Tyler Olsen

NDP promises commuter rail to the Fraser Valley, but timeline remains fuzzy

NDP promises commuter rail to the Fraser Valley, but timeline remains fuzzy

Tuesday’s throne speech declares HOV lanes and commuter rail coming to Fraser Valley

NDP promises commuter rail to the Fraser Valley, but timeline remains fuzzy
Two-month-old Lucas will be in hospital for weeks after contracting meningitis. Lucas’s mother, Liz Georgelin, brought the boy to Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Jan. 27, but was sent home after a brief visit with a doctor. Submitted.

Baby with meningitis suffers stroke after being sent home from crowded Abbotsford ER

‘I thought once I got to the hospital, we’re safe,’ Maple Ridge mom says after infant nearly dies

Two-month-old Lucas will be in hospital for weeks after contracting meningitis. Lucas’s mother, Liz Georgelin, brought the boy to Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Jan. 27, but was sent home after a brief visit with a doctor. Submitted.
COLUMN: Upset about home prices or over-development? Blame Port Moody (and these other cities)

COLUMN: Upset about home prices or over-development? Blame Port Moody (and these other cities)

As Lower Mainland was beset by lack of housing, a handful of cities saw growth slow in recent years

COLUMN: Upset about home prices or over-development? Blame Port Moody (and these other cities)
The Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plan services Abbotsford and Mission. Google image

City of Abbotsford hit with $318,000 fine after workers exposed to chlorine at water plant

WorksafeBC says repeated violations and lack of proper plans and assessments led to large penalty

The Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plan services Abbotsford and Mission. Google image
B.C. non-profit has $150 million of unclaimed cash & cheques. Does some belong to you?

B.C. non-profit has $150 million of unclaimed cash & cheques. Does some belong to you?

Only a small portion of millions of dollars of forgotten or unclaimed money is ever claimed

B.C. non-profit has $150 million of unclaimed cash & cheques. Does some belong to you?
Sumas border crossing re-opened after floodwater recedes

Sumas border crossing re-opened after floodwater recedes

Flooding had inundated much of Sumas after heaving rains over the weekend

Sumas border crossing re-opened after floodwater recedes
INFOGRAPHIC: See how fast your B.C. city grew in 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: See how fast your B.C. city grew in 2019

The province’s fastest-growing municipalities were located on Vancouver Island

INFOGRAPHIC: See how fast your B.C. city grew in 2019
How would crowded Fraser Valley hospitals deal with patient surge? Officials won’t say

How would crowded Fraser Valley hospitals deal with patient surge? Officials won’t say

Amid coronavirus case and crowding issues, health officials won’t say where more patients would go

How would crowded Fraser Valley hospitals deal with patient surge? Officials won’t say
Kerry Froese (top right) is on trial for leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a collision that killed Ronald James Scott (bottom right) in January 2015. Police seized an SUV owned by the company run by Froese several months after the fatal collision.

DNA confirms SUV struck and killed Abbotsford cyclist in 2015, court hears

Kerry Froese operated company that owned vehicle that struck and killed Ronald James Scott in 2015

Kerry Froese (top right) is on trial for leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a collision that killed Ronald James Scott (bottom right) in January 2015. Police seized an SUV owned by the company run by Froese several months after the fatal collision.
COLUMN: Cities should enlist teenagers to clear sidewalks for absentee owners

COLUMN: Cities should enlist teenagers to clear sidewalks for absentee owners

Connecting shovelers with property owners could make cities more walkable after a snow storm

COLUMN: Cities should enlist teenagers to clear sidewalks for absentee owners
The word ‘landlord’ is too negative, one B.C. councillor says

The word ‘landlord’ is too negative, one B.C. councillor says

Coun. Dave Loewen says term should be replaced by ‘rental housing provider’ in new housing strategy

The word ‘landlord’ is too negative, one B.C. councillor says
Borrow $8 billion for Fraser Valley rail link, Abbotsford mayor urges province

Borrow $8 billion for Fraser Valley rail link, Abbotsford mayor urges province

Henry Braun urges province to borrow billions to connect Abbotsford & Chilliwack to Metro Vancouver

Borrow $8 billion for Fraser Valley rail link, Abbotsford mayor urges province
A person pulls a shopping cart through the snow on Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

New winter storm warning: more snow expected for Fraser Valley, freezing rain possible

Blowing snow advisory remains in place for Abbotsford and Chilliwack

A person pulls a shopping cart through the snow on Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
COLUMN: How to drive on an icy highway (and, maybe, save yourself from the tailgater behind you)

COLUMN: How to drive on an icy highway (and, maybe, save yourself from the tailgater behind you)

Physics can be your friend – or your highway – when the snow starts to fly

COLUMN: How to drive on an icy highway (and, maybe, save yourself from the tailgater behind you)
PHOTOS: Tuesday morning’s icy commute between Chilliwack and Abbotsford

PHOTOS: Tuesday morning’s icy commute between Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Slippery roads forced drivers to use caution and stay well under the speed limit

PHOTOS: Tuesday morning’s icy commute between Chilliwack and Abbotsford
Field House Brewing is attempting to show that barley can be successfully grown in the Lower Mainland.                                  Field House Brewing photo

You can grow barley in the Fraser Valley, local brewery finds – but one hurdle remains

Field House Brewery starts growing its own grain, marking milestone for local brew industry

Field House Brewing is attempting to show that barley can be successfully grown in the Lower Mainland.                                  Field House Brewing photo
A person shovels their driveway on Cumberland Avenue in Chilliwack Monday morning after 27 centimetres of snow fell in the area on Sunday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

A foot of more snow could be on the way for Fraser Valley

Tuesday and Thursday could each see significant snowfall in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

A person shovels their driveway on Cumberland Avenue in Chilliwack Monday morning after 27 centimetres of snow fell in the area on Sunday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Photo: Darren McDonald/UFV

PHOTOS: Inside the old Finnegan’s Pub – and UFV’s newest classrooms

University of the Fraser Valley bought the Abbotsford building in 2018 for $10 million

Photo: Darren McDonald/UFV
A rendering shows the possible look of SkyTrain station along Fraser Highway in Langley.                                File

Abbotsford mayor to discuss rapid transit link with Premier’s chief of staff

John Horgan, Geoff Meggs and Henry Braun discussed potential for rail and bus transit last fall

A rendering shows the possible look of SkyTrain station along Fraser Highway in Langley.                                File
COLUMN: Something fishy about B.C.’s ever-punctual New Year’s babies

COLUMN: Something fishy about B.C.’s ever-punctual New Year’s babies

Long odds that babies would be delivered so regularly within first minutes of midnight on Jan. 1

COLUMN: Something fishy about B.C.’s ever-punctual New Year’s babies