Tyler Olsen

Two-month-old Lucas is recovering in hospital for weeks after contracting meningitis. Lucas’s mother, Liz Georgelin, brought the boy to Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Jan. 27, but was sent home after a brief visit with a doctor. Submitted

Baby with meningitis suffers stroke after being sent home from crowded B.C. emergency room

‘I thought once I got to the hospital, we’re safe,’ Maple Ridge mom says after infant nearly dies

Two-month-old Lucas is recovering in hospital for weeks after contracting meningitis. Lucas’s mother, Liz Georgelin, brought the boy to Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Jan. 27, but was sent home after a brief visit with a doctor. Submitted
COLUMN: Upset about home prices or over-development? Blame Port Moody (and these other cities)

COLUMN: Upset about home prices or over-development? Blame Port Moody (and these other cities)

As Lower Mainland was beset by lack of housing, a handful of cities saw growth slow in recent years

COLUMN: Upset about home prices or over-development? Blame Port Moody (and these other cities)
The Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plan services Abbotsford and Mission. Google image

Abbotsford hit with $318,000 fine after workers exposed to chlorine at water plant

WorksafeBC says repeated violations and lack of proper plans and assessments led to large penalty

The Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plan services Abbotsford and Mission. Google image
B.C. non-profit has $150 million of unclaimed cash & cheques. Does some belong to you?

B.C. non-profit has $150 million of unclaimed cash & cheques. Does some belong to you?

Only a small portion of millions of dollars of forgotten or unclaimed money is ever claimed

B.C. non-profit has $150 million of unclaimed cash & cheques. Does some belong to you?
Sumas border crossing re-opened after floodwater recedes

Sumas border crossing re-opened after floodwater recedes

Flooding had inundated much of Sumas after heaving rains over the weekend

Sumas border crossing re-opened after floodwater recedes
INFOGRAPHIC: See how fast your B.C. city grew in 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: See how fast your B.C. city grew in 2019

The province’s fastest-growing municipalities were located on Vancouver Island

INFOGRAPHIC: See how fast your B.C. city grew in 2019
The word ‘landlord’ is too negative, one B.C. councillor says

The word ‘landlord’ is too negative, one B.C. councillor says

Coun. Dave Loewen says term should be replaced by ‘rental housing provider’ in new housing strategy

The word ‘landlord’ is too negative, one B.C. councillor says
Borrow $8 billion for Fraser Valley rail link, Abbotsford mayor urges province

Borrow $8 billion for Fraser Valley rail link, Abbotsford mayor urges province

Henry Braun urges province to borrow billions to connect Abbotsford & Chilliwack to Metro Vancouver

Borrow $8 billion for Fraser Valley rail link, Abbotsford mayor urges province
COLUMN: How to drive on an icy highway (and, maybe, save yourself from the tailgater behind you)

COLUMN: How to drive on an icy highway (and, maybe, save yourself from the tailgater behind you)

Physics can be your friend – or your highway – when the snow starts to fly

COLUMN: How to drive on an icy highway (and, maybe, save yourself from the tailgater behind you)
PHOTOS: Tuesday morning’s icy Fraser Valley commute

PHOTOS: Tuesday morning’s icy Fraser Valley commute

Slippery roads forced drivers to use caution and stay well under the speed limit

PHOTOS: Tuesday morning’s icy Fraser Valley commute
Field House Brewing is attempting to show that barley can be successfully grown in the Lower Mainland.                                 Field House Brewing photo

You can grow barley in the Lower Mainland, local brewery finds – but one hurdle remains

Field House Brewery starts growing its own grain, marking milestone for local brew industry

Field House Brewing is attempting to show that barley can be successfully grown in the Lower Mainland.                                 Field House Brewing photo
A foot of more snow could be on the way for Fraser Valley

A foot of more snow could be on the way for Fraser Valley

Tuesday and Thursday could each see significant snowfall in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

A foot of more snow could be on the way for Fraser Valley
COLUMN: Something fishy about B.C.’s ever-punctual New Year’s babies

COLUMN: Something fishy about B.C.’s ever-punctual New Year’s babies

Long odds that babies would be delivered so regularly within first minutes of midnight on Jan. 1

COLUMN: Something fishy about B.C.’s ever-punctual New Year’s babies
Twenty-five gold-plated fire hydrants on Eagle Mountain were repainted by the city in 2018. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

Gold hydrants won’t be returning to ritzy Abbotsford neighbourhood

Residents of Abbotsford subdivision complained about repainting of 25 gold-plated hydrants

Twenty-five gold-plated fire hydrants on Eagle Mountain were repainted by the city in 2018. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
INFOGRAPHIC: B.C.’s most-crowded hospitals are in Fraser Valley, Northern B.C.

INFOGRAPHIC: B.C.’s most-crowded hospitals are in Fraser Valley, Northern B.C.

See if your local hospital’s in-patient wards operated over capacity in 2018/19

INFOGRAPHIC: B.C.’s most-crowded hospitals are in Fraser Valley, Northern B.C.
‘I don’t want to die,’ says woman stuck in B.C. hospital ER with pneumonia & heart condition

‘I don’t want to die,’ says woman stuck in B.C. hospital ER with pneumonia & heart condition

Woman with pneumonia spent days next to ER doors, slept in friend’s car in parking lot

‘I don’t want to die,’ says woman stuck in B.C. hospital ER with pneumonia & heart condition
Planning price tag for futuristic ‘We Town’ concept in Abbotsford revealed

Planning price tag for futuristic ‘We Town’ concept in Abbotsford revealed

Developer says highrises would house 30,000, but Abbotsford mayor says project is in wrong place

Planning price tag for futuristic ‘We Town’ concept in Abbotsford revealed
B.C. universities post $340 million worth of surpluses thanks to international student tuition

B.C. universities post $340 million worth of surpluses thanks to international student tuition

Students call for spending as international enrolment produces huge surpluses at many universities

B.C. universities post $340 million worth of surpluses thanks to international student tuition
INFOGRAPHIC: How much money did your local university or college make last year?

INFOGRAPHIC: How much money did your local university or college make last year?

B.C. university and colleges posted a combined $340 million surplus in 2018/19

INFOGRAPHIC: How much money did your local university or college make last year?
PHOTOS: House and access to hidden Abbotsford lake could be yours for $7.5 million

PHOTOS: House and access to hidden Abbotsford lake could be yours for $7.5 million

Property includes shoreline around Laxton Lake, a small lake hidden from the public’s view

PHOTOS: House and access to hidden Abbotsford lake could be yours for $7.5 million