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Latest Articles

The key news happening in the Fraser Valley.

News

February 5, 2023

The magic of a senior’s homemade talk show

One senior’s cure for her social anxiety? A homemade TV talk show that has confirmed that ‘we’re all basically the same.’

History

February 3, 2023

Two old buildings battle for $50,000

Ten heritage sites across Canada are competing for a cash prize, including two from the Fraser Valley. The winner will be decided by the voting public.

History   News

February 2, 2023

Alexandra Lodge: a renovation update

Rebuilding work is continuing on a Fraser Canyon landmark and the owners are looking for volunteers who want to help out.

Events

February 1, 2023

The Fraser Valley’s February to-do list

Baking classes, swing-dancing, and archive tours are just some of the Fraser Valley’s February events.

News   Transportation   Your city

January 31, 2023

Is your city ignoring its own snow-shoveling rules?

As cities demand residents clear sidewalks in front of their property for the safety of their neighbours, some Fraser Valley municipalities neglect their own responsibilities.

About

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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Grace Giesbrecht

Reporter

Grace grew up in Northern BC and earned a B.A. in Media and Communications at a university in Langley. After graduating, she started in local news in Fort St. John before joining the Current in October and returning to the Fraser Valley.

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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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