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Latest Articles

The key news happening in the Fraser Valley.

Politics

January 27, 2023

Are election signs key to free speech?

“It is a slippery slope to inhibit freedom of expression,” a Fraser Valley MP wrote in a letter to municipality considering new sign restrictions.

News   Your data

January 26, 2023

How 2004-era planners overestimated two decades of Fraser Valley growth

The Fraser Valley has grown rapidly, but still fallen short of population projections made two decades ago.

Community Profile

January 25, 2023

How a teenager re-introduced video rentals in his community

A Langley student's love of tangible movies turned him into a neighbourhood celebrity.

Events   News

January 24, 2023

The Fraser Valley flood, through children’s eyes

Concern for cats and the loss of Lego punctuated post-flood stories told by children who lived by 2021's Fraser Valley flooding.

Education   News

January 21, 2023

Progress in Mission as Chilliwack & Abbotsford wait for court-ordered schools

A Mission francophone school will get a new school, but province still faces $2 billion bill for schools elsewhere

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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