Thousands turn out for 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Show

2nd annual tree lighting show saw thousands come out and enjoy the festivities at Highstreet, Abbotsford. (Nov 22 2014)

Food bank stocks reach a 15-year low

Agency low, or out of, staples like pasta and rice as shelves sit empty at warehouse. (Nov 26 2014)

Regular inspections for acupuncturists "not feasible," regulator says

Fraser Health Authority still trying to contact patients of Abbotsford acupuncturist closed after health concerns raised. (Nov 26 2014)

Police investigating sexual assault in Mill Lake Park

Woman was able to push attacker off balance and run out of park (Nov 25 2014)

MCC Centre opens on Gladys Avenue

New facility will provide more support locally and internationally (Nov 23 2014)

Westcoast Christmas Show and Marketplace draws crowds to Tradex

Lots to see and do at this year's show with more than 200 exhibits (Nov 23 2014)

Elizabeth's Wildlife Center grateful for support

Crowdfunding campaign raises more than $3,000 for the centre in Abbotsford (Nov 23 2014)

Privacy office upholds withheld legal costs

News denied request for city to release legal fees for homeless camp injunction (Nov 22 2014)

Christmas Artisan Market boasts many unique items

Abbotsford Arts Council Market has unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas wish list. (Nov 22 2014)

Abbotsford man pleads guilty to child-porn offences

Andrew Douglas Felling will be sentenced at a later date (Nov 22 2014)

Man sentenced for three bank robberies

Jesse Damond Morton pleads guilty to incident in Abbotsford, Surrey and Langley (Nov 21 2014)

Transportation priorities named by chamber

The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce has provided its input into the province’s 10-year transportation plan (Nov 21 2014)

Garbage truck spills fluid in McDonald's parking lot in Abbotsford

The incident took place at the restaurant on Whatcom Road. (Nov 21 2014)

Indecent-act charges dropped against Abbotsford man

Kristopher Wayne Andrie was arrested in May and faced three charges (Nov 21 2014)

Cyrus Centre celebrates 10 years of supporting at-risk youth

The Abbotsford facility provides emergency-shelter beds, hot meals, laundry services, showers and more (Nov 21 2014)

One in five Abbotsford renters spend half their income on housing

Average rent in Abbotsford is $866, according to online rental housing index. (Nov 21 2014)

New buses for Abbotsford students

Province to pick up the tab for three new school buses. (Nov 21 2014)

Abbotsford Police report 27 vehicles damaged so far in November

This is up from the same period last month, when 17 such incidents took place (Nov 20 2014)

Collision between SUV and semi on Highway 11

A passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries, drivers are uninjured (Nov 20 2014)

UPDATE: Fraser Health trying to contact more than 1,000 people served by acupuncturist

Clients of the Abbotsford site advised to be tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C (Nov 20 2014)

Abbotsford grandfather's dying wish granted

Fred Chartrand wanted his great-granddaughter to have a special memory of him (Nov 20 2014)

MacGregor says election loss ‘hurts’

Disillusioned by wave of American-style politics (Nov 19 2014)

$50,000 theft among seven home break-ins

A series of robberies took place in under two weeks in the Blueridge and Townline areas of Abbotsford (Nov 19 2014)

Students vote for Banman over Braun

School elections see youth choose incumbent over challenger (Nov 19 2014)

Henry Braun ready to serve as Abbotsford's mayor

Bruce Banman says he is proud of accomplishments during time as mayor (Nov 19 2014)

Council denies agri-centre project

A proposal to move agricultural equipment dealers to east Abbotsford was defeated by council on Monday (Nov 18 2014)

Braun wins the west, Banman the east in mayor's race

Henry Braun dominance in the west of Abbotsford was enough to overcome Bruce Banman popularity in the city's east. (Nov 18 2014)

Suspected thief arrested eight minutes after woman reports stolen car

Abbotsford Police apprehend the culprit, a Mission man, on Sunday morning. (Nov 17 2014)

Official voting numbers in Abbotsford released

Despite the fact there wasn't a referendum on the ballot this year, voter turnout only dropped by approximately one per cent from 2011. (Nov 17 2014)

Patricia Ross tops Abbotsford election polls for fifth time

The long-time councillor finished in top spot during Saturday's municipal election (Nov 17 2014)

Female inmate fails to return after authorized absence

Amanda Sach, formerly of Penticton, has been missing since Saturday from the Fraser Valley Institution in Abbotsford (Nov 17 2014)

WestJet adds daily flight to Edmonton

Airline cites recent fee decrease (Nov 16 2014)

VIDEO: Abbotsford election brings changes to mayor and council

New mayor-elect by slim margin, four new councillors from slate (Nov 15 2014)

VOTING DAY - exercise your right!

The polls are open this morning as B.C. voters cast their ballots (Nov 15 2014)

Ski and Board Swap draws large crowd

Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap has something for every ski and board enthusiast. (Nov 15 2014)

Extreme weather beds open in Abby

An extreme weather alert was issues on Nov. 11 (Nov 15 2014)

Braun takes lead for mayor in Abbotsford

The race for council shows Patricia Ross at the top, with 9 per cent of the vote (Nov 15 2014)

UPDATE: Braun still leading for mayor, election results stalled

City poll site is down, candidates awaiting numbers (Nov 15 2014)

UPDATE: Numbers in – four incumbents and Abbotsford First

Four incumbents back on council, with Abbotsford First taking remaining seats (Nov 15 2014)

Two new faces and five incumbents elected to Abbotsford board of education

Freddy Latham and Phil Anderson join the five incumbents who were running (Nov 15 2014)

Jury acquits man in 2012 murder trial

Robert Adam Van Dusen found not guilty of second-degree murder in the 2012 killing of Ryan Saint Ange (Nov 14 2014)

Abbotsford man faces 11 child porn charges

Police executed search warrant Wednesday after year-long investigation. (Nov 14 2014)

Funding provided for extreme-weather shelter space

The provincial government will fund 80 beds in Abbotsford (Nov 14 2014)

Election 2014: Mayoral candidate releases donation list

Mayoral candidate and current councillor Henry Braun released his campaign donation list on his website last Friday (Nov 14 2014)

Mayor's race will likely drive voter turnout

With no referendum on the ballot this year, voter turnout is unlikely to be any higher than in 2011’s municipal election. (Nov 14 2014)

Election 2014: Henry Braun seeks mayor's seat in Nov. 15 election

Braun has served one term on council (Nov 13 2014)

Election 2014: Mayor Bruce Banman seeks re-election in Nov. 15 election

Banman won the 2011 mayoral race and is seeking re-election (Nov 13 2014)

Election 2014: Candidates focus on issues of homelessness

Supportive housing, dignity village and other solutions discussed (Nov 13 2014)

Election 2014: Twitter post causes controversy in mayoral race

Banman denies involvement, condemns slanderous comments (Nov 13 2014)

Unknown if family complied with deportation order

Family feared domestic violence if they returned to Hungary (Nov 13 2014)

Election 2014: School trustees met for all candidates meeting

16 candidates vie for seven trustee positions in Abbotsford (Nov 13 2014)

Pedestrian struck by car on South Fraser Way

Police say the 67-year-old was not using a crosswalk at the time of the collision on Tuesday night (Nov 12 2014)

Thieves cut through walls to break into three businesses

Break-in took place on Whatcom Road in Abbotsford and was discovered Saturday morning (Nov 12 2014)

Abbotsford honours veterans during Remembrance Day ceremonies

Ceremony held in Thunderbird Memorial Square attracted large crowd (Nov 11 2014)

Man reported missing from Abbotsford

Police seek help in trying to locate Thomas Alan Morris (Nov 09 2014)

First stage of Abbotsford community plan complete

The first stage of the Abbotsforward official community plan (OCP) update project is now complete (Nov 09 2014)

UPDATE: Man killed in collision with train in Abbotsford

The train then derailed, blocking intersections and taking down power poles (Nov 08 2014)

Election 2014: Abbotsford trustee candidates address issues

Communication, funding and class size/composition among the concerns (Nov 08 2014)

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Abbotsford

The event takes place at the cenotaph in Thunderbird Memorial Square (Nov 08 2014)

Decoding the secret life of a WWII code-breaker

Kathleen Wood of Abbotsford was part of British military project (Nov 08 2014)

Election 2014: Meet the candidates

Abbotsford has two mayoral candidates, 30 council candidates and 16 candidates for school trustee (Nov 07 2014)

Teen struck by vehicle in Abbotsford

Police say it appears the boy might have jumped in front of a commercial vehicle on McMillan Road on Thursday night (Nov 07 2014)

Election 2014: Trustee election brochures removed from schools

District says their distribution violated a policy that prohibits politicking on school grounds (Nov 07 2014)

Poppy donation boxes stolen from three Abbotsford locations

One arrest has been made and police are investigating two others, all at McDonald's restaurant locations (Nov 07 2014)

Schools mark Remembrance Day

As Remembrance Day approaches, Abbotsford schools holding ceremonies. (Nov 07 2014)

Train traffic may continue through December

Average of two empty coal trains per day moving through city (Nov 06 2014)

Pilot error cited in 2011 plane crash that killed brothers

Men were headed to Alberta for family wedding when their plane went down. (Nov 06 2014)

Temporary cabins for homeless on Valley Road postponed

Group withdrew application for now, but plans to resubmit (Nov 06 2014)

City’s transportation priorities include highway widening

Priorities include Highway 1 and Fraser Highway (Nov 06 2014)

Pedestrian-related crashes highest on South Fraser Way

Abbotsford Police report that 54 per cent of collisions involved pedestrians and cyclists during a five-month span (Nov 05 2014)

Agri-Centre debated at public hearing

Proposal would create a 33-acre project near Sumas Mountain in east Abbotsford (Nov 05 2014)

City appeals ruling that allowed homeless lawsuit to proceed

City of Abbotsford lawyers previously argued that the case should be thrown out (Nov 04 2014)

Election 2014: Mayoral candidate meeting at UFV on Tuesday

Event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Abbotsford Campus (Nov 04 2014)

Rezoning for supportive housing receives council approval

Despite community opposition at public hearing, council passes third reading (Nov 03 2014)

Election 2014: All-candidates meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 4

An all-candidates meeting on Nov. 4 will give voters a chance to meet those running in the Nov. 15 election (Nov 03 2014)

Calendar raises St. John Ambulance funds

Features dogs involved in therapy program (Nov 02 2014)

Agri-centre public hearing on Monday

Proposal would consolidate agricultural equipment dealers (Nov 02 2014)

Deportation order protested

Family from Hungary fears for safety if forced to leave Canada (Nov 02 2014)

School enrolment holds steady

District had predicted a triple-digit decline following strike (Nov 01 2014)

Police focus on pedestrian safety

ICBC says crashes up 76 per cent in fall/winter (Nov 01 2014)

Can the Abbotsford Centre prosper?

Candidates offer views on financially challenged facility (Nov 01 2014)

Election 2014: Candidates talk police, fire, transit

Chamber event brings together council hopefuls (Oct 31 2014)

Truck crashes into garage on Friday morning

Extensive damage to garage area after vehicle swerved into building (Oct 31 2014)

Events celebrate Halloween in Abbotsford

Haunted houses and trick-or-treating (Oct 31 2014)

Aboriginal business booming, delegates say

B.C.'s First Nations full of untapped business opportunities (Oct 31 2014)

Fine for driver in fatal crash

Driver pleads guilty to driving without due care and attention. (Oct 31 2014)

Discoloured tap water due to leaves

Samples confirm that water is safe for consumption (Oct 30 2014)

Supreme Court upholds earlier Felger ruling

Acquittal on pot trafficking set aside (Oct 30 2014)

City signs new deal with Abbotsford Centre operator

Five-year-agreement reduces management fee (Oct 30 2014)

Election 2014: Strong words at Abbotsford mayoral debate

City of Abbotsford mayoral candidates meet in Chamber of Commerce-sponsored debate. (Oct 30 2014)

Election 2014: ‘Satire’ article draws apology from Dimanno and website partner

Council candidate says column was not intended for publication (Oct 29 2014)

Sto:lo business event kicks off

Conference hopes to build relationships between organizations and businesses operating on Sto:lo territory (Oct 29 2014)

Petition opposes Dignity Village proposal

Concerns raised over property crime and rural location (Oct 29 2014)

Election 2014: Braun says son’s job with city is not an issue

City manager repeats legal advice of no conflict (Oct 29 2014)

UFV names top 40 alumni

University of the Fraser Valley compiles list of top alumni to commemorate its 40th anniversary (Oct 28 2014)

Abbotsford Police offer tips for a safe Halloween

Police remind public that fireworks are banned within city limits. (Oct 28 2014)

Election 2014: John Smith to retire from politics

Served as school trustee and councillor for 33 years (Oct 26 2014)

UPDATE: Driver charged after vehicle crashes into A & W restaurant in Abbotsford

Man faces four charges, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failure to provide a breath sample. (Oct 26 2014)

Doobie Brothers rocked the house at Abbotsford Centre Sunday

Hits from the 70's and 80's brought back memories for over 3,500 at the Abbotsford Centre Sunday evening. (Oct 26 2014)

Council briefs: Oct. 20

Cell towers proposed, townhouse development postponed (Oct 25 2014)

Airport hopes lower fees will bring more flights

Fee reduction will be offset by additional revenue (Oct 25 2014)

Seismic upgrade at Yale will cost district

"Win-win" will see district pay for portables to be used during construction (Oct 24 2014)

Homeless housing rezoning will move to public hearing

Neighbourhood residents start petition against rezoning application (Oct 23 2014)

Police say large election signs might have been factor in pedestrian collision

Abbotsford municipal election candidates asked to remove large signs in area of Old Yale and Maclure roads (Oct 23 2014)

Election 2014: Banman changes mind on mayoral meeting no-show

Banman had said he was unavailable due to Diwali events, but will now attend for one hour (Oct 23 2014)

Election 2014: Abbotsford mayoral candidates exchange views in first debate

Environment, arts and culture, and social services main topics in debate. (Oct 23 2014)

Election 2014: Candidate challenged over presidency label

Dimanno’s Abbotsford Ratepayers Association dissolved in 2012 (Oct 22 2014)

Family of four devastated by fire at Abbotsford home

The blaze took place Saturday night on McKenzie Road (Oct 22 2014)

Election 2014: All-candidates meeting hosted by local non-profits draws crowd

Candidates for council seats asked about environment, arts and culture and social services (Oct 22 2014)

UPDATE: No major security changes at Abbotsford airport after Parliament Hill shooting

Expect longer wait times at border, CBSA advises travellers. (Oct 22 2014)

Pedestrian struck by car at Old Yale and Maclure roads

The 18-year-old boy suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital (Oct 21 2014)

Plywood homeless cabins dismantled by city

Several small structures were built by homeless advocates before being removed from Gladys camp. (Oct 21 2014)

Fire in garage on McKenzie Road in Abbotsford

Crews were called to the scene at about 10 p.m. on Saturday (Oct 20 2014)

Police seek suspect in Abbotsford gas station robbery

The incident took place Oct. 12 in the 31700 block of South Fraser Way (Oct 20 2014)

Sto:lo business conference uses technology to create partnerships

Sto:lo Business Match allows delegates to use an online tool to set up as many as 20 appointments over the event's two days. (Oct 20 2014)

Bylaws for agricultural land use must be enforced fairly: soil scientist

John Paul made a delegation to council last Monday about bylaw enforcement (Oct 19 2014)

28th annual Toy Run roars through Fraser Valley

The 28th Annual Central and Upper Fraser Valley Toy Run roared through Mission, Chilliwack and Abbotsford on Sunday (Oct 19 2014)

Crystal Gala prohibition theme draws 400

This year's 1920's prohibition theme provided lots of fun for those attending. (Oct 19 2014)

Abbotsford bank robber sentenced

David Ryan Lovely pleaded guilty to the robbery of a TD Canada Trust on May 25 (Oct 18 2014)

Stolen cars land three under arrest

Two stolen Ford Escapes sped through four municipalities, including Abbotsford, before being stopped in Surrey (Oct 17 2014)

Abbotsford Centre ranked best in Western Canada

The facility has been named the top arena in its category by the publication Venues Today (Oct 17 2014)

Abbotsford residents seek Conservative nomination

Three people have put their names forward for a seat in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon (Oct 17 2014)

Residents call for widening of Fraser Highway in Abbotsford

West Abbotsford residents gather 1,600 signatures to call for widening of highway (Oct 16 2014)

'9-1-1: Police, fire or ambulance?'

Staff in the Abbotsford Police Department’s radio room are the first in line of the city’s emergency-response operations (Oct 15 2014)

Crews battle garage fire in Abbotsford

The blaze took place before 10 a.m. on Bradner Road (Oct 15 2014)

Co-ops concerned about loss of funding

The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) has launched a campaign to encourage the province to assist in funding (Oct 15 2014)

Angry customer throws soup at restaurant employee

A 42-year-old Abbotsford man faces a charge of assault with a weapon (Oct 14 2014)

Impaired-driving charge anticipated for 24-year-old

Four women were in a car that rolled over on Old Yale Road early Saturday morning (Oct 14 2014)

Abby ends garbage deal with Metro

Transfer station agreement will end next year (Oct 12 2014)

Public hearing for agri-centre proposal

Farm equipment dealers would move to rural area (Oct 11 2014)

Bear hit by car in Abbotsford has to be put down by police

The bear was critically injured after the collision on Highway 11 north of Harris Road on Saturday night (Oct 11 2014)

Revamped summit deemed a success

Summit breaks even and receives positive response (Oct 10 2014)

Welding-mask robber sentenced to jail term

Clay Williscroft robbed a 7-Eleven in Abbotsford in June 2013 (Oct 10 2014)

Fire at homeless campsite

Firefighters snuffed out a blaze Friday morning at a homeless campsite in a forested site off of Sumas Way. (Oct 10 2014)

Two cats in Abbotsford shot with pellet guns

One was wounded and another one died in the incidents that occurred one day apart (Oct 10 2014)

Election 2014: List of municipal election candidates released

Two candidates for mayor, 31 for council and 16 for school board (Oct 10 2014)

Abby ballplayer into the swing of things in Florida

At 17, Tanner Rempel is playing with the big boys in Florida, and rubbing shoulders with prospects a half-dozen MLB teams. (Oct 09 2014)

Concerns about Abbotsford man who hasn't returned from camping trip

Police issue a public appeal to help locate Tyson Cowie (Oct 09 2014)

Abbotsford school district enrolment drops after strike

Initial counts suggest enrolment is down by an additional 120 students on top of an already expected 100-student decline. (Oct 09 2014)

Three child pornography charges laid against Abbotsford man

Danial James Munroe was arrested Wednesday following an investigation that began in June (Oct 09 2014)

Homelessness co-ordinator position will be created at city hall

Civic task force recommendations adopted by council (Oct 09 2014)

No further answers yet in murder of Harwin Baringh

The 18-year-old was fatally shot last Thursday night on Sparrow Drive in Abbotsford (Oct 08 2014)

Election 2014: John Sutherland retires from board of education

School district 34: The long-time Abbotsford trustee has served 27 years on the board of education (Oct 08 2014)

Trial date set for three accused in Bacon murder

Jonathan Bacon of Abbotsford was fatally shot in Kelowna in August 2011 (Oct 07 2014)

Gwendolyn Point named new UFV chancellor

Will take over from Brian Minter as ceremonial head of university (Oct 07 2014)

Driver comes forward following police request

Police in Abbotsford are still hoping to talk with the driver of a second vehicle about suspicious incident involving young girl (Oct 06 2014)

Two men rob electronics store, then use bear spray on workers

The robbery took place Friday at the Future Shop in Abbotsford (Oct 06 2014)

CIBC Run for the Cure raises funds for breast cancer research

Each year, tens of thousands of Canadians participate in this important event (Oct 05 2014)

Homeless plans to proceed to council on Monday

Council will discuss task force recommendations, proposal for cabin village for homeless (Oct 05 2014)

Police want to speak with drivers about incident involving young girl

Investigators in Abbotsford are still hoping for answers in the suspicious circumstances that occurred on Tuesday (Oct 03 2014)

Program to air Abbotsford hospital suicide story

The W5 investigative news program will air the story of Ross Allan, who died in 2008 (Oct 03 2014)

Murder victim a recent graduate of Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford

Harwin Baringh died Thursday in an apparent drive-by shooting on Sparrow Drive (Oct 03 2014)

REVIEWS: Brad Paisley fans fill the Abbotsford Centre

Country music superstar wows the crowd on Friday night (Oct 03 2014)

UPDATE: Haevischer and Johnston guilty of all counts in Surrey Six trial

Justice Catherine Wedge issued her verdict today in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver (Oct 02 2014)

Mixed input on proposal to allow housing for homeless

Gladys Avenue rezoning proposal could allow for supportive housing (Oct 02 2014)

One dead after shooting in Abbotsford

The shooting took place at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of Goldfinch Street and Sparrow Drive. (Oct 02 2014)

Black Press launches 4Good crowdfunding initiative

New opportunity for organizations and individuals to raise funds (Oct 01 2014)

Police investigating report of suspicious incident involving young girl

Witness contacted police after seeing a young girl carried into a treed area by a man in his 40s (Oct 01 2014)

UPDATE: Abbotsford International Airport reopens after gas leak prompts evacuation

Incident also delayed training exercise involving a simulated emergency (Oct 01 2014)

Trial begins for accused killer of Ryan Saint Ange

Twenty-one-year-old Abbotsford man was killed in January of 2012. (Oct 01 2014)

Training exercise held at Abbotsford Airport

Emergency crews took part Wednesday in simulated emergency involving a C-130 Hercules aircraft (Oct 01 2014)

Lockdown and search at Matsqui Institution

Medium security federal institution locked down for search (Oct 01 2014)

Salvation Army's Cascade Culinary Arts School to close its doors

The school in Abbotsford is no longer economically viable (Sep 30 2014)

Former U.S. judge sentenced for trying to bring handguns across border

Markel Chiles, 56, must pay a $2,500 fine for the incident in May (Sep 30 2014)

Casting Crowns play to a packed Abbotsford Centre

Christian music hit makers performed on Sunday night (Sep 29 2014)

Lawsuit will proceed on city bylaws against camping in parks

B.C. Supreme Court judge rules that lawsuit against City of Abbotsford can move forward (Sep 29 2014)

Turtles euthanized due to overcrowding

Reptile rescue can no longer adopt certain turtles to the public (Sep 28 2014)

Remembering those who have fallen in the line of duty

The 2014 British Columbia Law Enforcement Memorial was held Sunday at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford (Sep 28 2014)

Cougar sightings die down in Abbotsford

Conservation officers hope the animal in question has retreated into the wild (Sep 27 2014)

AbbyFest attracting large crowds at AgRec today

AbbyFest, now in its 7th year, has something for everybody. (Sep 27 2014)

VIDEO: Ride along with cyclists as Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley starts in Abbotsford

The annual event runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, bringing awareness to and raising funds for pediatric cancer (Sep 25 2014)

Man accused of sex assault charged with breaching bail conditions

Amrik Singh Kular, 43, was previously charged with incident in July at bus stop (Sep 25 2014)

No make-up for lost time at Abbotsford schools

Schools reopen after teachers’ strike (Sep 25 2014)

Changing times for development in Abbotsford

City preparing new community plan to reflect growth, land availability (Sep 25 2014)

Chilliwack double-murder suspect arrested in Abbotsford

Aaron Douglas was taken into custody after a two-hour standoff with police at a home on Rainbow Avenue. (Sep 25 2014)

Accused killer Caissie in and out of jail since age of 15

Judge in 1992 sentencing stated former Abbotsford man's pre-sentence report was 'one of the most pessimistic' he had seen (Sep 24 2014)

Abbotsford couple recount escape from hurricane-ravaged Cabo San Lucas

Pair hoped to relax in Mexico after major exam, but found themselves in the path of Hurricane Odile and 200 km/h winds. (Sep 24 2014)

Satirical news story claims Abbotsford blueberry festival runs $17 million over budget

Fictitious festival organizer says money spent on amphitheater, rollercoaster (Sep 24 2014)

Empty train car derails on Abbotsford siding

Empty propane car left track around 3 a.m. and rolled into ditch. (Sep 23 2014)

Council will consider Gladys Avenue property for supportive housing

No project currently proposed, but city will apply for rezoning and OCP amendment to encourage development (Sep 23 2014)

New board chair for Fraser Health

Karen Matty takes helm as health region pushes ahead with planned reforms (Sep 23 2014)

UPDATED: Country superstar Alan Jackson performs at the Abbotsford Centre

Music legend Alan Jackson draws crowd of 6,000 for performance (Sep 23 2014)

Classes begin today in Abbotsford

Schools reopen after ongoing teachers' strike (Sep 22 2014)

Event at Heritage Park marks baby's 'angelversary'

On Saturday, Jacqueline McKamey of Abbotsford commemorated one year since the suspicious death of her 14-month-old daughter Alexcia (Sep 22 2014)

Teen boy stabbed during altercation in Abbotsford

The boy is recovering in hospital after the incident early Monday morning on Peardonville Road (Sep 22 2014)

Raymond Lee Caissie charged in Vermeersch murder

The accused previously served a 22-year sentence for sexually assaulting a museum worker in Abbotsford (Sep 22 2014)

City wants Health Canada to release legal grow-op locations

Local resolution will be brought forward to UBCM meeting (Sep 21 2014)

Fraser Youth Pride event held in Abbotsford

People gather at Rotary Stadium to celebrate Pride event on Sunday (Sep 21 2014)

Council Briefs: Sept. 15

Heritage register, storage project, zoning bylaw (Sep 20 2014)

City still looking for new Abbotsford Centre tenant

Mayor says interest has been shown in arena, as Abbotsford Centre introduces new general manager. (Sep 20 2014)

Mt. Lehman Fall Fair celebrates 29 years

Politicians highlight the strong community bond evident in Mt. Lehman during opening ceremonies for the annual fall fair (Sep 20 2014)

Schools expected to open Monday in Abbotsford

Teachers across the province vote strongly in favour of ending strike (Sep 19 2014)

Still no answers for mom mourning loss of baby daughter

Alexcia McKamey of Abbotsford died under suspicious circumstances a year ago in Chilliwack (Sep 19 2014)

UPDATE: Charges laid in U.S. against murder suspects arrested in Abbotsford

Kevin David Patterson, 20, and Christopher John Shade, 18, are accused of using shovels to bludgeon Richard Bergesen to death (Sep 19 2014)

Memorial service scheduled for Crystal Ratvay

Prayer ceremony on Tuesday, followed by funeral and celebration of life on Wednesday (Sep 19 2014)

Students to return to Abbotsford schools Monday if teachers approve deal

Shortened first day to be followed by regular hours of instruction on Tuesday. (Sep 18 2014)

Body of Crystal Ratvay found on Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford

The 33-year-old was found Wednesday afternoon after having been missing since Tuesday, Sept. 9 (Sep 18 2014)

U.S. homicide suspect arrested in Abbotsford

Kevin Patterson, 20, was wanted by U.S. authorities after a man's body was found in a home in Sammamish, Wash. (Sep 18 2014)

Baby Joshua is doing well after heart surgery

The Abbotsford baby had the life-saving procedure done on Wednesday, Sept. 10 and was sent home six days later (Sep 17 2014)

Abbotsford schools ready to go if teachers ratify deal

School could restart as soon as next Monday, according to Premier Christy Clark (Sep 17 2014)

City names new director of economic development

Wendy Dupley will join the city of Abbotsford (Sep 17 2014)

Citizen advisory committee members announced

Group will assist on official community plan update (Sep 17 2014)

Driver airlifted to hospital after two-vehicle accident in Abbotsford

T-bone accident happened around 4 p.m. on Wednesday (Sep 17 2014)

Two hikers found safe after three-hour search

The teen girls had been reported missing on Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford after failing to show up at their pick-up location (Sep 16 2014)

Pickup truck collides with train in Abbotsford

The train was not moving at the time, and the driver was not injured (Sep 16 2014)

University applicants won't be affected by strike, admissions officers say

Admission officers say it's business as usual despite delay to start of school year for students. (Sep 16 2014)

Family issues appeal to find Crystal Ratvay of Abbotsford

The 33-year-old woman has not been seen since Tuesday, Sept. 9 (Sep 16 2014)

City renews lease with Ledgeview Golf Society

Lease renewed for a term of five years (Sep 16 2014)

Abbotsford man sentenced for two 2012 robberies

Shaymon Webb previously pleaded guilty to incidents in Abbotsford and Mission (Sep 15 2014)

Food sector composting bylaw to be drafted

With impending bans on compostables in the garbage stream, city moves towards food sector collection bylaw (Sep 14 2014)

Three-storey storage proposed for Third Ave and Sumas Way

Concerns raised about impact to traffic near border crossing (Sep 14 2014)

MCC tax exemption granted

City will consider exemptions for other groups (Sep 13 2014)

Falcon Ridge development raises traffic concerns

555 townhouses proposed for Sumas Mountain (Sep 13 2014)

City wants farmer to pay ditch-cleaning costs

Complaint of poor farming practices (Sep 13 2014)

Woman reported missing from Abbotsford

Crystal Ratvay, 33, was last seen on Tuesday, Sept. 9 (Sep 13 2014)

Pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Thursday night

Accident occurred at McMillan and Old Yale roads (Sep 12 2014)

Fire damages home on Gladwin Road

Firefighters arrived to find flames on multiple storeys of the home (Sep 12 2014)

Bus drivers ratify agreement

Abbotsford transit drivers represented by CUPE Local 561 have ratified a four-year agreement (Sep 12 2014)

Abbotsford man guilty of child porn offence

Joshua Lee Farren scheduled for sentencing in December (Sep 12 2014)

Abbotsford Police Department names new deputy chief

Insp. Dave Schmirler has been promoted to the role (Sep 12 2014)

Crime Stoppers seeks public's help in unsolved burglary

Police have had difficulty in identifying the suspect involved in the May incident in Abbotsford (Sep 11 2014)

Salvation Army extends supportive housing stay

Men in the supportive independent living program can stay for 24 months, up from 12 (Sep 11 2014)

Forest fire burning on Vedder Mountain near Yarrow

Provincial fire crews have been called out to fight the blaze in the remote area (Sep 11 2014)

Residents put out brush fire on Haida Drive

The fire started between two homes near Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford (Sep 11 2014)

Abbotsford baby to undergo fourth surgery

Joshua Taekema, 11 months, will have an operation to repair a defect in his heart (Sep 10 2014)

Salvation Army launches pilot project for pet-friendly shelter

Staff hope it will reduce barriers for people on the street in Abbotsford (Sep 10 2014)

Four cougar sightings reported in Abbotsford

Conservation officers concerned about human safety (Sep 10 2014)

VIDEO UPDATE: Fraser Valley Economic Summit on today at the Abbotsford Centre

Event is focused on economic opportunities and challenges in the valley (Sep 09 2014)

Trade crucial to prosperity, minister tells summit

International Trade Minister Ed Fast speaks at Fraser Valley Economic Summit Tuesday. (Sep 09 2014)

Local economy to benefit from pipeline expansion, Kinder Morgan president says

Expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline would include $30 million of spending on new Abbotsford tank. (Sep 09 2014)

Economic summit spotlights Fraser Valley issues

Breakout sessions feature Fraser Valley economic development and tourism officials, among others. (Sep 09 2014)

Man found dead at restaurant was suspect in South Surrey break-ins

The body of the 33-year-old was found in Abbotsford on Aug. 16. (Sep 09 2014)

Mayors' panel held at economic summit in Abbotsford

Featured representatives from Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Township of Langley and City of Langley (Sep 09 2014)

Bill Good gives keynote speech at economic summit

Veteran broadcaster speaks about future of media (Sep 09 2014)

Body of missing Abbotsford man found in Hope

Tim Rutherford's SUV went down a 200-foot embankment in the Jones Lake area (Sep 09 2014)

Abbotsford Police seek tips in Mill Lake Park robbery

Two women, including one in her 80s, were robbed on Aug. 18 (Sep 08 2014)

UPDATE: Homeless task force presents action plan to council

Council approves action plan in principle (Sep 08 2014)

Animal lovers Paws for a Cause at Mill Lake Park

Walk raised money for abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals (Sep 07 2014)

Pedestrian struck by car in Abbotsford: Video update

The elderly woman was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries (Sep 06 2014)

Public input sought on regional bus plan

Fraser Valley Express bus will connect Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley (Sep 06 2014)

Driver crashes into tree that fell across road

Collision took place at about 3 a.m. on 58 Avenue in west Abbotsford. (Sep 06 2014)

UPDATE: Woman dies after two-car crash in Abbotsford

The 23-year-old woman passed away in hospital on Friday evening (Sep 05 2014)

School strike concerns for students in Abbotsford

Student of International Baccalaureate worries about the effect of ongoing teachers' strike (Sep 05 2014)

Abbotsford teachers rally during ongoing strike

Hundreds of teachers and supporters gathered at Rotary Stadium on Friday (Sep 05 2014)

Groundbreaking held for Mennonite Heritage Museum

Museum will include agricultural education centre and is expected to open in fall 2015 (Sep 05 2014)

Man described as 'gang-involved' charged again

Russell Mayhew faces new charges after an arrest by the Abbotsford Police's emergency response team (Sep 04 2014)

Car fire

Crews from Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service were called to a car fire on Wednesday night (Sep 04 2014)

Council briefs: Aug. 25

Zoning bylaw simplified, budget amendment (Sep 04 2014)

Police raid home in Abbotsford

Members of the major crime unit executed a search warrant at the residence on Wednesday morning (Sep 03 2014)

Opening of public classes strikes out in Abbotsford

Mediation fails, teachers’ union and government cast blame (Sep 03 2014)

Abbotsford Police report spike in stolen Hondas

Represent almost 24 per cent of all vehicles stolen from July 1 to Sept. 2 (Sep 03 2014)

Abbotsford man reported missing from Hope

Tim Rutherford was last seen on Aug. 24 and has not been seen or heard from since (Sep 03 2014)

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in a ditch in Abbotsford

The mare became trapped on a farm on Bates Road on Wednesday afternoon (Sep 03 2014)

Abbotsford teacher is not man charged with child porn

Shares same name as accused, and school district issues clarification (Sep 02 2014)

Small fire at McDonald's on Mt. Lehman Road

The blaze was quickly extinguished on Monday night by crews from Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (Sep 02 2014)

Day camps for kids being held during teachers' strike

Some Abbotsford groups are hosting activities to keep students busy while they're off school (Sep 02 2014)

Non-profit tax exemption review

The city will review its policies for giving financial aid, including tax exemptions, to various organizations (Sep 01 2014)

Quick action by firefighters prevents blaze from spreading

Fire at Aldergrove Auto Wrecking could have been far worse if not for the efforts of Abbotsford and Langley Township firefighters. (Sep 01 2014)

Abbotsford and Mission public schools closed for instruction Tuesday

Though schools will be open, parents are asked to make other arrangements for children (Sep 01 2014)

Four Abbotsford Police officers to ride with Cops for Cancer

Annual cycling tour, which begins Sept. 25, raises money for pediatric cancer research. (Sep 01 2014)

500-townhouse proposal for Falcon Ridge area

Project plans will move to public hearing (Aug 31 2014)

Sikhs gather in Abbotsford for Nagar Kirtan procession

Procession runs through west Abbotsford, at the Sikh Temple (Aug 31 2014)

Abbotsford high school football coaches aim to salvage season despite strike

With the school strike ongoing, B.C. high school football teams find themselves caught in the middle. (Aug 30 2014)

Tourism Abbotsford appoints executive director

Craig Nichols will take the helm of the non-for-profit marketing organization (Aug 30 2014)

Parade route confines residents to their homes, says senior

Abbotsford neighbourhood to be blocked for two hours during Sunday's parade. (Aug 30 2014)

Public meeting held on sanctioned homeless village proposal

More than 100 residents attend meeting to learn more and provide feedback (Aug 29 2014)

As students prepare for classes, UFV still over capacity

New buildings have eased space crunch, but the University of the Fraser Valley is still operating at 110 to 115 per cent of capacity. (Aug 29 2014)

Sex, Arab Spring cited in letter from teachers' association president

Letter quotes historian's comparison of mass demonstrations to sex. (Aug 29 2014)

BCLC backs down after demanding Abbotsford woman return part of slot jackpot winnings

BCLC overpaid woman for jackpot win, then asked for money back two days later, after she had used money to pay bills. (Aug 28 2014)

Parents, administrators watch teachers' strike as school year nears

Abbotsford School District to wait until Friday to make a decision on school openings. (Aug 27 2014)

Security cameras quell tensions in Abbotsford neighbourhood

Police say 'Townline Hill conflict' has been curbed since installation of two cameras earlier this month. (Aug 27 2014)

Ward Draper announces candidacy for council

Pastor and director of 5 and 2 Ministries will seek council seat in November election (Aug 27 2014)

Bats rescued from glue trap in Abbotsford barn

Wildlife Rescue Association of BC issues warning about sticky traps after two of six trapped bats die (Aug 27 2014)

Lockdown and search at Matsqui Institution

Lockdown was put in place around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Aug 26 2014)

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center holds open house, seeks donations

Raising awareness and funds for sick, injured creatures through crowdfunding initiative (Aug 26 2014)

Community foundation growing in Abbotsford

Foundations working together to tackle systemic issues, says president of Community Foundations of Canada. (Aug 25 2014)

Winner of $100,000 prize fulfills promise

Maggi Gyuricska graduated from medical school four years after winning six-figure prize in 2010 Old Navy contest. (Aug 24 2014)

Abbotsford walkers turn out for Kidney Walk

Walkers, bike riders, strollers and dogs took part in annual walk to raise funds for kidney disease (Aug 24 2014)

Annual downtown car show held Saturday

Event runs until 3 p.m. in historic downtown Abbotsford (Aug 23 2014)

Public meeting on proposed homeless camp on Aug. 28

Meeting will discuss official community plan amendment (Aug 23 2014)

Abbotsford resident receives full-ride scholarship to Stanford

Jeremy Witmer, 21, earned perfect score in physics admissions exam (Aug 23 2014)

Ammonia leak in Mission shuts down highway

Hazmat team on scene to address issue (Aug 22 2014)

Cascade Aerospace strike ends with settlement

Four-year agreement includes commitment to keep C-130 maintenance jobs in Abbotsford. (Aug 22 2014)

In holding pattern over whether schools will open on time

Abbotsford school district superintendent Kevin Godden says decision not likely before Aug. 29 (Aug 22 2014)

Abbotsford SPCA seeks donations, home for amputee dog with deformed leg

Stanley, a two-year-old retriever cross, needs a brace for his remaining front paw. (Aug 22 2014)

Surrey Six trial scheduled for Jamie Bacon

The proceedings for Red Scorpions member, formerly of Abbotsford, are set to begin May 4 (Aug 22 2014)

UFV gets provincial trades funding

University of Fraser Valley will add 194 new training spaces (Aug 22 2014)

Thistle infestation closes Abbotsford dog park

Common weed can cause allergic reaction in some dogs (Aug 21 2014)

Supporting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

More than 30 staff at the Abbotsford News completed the Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday to raise funds for the ALS Society of B.C. (Aug 21 2014)

Thousands attend kabaddi tournament in Abbotsford

Kabaddi diehards typically describe the sport as a combination of wrestling and rugby. (Aug 20 2014)

Two women robbed Monday night in Mill Lake Park

The suspects are different than those in three previous assaults in the park (Aug 19 2014)

Accused killer arrested in Mexico after three years on the lam

Cory Vallee was wanted for murder of Kevin LeClair of Abbotsford and Jonathan Barber of Burnaby, as well as conspiring to kill Bacons (Aug 18 2014)

Vye Road overpass project delayed

Municipality negotiating with province and railway companies (Aug 17 2014)

Fire damages vacant gas station in Abbotsford

The blaze took place Saturday night at the old Rise and Shine building at King and McCallum roads (Aug 17 2014)

City project aims to discourage beaver presence

Municipality is running a trial project to stop flooding without trapping beavers (Aug 17 2014)

Male driver airlifted to hospital after crash on Bradner Road

The man hit a tree just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, and police are continuing to investigate the cause (Aug 16 2014)

Man found dead at business in Abbotsford

Employee found man at building on Saturday morning (Aug 16 2014)

Hope for Zach: Local teen recovers from spinal-cord injury

Zach Den Uyl was involved in a pool accident in Abbotsford on July 11 (Aug 16 2014)

Gun seizures up at border crossings

Statistics compare three-month period in 2013 and 2014 (Aug 16 2014)

No major toxicity concerns from iron oxide spill

Business says it's taken steps to prevent future spills. (Aug 16 2014)

Positive returns during first hours of First Nation fishery

Fish caught during "economic opportunity" opening can be sold to public. (Aug 15 2014)

Woman sentenced to three years in drug-smuggling case

Kali Henifin is the third of four people to be sentenced in the operation (Aug 15 2014)

Pot activist Tim Felger gets oral hearing in Supreme Court of Canada

Wants to argue that he should get an appeal on a prior decision that overturned his acquittal and ordered a new trial (Aug 14 2014)

Zoning bylaw rewrite to move to public hearing

A bylaw update is scheduled to go to public hearing on Aug. 25 (Aug 14 2014)

Police install security cameras in Abbotsford neighbourhood

Police have placed the cameras in an area where a conflict has been ongoing between two groups of young men (Aug 14 2014)

Maan family forges ahead after arson at Abbotsford farm

The popular business on McKenzie Road is open for business while going through the rebuilding process (Aug 13 2014)

Abbotsford International Airshow attendance up considerably

Organizers credit perfect weather and popular twilight show for increase in crowds. (Aug 13 2014)

UPDATE: Police locate man reported missing from Abbotsford

Spencer Stafford Thompson was located on Friday morning (Aug 13 2014)

UPDATE: Fraser Valley air quality advisory cancelled

Hazy skies with fine particulate matter had prompted Tuesday's advisory. (Aug 12 2014)

Mischief up nine per cent in Abbotsford compared to 2013

Latest police stats indicate there have been 233 such reports since June 1 (Aug 11 2014)

Airshow ground crew helps make airborne magic possible

19 Wing Comox Ground Support Detachment is at the airshow to help things run smoothly (Aug 10 2014)

Abbotsford International Airshow takes flight for weekend shows

Show continues through Saturday and Sunday (Aug 09 2014)

Abbotsford Airshow thrills spectators for evening show

First ever Twilight Show features pyrotechnics, rocket-fueled vehicles and fireworks (Aug 09 2014)

Two years in jail for role in drug-smuggling operation

Ryan Lambert of Bellingham was among four people charged in the case in which ecstasy was smuggled from Abbotsford to Washington (Aug 09 2014)

Amateurs photographers once again take their best shot at the airshow

Contestants will photograph airshow and compete for top amateur title (Aug 09 2014)

Environment ministry probing iron oxide leak into Abbotsford slough

Matsqui Slough, a salmon habitat, turned a rust colour earlier this week after an iron oxide leak from a local business. (Aug 08 2014)

Airshow fan achieves his goal of joining SkyHawks

Cpl. Alex Doduk, former airshow volunteer, returns with military parachute demonstration team (Aug 08 2014)

Twilight show kicks off Abbotsford International Airshow tonight

Bright lights and pyrotechnics light up the sky (Aug 08 2014)

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group opens Canadian head office in Abbotsford

Company announced it has purchased office at Abbotsford airport (Aug 08 2014)

Rare 'Wooden Wonder' to make public debut

Aircraft is one of only two flyable de Havilland Mosquitoes (Aug 08 2014)

Twilight show begins at the Abbotsford International Airshow

Show kicks off with first ever twilight performances (Aug 08 2014)

VIDEO: The Abbotsford International Airshow twilight show

Watch video from the Abbotsford airshow twilight performances and fireworks display (Aug 08 2014)

Fire on James Street in Abbotsford under investigation

The fire destroyed a car and damaged the side of the home. (Aug 07 2014)

Teen boy arrested for cat burglary in Abbotsford

The 17-year-old was arrested just hours after the break-in took place on July 29 (Aug 07 2014)

Victim's dad worried about suspect's release from jail

The Abbotsford man is worried that more assaults could take place (Aug 07 2014)

Police to recommend charges in Livingstone Avenue bust

A man and a woman face charges in relation to a grow-op found in the home (Aug 07 2014)

Man robbed and assaulted in Mill Lake Park

The victim was sleeping in the Abbotsford park when two young men began rifling through his belongings (Aug 06 2014)

UPDATE: Striking Cascade Aerospace workers to hold rally at Tradex

The members of Unifor Local 114 will hold the rally during the Aerospace, Defense and Security Expo (Aug 06 2014)

Charge stayed in Abbotsford Food Bank knife incident

The charge of possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose will not proceed against homeless man Roy Roberts (Aug 06 2014)

Two drivers road-rage while kids in their cars

An Abbotsford Police officer pulled over the drivers on Saturday on Downes Road (Aug 06 2014)

Abbotsford cat burglar locks teen boy in bathroom

The incident took place in May, but police have had difficulty tracking down the suspect (Aug 05 2014)

Police bust grow-op and 'chop shop' in Abbotsford

No charges yet in connection to home on Livingstone Avenue (Aug 05 2014)

Abbotsford man sentenced for possessing child pornography

Chad Loeppky was recently sentenced in Abbotsford provincial court (Aug 03 2014)

UPDATE: Cyclist recovering from collision on Sumas Prairie

An 86-year-old man was injured in the Sunday-morning accident (Aug 03 2014)

Abbotsford man sentenced for arson spree

Colby Jandrew has pleaded guilty to four counts in connection to the arsons that occurred in mid-April (Aug 02 2014)

Agrifair continues at Abbotsford Exhibition Park

Annual community event draws crowds for an assortment of fun and entertainment (Aug 02 2014)

UPDATED: Abbotsford man dies after taking fentanyl

38-year-old found in his Peardonville Road home with bag of potent painkiller (Aug 02 2014)

Cannon Conflict: Blueberry boom challenges farmers, worries neighbours

Industry looking to open markets overseas (Aug 02 2014)

Abbotsford man charged with possessing and distributing child porn

Lukas Litten, 35, was arrested and charged on Thursday (Aug 01 2014)

Abbotsford sport events receive $15K in grants

Trio of competitions among 37 held throughout B.C. that qualified for funding (Aug 01 2014)

Chief and councillor remuneration figures available online

First Nations Financial Transparency Act sees requires bands to post information online (Aug 01 2014)

Newlyweds show their love at Abbotsford Agrifair

Abbotsford bride has been to the every year since she was five years old. (Aug 01 2014)

UPDATE: Deadline for eviction of homeless camps on Gladys Avenue

Occupants have removed items from homeless camp along Gladys Avenue (Jul 31 2014)

Police have identified deceased woman found in Mill Lake Park

Her name has not been released, and cause of death still to be confirmed (Jul 31 2014)

Fraser Health seeks development partner for MSA Hospital lands

Request for proposals issued for former hospital site in Abbotsford (Jul 31 2014)

Cannon Conflict: Alternatives to the artillery

Options exist for farmers beyond propane cannons (Jul 31 2014)

VIDEO UPDATE: Woman's body found in Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford

Investigators are on the scene at Emerson Street and Bevan Avenue (Jul 30 2014)

Fatal dump-truck crash shuts down westbound Highway 1 traffic

The freeway is closed between 264 Street in Aldergrove and Mt. Lehman Road in Abbotsford (Jul 30 2014)

BC Hydro prepares to evict Abbotsford homeless

BC Hydro have asked residents of two homeless camps along Gladys Avenue to leave by Thursday morning. (Jul 30 2014)

Economy predicted to grow 2.9 per cent

Conference Board of Canada report shows positive outlook for Abbotsford-Mission CMA (Jul 30 2014)

Senior to jump from plane on 90th birthday

Ken Smith of Langley will do the jump in Abbotsford to raise funds for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (Jul 29 2014)

Spending time with Local Heroes

The Local Heroes program has been running in Abbotsford since 1998 (Jul 29 2014)

Bondi to be Abbotsford's new assistant superintendent

Steve Carlton retiring after 35 years with local school district (Jul 28 2014)

Motorcyclist injured in crash on West Railway in Abbotsford

Air ambulance landing zone was set up in front of the Abbotsford News building (Jul 28 2014)

Man, 43, arrested for sexual assault on Montrose Avenue

Amrik Singh Kular is being investigated for a similar assault that took place July 14 on Peardonville Road (Jul 28 2014)

Charges laid in connection to Abbotsford stabbing

William Anton Butz, 34, faces four counts of aggravated assault (Jul 28 2014)

Abbotsford man dies after 70-metre fall in Stanley Park

Mai David Huy Huynh fell from Prospect Point onto the seawall Saturday after spending the day at Stanley Park with friends. (Jul 28 2014)

Abbotsford man given Order of B.C.

Barry Marsden one of 23 honoured in ceremony in Victoria (Jul 27 2014)

Abbotsford woman helps raise awareness about hepatitis

Organization raising awareness for World Hepatitis Day on July 28 (Jul 27 2014)

Sexual assault in parking lot in Abbotsford

Suspect tried to grab woman as she was working outside in Peardonville Road area (Jul 26 2014)

Gas supplier forced to repay Abbotsford company $25,000

Business paid three times the market rate for gas after an employee unwittingly signed a five-year contract without authorization. (Jul 26 2014)

Water use low during high temperatures

Though temperatures have recently been high, Abbotsford has not gotten close to maximum water consumption levels (Jul 26 2014)

NDP ‘wrong’ on university pay cap claims: Virk

University of the Fraser Valley has followed the rules, according to board chair (Jul 26 2014)

Four people stabbed in Abbotsford

One victim was taken to hospital with critical injuries. (Jul 26 2014)

Aerospace industry to gather in Abbotsford

Hundreds of officials, experts and businesspeople to gather at Tradex (Jul 25 2014)

Cannon Conflict: Loud blasts fray neighbours' nerves

Those who live near propane cannons worry about the psychological effect of the constant noise (Jul 25 2014)

Cannon Conflict: Farmers say devices needed to keep birds away

Birds "come like a cloud" and can devour a crop in a matter of days. (Jul 25 2014)

Crime rate continues to fall in Abbotsford-Mission

Violent crime severity index drops 13 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. (Jul 25 2014)

Deadly drunk driving accident nets jail sentence

Matthew Hamon, 23, was sentenced to two and a half years in jail for the 2012 accident that killed his friend, Brian Patchett. (Jul 25 2014)

Cannon Conflict

Propane cannon devices cause rift between some farmers and neighbours (Jul 24 2014)

UPDATE: Abbotsford man dies in Marshall Road crash

A minivan crashed into two trees Thursday afternoon, killing the 46-year-old driver. (Jul 24 2014)

Cascade workers call for city support

Mayor Bruce Banman says city can't get involved in labour negotiations (Jul 23 2014)

Abbotsford News earns six North American awards

Local newspaper honoured at Local Media Association's Best in Digital Media awards (Jul 23 2014)

Your Best Shot finalists chosen

More than 2,100 entries received for the second annual contest (Jul 23 2014)

Update: Environment Canada ends special weather statement for Fraser Valley

Environment Canada advised public to monitor forecasts (Jul 23 2014)

Hedge fire on Saturday one of several during hot weather

Saturday's fire scorched side of an apartment building (Jul 22 2014)

Theft from vehicles in Abbotsford increases 19 per cent from last year

Police say there has been an increase over same six-month period last year (Jul 22 2014)

Thief poses as water inspector in Abbotsford

Woman's purse and wallet stolen from Fern Street home (Jul 21 2014)

Police concerned about crime near Abbotsford homeless camps

Witnesses report weapons, including guns, being brandished by drug dealers hoping to intimidate clients. (Jul 21 2014)

Abbotsford woman's crime spree nets house arrest

Michelle Lachapelle was charged with numerous offences including the theft of wallets and credit cards (Jul 20 2014)

Abbotsford accident sends woman to hospital

A 76-year-old woman was struck while in a crosswalk in Abbotsford (Jul 20 2014)

UPDATE: Victim of shooting in Abbotsford not co-operating with police

Police responded to shooting on Beaver Street early on Saturday (Jul 19 2014)

Homeless camps on Hydro land to be cleared

Company posts notice of trespass on Gladys; aims for July 31 deadline (Jul 19 2014)

Van plows into Abbotsford apartment building

Driver apparently suffers medical distress and goes through a stop sign (Jul 18 2014)

Dustin Moir back in prison after allegedly breaching bail conditions

Awaiting his second trial for the murder of Chelsey Acorn (Jul 18 2014)

Fatal hit-and-run now being investigated as homicide

Dwayne McCormick of Abbotsford has been identified as the victim of the incident that took place on Friday (Jul 17 2014)

Abbotsford man lied in stock reports, B.C. Securities Commission finds

Colin McCabe was paid more than $5 million to publish five misleading reports, BCSC says (Jul 16 2014)

Former gymnastics coach charged with more sex offences

John William Henry of Abbotsford is a former coach with the Langley Gymnastics Foundation (Jul 16 2014)

Rockin' River featuring more than 20 bands

Annual country music event slated to run Aug. 7-9 in Mission (Jul 16 2014)

Investigators confirm that Maan Farms fire is an arson

The blaze on Monday destroyed the main building on the property (Jul 16 2014)

Lawsuit filed challenging federal Northern Gateway decision

Twin pipelines would carry 525,000 barrels of diluted bitumen daily from Alberta to Kitimat (Jul 15 2014)

Abbotsford man charged in fatal hit-and-run

A 41-year-old man died from his injuries two days after the incident on Friday (Jul 15 2014)

UPDATE: Maan Farms fire being investigated as suspicious

The cause of the early-morning blaze on Monday at the Abbotsford attraction is not yet known. (Jul 14 2014)

Close, but no heat record set in Abbotsford

It hit 33 C on Sunday in Abbotsford, 0.3 degrees below a record set in 1961 (Jul 14 2014)

Jamie Bacon faces new charges for alleged plot to kill Person X

The Red Scorpion gangster, currently awaiting trial in the Surrey Six case, was living in Abbotsford at the time (Jul 14 2014)

Cat burglar breaks into Abbotsford home

Incident occurred in the early morning of July 13 (Jul 14 2014)

Abbotsford Police deputy chief visits Namibia

Part of years-long partnership with the Windhoek City Police (Jul 13 2014)

City funds $180,000 study on Fraser River erosion

Council hoping to spur senior government to action (Jul 13 2014)

Abbotsford Police concerned about summer partying gone bad

Stories shared as a reminder for young people to plan ahead and use common sense (Jul 12 2014)

Hundreds of cars shine at Mill Lake Cruise-In in Abbotsford

The annual event is a fundraiser for two local organizations (Jul 12 2014)

Victim of suspicious death in Chilliwack has strong Abbotsford ties

Stefan Kondolay graduated from W. J. Mouat Secondary and his family runs a business in the community (Jul 12 2014)

Jam in Jubilee kicks off summer run in downtown Abbotsford

Concert series is held in Jubilee Park every Thursday (Jul 11 2014)

Leap of Faith raises funds for Cyrus Centre

The event Thursday night, raising funds for centres in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, included 90-year-old parachutist (Jul 11 2014)

Deadline extended for Abbotsforward citizen group applications

Members will provide input on city's official community plan update, outlining how the Abbotsford develops in the future (Jul 11 2014)

Abbotsford man charged in courthouse scuffle with sheriff

Landy Falk was involved in the altercation in April during his sentencing hearing for assaulting a bus driver1 (Jul 11 2014)

Abbotsford doctor runs marathons on seven continents

Dr. Tun Zan Maung joins the 'Seven Continents Club' after completing event in the Antarctica (Jul 10 2014)

Fast 'concerned' after blacklisted businessman allowed into Canada

Son of drug kingpin was allowed into country as part of Burmese delegation hosted by Abbotsford MP. (Jul 10 2014)

Accused killer has connections to Abbotsford

Barry McQuarrie, charged with murder in Cloverdale, previously went on trial for Abbotsford break-in (Jul 09 2014)

Strip search in Abbotsford was warranted, court rules

An incident involving an Abbotsford police officer was reviewed by the B.C. Court of Appeal (Jul 09 2014)

Abbotsford man sentenced for role in 2009 home invasion

Judge says Shawn Brien formulated the plan to steal cash and pot plants (Jul 09 2014)

Abbotsford receives $1.5M in traffic fine revenue

Provincial program sees nearly $74 million given out across B.C. (Jul 08 2014)

Vehicles, homes damaged in conflict between two groups

Abbotsford Police is investigating a number of property crimes that have occurred since May (Jul 07 2014)

Empty coal train traffic begins in downtown Abbotsford

Trains have been rerouted due to construction in the U.S. (Jul 07 2014)

Evidence against accused Surrey Six killer 'woefully inadequate,' says defence

The Crown's evidence is "woefully inadequate" against accused killer Cody Haevischer, his lawyer said Monday (Jul 07 2014)

Chad Kroeger's former home in Abbotsford hits market for $9 million

Nickelback singer's former home was featured on MTV's Cribs and features a hockey rink and two pools. (Jul 07 2014)

Regulations on propane cannon use denied after tied council vote

After province denies stricter set of rules for cannon use, split council vote fails to implement less stringent regulations (Jul 07 2014)

Dog brings happiness to Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Winston the pug is one of nine therapy dogs that visit the hospital (Jul 06 2014)

Abbotsford's proposed ban on agricultural land grow-ops denied

Province won’t allow farm tax for new grow-ops on ALR (Jul 06 2014)

UPDATE: Investigators say burning candles caused apartment fire

Two men who entered the suite to help put out the fire were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation (Jul 06 2014)

Abbotsford man among two charged with Surrey assault

Charges laid after year-long investigation into violent incident (Jul 05 2014)

Law Enforcement Torch Run passes through Abbotsford

Event raises awareness and funds for Special Olympics BC athletes and programs (Jul 05 2014)

Berrybeat Festival heats up downtown Abbotsford

Annual event includes street and stage entertainment, food vendors and more (Jul 05 2014)

Update: City asks court to throw out suit alleging mistreatment of homeless

B.C. Supreme Court justice to decide whether lawsuit over parks bylaw will go to trial. (Jul 04 2014)

Three people taken to hospital after ATV accident

The incident took place Wednesday night at a farm off Clayburn Road in Abbotsford. (Jul 03 2014)

Abbotsford and Mission locals take home crowns at Miss BC pageant

Amrit Dosanjh of Abbotsford and Brittany O'Rourke are crowned at June 30 event (Jul 03 2014)

Police investigate home on Gladys Avenue

Investigators follow up on tip at problem property. (Jul 03 2014)

One-month suspension for principal of Abbotsford private school

Related to professional misconduct over teacher sending suggestive text messages to a student. (Jul 03 2014)

Berrybeat Festival will be held this weekend

Event will take place in Historic Downtown Abbotsford (Jul 03 2014)

Speed limit increases between Whatcom Road and Hope

Province has announced increase in limits around the province (Jul 02 2014)

Summer school officially cancelled in Abbotsford

Remedial programs to be offered online for students who have failed a course (Jul 02 2014)

Crown cites overwhelming circumstantial evidence in Surrey Six murder case

Prosecutor begins closing arguments in drug slaying case (Jul 02 2014)

Power lost as truck tears down hydro wires

Tow truck was carrying another rig when it hit power lines (Jul 01 2014)

Evening update: Community celebrates together during Canada Day in Abbotsford

Kids and parents enjoying themselves as they mark the nation's 147th birthday. (Jul 01 2014)

Man arrested for allegedly exposing himself near playground

The incident on Pine Street in Abbotsford was reported last Wednesday. (Jun 30 2014)

Bus loaded with farm workers catches fire in Abbotsford

Nobody was injured in the fire that took place Monday morning on Highway 1 near the Mt. Lehman eastbound exit. (Jun 30 2014)

Handing out his Resum-Ale

UFV graduate's resume goes viral on World Wide Web (Jun 30 2014)

Abbotsford pizza restaurant robbed at gunpoint

The robbery took place Friday night on Blueridge Drive. (Jun 30 2014)

Canada Day celebrations include kickoff for Abbotsforward project

Public engagement begins on Official Community Plan project (Jun 30 2014)

Abbotsford soccer club resolves lottery issue, lands record grant

After weathering significant adversity in 2013, Abbotsford’s minor soccer association has taken steps toward greater stability... (Jun 29 2014)

Matthew’s House expands capacity

Facility will now offer room for five, up from two (Jun 29 2014)

Abbotsford man sentenced for 18 false tips to police

Donald George Campbell previously pleaded guilty to public mischief. (Jun 28 2014)

Semi overturns on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

The accident took place on the westbound Sumas on-ramp to the freeway. (Jun 27 2014)

Convicted of sexually assaulting teen girl

A sentencing date has not yet been set for Anton Foulds for the attack in February 2013. (Jun 27 2014)

Single-vehicle accident outside funeral home

The accident occurred on Marshall Road in Abbotsford (Jun 27 2014)

Canucks pick Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen sixth overall in NHL draft

Being drafted by the Vancouver Canucks was a dream come true for Abbotsford's Jake Virtanen. (Jun 27 2014)

Abbotsford Police investigate alleged brothel

Charges to be recommended against a 54-year-old Vancouver woman. (Jun 26 2014)

Canada Day main stage entertainment announced

Abbotsford Rotary Stadium to feature numerous musical artists (Jun 26 2014)

Police dog 'bite report' lists Abbotsford as second worst

Numbers could be due to the city's rural area near the U.S. border, say Abbotsford Police. (Jun 26 2014)

UPDATE: No deal yet on train detour through downtown Abbotsford

Railway company says trains would pass through town at various hours, day and night (Jun 26 2014)

Two unprovoked assaults in Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford

The suspects in both cases are three young Caucasian men. (Jun 25 2014)

In memory of Terry Fox Elementary's Mrs. Loland

The Abbotsford school's beloved teacher, who passed away on Jan. 31, is being remembered with a large mural donated by a Surrey artist. (Jun 25 2014)

Alcohol sales at farmers' market praised

Provincial government legislation changes usher in new opportunities for local wineries, craft breweries (Jun 25 2014)

Order of Abbotsford awarded to four residents

Elizabeth Carter, Betty Johnston, Barry Marsden and Charles D. Wiebe are this year's recipients (Jun 24 2014)

Three charged following robbery of Bradner convenience store

The incident in the Abbotsford community took place Thursday night. (Jun 23 2014)

Abbotsford Library staff won't cross picket lines

Teachers' strike creating reduced hours at local library (Jun 23 2014)

Mosquito control underway in the Fraser Valley

Regional district contractor already started to monitor, map and treat mosquito breeding sites (Jun 23 2014)

Province signs agreement with Sto:lo

Sumas First Nation one of 14 participating in strategic engagement agreement (Jun 23 2014)

Two arrested for Olund Road assault

Charges have been laid against two men for the attack that took place Friday night. (Jun 23 2014)

UPDATE: Decision to cancel summer school postponed

Labour Relations Board to rule Friday on whether remedial summer school is an essential service (Jun 23 2014)

Mom reunited with son she relinquished in 1947

Jean Green of Abbotsford tracked down her son when he was 65 and she was 95, after decades of praying he was all right. (Jun 21 2014)

Abbotsford Police investigate assault on Olund Road

Police were called to the scene just before 9:30 on Friday night. (Jun 21 2014)

Agri tour draws 70 people

Chamber-organized tour visits four Abbotsford dairy operations (Jun 20 2014)

Proposed homeless village in Abbotsford to get a facelift

Volunteers are needed to help plant an 'edible forest' at the site on Sunday, June 22. (Jun 20 2014)

Milk pickup resumes at Chilliwack farm

Industry vows to rebuild public trust after video of animal abuse triggers outrage (Jun 20 2014)

Dead-fish mystery returns to Willband Creek Park in Abbotsford

For the second consecutive year, thousands of dead three-spined stickleback have washed up along the shoreline. (Jun 19 2014)

Abbotsford's deputy police chief takes on new role in West Van

Len Goerke has been named the new chief of the West Vancouver Police Department. (Jun 19 2014)

Trustees approve pay hike for incoming school board

Board of Education trustees elected this fall will see their wages rise by 3.3 per cent over their four-year term. (Jun 19 2014)

Abbotsford Police crack down on drugs at homeless camps

Police say there have been increasing reports of drug dealing along Gladys Avenue. (Jun 19 2014)

'Thousands of litres' of good milk to be dumped

Dairy giant calls for industry reform after refusing milk from Chilliwack farm (Jun 18 2014)

Voodoo on the move

Jet moved as part of ongoing Abbotsford International Airport terminal upgrades (Jun 18 2014)

Hospital Employees' Union and Sodexo reach tentative agreement

Proposed contract would see all employees earn an extra 80 cents an hour (Jun 18 2014)

BC Nature plans lawsuit challenge

Northern Gateway project approval met with resistance from organizations (Jun 18 2014)

Teachers' strike won't interrupt provincial exams

Support staff won't be blocked from entering schools to help students (Jun 18 2014)

UPDATED: One person killed in two-vehicle crash in Abbotsford

An 86-year-old woman from Chilliwack died following the collision on Monday on Marion Road. (Jun 16 2014)

Court rules in favour of Cascade Aerospace picketers

Ruling states that Abbotsford company showed no evidence that workers were threatening others or causing economic loss. (Jun 16 2014)

School support staff consider government offer

Education assistants, bus drivers and other school workers signed short-term deal in late April (Jun 16 2014)

Zoning bylaw rewrite moves to public consultation

Consultants are assisting the city in creating a more streamlined and modern bylaw (Jun 15 2014)

Abbotsford carries the bulk of river bank repair costs

River erosion has occurred along Abbotsford's banks with no long-term fix (Jun 15 2014)

Giant canine companion visits care homes

Winnie, a Newfoundland, and owner Tom Hamming of Abbotsford were recently honoured for their years of service. (Jun 14 2014)

Abbotsford Police officer charged with fraud and obstructing justice

Charges were laid Friday against Const. Rob Thandi. (Jun 14 2014)

Abbotsford Police track down pilfered pit bull puppies

The dogs were stolen early Saturday morning from a rural property in the Bradner Road area. (Jun 14 2014)

HEU rallies at Abbotsford hospital

Union says most members' compensation falls below the $17.02 an hour living wage (Jun 13 2014)

$600,000 in donations announced for Holmberg House

The Abbotsford Hospice Society facility has begun phase two of fundraising to complete construction on the Campus of Care. (Jun 13 2014)

Early-morning fire destroys RV and damages three other vehicles

The fire in Abbotsford is considered suspicious and is under investigation. (Jun 12 2014)

Abbotsford teachers to join full-scale walkout

Rotating strike on Friday, study session on Monday and walkout on Tuesday means today is last school day for local students. (Jun 12 2014)

Sentenced for thefts of poppy boxes in Abbotsford

Lisa Marie Goddard pleaded guilty to two counts on Wednesday in provincial court. (Jun 11 2014)

Cascade Aerospace seeks court order to ban picketing on property

Unionized workers at the Abbotsford facility allege the company bused in replacement workers. (Jun 10 2014)

Campaign urges citizens to report impaired drivers

MADD Canada's Campaign 911 has come to Abbotsford. (Jun 10 2014)

Police respond to call about a man with a knife in Bradner

Numerous patrol officers and helicopter do not find a suspect (Jun 10 2014)

Brit Floyd performs at Abbotsford Centre

The show, chronicling the entire recording career of Pink Floyd, visited the city on Sunday night. (Jun 09 2014)

Buy Casting Crowns tickets June 13

The Christian group will perform at Abbotsford Centre Sept. 28 (Jun 09 2014)

Memorial service scheduled for 11-year-old longboarder

The service for Dustin Mackenzie of Abbotsford takes place this Saturday. (Jun 09 2014)

Four Abbotsford students win medals at Skills Canada Competition

The national contest took place June 4 to 7 in Toronto. (Jun 09 2014)

Single-vehicle rollover on South Fraser Way

Accident occurred around 1 p.m. on Monday (Jun 09 2014)

Alexander Elementary receives $42,000 for books

The Abbotsford school received a grant from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. (Jun 08 2014)

Within 15 feet of $1 million at Abbotsford Rotary golf fundraiser

Marty Peters closest to pin in Hole In One contest, which raised $68,000 for Holmberg House (Jun 08 2014)

Liberal nomination to be held for new riding

Liberal Party of Canada members can vote for the first candidate in the newly formed riding of Mission - Matsqui - Fraser Canyon (Jun 08 2014)

Chronic homelessness in Abbotsford could end in two years, says delegate

Representatives from Alberta encourage shift from managing homelessness to ending it (Jun 08 2014)

'Buddy bench' at Mt. Lehman Elementary

The project at the Abbotsford school was supported by monetary donations and volunteer labour. (Jun 07 2014)

Garden gala raises more than $80,000

The Evening in the Garden Gala held on May 31 at the Ramada Plaza raised over $84,235 for local charities (Jun 07 2014)

Homeless transitional housing project proposal presented to task force

Project will be reviewed by city and other services (Jun 06 2014)

Police bust problem home on Minter Street in Abbotsford

Eleven people were detained and two were arrested on Thursday night. (Jun 06 2014)

Identity released of woman who died in boating accident

Chelsey Dykshoorn of Abbotsford passed away after the vessel struck a log on the Harrison River. (Jun 05 2014)

ADBA will move into former MSA Centennial Library building

Building will also house Abbotsford Arts Council's gallery and boutique (Jun 05 2014)

Fire at truss company in Abbotsford causes $75,000 damage

The blaze took place Wednesday night at Alliance Truss. (Jun 05 2014)

Teachers to strike again next week

The job action takes place on Thursday in Mission and on Friday in Abbotsford. (Jun 05 2014)

Abbotsford students walk out in response to teachers' escalating job action

Students raise concerns about impact of rotating strikes on their education (Jun 04 2014)

Boy killed in longboarding accident 'adored by everyone'

Abbotsford's Dustin Mackenzie, 11, is being remembered as a happy kid with a big spirit. (Jun 04 2014)

Standoff update indicates police took cover from gunshots

Justin Korelus, 23, of Abbotsford has now been charged in connection to the incident that took place Tuesday on Bourquin Crescent. (Jun 04 2014)

Workers on strike at Abbotsford's Cascade Aerospace

More than 400 employees will take part in job action (Jun 04 2014)

Boy, 11, dies after falling off longboard in Abbotsford

The boy passed away yesterday after the accident on Saturday evening. (Jun 03 2014)

UPDATED: Man arrested after shots fired on Bourquin Crescent in Abbotsford

The 23-year-old man refused to surrender to police for two hours. (Jun 03 2014)

Brad Paisley will perform at the Abbotsford Centre

Country music performer will make a stop in Abbotsford (Jun 02 2014)

UPDATE: Two collisions on Highway 1 result in fatalities

A Maple Ridge woman in a truck and a male motorcyclist were both killed following crashes in Abbotsford on Saturday. (Jun 02 2014)

Abbotsford man charged with impersonating a peace officer

Charles David Parent has a history of fraud and other offences (Jun 02 2014)

Abbotsford woman dies in boating accident on the Harrison River

Accident occurred Saturday near Agassiz (Jun 02 2014)

Building permits in Abbotsford valued at $49 million in first quarter

Of the 604 housing units currently approved in principle in Abbotsford, 41 per cent are single-family homes and 44 per cent are apartments (Jun 01 2014)

Sentenced for stabbing last summer in Abbotsford

Seyed Mirhosseini pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. (May 31 2014)

Highway 1 single vehicle roll-over causes traffic chaos

Single vehicle roll-over accident at around noon Saturday caused traffic back-ups both east and westbound on Hwy 1 just east of Sumas exit. (May 31 2014)

Abbotsford police officer will Ride2Survive June 21

Money raised will go to cancer research (May 31 2014)

Motorcyclist seriously injured on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

This was the second serious collision on the freeway on Saturday. (May 31 2014)

Cascade Aerospace workers serve notice of legal job action

A union news release states that a strike will start if agreement on outstanding issues cannot be reached by June 4 (May 30 2014)

Memorial honours girl, 5, killed in collision

The roadside tribute identifies Iknoor Sidhu as the child who was struck by a car in Abbotsford on Tuesday night. (May 30 2014)

Abbotsford artist's prized painting missing after exhibit

Kim Janzen's painting is gone after being on display at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (May 30 2014)

Robbers hit two fast food restaurants in Abbotsford

Managers were injured in both incidents, which occurred on Wednesday and Friday. (May 30 2014)

Animal trainer had limited role in grow-op, says judge's ruling

Gerry Therrien of Abbotsford allowed his property to be used, but did not benefit from the operation, according to court ruling. (May 30 2014)

UPDATE: Bear spotted in Abbotsford neighbourhood has been euthanized

A black bear was spotted strolling the fence lines in backyards of Woodbine Crescent and Green Street on Friday afternoon, near Sumas Way (May 30 2014)

Abbotsford girl struck by car dies of her injuries

The five-year-old passed away in hospital on Wednesday afternoon. (May 29 2014)

UPDATE: Teachers will continue rotating strikes next week

Abbotsford teachers will participate on Thursday, June 5, while Mission will take part on Friday, June 6. (May 28 2014)

Abbotsford man to attend ceremony for Canada's worst maritime disaster

Bruce Ivany's grandfather survived the sinking of the Empress of Ireland in 1914, but three family members perished. (May 28 2014)

Abbotsford parents upset with closure of Safari Kids Zone play facility

City said private firm now provides indoor play structure (May 28 2014)

WWE SummerSlam Heatwave Tour at Abbotsford Centre in August

Tickets for the August event go on sale Friday, June 6 (May 27 2014)

New Canadians welcomed

Forty-nine people officially became Canadian citizens in Abbotsford Tuesday (May 27 2014)

Bachman facing sex charges

Alleged offences took place in the 1990s, according to the Abbotsford Police Department. (May 27 2014)

UPDATE: Child in critical condition after being struck by car

The incident took place Tuesday night in an laneway in west Abbotsford. (May 27 2014)

Alan Jackson tickets on sale May 30

The country singer-songwriter will be in Abbotsford Sept. 23 (May 26 2014)

Abbotsford Police investigate two cat burglaries

The break-ins occurred on May 18 and 22, and a suspect description was obtained in one. (May 26 2014)

Grant aimed at helping create healthier communities

B.C. government grant money to guide FVRD park planning (May 26 2014)

SPCA recommends charges against dog walker

The bodies of six dogs were found in Abbotsford last week (May 26 2014)

Updated: Run for Water hits the streets of Abbotsford

The seventh annual Run for Water is underway, with roughly 4,500 people expected to hit the streets to run a variety of distances. (May 25 2014)

Man and woman suffer gunshot wounds in Abbotsford

A couple turned up with injuries early Sunday morning at a gas station at Fraser Highway and Mt. Lehman Road. (May 25 2014)

UPDATED: Abbotsford Police take down robbery suspect one block from scene

Less-lethal beanbag rounds used after suspect flees and refuses to comply with police commands. (May 25 2014)

Ultimate Run for Water: Schofield completes all five distances in one day

Peter Schofield ran upwards of 130 kilometres on Saturday, completing the courses for all five Run for Water distances. (May 25 2014)

A mom/daughter team walking again

Abbotsford family has two generations touched by cancer (May 24 2014)

APD mental health liaison officer offers support

Approximately 10 per cent of the Abbotsford Police Department’s 55,000 calls a year have a mental-health component to them (May 24 2014)

Welsh and Glegg performing May 31

Duo coming to Abbotsford for Envision Financial Coffee House concert series show (May 23 2014)

Massive fire destroys barn on Matsqui Prairie

Firefighters respond to fire late Wednesday night on Townshipline Road (May 22 2014)

UPDATE: Charges approved in Abbotsford poppy box thefts

Lisa Goddard previously received six-month sentence for similar theft in Mission. (May 22 2014)

More than half of Abbotsford's homeless self-report addictions

FVRD homeless count data shows high levels of concurrent health issues among homeless in Abbotsford (May 21 2014)

VIDEO UPDATE: Livestock perish in Abbotsford fire

Barn fire caused by rodenticide that ignited straw and grass, say investigators (May 21 2014)

Dogs' bodies found in Abbotsford

Six dogs reported stolen earlier this week in Langley were located on Sumas Prairie (May 20 2014)

Reach Gallery Museum to expand digital collection

Another 3,000 historic images will be added to the archives, thanks to $6,000 grant. (May 18 2014)

Abbotsford Police car hit by suspected impaired driver

Vehicle had been driven on a tireless rim for some time (May 18 2014)

Walk at Mill Lake Park raises funds for ALS

The annual event helps battle the condition also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. (May 18 2014)

Bradner hosts annual May Day celebration

The event on Monday, May 19 includes a parade and a country fair. (May 17 2014)

Taxi inspection results in 13 being taken off road

The random inspection took place in Abbotsford from May 5 to 8. (May 17 2014)

Abbotsford student wins bronze at national science fair

The event was held from May 10 to 17 in Windsor, Ont. (May 17 2014)

Abbotsford man sentenced for assaulting bus driver

Landy Falk received an eight-month jail term for that attack and for two other charges. (May 16 2014)

Quick action limits fire damage

Supervisor credited with saving Abbotsford-Mission recycling building (May 16 2014)

Abbotsford man arrested for sex assault on transit bus

Kristopher Wayne Andrie is accused of touching himself while making inappropriate comments to two women. (May 15 2014)

John Fogerty will play the Abbotsford Centre in November

Fogerty will perform the songs of Creedence Clearwater Revival, focused on the music of 1969 (May 15 2014)

Junior hockey survey in Abbotsford stokes speculation; WHL says it's not market research

A survey was conducted at Abbotsford's Sevenoaks Shopping Centre on Wednesday on behalf of the Canadian Hockey League. (May 15 2014)

UPDATE: Two 'pop bottle bombs' investigated in Abbotsford

Investigators concerned about potential for injury or property damage. (May 15 2014)

Transitional homeless camp proposed for Valley Road

Site located off Abbotsford-Mission Highway next to transfer station (May 14 2014)

114 on Abbotsford city payroll earn more than $100K

Civic employees paid more than $75,000 annually total 231 (May 14 2014)

Abbotsford Hospice announces new executive director

Bev Brown brings to the role 15 years of experience in senior strategic leadership. (May 13 2014)

UPDATED: Crews called to fire at recycling depot

Smoke and flames reported to be coming from the site on Valley Road in Abbotsford. (May 13 2014)

UPDATE: Abbotsford sees increase in number of homeless people

Regional homeless count shows number rose from 117 to 151 between 2011 and 2014 (May 13 2014)

Abbotsford man charged with arson spree

Colby Drew Jandrew, 20, charged with fires that were set on April 16 and 18. (May 12 2014)

Abbotsford Tourism director Dan Stefanson prepares to depart

Moving on after 10 years with the agency that operates Tradex at Abbotsford Airport. (May 11 2014)

Kinghaven Treatment Centre undergoes expansion

Construction at the facility on King Road in Abbotsford is expected to be complete by spring 2015. (May 10 2014)

VIDEO: Homeless camps on Gladys Avenue cleaned on Saturday

Residents not evicted from camps as community members assist in clearing out refuse (May 10 2014)

No hockey team in Abbotsford's arena next season

How will it impact the community if the 7,000-seat Abbotsford Centre is without an anchor tenant? (May 09 2014)

Time to clean out your medicine cabinet

Abbotsford Police and local pharmacies participate in National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day. (May 09 2014)

Abbotsford teen recovering from strokes needs a new heart

A garage sale on Saturday, May 10 will raise funds in support of Cody Halfpenny. (May 09 2014)

Truck carrying wood chips overturns in Abbotsford

The incident took place Wednesday night on Highway 11 just north of the Sumas Way bypass. (May 08 2014)

Abbotsford man sentenced for child porn offences

The man was arrested in April 2011 for offences involving two boys under the age of 10. (May 07 2014)

Abbotsford 'not on our radar screen': ECHL commish

Brian McKenna spoke with The News late last week, as the American Hockey League's Abbotsford Heat prepare to move. (May 07 2014)

Alcohol and speed believed to be factors in crash

An Abbotsford man was behind the wheel of one of the cars involved in the collision in Aldergrove on Tuesday night. (May 07 2014)

Abbotsford Chamber calls for rejection of Metro Vancouver's waste flow bylaw

Critics say bylaw will be used to justify garbage incineration (May 07 2014)

Constitutional challenge filed against NEB pipeline review

John Vissers was denied intervenor status without explanation (May 07 2014)

Service providers present ideas to Abbotsford's task force on homelessness

Groups share thoughts about how to help people on the streets in Abbotsford (May 07 2014)

UPDATE: Superintendent, teachers' association respond to recess cancellation

The Abbotsford school district has announced that, as of Monday, management staff will not supervise students over recess. (May 07 2014)

Abbotsford Police stick 'em up

The department has added "don't use your cellphone" stickers to all its marked vehicles. (May 06 2014)

Airshow performer killed in crash

Eddie Andreini, 77, performed twice at the Abbotsford International Airshow in the past decade (May 06 2014)

Woman hit by truck on highway in Abbotsford

The 48-year-old pedestrian suffered numerous broken bones but is expected to live. (May 06 2014)

Doobie Brothers tickets on sale Friday

Popular band will perform in Abbotsford Sunday, Oct. 26 (May 05 2014)

Police issue another plea to find man missing from Abbotsford

Lionel Vedres was first reported missing on April 20. (May 05 2014)

Sentenced for defrauding SFU and Cultus Lake Park Board

Siamak Saidi of Abbotsford will serve another five years for scamming almost $850,000. (May 05 2014)

Heat's move to New York approved by AHL governors

The Abbotsford Heat's next destination is Glens Falls, N.Y. (May 05 2014)

Overall Abbotsford tax rate rises slightly

Resident rate set at $8.2386 per $1,000 of assessed property value (May 04 2014)

Abbotsford Hospice announces interim leadership

The firm of Giesbrecht, Goodrich & Co. will oversee communications, and more, with departure of executive director Debbie Lehmann. (May 04 2014)

Council briefs - April 28

Compost program, business licence fees, fire chiefs ready rail plans (May 04 2014)

City holds sessions on emergency preparedness

Public is invited to learn about volcanoes and the benefits of risk assessment. (May 04 2014)

Ready Set Learn prepares Abbotsford kids for kindergarten

The program is an early-learning initiative of the Ministry of Education. (May 03 2014)

Homeless protest camp cleanup costs upwards of $60,000

City has declined to release associated legal fees (May 03 2014)

Man arrested in Abbotsford after four-hour standoff

Incident began at about 8 p.m. in the 34000 block of Gladys Avenue. (May 03 2014)

Driver pleads guilty to being impaired at time of fatal crash

Matthew Hamon was driving on Sept. 23, 2012 when he crashed in Abbotsford, killing passenger Brian Patchett and injuring two others. (May 02 2014)

Abbotsford animal trainer sentenced for grow-op

Police found about 1,600 pot plants on Gerry Therrien's property in 2010. (May 02 2014)

Abbotsford Harvest Box provides affordable produce

Program operated by Vibrant Abbotsford is offered twice a month. (May 01 2014)

Teamsters return to bargaining table with Abbotsford school district

The two sides are talking again today, in hopes of reaching an agreement and preventing strike action. (Apr 30 2014)

Living wage calculated at $17.02 for the Fraser Valley

Based on what a family of four needs to 'maintain a decent standard of living.' (Apr 30 2014)

Abbotsford Teamsters and school district reach tentative agreement

The two sides headed back to the bargaining table on Wednesday. (Apr 30 2014)

Group forms for property owners affected by pipeline

The CGLAP will meet May 6 at Mt. Lehman Community Hall (Apr 29 2014)

Inmate dies at women's prison hospital in Abbotsford

Katherine Johnson was serving a life sentence for killing her former roommate with a baseball bat. (Apr 29 2014)

Measles outbreak ends

400 cases reported in Fraser East during a four-week period (Apr 28 2014)

In holding pattern for Teamsters' job action in Abbotsford

Local 31 issued 72-hour strike notice on Friday, meaning job action could begin as soon as Monday afternoon. (Apr 28 2014)

Abbotsford teen has car impounded for second time

Driver was among six whose vehicles were impounded on April 14. (Apr 28 2014)

White Rock calls for dangerous goods trains to move through Abbotsford

Officials have written a letter to the minister of transport. (Apr 27 2014)

From near death to dedicated volunteer

Abbotsford man visits with ARH patients twice a week (Apr 26 2014)

Human trafficking exists across Canada

Joy Smith from the Joy Smith Foundation led a talk Saturday morning in Abbotsford (Apr 26 2014)

Free South Asian feast at Salvation Army

The annual event takes place at the Centre of Hope in Abbotsford on May 3. (Apr 25 2014)

Former pastor sentenced for trying to lure boy

Patrick Marini received seven-month prison term for incident at Clearbrook Library in Abbotsford. (Apr 25 2014)

Micro-suite development opens in Abbotsford

Seniors' housing on Braun Avenue is owned and managed by the Lynnhaven Society. (Apr 25 2014)

UPDATE: Teamsters issue 72-hour strike notice in Abbotsford

School will be open as normal on Monday, but not known how job action could commence. (Apr 25 2014)

Abbotsford Police trying to locate missing man

Lionel Vedres, 44, was last seen on Saturday, April 19. (Apr 24 2014)

Heat weren't 'the right fit' in Abbotsford: AHL prez

The president of the American Hockey League expressed disappointment that his league failed to take root in Abbotsford. (Apr 24 2014)

Councillors raise transparency concerns over development corp.

City about to launch arms-length corporation focused on business (Apr 24 2014)

Abbotsford woman pleads guilty to theft and fraud charges

Michelle La Chapelle was charged with 29 counts for offences in 2011 and 2012. (Apr 24 2014)

Robbery at Abbotsford gas station convenience store

The incident took place early Monday morning in the 2100 block of Whatcom Road. (Apr 23 2014)

Stolen bulldog found in Abbotsford

French bulldog taken from a tattoo parlour in Vancouver will be returned to owners (Apr 23 2014)

Police respond to allegations of excessive force in man-with-knife incident

Criticism has been levied against the Abbotsford Police Department following the release of a video of the takedown. (Apr 23 2014)

District scholarship presentations held in Abbotsford

Grade 12 students presented their work in categories such as music, drama, textiles, art and photography. (Apr 23 2014)

UPDATE: Camp cleanup ordered after arrest

Advocates for the city's homeless are critical of how the city has dealt with the accused. (Apr 22 2014)

Two locals among 42 to be awarded Medal of Bravery

Annual awards presented at Rideau Hall in Ottawa to recipients from across Canada. (Apr 22 2014)

Teachers to start job action

Abbotsford teachers join their colleagues across the province in phase one action (Apr 22 2014)

Student presentations to be held for district scholarships

Event takes place Wednesday at Abbotsford Arts Centre and Abbotsford Senior Secondary. (Apr 22 2014)

Man pleads guilty to robberies in Abbotsford and Mission

Shaymon Webb was initially charged with nine offences, but pleaded guilty to four charges. (Apr 21 2014)

Babbu Maan brings Abbotsford crowd to its feet

The popular Punjabi singer drew thousands of fans to Abbotsford (Apr 21 2014)

Abbotsford school district releases survey results

More than 2,600 people participated in consultation. (Apr 20 2014)

City compost program increases waste diversion to 67 per cent

Additional 5,400 tonnes of garbage kept out of landfills last year (Apr 19 2014)

Investigators concerned about possible serial arsonist in Abbotsford

Two more fires took place overnight, on top of the three that occurred early Wednesday morning. (Apr 18 2014)

UPDATE: Management changes looming at Abbotsford arena

Days after announcement that Heat are leaving facility, sources indicate American management staff are departing (Apr 18 2014)

2014 Classic and Custom Car Show has something for everybody

Meet your custom car heroes and special guest of honour Henry Winkler "The Fonz" (Apr 18 2014)

WHL interested in Abbotsford, but not for 2014-15 season

The commissioner of the Western Hockey League says the major junior circuit has interest in Abbotsford as a potential market. (Apr 17 2014)

Officers honoured for being part of Alexa's Team

Eight members of the Abbotsford Police Department are among those recognized for their efforts in catching impaired drivers. (Apr 17 2014)

Vacant Abbotsford home and garage destroyed

A fire broke out in a vacant home on Hillcrest Avenue early Wednesday (Apr 16 2014)

Abbotsford man charged with stabbing

The incident took place Monday on Blackham Drive. (Apr 16 2014)

Human trafficking the topic of upcoming meeting

Manitoba MP Joy Smith and APD chief Bob Rich to speak (Apr 16 2014)

Three suspicious fires investigated in Abbotsford

All occurred in close proximity on Wednesday morning. (Apr 16 2014)

Abbotsford man sentenced for trying to help woman hang herself

Kenneth Carr was charged in 2012 after the victim reported to police with ligature marks around her neck. (Apr 16 2014)

Abbotsford Police take down distraught man with knife

The incident outside the Abbotsford Food Bank resulted in the suspect being shot with rubber bullets and beanbag rounds. (Apr 16 2014)

UPDATE: Abbotsford Heat to leave, city to pay $5.5 million to end deal

The announcement was made on Tuesday at a press conference at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. (Apr 15 2014)

Woman stabbed multiple times and baby taken

Abbotsford Police arrest the suspect, the victim's former partner, with the unharmed baby 40 minutes later. (Apr 14 2014)

Rollover accident on Sumas Way in Abbotsford

Emergency crews responded to incident on Monday morning (Apr 14 2014)

Announcement to be made on future of AESC

A press conference on Tuesday morning could shed light on the future of the Abbotsford Heat. (Apr 14 2014)

100-year-old culvert needs repairs

Emergency repairs are needed to fix the partial collapse of a roughly 100-year-old culvert at Waechter Creek, at the Simpson Extension Road (Apr 13 2014)

Junior Fire Academy student gets real-life experience

Sam Goertzen of Abbotsford was on a ride-along with a fire crew when they were called to a car fire on Saturday night. (Apr 13 2014)

Depression: When darkness takes over

The Abbotsford News presents a special report on depression/suicide. (Apr 12 2014)

Fire destroys log home on Sumas Mountain

Crews were called to Taggart Road just after midnight on Saturday. (Apr 12 2014)

Bradner Flower Show in full swing under sunny skies

This year's Bradner Flower Show is drawing large crowds to many floral displays, speakers and gardening demonstrations. (Apr 12 2014)

Pair plead guilty to stabbing on Switzer Avenue last summer

Michael Froese and Nicole Carlson to be sentenced at a later date. (Apr 12 2014)

T-Rex of the Sea on display at BC Gem Show

80 million year old predators on display at BC Gem Show this weekend. (Apr 12 2014)

Three transported to hospital following a two vehicle accident Saturday afternoon

Accident at Vye Road and Angus Campbell in Abbotsford closes intersection. (Apr 12 2014)

Hedley rocks AESC

The massively popular band drew thousands of people to Abbotsford Saturday evening (Apr 12 2014)

More charges for man involved in cross-border manhunt

Nathan Hall, arrested in Abbotsford a year ago for allegedly smuggling drugs, has faced additional charges in Kelowna, Langley, and Mission. (Apr 11 2014)

Vaisakhi celebrated

Eugene Reimer Middle School celebrated Vaisakhi Friday morning (Apr 11 2014)

Sentencing adjourned for Abbotsford man convicted of manslaughter

Robert McMath was found guilty in December of the shooting death of his estranged wife. (Apr 11 2014)

Candlelight vigil commemorates battle of Vimy Ridge

Abbotsford Legion held a parade and vigil to pay respect to the sacrifice of those at Vimy Ridge (Apr 10 2014)

Eight Abbotsford police officers disciplined by OPCC in 2013

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner released its annual statistical report. (Apr 10 2014)

Five Abbotsford students win gold at BC Skills Contest

The group now advance to the Skills Canada Competition in Toronto in June. (Apr 10 2014)

Provincial Skills Contest at Tradex in Abbotsford

Students from across the province compete on Wednesday in 40 categories at the annual event. (Apr 09 2014)

Use of private vehicles climbs in Abbotsford, transit use stays static

Regional data indicates that Abbotsford residents continue to rely on vehicles (Apr 09 2014)

Vimy Ridge parade and ceremony in Abbotsford

The annual event takes place Wednesday night at Thunderbird Square. (Apr 09 2014)

Dog breeder banned from owning animals for 20 years

Mel Gerling was charged after the SPCA removed 14 of his dogs from a property in Abbotsford in 2010. (Apr 09 2014)

Florida Georgia Line rocks capacity crowd at AESC

Close to 7,000 screaming fans jammed the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre Wednesday night for country pop duo. (Apr 09 2014)

Bus drivers vote 94 per cent in favour of possible job action

Members of CUPE Local 561, which includes Abbotsford, took a strike vote on Sunday night. (Apr 08 2014)

Abbotsford school shows steady improvement

Annual Fraser Institute report card on secondary schools released Tuesday (Apr 08 2014)

Abbotsford company wins national award for Chilliwack project

Algra Bros. development honoured by the Canadian Home Builders' Association. (Apr 08 2014)

Three Abbotsford students selected to attend national science fair

Their projects were chosen from those entered at the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair last week. (Apr 07 2014)

Upgrades needed on Abbotsford's wells

A halt in supply from Abbotsford and Mission’s main water supply last fall led to failures in the well system and operational difficulties (Apr 06 2014)

Mennonite Agricultural Heritage Museum proposal approved

A portion of the site in Abbotsford will be used for farming. (Apr 06 2014)

Medical pot company looks to set up in Abbotsford

As the city seeks a ban on grow-ops a company is seeking a business licence for ALR land (Apr 05 2014)

Half of fire response in Abbotsford involves medical issues

In 2013, only five per cent of fire service calls related to fires (Apr 05 2014)

Highstreet Fashion Show and Social overwhelming success

Fashion Show and Social 2014 raises money for Matthew's House (Apr 05 2014)

Abbotsford woman charged with theft and fraud

Satvir Brar was previously banned from mortgage brokering in Ontario and B.C. (Apr 04 2014)

Car thefts down 84 per cent in Abbotsford since 2003

The drop reflects the trend being seen across the province since the bait car program was introduced. (Apr 04 2014)

Man charged with sexual offences

Police claim man made friends with victim through social networking sites (Apr 03 2014)

Abbotsford's task force on homelessness holds first meeting

Group members say they hope to focus on getting results for homeless community (Apr 03 2014)

Trash illegally dumped along Hallert Road

Blueberry farmer disgusted by the garbage along his street (Apr 03 2014)

Farmer's market finds

The annual Seedy Saturday market was at Heritage Park school last Saturday (Apr 03 2014)

Abbotsford groups benefit from civil forfeiture funding

Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley to receive $100,000 (Apr 03 2014)

Scuffle between prisoner and sheriff at Abbotsford Courthouse

The incident took place Thursday morning during the sentencing hearing for a man who assaulted a bus driver. (Apr 03 2014)

Fire starts in bedroom of Abbotsford townhouse

Crews were called to the unit on Clearbrook Road at about 5:15 a.m. Wednesday. (Apr 02 2014)

Abbotsford man injured while cleaning rifle

Calls police, saying gun accidentally discharged. (Apr 02 2014)

City of Abbotsford receives $250,000 for erosion repairs

Provincial funding is only a portion of the $1.5 million in additional costs to the city for riverbank repairs (Apr 02 2014)

Police seek more tips on Abbotsford sex assault

Some leads have come in, but none have led to an arrest. (Apr 02 2014)

Abbotsford firefighters make awareness video

Informs the public about what they do on the job and their volunteer work when they're off duty. (Apr 02 2014)

Man fined for trying to bring 10 guns across border

The incident occurred a year ago at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon port of entry. (Apr 02 2014)

One of B.C.'s top 10 auto theft suspects arrested in Abbotsford

Shaun Bolko is the first to be arrested, just days after the list was released. (Apr 02 2014)

Abbotsford Police make major traffic announcement

Drivers will now be charged for each left turn they make, as part of the department's road-safety campaign. (Apr 01 2014)

Juno Award for Tim Neufeld of Abbotsford

The former lead singer of the band Starfield picked up the honour on Sunday for his first solo album. (Apr 01 2014)

Blood clinic cancelled in Abbotsford due to measles

One blood donor clinic in Abbotsford and another in Chilliwack have been cancelled this week due to the recent measles outbreak. (Apr 01 2014)

Sexual assault on Discovery Trail in Abbotsford

Police are trying to track down the suspect involved in the incident that took place on March 22. (Mar 31 2014)

Fire at townhouse unit in Abbotsford

Crews were called just before 11 a.m. to the residence on Bevan Way. (Mar 31 2014)

Illegal dentists’ equipment put to good use at Abbotsford dental clinic

The clinic was the recipient of a donation from the College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC) (Mar 30 2014)

Man arrested for allegedly cooking drugs on apartment balcony

Police have taken a man into custody after neighbours reported a bad smell at Abbotsford apartment (Mar 30 2014)

Two citizens recognized by police for heroics

Jesse Boyes and Michael Ercanbrack were honoured at the March 25 board meeting of Abbotsford police (Mar 30 2014)

United Way grants funds to help youth, women and those living in poverty

Many Abbotsford programs will benefit from funds (Mar 30 2014)

APD scholarship awarded to Det. Dan Culbertson

The scholarship is presented annually to an outstanding APD member who is pursuing a post-secondary education (Mar 29 2014)

Earth Hour kicks off at 8:30 p.m.

Residents of Abbotsford and Mission can celebrate international environmental movement (Mar 29 2014)

Street race leads to accident in Abbotsford

Vehicle reached 120 km/h in a 50 km zone according to witnesses (Mar 29 2014)

Two men arrested in Abbotsford for theft from vehicles

Police are reminding residents these crimes are often preventable (Mar 28 2014)

New recycling regulations to impact agri businesses

Multiple associations taking stand against Multi-Material B.C. program (Mar 28 2014)

High-risk sex offender back out of prison

Raymond Caissie, who assaulted a woman in Abbotsford, finished short sentences for theft, probation breach (Mar 28 2014)

Abbotsford robbery suspects arrested in Maple Ridge

Police level charges against man and woman after Oct. 8 incident (Mar 27 2014)

UFV to mark 40th anniversary with events April 2 and 4

Cake cuttings and more held in Mission and Abbotsford (Mar 27 2014)

New society aimed at helping the homeless in Abbotsford

Group received $10,000 in funding from the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association (Mar 26 2014)

Abbotsford lab gets five-year accreditation

Animal Health Centre one of only three in Canada to get certification (Mar 25 2014)

Rhythm of the Dance brings vibrant Celtic music and Dance to AESC

National Dance Company of Ireland performed to an enthusiastic audience at the AESC on Tuesday night. (Mar 25 2014)

UPDATE: Police recommending charges against man involved in motorcycle crash

Motorcyclist on stolen bike crashed on Highway 1 westbound in Abbotsford on Monday morning (Mar 24 2014)

Police investigate vandalism at Abbotsford church

Man threw rock through glass door early Saturday morning (Mar 24 2014)

Measles 'largely contained' to original site, says FHA

The health authority reports 228 confirmed cases of measles in this region (Mar 24 2014)

More rumours of potential Heat move to upstate New York

A media report out of Glens Falls, N.Y. has re-ignited speculation on the future of the Abbotsford Heat. (Mar 24 2014)

Pedestrian struck on South Fraser Way

Woman taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries (Mar 23 2014)

Highway 1 collision numbers stable along Abbotsford portion

Between 2010 and 2013, there were seven people each year who suffered serious injuries due to collisions on the highway (Mar 23 2014)

Abbotsford doctor visits Cambodia

Dr. Chris Whittington took part in a Health Information Sharing Day for garment workers. (Mar 22 2014)

New lights at Mill Lake used to deter geese

Flashing lights will discourage geese from nesting (Mar 21 2014)

Income tax scammers defraud woman of $25,000

Abbotsford victim was told she would be arrested if she didn't pay taxes she owed. (Mar 21 2014)

Annual McClary's Stockyard auction raises $116,000

Funds from Abbotsford event go to Canadian Foodgrains Bank. (Mar 21 2014)

VIDEO UPDATE: Council announces task force on homelessness

Group includes representatives from council, MCC, police, food bank, Chamber (Mar 20 2014)

Dangerous dogs: Abbotsford dealt with 14 last year

The city's animal control bylaw is under review, with staff planning to recommend more-detailed fines for infractions. (Mar 20 2014)

Abbotsford Police issue almost 600 distracted-driving tickets

Part of blitz held in February, but there will be ongoing attention to the issue. (Mar 20 2014)

Scuffle at Safeway leads to smashed window

The incident in Abbotsford took place between an alleged shoplifter and a loss prevention officer. (Mar 20 2014)

Driver sideswipes Abbotsford Police vehicle

Man, 39, faces several possible charges under the Motor Vehicle Act. (Mar 20 2014)

Income tax scammers strike again

Abbotsford Police receive numerous complaints about people posing as Canada Revenue Agency employees. (Mar 19 2014)

Measles alert issued at UFV student residence in Abbotsford

Cases continue to occur in Fraser East communities, following initial outbreak in Chilliwack. (Mar 19 2014)

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on George Ferguson Way

The incident took place Wednesday afternoon in Abbotsford, near Babich Street. (Mar 19 2014)

Abbotsford lawyer seeking exemption for patients from new pot rules

John Conroy will argue that new laws are unconstitutional (Mar 18 2014)

Acquitted of break-in, despite DNA at crime scene

Barry McQuarrie was one of two people whose DNA was found on a piece of a rubber glove left at a 2011 Abbotsford break-in. (Mar 18 2014)

March 18 marks Transit Driver Appreciation Day

A total of 117 operators provide public transit services in the Central Fraser Valley (Mar 17 2014)

UPDATE: Two injured in collision on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

The crash occurred Sunday morning near the Mt. Lehman interchange. (Mar 16 2014)

City wants Health Canada to provide legal grow locations

Council will ask UBCM to lobby senior government for addresses (Mar 16 2014)

Abbotsford Police identify priorities for 2014

Road safety, property crime and domestic violence the top targets. (Mar 15 2014)

Abbotsford and Mission to review railroad safety

Communities to review transport of dangerous goods (Mar 15 2014)

Auction supports Syrian refugees

Annual McClary Stockyard event on Thursday, March 20 (Mar 14 2014)

2014 homeless count conducted in Abbotsford

Service providers believe number could rise following Tuesday's count (Mar 14 2014)

Blessings in a Backpack grows to 140 kids

Abbotsford program continues to expand, helping to feed hungry kids on the weekends. (Mar 14 2014)

Rally against youth sexual exploitation held Thursday

About 50 people took to the streets of downtown Abbotsford yesterday afternoon in a public rally (Mar 14 2014)

Cancer Society opens new office in Abbotsford

Grand opening celebration was held Friday at the location on George Ferguson Way. (Mar 14 2014)

Abbotsford schools jump forward on Fraser rankings

District performs better on annual Fraser Institute list. (Mar 14 2014)

Student video and posters encourage positive choices

The series, created by student of Rick Hansen Secondary, in Abbotsford is aimed at keeping kids away from crime and gangs. (Mar 12 2014)

City will not join provincial recycling collection program this year

Abbotsford will not join the first wave of municipalities to allow Multi-Material BC (MMBC) to take over recycling collection (Mar 12 2014)

UPDATED: Abbotsford lawyer Jack Harris passes away

Worked on both sides of the courtroom during his 37-year career. (Mar 12 2014)

Gymnastics coach from Abbotsford charged with sex offence in Langley

John Williams Henry was associated with the Langley Gymnastics Foundation at the time of the alleged incident. (Mar 11 2014)

Surrey Six trial: Person Y testifies about murder plan

Says Jamie Bacon had dispute with Surrey drug leader Corey Lal and wanted to 'finish him off' (Mar 11 2014)

Council denies request to reconsider housing proposal for homeless men

Coun. Henry Braun said reconsideration would have given the city more time to consider its options for housing for the homeless (Mar 10 2014)

Chamber seeking input on future of Abbotsford

Chamber launched a website asking for bold ideas for the city (Mar 09 2014)

Abbotsford amateur cook top of the Chopping Block

Debbie Calicetto participated in a recent cooking competition in Vancouver – and won. (Mar 09 2014)

Dog owner responds to concerns over attacks

The resident of the Auguston area of Abbotsford says he has taken extra precautions since the incidents. (Mar 08 2014)

Christmas movie to be filmed in downtown Abbotsford from March 10 to 13

The film will be inside local stores on Montrose Avenue (Mar 08 2014)

Willband Creek Park to see revitalization

Work is made possible by a $7,500 grant from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) and Tree Canada (Mar 08 2014)

Fire damages basement in Abbotsford

Crews were called to the blaze on Beech Street just after 7 a.m. on Friday. (Mar 07 2014)

Living small with style

An Abbotsford landscaper builds her own self-sufficient "tiny house." (Mar 07 2014)

United Way Fraser Valley presents Spirit Awards

Recipients in 10 categories were honoured at a celebration on Thursday night in Abbotsford. (Mar 07 2014)

Abbotsford school competes in provincial math contest

St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary qualified for the event after a recent regional competition at UFV. (Mar 07 2014)

Lawyers for Abbotsford's homeless ask for trial date

Trial to debate city's bylaw against camping in parks (Mar 07 2014)

Panel discussion on homelessness held at UFV

Mayor Bruce Banman, Police Chief Bob Rich, Jim Burkinshaw and Jesse Wegenast speak on panel (Mar 07 2014)

Rumana Monzur to speak at One Billion Rising event in Abbotsford

Women's rights advocate will attend event at Thunderbird Civic Plaza on Saturday (Mar 06 2014)

Abbotsford Police assist in search for possible border jumper

The man did not cross into Canada and was arrested on the U.S. side. (Mar 06 2014)

New marijuana regulations worry medical pot users

Federal changes will take effect on April 1 to address rapid expansion of home grows (Mar 05 2014)

Broken water main causes flooding on Matsqui Place

Water main was not scheduled for replacement until 2021 (Mar 05 2014)

Yale students raise $16,000 for health care in India

The overnight event, Live to Give, was held starting Friday at Yale Secondary in Abbotsford. (Mar 04 2014)

Crane section falls off semi in Abbotsford

The 60-tonne piece fell off while the semi was in a roundabout on Mt. Lehman Road. (Mar 04 2014)

Annual gala raises funds for Abbotsford Hospice Society

The organization is currently building Holmberg House, an adult hospice that is part of the Campus of Care on Marshall Road. (Mar 04 2014)

Indecent-act charges dropped against Abbotsford man

Thomas Pappas had been accused of committing a lewd act in a public park. (Mar 04 2014)

Search and rescue exercise conducted in Abbotsford and area

The 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron held practice sessions last week. (Mar 04 2014)

Ice storm results in power outages

Several areas of Abbotsford, Mission, Aldergrove and Chilliwack were impacted. (Mar 03 2014)

Fire damages townhouse in Abbotsford

Blaze took place on Clearbrook Road on Saturday afternoon. (Mar 03 2014)

Antique Bible disappears from Abbotsford church

Item is believed to be from the early to mid 1800s. (Mar 02 2014)

Freezing rain warning issued for Abbotsford and Fraser Valley

15 to 25 cm of snow for areas of the Fraser Valley on Sunday (Mar 02 2014)

Abbotsford News nominated for B.C. awards

B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers has announced finalists in the annual Ma Murray Awards. (Mar 02 2014)

Three dogs attacked within eight days in Abbotsford

The incidents involving a pit bull took place in the Auguston area. (Mar 01 2014)

Abbotsford Police come to senior's aid

Her emergency? Her key was stuck in her community mailbox. (Mar 01 2014)

Sex offender Jeffrey Goddard charged again

Former Abbotsford man faces three more charges, including fraud. (Feb 28 2014)

Human remains identified as missing Vancouver man

The remains of Barry Hinchcliffe were found Feb. 16 in Abbotsford along the banks of the Fraser River. (Feb 28 2014)

Abbotsford's oldest citizen dies short of 108th birthday

Nora Deadman had lived in Abbotsford since 1949 and credited her longevity to 'moderate living.' (Feb 28 2014)

Mayor Banman speaks on homelessness issues in Abbotsford

After rejection of supportive housing proposal, city strategy will be introduced in March (Feb 28 2014)

Family to hold vigil for missing Abbotsford man

Wesley Foulds has not been heard from or seen since he disappeared in March 2009. (Feb 27 2014)

Former MLA Bill Ritchie passes away

Provincial rep for Abbotsford region focused on agriculture (Feb 27 2014)

Border runners arrested in Abbotsford

U.S. Border Patrol finds meth-filled backpacks on their side of the border. (Feb 27 2014)

Clearbrook water best in world

The waterworks district in Abbotsford won its third gold medal for its tap water at a premier international competition. (Feb 27 2014)

Fire destroys barn on Sumas Mountain

The Abbotsford blaze occurred at about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. (Feb 26 2014)

Abbotsford Police seek man missing from Edmonton

Last signs of Robert Rheubottom were on Saturday, Feb. 22 in Abbotsford. (Feb 26 2014)

Abbotsford Subway restaurant robbed by man with gun

The incident took place Monday night in the 32600 block of George Ferguson Way. (Feb 26 2014)

Housing process ‘flawed’ not true, says Braun

Mayor claimed Abbotsford Community Services proposal did not allow for proper consultation (Feb 26 2014)

Abbotsford Youth Commission holds Pink Shirt Day rally

The event took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. (Feb 26 2014)

Teachers to take strike vote in March

The B.C. Teachers' Federation says government has made an unfair salary offer and major concession demands. (Feb 25 2014)

Transport and Rescue Squadron to train in Abbotsford

Residents might see increased Royal Canadian Air Force activity operating from the Abbotsford Airport this week. (Feb 24 2014)

Few collisions in Abbotsford despite snow and ice

Police report that the roads were 'fairly quiet' on Sunday. (Feb 24 2014)

TobyMac breaks attendance record at AESC

Christian rapper performed at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Friday night. (Feb 24 2014)

About 200 people gather for rally in solidarity with homeless

Rally was organized in response to defeat of supportive housing project (Feb 24 2014)

Country star Dean Brody performs in Abbotsford

Brings Crop Circles and Tractor Beams tour to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. (Feb 23 2014)

Falcon Ridge townhouse development denied

Development on Sumas Mountain slope not supported by council (Feb 23 2014)

Zoning bylaw rewrite moves to stakeholder consultation

As Abbotsford moves to streamline zoning bylaw, city will consult with businesses and groups (Feb 23 2014)

Snowfall warning in effect for Abbotsford

Environment Canada warns of ongoing weekend snowfall (Feb 23 2014)

Crews quickly extinguish garage fire in Abbotsford

The incident took place Sunday afternoon on Saddle Street. (Feb 23 2014)

Some benefits for Abbotsford in B.C. budget

Austere budget made room for contribution to aerospace sector, agriculture programs (Feb 22 2014)

TobyMac performs for sold-out arena in Abbotsford

Christian performer brought his Hits Deep Tour to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (Feb 22 2014)

Olympic fever

Students and staff at Howe Middle School in Abbotsford celebrated the Canada women's hockey team's gold-medal Olympic win on Thursday. (Feb 21 2014)

Two charged for Abbotsford jewelry theft

Police believe pair could be part of a jewelry-swapping ring in the Lower Mainland. (Feb 21 2014)

Rally planned for Monday to show solidarity with Abbotsford's homeless

Gathering comes after council rejects housing proposal for homeless men (Feb 20 2014)

Steven Point appointed as judge in Abbotsford

One of two additional judges named to B.C. provincial court. (Feb 20 2014)

Police seek information in year-old tragedy

The body of Shaminder Brar of Abbotsford was found at the side of the road on Feb. 18, 2013. (Feb 18 2014)

Brakes ignite on trailer

A trailer carrying plastic recycling blocked a lane on Sumas Way on Tuesday. (Feb 18 2014)

Third motel robbery in Abbotsford in less than a month

The latest incident took place Sunday night in the 32100 block of Marshall Road. (Feb 18 2014)

Abbotsford Hospice Society's executive director to step down

Debbie Lehmann will leave the position at the end of May. (Feb 18 2014)

Rollover slows traffic on Sumas Way

Accident at Highway 11 and Sumas Way Monday morning (Feb 17 2014)

ACS says alternative site not available for housing proposal

Abbotsford Community Services says MSA Hospital site not available for controversial housing project (Feb 17 2014)

Storm knocks out power to 8,000 customers in Abbotsford

The city was among the hardest hit areas in the Lower Mainland during heavy winds and rain on Sunday night. (Feb 17 2014)

Council denies housing proposal for homeless men

Tie vote defeats ACS plan for 20-bed supportive housing for men (Feb 17 2014)

Abbotsford senior celebrates 100 years

Party thrown for Elisabeth Rogalsky at Hallmark on the Park (Feb 16 2014)

Pet Lover Show is on at Tradex

This year, the Pet Lover Show has doubled its space to 120,000 sq.ft. of exhibits, features, and more (Feb 16 2014)

UPDATE: Homicide team investigating human remains found in Abbotsford

Person walking in Walters Street area made discovery Sunday morning (Feb 16 2014)

Hockey association wins $60,000, shares prize with children's respite centre

Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association gives $50,000 of prize money to Matthew's House (Feb 15 2014)

UPDATED: Truck hits transformer, sending fuel into creek

Citizens in Riverside Street area heard long bang at 2 a.m. Saturday (Feb 15 2014)

Three arrested in Abbotsford after police follow stolen vehicle

Men were followed out of Coquitlam in a stolen car by a police helicopter (Feb 15 2014)

Convicted sex offender returns to jail on theft

Raymond Lee Caissie served 22 years for sexually assaulting a woman in Abbotsford. (Feb 14 2014)

Semi-truck went off road on Highway 1

Accident occurred around 5 a.m. on Friday (Feb 14 2014)

UPDATED: Multiple-vehicle accident in Abbotsford on Hwy. 1

Eastbound lanes of freeway were closed as emergency crews worked on scene (Feb 14 2014)

Residents to have more input on cell towers

Federal government approves policy for greater community engagement (Feb 13 2014)

FVRD applies for NEB intervenor status

Fraser Valley Regional District seeks seat at table of Kinder Morgan pipeline hearing. (Feb 13 2014)

VIDEO: Abbotsford road safety campaign aimed at reducing distracted driving

The Love Them Enough Not to Call initiative runs until Feb. 13 (Feb 12 2014)

UPDATE: Man charged after attempted bank robbery on Whatcom Road

Police responded to Abbotsford bank branch on Wednesday morning (Feb 12 2014)

Parents seek missing Abbotsford woman

Rosalie Allan, 46, was last seen in October. Her boyfriend Jonathan Wood, 45, is also sought by police. (Feb 12 2014)

Accident takes life of former Abbotsford woman

Jennifer Swan died following a traffic accident on Monday (Feb 12 2014)

Black ice causes dozens of collisions Tuesday morning

Slippery road conditions lead to accidents across Abbotsford (Feb 11 2014)

Undeclared firearms seized at Abbotsford-Huntingdon border

Canada Border Services Agency lays two charges against U.S. citizen. (Feb 11 2014)

Small business exemption in new recycling program

Exemption is a huge relief for small business says chamber executive director Allan Asaph (Feb 10 2014)

City will consider changes to beaver trapping

Advocacy group offers help to reduce city-endorsed extermination (Feb 10 2014)

UPDATED: Fire damages Abbotsford restaurant

Crews were called to Donairo's for a structure fire (Feb 10 2014)

Abbotsford product Holbech savours Olympic experience in Sochi

Former national team speed skater from Abbotsford has found a niche in sport administration – with Team U.S.A. (Feb 10 2014)

Rash of Canada Post mailbox vandalism

Half of the incidents of theft and damage in Canada occurs in Lower Mainland (Feb 09 2014)

Abbotsford compost program to include restaurants

City to consult businesses on how to implement waste diversion program (Feb 09 2014)

Hang glider pilot involved in woman's death pleads guilty

William Orders pleads guilty to criminal negligence in Agassiz incident (Feb 08 2014)

More transit tickets distributed

Discounted transit passes help Abbotsford and Mission residents who are facing financial difficulties. (Feb 08 2014)

Home and Garden Expo highlights bulding, renovations and decor

Fraser Valley's premier building, renovation, and decor expo features seminars and new products. (Feb 08 2014)

New Hindu temple under construction in Abbotsford

The only one in the Lower Mainland besides Surrey. (Feb 08 2014)

Free Family Day activities in Abbotsford

Provincial grant allows city to run free community programming (Feb 08 2014)

Second motel robbery in Abbotsford in less than a week

The latest incident occurred Thursday night on Marshall Road. (Feb 07 2014)

Dry weather contributes to another grass fire in Abbotsford

The latest occurs Friday morning on the Matsqui flats area near the Mission Bridge. (Feb 07 2014)

Driver denied damages in crash caused by intoxicated passenger

The crash took place in Abbotsford in 2006, injuring the driver and killing her boyfriend. (Feb 07 2014)

Shed destroyed by fire on King Road

Firefighters went to west Abbotsford for a small fire Friday (Feb 07 2014)

Road safety top priority for Abbotsford Police in 2014

The issue was also the focus for 2013, but police want to further reduce the number of crashes resulting in injuries. (Feb 07 2014)

Former Matsqui mayor and Abbotsford MLA Harry DeJong passes away

Memorial service will be held next week for well-known politician, community member and volunteer (Feb 07 2014)

Grass fire on North Parallel Road in Abbotsford

The fire on Thursday morning was started by a spark from a cutting torch. (Feb 06 2014)

New $63 million courthouse proposed for Abbotsford

The recommendation is part of a court expansion plan for the Lower Fraser Valley. (Feb 05 2014)

Seniors’ care centre proposed for MSA Hospital site

Fraser Health releases potential plans for former senior's care and community health centre (Feb 05 2014)

Public meeting for Agri-Mall proposal

Project would gather agricultural equipment sales in east Abbotsford (Feb 05 2014)

Abbotsford balcony fire extinguished

Crews were called to Willow Lane just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday. (Feb 05 2014)

Marsden awarded Order of Canada

Barry Marsden was given award for his contributions to the growth of Canada’s aviation industry (Feb 05 2014)

Abbotsford Set for Life winners choose $675,000 payout

Brad Atkins and fiancee Kathy cash in winning scratch ticket. (Feb 05 2014)

Worker goes on baseball-bat rampage at Abbotsford business

Incident took place Wednesday on Peardonville Road. (Feb 05 2014)

UPDATE: Controversial housing proposal polarizes residents at public hearing

Following a more than five-hour public hearing, council defers decision on ACS proposal to future meeting (Feb 04 2014)

Judge rules that Alzheimer's patient must continue to be fed

Petition filed against Maplewood House in Abbotsford in relation to Margaret Bentley, 82. (Feb 04 2014)

Three suspects rob motel in Abbotsford

Incident took place Sunday night in the 1800 block of Sumas Way. (Feb 03 2014)

Info session on Kinder Morgan pipeline in Abbotsford

Environmental groups are holding an info session to guide residents through the process of applying for intervenor status with the NEB. (Feb 03 2014)

Board of education wants input on 2014-15 school calendar

The Abbotsford board has proposed two options for spring break next year. (Feb 02 2014)

UPDATED: Students offer uplifting message to beloved teacher

Terry Fox Elementary students, parents and staff gathered at Abbotsford hospital last Thursday to sing for hospitalized teacher. (Feb 01 2014)

Charges laid in murder of Matt Campbell

Jimi Sandhu of Abbotsford has been charged in the incident on Jan. 2 at the Fraser Valley Automall. (Feb 01 2014)

Seniors’ campus of care proposed in Abbotsford

FHA releases potential plans for former MSA Hospital lands (Feb 01 2014)

Mountainside development moves to public hearing

A proposed development for 51 townhouse units along Falcon Ridge will go to public hearing Feb. 3 (Jan 31 2014)

Rare bird adapts well to prosthetic leg

Bunker, a sandhill crane being cared for in Abbotsford, could be the first bird with an artificial leg to be released in the wild. (Jan 31 2014)

Abbotsford receives $6.3 million in crime-prevention funding

The federal funds will be used to help keep at-risk youth away from gangs and violent crime. (Jan 31 2014)

Bat disease headed west

Potential negative impacts on local agriculture industry (Jan 31 2014)

Fire destroys abandoned home in Abbotsford

The blaze took place Thursday night at a house on Tims Street. (Jan 31 2014)

Abbotsford Police warn of amateur radio fraudster

Man has sought donations on behalf of two organizations, but these groups do not solicit funds in this manner. (Jan 30 2014)

Abbotsford man charged with child porn offences

Andrew Douglas Felling was arrested in early December. (Jan 29 2014)

Cat burglar sentenced for home break-in

Beau Burgessihota was recently sentenced for the incident in Abbotsford on Nov. 1. (Jan 29 2014)

Court of Appeal approves new trial for Tim Felger

The Crown appealed the pot activist's acquittal on drug charges in Abbotsford. (Jan 29 2014)

Key decision looms on homeless issue in Abbotsford

Public hearing on proposed men’s housing project downtown Abbotsford will be held on Feb. 3 (Jan 29 2014)

Business community encouraged to oppose housing proposal for homeless men

President of Chamber of Commerce calls on members to speak out at public hearing against ACS's proposal (Jan 28 2014)

Former pastor convicted of trying to lure 12-year-old boy

Patrick Marini told the boy he would buy him some new shoes. (Jan 28 2014)

Prisoner sues over gang-related assault at Matsqui Institution

Christopher Iser has filed a notice of civil claim for the attack in August 2012 at the Abbotsford prison. (Jan 27 2014)

Chimney fire extinguished before firefighters arrive

Abbotsford firefighters responded to a chimney fire on Marvern Way (Jan 27 2014)

Two taken to Abbotsford Hospital after Pitt Lake crash

Pair suffer non-life-threatening injuries in helicopter crash. (Jan 27 2014)

City will apply for intervener status on pipeline project

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion will run through Abbotsford (Jan 26 2014)

Gaming grants needed to pay Abbotsford soccer coaches

Soccer club to undertake new efforts to solve financial shortfall (Jan 26 2014)

Motorcycle show is underway at Tradex in Abbotsford

Exhibition runs Saturday and Sunday with a variety of gear and performances (Jan 25 2014)

Joshua House needs a new home

Abbotsford farm-based recovery program must find a new location for two 10-bed recovery homes (Jan 25 2014)

Police stats dispel red-car myth

Figures released by the Abbotsford Police Department compare car colours to the percentage of tickets handed out. (Jan 24 2014)

Sentenced for robberies in Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Christopher Olson has received a jail term for four incidents last year. (Jan 24 2014)

Tim Jones’ death mourned by CFVSAR

Local rescue team to attend service for well-known leader of North Shore Rescue (Jan 24 2014)

Forum to be held in Abbotsford on exploitation

Speaker Trisha Baptie is fighting for changes in prostitution laws. (Jan 23 2014)

Nurses face dozens of incidents of violence in hospitals

Chair of nurses' union Linda Pipe is increasingly concerned by the levels of violence at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Mission Memorial (Jan 22 2014)

Food bank items posted on auction website

Abbotsford woman apologizes after trying to sell donated chocolates. (Jan 22 2014)

Pedestrian struck by SUV in Abbotsford

A woman in her 50s is recovering in hospital after the incident on Monday afternoon. (Jan 21 2014)

Parking fees lowered for AESC events and Abbotsford Heat games

Cost to park will be cut by 50 per cent to encourage attendance (Jan 21 2014)

Abbotsford resident celebrates 103rd birthday

Katie Falk marks rare occasion with friends and family at Menno Place. (Jan 20 2014)

Owner of long-time Abbotsford business dies

Rick Pemble passed away on Jan. 8 after a battle with leukemia. (Jan 20 2014)

Abbotsford Police arrest alleged known gangster

Chad Weber has been charged with robbery and using an imitation firearm. (Jan 20 2014)

Young Abbotsford farmers are nominated for outstanding farmer award

Kerry Froese and Anmol Mahil have been recognized for their contributions to the industry (Jan 19 2014)

Man sues Abbotsford Police, claiming injuries

The civil suit alleges that police used unnecessary force during an incident in January 2012. (Jan 19 2014)

Sentencing slated for manslaughter conviction

Robert McMath of Abbotsford has his sentencing hearing scheduled for April in relation to the 2008 death of his estranged wife Janice. (Jan 18 2014)

Unemployment highest in Abbotsford-Mission

Chamber of Commerce endorses city economic plan as Abbotsford-Mission unemployment rate tops B.C. metro areas. (Jan 18 2014)

Erosion that threatens Matsqui dike will undergo repairs

Erosion arc on the Fraser River will be repaired without full provincial funding (Jan 17 2014)

Two men each sentenced to two years for pharmacy robberies

The incidents took place in several communities, including Abbotsford. (Jan 17 2014)

RV roll-over on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

The incident took place at about 3 p.m., backing up traffic in both directions. (Jan 17 2014)

No criminal charges in Mouat basketball hazing incident

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is not pursuing criminal charges in the hazing incident involving the Mouat senior boys basketball team. (Jan 16 2014)

Abbotsford man sentenced for assault and extortion

Darin Eggen was charged last year in relation to an incident in which a man was forced into a bank and ordered to withdraw cash. (Jan 16 2014)

Abbotsford real estate developer accepts bitcoins on condo deposits

Developer says move is part of a "long-term game plan." (Jan 16 2014)

Ticketmaster named new ticket provider for the AESC

Tickets can be purchased online or at local Ticketmaster outlets (Jan 15 2014)

Housing proposal for homeless men moves to public hearing

Abbotsford Community Services low-barrier housing project will be discussed Feb. 3 (Jan 15 2014)

Stats compare traffic tickets to make of vehicle

Abbotsford Police numbers compare percentage of each make of car on the road to the percentage of those drivers receiving tickets. (Jan 15 2014)

City seeks Minister's approval for ban on legal grow-ops

Abbotsford seeks to keep medical grow-ops out of the city and requires provincial approval to keep them of agricultural land (Jan 15 2014)

Abbotsford council takes next step to repeal bylaw against harm reduction

Second and third reading given to bylaw amendment that would reverse prohibition on needle exchanges (Jan 14 2014)

Man wanted for Abbotsford robbery turns himself in

A warrant had been issued for the arrest of Hardev Grewal. (Jan 14 2014)

Regional bus gains approval after returning to Abbotsford council

After previous rejection by Abbotsford, connection from Chilliwack to Langley moves ahead (Jan 14 2014)

Evered extended as UFV president

Dr. Mark Evered will remain president of the University of the Fraser Valley until 2017. (Jan 13 2014)

Convicted killer not eligible for parole for 10 years

Harmohinder Khosa of Abbotsford was convicted in November of killing his sister in 2010 by stabbing her multiple times. (Jan 13 2014)

Abbotsford school district backs early learning program

Harry Sayers elementary has first district-funded StrongStart program. (Jan 13 2014)

Purse snatcher targets senior women in Abbotsford

The culprit claims he is having car problems and asks for help. (Jan 13 2014)

Public hearing on harm reduction will be held Monday evening

Council is considering removing bylaw prohibiting harm reduction measures (Jan 12 2014)

Abbotsford's New Year's baby

Rory Markus McAbee was the first baby born in Abbotsford (Jan 12 2014)

Abbotsford's Ledgeview Golf Course out of financial rough with $75K profit

After three straight years of six-figure losses, and a $115,000 subsidy from the City of Abbotsford in May 2012, Ledgeview makes a profit (Jan 11 2014)

Recently opened Abbotsford respite facility welcomes first family

Matthew's House is now open in the Dave Lede Campus of Care (Jan 11 2014)

Suspended basketball players reinstated at Mouat

Seven basketball players suspended from W.J. Mouat Secondary after an alleged hazing incident have resumed attendance at the school. (Jan 10 2014)

Grieving husband shares memories of Erica Schmidt

Henry Schmidt of Abbotsford rejoices in the life of his wife of 34 years, whose body was found New Year's Day. (Jan 10 2014)

Eight-year sentence for former RCMP officer from Abbotsford

Rob Sidhu has been sentenced in Seattle for his role in a massive drug-smuggling scheme. (Jan 10 2014)

Abbotsford Police trying to locate missing woman

Rose Allan was reported missing from the area on Dec. 31. (Jan 09 2014)

Fire services will begin enforcement of false alarm fines

Updated false alarm bylaw went into effect Jan. 1 (Jan 09 2014)

Abbotsford driver charged after two semis collide

The crash took place Wednesday night on Highway 1 near Hope. (Jan 09 2014)

Man wanted for robbery of woman who used bank ATM

Abbotsford Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Hardev Singh Grewal. (Jan 09 2014)

Legal fees in wrongful dismissal suit against City cited at $10,000

Former general manager of economic development also received $100,000 settlement (Jan 09 2014)

Railway delays hobble feed mill industry

Serious delays by railway companies are putting Fraser Valley feed mills – and the livestock they are trying to feed – at risk. (Jan 08 2014)

Heat attendance down this season

Attendance is at the root of the Abbotsford Heat’s budget shortfalls, and ticket sales have been trending in the wrong direction this season (Jan 08 2014)

Murder victim's path of crime began years ago, according to source

Matt Campbell of Abbotsford was fatally stabbed last week in Abbotsford. (Jan 08 2014)

Memorial service on Friday for Erica Schmidt

The body of the Abbotsford woman was found on New Year's Day after she had been missing since Oct. 5. (Jan 07 2014)

Property values in Abbotsford, Mission remain stable

Most home owners in the Fraser Valley will see their property assessment remain within five per cent of last year's number. (Jan 06 2014)

Updated: Heat shortfall for 2012-13 season is $1.66 million

The Abbotsford Heat's operating deficit for the 2012-13 season will cost local taxpayers $1.66 million. (Jan 06 2014)

Civil forfeiture claim targets Abbotsford home

Maclure Road home alleged to have been purchased from crime proceeds (Jan 05 2014)

Traffic fatalities triple murder stats in Abbotsford for 2013

Six people died in traffic-related incidents while only two people were victims of murder (Jan 04 2014)

Overloaded facility proves need for local reptile rescue

The Reptile Guy has already outgrown his year-old space in Abbotsford. (Jan 03 2014)

Simon Gibson officially leaves Abbotsford council

Newly elected MLA waited to resign to avoid municipal by-election (Jan 03 2014)

Fire damages home on New Year's Day

House fire on McCallum Road caused by electrical panel and meter which had been tampered with (Jan 02 2014)

UPDATE: Body found in Abbotsford confirmed as missing woman Erica Schmidt

Schmidt, 59, left her home on Oct. 5, resulting in a massive search to find her. (Jan 02 2014)

VIDEO UPDATE: Homicide victim had Red Scorpion gang ties

Man identified as Matthew Campbell of Abbotsford, known for connections to Bacon brothers (Jan 02 2014)

Resolution Run raises money for Burn Fund

New Year's Day run sets goals for 2014, helps those in need (Jan 01 2014)

Charities close gap on donations

Thousands given by residents to Food Bank, Cyrus Centre and Salvation Army (Jan 01 2014)

Homeless among top headlines of 2013

Hundreds of stories made the news this year, and here are some of the standouts (Dec 31 2013)

FVRD aims to block waste incinerator permit renewal

Province urged to make Metro resume testing of soil, crops (Dec 31 2013)

One person airlifted to hospital following crash on Highway 1

Multiple-vehicle accident shut down westbound lanes Monday evening (Dec 31 2013)

Scammers pose as Canada Revenue Agency employees

People are receiving fraudulent phone calls or emails claiming they owe money. (Dec 29 2013)

Fire torches barn containing a medical pot grow in Abbotsford

Flames tore through a large barn off Vye Road on Sunday night (Dec 29 2013)

City offers incentive for paying utility bill on time

Five per cent discount offered starting in the new year. (Dec 28 2013)

Man arrested after shotgun fired from back porch

The incident on Christmas Day occurred on Goldfinch Street in Abbotsford. (Dec 27 2013)

Growing memories

Mission family has been cultivating Christmas trees for decades. (Dec 27 2013)

Overwhelming response to bottle drive for Gus, 84

Hundreds of bags and boxes of items have been dropped off to help senior. (Dec 27 2013)

Three cars involved in Dec. 24th crash in Abbotsford

Major damage to vehicles in collision at Old Yale Road and Countess Street. (Dec 27 2013)

Suspect arrested for sex assault at Abbotsford vet clinic

The 18-year-old is alleged to have groped a female employee. (Dec 27 2013)

Christmas trees can be disposed of at curbside or facility

Residents who favour real Christmas trees have the option of composting them after the holidays (Dec 26 2013)

Convicted of mistreating dogs

Mel Gerling was charged after the SPCA seized 14 dogs from an Abbotsford property in 2010. (Dec 26 2013)

Warm holiday season for rescued dogs

Two former Whistler sled dogs settle into a happy Christmas at their new Abbotsford home. (Dec 26 2013)

Man bleeding from neck stumbles into local business

Abbotsford Police are investigating exactly how the 70-year-old man was hurt. (Dec 26 2013)

Two officers honoured with Awards of Valour

A retired Abbotsford Police officer and a current officer were recognized during Police Honours Night. (Dec 25 2013)

Holiday wreath tracks house fires in Abbotsford

The annual wreath is displayed at Hall 1 on George Ferguson Way. (Dec 24 2013)

Abbotsford Police investigate two break-ins at seniors' complex

Suspect posing as delivery man used intercom system at front door. (Dec 24 2013)

Drug War Survivors deliver holiday message

Group says it's looking forward in the new year to a long-term solution to Abbotsford's homeless issues. (Dec 24 2013)

Chimney fire a shock for blind senior

A blind 84-year-old Abbotsford man didn't know his chimney was on fire until a passerby warned him. (Dec 24 2013)

Man gropes woman working at veterinary clinic

Abbotsford Police have released photos of the suspect from the incident on Monday night on South Fraser Way. (Dec 24 2013)

No wrapping paper permitted in blue bags

The wrap cannot be recycled due to low-quality paper. (Dec 24 2013)

City crews prepare to clean up Jubilee Park after homeless camp vacates

Crews were on scene Monday morning, after campers moved out of the park on Saturday following a court injunction. (Dec 23 2013)

Council approves 2014 budget

City on track for a tax increase of less than half a per cent (Dec 23 2013)

Car for Christmas gives man new opportunities

The annual Fix Auto Christmas car giveaway at Abbotsford Nissan made one man and his family very happy. (Dec 23 2013)

City of Abbotsford staff remove wood structure from parking lot

As per judge's ruling on Friday, staff take down structure when deadline is reached on Monday afternoon. (Dec 23 2013)

Holmberg House receives $50,000 grant

FVRD approves grant to the Abbotsford Hospice Society. (Dec 23 2013)

Fast shows support for Abbotsford's emerging technologies

MP Ed Fast emphasized the federal government's support for innovation during recent Abbotsford tour. (Dec 22 2013)

Bottle drive in support of a friend

A friend has stepped up to help Gus, 84, of Abbotsford, who is no longer able to collect bottles and cans on his own. (Dec 22 2013)

Community contributions will help feed more children in Abbotsford

Donations from the Rotary Club of Abbotsford and volunteers from the Abbotsford Christian Assembly will support food program (Dec 21 2013)

Abbotsford charities still far from fundraising goals

Food bank, Cyrus Centre and Salvation Army are struggling through their Christmas campaigns. (Dec 21 2013)

Homeless moving out of Jubilee Park in Abbotsford

Occupants of protest camp obey injunction to leave public park (Dec 21 2013)

School district boasts record graduation rate

Abbotsford schools prioritize at-risk learners to ensure more students graduate high school than ever before. (Dec 20 2013)

Some Abbotsford independents and all Mission schools closed on Friday

A handful of private schools have a snow day while public schools remain open on Dec. 20, except in Mission (Dec 20 2013)

Updated: Court orders homeless protest camp to be cleared by 4 p.m. Saturday

Wooden structure on McCallum Road in Abbotsford must be removed by Monday. (Dec 20 2013)

First wave of reviews complete in Mouat hazing incident

The Abbotsford school district is not releasing details on any discipline issued until all of the reviews are done. (Dec 20 2013)

Mexican army planes get upgrading in Abbotsford

Local company Cascade Aerospace has begun work on its first international contract. (Dec 19 2013)

UPDATE: Alleged Mouat hazing incident draws investigation from Edmonton police

Media reports indicate Edmonton Police Service's sex crime unit is now involved. (Dec 19 2013)

Snow expected Thursday night in Abbotsford and Mission

Environment Canada says snow will fall during the Friday morning commute (Dec 19 2013)

Local kids show their giving spirit

Children from Abbotsford and Mission raise funds and food for charity. (Dec 19 2013)

Gaetz re-elected to chair FVRD board

FVRD board retains status quo with re-election of Sharon Gaetz and Patricia Ross to top positions. (Dec 19 2013)

Erosion that threatens Matsqui dike has council calling on senior government for aid

Local taxpayers could be carrying costs of erosion repairs to protect dike (Dec 18 2013)

Council endorses economic action plan

After two years of work, final plan is endorsed by council (Dec 18 2013)

Abbotsford lawyer sues fed for pot rules

Lawsuit alleges that new Health Canada medical marijuana regulations violate constitutional rights. (Dec 17 2013)

No court decision for homeless protest camp until Friday

Supreme Court hears arguments from city and homeless protesters' lawyers on Tuesday, but will hold decision until Friday (Dec 17 2013)

Fraser Valley sets 'zero waste' goal

Regional district commits to aggressive waste diversion target. (Dec 16 2013)

Missing Williams Lake man believed to be en route to Abbotsford

Police say Richard Pop purchased a Greyhound bus ticket. (Dec 16 2013)

No raises for council in 2014

Mayor to be paid $95,200, while councillors will receive $37,500 (Dec 16 2013)

Homeless protesters leaving wooden structure on McCallum

Move brings residents back to strip of Jubilee Park (Dec 16 2013)

Updated: Seven Mouat basketball players suspended

Seven student athletes from the W.J. Mouat Secondary senior boys basketball team have been suspended after an off-court incident in Alberta. (Dec 16 2013)

Abbotsford man convicted of manslaughter in wife's shooting death

Robert McMath went to trial on a charge of second-degree murder, but judge ruled that shooting was accidental. (Dec 16 2013)

Bars allowed later New Year’s hours

Abbotsford will allow some drinking establishments to stay open late on New Year's Eve (Dec 15 2013)

Alleged gang associate from Abbotsford sentenced

Manraj Gill receives 28-month term on a drug charge. (Dec 14 2013)

Off-leash park moves to Clearbrook

New off-leash dog park will be created in Clearbrook Park, in place of upgrades to the existing Gladwin Park site (Dec 14 2013)

City heads to court to move homeless out of McCallum structure

After notice posted to remove structure by 6 p.m., lawyers for homeless stay the order until Monday (Dec 13 2013)

Grow-ops welcomed in some FVRD areas; shunned in others

Big differences in how electoral areas and cities propose to regulate medical marijuana production. (Dec 13 2013)

UPDATE: Police release composite sketch of suspect in sex assault

A woman was attacked Thursday night on Gladwin Road near Mill Lake Park. (Dec 13 2013)

Abbotsford charities face fundraising challenges

The Salvation Army, Cyrus Centre and the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau are struggling to reach their goals for their holiday campaigns. (Dec 13 2013)

Twilight show coming to Abbotsford Airshow

First-ever night-time show will happen at the 2014 airshow (Dec 13 2013)

B.C. Winter Games in Mission Feb. 20-23

About 2,500 volunteers will be needed for B.C. Winter Games (Dec 13 2013)

UPDATE: Protesters ordered to vacate McCallum Road structure by Saturday afternoon

Abbotsford granted injunction for structure to be vacated, but city will not enforce the move until another hearing on Tuesday (Dec 13 2013)

Canuck Place receives $150,000 donation

Brookside-Hershey Canada's Abbotsford plant presented a cheque on Thursday morning at the children's hospice in Abbotsford. (Dec 12 2013)

UPDATE: Homeless behind wooden walls next to Jubilee Park

Protesters leave park for new structure in adjacent parking lot, city posts notice to take structure down by 6 p.m. (Dec 12 2013)

Former teacher loses appeal of his 2011 sexual exploitation conviction

Martin Careen of Abbotsford appealed the matter, saying the trial judge had made some errors. (Dec 12 2013)

Abbotsford residents advised not to walk or skate on outdoor ice

With temperatures warming, people urged to stay off of frozen surfaces (Dec 11 2013)

Abbotsford man charged with distributing child porn

Joshua Lee Farren, 30, has been released from custody on court-ordered conditions. (Dec 11 2013)

Concerns raised about medical marijuana zoning in Abbotsford

Proposal to ban commercial grow-ops brings out concerned residents and potential marijuana growers (Dec 11 2013)

UPDATE: Fire damages basement suite in Abbotsford

Crews were called to the scene on St. Moritz Way at around noon on Wednesday. (Dec 11 2013)

Well-known nativity scene absent from Clearbrook Plaza in Abbotsford

Efforts are being made to find new home for popular Christmas display (Dec 11 2013)

Syrian refugee crisis: Spectrum of aid delivered by MCC

Abbotsford link to couple working for agency in Beirut (Dec 11 2013)

Flooding at industrial complex in Abbotsford

Crews were called to the 31000 block of Peardonville Road just before 5 a.m. (Dec 10 2013)

Executive director of The Reach accepts new role in Whistler

Suzanne Greening to leave position in Abbotsford to open Audain Art Museum. (Dec 10 2013)

FVRD disputes clean air claim

The regional district has challenged a recent report that ranks Fraser Valley as having the cleanest air in Canada. (Dec 10 2013)

Abbotsford Police release sequel to 2012 Christmas card

Last year's version attracted international attention when Santa was depicted in full tactical gear and carrying an assault rifle. (Dec 10 2013)

Harm reduction debate moves to public hearing

Council moves first reading of bylaw amendment to end prohibition on harm reduction in Abbotsford (Dec 10 2013)

Parent says Abbotsford school distributed bibles without consent

According to one parent of a Godson Elementary student, some students were offered Gideon bibles without their parents' consent (Dec 10 2013)

Snow falls in Abbotsford

Rain is predicted by Environment Canada later this week (Dec 09 2013)

Significant slump in housing market during November

Fewer Abbotsford and Mission home sellers than average managed to offload their property last month. (Dec 09 2013)

Regional bus debate returns in new year

After Abbotsford council voted against bus proposal, issue will return for new debate (Dec 08 2013)

Police guns come out after teens alarm neighbourhood with stunt

Filming project goes wrong after residents report guns and blood (Dec 08 2013)

Inter-municipal business licences extended

Project designed to eliminate red tap for business owners (Dec 08 2013)

Public inquest slated into inmate's death

Kevin Cuthbertson was found dead in his cell at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford on March 25, 2012. (Dec 07 2013)

Rare surgery saves life of Abbotsford baby

Lily Hague-Wautier was diagnosed with end-stage liver disease before she was even three months old. (Dec 07 2013)

Crash in Abbotsford between Mustang and dump truck

The collision took place Saturday morning at Lefeuvre and Huntingdon roads. (Dec 07 2013)

Science World branches out to Abbotsford

Bakerview EcoDairy is set to transform into Fraser Valley's agricultural Science World. (Dec 06 2013)

Visiting priest reported missing from Abbotsford

Police ask for the public's help in trying to locate Hardeep Singh. (Dec 06 2013)

Santa's helpers distribute toys in Abbotsford

Residents of Crown Point Villas II seniors' complex spend all year making toys and other items for local charities. (Dec 06 2013)

Waste-to-energy unites UFV and FVRD

Fraser Valley Regional District looks to partner with University of the Fraser Valley on incinerator work. (Dec 06 2013)

Space needed for extreme weather beds for homeless in Abbotsford

With bitter temperatures expected for the weekend, extreme weather co-ordinator is looking for additional space (Dec 06 2013)

Plummeting temperatures chill the Valley

Residents of the Fraser Valley face unseasonably cold weather (Dec 06 2013)

Regional district requests accountability from Kinder Morgan

FVRD is sending an extensive list of questions to the company on its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. (Dec 05 2013)

Wind chill may drop below minus 20

Cold nights predicted in Abbotsford, Mission and across the Fraser Valley (Dec 05 2013)

Judge says Abbotsford Police treatment of paraplegic man is 'inexcusable'

Ryan Moonie launches civil lawsuit after criminal charges thrown out when judge rules his charter rights were breached. (Dec 05 2013)

Abbotsford Police release Subway robbery video

The restaurant on Whatcom Road was hit on Nov. 10. (Dec 05 2013)

School board re-elects Schafer to chair

Trustee Cindy Schafer keeps her position as chair of the Abbotsford school board, while trustee Shirley Wilson is elected as vice-chair. (Dec 04 2013)

Parents sue police over son's death in freeway crash

Jeremy Pinette of Abbotsford was killed in June 2011 in Langley, and his parents say police contributed to his death. (Dec 04 2013)

Submit your Christmas light displays

The Abbotsford News will be printing a list of festive displays in an upcoming edition and on its website. (Dec 04 2013)

City of Abbotsford fills two senior management positions

City hall hires new general manager of planning and development, and new director of finance (Dec 04 2013)

City will head to court on Dec. 16 for protest camp injunction

City will ask B.C. Supreme Court for the ability to remove a homeless protest camp from Jubilee Park (Dec 03 2013)

Donations provided for dog in need of surgery

Napoleon was brought to the Abbotsford SPCA in need of surgery, which he will undergo Friday thanks to public donations (Dec 03 2013)

Syrian refugee crisis: A country overwhelmed

More than a million displaced people have poured into Lebanon (Dec 03 2013)

More men than women issued driving tickets in Abbotsford

Stats released in three categories – speeding, distracted and impaired driving. (Dec 02 2013)

Abbotsford Times ceases publication

Acquisition of paper was part of a transaction between Black Press and Glacier Media (Dec 02 2013)

Ten-year sentence in cross-border drug case

Jeffrey Laviolette of Surrey is the first of four charged in the incident that involved a manhunt in Abbotsford. (Dec 01 2013)

Tactics for pro-pot petition drive controversial in Abbotsford

Strategies by local Sensible BC campaign organizers have faced criticism. (Dec 01 2013)

Singh Motorcycle Club provides generous donation to Coats for Kids campaign

More than 100 bags of coats were donated to the Abbotsford News' and Salvation Army's Coats for Kids Campaign. (Dec 01 2013)

Syrian refugee crisis: Christianity motivating force behind a portion of aid effort

Trusted and efficient, Christian churches in Jordan and Lebanon help identify civil war refugees and distribute aid (Dec 01 2013)

Students promote positive values at annual forum

Second annual Abbotsford City of Character Youth Forum took place Friday. (Nov 30 2013)

Syrian refugee crisis: 'They shoot them all – in front of their mothers'

A Syrian refugee in Jordan describes why she fled from conflict in her home country (Nov 30 2013)

Highstreet grand opening dazzles large crowd

65 foot Christmas tree boasts over 6,000 lights and multiple light patterns. (Nov 30 2013)

Syrian refugee crisis: Life among the stones

Syrian refugees flee conflict in their nation, but find new struggles while living in Jordan (Nov 29 2013)

Toys for Tots collects more than 900 items

The event, held Friday morning, also raised almost $16,000 for the Abbotsford Food Bank and Christmas Bureau. (Nov 29 2013)

Police seek witnesses to attack on teen boy

The 13-year-old was walking through Mill Lake Park on Nov. 12. (Nov 29 2013)

Resolution reached over police tent-slashing in Abbotsford

Four individuals whose property was damaged have had their concerns resolved with the police department. (Nov 29 2013)

Education minister tours MEI

Peter Fassbender reiterated support for independent schools during a tour of the Mennonite Educational Institute. (Nov 29 2013)

‘City is not broke,’ says mayor at annual Chamber address

Mayor Bruce Banman made his annual address to the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday (Nov 29 2013)

Aquilini, on chances of Canucks farm team moving to Abbotsford: Ask Mayor Banman

Canucks co-owner Francesco Aquilini addressed speculation about the NHL club potentially moving its AHL affiliate to Abbotsford. (Nov 29 2013)

Things you may miss when reading your Abbotsford News

A community newspaper delivers a powerful read, providing news, entertainment, arts and sport that matters to you most. (Nov 28 2013)

Fire damages vacant home in Abbotsford

Crews were called to the residence on Park Drive just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday. (Nov 28 2013)

Blessings in a Backpack: Hunger doesn't take weekends off

Program in Abbotsford ensures kids don't go hungry on their days off from school. (Nov 28 2013)

Abbotsford SPCA asking for help for Napoleon

A dogue de Bordeaux tied to a tree for most of his life needs aid (Nov 28 2013)

Metro backs Abbotsford's call for aid to stop erosion

City fears new damage could threaten the Matsqui dike (Nov 28 2013)

Syrian refugee crisis: Selling a child to feed a family

Basic survival needs for Syrian refugees can also bring chilling choices (Nov 28 2013)

Things you may miss when reading your Abbotsford News

The second in a series of videos promoting the value of print readership. (Nov 28 2013)

UPDATE: Homeless residents file human rights complaint against city and police

Complaint calls for equal treatment and an end to alleged harassment (Nov 27 2013)

Abbotsford News special feature

In tomorrow's edition of the Abbotsford News, we take a look at a special program (Nov 27 2013)

Golden retriever gets UFV students to Paws for a Break

A University of the Fraser Valley counsellor has brought the therapeutic benefits of a loving dog to the university's stressed students. (Nov 27 2013)

Abbotsford man found guilty of fatally stabbing his sister in 2010

Harmohinder Khosa was on trial to determine whether he not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder. (Nov 27 2013)

Mediterranean fruit growing well in Abbotsford

A kiwi farmer in Abbotsford finds early success in other warm climate fruit. (Nov 26 2013)

TobyMac performs in Abbotsford on Feb. 21

Christian rapper visits the city as part of his Hits Deep Tour. (Nov 26 2013)

Toys for Tots collects donations for Abbotsford Food Bank

The new event takes place on the morning of Friday, Nov. 29. (Nov 26 2013)

Hedley announces Abbotsford show

Stops at Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on April 12 (Nov 25 2013)

Man wanted in two Abbotsford robberies arrested and charged

Kerry Paul Morin was walking in Langley when he was arrested on Thursday (Nov 25 2013)

City issues notice to dismantle camp in Jubilee Park

Cites safety reasons, including fire safety violations and criminal activity (Nov 25 2013)

Guilty plea in Abbotsford's largest coke bust

Matthew Stamper was arrested in February with about 60 kilos of cocaine (Nov 25 2013)

New halfway house in Abbotsford named for Dr. Liz Elliott

Elliott House in Abbotsford was opened by the John Howard Society on Tuesday (Nov 24 2013)

24th annual Downtown Christmas tree lighting major success

Lighting of Christmas Tree took place at 5 p.m. tonight. (Nov 24 2013)

Abbotsford Police officer receives provincial honour

Const. Chris Troughton receives the Meritorious Service award. (Nov 23 2013)

Debate over regional bus will return to council on Dec. 9

Proposed bus connecting Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley was previously rejected by council (Nov 23 2013)

Flu shots available at various sites in Abbotsford

The vaccine is free to people who are considered vulnerable to catching the flu and to its effects (Nov 22 2013)

Deceased pilot in Abbotsford was active in the flying world

Marty Lehner was involved with the Abbotsford Flying Club and the Abbotsford Airshow. (Nov 21 2013)

Super prolific offender arrested with three kilos of cocaine

Police had been following the man with plans to arrest him for offences in Abbotsford, Mission and Maple Ridge. (Nov 21 2013)

City says homeless protest camp can't stay in park indefinitely

Drug War Survivors vow to stay in Jubilee Park into the new year (Nov 21 2013)

Proposed ban on commercial grow-ops will go to public hearing

Abbotsford council is seeking to ban medical marijuana operations in the city (Nov 20 2013)

Abbotsford debates subsidized housing

Business association remains opposed to recovery home in the downtown. (Nov 20 2013)

Abbotsford Police release another road-safety poster

The latest message addresses distracted driving and impaired driving. (Nov 20 2013)

Business Excellence Awards presented

The 18th annual celebration was held Wednesday evening at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Nov 20 2013)

TSB to investigate fatal Abbotsford plane crash

An investigator has been sent to gather information on the incident that occurred south of Highway 1 near Ross Road. (Nov 19 2013)

Norrish Creek water supply is back online

Bill for damage caused by slide estimated at $450,000 (Nov 19 2013)

Abbotsford residents join communities for day of climate action

Residents opposed to pipelines, tar sands expansion (Nov 18 2013)

Abbotsford Women's Centre finds new home

The recovery home suffered a mudslide in April, forcing staff and residents to evacuate. (Nov 18 2013)

UPDATE: Fatal ultralight crash in Abbotsford, Highway 1 westbound has reopened

Control tower at Abbotsford Airport lost contact with the pilot (Nov 18 2013)

Kinder Morgan promises economic benefits to Abbotsford

Additional $1.3 million would be coming to city, according to company president Ian Anderson. (Nov 17 2013)

Abbotsford UFV student heads on trade mission to Asia

Theresa Coates is among those will accompany Premier Christy Clark and international trade minister Teresa Wat. (Nov 17 2013)

Abbotsford Hospice Society faces funding shortfall

Construction could be delayed on Holmberg House, the adult hospice at the Campus of Care. (Nov 16 2013)

Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap opens today

Over a million dollars worth of equipment on the 20,000 square foot show floor. (Nov 16 2013)

Booze in grocery stores under consideration

Private outlet owners are vexed by the idea, saying it will hurt their businesses. (Nov 16 2013)

Matthew's House in Abbotsford celebrates grand opening

The respite facility is the first of the Campus of Care projects to open. (Nov 15 2013)

UPDATE: Police locate missing Abbotsford teen

Adriana Moldovan, 13, was reported missing on Wednesday night. (Nov 15 2013)

Lyme disease meeting helps raise awareness in Abbotsford

Experts and activists speak to residents, many of whom suffer from a complex and misunderstood disease (Nov 15 2013)

Police issue suspensions to 11 impaired drivers

All were stopped in Abbotsford throughout the day and evening on Thursday. (Nov 15 2013)

Abbotsford man pleads guilty to five B.C. Securities Act offences

Gregory Carrington attempted to seek investment in a mining operation after previously being banned from trading for 20 years. (Nov 14 2013)

Power poles to be replaced in Abbotsford

Over the next few months 388 wooden poles will be swapped out (Nov 14 2013)

Subway restaurant robbed in Abbotsford

The location on Whatcom Road was hit on Sunday night. (Nov 14 2013)

NEB's online pipeline forum starts tonight

As Kinder Morgan prepares its application to the National Energy Board, NEB is hosting online info forums on the process. (Nov 14 2013)

Female thief steals poppy funds from Abbotsford legion

Poses as legion volunteer picking up donation boxes. (Nov 14 2013)

Forum on homelessness in Abbotsford will be held at UFV on Friday

ACS supportive housing proposal will be discussed at public meeting at 7 p.m. (Nov 14 2013)

Pepper spraying draws charges

Student also suspended after incident at Abbotsford Senior (Nov 14 2013)

Second pepper spray incident at Abbotsford Senior Secondary in one week

Charges laid in first incident, no culprit has been found following second spray (Nov 14 2013)

Injured woman hit by government bill

A single mom recovering from a serious car accident was informed that her benefits were overpaid. (Nov 13 2013)

Target opens in Abbotsford

New store opens its location at 1225 Sumas Way (Nov 13 2013)

Wanted 'gang associate' Corey Foster arrested in Abbotsford

Foster has been on the run for several months and wanted on almost 30 charges. (Nov 13 2013)

Distressed man seeks police help in Abbotsford

Man with mental health issues says he was contemplating disarming a police officer (Nov 13 2013)

Potential drug lab dump found on Abbotsford's River Road

Firefighters were called after reports of suspicious containers found (Nov 13 2013)

Two 'cat burglary' suspects charged in Abbotsford

Connected to incident that occurred in November, as police continue to investigate series of September burglaries. (Nov 12 2013)

Abbotsford nursing home responds to 'living will' court case

Husband and daughter of a resident with Alzheimer's disease are petitioning the courts to have her wishes granted that she not be fed. (Nov 11 2013)

Large crowd observes Remembrance Day in Abbotsford

More than a 1,000 honour those men and women who have given their lives for our country. (Nov 11 2013)

New buses slated for school district

The Abbotsford school district received approval for a large order of eight new school buses, expected to start running in spring 2014. (Nov 10 2013)

Remembrance Day brings special veteran recognition

Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the cenotaph in Thunderbird Memorial Square off Veterans Way (Nov 10 2013)

City to consider Agri-Mall in east Abbotsford

Council wants project to go to public meeting despite city staff recommendations against project (Nov 10 2013)

Renters on rise in Abbotsford-Mission

New data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation predicts the future of the Abbotsford and Mission real estate market. (Nov 09 2013)

Abbotsford airport sees steady growth, set to save for the future

2013 net income will likely be $2 million, money being put in reserves for future development (Nov 09 2013)

False fire alarms may lead to fines

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service plan will recover the costs of false alarms and other fire services (Nov 09 2013)

Faith leaders want spiritual care positions to be reinstated

Temporary funding has run out for the co-ordinator who was in place at Abbotsford and Langley hospitals. (Nov 08 2013)

Equipment fire at Ritchie Smith Feeds in Abbotsford

Crews quickly extinguished the fire, which began in a cooler unit. (Nov 08 2013)

Bradner residents oppose cell tower proposal

Area residents ask council to oppose a proposal for a new 50 metre Rogers tower on Bradner Road (Nov 07 2013)

Charges laid in 2012 fatal crash in Abbotsford

Matthew Hamon charged in collision that killed Brian Patchett. (Nov 07 2013)

Family of missing Abbotsford woman appeals for help

Erica Schmidt walked away from her home on Timberlane Drive over a month ago. (Nov 07 2013)

UPDATE: Pepper spray released at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School

Police recommending charge of mischief against 17-year-old student (Nov 07 2013)

UPDATE: Missing man located by Chilliwack RCMP

A Chilliwack man walked away from Abbotsford Regional Hospital Oct. 28 (Nov 07 2013)

‘The great imitator’

Lyme disease sufferers raise awareness, medical response uncertainty (Nov 06 2013)

Sun Life's largest mortgage provided to Highstreet in Abbotsford

A $140 million term mortgage has been advanced to the 600,000 sq. ft. shopping centre. (Nov 05 2013)

Six-year sentence for stolen-property offences

Dave Yaroslawsky previously pleaded guilty to 32 charges related to break-ins in Abbotsford, Langley, Surrey, Hope and Chilliwack. (Nov 05 2013)

Abbotsford's largest development proposal proceeds to next step

Vicarro Ranch plan given second and third reading by council on Monday (Nov 05 2013)

Thieves break in to restaurant, steal cash from ATM

Abbotsford Police is investigating the incident that occurred on Essendene Avenue. (Nov 05 2013)

Nine-year sentence for manslaughter in Ryan Saint Ange death

Shayne Vauthrin, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced Monday in Abbotsford provincial court. (Nov 04 2013)

Chronic congestion at Abby hospital is dangerous: BCNU

The government announced a budget review of Fraser Health as nurses in Mission, Abbotsford, and other cities warn of dangerous congestion. (Nov 04 2013)

Accident at Crossley Drive and Maclure Road sends one person to hospital

Collision occurred Saturday after 7 p.m. (Nov 03 2013)

Early morning barn fire on Glenmore Road

Fire crews responded to incidents just before 4 a.m. Sunday (Nov 03 2013)

Abbotsford Police in favour of new B.C. 'intelligence centre'

The centre is slated to begin the first phase of operation this coming April. (Nov 03 2013)

Sevenoaks Shopping Centre expands recycling program

Organic waste is now included as part of the program in the food court. (Nov 03 2013)

Mobile temporary shelters used in California community

Community members bring initiative to Abbotsford and launch pilot project for homeless people (Nov 02 2013)

Abbotsford man wins health award

Bas Kervel has been named the 'Everyday Champion' by the B.C. Patient and Safety Council. (Nov 02 2013)

Convicted sex offender Jeff Goddard wanted by police

The Abbotsford man, most recently living in Surrey, is wanted for breaching his probation. (Nov 02 2013)

Library event celebrates Diwali

The annual Hindu festival is also known as the Festival of Lights (Nov 02 2013)

Rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley

50 to 80 mm of rain expected throughout the region, including Abbotsford and Mission (Nov 01 2013)

Crews respond to two fires in Abbotsford

One was caused by a candle, the other is being investigated as a 'suspicious incident.' (Nov 01 2013)

Aggressive dogs to be controlled in FVRD

Residents in some Fraser Valley Regional District areas may soon have somewhere to call when reporting aggressive dogs. (Nov 01 2013)

Abbotsford teen waged brave battle with cancer

St. John Brebeuf student Josh has passed away after a four-year battle (Oct 31 2013)

Abbotsford Police release video from recent armed robbery

Trying to track down suspect involved in two robberies an hour apart last week. (Oct 31 2013)

Shoppers line up for opening of H&M in Abbotsford

The large fashion retailer opened to the public at noon today. (Oct 31 2013)

Collision slows traffic on Townline Road

Abbotsford Police are directing traffic at accident scene (Oct 31 2013)

Vicarro Ranch proposal goes to public hearing Monday

Project is Abbotsford's largest development proposal in over a decade (Oct 31 2013)

Evidence thrown out in Godwin Cheng drug case in Abbotsford

Judge decides charter rights were breached for man who was an associate of Jonathan Bacon. (Oct 31 2013)

Lots of Halloween activities in Abbotsford

Looking for something to do beyond the traditional neighbourhood trick-or-treating? (Oct 30 2013)

Dinner raises $25,000 for therapeutic garden

Tabor Home Family Council in Abbotsford held second annual event at Central Heights Church. (Oct 30 2013)

Proposed city budget aims for 0.44 per cent tax hike

Council begins budget debate, with opportunity for public comment Nov. 4 (Oct 29 2013)

Still no sign of Abbotsford woman missing for over three weeks

No solid leads since Erica Schmidt walked away from her home on Oct.5. (Oct 29 2013)

Lots of tips but no arrest yet of robbery suspect

Abbotsford Police released video surveillance images last week of man wanted for committing two armed robberies in an hour. (Oct 29 2013)

Dragons' Den investors chomp on Abbotsford businessman

An Abbotsford businessman's young company barely escaped the dragons on the popular CBC television show Dragons' Den. (Oct 28 2013)

Abbotsford man faces drug charge in Chilliwack

Glenn Haqq was arrested and charged by RCMP on Thursday. (Oct 28 2013)

City estimates Norrish Creek water pipe will be repaired by early December

Supply pipe for Abbotsford and Mission was severed by landslide in early October (Oct 28 2013)

Roadside memorial in Abbotsford pays tribute to deceased toddler

Alexcia McKamey died on Sept. 20 in Chilliwack, and her death is under investigation by police. (Oct 28 2013)

Local advocate wants an animal shelter in Abbotsford

Local business woman and dog enthusiast Diane Davies is tired of seeing Abbotsford’s stray animals shipped off to Chilliwack (Oct 27 2013)

Drums lessons from Abbotsford teachers make their way around the world

Drumeo offers DVD-based music lessons and websites that broadcast lessons that are broadcast live daily (Oct 27 2013)

Abbotsford senior defrauded of $8,000

Grandparents' scam has recently resurfaced in the community. (Oct 26 2013)

Abbotsford's Bessie Heyes celebrates 100th birthday

Occasion marked with celebration at Menno Hospital. (Oct 26 2013)

After-hours dumping impacts thrift store

Donations made at Life's Second Chance Thrift Store, and similar locations, are picked through when dropped off after store hours. (Oct 25 2013)

Abbotsford man pleads guilty to five child-porn charges

The man initially pleaded not guilty to eight charges on the first day of his trial, but changed his plea the following day. (Oct 25 2013)

Missing woman Kerry-Lynn Osbourne contacts police

The Abbotsford woman now lives in another community with her kids. (Oct 24 2013)

Abbotsford seeks to keep commercial grow-ops out of the city

Council voted on Monday to prepare a bylaw that would stop the operation of commercial grow-ops in Abbotsford (Oct 24 2013)

Marijuana grower vows to fight FVRD on pot zoning

A medical marijuana grower in Mission is incensed about the possibility that FVRD would push grow-ops to industrial areas. (Oct 24 2013)

Semi roll-over results in limestone spill

The incident took place at Cole and Campbell roads in Abbotsford at about 11 a.m. Thursday. (Oct 24 2013)

Land identified for sanctioned homeless camp in Abbotsford

5 and 2 Ministries said local property owner willing to allow project on their land (Oct 24 2013)

Drug War survivors extend stay in Jubilee Park

Camp will remain until there is a housing solution, say organizers. (Oct 23 2013)

Police release photos of suspect in Abbotsford robberies

Surveillance video at two businesses robbed on Tuesday night captured the suspect. (Oct 23 2013)

Veterinarian confirms injured cat was stabbed

The four-year-old tabby from Abbotsford had to be euthanized following incident on Oct. 9. (Oct 23 2013)

Chicken ban continues despite appeal to council

City will still prohibit backyard flocks from being kept in urban areas (Oct 23 2013)

Abbotsford council fails to approve bus plan for Chilliwack-Abbotsford-Langley route

But Mayor Banman said issue will come back to council for reconsideration (Oct 22 2013)

UPDATED: Victim of fatal Highway 1 crash named by police

The Abbotsford man was killed when he crashed into the back of a construction vehicle parked on Highway 1 near 264 Street. (Oct 22 2013)

Trial underway for Abbotsford man charged with child porn offences

The man is accused of offences involving two boys under the age of 10. (Oct 22 2013)

Group claims responsibility for releasing mink on Abbotsford farm

A member of the Animal Liberation Front has allegedly admitted to cutting 800 mink cages on an Abbotsford farm in early October. (Oct 22 2013)

ACS delivers letters of support to City Hall

Project will likely be discussed by council late November or early December (Oct 22 2013)

Two robberies within one hour in Abbotsford

A spree that began in mid-September continued on Tuesday night. (Oct 22 2013)

Sikh priest sentenced for sexual interference

Charges involve Abbotsford girl under the age of 14. (Oct 21 2013)

Drug War Survivors camp in Jubilee Park

Abbotsford's homeless and marginalized citizens will stay in park to raise awareness about their needs and push for sanctioned camp (Oct 21 2013)

Abbotsford gunpoint-robbery spree continues

Four incidents involve suspect of same description, with possible links to two other robberies in Mission. (Oct 21 2013)

Alice Cooper talks about his legacy, old friends and 40 years of shock rock

The iconic performer will appear in Abbotsford on Nov. 14. (Oct 20 2013)

Another Abbotsford woman reported missing

Kerry-Lynn Osbourne was last seen on Oct. 1 at a government office. (Oct 20 2013)

Abbotsford foundation opens respite lodge in Merritt

The Cold Water Ranch Lodge is operated by the Abilitas Foundation. (Oct 20 2013)

Fire services reminds residents fireworks are illegal in Abbotsford

With holidays approaching, Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service states that fires from fireworks remain a concern (Oct 19 2013)

Chicken owner will ask council to reconsider ban on backyard flocks

Recently upheld prohibition on urban chickens caused concern for owner (Oct 19 2013)

Annual Crystal Gala held in Abbotsford

The 15th anniversary event drew a sold-out crowd, raising funds in the fight against breast cancer. (Oct 19 2013)

Cleanup from slide that severed Abbotsford's water supply pipe continues

Cost of repairs, rock scaling and cleanup to cost about $300,000 (Oct 18 2013)

Farmer triples yield on Abbotsford's only rice farm

Masa Shiroki has tripled his harvest from last year, just two years since he opened Canada's first sake rice farm in an Abbotsford valley. (Oct 17 2013)

Police hand out about 140 violations over Thanksgiving weekend

Officers dealt with 17 individuals for impaired driving (Oct 17 2013)

Body of missing Abbotsford boater recovered in lake

Dominic Cox, 25, has been identified as the man who had been missing after falling from a boat Sept. 11 on Okanagan Lake. (Oct 17 2013)

Police release video of missing Abbotsford woman

Erica Schmidt was caught on security video hours after she left her home on Oct. 5. (Oct 17 2013)

More than 4,000 distracted-driving tickets in Abbotsford since 2010

The Abbotsford Police Department has released its latest stats on the matter. (Oct 17 2013)

Mobile sleeping shelter for homeless residents launched in Abbotsford

Members of 5 and 2 Ministries and Fraser Valley Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists have built a mobile sleeping unit and plan to create more (Oct 16 2013)

Electrical fire at Sunvalley Crescent home in Abbotsford

Home occupants evacuate safely after detecting smoke (Oct 16 2013)

City bear relocated to Sumas Mountain

A small black bear was captured and relocated from the city to Sumas Mountain on Monday. (Oct 16 2013)

Donations hit record low point at the Abbotsford Food Bank

$15,000 spent to restock local food bank shelves (Oct 15 2013)

Video footage shows grisly Surrey Six murder scene

Court shown documenting video shot by RCMP forensic officer (Oct 15 2013)

Abbotsford student assaulted with a baton at school

A 17-year-old student was assaulted with a collapsible baton in the boys’ locker room at Rick Hansen Secondary School on Friday (Oct 15 2013)

Charges laid one year after Abbotsford man killed in Honduras

Tim Vallee was nearing the end of his vacation on the island of Roatan when he was shot in the head during a robbery. (Oct 14 2013)

Joshua House projects to move forward

Council gives approval for projects following public hearing (Oct 13 2013)

City to redraft zoning bylaw

Abbotsford has awarded a contract of $175,000 to Urban Systems Limited (USL) to draft the city a completely new zoning bylaw. (Oct 13 2013)

LIFE Recovery home receives approval

Council gives approval for the re-establishment of recovery home on Melmar Avenue (Oct 12 2013)

City settles with former manager

Jay Teichroeb to be awarded settlement following departure (Oct 12 2013)

Earthquake preparedness drill on Oct. 17

Residents asked to stop activities and drop, cover and hold on (Oct 11 2013)

Reba wows Abbotsford fans

The Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre was rocking on Thursday night as Reba returned for the second time. (Oct 11 2013)

Volunteer efforts resume to find missing woman

The River Community Church in Abbotsford is serving as the 'command centre.' (Oct 11 2013)

Abbotsford board of education revises policies

The new policy and administrative-procedures manual will be considered for approval on Oct. 22. (Oct 11 2013)

FVRD director ordered to return funds to district

At least one director will have to reimburse the Fraser Valley Regional District for expenses he failed to support during an audit. (Oct 10 2013)

Questions remain about homeless issues in Abbotsford after ACS discussion

Panel planned for ACS housing proposal, but some attendees look for answers beyond representatives (Oct 10 2013)

Chickens’ fate up in the air as ban on backyard flocks upheld

Tanya Buskell keeps hens in her residential area and wants council to reconsider a recently upheld ban (Oct 10 2013)

Two men wounded in early-morning shooting in Mission

The pair from Mission and Abbotsford showed up at separate hospitals, suffering from gunshot wounds. (Oct 09 2013)

Gunpoint robbery at another Abbotsford business

Four such incidents have occurred in the city since Sept. 16. (Oct 09 2013)

Metro Vancouver waste flow plan causes concerns for Abbotsford

Local representatives fear plan is being used to justify an incinerator (Oct 09 2013)

Net Zero Waste turns city’s compost into soil

Facility uses latest technology to divert organic material from landfills and make high-quality soil (Oct 09 2013)

Ministerial visit gives opportunity for self-advocacy

Don McRae, minister of social development and social innovation, stopped by the HOMES Society to talk about self-advocacy (Oct 09 2013)

Cops for Cancer Tour wraps up, raising over $300,000 in the Fraser Valley

Nine-day bike ride to raise money for pediatric cancer is over, but community members are encouraged to continue to donate (Oct 09 2013)

Volunteer support aids in search for missing woman

Dozens of people distributed posters across Abbotsford this week in hopes of locating Erica Schmidt, missing since Saturday. (Oct 09 2013)

Council continues ban on backyard chickens

Councillors say chickens raise concerns for the agricultural industry (Oct 08 2013)

Search continues for missing Abbotsford woman

Erica Schmidt has not been seen or heard from since Saturday morning. (Oct 08 2013)

Public meeting on proposal to house homeless men

Abbotsford Community Services will answer questions from the public on project that would house 20 men in the downtown core (Oct 08 2013)

Abbotsford man pleads guilty in suicide-counselling case

Kenneth Carr was charged after a woman with rope marks around her neck went to police a year ago. (Oct 08 2013)

New Cineplex Cinemas and VIP Abbotsford opens this Friday

Local dignitaries and guests were treated to a private reception at the new Cineplex Cinemas and VIP, Abbotsford Tuesday night. (Oct 08 2013)