Robert Freeman

Regional hospital board demands respect as Fraser Health funding request tabled

Abbotsford director John Smith complained the Fraser Valley Hospital District is “treated as a cash cow” by Fraser Health.

Minister of Agriculture

FrontCounter BC office opens in Chilliwack

A FrontCounter BC office opened in Chilliwack Monday to provide businesses with one-stop access to government approval processes.

Minister of Agriculture

Gaetz elected chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District

Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz was elected chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District board in a Wednesday night vote by directors.

New CAO at FVRD

A new chief administrative officer has been named at the Fraser Valley Regional District.

Newest FVRD director vows to listen

Ray Boucher is the only candidate to beat sitting member of the FVRD

New faces at FVRD board

All but one of the seven electoral area incumbents at the Fraser Valley Regional District board were re-elected Saturday.

Gravel rocky issue for FVRD candidates

Gravel mining. It has been the most contentious issue to come before the Fraser Valley Regional District board.

Homeless report calls for more government funding

Homelessness has decreased in Abbotsford and Mission, but increased in Chilliwack, Agassiz-Harrison and Hope, according to a final report of the 2011 Fraser Valley Regional District Homelessness Survey.

WTE approval in Metro Vancouver ‘not acceptable’ to Fraser Valley

A waste management plan for Metro Vancouver that includes waste-to-energy incineration has been approved by the B.C. Environment Minister.

You're not imagining things

FVRD skeeter squad $100,000 over budget

You're not imagining things, the mosquitoes are bad this year.

But not the worst they've ever been, says Dirk Lewis, the mosquito man at the Fraser Valley Regional District and biologist at Morrow BioScience.

You're not imagining things
Sheila Schmidt

‘Tears of joy’ as Sto:lo celebrate child care agency

A ceremony to celebrate the creation of a revamped Sto:lo child protection agency was held Thursday at The Landing Sports Centre in Chilliwack.

Sheila Schmidt

Rural residents no ‘free riders,’ says FVRD official

Rural residents of the Fraser Valley Regional District are going to pay more in total tax requisitions than municipal residents in 2011, according to a FVRD financial report.

Mark Strahl

Strahl: ‘We’re a strong, united, Big Blue team’

Conservative candidate Mark Strahl doesn't believe the internal party strife caused by the drastically reduced nomination period here in the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon riding will dog him into the election campaign.

Mark Strahl

Green Party announces candidate for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon

Jamie Hoskins, a 31-year-old employment counsellor in Chilliwack, has announced his bid for election as the Green Party candidate in the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon riding.

Mark Strahl

‘Dynasty’ charge denied by Mark Strahl

A drastically reduced nomination period for candidates to replace Conservative MP Chuck Strahl in the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon riding – and his son’s announced bid for the job – has brought charges of “dynasty-making” from opposition New Democrats.

Mark Strahl
Mark Strahl

Son of Strahl earned his own political chops

Using his father's name to kick-start his own political career, is not an unexpected charge to Mark Strahl, who announced his bid for nomination as the Conservative candidate in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon just two days after his father announced his retirement from politics.

Mark Strahl

FVRD reworking to trim costs

Taxpayers from Abbotsford to Boston Bar will save $450,000 this year thanks…

Fraser Valley Regional District ‘re-structuring’ saves taxpayers $450,000

Taxpayers from Abbotsford to Boston Bar will save $450,000 this year thanks to "corporate re-structuring" at the Fraser Valley Regional District.

Abby could become ‘spinster in the middle,’ mayor says

The City of Abbotsford is being wooed by the Fraser Valley Regional…

New voices on gravel committee not likely, says Hawes

Fraser Valley residents opposed to a gravel removal plan are asking for a seat at the committee that developed the Aggregate Pilot Project after five years of closed-door negotiations.
But Abbotsford-Mission MLA Randy Hawes, who holds the trump card as B.C.’s minister of state for mining, said Tuesday he has “no intention” of seeing new members added to the committee.