused of animal abuse

Activists gathering at the Abbotsford Veterinary Clinic on Saturday at 9 a.m.

A protest is planned at an Abbotsford veterinary clinic on Saturday after a dairy farm he co-owns recently came under investigation by the BCSPCA for criminal animal cruelty. (File photo)
BCCDC Map showing the daily case rates across the Lower Mainland. The dark purple signifies over 20 daily cases per 100,000.

BCCDC: Entire Lower Mainland above 81% vaccination rate, except Hope

Fraser Valley case rates elevated but slightly declined last week, except Mission

BCCDC Map showing the daily case rates across the Lower Mainland. The dark purple signifies over 20 daily cases per 100,000.
The Team Ten Eight podcast, hosted by Fraser Valley resident Christian Lane, aims to shed more light on front line workers. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley resident launches podcast highlighting those who sacrifice for our safety

Team Ten Eight podcast features interviews with first responders, law enforcement and more

The Team Ten Eight podcast, hosted by Fraser Valley resident Christian Lane, aims to shed more light on front line workers. (Submitted)
The FVREB said it was the "worst supply shortage in 40 years" in September. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Housing supply shortage continues through October, reports Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

New listings decrease from September, inventory halved from last year

The FVREB said it was the "worst supply shortage in 40 years" in September. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
A map showing the daily rate of infection per 100,000 by health area in the Lower Mainland. North Chilliwack had the highest at 38, followed by Rural Abbotsford at 35.

BCCDC: Rural Abbotsford, North Chilliwack most COVID-infected areas in Lower Mainland

New cases remain high in both cities; Fraser Health has 149 currently hospitalized, 47 in ICUs

A map showing the daily rate of infection per 100,000 by health area in the Lower Mainland. North Chilliwack had the highest at 38, followed by Rural Abbotsford at 35.
Meteorologists call this type of rain pattern an “atmospheric river.” (News file photo)
Meteorologists call this type of rain pattern an “atmospheric river.” (News file photo)
Chilliwack remains the most infectious city in the eastern Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland. BCCDC Map.

BCCDC: Case rates spike in Abbotsford, drop in Agassiz, Chilliwack’s remain worst

Vaccination rates increasing by percentage point per week across region

Chilliwack remains the most infectious city in the eastern Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland. BCCDC Map.
From Oct. 5 to Oct. 11, Chilliwack had the highest rate of infection in the Lower Mainland, at 34 daily cases per 100,000

BCCDC: Chilliwack remains COVID hotspot in eastern Fraser Valley

Vaccination rates slowly increasing week over week across region

From Oct. 5 to Oct. 11, Chilliwack had the highest rate of infection in the Lower Mainland, at 34 daily cases per 100,000