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The key news happening in the Fraser Valley.

News

November 27, 2021

UPDATE: Americans warn Nooksack dikes may be weaker due to last storm

Officials are 'proactively' closing a number of highways for an undetermined length of time. Conditions will be reevaluated on Sunday

Lifestyle

November 26, 2021

Fraser Valley Floods: How to give (and get) help

Fraser Valley residents are chipping in to provide help to neighbours in need. This is our list of everywhere you can help.

News

November 24, 2021

What is underneath all that water on Sumas Prairie?

Data from the City of Abbotsford and Statistics Canada allows us to show you exactly what was being farmed in Sumas Prairie, and how the flooding could affect the farmland for the future.

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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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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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