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Future Shop stores in Canada closing

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

future shopFuture Shop stores across Canada are closing, Best Buy Canada has confirmed.  Company spokesman Thierry Lopez says 66 Future Shops will close for good, while 65 others will become Best Buy Stores.  

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Fraser River cleanup at Gill Bar this Saturday

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

river keeperThe 8th annual Fraser River Cleanup at Gill Bar is happening tomorrow.  It’s sad that volunteers have to keep doing this, but fortunately so many people are still willing to.

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It wasn’t a real handgun

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

abbyPD2There was an incident on the side of Hwy 1 in Abbotsford yesterday that had passersby wondering what was going on.

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United Way Fraser Valley invests $217,844 into local programs

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

UWFV Executive Director Wayne Green speaks to recipients of this years Priority Grants.

UWFV Executive Director Wayne Green speaks to recipients of this years Priority Grants.

24 organizations around the Fraser Valley have received funding to help them run some very important programs. United Way of the Fraser Valley made cheque presentations to them yesterday and executive director Wayne Green says it’s something they’re happy to do.

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Coalition against Aevitas facility in Chilliwack speaking to Metro Vancouver today

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

coalition-brand-Protect-Fraser-800Representatives of the Protect the Fraser Coalition will be presenting to the Metro Vancouver Climate Action Committee this afternoon, expressing their concerns about the location of a planned waste recycling facility in Chilliwack. Lina Azeez with the Watershed Watch Salmon Society says their issue lies with the proposed location of the Aevitas plant on Cannor Rd.

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Report: Pilot locked out of cockpit before plane crash in France

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

germanwings(Story from CNN) Investigators trying to determine what caused the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 have made a startling discovery in an audio recording, according to a New York Times report: One of the plane’s pilots was locked out of the cockpit before the crash.

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Chilliwack school district looking to meet with MLAs about budget pressures

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

SD33Chilliwack board chair Sylvia Dyck says having to cut an extra $700,000 from the budget to satisfy provincial demands will be very difficult to do without cutting into services for students.

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Abbotsford Target closing next week

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

targetcrowdTarget Canada is closing 32 more stores to the public on April 2nd. This includes the stores in Abbotsford and Coquitlam, which have been advertising discounts of between 40-60% during the liquidation process.

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26 highschoolers taking part in AbbyPD Junior Police Academy

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

abbyPD4We could be looking at the next generation of policing .
26 grade 11 and 12 students from local high schools are spending their spring break at the Abbotsford Police junior police academy.

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Two Chilliwack athletes take big honours at UFV awards banquet

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

Aaron PaulsSarah Wierks(Submitted by Dan Kinvig – UFV)  Sarah Wierks and Aaron Pauls were named the University of the Fraser Valley’s athletes of the year on Tuesday evening, as the Cascades athletic department held its annual awards banquet at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre.

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