Fraser Valley

(Right to left) Nick Schafer, Amy Soranno and Roy Sasano’s trial begins on Monday (June 27). Geoff Regier (left) had all his charges dropped.

B.C. hog farm protesters going to trial on Monday

Trial for Roy Sasano, Nick Schafer and Amy Soranno scheduled for Abbotsford court

(Right to left) Nick Schafer, Amy Soranno and Roy Sasano’s trial begins on Monday (June 27). Geoff Regier (left) had all his charges dropped.
Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captured video of a flooded Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

New policy on flood mitigation to tackle risks to B.C. businesses and infrastructure

Business leaders from Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Surrey co-authored action-oriented policy

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captured video of a flooded Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Abbotsford’s Gurleen Maan will be looking for love in the new CTV unscripted series Farming For Love.

Abbotsford’s Gurleen Maan looking for love on new unscripted Farming for Love series

Third-generation farmer appearing on Farming For Love unscripted series

Abbotsford’s Gurleen Maan will be looking for love in the new CTV unscripted series Farming For Love.
Hard-working red-breasted sapsucker parents swap out of a nest on a spring 2022 Saturday morning in a rural area east of Chilliwack. (Community Nest Finding Network photo)

Mating woodpeckers put a halt to multi-billion-dollar TMX oil pipeline expansion work in Chilliwack

‘This sapsucker mama stopped them with our help’ – Sara Ross with the Community Nest Finding Network

Hard-working red-breasted sapsucker parents swap out of a nest on a spring 2022 Saturday morning in a rural area east of Chilliwack. (Community Nest Finding Network photo)
The collective’s logo was showcased for the first-time at the recent B.C. 3x3 Canada Quest provincial qualifiers at LEC earlier this month. As one of the many components of the Bandits’ work with I∙SPARC, the Bandits entered a team in the adult women’s open division featuring prominent Indigenous players; including Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg, Madison Terbasket-Winser, Montanna Howe, and Shenise Sigsworth. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Kwantlen artist designs new for Langley’s Bandits logos

Ahead of BC Basketball Festival this weekend, pro team unveils Indigenous history-inspired artwork

The collective’s logo was showcased for the first-time at the recent B.C. 3x3 Canada Quest provincial qualifiers at LEC earlier this month. As one of the many components of the Bandits’ work with I∙SPARC, the Bandits entered a team in the adult women’s open division featuring prominent Indigenous players; including Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg, Madison Terbasket-Winser, Montanna Howe, and Shenise Sigsworth. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Meghan Neufeld and Matthew Campbell pack some crates with food at the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

‘Huge increase’ in demand for food bank

Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank starting donation drive in July

Meghan Neufeld and Matthew Campbell pack some crates with food at the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Members of the Abreast with FORT-itude dragonboat team formed a Relay for Life team. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Relay for Life returns to Langley and raises tens of thousands for cancer

Stories of cancer survival and fun mingled at the event

Members of the Abreast with FORT-itude dragonboat team formed a Relay for Life team. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Looking west from Bridal Falls over Chilliwack. (Sam Waddington file photo)

Fraser Valley leaders back gondola proposal, oppose ski resort idea near Chilliwack

‘We urge you to approve the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project,’ Chilliwack mayor wrote to B.C. reps

Looking west from Bridal Falls over Chilliwack. (Sam Waddington file photo)
Members of the Heritage Rail Players stand beside the “Connaught” rail car at Cloverdale Station. (File photo: Malin Jordan)

Heritage Rail to run special train June 18

Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society set to run its ‘Connaught’ car

Members of the Heritage Rail Players stand beside the “Connaught” rail car at Cloverdale Station. (File photo: Malin Jordan)
Massive cinder blocks were knocked out of place by flooding at the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)

Most provincial parks open in time for May long weekend, despite winter storm damage

Parks around Hope and Lytton still closed after year filled with fire, heat and landslides

Massive cinder blocks were knocked out of place by flooding at the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)
Strong wind and swelling waves are seen during a storm in Victoria, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Rain and gusty winds are forecast for several parts of B.C. May 17. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Warning issued as strong winds, heavy rainfall head for coastal B.C.

Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to be hit Tuesday to Wednesday night

Strong wind and swelling waves are seen during a storm in Victoria, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Rain and gusty winds are forecast for several parts of B.C. May 17. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Oregon spotted frog from a 2011 field count. (Fraser Valley Conservancy)

Climate change causing concern for endangered frogs of the Fraser Valley

Declining numbers ‘nerve-wracking when dealing with a critically endangered species,’ says biologist

Oregon spotted frog from a 2011 field count. (Fraser Valley Conservancy)
One of 40 Porsches following a historic route passed by the historic Porters Bistro building at the intersection of Old Yale Road and 216th Street in Langley on Sunday, May 1. (Graham MacDonell/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Porsches and history prove a good mix

Tour of Fraser Valley rated a success, organizer planning another

One of 40 Porsches following a historic route passed by the historic Porters Bistro building at the intersection of Old Yale Road and 216th Street in Langley on Sunday, May 1. (Graham MacDonell/Special to Langley Advance Times)
An adult male gypsy moth. (Government of B.C.)

Lower Mainland locations will see pesticide spraying this spring against lymantria moths

Pesticide permit is for Foray 48B, a non-toxic bacterial agent known as BtK

An adult male gypsy moth. (Government of B.C.)
Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. Surrey’s heritage rail experience is set to reopen May 7 and tickets are on sale now at fvhrs.org. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Heritage rail to reopen May 7

Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society opening for summer season

Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. Surrey’s heritage rail experience is set to reopen May 7 and tickets are on sale now at fvhrs.org. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Murphy Burnatowski has been a Badger, a Stinger, and now a Bandit. The 6 ft. 7 in. forward has joined the Fraser Valley team that will be playing out of Langley Events Centre starting in June. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Left-handed sharpshooter signs to pro basketball in Langley ahead of season

Fraser Valley Bandits sign Murphy Burnatowski for Canadian Elite Basketball season coming in June

Murphy Burnatowski has been a Badger, a Stinger, and now a Bandit. The 6 ft. 7 in. forward has joined the Fraser Valley team that will be playing out of Langley Events Centre starting in June. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Premier John Horgan met with local leaders in Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley on Tuesday (March 22). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

B.C. Premier John Horgan visits Abbotsford to talk flood recovery, prevention

Flood solutions, Highway 1, fostering relationships with Washington, World Cup and more discussed

B.C. Premier John Horgan met with local leaders in Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley on Tuesday (March 22). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Mission Correctional Institution in Mission, B.C. is pictured Tuesday, April 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward.

Corrections officers sound alarm after B.C. prison manager promoted amid harassment complaints

Fraser Valley corrections officers say abusive managers face no discipline from CSC

The Mission Correctional Institution in Mission, B.C. is pictured Tuesday, April 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward.
30 to 50 millimetres is expected before evening when the system will taper off into a few showers. (Black Press files)

Rainfall warning issued for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

50 to 70 mm expected to fall today, Jan. 30

30 to 50 millimetres is expected before evening when the system will taper off into a few showers. (Black Press files)
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)