Tyler Olsen

If you think the Lower Mainland experienced a cooler-than-normal summer, you’re W-R-O-N-G

If you think the Lower Mainland experienced a cooler-than-normal summer, you’re W-R-O-N-G

As summers go, 2019 seemed cool. But it was anything but according to Environment Canada

If you think the Lower Mainland experienced a cooler-than-normal summer, you’re W-R-O-N-G
A 40-acre property recently bought by the Roman Catholic Church includes a riding arena, coach house, finely detailed horse barn and several outbuildings. The church hopes to create an “agri-retreat.” Photos via Resaas.com

Catholic church buys $7.5M equestrian facility in B.C., plans ‘agri-retreat’ centre

Church hopes to grow crops, host students and others on Bradner property

A 40-acre property recently bought by the Roman Catholic Church includes a riding arena, coach house, finely detailed horse barn and several outbuildings. The church hopes to create an “agri-retreat.” Photos via Resaas.com
Eight junior reporters got to ask questions of pilots prior to the start of the Abbotsford International Airshow. John Morrow/Abbotsford News

VIDEO: ‘Do you listen to music in your plane?: Junior reporters grill airshow pilots

Eight kids asked questions of a pilot flying this weekend at the Abbotsford International Airshow

Eight junior reporters got to ask questions of pilots prior to the start of the Abbotsford International Airshow. John Morrow/Abbotsford News
Traffic is diverted on Highway 1 on Thursday night after a pedestrian was struck. (Neil Courage photo)

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed on Highway 1 in Abbotsford was man in 50s, police say

Police say a commercial vehicle ‘struck a pedestrian in the roadway’ around 7 p.m.

Traffic is diverted on Highway 1 on Thursday night after a pedestrian was struck. (Neil Courage photo)
Provincial health body refuses to release full findings of cancer triage system audit

Provincial health body refuses to release full findings of cancer triage system audit

Information and Privacy Commissioner asked to review redactions

Provincial health body refuses to release full findings of cancer triage system audit
Abbotsford councillor Kelly Chahal

Stop using the term ‘monster house,’ Abbotsford councillor urges

Term carries negative connotations, but used mostly for big houses with South Asian occupants

Abbotsford councillor Kelly Chahal
LIa Bishop woke up Tuesday to find her Pride flag had been destroyed and left on her front porch.

B.C. woman’s pride flag cut up, left on doorstep

Lia Bishop says vandalism illustrates the need for displays of pride and inclusivity

LIa Bishop woke up Tuesday to find her Pride flag had been destroyed and left on her front porch.
Gangster Jarrod Bacon denied parole after prison conflict

Gangster Jarrod Bacon denied parole after prison conflict

Bacon was a ‘negative leader’ in April prison conflict, according to parole board

Gangster Jarrod Bacon denied parole after prison conflict
Fraser Valley couple seeks belongings after U-Haul stolen from hotel parking lot

Fraser Valley couple seeks belongings after U-Haul stolen from hotel parking lot

Pair had been planning on moving to Winnipeg, but thieves stole truck from hotel lot Friday night

Fraser Valley couple seeks belongings after U-Haul stolen from hotel parking lot
Eric Chong asked Abbotsford council to declare a climate emergency on Monday. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford council declines to declare climate emergency

Mayor says city is working to reduce emissions, but that procedures preclude immediate action

Eric Chong asked Abbotsford council to declare a climate emergency on Monday. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
Lightning Rock and associated burial mounds are located on an Atkinson Road property (Google Maps image).

B.C. First Nation leaders to call for return of sacred burial grounds

Province and developer have yet to reach agreement to turn over Lightning Rock site in Abbotsford

Lightning Rock and associated burial mounds are located on an Atkinson Road property (Google Maps image).
VIDEO: Plane reportedly on fire above Abbotsford was actually a tarp

VIDEO: Plane reportedly on fire above Abbotsford was actually a tarp

Emergency crews raced to Whatcom area after report of a crashing aircraft

VIDEO: Plane reportedly on fire above Abbotsford was actually a tarp
Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford File photo

Meth and suspected fentanyl seized from Lower Mainland prison

Prison officials say contraband had institutional value of more than $30,000

Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford File photo
Carol Young holds her granddaughter Melodie in February. Submitted

B.C. cancer patients finally gets doctor’s appointment after media attention

Carol Young was told she had a month to live without treatment, but couldn’t get in to see doctor

Carol Young holds her granddaughter Melodie in February. Submitted
Car thief fleeing Abbotsford police should have expected to be tackled: watchdog

Car thief fleeing Abbotsford police should have expected to be tackled: watchdog

Police watchdog says getting tackled while attempting to flee was a ‘foreseeable outcome’

Car thief fleeing Abbotsford police should have expected to be tackled: watchdog
Wildfire smoke and drought conditions in May? Welcome to 2019

Wildfire smoke and drought conditions in May? Welcome to 2019

Wildfire smoke in northern B.C. and Alberta leaves Abbotsford and the Lower Mainland in a May haze

Wildfire smoke and drought conditions in May? Welcome to 2019
UPDATED: Cancer patient given month to live without treatment, but must wait weeks to see doctor

UPDATED: Cancer patient given month to live without treatment, but must wait weeks to see doctor

‘I’m not ready to give up,’ Carol Young says, as she faces weeks-long wait to see an oncologist

UPDATED: Cancer patient given month to live without treatment, but must wait weeks to see doctor
Employees recover after breathing fumes from package sent to offices of B.C. development

Employees recover after breathing fumes from package sent to offices of B.C. development

Hazmat experts on way to South Fraser Way offices after package causes symptoms in workers

Employees recover after breathing fumes from package sent to offices of B.C. development
A 134-page report on protecting B.C.’s farmland that was tabled last week won’t be acted upon, the provincial ministry of agriculture says.

UPDATE: Ag minister says panel’s report added to ‘toolbox,’ but action will have to wait

Independent panel’s report urged government to ‘make hard legal, administrative and program choices’

A 134-page report on protecting B.C.’s farmland that was tabled last week won’t be acted upon, the provincial ministry of agriculture says.
Service will be cut on several Abbotsford bus routes, including Route 1, to improve the reliability for those buses that are running.  Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

Fraser Valley city’s buses breach human rights by not calling out stops: audit

BC Transit hasn’t yet set date for implementation of automatic ride-calling technology

Service will be cut on several Abbotsford bus routes, including Route 1, to improve the reliability for those buses that are running.  Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News