Tyler Olsen

City needs pipeline guarantees: Abbotsford councillor

Kinder Morgan refutes report that expanded pipeline would cost city millions, but Coun. Patricia Ross says issues remain.

Poultry and dairy farmers worried about trade deal

Local farmers say concessions sought by the United States would upend their industries.

Global warming a boon and a bane for Fraser Valley farmers

Warmer summers and milder winters could help local farmers grow new crops.

KIDS IN CRISIS: Two-thirds of children with mental disorders don’t get help

Despite treating 5,000 more children, B.C.'s Child and Youth Mental Health agency employs fewer psychologists than it did seven years ago.

KIDS IN CRISIS: ‘Your son is a monster’

Parents of children with mental illnesses struggle to find government support and understanding.

Farmers prepare for next avian influenza outbreak

Fraser Valley farms affected by winter bird flu outbreak to receive government compensation

Bus fees to rise for most Abbotsford students

$100 hike for regular riders, but those attending schools of choice will see fees fall

Transportation plan calls for highway widening

Expanded highway is included among the priorities for expanding freeway capacity and reliability in the Lower Mainland.

Empty seats prompt new ideas for Abbotsford’s bus system

Taxpayers subsidizing more than 75 per cent of local transit –
the least efficient in the region

Abbotsford-Mission unemployment rate nears five-year low

Rate dips below six per cent for first time in nearly five years, but labour force lags behind population growth

Local poultry farmers come through with donations

Despite avian flu outbreak, Fraser Valley farmers raised $92,700 – $20,000 more than the previous year – for charity.

Report shows value of pre-K learning in Abbotsford

Abbotsford school graduation rates remain above provincial average

Poultry industry optimistic and on the mend

Cleaning of barns underway at several sites where highly pathogenic virus was discovered.

$2.4 million announced for supportive housing on Gladys Avenue

The provincial government will provide capital costs as well as annual operating costs for the Abbotsford project

Farmers think migratory birds spreading avian influenza

Virus has been detected in wild birds in Washington State

UPDATE: Avian influenza confirmed at ninth Fraser Valley farm

More than 150,000 birds now affected by "highly virulent" H5N2 bird flu strain.

U.S. bans B.C. poultry products as fifth farm is quarantined

Avian influenza has now been found at four Abbotsford poultry farms, plus one in Chilliwack.

Petition opposes Dignity Village proposal

Concerns raised over property crime and rural location

Plywood homeless cabins dismantled by city

Several small structures were built by homeless advocates before being removed from Gladys camp.

Abbotsford school district enrolment drops after strike

Initial counts suggest enrolment is down by an additional 120 students on top of an already expected 100-student decline.