Tyler Olsen

The Fraser River will rise significantly over the coming months as record snowpacks melt. The question is how quickly that snow will melt.                                (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

Largest April snowpack in decades poses high flood risk to Fraser Valley

Snow packs at highest point in last 20 years; spring weather will determine if flooding occurs

The Fraser River will rise significantly over the coming months as record snowpacks melt. The question is how quickly that snow will melt.                                (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
COLUMN: If you had cancer, would you stop chemotherapy as soon as a doctor said it was working?

COLUMN: If you had cancer, would you stop chemotherapy as soon as a doctor said it was working?

The success of social distancing shows its necessity to stop COVID-19, not the reverse

COLUMN: If you had cancer, would you stop chemotherapy as soon as a doctor said it was working?
COLUMN: The other graph that shows B.C. can beat COVID-19

COLUMN: The other graph that shows B.C. can beat COVID-19

Is the curve being flattened? data on hospitalizations provides a crucial answer.

COLUMN: The other graph that shows B.C. can beat COVID-19
BREAKING: COVID-19 case diagnosed at Abbotsford rehabilitation residence

BREAKING: COVID-19 case diagnosed at Abbotsford rehabilitation residence

First Abbotsford care home to have confirmed COVID-19 case

BREAKING: COVID-19 case diagnosed at Abbotsford rehabilitation residence
Patrick Penner / Abbotsford News

COVID-19 case diagnosed at Abbotsford rehabilitation residence

First Abbotsford care home to have confirmed COVID-19 case

Patrick Penner / Abbotsford News
Thousands of hospital beds have been freed up to prepare for a potential influx of COVID-19 patients. (File photo)

IN DEPTH: How B.C. emptied its hospitals to prepare for COVID-19

Thousands of beds have been freed up, but patients and seniors have had to sacrifice

Thousands of hospital beds have been freed up to prepare for a potential influx of COVID-19 patients. (File photo)
COVID-19 has killed more than 20,000 people around the world.

COLUMN: Four reasons to hope that B.C. will win COVID-19 fight

Number of hospitalizations in B.C. remain low as thousands of beds freed up

COVID-19 has killed more than 20,000 people around the world.
Cities warned from declaring local states of emergency, Abbotsford mayor says

Cities warned from declaring local states of emergency, Abbotsford mayor says

Mayor Henry Braun says solicitor general discouraged such declarations, warning of ‘chaos’

Cities warned from declaring local states of emergency, Abbotsford mayor says
Thousands of Fraser Valley residents join Facebook groups to offer COVID-19 help

Thousands of Fraser Valley residents join Facebook groups to offer COVID-19 help

People in Facebook groups are finding ways to get supplies and support to those in need

Thousands of Fraser Valley residents join Facebook groups to offer COVID-19 help
‘Formal announcement’ on B.C. school openings or closures amid COVID-19 expected Tuesday
‘Formal announcement’ on B.C. school openings or closures amid COVID-19 expected Tuesday
Few vacant ICU beds in Fraser Health, but Henry says hospitals can find space if COVID-19 spreads

Few vacant ICU beds in Fraser Health, but Henry says hospitals can find space if COVID-19 spreads

Fraser Health Authority, which serves 1.9 million people, has 80 ICU beds in total

Few vacant ICU beds in Fraser Health, but Henry says hospitals can find space if COVID-19 spreads
Improving hand hygiene is an important way to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19 – as well as potentially deadly infections that can be spread in health care facilities. Pixabay photo

Hand-washing key to halting coronavirus, but some B.C. hospitals not meeting hygiene goals

Doctors failing to wash their hands as much as they should, surveillance at hospitals show

Improving hand hygiene is an important way to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19 – as well as potentially deadly infections that can be spread in health care facilities. Pixabay photo
Eight people in B.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP                                Eight people in B.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP

As Fraser Valley coronavirus rumours swirl, officials say they will announce new confirmed cases

Health officials say a press conference would immediately follow any confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis

Eight people in B.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP                                Eight people in B.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP
In this illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Canadian medical experts say the country’s already overstretched emergency rooms would find it difficult to cope if a true outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, were to take hold in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/CDC via AP, File

Abbotsford airline passenger lies about coronavirus diagnosis in attempt to get flight changed

Swoop officials say person admitted to having falsely claimed to have coronavirus

In this illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Canadian medical experts say the country’s already overstretched emergency rooms would find it difficult to cope if a true outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, were to take hold in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/CDC via AP, File
How clean is your favourite local restaurant or café?

How clean is your favourite local restaurant or café?

Online inspection reports allow consumers to find health hazard of all food facilities in region

How clean is your favourite local restaurant or café?
Russ Curnew has been fighting for free hospital parking at Ridge Meadows Hospital for around eight years. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Hospital parking fees needed, but changes to payment system possible, health minister says

B.C. health minister Adrian Dix says hospital parking doesn’t need to be so stressful

Russ Curnew has been fighting for free hospital parking at Ridge Meadows Hospital for around eight years. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Louis Morgan pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death in connection with a 2016 rollover crash on Highway 1 near the Clearbrook Road exit that resulted in his wife’s death. (File photo)

Motorists were ‘driving like their own Indy 500’ before fatal Abbotsford crash, court hears

Family member declares defence request for 90-day jail sentence a ‘joke’

Louis Morgan pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death in connection with a 2016 rollover crash on Highway 1 near the Clearbrook Road exit that resulted in his wife’s death. (File photo)
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie speaks to seniors in Terrace. Mackenzie says she is concerned about increasing numbers of complaints about home care in the province. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

Surge in Fraser Health home-care complaints concerns seniors advocate

Number of people complaining about home care has risen substantially over the last four years

B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie speaks to seniors in Terrace. Mackenzie says she is concerned about increasing numbers of complaints about home care in the province. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
Henry Martens has often told the story of the time he unwisely extracted a bear cub from a Jasper park den while the animal’s mother looked on. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

VIDEO: B.C. senior recalls ‘crazy’ wartime decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

Henry Martens has often told the story of the time he unwisely extracted a bear cub from a Jasper park den while the animal’s mother looked on. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
COLUMN: Not an expert on First Nations government structures? Then maybe you should calm down

COLUMN: Not an expert on First Nations government structures? Then maybe you should calm down

Consider your knowledge about First Nations governance structures before getting really, really mad

COLUMN: Not an expert on First Nations government structures? Then maybe you should calm down