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The key news happening in the Fraser Valley.

Environment   Events   News

September 26, 2022

A burning question: How is climate change shaping wildfires in the valley?

Coastal forests have historically been difficult to burn. But as climate change dries out the region during the summers, wildfires here are expected to not only become more common but to also behave differently.

Politics

September 23, 2022

What’s going on with the Cultus Lake Park Board?

Owned by Chilliwack, inside the FVRD, run by a park board—Cultus Lake may be one of the most unusual communities in the Fraser Valley. We dive into its history, and what the 2022 election has in store for its board.

Indigenous Affairs

September 22, 2022

‘Let’s mature as a country’: an Indigenous perspective on the monarchy

Stó:lō leader Tyrone McNeil shares his thoughts on the queen's death, and what the crown has to do if it wants to become relevant to Indigenous people today.

Indigenous Affairs

September 21, 2022

Bringing back Halq’eméylem from the brink of extinction

Halq'eméylem is an endangered language, but the efforts of generations of Indigenous speakers have kept the language alive—and are helping it thrive.

News   Politics   Your city

September 20, 2022

Why aren’t young people interested in local elections?

Young people who can't afford property aren't directly paying taxes—so they don't care how that money is spent and who makes those decisions. That’s at least one theory that two UFV students say may explain low voter turnout rates.

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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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