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Environment   Lifestyle

May 27, 2022

Can one of Canada’s best trail networks survive development?

Abbotsford’s McKee Peak has some of the country’s best hiking and biking trails. A new city plan says it will embrace and preserve those trails, but users aren’t convinced.

News

May 26, 2022

The bureaucracy of disaster: what happened on Othello Road?

Three houses were destroyed on Othello Road, but it took more than two weeks for work to begin to save the remaining properties. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request, we now know why the process took so long.

Housing

May 25, 2022

Going, going, still going: is this the end of house bidding wars?

Exactly half as many homes changed hands in April 2022 as the previous year, as house prices begin to dip

Indigenous Affairs

May 24, 2022

Abbotsford powwow

A Sixties Scoop survivor, Bear Paw discovered a sense of belonging at powwows. Now she hopes to bring that feeling to her students and the rest of Abbotsford.

News

May 19, 2022

How a string instrument led to a $100K phone call

Abbotsford’s Kai Chow was introduced to the violin at just four years old. What once felt like a chore has now grown into a passion.

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Our team of local journalists will give you everything you need to start your day and better understand your neighbours, community, and the issues that matter to you and your city.

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Josh Kozelj

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Tyler Olsen

Managing Editor

Tyler grew up in Vernon, graduated with a bachelor of journalism from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, and then went to work for his hometown paper. In 2010, he moved to the Fraser Valley to start working at the now-defunct Chilliwack Times, and began reporting for the Abbotsford News in 2014. Over the last decade Tyler has covered crime, courts, politics, municipal affairs, health care and a range of other issues. He has been nominated five times for the Jack Webster Award for Community Reporting, winning twice. Having identified a local need for a journalism outlet that prioritizes quality and depth, Tyler launched the Current in March.

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Grace Kennedy

Reporter

Grace grew up in Langley and has been focused on journalism since she was a teen, when she helped start Langley Fine Arts School’s first online newspaper. After graduating from University of King’s College journalism program, Grace returned to the Fraser Valley and began working in community newspapers. She has been nominated for three BC Yukon Community Newspaper Association awards, and was named New Journalist of the Year in 2019. Grace started at The Current in April, and has continued to focus on community news that makes local reporting so exciting and important. She also is heavily involved in editing The Current and its stories.

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Joti Grewal

Reporter

After graduating from Ryerson University with a master of journalism degree Joti returned home to the Fraser Valley, where she began her career as a community reporter. She was named New Journalist of the Year in 2020 by the BC Yukon Community Newspaper Association. A first generation Canadian, Joti grew up in Abbotsford and then lived in Langley for nearly a decade. She also holds a degree in literature from UBC and a diploma in business administration from UFV.

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