Jessica Peters

High heat is on the way, and there are ways to keep cool and safe, says Fraser Health. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

VIDEO: Know how to keep cool, help others, in the coming heat wave, says Fraser Health

With temperatures about to soar in the Vancouver and Fraser Valley area, there are ways to keep cool

High heat is on the way, and there are ways to keep cool and safe, says Fraser Health. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
A BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. (BCHES)

New Fraser Health study looks at links between ER opioid prescriptions and overdoses

Counselling could help patients who are injured and at risk of overdose from opioids

A BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. (BCHES)
A petroglyph in a region south of Lytton, B.C., and an image of the area from above. (Black Press compilation)

Band in B.C.’s Fraser Canyon proposes to protect, manage 350 sq. km swath of land

Indigenous petroglyphs, old growth forest, cultural significance at further risk: Kanaka Bar Band

A petroglyph in a region south of Lytton, B.C., and an image of the area from above. (Black Press compilation)
Two lovebirds were rescued separately in Hope over the weekend, and are likely a bonded pair. The two rescuers are each hoping to hear from the rightful owners of the birds.

UPDATE: Pair of lovebirds, lost and separated in Hope, both safe after two rescues

1 flew into restaurant and 1 was saved in a grocery store parking lot; but they remain apart

Two lovebirds were rescued separately in Hope over the weekend, and are likely a bonded pair. The two rescuers are each hoping to hear from the rightful owners of the birds.
Tamsin Lyle from Ebbwater Consulting speaks to media following the flood recovery forum in Abbotsford July 14. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Flood recovery forum in Abbotsford focused on ‘breaking down silos’

Governments, private sector representatives met in unprecedented way to discuss rebuilding region

Tamsin Lyle from Ebbwater Consulting speaks to media following the flood recovery forum in Abbotsford July 14. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Non-medicinal cannabis stores carry a wide range of cannabis products, from pre-rolled joints to oils. (seedandstone.com)

Hope council supports first non-medical cannabis shop

Seed & Stone owners ready to move ahead with creating storefront

Non-medicinal cannabis stores carry a wide range of cannabis products, from pre-rolled joints to oils. (seedandstone.com)
Abbotsford veteran John Molnar, 91, has just returned from South Korea where he was honoured with an Ambassador for Peace medal for his time there during Korean War. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

91-year-old veteran from Abbotsford honoured by South Korean president

John Molnar receives Ambassador for Peace medal at ceremony in Seoul

Abbotsford veteran John Molnar, 91, has just returned from South Korea where he was honoured with an Ambassador for Peace medal for his time there during Korean War. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
A truck and trailer caught fire outside of Hope on Highway 1 on Monday afternoon. (Facebook photo/Sabine Richter)

Truck and trailer catch fire outside of Hope on Highway 1

Fire crews dealing with flames on side of highway in westbound lanes

A truck and trailer caught fire outside of Hope on Highway 1 on Monday afternoon. (Facebook photo/Sabine Richter)
Abbotsford’s municipal flag, seen here flying in front of Abbotsford City Hall along with the Canada flag, is in the final round of a contest that put all of Canada’s municipal flags to test. The inset shows the municipal flag of St.-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis, Que. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s municipal flag makes it to final round of online contest

Contest started with 64 flags from across Canada; voting open until July 30

Abbotsford’s municipal flag, seen here flying in front of Abbotsford City Hall along with the Canada flag, is in the final round of a contest that put all of Canada’s municipal flags to test. The inset shows the municipal flag of St.-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis, Que. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
An interactive map that shows users where evacuation orders and alerts are along with other current information will now allow them to look at historical data as well. (Screenshot)

Historical flooding data added to FVRD emergency map tool

Online users can look at overlay of flooding from 2012 and 1972 throughout Fraser Valley

An interactive map that shows users where evacuation orders and alerts are along with other current information will now allow them to look at historical data as well. (Screenshot)
A B.C. Highways traffic camera caught the aftermath of a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 1 on Wednesday afternoon. (BC Highways screenshot)

Aftermath of multi-car crash in Abbotsford caught on Drive BC camera

Witnesses reporting there were no fatalities in dramatic crash on Wednesday afternoon

A B.C. Highways traffic camera caught the aftermath of a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 1 on Wednesday afternoon. (BC Highways screenshot)
The Navy Security Team is letting people know they are travelling from Esquimalt to Kelowna July 4 for tactical training on Okanagan Lake. (Twitter/Naval Security Team)

Navy Security Team sets course for tactical training in Kelowna

Boats, navy personnel and support vehicles announce they are travelling along highways Monday

The Navy Security Team is letting people know they are travelling from Esquimalt to Kelowna July 4 for tactical training on Okanagan Lake. (Twitter/Naval Security Team)
A Canada Day Car Show filled Memorial Park in Hope on Friday, with about 200 cars turning out to gleam in the sun. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Hope park filled with classic cars for Canada Day

Celebrations planned for Fraser Valley communities all include fireworks this year

A Canada Day Car Show filled Memorial Park in Hope on Friday, with about 200 cars turning out to gleam in the sun. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
Several people stranded in Hope, trying to get out through the airport in November 2021. (Shari Morrison/Special to The News)

District of Hope looks at recovery plan for ‘vulnerable’ Coquihalla River

New guiding document will focus on short-term recovery goals in severe weather events

Several people stranded in Hope, trying to get out through the airport in November 2021. (Shari Morrison/Special to The News)
Abbotsford senior secondary is the first public school in Abbotsford to have a rainbow crosswalk. (Submitted)

Abbotsford Senior Secondary first in district to install rainbow crosswalk

Students approached teacher 10 years ago to ask how to add crosswalk to school grounds

Abbotsford senior secondary is the first public school in Abbotsford to have a rainbow crosswalk. (Submitted)
Manning Park. (Submitted)

Volunteers needed for Manning Park area trail build this Wednesday

Hope Mountain Centre looking for additonal help for day-long building project

Manning Park. (Submitted)
Johnny & June comes to Hope Cinema Cafe on July 2.

Johnny June to hit the stage at Hope Cinema

Tribute show is a ‘nostalgic and heartfelt experience of live acoustic music and storytelling’

Johnny & June comes to Hope Cinema Cafe on July 2.
The Crystal Gala fundraiser takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 22 at Tradex. (Submitted photo)

Crystal Gala returns to Abbotsford with Spanish-themed celebration

Event on Oct. 22 at Tradex raises money for breast-cancer health

The Crystal Gala fundraiser takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 22 at Tradex. (Submitted photo)
A documentary film was partly shot at the Barrowtown Pump Station in Abbotsford in 2021. A new pump station could be built to help hold back flood waters in the future. (Submitted/Amanda Christmas)

New pump station and dikes proposed in latest Abbotsford flood mitigation option

Hybrid version of flood mitigation option came from community feedback; no cost estimate yet

A documentary film was partly shot at the Barrowtown Pump Station in Abbotsford in 2021. A new pump station could be built to help hold back flood waters in the future. (Submitted/Amanda Christmas)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford was sentenced for child porn offenses on June 9, 2022.

20 months in prison for Abbotsford vice-principal convicted of child porn offences

Judge orders Mike Haire to submit DNA, places him on registered sex offender list for life

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford was sentenced for child porn offenses on June 9, 2022.
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