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Emotional kickoff for 2015 Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley

Riders to pedal 850-kilometres to raise awareness and money for cancer research.

UPDATE: Man identified in care home death

One man is dead following an encounter with police at an Agassiz care home Sept. 23.

New radio channels coming to resource roads

Starting Nov. 16, new resource road radio channels will come into effect.

Chilliwack man arrested for multiple mail thefts

A Chilliwack man is in jail and facing multiple mail theft charges, following a joint police investigation in the eastern Fraser Valley.

Election 2015: NDP nominates FVRD director Dennis Adamson

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon: Electoral Area B director will run in riding.

Election 2015: All-candidates meetings set

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon: Chamber, Mission Community Services to hold meetings.

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

RCMP hunting for shooting suspect

A Chilliwack man is wanted in connection with a shooting outside the Eagle Landing Tim Horton's Monday night.

Election 2015: Conservatives name Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidate

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon: Brad Vis selected to represent party in newly created riding.

Local candidate makes waves with outlandish video

Wyatt Scott slays a dragon and rides a giant computer-generated Canada Goose in video.

Abbotsford International Airshow in full swing

Three jet teams; Snowbirds, Breitling and Horsemen jets in action. Also salute to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

UPDATE: Harrison Lake fire continues to grow

Wood Lake Fire near Harrison Lake is estimated at 600 hectares; likely caused by cigarette or campfire.

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

Lions Club: A Look back to 1990

Let's take a look back at the Lions Club and what they were up to the year the Observer started up 25 years ago.

WILDFIRE WATCH: Be ‘very, very cautious’ in B.C. backcountry over Long Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says there have been 1,342 wildfires since April 1, 2015, burning 276,000 hectares

Agrifair, It’s more than you think

Plans are under way to deliver the most exciting experience ever this August long weekend at Abbotsford Agrifair.

Heat wave about to hit Lower Mainland and here’s how to keep your cool

Hottest weather expected Saturday and Sunday, residents of Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley urged to take precautions

Agassiz Cycle Tour 2015

The popular cycle tour is back with a new name, some new stops

BlackPress4Good collects donations for Cache Creek flood victims

Help is still needed for relief efforts in Cache Creek. Crowdfunding effort gathers momentum.

Campsite mess at Big Silver cleaned up by school volunteers

Cleanup last weekend by volunteers to fix mess left by high school students