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Valve left open causes Olympic-sized pool of waste to spill from Mission sewage project

In 11 hours, 2.5 million litres of waste escaped

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Ben Lypka / Abbotsford News

VIDEO: 160 units evacuated in large apartment fire in Abbotsford

Impacted residents being assisted by Emergency Support Services

Ben Lypka / Abbotsford News
Mission’s Seminary of Christ the King – the last remaining youth seminary in Canada – is currently the subject to two civil suits from former students claiming they were sexually abused as teenagers. Google Maps image.

B.C. sex-abuse lawsuit seeks Catholic records; Pope’s ambassador seeks diplomatic immunity

Foreign Affairs Canada asserts the office of Apostolic Nunciature has immunity from discovery

Mission’s Seminary of Christ the King – the last remaining youth seminary in Canada – is currently the subject to two civil suits from former students claiming they were sexually abused as teenagers. Google Maps image.
View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.

Toxic chemicals discharged from Abbotsford waste facility into fish-bearing creek

Company responsible is under contract with the City of Abbotsford

View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.
A DriveBC image of the current conditions at the Coquihalla Summit. Heavy snow is expected to bring 25 to 40 centimetres of snow by Tuesday, April 5.

Winter storm warning issued for Coquihalla Highway, from Hope to Merritt

Prolonged snowfall event to bring 25 to 40 cm at Coquihalla Summit

A DriveBC image of the current conditions at the Coquihalla Summit. Heavy snow is expected to bring 25 to 40 centimetres of snow by Tuesday, April 5.
LEFT: Glenn Wells’ grandmother May Simmons with a man suspected to be Harry Mahler’s biological father. RIGHT: A photo of the man with a baby girl suspected to be Wells’ mother, Violet. Photos courtesy of Courtney Mahler.

B.C. man and mom to reunite with long-lost family following DNA results

Glenn Wells’ mother has not seen her half-brother in over 60 years

LEFT: Glenn Wells’ grandmother May Simmons with a man suspected to be Harry Mahler’s biological father. RIGHT: A photo of the man with a baby girl suspected to be Wells’ mother, Violet. Photos courtesy of Courtney Mahler.
Smoke rises from Kharkiv apartment buildings following a Russian missile bombardment. The image is of an area near the family's apartment building, taken by a friend of Straner's father. Submitted photo.

B.C. woman’s childhood home becomes deathtrap for family stuck in besieged Kharkiv

Olena Straner’s family cannot leave 15th floor of exposed Soviet style apartment building

Smoke rises from Kharkiv apartment buildings following a Russian missile bombardment. The image is of an area near the family's apartment building, taken by a friend of Straner's father. Submitted photo.
The Mission Correctional Institution in Mission, B.C. is pictured Tuesday, April 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward.

Corrections officers sound alarm after B.C. prison manager promoted amid harassment complaints

Fraser Valley corrections officers say abusive managers face no discipline from CSC

The Mission Correctional Institution in Mission, B.C. is pictured Tuesday, April 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward.
A photo showing the vertical farming concept. (Funky Banana Farm photo)

Province revises ALR regulations to make room for vertical farming

Minister of Agriculture: Agri-tech innovations may help solve ‘food security and food economy puzzle’

A photo showing the vertical farming concept. (Funky Banana Farm photo)
Image of the 2003 Mazda Protégé after its engine blew following the police stop. Image courtesy of Abbotsford Police.

20-year-old N driver goes 200 km/h on B.C. highway, blows engine, gets mom’s car impounded

Driver given $788 in tickets, said he just ‘wanted to see how fast the car could go’

Image of the 2003 Mazda Protégé after its engine blew following the police stop. Image courtesy of Abbotsford Police.
Water rises near Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Photo/B.C. Ministry of Transportation)

Hwy. 1 between Chilliwack and Abbotsford closed again due to flood threat

Ministry of Transportation officially closes highway at 5 p.m.

Water rises near Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Photo/B.C. Ministry of Transportation)
Rail lines running parallel to the U.S. border are sandbagged in Abbotsford. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.

UPDATE: Sumas, Wa., sounds flood siren, Nooksack River flowing over U.S. border into Abbotsford

100 millimetres of rain dumped on the region raised water levels at bottom of Sumas Lake by 3 inches

Rail lines running parallel to the U.S. border are sandbagged in Abbotsford. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.
RCAF personnel unloading equipment off the CC-177. Patrick Penner photo.

PHOTOS: Royal Canadian Air Force arrives in Abbotsford to help shore up flood fight

RCAF CC-177 Globemaster drops off 3 CH-146 Griffon helicopters

RCAF personnel unloading equipment off the CC-177. Patrick Penner photo.
A man drives a boat down a flooded road in Chilliwack, B.C., Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Transport Canada issues order banning boats from B.C. flood areas, effective immediately

Exceptions for emergency workers, owners tending to livestock and property

A man drives a boat down a flooded road in Chilliwack, B.C., Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Abbotsford remains flooded after heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys)

600 evacuated in Abbotsford as mayor worries about forecasted rain, floodwaters from U.S.

Mayor Henry Braun predicts total recovery costs will top $1 billion dollars

Abbotsford remains flooded after heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys)
Mayor Henry Braun and Abbotsford Police Department completed an aerial tour of the Sumas Prairie.

‘Catastrophic’ flooding forces Abbotsford mayor to beg Sumas Prairie residents to evacuate

Emergency evacuation order issued on Tuesday evening

Mayor Henry Braun and Abbotsford Police Department completed an aerial tour of the Sumas Prairie.
Geoff Regier, organizer and animal rights activist, speaking in front of Abbotsford Veterinary Clinic. He said the BC College of Veterinarians needs to revoke Dr. Rich Vanderwal’s licence. Patrick Penner photo.

‘Violated his oath’: Dozens protest B.C. vet following alleged animal abuse at dairy farm

Dr. Rich Vanderwal is co-owner of Cedar Valley Farms which is under investigation by BC SPCA

Geoff Regier, organizer and animal rights activist, speaking in front of Abbotsford Veterinary Clinic. He said the BC College of Veterinarians needs to revoke Dr. Rich Vanderwal’s licence. Patrick Penner photo.
B.C. conservation officers dropping off two shopping carts full of moose meat to Abbotsford’s Archway Food Bank on Thursday, Oct. 28, after seizing it from suspect poachers. Photo courtesy of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service.

300 pounds of moose meat seized from alleged poachers, gifted to B.C. food bank

B.C. conservation officers search Lower Mainland home on Oct. 28, charges are pending

B.C. conservation officers dropping off two shopping carts full of moose meat to Abbotsford’s Archway Food Bank on Thursday, Oct. 28, after seizing it from suspect poachers. Photo courtesy of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service.
Police have cordoned off a large area directly outside the emergency entrance to Chilliwack General Hospital. Paul Henderson photos.

UPDATE: Stabbing victim crashes outside of Chilliwack General Hospital while driving to ER

Initial reports Saturday morning were that incident was a shooting

Police have cordoned off a large area directly outside the emergency entrance to Chilliwack General Hospital. Paul Henderson photos.
Jason Klop filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court on Sept. 17, stating the college has no jurisdiction over his sale of FMT to buyers outside of Canada. Facebook photo.

B.C. naturopath fights order to stop selling human poop in dubious treatments

Jason Klop takes legal action against College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C.

Jason Klop filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court on Sept. 17, stating the college has no jurisdiction over his sale of FMT to buyers outside of Canada. Facebook photo.