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Nov. 24, 2022 | Today: 🌤 High 9C, Low 5C | 7-day forecast

Good Morning, Reader!

We didn't write today's story; it was written by you, collectively. And it's a great reminder of what matters most in life: people. You regularly hear from one of us at The Current in these intros, but we don't often get to hear from so many of you. Thanks to those who took the time to shareβ€”I feel like I know you a little better already! So without further ado: your 2022 highlights.Β Β Β Β 

β€”Joti Grewal, reporter
People, not things: Your 2022 highlights
A trip to Cape Spear was a highlight of the year for Current reader Dave Stephen. 📸 Dave Stephen

Life is full of challenges. But also: surprise and wonder and new connections.

Recently, we asked our readers to write a sentence or two about a moment from the past year that brought them joy.

The results were inspiring. They included travel adventures, precious family moments, and personal accomplishments. Nobody wrote to us about buying a new object or toy. Instead, the most common highlight was the discovery (or rediscovery) of a new friendships and relationships.

Kathy wrote about a friend’s support in helping her β€˜kick the crap out of cancer.’ Neill, Bobbie, Constance, and Byron all wrote about moments with their grandchildren (or great-grandchildren.) And some of you found new people to love.

Need to know

👉 Nearly six months after participants in a residential school awareness parade were struck by a vehicle, charges have been laid against a 77-year-old man [CBC]

🚔 Officers seized drugs, guns, and $90,000 in cash from homes in Abbotsford and Surrey [Abbotsford Police/Facebook]

🚨 A Chilliwack elementary school was put on a brief lockdown while RCMP responded to a nearby emergency involving a man with a knife wound [Chilliwack Progress]

🪴 A Langley man could be banned from the US after border officers discovered CBD oil in his car [CBC]

🧁 An orange cake recipe that survived the holocaust was made into cupcakes by a Chilliwack bakery [Chilliwack Progress]

☎️ Telus landline service in Abbotsford will be interrupted tonight; residents in an emergency are asked to use a cellphone [EComm911_info/Twitter]

👮🏻‍♀️ The family of an Indigenous man who died in an Abbotsford prison wants Correctional Service Canada to investigate how he was treated while incarcerated [Fraser Valley News Network]

🚓 The Abbotsford Police Department is drafting guidelines for sexual assault investigations after a compliant was sent to the Office of the Police Compliant Commissioner [Abbotsford News]Β Β 

🚘 Operation Red Nose in Chilliwack begins Friday [Restorative Justice]

🚗 The speed limit on a Abbotsford road was reduced after the city received two petitions [Abbotsford News]

📸 CURRENT CAM: Congratulations to Bradley Por who was the first to correctly guess Wednesday's Current Cam. The photo was of the swing at the top of McKee Peak in Abbotsford. Thanks to Lynne Murchie for sharing that photo. Got an image for us to use? Send it our way!

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Langley Township is considering restricting election signs to private property. 📸 Elections BC/Facebook


Langley Township looks likely to prohibit election signs on public property.

Coun. Tim Baillie, who suggested the change at a recent council meeting, said the signs were bad for the environment and that their removal after elections was a poor use of township resources.

His colleagues largely agreed.

Coun. Margaret Kunst opposed the change, arguing that it would favour incumbents. She said the signs provided notice to the public about the election, and she pointed to the dismal turnout in Langley City, where a bylaw restricts campaign signs to private property. (We’ll have more on the Fraser Valley’s voter turnout in a future newsletter.)

Coun. Misty van Popta, who agreed with Kunst’s concerns about voter turnout, suggested the township display general election information at key intersections to inform the public. Her colleagues agreed with that suggestion. Staff will return to council at a future meeting with a full bylaw for council to approve or reject.

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Around town


📚 Black and Biracial? Coming to Terms with Terms, a panel discussion will be led by Abbotsford's Harrison Mooney tonight at Vancouver Public Library's central branch at 6:30pm. Register online. / Mooney spoke to The Current about his new book Invisible Boy and the risk he took to find himself. Read that story here.


🛍 The Cooper Market takes place on Friday and Saturday in Mission. The market will feature Fraser Valley creatives, food, music, drinks, and crafts. Entry is by donation with proceeds going to Hope Central. Details online.

🎅🏻 Santa is flying into the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley on Sunday. The family event will include crafts and a chance to meet Santa. Details online.

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