Tyler Olsen

Cascade Falls Regional Park is one of several Fraser Valley parks that saw record usage during the summer of 2020. (File photo)

Residents flock to Fraser Valley parks amid pandemic

Some trails saw usage double during summer months of 2020

Cascade Falls Regional Park is one of several Fraser Valley parks that saw record usage during the summer of 2020. (File photo)
At the current rate of new infections, one in 53 Lower Mainland residents will catch the virus over the weeks to come. (Chart: Tyler Olsen)

GRAPHIC: One in 25 Lower Mainland residents may contract COVID-19 by February if virus continues spread

Moderate increase cases would leave one in 20 Lower Mainland residents with virus by February

At the current rate of new infections, one in 53 Lower Mainland residents will catch the virus over the weeks to come. (Chart: Tyler Olsen)
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides the latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the province during a press conference in the press theatre at the legislature. There are calls for the provincial government to provide translations of the updates in languages other than English. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Interpreters for B.C.’s COVID updates would boost awareness of pandemic protocols, advocate says

Kulpreet Singh says province should provide interpreters for languages other than English.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides the latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the province during a press conference in the press theatre at the legislature. There are calls for the provincial government to provide translations of the updates in languages other than English. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Mission Institution. Kevin Mills / Mission City Record.

New cases linked to site of B.C.’s largest prison COVID-19 outbreak

New outbreak could be ‘recipe for disaster’ at Mission Institution, mother of inmate warns

Mission Institution. Kevin Mills / Mission City Record.
The number of newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 rose significantly across the province last week. (Map: Tyler Olsen)
The number of newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 rose significantly across the province last week. (Map: Tyler Olsen)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. Government photo)

Lower Mainland residents face new restrictions after another 567 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C.

Surging cases prompt new restrictions and stern warning

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. Government photo)
Kartar Rathour, 89, was injured after being pushed to the ground while walking in Abbotsford Friday.
Submitted photo

Elderly Abbotsford man hospitalized after random assault by stranger

Grandson says 89-year-old has a fractured hip and faces surgery after being shoved to the ground

Kartar Rathour, 89, was injured after being pushed to the ground while walking in Abbotsford Friday.
Submitted photo
COVID-19 cases are increasing across British Columbia's most-populated regions.
Maps and charts by Tyler Olsen

INTERACTIVE MAP/GRAPHS: New COVID-19 cases in Fraser Valley have doubled in the last week

More than 100 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed over the last week in the Fraser East region

COVID-19 cases are increasing across British Columbia's most-populated regions.
Maps and charts by Tyler Olsen
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Capella Dance Academy in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

26 COVID-19 cases linked to Chilliwack dance academy as outbreak declared

Parents said academy had stricter COVID-19 protocols than public schools

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Capella Dance Academy in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A man wears a mask at the Sao Paulo International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Why masks are required upon entry to airports in Vancouver & Edmonton – but not Abbotsford

General manager say rules provide ‘flexibility’ while following federal guideline

A man wears a mask at the Sao Paulo International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
The number of new COVID-19 cases has risen sharply in Vancouver and the Fraser North region over the last week.Chart: Tyler Olsen

CHARTS: Weekly COVID-19 case counts continue to rise in Fraser Valley

The number of new COVID-19 cases has risen sharply in Vancouver and the Fraser North region.

The number of new COVID-19 cases has risen sharply in Vancouver and the Fraser North region over the last week.Chart: Tyler Olsen
Pixabay photo

‘Horrific’ abuse of volunteers and COVID-19 contact tracers must stop, Chilliwack soccer club says

Parents have become abusive after being told COVID-19 rules, email says

Pixabay photo
Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)

Daily direct flights between Abbotsford and Toronto start Wednesday

Swoop announces new operations at Toronto Pearson Airport

Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)
Final numbers won't be known for weeks, but turnout was down across the board in the Fraser Valley and B.C.Chart: Tyler Olsen

Election turnout down across Fraser Valley and B.C.

Even after thousands of mail-in ballots counted, turnout is likely to fall below 50% in many ridings

Final numbers won't be known for weeks, but turnout was down across the board in the Fraser Valley and B.C.Chart: Tyler Olsen
NEWS FILE PHOTO

Voters in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission and Langley may head back to polls in 2021

Election of local politicians in BC vote would trigger by-elections in several Fraser Valley cities

NEWS FILE PHOTO
John Morrow photo

Barn catches fire near Abbotsford airport

Fire closes Mt. Lehman Road between Marshall Road and Abbotsford International Airport

John Morrow photo
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Fraser South region has doubled in the last two weeks. The number of cases in the Fraser East region has tripled.Chart: Tyler Olsen

COVID-19 surge in B.C. fuelled by spikes in new cases in Fraser Valley & Surrey area

Number of newly confirmed cases has tripled in Fraser Valley and doubled in the Surrey/Langley area

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Fraser South region has doubled in the last two weeks. The number of cases in the Fraser East region has tripled.Chart: Tyler Olsen
Over the last sixty years, temperatures have risen faster in Abbotsford than in Vancouver.(Black Press file photo; Chart: Tyler Olsen)

The Fraser Valley has been warming at a quicker rate than Vancouver. Why?

Implications for agriculture and humans as data suggests region is warming at a rapid rate

Over the last sixty years, temperatures have risen faster in Abbotsford than in Vancouver.(Black Press file photo; Chart: Tyler Olsen)
INTERACTIVE: Monthly COVID-19 cases jump in Chilliwack, dip below 100 in Abbotsford

INTERACTIVE: Monthly COVID-19 cases jump in Chilliwack, dip below 100 in Abbotsford

Ninety-four new COVID-19 cases were detected among Abbotsford residents in September.

INTERACTIVE: Monthly COVID-19 cases jump in Chilliwack, dip below 100 in Abbotsford
An Abbotsford ‘lifestyle club’ has held several events since August, including a ‘MASK-erade’ event. Pixabay photo

Nightclubs are banned, but a Lower Mainland sex club is open during COVID-19

‘Lifestyle club’ says its pandemic precautions keep participants safe

An Abbotsford ‘lifestyle club’ has held several events since August, including a ‘MASK-erade’ event. Pixabay photo