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Latest Articles

The key news happening in the Fraser Valley.

Health   Your data

June 29, 2022

BC’s city-by-city COVID death toll revealed

Data obtained by The Current gives first look at breakdown of deaths for each British Columbia city.

News   Your city   Your data

June 28, 2022

Lack of enforcement for illicit fireworks

Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Langley are working on fireworks reform to crack down on illegal use, but they might be missing the full picture.

News

June 27, 2022

How to save a resort town from future floods

The resort town of Harrison will need to raise its dikes by at least one metre to protect the town against flooding now and in the future.

Housing   News   Your city

June 24, 2022

When is a tower too tall?

The housing-crisis and the scarcity of land is moving cities to green-light high-density communities across the region. But are people ready?

News

June 23, 2022

Half of non-emergency calls abandoned in Abbotsford

Of 9,176 calls to Abbotsford’s non-emergency phone service between January and March, 4,208 were abandoned

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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

Intern

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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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