Tyler Olsen

Fraser Health’s chief medical health officer says proper hygiene, distancing and curtains can allow patients suspected of having COVID-19 to remain safely in the same rooms as other patients until a diagnosis is confirmed. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Curtain barriers allow suspected COVID patients to share care-home rooms with others, Fraser Health says

Provincial and federal guidelines say symptomatic patients should get their own rooms, when possible

Fraser Health’s chief medical health officer says proper hygiene, distancing and curtains can allow patients suspected of having COVID-19 to remain safely in the same rooms as other patients until a diagnosis is confirmed. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Three people injured after three motorcycle crashes in three hours in Abbotsford

Three people injured after three motorcycle crashes in three hours in Abbotsford

Police urge motorcyclists and drivers to take care after trio of collisions on Thursday

Three people injured after three motorcycle crashes in three hours in Abbotsford
Worthington Pavilion in Abbotsford

Three deaths and more than 20 COVID-19 cases linked to Abbotsford’s Worthington Pavilion

Abbotsford site includes both rehabilitation unit and long-term care facility

Worthington Pavilion in Abbotsford
Senior’s death prompt questions about scale of COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford care facility

Senior’s death prompt questions about scale of COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford care facility

Doctors told family Ervin Friedenstab died of COVID-19 contracted at Worthington Pavilion

Senior’s death prompt questions about scale of COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford care facility
Scott Janzen’s 28,000 free-range and free-run chickens produce tens of thousands of eggs every day. Janzen and fellow egg-producers are also donating thousands of eggs to the local food bank. Submitted

COVID-19 has left a glut of small eggs, so farmers are giving thousands to Abbotsford’s food bank

‘We’re still employed, so how can we help our community?”

Scott Janzen’s 28,000 free-range and free-run chickens produce tens of thousands of eggs every day. Janzen and fellow egg-producers are also donating thousands of eggs to the local food bank. Submitted
Another COVID case at Abbotsford care facility

Another COVID case at Abbotsford care facility

Fraser Health says a second patient at Worthington Pavilion in Abbotsford has tested positive

Another COVID case at Abbotsford care facility
COLUMN: We can all do more – until we can’t. Thank you for doing what you can.

COLUMN: We can all do more – until we can’t. Thank you for doing what you can.

Stressed? Anxious? Laid off? Working? Unhappy? Bored? Thanks for carrying on.

COLUMN: We can all do more – until we can’t. Thank you for doing what you can.
Protestors invaded Abbotsford’s Excelsior Hog Farm on April 28 after PETA released a video from an anonymous source six days before. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Hog-farm protesters should face criminal charges, Abbotsford mayor says

Braun said children of owners were ‘terrified,’ but activists say protest was peaceful and necessary

Protestors invaded Abbotsford’s Excelsior Hog Farm on April 28 after PETA released a video from an anonymous source six days before. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Mayor Henry Braun speaks at council on Monday about his unhappiness with the criminal justice system. Screenshot

Abbotsford mayor decries ‘revolving door’ for property criminals, says prosecutors need resources

Mayor Henry Braun says property criminals often don’t face charges because prosecutors lack time

Mayor Henry Braun speaks at council on Monday about his unhappiness with the criminal justice system. Screenshot
The Fraser River will rise significantly over the coming months as record snowpacks melt. The question is how quickly that snow will melt.                                (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

Largest April snowpack in decades poses high flood risk to Fraser Valley

Snow packs at highest point in last 20 years; spring weather will determine if flooding occurs

The Fraser River will rise significantly over the coming months as record snowpacks melt. The question is how quickly that snow will melt.                                (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
Service will be cut on several Abbotsford bus routes, including Route 1, in order to improve the reliability for those buses that are running. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

Fraser Valley transit system can survive lack of bus fare revenue, mayor says

Fares normally bring in about $300,000 a month. Now Abbotsford and Mission must pick up the slack.

Service will be cut on several Abbotsford bus routes, including Route 1, in order to improve the reliability for those buses that are running. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
COLUMN: If you had cancer, would you stop chemotherapy as soon as a doctor said it was working?

COLUMN: If you had cancer, would you stop chemotherapy as soon as a doctor said it was working?

The success of social distancing shows its necessity to stop COVID-19, not the reverse

COLUMN: If you had cancer, would you stop chemotherapy as soon as a doctor said it was working?
COLUMN: The other graph that shows B.C. can beat COVID-19

COLUMN: The other graph that shows B.C. can beat COVID-19

Is the curve being flattened? data on hospitalizations provides a crucial answer.

COLUMN: The other graph that shows B.C. can beat COVID-19
Patrick Penner / Abbotsford News

COVID-19 case diagnosed at Abbotsford rehabilitation residence

First Abbotsford care home to have confirmed COVID-19 case

Patrick Penner / Abbotsford News
Thousands of hospital beds have been freed up to prepare for a potential influx of COVID-19 patients. (File photo)

IN DEPTH: How B.C. emptied its hospitals to prepare for COVID-19

Thousands of beds have been freed up, but patients and seniors have had to sacrifice

Thousands of hospital beds have been freed up to prepare for a potential influx of COVID-19 patients. (File photo)
COVID-19 has killed more than 20,000 people around the world.

COLUMN: Four reasons to hope that B.C. will win COVID-19 fight

Number of hospitalizations in B.C. remain low as thousands of beds freed up

COVID-19 has killed more than 20,000 people around the world.
Mayor Henry Braun said Monday that he would not be declaring a state of emergency in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford won’t declare local state of emergency, mayor says

Mayor Henry Braun says province has discouraged such declarations, warned of ‘chaos’

Mayor Henry Braun said Monday that he would not be declaring a state of emergency in Abbotsford.
An ‘isolation shelter’ is in the works in Abbotsford for homeless men and women showing symptoms of COVID-19. (File photo)

‘Isolation shelter’ in works for homeless people in Abbotsford with COVID-19 symptoms

Until shelter is set up, operators say they’ll work to find appropriate space for those with symptoms

An ‘isolation shelter’ is in the works in Abbotsford for homeless men and women showing symptoms of COVID-19. (File photo)
Thousands of Fraser Valley residents join Facebook groups to offer COVID-19 help

Thousands of Fraser Valley residents join Facebook groups to offer COVID-19 help

People in Facebook groups are finding ways to get supplies and support to those in need

Thousands of Fraser Valley residents join Facebook groups to offer COVID-19 help
Mt. Thom Viewpoint

Five Fraser Valley trails that offer a respite from COVID-19 madness

Going for a walk or hike can help relieve stress and anxiety

Mt. Thom Viewpoint