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Emergency crews responded to a stretch of Straiton Road in Abbotsford, where a motorcycle went into a creek. One person was seen being taken away in ambulance. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Emergency crews respond after motorcycle goes into creek in Abbotsford

Cause of crash and condition of the rider is currently unknown

Emergency crews responded to a stretch of Straiton Road in Abbotsford, where a motorcycle went into a creek. One person was seen being taken away in ambulance. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
The Abbotsford School District has reached an education agreement with the Matsqui First Nation. File photo

Abbotsford schools sign education agreement with Matsqui First Nation

It’s the first agreement between the district and First Nation since the last one expired in 2005

The Abbotsford School District has reached an education agreement with the Matsqui First Nation. File photo
Stop by the Abbotsford Centre today between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to find your dream career (Photo by Dustin Godfrey/Black Press Media).

VIDEO: Black Press Career Fair is on at the Abbotsford Centre

77 vendors include the City of Abbotsford, Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa and Vancouver Career College

Stop by the Abbotsford Centre today between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to find your dream career (Photo by Dustin Godfrey/Black Press Media).
Abbotsford business robbed at knifepoint

Abbotsford business robbed at knifepoint

D-Hut Pizza and More on Clearbrook Road robbed at around 9 p.m.

Abbotsford business robbed at knifepoint
Superintendent Kevin Godden says the Abbotsford School District has hired more French immersion staff amid a shortage, lifting a freeze on new enrolments in the program.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford schools boost French immersion teaching staff

New hires come amid province-wide teacher shortage, lifts freeze on new enrolments

Superintendent Kevin Godden says the Abbotsford School District has hired more French immersion staff amid a shortage, lifting a freeze on new enrolments in the program.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
A small group holds a local discussion on what policies they would approve – and disapprove – in a Green New Deal, a concept popularized in the U.S. and recently imported to Canada to make demands of various levels of government to address the climate crisis.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford group meets to kick off local Green New Deal talks

Organizer says climate movement started small locally, but hopes to expand moving forward

A small group holds a local discussion on what policies they would approve – and disapprove – in a Green New Deal, a concept popularized in the U.S. and recently imported to Canada to make demands of various levels of government to address the climate crisis.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
The City of Abbotsford will be hosting a local forum on homelessness on June 20.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

City of Abbotsford organizing renewed homelessness forum

Local forum in June to come after regional forum fell out due to snowy weather in February

The City of Abbotsford will be hosting a local forum on homelessness on June 20.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo
Abbotsford youths grill mayor on environmental policy at rally

Abbotsford youths grill mayor on environmental policy at rally

Local youths continued climate strike as worldwide action takes place in hundreds of cities

Abbotsford youths grill mayor on environmental policy at rally
VIDEO: Suspected arson sends five to Abbotsford hospital with smoke inhalation

VIDEO: Suspected arson sends five to Abbotsford hospital with smoke inhalation

Man seen throwing flammable substance in van, lighting it on fire next to home

VIDEO: Suspected arson sends five to Abbotsford hospital with smoke inhalation
Satinder Dhillon of Abbotsford filed a lawsuit alleging Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada has infringed on his trademark and copyright of the same name.                                Facebook photo

UPDATED: Abbotsford man says he’ll take People’s Party lawsuit as far as he can

Federal judge shut down Satinder Dhillon’s ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of PPC name in byelection

Satinder Dhillon of Abbotsford filed a lawsuit alleging Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada has infringed on his trademark and copyright of the same name.                                Facebook photo
The second of two modular housing projects in Abbotsford, a 40-unit building going up at the site of the Elizabeth Fry Society is getting finishing touches, with tenants expected to move in in a few weeks.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford’s 2nd modular housing project expected to start tenanting next month

Site at Livingstone Avenue near Peardonville Road to support 40 units for women and children

The second of two modular housing projects in Abbotsford, a 40-unit building going up at the site of the Elizabeth Fry Society is getting finishing touches, with tenants expected to move in in a few weeks.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
This painting of Dunach Elementary School in its early days, commissioned in the 1990s, was recovered from the now-closed school and sent to The Reach Gallery Museum archives.

Art recovered from Abbotsford’s now-closed Dunach Elementary

Art being stored in archives of The Reach after advocacy from former PAC president

This painting of Dunach Elementary School in its early days, commissioned in the 1990s, was recovered from the now-closed school and sent to The Reach Gallery Museum archives.
Abbotsford records 13 overdose deaths in Q1 this year

Abbotsford records 13 overdose deaths in Q1 this year

If this rate keeps up, city could see more than 50 people die of overdoses this year

Abbotsford records 13 overdose deaths in Q1 this year
Last month, Abbotsford Middle School students Jenna Kim (left) and Jennifer Guthrie presented the findings of their research on the Bevan Avenue and Ware Street intersection, urging action on increasing safety by extending a school zone to the area.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford Middle students to be heard in city hall on traffic issue

Jennifer Guthrie and Jenna Kim studied crashes at intersection outside school, urge action on safety

Last month, Abbotsford Middle School students Jenna Kim (left) and Jennifer Guthrie presented the findings of their research on the Bevan Avenue and Ware Street intersection, urging action on increasing safety by extending a school zone to the area.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
The modular housing project on Riverside Road opened in mid-April. The project was a source of contention between the city and BC Housing, emails obtained by The News show. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Emails show BC Housing frustration with City of Abbotsford over modular housing

Housing authority butted heads over approval timelines and the term of lease for city-owned property

The modular housing project on Riverside Road opened in mid-April. The project was a source of contention between the city and BC Housing, emails obtained by The News show. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
This eagle was found on the side of Highway 1 by an Abbotsford homeless man, and brought to the OWL Rehabilitation Society in Delta. Submitted photo

Abbotsford homeless man helps save eagle struck on Highway 1

OWL Rehab Society looking to reunite man with eagle if it is ultimately able to fly again

This eagle was found on the side of Highway 1 by an Abbotsford homeless man, and brought to the OWL Rehabilitation Society in Delta. Submitted photo
Parents and students from Abbotsford Traditional Secondary School filled the Abbotsford School District board room Tuesday evening to call on the district to keep students at ATSS during seismic work.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Admin seeks ways to keep students at Abbotsford school during seismic work

Admin looking for ways to avoid using portables during construction on traditional campus

Parents and students from Abbotsford Traditional Secondary School filled the Abbotsford School District board room Tuesday evening to call on the district to keep students at ATSS during seismic work.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Jennifer Brooks, recently re-elected as Abbotsford District Teachers’ Association president, presents at a public school board meeting.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Little change to Abbotsford teachers’ union executive

Jennifer Brooks, Doug Smuland keep president, labour relations seats; Liane Loeppky voted in as VP

Jennifer Brooks, recently re-elected as Abbotsford District Teachers’ Association president, presents at a public school board meeting.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
No WorkSafeBC issues found at Abbotsford mill where man hit by 44” saw

No WorkSafeBC issues found at Abbotsford mill where man hit by 44” saw

Worker adequately trained, supervised, an experienced, but failed to secure saw with arbor nut

No WorkSafeBC issues found at Abbotsford mill where man hit by 44” saw
Residents of an encampment that has cropped up across Gladys Avenue from the Mennonite Central Committee tear down their setups after a visit from the Abbotsford Police Department.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

‘Strength comes in numbers’: Homeless camp slowly growing near Abbotsford MCC

Harvey Clause says homeless community low on places to safely rest their head, getting frustrated

Residents of an encampment that has cropped up across Gladys Avenue from the Mennonite Central Committee tear down their setups after a visit from the Abbotsford Police Department.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News