Fraser Valley

Weaker demand has forced prices down for detached homes, falling an average of 3.5 per cent from last month, and 10.2 per cent from their peak price in March. (File photo)

Fraser Valley real estate sales sink for 4th month straight

Total sales in March were 2,580; sales in July were 993

 

Environment Canada issues an air quality advisory for the Lower Mainland July 27. It’s expected to last until July 31. (Black Press Media file photo)

Smoke, pollution trigger air quality advisory in Lower Mainland

High concentrations of ground-level ozone, wildfire smoke expected to persist until Sunday

 

Dave Proctor ran across Canada in 68 days to beat the record for the fastest cross-country run. On Wednesday, July 20, he passed through Aldergrove. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Record-breaking cross-Canada run passes through Langley, Fraser Valley

Dave Proctor wrapped up his run on Thursday, July 21

 

Highway 1 eastbound traffic closed at Hunter Creek. (DriveBC highway cam)

Highway 1 congested near Hope after rock debris cleanup caused unexpected delays

DriveBC apologized for ‘any excessive, unexpected delays’ as EB traffic closed at Hunter Creek

Highway 1 eastbound traffic closed at Hunter Creek. (DriveBC highway cam)
The RAW Sports football youth camp makes its debut in Abbotsford later this month.

RAW Sports bringing youth football camp to Abbotsford

Camp making its debut in Abbotsford later this month at MRC Sports Complex

The RAW Sports football youth camp makes its debut in Abbotsford later this month.
Crash reported after 8 a.m. on Highway 1 near Langley. (DriveBC)

Westbound crash on Highway 1 backed up Monday morning traffic

Motorists advised to expect delays as the incident west of Highway 13 and 264th blocked left lane

Crash reported after 8 a.m. on Highway 1 near Langley. (DriveBC)
Cascadia Air held an official ribbon-cutting at the Chilliwack Airport on July 6, 2022 to celebrate the first daily service from Chilliwack in a decade. Cutting the ribbon included Cascadia chief operating officer Jeremy Barrett, Chilliwack councillor Chris Kloot, Mayor Ken Popove, and Magnum Management’s Garry Atkins. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Daily flights from Chilliwack to 6 B.C. destinations celebrated with Cascadia Air ribbon-cutting

A ‘very great, professional approach’ to scheduled air service from Chilliwack, says airport rep

Cascadia Air held an official ribbon-cutting at the Chilliwack Airport on July 6, 2022 to celebrate the first daily service from Chilliwack in a decade. Cutting the ribbon included Cascadia chief operating officer Jeremy Barrett, Chilliwack councillor Chris Kloot, Mayor Ken Popove, and Magnum Management’s Garry Atkins. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
July 6 hydrometric data graph for the Fraser River at Mission. (Government of Canada)

Fraser River levels starting to recede but officials warn ‘waterways are still high and moving fast’

Evacuation alerts will stay in place until water levels recede further, say local governments

July 6 hydrometric data graph for the Fraser River at Mission. (Government of Canada)
Sales last month totalled 1,281, dropping 5.8 per cent from May, adding to a 54 per cent downturn over the previous two months. June sales are down 43 per cent from last year. (File photo)

Property sales down 60% since March: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

Property values still up over 20 per cent across all types from June, 2021

Sales last month totalled 1,281, dropping 5.8 per cent from May, adding to a 54 per cent downturn over the previous two months. June sales are down 43 per cent from last year. (File photo)
Almost bank full conditions on Old Orchard Road in Chilliwack on June 30, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

6 properties on Old Orchard Road were issued evacuation alerts by City of Chilliwack

Fraser River levels to rise over the Canada Day long weekend, warns provincial River Forecast Centre

Almost bank full conditions on Old Orchard Road in Chilliwack on June 30, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Clayton Eheler. (Facebook)

Bail hearing set for Chilliwack gangster and cocaine trafficker Clayton Eheler

Eheler charged with offending for a criminal organization, also awaiting retrial for drug trafficking

Clayton Eheler. (Facebook)
Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captures video of a flooded section of Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Flood recovery forum in July brings together B.C. First Nations, local governments

‘Let’s recognize that climate is changing and adapt toward resilience,’ says forum organizer

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captures video of a flooded section of Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Heat should be moving out on Tuesday says Environment Canada. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Stretch of hot weather to persist one more day across Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

Temperatures expected to drop by 10 degrees Tuesday when low move in

Heat should be moving out on Tuesday says Environment Canada. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Environment Canada issued a heat warning on June 26 for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the North Coast. (File photo by Black Press News Services)

Rising temperatures trigger heat warning for Lower Mainland, several parts of B.C.

Daytime highs to hit low-to-mid 30s in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, North Coast

Environment Canada issued a heat warning on June 26 for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the North Coast. (File photo by Black Press News Services)
Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year’s heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Temperatures will hit close to 34 degrees in Fraser Valley: Sunday heat warning

Risk of heat-related illnesses, Environment Canada warns

Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year’s heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
(Right to left) Nick Schafer, Amy Soranno and Roy Sasano’s trial begins on Monday (June 27). Geoff Regier (left) had all his charges dropped.

Abbotsford hog farm protesters going to trial on Monday

Trial for Roy Sasano, Nick Schafer and Amy Soranno scheduled for Abbotsford court

(Right to left) Nick Schafer, Amy Soranno and Roy Sasano’s trial begins on Monday (June 27). Geoff Regier (left) had all his charges dropped.
Some of the youth from the 2021-22 Fraser Valley cohort of the Co-Creating a Sustainable BC program visited Net Zero Waste Abbotsford on a field tour to learn about the issue of organic waste in the community. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Basin Council invites youth to take action against climate change

Co-Creating a Sustainable BC program provides seed funding for projects

Some of the youth from the 2021-22 Fraser Valley cohort of the Co-Creating a Sustainable BC program visited Net Zero Waste Abbotsford on a field tour to learn about the issue of organic waste in the community. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captured video of a flooded Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

New policy on flood mitigation to tackle risks to B.C. businesses and infrastructure

Business leaders from Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Surrey co-authored action-oriented policy

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captured video of a flooded Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Abbotsford’s Gurleen Maan will be looking for love in the new CTV unscripted series Farming For Love.

Abbotsford’s Gurleen Maan looking for love on new unscripted Farming for Love series

Third-generation farmer appearing on Farming For Love unscripted series

Abbotsford’s Gurleen Maan will be looking for love in the new CTV unscripted series Farming For Love.
Hard-working red-breasted sapsucker parents swap out of a nest on a spring 2022 Saturday morning in a rural area east of Chilliwack. (Community Nest Finding Network photo)

Mating woodpeckers put a halt to multi-billion-dollar TMX oil pipeline expansion work in Chilliwack

‘This sapsucker mama stopped them with our help’ – Sara Ross with the Community Nest Finding Network

Hard-working red-breasted sapsucker parents swap out of a nest on a spring 2022 Saturday morning in a rural area east of Chilliwack. (Community Nest Finding Network photo)