Fraser Valley

A young couple walks through the Othello Tunnels just outside of Hope. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)

Hope’s Othello Tunnels fully open to the public

Geological testing proved the area safe enough to open for the first time in more than a year

 

UFV athletes were honoured for their strength and perseverance during the pandemic. (UFV photo)

Fraser Valley athletes recognized in year without sports

UFV Cascades athletes honoured for strength shown during the pandemic

 

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Fraser Valley Bandits sign former NBA-er Julian Washburn

Former Memphis Grizzlies starter to join CEBL team for 2021 season

 

May also had the second-highest volume of new listings ever for the month with 3,926, the record previously being set in 2018. John Dent photo.

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board breaks sales records 9 months in a row

FVREB processed 2,951 sales in May, a 267% increase compared to last year

May also had the second-highest volume of new listings ever for the month with 3,926, the record previously being set in 2018. John Dent photo.
Minks look out of a cage in the village of Litusovo, Belarus, on Dec. 6, 2012. Mink on a third farm in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Sergei Grits

Fraser Valley mink farm in quarantine after mink tests positive

3rd mink farm in B.C. with a positive COVID test since start of pandemic, ministry says

Minks look out of a cage in the village of Litusovo, Belarus, on Dec. 6, 2012. Mink on a third farm in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Sergei Grits
Outages reported the morning of May 18, 2021 by BC Hydro. (BC Hydro map)

Power set to be restored after storm ripped through the Fraser Valley

Biggest outage in Harrison Hot Springs affected more than 1,500 households

Outages reported the morning of May 18, 2021 by BC Hydro. (BC Hydro map)
Looking out over the Fraser Valley from Chipmunk Ridge from the proposed Bridal Veil Mountain Resort. (BVMR)

Chance to ask questions about gondola resort proposal near Chilliwack

Project team for Bridal Veil Mountain Resort is holding another virtual info session

Looking out over the Fraser Valley from Chipmunk Ridge from the proposed Bridal Veil Mountain Resort. (BVMR)
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Fraser Valley Bandits team with Fraser Health to encourage vaccination

Professional basketball team urges those qualified to receive shot to ease life back to normalcy

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The AHL Board of Governors has approved the Vancouver Canucks decision to move their franchise to Abbotsford. (File photo)

AHL approves Canucks’ franchise relocation to Abbotsford

Board of Governors approves move, season set to start on Oct. 15

The AHL Board of Governors has approved the Vancouver Canucks decision to move their franchise to Abbotsford. (File photo)
April’s 3,016 sales tops the previous high for the month set in 2016 of 2,969 sales. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

8 months in a row of record-breaking sales, says Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

April sales top previously monthly high set in 2016; longest stretch of consecutive monthly bests

April’s 3,016 sales tops the previous high for the month set in 2016 of 2,969 sales. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Fraser River from Island 22 Regional Park in Chilliwack on April 14, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser River freshet 2021 to be shaped by weather patterns in weeks to come

Fraser snow basin index at 116 per cent above normal on April 1, according to River Forecast Centre

The Fraser River from Island 22 Regional Park in Chilliwack on April 14, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
People stroll through rows of tulips in bloom during the Tulips of the Valley Festival on May 2, 2017. The colourful spring event, now called Chilliwack Tulips, opens on Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack tulip festival brings colourful salute to spring

More than 6.5 million bulbs in all at this year’s colourful Chilliwack Tulips event

People stroll through rows of tulips in bloom during the Tulips of the Valley Festival on May 2, 2017. The colourful spring event, now called Chilliwack Tulips, opens on Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Oregon spotted frog egg masses near Agassiz. (Fraser Valley Conservancy)

Jumping for joy over Oregon spotted frog discovery near Agassiz

Finding six egg masses could be step toward recovery of Canada’s most endangered amphibian

Oregon spotted frog egg masses near Agassiz. (Fraser Valley Conservancy)
The UFV Food and Agriculture Institute received a grant of $234,859 from the Future Skills Centre (FSC). (UFV photo)

UFV Food and Agriculture Institute receives grant to explore future of food

UFV FAI given grant of close to $235,000 from Future Skills Centre to examine cellular agriculture

The UFV Food and Agriculture Institute received a grant of $234,859 from the Future Skills Centre (FSC). (UFV photo)
Mini Med School 2021 is taking on the timely topics of chronic pain and vaccines this year.

Mini Med School goes virtual in 2021

Free, virtual health sessions focused in 13th year on vaccines and chronic pain

Mini Med School 2021 is taking on the timely topics of chronic pain and vaccines this year.
The Fraser Valley Bandits announced on Wednesday (March 24) that they have re-signed 2020 most valuable player Malcolm Duvivier for the 2021 CEBL season. (File photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits re-sign Malcolm Duvivier

Abbotsford-based basketball club bringing back 2020 team MVP

The Fraser Valley Bandits announced on Wednesday (March 24) that they have re-signed 2020 most valuable player Malcolm Duvivier for the 2021 CEBL season. (File photo)
Voting on the Stó:lō constitution was last November across the Fraser Valley in six villages. (SXTA)

Stólō communities that fell short of voter turnout on constitution working on next steps

‘Our process is still alive and requires ongoing work,’ said Chief Maureen Chapman

Voting on the Stó:lō constitution was last November across the Fraser Valley in six villages. (SXTA)
Former Los Angeles Laker Robert Sacre has been named the new assistant general manager of the Fraser Valley Bandits. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Fraser Valley Bandits sign former L.A. Laker as assistant GM

Canadian basketball star Robert Sacre joining Bandits front office for 2021

Former Los Angeles Laker Robert Sacre has been named the new assistant general manager of the Fraser Valley Bandits. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Blueberry prosciutto goat cheese flatbread is part of the Blueberry Dinner. (BC Blueberry Council photo)

Celebrating the versatility of B.C. blueberries with zesty three-course menu

Fraser Valley foodies may want to take part in virtual cooking demo Friday night with Chef Dez

Blueberry prosciutto goat cheese flatbread is part of the Blueberry Dinner. (BC Blueberry Council photo)
University of the Fraser Valley campus in Abbotsford.

University of Fraser Valley plans for return to on-campus learning this fall

President Joanne Maclean says priority remains health and safety of students, staff and community

University of the Fraser Valley campus in Abbotsford.