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Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Province extends deadline for flood-recovery help for farmers

Farmers now have two extra months to start submitting costs for cleanup and repairs

 

The Fraser River is low right now, but will soon rise with the spring freshet. And with that rise comes the annual preparations for flooding. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Now is the time to prepare for potential Fraser River flooding, says FVRD

Spring freshet still hasn’t arrived and snow pack is higher than normal throughout headwaters

 

Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Flood-affected Abbotsford residents asked to pen heartfelt letters about their struggles

Many Sumas Prairie area residents are still not back home six months after devastating flooding

 

Midway RCMP clarified that a traffic stop was conducted just outside of Greenwood at the time of the incident. (File photo/Black Press Media)

RCMP confirm Mountie who pulled over driver in Midway was not an imposter

A woman claimed, on social media, she was pulled over by a police impersonator outside of Greenwood

Midway RCMP clarified that a traffic stop was conducted just outside of Greenwood at the time of the incident. (File photo/Black Press Media)
The future site of the Richmond Hill multi-use pathway in Hope, funded by the Community Benefit Agreement between the District of Hope and Trans Mountain. (Trans Mountain photo)

New $500,000 trail in Hope to be built with Trans Mountain funding

Community Benefit Agreement helps district create crosstown trail for all users

The future site of the Richmond Hill multi-use pathway in Hope, funded by the Community Benefit Agreement between the District of Hope and Trans Mountain. (Trans Mountain photo)
The Vancouver Traveling Band poses with other participants in the Hope Brigade Days parade in 2018. The band is back in Hope on May 14 for a community celebration. (Photo courtesy vancouver-traveling-band.com)

Bands, free barbecue lined up to celebrate Hope’s resiliency during natural disasters

Organizers hoping those stranded in Hope last November will come back to enjoy more hospitality

The Vancouver Traveling Band poses with other participants in the Hope Brigade Days parade in 2018. The band is back in Hope on May 14 for a community celebration. (Photo courtesy vancouver-traveling-band.com)
A vacant lot in a Hope residential area could eventually be developed into multi-family housing. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Hope council to mull over ‘disposition’ of 1.5-acre lot in closed meeting

Residential neighbourhood lot could be developed into multi-family housing

A vacant lot in a Hope residential area could eventually be developed into multi-family housing. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
Christy Ridout, vice president of business development at BC Transit, shows off the new NextRide interface, tracking the bus she’s on. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press)

NextRide launched in central Fraser Valley and Chilliwack transit systems

Transit users can now track buses from their cell phones, computers

Christy Ridout, vice president of business development at BC Transit, shows off the new NextRide interface, tracking the bus she’s on. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press)
A young Ukrainian child watches as helpers with Hope for the Nation in Romania hand out grocery cards to families who fled the war in Ukraine. (Facebook/ Hope for the Nation)

Abbotsford couple back in Romania to help Ukrainian refugees after ‘miracle’ recovery

‘If you don’t push yourself to help others during a war, when will you push yourself?’

A young Ukrainian child watches as helpers with Hope for the Nation in Romania hand out grocery cards to families who fled the war in Ukraine. (Facebook/ Hope for the Nation)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is coordinating a request from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for baby onesies. (Facebook/ FVHCF)

Neonatal unit in Abbotsford needs some new button-up baby onesies

Request and donations being coordinated by Fraser Valley Regional Health Care Foundation

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is coordinating a request from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for baby onesies. (Facebook/ FVHCF)
Sayward is 74 km north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Pilot dies in helicopter crash on northern Vancouver Island

Investigators deployed to Sayward following ‘collision with terrain of a helicopter’ — TSB

Sayward is 74 km north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Google Maps
(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

UPDATE: Abbotsford stabbing victim is a 37-year-old man, police confirm

Abbotsford Police says Major Crime Unit is taking over file, and suspect is in custody

(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.

Bute Inlet slide was equal to mass of every car in Canada

Data from slide could be used for hazard assessment and disaster planning

The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.
A house was destroyed by fire in Silver Creek in Hope this week. (Hope Fire Department photo)

Busy 18 hours for Hope firefighters includes house fire in Silver Creek

Fire chief says no injuries reported but house was destroyed in early morning fire Wednesday

A house was destroyed by fire in Silver Creek in Hope this week. (Hope Fire Department photo)
A map of the area considered in the current Pest Management Plan. (BC Timber Sales)

Glyphosate use in forests could endanger Indigenous plant species, Abbotsford doctor says

Pest management plan for BC Timber Sales covers forests from Hope to Squamish

A map of the area considered in the current Pest Management Plan. (BC Timber Sales)
A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)

Street racing in Abbotsford leads to rollover crash and charges for ‘N’ driver

Abbotsford Police issue warning to others with images of destroyed Mustang

A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)
The Fraser Valley Regional Hospital Board has earmarked nearly $60 million over two years for new long term care beds in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative photo)

Hospital board earmarks nearly $60 million for long term care in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

There are currently 1,597 funded long-term care beds in Fraser East

The Fraser Valley Regional Hospital Board has earmarked nearly $60 million over two years for new long term care beds in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative photo)
Search and Rescue teams from across the Lower Mainland helped rescue people from the flooding in Abbotsford. (Central Fraser Valley SAR/Special to The News)

Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue awarded for rescuing 200 people during Abbotsford flooding

Team of volunteers awarded for outstanding efforts with inaugural John MacGregor Award

Search and Rescue teams from across the Lower Mainland helped rescue people from the flooding in Abbotsford. (Central Fraser Valley SAR/Special to The News)
Artist Cathy Terepocki has created handmade clay pins to support the Red Cross humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. The pins are available on her website and at Bureaux Modern Mercantile in Abbotsford. (Cathy Terepocki image)

Abbotsford businesses put their Ukraine support on display

Window dressings, store displays and special items all give a nod of support during conflict

Artist Cathy Terepocki has created handmade clay pins to support the Red Cross humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. The pins are available on her website and at Bureaux Modern Mercantile in Abbotsford. (Cathy Terepocki image)
Abbotsford Regional Hospital is one of three Fraser Health hospitals about to undergo a facilities master plan project.

Master planning project ahead for three Fraser Health hospitals, including Abbotsford

Abbotsford, Ridge Meadows and Peace Arch facilities plan will include sustainability concerns

Abbotsford Regional Hospital is one of three Fraser Health hospitals about to undergo a facilities master plan project.