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New Provincial Housing Options For Abbotsford Homeless

Abbotsford/Victoria – Men struggling with homelessness in Abbotsford soon will have access to 30 new supportive homes with the start of construction for a supportive housing development on Gladys Ave. In addition, the existing 40-bed temporary winter shelter will remain…


Community Grants To Fight Gang Violence In Abbotsford

Abbotsford – Community organizations working to safeguard vulnerable young people from gang involvement and protect victims of domestic, sexual and other forms of violence in Abbotsford will benefit from $133,107 in government grants supporting public safety priorities. This is part of…


Concerns Over Money Laundering And A Chilliwack Casino

Chilliwack (With files from Black Press/BIV.com)  -An effort to conceal more than $2 million came to light. A Chilliwack casino is in the cross hairs and questions are being raised. Ernest Yee, executive director of the B.C. Gaming Industry Association,…


Abby Sex Assault On South Fraser

Abbotsford – On March 14, 2016, at approximately 8:50 pm, a man entered a store in the 32500 block of South Fraser Way.  He started a conversation with the lone female employee and followed her to the back of the…


Abby Chop Shop Busted

Abbotsford – On Monday March 19, 2016, the Abbotsford Police Department received a complaint of a 2007 Ford F550 stolen from a barn located in the 33000 block of Townshipline Rd. The $40,000 truck and $50,000 worth of tools were…


Annual Outdoor Burning Concerns

Victoria – Given the current weather conditions, the BC Wildfire Service is encouraging the public to exercise caution with any outdoor burning. Southern sections of the Prince George Fire Centre are experiencing below-normal snowpacks. As the snow melts, it does…


Coroner’s Report On Bridal Falls Dirt Bike Death

Bridal Falls/Chilliwack/Popkum – The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a dirt bike incident near Bridal Falls on March 18, 2016. He is Clinton Elliot Ruck, aged 44, of Langley. Mr. Ruck was…


Coroner Inquest Into Death At Matsqui Institution

Abbotsford – The BC Coroners Service has announced that a public inquest will be held into the death of Christopher Robert Roy. The inquest is scheduled to take place beginning July 18, 2016, at the Coroners Courtroom in Burnaby. Mr….


Chilliwack RCMP Bust B&E Car Offender

Chilliwack –  A Chilliwack man faces criminal charges after being arrested by police for allegedly breaking into parked vehicles. John Evan Wear, 34, remains in custody facing one Criminal Code charge of mischief under $5,000. Wear is scheduled to appear…


Unused ALR Land Too Tiny To Farm?

Fraser Valley (24 Hours)- More than a third of the unused Agricultural Land Reserve parcels in the Fraser Valley Regional District are smaller than two hectares — plots of land less likely to be used for farming, according to an…