Fraser Valley

Motorized off-road sport groups say the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project will impact their trail access. (Submitted)

B.C.’s off-road sports groups revved up about impact of gondola on trail access

Gondola to ‘limit up to 80 per cent of motorized trail access’ reps say but proponent counters claim

 

A rainfall warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, and the Fraser Valley. (Black Press files)

Heavy rainfall warning for the Lower Mainland and beyond Thursday

Environment Canada estimates 50 to 100 millimetres could fall before rain eases up Friday

 

The Coquihalla Highway summit at 9:11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. The highway is expecting anywhere from 10-30 centimetres of precipitation today. (DriveBC)

Winter storm warning continues for Coquihalla, Highway 3, Okanagan Connector

While this system is expected to stop around midnight, another one could start Christmas morning

 

The Coquihalla Highway at the summit as of 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 23. The highway is now open as of 10 a.m. following car crashes and ice scrapping. (DriveBC)
The Coquihalla Highway at the summit as of 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 23. The highway is now open as of 10 a.m. following car crashes and ice scrapping. (DriveBC)
This was the webcam view in blizzard like conditions on Highway 1 at Evans Road in Chilliwack, looking west at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2022. (DriveBC)

Major snow storm will be wreaking havoc across Lower Mainland Tuesday

Do not travel unless vehicle is equipped to navigate blizzard like conditions

This was the webcam view in blizzard like conditions on Highway 1 at Evans Road in Chilliwack, looking west at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2022. (DriveBC)
David Hamel, Molson Coors general manager of operations for Western Canada, is seen on March 17, 2022 by the tanks that were converted to produce malt and spirit-based beverages at the Chilliwack brewery. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Upgrades at Molson Coors brewery in Chilliwack will take customers beyond the beer aisle

Malt and spirit-based beverages started rolling out from Chilliwack and Toronto breweries this week

David Hamel, Molson Coors general manager of operations for Western Canada, is seen on March 17, 2022 by the tanks that were converted to produce malt and spirit-based beverages at the Chilliwack brewery. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Special weather statement of Dec. 5 for Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland forecasting light snow, freezing drizzle Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Photo: Pixabay)

More snow in the forecast Tuesday for Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

Some areas will see light snow changing to rain, patches of freezing drizzle for Tuesday commute

Special weather statement of Dec. 5 for Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland forecasting light snow, freezing drizzle Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Photo: Pixabay)
A pedestrian navigates a snowy road in Chilliwack on Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

More snow and icy conditions coming for Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

It will be ‘significantly less’ snow than last storm, 2 cm to 5 cm by Friday afternoon and overnight

A pedestrian navigates a snowy road in Chilliwack on Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon announcing almost $10 million for Cultus Lake Park waste water treatment plant. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cultus Lake Park to receive almost $10M for new wastewater treatment plant

‘Innovative’ infrastructure project to improve Cultus Lake water quality by removing excess nutrients

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon announcing almost $10 million for Cultus Lake Park waste water treatment plant. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Coquihalla Highway at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). The Coq and the Okanagan Connector are expecting 20-35 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. (DriveBC)

STORM WATCH: 20-35 cm of snow expected on major B.C. Interior highways

Eastern Fraser Valley municipalities also affected

The Coquihalla Highway at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). The Coq and the Okanagan Connector are expecting 20-35 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. (DriveBC)
Turkey might be in short supply this Christmas. (Special to Black Press Media)

Surge in B.C. bird flu in commercial flocks raises questions about Christmas turkey supply

‘The avian influenza epidemic has made it very challenging for turkey producers,’ says rep

Turkey might be in short supply this Christmas. (Special to Black Press Media)
Traevon Desjarlais-Chalifoux, 17, was found dead in a closet of an Abbotsford group home in September 2020 after being reported missing four days earlier. His mother testified on the first day of a coroners’ inquest into his death on Nov. 28, 2022. (Credit: GoFundMe)

Mother of Cree teen who died in B.C. group home testifies at coroners’ inquest

Traevon Desjarlais found four days after reported missing in 2020

Traevon Desjarlais-Chalifoux, 17, was found dead in a closet of an Abbotsford group home in September 2020 after being reported missing four days earlier. His mother testified on the first day of a coroners’ inquest into his death on Nov. 28, 2022. (Credit: GoFundMe)
Orange cake recipe that survived the Holocaust was turned into cupcakes for the Nov. 23 event, A Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor, at UFV Abbotsford. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Holocaust survivor’s recipe for orange cake in high demand in Chilliwack and beyond

The recipe came from Alex Buckman’s aunt Rebecca who survived Ravensbrück concentration camp

Orange cake recipe that survived the Holocaust was turned into cupcakes for the Nov. 23 event, A Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor, at UFV Abbotsford. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
UFV History instructor Sebastian Huebel with BeNanna Bakery owner Travis Neels. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Holocaust survivor’s orange cake recipe made into cupcakes at B.C. bakery

‘There are the survivors, and memories we need to keep alive. So it’s more than a simple cupcake!’

UFV History instructor Sebastian Huebel with BeNanna Bakery owner Travis Neels. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
RCMP staging behind equipment on the Coquihalla, Nov. 23. (Contributed)
RCMP staging behind equipment on the Coquihalla, Nov. 23. (Contributed)
Samantha St-Onge is a recipient of LSAF’s new grant program, to plant bee forage flowers. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s agri enthusiasts bring new solutions to make farming more sustainable

Researchers to demonstrate their projects in a community event

Samantha St-Onge is a recipient of LSAF’s new grant program, to plant bee forage flowers. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Flood mitigation crucial to preventing future disasters: Senate report on B.C.’s 2021 floods

Future flood damages could be 10-times worse, one witness testified

Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Alice

Young Langley entrepreneur taps into free business resources to launch sweet new enterprise

When Langley’s Alice Grey was planning the launch of her healthy, hand-crafted…

  • Oct 24, 2022
Alice
Kelly Sears, president of the Waceya Metis Society, is using many avenues to let people in Langley/Aldergrove and White Rock learn about the Metis history and culture. She stood outside the society office in Cloverdale, which is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Frank Bucholtz/Special to Black Press Media)

Helping raise awareness of Metis

Waceya society suspects there are likely thousands of Metis people in Langley and White Rock

  • Oct 16, 2022
Kelly Sears, president of the Waceya Metis Society, is using many avenues to let people in Langley/Aldergrove and White Rock learn about the Metis history and culture. She stood outside the society office in Cloverdale, which is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Frank Bucholtz/Special to Black Press Media)
The University of the Fraser Valley Open House is an informative fun-filled day on Oct. 22 at the Abbotsford campus.

Explore educational opportunities to transform your mind

Are you a high school student in Grade 11 or 12 who…

  • Oct 10, 2022
The University of the Fraser Valley Open House is an informative fun-filled day on Oct. 22 at the Abbotsford campus.