Dustin Godfrey

Secretary-treasurer Ray Velestuk addresses a crowd assembled for a forum on school security.                                Abbotsford News file photo

Abbotsford School District fiscal surplus ‘running a little bit thin’

First 2019/20 public budget information meeting to be held Thursday evening

Secretary-treasurer Ray Velestuk addresses a crowd assembled for a forum on school security.                                Abbotsford News file photo
Abbotsford school board.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

Abbotsford schools’ IT security vastly improved

Compromised email accounts down from 85 to 15, new firewalls in place and employee training coming

Abbotsford school board.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo
Dozens of election campaign signs for school board and city council face one of Abbotsford’s busiest intersections at Sumas Way and South Fraser Way. Signs were, by and far, the single highest expenditure in last year’s school board election campaign. (Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford school board candidates spend $45k on election

That’s an average of $2,700 per candidate, but individual spending ranges from zero to $6,900

Dozens of election campaign signs for school board and city council face one of Abbotsford’s busiest intersections at Sumas Way and South Fraser Way. Signs were, by and far, the single highest expenditure in last year’s school board election campaign. (Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News)
Dr. Evan Wood, executive director at the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, releases a report calling for the regulated sale of heroin at a news conference in Vancouver on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

End drug prohibition to curb overdose crisis: Abbotsford advocate

Doug Smith with Drug War Survivors says removing criminal aspect would curb the crisis

Dr. Evan Wood, executive director at the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, releases a report calling for the regulated sale of heroin at a news conference in Vancouver on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Tensions mount over Abbotsford homeless camp removals amid cold snap

Tensions mount over Abbotsford homeless camp removals amid cold snap

City calls camp removals a safety issue, advocates say actions risk health and safety of homeless

Tensions mount over Abbotsford homeless camp removals amid cold snap
Satinder Dhillon of Abbotsford has 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 sues Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party over trademark

Satinder Dhillon filed application for trademark same day Maxime Bernier announced the new party

Satinder Dhillon of Abbotsford has 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)
Abbotsford school board. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

Abbotsford school facilities naming process to include Indigenous voice

Local policy changing to meet requirements in provincial policy

Abbotsford school board. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo
VIDEO: Two-legged Abbotsford dog needs prosthetic leg

VIDEO: Two-legged Abbotsford dog needs prosthetic leg

Roo jumps like a Kangaroo and sits like a human, but owners hope to help the Iranian-born dog

VIDEO: Two-legged Abbotsford dog needs prosthetic leg
Another snow day for Abbotsford schools

Another snow day for Abbotsford schools

Transit running on limited services and UFV closed for the morning

Another snow day for Abbotsford schools
The City of Abbotsford will be hosting a regional forum on homelessness on Feb. 21. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

City of Abbotsford to host regional homelessness forum

City will show off co-ordinated intake and referral pilot program, which is set to close in March

The City of Abbotsford will be hosting a regional forum on homelessness on Feb. 21. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo
A semi overturned on Sumas Way and Lonzo Road on Sunday afternoon. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Semi flips, blocks Sumas Way in Abbotsford

Unconfirmed reports indicate a truck ran a red light, causing the semi to swerve

A semi overturned on Sumas Way and Lonzo Road on Sunday afternoon. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The weather is stealing Abbotsford’s trampolines

The weather is stealing Abbotsford’s trampolines

The weather. It is stealing your trampolines.

The weather is stealing Abbotsford’s trampolines
Brush fire briefly closes Sumas Way in Abbotsford

Brush fire briefly closes Sumas Way in Abbotsford

Crews responded to the fire near Highway 11 Saturday morning, closing northbound lanes for a time

Brush fire briefly closes Sumas Way in Abbotsford
UPDATE: 4,000 without power in Abbotsford-Mission

UPDATE: 4,000 without power in Abbotsford-Mission

That means B.C. Hydro has nearly halved the number of customers affected as of 9:30 a.m.

UPDATE: 4,000 without power in Abbotsford-Mission
UPDATED: Abbotsford flights cancelled in windstorm

UPDATED: Abbotsford flights cancelled in windstorm

Two more flights have been cancelled as of Saturday afternoon

UPDATED: Abbotsford flights cancelled in windstorm
Peer-based user groups such as Drug War Survivors, which have long advocated against government drug policies, have recently been seen as leaders in harm reduction policy.                                Keri Coles/Black Press file photo

Abbotsford’s Drug War Survivors help fledgling user group in Chilliwack

Peer-based user group recently mentored advocates from Chilliwack, who may kickstart a similar model

Peer-based user groups such as Drug War Survivors, which have long advocated against government drug policies, have recently been seen as leaders in harm reduction policy.                                Keri Coles/Black Press file photo
Fire destroys shop in rural north Abbotsford

Fire destroys shop in rural north Abbotsford

Nobody was injured in blaze that fully engulfed the small building

Fire destroys shop in rural north Abbotsford
Overdose deaths drop 23 per cent in Abbotsford

Overdose deaths drop 23 per cent in Abbotsford

Forty suspected overdose deaths in the city in 2018 a significant decrease from 52 in 2017

Overdose deaths drop 23 per cent in Abbotsford
Authorities work with homeless to clear a camp at a frequently occupied spot across the street from the Salvation Army on Gladys Avenue. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

Death a reminder of vulnerability for Abbotsford homeless workers

Co-ordinated intake and referral program update notes a death and two hospitalizations in December

Authorities work with homeless to clear a camp at a frequently occupied spot across the street from the Salvation Army on Gladys Avenue. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo
Barriers still hold back sexual harassment claims in Me Too era

Barriers still hold back sexual harassment claims in Me Too era

Cultural shift leans on proactive and preventative measures in Abbotsford workplaces, lawyer says

Barriers still hold back sexual harassment claims in Me Too era