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.

Community Profile

September 27, 2022

An ‘Invisible Boy’ takes a risk to find himself

Harrison Mooney knew that writing a book about his upbringing could cost him his family. He wrote it anyways.

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.

News

September 16, 2022

Fraser Valley low-income earners doing better than five years ago

The 2021 census shows that the lowest earning residents in the Fraser Valley are doing better than five years ago—and kids are benefitting the most.

News   Your data

September 15, 2022

RCMP fails to respond to request for use-of-force statistics

More than a year after The Current asked the RCMP to release information about how often Fraser Valley officers use tasers, draw their guns, and deploy police dogs the Mounties have yet to provide any data.

Politics

September 14, 2022

What our readers had to say about the 2022 municipal election

We asked our readers their thoughts on the upcoming 2022 municipal election in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Mission, and the rest of the Fraser Valley.

News

September 12, 2022

Mission residential hit-and-run case with prosecutors after Mounties finish investigation

Crown counsel to decide fate of driver after RCMP submitted evidence report to prosecutors on Sept. 9.

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