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Volunteers Desiree Klynsoon, Kevin Bentster, and Kaeli McIntyre around the Little Food Bank in the Park at Yarrow Pioneer Park. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Little Food Bank in the Park is feeding the hungry in Yarrow

Much-needed project run by volunteers relies on donations from neighbours to keep the shelves full

Special weather statement of Dec. 5 for Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland forecasting light snow, freezing drizzle Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Photo: Pixabay)

More snow in the forecast Tuesday for Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

Some areas will see light snow changing to rain, patches of freezing drizzle for Tuesday commute

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed 839 sales in November in the communities of Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, North Delta, Surrey, and White Rock. /File photo
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed 839 sales in November in the communities of Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, North Delta, Surrey, and White Rock.(File photo)

Fraser Valley housing market sees decrease in November sales: real estate board

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) says sales decreased by 7 per cent from October

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed 839 sales in November in the communities of Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, North Delta, Surrey, and White Rock. /File photo
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed 839 sales in November in the communities of Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, North Delta, Surrey, and White Rock.(File photo)
Someone who purchased a ticket in Richmond for the Dec. 3 Lott 6/49 jackpot woke up $5-million richer Sunday morning, according to the B.C. Lottery Corporation. (File photo)

Ticket bought in Lower Mainland wins $5 million in Dec. 3 Lotto 6/49 draw

Lucky holiday season for someone who purchased lottery ticket in Richmond

Someone who purchased a ticket in Richmond for the Dec. 3 Lott 6/49 jackpot woke up $5-million richer Sunday morning, according to the B.C. Lottery Corporation. (File photo)
This house at 9365 Edward St. in Chilliwack was completely covered in lights in 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Help make Lower Mainland brighter by adding favourite Christmas lights displays to map

Anyone can add Christmassy homes, decorated public spaces to Black Press Media’s holiday lights map

This house at 9365 Edward St. in Chilliwack was completely covered in lights in 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Mission officer in charge Ted Lewko briefs the council on the 16 per cent increase in overall crime for the July to September period. /Council screenshot photo

Crime rises by 16 per cent in Mission during the summer: RCMP report

Violent crimes in Mission have already seen an 18 per cent increase from 2021

Mission officer in charge Ted Lewko briefs the council on the 16 per cent increase in overall crime for the July to September period. /Council screenshot photo
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Fraser Valley Toy Drive returns to Abbotsford

Second annual event set to occur on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 360 Fabrication

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Abbotsford’s Harj Hadani has created a fitness empire with her @skinnyroti brand. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Harj Hadani creates shapewear success story

Local entrepreneur, social media star @skinnyroti continues to make big impact in fitness industry

Abbotsford’s Harj Hadani has created a fitness empire with her @skinnyroti brand. (Submitted)
Dasi Menakadasi (not the subject of this article) celebrates by smoking recreational cannabis, in Vancouver on Oct. 17, 2018 on the one-year anniversary of legalization. (THE CANADIAN PRESS file/Darryl Dyck)

Chilliwack man ordered to stop smoking cannabis from his strata property patio

Civil Resolution Tribunal decision said cannabis smoke in this case was a ‘nuisance to neighbours’

Dasi Menakadasi (not the subject of this article) celebrates by smoking recreational cannabis, in Vancouver on Oct. 17, 2018 on the one-year anniversary of legalization. (THE CANADIAN PRESS file/Darryl Dyck)
Bradley Bender

One of B.C.’s most-wanted car thieves sentenced for crimes in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Surrey

Bradley Bender receives time served on 3 charges, while another 12 charges are stayed

Bradley Bender
A pedestrian navigates a snowy road in Chilliwack on Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

More snow and icy conditions coming for Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

It will be ‘significantly less’ snow than last storm, 2 cm to 5 cm by Friday afternoon and overnight

A pedestrian navigates a snowy road in Chilliwack on Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
SARA for women is urgently looking for donations of household items and Christmas gifts for women and children staying in their facilities through the holidays. /Web Image

SARA for Women in immediate need of donations for holiday season

The nonprofit based in Mission and Abbotsford is facing a high demand for beds and services

SARA for women is urgently looking for donations of household items and Christmas gifts for women and children staying in their facilities through the holidays. /Web Image
The City of Mission building division is still reviewing permit applications from September of 2022, but is recovering from a nine month backlog. /City of Mission Photo

City of Mission building division catching up on backlog for permit applications

The city’s building division is backlogged with single dwelling applications from before September

The City of Mission building division is still reviewing permit applications from September of 2022, but is recovering from a nine month backlog. /City of Mission Photo
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon announcing almost $10 million for Cultus Lake Park waste water treatment plant. ( Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cultus Lake Park to receive almost $10M for new wastewater treatment plant

‘Innovative’ infrastructure project to improve Cultus Lake water quality by removing excess nutrients

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon announcing almost $10 million for Cultus Lake Park waste water treatment plant. ( Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Students in Mission middle schools and secondary schools are disrputing classrooms because of vaping. /Black Press File Photo

Mission District 75 schools troubled by vaping students

Superintendent Angus Wilson says students leaving classes to vape is impacting their capacity to learn

Students in Mission middle schools and secondary schools are disrputing classrooms because of vaping. /Black Press File Photo
Environment Canada warned that roads and sidewalks could get icy overnight Wednesday (Nov. 30) and into Thursday in the eastern Fraser Valley. (Stock photo by Sergey Gorbachev from Pixabay)

BREAKING: Schools back open Thursday in the Eastern Fraser Valley

Sub-zero temps not enough to close schools in Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope

Environment Canada warned that roads and sidewalks could get icy overnight Wednesday (Nov. 30) and into Thursday in the eastern Fraser Valley. (Stock photo by Sergey Gorbachev from Pixabay)
Two mug shots of Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink, who on Nov. 30, 2022 was sentenced for several property crimes.

Chilliwack man gets conditional sentence for home break-in

Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink was sentenced for several property crimes

Two mug shots of Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink, who on Nov. 30, 2022 was sentenced for several property crimes.
The Mission Candlelight Parade, set to take place tonight (Dec. 2) has been cancelled due to concerns about the weather and safety. / File Photo Bob Friesen

Mission Candlelight Parade cancelled

Weather and safety concerns main reasons for decision

The Mission Candlelight Parade, set to take place tonight (Dec. 2) has been cancelled due to concerns about the weather and safety. / File Photo Bob Friesen
The Extreme Weather Response shelter on Logan Avenue offers 10 beds for adults during poor weather conditions. /Mission Community Services Instagram Photo

Mission Community Services offering shelter during extreme weather

The shelter on Logan Avenue has 10 beds and is open from October to April

The Extreme Weather Response shelter on Logan Avenue offers 10 beds for adults during poor weather conditions. /Mission Community Services Instagram Photo