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An excavator stands at the ready outside the gutted home of the Janzen family on Llanberis Way Monday afternoon. Investigators have confirmed three bodies were removed from the home

Memorial service set for Janzen family

Popkum family will be remembered at Langley service this Friday

An excavator stands at the ready outside the gutted home of the Janzen family on Llanberis Way Monday afternoon. Investigators have confirmed three bodies were removed from the home
Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.

Time to enter B.C.’s amateur photographer contest

The 3rd annual 'Your Best Shot' contest is open to amateur photographers. Sponsored by London Drugs, Abbotsford Airshow & Black Press

Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.
Cascade Falls suspension bridge

New suspension bridge opens April 18

Cascade Falls Regional Park near Mission ready for visitors to get a close-up view of Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls suspension bridge

Herbicide spray at cemetery prompts warning

Broadleaf weeds ruining the turf at local cemetery

Scammers have been bombarding Abbotsford phone numbers with text messages in recent days.

Text/email scam hits Abbotsford

Abbotsford police have received more than 20 reports of text/email messages trying to solicit personal information from recipients.

Scammers have been bombarding Abbotsford phone numbers with text messages in recent days.
First responders from across the province were in Chilliwack Friday to honour firefighter Brian Smyth who suffered a fatal heart attack while fighting a fire in the Columbia Valley earlier this month.

Tribute to a fallen firefighter

Firefighters and first responders from across the province were in Chilliwack Friday to honour Columbia Valley firefighter Brian Smyth.

First responders from across the province were in Chilliwack Friday to honour firefighter Brian Smyth who suffered a fatal heart attack while fighting a fire in the Columbia Valley earlier this month.
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Assault of an inmate at Kent Institution

Lockdown under way of one unit at maximum security institution in District of Kent

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Agassiz man identified in train death

An Agassiz man struck and killed by a train Saturday morning has been identified by the BC Coroners Service.

F-22 Raptor coming to Abbotsford International Airshow

Abbotsford on the list of only 21 approved show sites for stealth fighter.

Black Press Crowdfunding initiative making a difference in communities

Black Press Crowdfunding initiative making a difference in communities

More than $17,000 raised since launching last fall

Black Press Crowdfunding initiative making a difference in communities

A better world, too late for Kevin

Pink Shirt Day Feb. 25 a time to reflect on anti-bullying

Left to right: Ray Szabada

New program boosts technology and agriculture in Mission

BC Agri-food Venture Acceleration Program launches in Mission

Left to right: Ray Szabada
B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.

Olivia, Liam top lists of new baby names in B.C.

Also popular were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava for girls, and Mason, Ethan, Lucas and Benjamin for boys (With interactive charts)

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.
UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.

#UsedHelps: Connecting Business with Canadian Charities

It's a first for Canadian buy and sell websites, where sellers can donate the proceeds of their sales directly to national, local charities.

UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.

Harrison gets first traffic signal

Advance left turn light to ease traffic issues at Lillooet intersection

Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo is riding the CP Holiday Train this year

Jim Cuddy riding rails with CP Holiday Train

Blue Rodeo singer will perform when train stops in Agassiz

Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo is riding the CP Holiday Train this year
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TIMELINE: An interactive history of terrorist attacks and plots in Canada

From the FLQ and the War Measures Act to Al-Qaeda-inspired plotters, Canada has seen terrorism before. Interactive timeline.

Pierre Trudeau
A Honda EU2000i 2000 watt generator was stolen from a trailer at the Cheam Fishing Village near Agassiz during the nighttime hours of Sept. 4

Generator stolen from fishing village near Agassiz

RCMP looking for help to find generator stolen from Cheam Fishing Village

A Honda EU2000i 2000 watt generator was stolen from a trailer at the Cheam Fishing Village near Agassiz during the nighttime hours of Sept. 4

Gymnasium open for playtime in Agassiz

District of Kent's new gymnasium offers open sports times for all ages

The Chilliwack constituency office of Mark Strahl was closed Wednesday following a shooting on Parliament Hill earlier in the day.

Strahl safe following Parliament Hill shooting

Chilliwack MP Mark Strahl says he is safe following a shooting on Parliament Hill earlier today that has left one soldier dead.

The Chilliwack constituency office of Mark Strahl was closed Wednesday following a shooting on Parliament Hill earlier in the day.