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The key news happening in the Fraser Valley.

Community Profile

August 16, 2022

Cool treats and warm hearts: Chilliwack’s newest ice cream man

Darrell Ralph has spent the summer out with his vintage ice cream cart in Chilliwack, selling cool treats and making warm memories.


August 15, 2022

Our favourite hikes and trails for kids

From Teapot Hill to Cascade Falls, these are some of the best hikes for kids in the Fraser Valley, as chosen by staff and readers.

Your data

August 12, 2022

How much does each Fraser Valley community make?

Langley residents are the wealthiest in the valley, and Abbotsford's have some of the lowest median incomes. But all communities saw big leaps in take-home pay.

Agriculture   Environment

August 11, 2022

The Current animal encyclopedia

From cougars to crows, salmon to weevils, The Current shares its animal-related stories with you.

Community Profile

August 10, 2022

Bigger Than Me: How Aaron Pete is building community and connection

Aaron Pete's youth had its challenges. But the Chawathil man is now building a community of role models with his podcast Bigger Than Me.


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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.


Grace Kennedy


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.


Joti Grewal


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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