Alex Butler

Families were out on Sunday at the Girls Fly Too event at the Abbotsford Airport.

Girls Fly Too event continues at the Abbotsford Airport

Event encourages young women to consider a career in aerospace and aviation

Families were out on Sunday at the Girls Fly Too event at the Abbotsford Airport.
Playboxes were put in three Abbotsford city parks to help get kids active.

Playbox in Berry Park vandalized

Boxes designed to put toys in local parks

Playboxes were put in three Abbotsford city parks to help get kids active.
Sheila Perry

Executive director leaves The Reach

After less than a year as executive director of The Reach, Sheila Perry has left her position at the gallery

Sheila Perry
A court case on whether users of medicinal marijuana should be able to grow pot at home

Medical pot court challenge led by Abbotsford lawyer is underway

John Conroy representing patients in federal challenge

A court case on whether users of medicinal marijuana should be able to grow pot at home
Homeless camps in the city required clean-up services costing tens of thousands of dollars since last June.

City spends $40,000 for cleaning up homeless camps

City has been contracting out service since last June for safety reasons

Homeless camps in the city required clean-up services costing tens of thousands of dollars since last June.
Peter Dueck

Former MLA Peter Dueck passes away at 91

Dueck served as alderman and deputy mayor for Matsqui

Peter Dueck
Budget discussions were held in Abbotsford on Tuesday and Wednesday.

City targeting decrease in 2015 municipal taxes

Financial plan calls for fiscal conservatism

Budget discussions were held in Abbotsford on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A bylaw regulating the use of propane cannons will be sent to the ministry of agriculture for approval

Propane cannon bylaw will go to province for approval

Abbotsford council approves plan for bylaw that closely follows existing ministry guidelines

A bylaw regulating the use of propane cannons will be sent to the ministry of agriculture for approval
Mayor Henry Braun

Group seeks rezoning for Alexander neighbourhood

A group has approached city council asking for restrictions on new development

Mayor Henry Braun
Participants at the official community plan update launch on Canada Day 2014. Public engagement has been part of the ongoing update process.

Input sought on future of Abbotsford

City updating offical community plan and planning for increase in population to 200,000

Participants at the official community plan update launch on Canada Day 2014. Public engagement has been part of the ongoing update process.
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen is a first-round draft pick of the Canucks.

Jake Virtanen presented community champion award

Virtanen will receive a paving stone with his achievements to be added to the champions pavilion

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen is a first-round draft pick of the Canucks.
Premier Christy Clark stopped by the Abbotsford News office on Tuesday.

Clark willing to hear city’s proposal on propane cannon regulations

City is bringing forward bylaw regulating cannons for consideration

Premier Christy Clark stopped by the Abbotsford News office on Tuesday.
The city will look at passing a bylaw to regulate the use of propane cannons in Abbotsford.

Propane cannon bylaw to be tackled again

Issue of regulating devices will return for debate

The city will look at passing a bylaw to regulate the use of propane cannons in Abbotsford.
The Fraser Valley Express bus

Fraser Valley Express bus service will launch in April

New bus service will connect Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley

The Fraser Valley Express bus
A development at the corner of Livingstone and Maclure received third reading at council on Monday.

Large development at Livingstone and Maclure to move forward

Plans for 435 housing units receive council approval

A development at the corner of Livingstone and Maclure received third reading at council on Monday.
Fire hall 4 in Abbotsford.

Public meetings for two proposed fire hall rebuilds

The sessions will focus on the redevelopment of fire halls 4 and 5

Fire hall 4 in Abbotsford.

Three more names in the race for Conservatives in new riding

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon is up for grabs in the 2015 federal election

A homeless camp remains on Gladys Avenue as a legal challenge against city bylaws continues.

BCCLA joins homeless legal challenge

Civil liberties group will be intervenor in lawsuit over camping in Abbotsford parks

A homeless camp remains on Gladys Avenue as a legal challenge against city bylaws continues.
Cast of Second Storey Theatre perform an improv sketch for a large crowd gathered at Clearbrook Library on Saturday.

Literacy Day celebrated in Abbotsford

Local group is seeking space for adult literacy centre

Cast of Second Storey Theatre perform an improv sketch for a large crowd gathered at Clearbrook Library on Saturday.
Shelby

Local hatchery helps return salmon to local streams

Group is looking for volunteers to help will the Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society

Shelby