Fraser Valley

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)
Meghan Neufeld and Matthew Campbell pack some crates with food at the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)

‘Huge increase’ in demand at regional food bank that serves various communities, including Langley

Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank starting donation drive in July

Meghan Neufeld and Matthew Campbell pack some crates with food at the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)
The collective’s logo was showcased for the first-time at the recent B.C. 3x3 Canada Quest provincial qualifiers at LEC earlier this month. As one of the many components of the Bandits’ work with I∙SPARC, the Bandits entered a team in the adult women’s open division featuring prominent Indigenous players; including Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg, Madison Terbasket-Winser, Montanna Howe, and Shenise Sigsworth. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Kwantlen artist designs new Bandits logo

Langley-based pro team unveils Indigenous history-inspired artwork

The collective’s logo was showcased for the first-time at the recent B.C. 3x3 Canada Quest provincial qualifiers at LEC earlier this month. As one of the many components of the Bandits’ work with I∙SPARC, the Bandits entered a team in the adult women’s open division featuring prominent Indigenous players; including Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg, Madison Terbasket-Winser, Montanna Howe, and Shenise Sigsworth. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The first lap of the Fraser Valley Relay for Life at Willoughby Community Park. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Relay for Life returns to Langley and raises tens of thousands for cancer

Stories of cancer survival and fun mingled at the event

The first lap of the Fraser Valley Relay for Life at Willoughby Community Park. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Looking west from Bridal Falls over Chilliwack. (Sam Waddington file photo)

Fraser Valley leaders back gondola proposal, oppose ski resort idea near Chilliwack

‘We urge you to approve the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project,’ Chilliwack mayor wrote to B.C. reps

Looking west from Bridal Falls over Chilliwack. (Sam Waddington file photo)
Aldergrove’s Mike McVay with a 1919 Ford TT at the 25th anniversary of Model A Sunday car show at BC Farm Museum in Fort Langley in 2013. On Sunday, June 5, the event will return, for the first time since the pandemic hit. (Langley Advance Times file)

Model A Sunday returns to Fort Langley

June 5 will see first show at BC Farm Museum since 2019

Aldergrove’s Mike McVay with a 1919 Ford TT at the 25th anniversary of Model A Sunday car show at BC Farm Museum in Fort Langley in 2013. On Sunday, June 5, the event will return, for the first time since the pandemic hit. (Langley Advance Times file)
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ON COOKING: Italian pasta with a risque history

Chef Dez presents a simple yet tasty vegetarian linguine meal

  • May 25, 2022
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Massive cinder blocks were knocked out of place by flooding at the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)

Most provincial parks open in time for May long weekend, despite winter storm damage

Parks around Hope and Lytton still closed after year filled with fire, heat and landslides

Massive cinder blocks were knocked out of place by flooding at the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)
Strong wind and swelling waves are seen during a storm in Victoria, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Rain and gusty winds are forecast for several parts of B.C. May 17. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Warning issued as strong winds, heavy rainfall head for coastal B.C.

Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to be hit Tuesday to Wednesday night

Strong wind and swelling waves are seen during a storm in Victoria, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Rain and gusty winds are forecast for several parts of B.C. May 17. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Fraser Valley Rowing Club hopes to return to the water in the coming weeks after facing destruction following the flooding in Abbotsford in November. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Rowing Club: Back on the water after Abbotsford flood

FVRC rebuilding after November flooding destroyed clubhouse, looking for new members and support

The Fraser Valley Rowing Club hopes to return to the water in the coming weeks after facing destruction following the flooding in Abbotsford in November. (Submitted)
About 80 people participated at the second annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls march host by Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
About 80 people participated at the second annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls march host by Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Langley-based Fraser Valley Bandits are planning the team’s first-ever School Day Game, on Tuesday, June 7 against the Hamilton Honey Badgers at 11 a.m. (Bandits)
Langley-based Fraser Valley Bandits are planning the team’s first-ever School Day Game, on Tuesday, June 7 against the Hamilton Honey Badgers at 11 a.m. (Bandits)
Oregon spotted frog from a 2011 field count. (Fraser Valley Conservancy)

Climate change causing concern for endangered frogs of the Fraser Valley

Declining numbers ‘nerve-wracking when dealing with a critically endangered species,’ says biologist

Oregon spotted frog from a 2011 field count. (Fraser Valley Conservancy)
One of 40 Porsches following a historic route passed by the historic Porters Bistro building at the intersection of Old Yale Road and 216th Street in Langley on Sunday, May 1. (Graham MacDonell/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Porsches and history prove a good mix

Tour of Fraser Valley rated a success

One of 40 Porsches following a historic route passed by the historic Porters Bistro building at the intersection of Old Yale Road and 216th Street in Langley on Sunday, May 1. (Graham MacDonell/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The number of homes sold across Langley dropped sharply in April. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

From dizzying heights, home sales plunge in Langley

Sales of detached homes are down by almost half from last spring

The number of homes sold across Langley dropped sharply in April. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
An adult male gypsy moth. (Government of B.C.)

Lower Mainland locations will see pesticide spraying this spring against lymantria moths

Pesticide permit is for Foray 48B, a non-toxic bacterial agent known as BtK

An adult male gypsy moth. (Government of B.C.)
Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. Surrey’s heritage rail experience is set to reopen May 7 and tickets are on sale now at fvhrs.org. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Heritage rail to reopen May 7

Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society opening for summer season

Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society volunteers stand on the train platform in Cloverdale. Surrey’s heritage rail experience is set to reopen May 7 and tickets are on sale now at fvhrs.org. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Murphy Burnatowski has been a Badger, a Stinger, and now a Bandit. The 6 ft. 7 in. forward has joined the Fraser Valley team that will be playing out of Langley Events Centre starting in June. (Tony Lewis,ProSportFoto/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Left-handed sharpshooter signs to pro basketball in Langley ahead of season

Fraser Valley Bandits sign Murphy Burnatowski for Canadian Elite Basketball season coming in June

Murphy Burnatowski has been a Badger, a Stinger, and now a Bandit. The 6 ft. 7 in. forward has joined the Fraser Valley team that will be playing out of Langley Events Centre starting in June. (Tony Lewis,ProSportFoto/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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