Fraser Valley

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates COVID-19 situation in B.C.

Last COVID-19 care home outbreak in Fraser Health declared over

Maple Hill long-term care facility in Langley was deemed COVID-free on Friday

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates COVID-19 situation in B.C.
A file shot of the Vedder Canal near the Keith Wilson Bridge on Jan. 17, 2015, which will be the site of a new pilot FSC fishery until the end of August 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

Fishing groups calling for respect on the Lower Fraser this summer

Semá:th (Sumas) First Nation gets green light for gill-net fisheries in the Vedder

A file shot of the Vedder Canal near the Keith Wilson Bridge on Jan. 17, 2015, which will be the site of a new pilot FSC fishery until the end of August 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
The cool, wet weather has done a number on the 2020 corn crop. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)

Cold and wet weather has corn farmers waiting across the Fraser Valley

Usually the crop is ready July 5-12 but it’s still a few more days from perfection, says local farmer

The cool, wet weather has done a number on the 2020 corn crop. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)
Investigators from the Vancouver Police Department were in Chilliwack Saturday, collecting evidence connected to a double homicide. (file photo)

Double homicide investigation leads Vancouver police to Eagle Landing

A VPD forensics unit was in Chilliwack Saturday collecting evidence connected to East Van murders

  • Jul 13, 2020
Investigators from the Vancouver Police Department were in Chilliwack Saturday, collecting evidence connected to a double homicide. (file photo)
Highway alert for paving work that will block westbound lane of Highway 1, overnight on July 13, 2020, starting at 9 p.m. and running to 5 a.m. on July 14.

Overnight paving work near Abbotsford could snarl highway traffic

Fraser Valley motorists told to expect detours as the paving work continues until July 14 at 5 a.m.

Highway alert for paving work that will block westbound lane of Highway 1, overnight on July 13, 2020, starting at 9 p.m. and running to 5 a.m. on July 14.
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board says sales double in June, buyers returning to market

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board says sales double in June, buyers returning to market

Month’s property sales rebound 113% over May’s sales, 32% over June last year

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board says sales double in June, buyers returning to market
The trail and off-leash dog park are closed at Island 22 Regional Park due to high water and seepage from the Fraser River, as of July 7, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Fraser River may surge one more time next week

It’s unusual for the Fraser River to peak twice in one season, let alone three times

The trail and off-leash dog park are closed at Island 22 Regional Park due to high water and seepage from the Fraser River, as of July 7, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Members of the Fraser Basin Council’s youth program “Co-Creating a Sustainable BC.” Submitted photo.

Fraser Basin Council invites local youth to environmental-policy program

Applications for ‘Co-Creating a Sustainable BC’ program have July 19 deadline

Members of the Fraser Basin Council’s youth program “Co-Creating a Sustainable BC.” Submitted photo.
The Big Brain Literacy Project is now accessible the public across the Fraser Valley. (Submitted by Aneesha Narang)

Financial literacy program expands across the Fraser Valley

Big Brain Literacy Program aims to help folks thwarted by the pandemic and in need of budgeting help

The Big Brain Literacy Project is now accessible the public across the Fraser Valley. (Submitted by Aneesha Narang)
Navdeep Rai of Abbotsford is among the recipients of the Dean’s Medal this year for University of the Fraser Valley. (UFV photo)

UFV grads of 2020 honoured in innovative ways

No convocation ceremony due to pandemic, but grads receive ‘celebration box’

  • Jul 6, 2020
Navdeep Rai of Abbotsford is among the recipients of the Dean’s Medal this year for University of the Fraser Valley. (UFV photo)
The Fraser River at Ballam Road in Chilliwack. (Nikita Aikenhead/Facebook)

Peak on the lower Fraser River expected to arrive Monday

Peak predicted for July 6, with flows decreasing from there: River Forecast Centre

The Fraser River at Ballam Road in Chilliwack. (Nikita Aikenhead/Facebook)
John Pankratz has been named the new UFV board of governors board chair effective Aug. 1. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford’s John Pankratz named new UFV Board of Governors board chair

Adam Van Steinburg named BOG vice-chair, new positions take effect on Aug. 1

John Pankratz has been named the new UFV board of governors board chair effective Aug. 1. (Submitted photo)
Lawrence Morrison watches the rising Fraser River from the boat launch at Island 22 Regional Park on June 28, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser River levels are on the rise again

Some riverside facilities had to close as freshet continues on the Lower Fraser

Lawrence Morrison watches the rising Fraser River from the boat launch at Island 22 Regional Park on June 28, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kelly Ridder was visited at home by UFV President Joanne MacLean in full academic regalia to receive the GG Gold medal. (UFV)

Fraser Valley student with perfect GPA was GG gold

UFV student Kelly Ridder visited by UFV prez in full regalia to receive Governor-General’s gold medal

Kelly Ridder was visited at home by UFV President Joanne MacLean in full academic regalia to receive the GG Gold medal. (UFV)
Chilliwack break-and-enter suspect back in custody after violating release order

Chilliwack break-and-enter suspect back in custody after violating release order

A 38-year-old man was originally arrested in mid-May in connection with three pharmacy break-ins

Chilliwack break-and-enter suspect back in custody after violating release order
Number of emergency shelter spaces grew across the Fraser Valley

Number of emergency shelter spaces grew across the Fraser Valley

FVRD 2020 Homeless Count shows Chilliwack has most shelter units, while Abbotsford’s number dipped

Number of emergency shelter spaces grew across the Fraser Valley
A pill press that was seized by Chilliwack RCMP during the search of an Andrews Avenue residence. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack RCMP arrest three people during dial-a-dope bust

Police used a search warrant to search an Andrews Avenue residence

A pill press that was seized by Chilliwack RCMP during the search of an Andrews Avenue residence. (Submitted photo)
UFV Cascades student-athletes will not return to competition until January at the earliest.

No competition for UFV Cascades sports teams till 2021

School will honour all athletic financial aid commitments made to student-athletes for 2020-21

UFV Cascades student-athletes will not return to competition until January at the earliest.
Fraser River was still below bank full conditions as of Sunday, June 8, 2020, near Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Lower Fraser River at below bank full conditions

Despite the rain Monday across the Fraser Valley freshet waters not expected to rise too much

Fraser River was still below bank full conditions as of Sunday, June 8, 2020, near Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Fraser River at Island 22 Regional Park in Chilliwack on May 28, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Fraser River freshet peak is coming soon

Predictions for 2020 by River Forecast Centre has the freshet peak at the Mission gauge for June 4-5

Fraser River at Island 22 Regional Park in Chilliwack on May 28, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)