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The Abbotsford Police handily caught a known offender with the help of the snow. The U-Haul being driven by a suspected “porch pirate” got stuck in a snow drift on Emerson Street on Dec. 20. (Abbotsford Police)

Abbotsford police catch ‘grinch,’ recover Amazon packages with help of a snowdrift

Suspect Russell Mayhew was caught driving stolen U-Haul thanks to tip from the public

The Abbotsford Police handily caught a known offender with the help of the snow. The U-Haul being driven by a suspected “porch pirate” got stuck in a snow drift on Emerson Street on Dec. 20. (Abbotsford Police)
Canada Post service in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland has been moved from red alert to yellow alert status. (Paul Henderson/Black Press)

Canada Post service moves from red to yellow in Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

Red alert status had been posted on Dec. 20, yellow status shared on afternoon of Dec. 21

Canada Post service in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland has been moved from red alert to yellow alert status. (Paul Henderson/Black Press)
Highway 3 is now open. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 3 open following multiple car crashes

Highway 3 was closed for about an hour

Highway 3 is now open. (DriveBC)
The Coquihalla Highway is open in both directions on Thursday morning, Dec. 22, after being closed for more than 14 hours. (DriveBC)

Coquihalla Highway reopens after 14 hours of weather-induced mayhem

It’s expected to be sunny and cloudy with a high of -21C on the highway, with snow on the way

The Coquihalla Highway is open in both directions on Thursday morning, Dec. 22, after being closed for more than 14 hours. (DriveBC)
John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

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John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
The Abbotsford Canucks posted a 6-3 win over San Jose on Wednesday and continue to play impressive hockey on home ice. (San Jose Barracuda photo)

Abbotsford Canucks sweep San Jose Barracuda after 6-3 win

Canucks have won seven of last eight at Abbotsford Centre, now rank third in Pacific Division

The Abbotsford Canucks posted a 6-3 win over San Jose on Wednesday and continue to play impressive hockey on home ice. (San Jose Barracuda photo)
Police stand watch over the scene of a bank robbery in Saanich which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police stand watch over the scene of a bank robbery in Saanich which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Black Press Media file photo)
UFV student Sarah Parker has gone from the pitch to behind the lens for a practicum role with the Abbotsford Canucks. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

From striker to shooter: Surrey’s Sarah Parker impresses behind the lens with Abbotsford Canucks

UFV student has worked with Soccer Canada and Abbotsford Canucks, still chasing soccer dreams

UFV student Sarah Parker has gone from the pitch to behind the lens for a practicum role with the Abbotsford Canucks. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Barra MacNeils. (barramacneils.com)

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The Barra MacNeils. (barramacneils.com)
Tristen Nielsen and the Abbotsford Canucks earned a 6-2 win over the San Jose Barracuda on Tuesday (Dec. 20). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks post dominant 6-2 win over San Jose Barracuda

Canucks power play explodes for two goals as club continues hot play in cold December

Tristen Nielsen and the Abbotsford Canucks earned a 6-2 win over the San Jose Barracuda on Tuesday (Dec. 20). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Natasha Hill snapped this picture of her pup enjoying some very deep snow in their Abbotsford yard on Dec. 20. (Submitted/Natasha Hill)

VIDEO: Dogs wake up to winter across Lower Mainland after big storm

Big dogs bounding into snowbanks, tiny pups diving into drifts and more

Natasha Hill snapped this picture of her pup enjoying some very deep snow in their Abbotsford yard on Dec. 20. (Submitted/Natasha Hill)
A snowstorm has stopped mail service in several regions in B.C. (File photo)

Snowstorm stops mail service in Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island

Canada Post issues red alert for several areas in B.C., yellow alert in many other regions

A snowstorm has stopped mail service in several regions in B.C. (File photo)
Nils Hoglander attacks the net against the Edmonton Oilers from a game in 2021. The forward was assigned to the Abbotsford Canucks on Monday (Dec. 19) night. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Canucks forward Nils Hoglander assigned to Abbotsford

Second round pick may dress in tonight’s game against the San Jose Barracuda

Nils Hoglander attacks the net against the Edmonton Oilers from a game in 2021. The forward was assigned to the Abbotsford Canucks on Monday (Dec. 19) night. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The crash southbound at the Othello Road exit on the Coquihalla Highway is now open. (Kevin Hale/Facebook)

UPDATE: Coquihalla open southbound following multiple crashes

Snowfall warnings and travel advisories are in effect for Coquihalla Highway, Okanagan Connector

The crash southbound at the Othello Road exit on the Coquihalla Highway is now open. (Kevin Hale/Facebook)
This was the webcam view in blizzard like conditions on Highway 1 at Evans Road in Chilliwack, looking west at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2022. (DriveBC)

Major snow storm will be wreaking havoc across Lower Mainland Tuesday

Do not travel unless vehicle is equipped to navigate blizzard like conditions

This was the webcam view in blizzard like conditions on Highway 1 at Evans Road in Chilliwack, looking west at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2022. (DriveBC)
Joshua Young of Maestro Development. (HAVAN photo)

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Joshua Young of Maestro Development. (HAVAN photo)
A woman braves the snowy weather in Chilliwack on Feb. 4, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

More snow and arctic winds bringing a bitterly cold few days for much of southern B.C.

Snowfall of 10 to 15 centimetres expected Monday night for Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley

A woman braves the snowy weather in Chilliwack on Feb. 4, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson hands the ball off to teammate Andrew Harris during first half CFL football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Toronto Monday, July 4, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

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Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson hands the ball off to teammate Andrew Harris during first half CFL football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Toronto Monday, July 4, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)
Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Argentina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Argentina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
John Stevens and the Abbotsford Canucks posted a 3-2 win over the Henderson Silver Knights on Friday (Dec. 16). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks post 3-2 win over Henderson Silver Knights

Abbotsford has now won seven of their last eight games and rank fourth in the Pacific Division

John Stevens and the Abbotsford Canucks posted a 3-2 win over the Henderson Silver Knights on Friday (Dec. 16). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
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