Tyler Olsen

‘Formal announcement’ on B.C. school openings or closures amid COVID-19 expected Tuesday
‘Formal announcement’ on B.C. school openings or closures amid COVID-19 expected Tuesday
Few vacant ICU beds in Fraser Health, but Henry says hospitals can find space if COVID-19 spreads

Few vacant ICU beds in Fraser Health, but Henry says hospitals can find space if COVID-19 spreads

Fraser Health Authority, which serves 1.9 million people, has 80 ICU beds in total

Few vacant ICU beds in Fraser Health, but Henry says hospitals can find space if COVID-19 spreads
COLUMN: Coronavirus fears are reasonable and even helpful. Just don’t be an idiot.

COLUMN: Coronavirus fears are reasonable and even helpful. Just don’t be an idiot.

Realizing the danger posed by COVID-19 is necessary. But wash your hands with soap, not bleach.

COLUMN: Coronavirus fears are reasonable and even helpful. Just don’t be an idiot.
Man faces charges after shots fired in Abbotsford

Man faces charges after shots fired in Abbotsford

Police say gunshots appeared to have been fired from inside house by man in ‘mental distress’

Man faces charges after shots fired in Abbotsford
Abbotsford trade expos still on as officials monitor coronavirus spread

Abbotsford trade expos still on as officials monitor coronavirus spread

Tourism officials also watching effect of oil price war on Alberta economy

Abbotsford trade expos still on as officials monitor coronavirus spread
Improving hand hygiene is an important way to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19 – as well as potentially deadly infections that can be spread in health care facilities. Pixabay photo

INFOGRAPHIC: Hand-washing key to halting coronavirus, but some B.C. hospitals not meeting hygiene goals

Doctors failing to wash their hands as much as they should, surveillance at hospitals show

Improving hand hygiene is an important way to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19 – as well as potentially deadly infections that can be spread in health care facilities. Pixabay photo
A slide from a recent presentation by a consultancy firm shows the proposed location of a future collector well.

After first bid fails, Abbotsford & Mission to ask feds again for millions for new water source

Municipalities plan to build a new collector well along Fraser River to meet long-term water needs

A slide from a recent presentation by a consultancy firm shows the proposed location of a future collector well.
Eight people in B.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP                                Eight people in B.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP

As Fraser Valley coronavirus rumours swirl, officials say they will announce new confirmed cases

Health officials say a press conference would immediately follow any confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis

Eight people in B.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP                                Eight people in B.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP
In this illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Canadian medical experts say the country’s already overstretched emergency rooms would find it difficult to cope if a true outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, were to take hold in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/CDC via AP, File

Abbotsford airline passenger lies about coronavirus diagnosis in attempt to get flight changed

Swoop officials say person admitted to having falsely claimed to have coronavirus

In this illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Canadian medical experts say the country’s already overstretched emergency rooms would find it difficult to cope if a true outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, were to take hold in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/CDC via AP, File
How safe is your kid’s Abbotsford child care facility?

How safe is your kid’s Abbotsford child care facility?

The public can view inspection reports for all licensed child care facilities in the Fraser Valley

How safe is your kid’s Abbotsford child care facility?
Fraser Valley Inn and nearby property put up for sale for $8.9 million

Fraser Valley Inn and nearby property put up for sale for $8.9 million

With development proposal still before city hall, owners seek to sell downtown Abbotsford landmark

Fraser Valley Inn and nearby property put up for sale for $8.9 million
Health Minister Adrian Dix File photo

‘It takes time to reverse course’: Dix says health ministry working on Abbotsford health issues

Adrian Dix says government is attempting to address Abbotsford’s health care issues

Health Minister Adrian Dix File photo
How clean is your favourite Abbotsford restaurant or café?

How clean is your favourite Abbotsford restaurant or café?

Online inspection reports allow consumers to find health hazard of all food facilities in region

How clean is your favourite Abbotsford restaurant or café?
Russ Curnew has been fighting for free hospital parking at Ridge Meadows Hospital for around eight years. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Hospital parking fees needed, but changes to payment system possible, health minister says

B.C. health minister Adrian Dix says hospital parking doesn’t need to be so stressful

Russ Curnew has been fighting for free hospital parking at Ridge Meadows Hospital for around eight years. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
PHOTOS: Abbotsford home with helipad and trout-stocked lake up for sale

PHOTOS: Abbotsford home with helipad and trout-stocked lake up for sale

Man-made lake on Abbotsford property has its own white sand beech and island

PHOTOS: Abbotsford home with helipad and trout-stocked lake up for sale
Louis Morgan pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death in connection with a 2016 rollover crash on Highway 1 near the Clearbrook Road exit that resulted in his wife’s death. (File photo)

Motorists were ‘driving like their own Indy 500’ before fatal Abbotsford crash, court hears

Family member declares defence request for 90-day jail sentence a ‘joke’

Louis Morgan pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death in connection with a 2016 rollover crash on Highway 1 near the Clearbrook Road exit that resulted in his wife’s death. (File photo)
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie speaks to seniors in Terrace. Mackenzie says she is concerned about increasing numbers of complaints about home care in the province. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

Surge in Fraser Health home-care complaints concerns seniors advocate

Number of people complaining about home care has risen substantially over the last four years

B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie speaks to seniors in Terrace. Mackenzie says she is concerned about increasing numbers of complaints about home care in the province. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
PHOTOS: New rock supergroup plays free Abbotsford show, tries to wow bassist’s daughters

PHOTOS: New rock supergroup plays free Abbotsford show, tries to wow bassist’s daughters

Bonds of Mara played a small show at a downtown Abbotsford restaurant Tuesday evening

PHOTOS: New rock supergroup plays free Abbotsford show, tries to wow bassist’s daughters
Henry Martens has often told the story of the time he unwisely extracted a bear cub from a Jasper park den while the animal’s mother looked on. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

VIDEO: Abbotsford senior recalls ‘crazy’ decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

Henry Martens has often told the story of the time he unwisely extracted a bear cub from a Jasper park den while the animal’s mother looked on. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
COLUMN: Not an expert on First Nations government structures? Then maybe you should calm down

COLUMN: Not an expert on First Nations government structures? Then maybe you should calm down

Consider your knowledge about First Nations governance structures before getting really, really mad

COLUMN: Not an expert on First Nations government structures? Then maybe you should calm down