Alina Konevski

Sam Mellace has been growing medical marijuana on FVRD land in Mission for a decade.

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.

Sam Mellace has been growing medical marijuana on FVRD land in Mission for a decade.
Mink farm

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.

Mink farm
This year

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.

This year
Roy James has been a stalwart volunteer fundraiser for CNIB for 27 years.

Abbotsford CNIB receives support from a committed individual

A Vancouver man was the top fundraiser for the Abbotsford branch of CNIB, a charity that supports the blind and partially sighted.

Roy James has been a stalwart volunteer fundraiser for CNIB for 27 years.
A groggy bear adjusts to his surroundings on Sumas Mountain after a brief tranquilizer nap.

City bear relocated to Sumas Mountain

A small black bear was captured and relocated from the city to Sumas Mountain on Monday.

A groggy bear adjusts to his surroundings on Sumas Mountain after a brief tranquilizer nap.
Jacqueline Ashby has crafted her living room into a welcoming learning environment for her three-year-old son.

Little Free Library hopes to solve big problems

An Abbotsford mom has successfully crowd-funded her project to bring a Little Free Library to her community.

Jacqueline Ashby has crafted her living room into a welcoming learning environment for her three-year-old son.

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.

Ed Fast

Local MPs report lowest expenses in B.C.

Abbotsford MP Ed Fast reports lowest expenses among B.C. MPs. Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission MP Randy Kamp dramatically cut travel costs.

Ed Fast

No jail time for driver responsible for two fatalities

Steven Lineker, whose inattentive driving led to two fatalities in Mission, will not serve jail time.

UFV students push to extend shuttle bus service

University of the Fraser Valley students will vote in October on increasing their bus fee to expand new shuttle bus service.

Bob Kuhn has been practicing law in Abbotsford

Abbotsford lawyer brings hope to Parkinson’s

Abbotsford long-time lawyer Bob Kuhn is one of six people featured in a new documentary that spotlights living with Parkinson's disease.

Bob Kuhn has been practicing law in Abbotsford
Lilee-Jean Putt (Dec. 5

Community celebrates life of Lilee-Jean

Abbotsford Pentecostal was packed on Saturday as people came to celebrate the all-too-brief life of Lilee-Jean Putt.

Lilee-Jean Putt (Dec. 5
Simon Arestov performs his Rolla Bolla balancing act at Cirque Musica.

Cirque Musica heads to Abbotsford for tour’s only Canadian stop

Cirque Musica, an energetic circus-and-orchestra show, will be in Abbotsford on Oct. 5, 2013.

Simon Arestov performs his Rolla Bolla balancing act at Cirque Musica.
The new Fraser Valley Express bus would connect Chilliwack to Langley

FVRD approves bus for Chilliwack–Abbotsford–Langley route

A BC Transit express bus from Chilliwack to Langley through Abbotsford has been approved. It could be running as early as Sept. 2014.

The new Fraser Valley Express bus would connect Chilliwack to Langley
The 'Mr. Nobody' stories are regular features in the Welch family. From right are Diane and Dave

Abbotsford mom launches first children’s book

An Abbotsford mom has created a running household joke into a funny character in a children's book.

The 'Mr. Nobody' stories are regular features in the Welch family. From right are Diane and Dave
Above

Bateman anniversary celebrates alumni

Robert Bateman Secondary is holding a big 20th anniversary party on Saturday, and you're invited.

Above
Exchanging explicit images between consenting teenagers - a form of 'sexting' - is legal

Info on social networks is never private: expert

An internet safety talk by a Victoria police officer has Abbotsford students and parents reconsidering their online behaviour.

Exchanging explicit images between consenting teenagers - a form of 'sexting' - is legal
Local detective Craig Burridge on his Trek road bike is a frequent sight around the Abbotsford police department

Local cops ride 800 km for cancer

Four local police officers are riding in a nine-day Tour de Valley to fundraise for the Canadian Cancer Foundation.

Local detective Craig Burridge on his Trek road bike is a frequent sight around the Abbotsford police department

Abbotsford shows off cultural side

Abbotsford is getting ready for the city's biggest cultural celebration, Culture Days, to be held this Friday to Sunday.

One suggested solution to Abbotsford's ongoing homelessness issues is to set up a designated area for people to stay

Solution for homelessness?

Dignity Village in Oregon has been called an "affordable, alternative strategy," but Portland doesn't encourage creating more campgrounds.

One suggested solution to Abbotsford's ongoing homelessness issues is to set up a designated area for people to stay