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Abbotsford motion seeks guidance for school trustees

Proposed B.C. School Trustees Association AGM motion to be examined by school board Tuesday evening

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Jaxon Orth says he began to take interest in school and improve his grades after he began to explore his heritage.                                 Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Belonging key to improving Indigenous grad rates

Recent grad Jaxon Orth says he only improved his grades after building a sense of self-identity

Jaxon Orth says he began to take interest in school and improve his grades after he began to explore his heritage.                                 Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
We’re expected to see some flurries and colder-than-average temperatures in the days ahead. (Black Press file photo)

Upcoming chill in Abbotsford-Mission abnormal, but not record-setting

Temperatures set to dip to -6 C early next week, a bit of mercy from previous -8 C forecasts

We’re expected to see some flurries and colder-than-average temperatures in the days ahead. (Black Press file photo)
PROTIP: Don’t tailgate Abbotsford cops

PROTIP: Don’t tailgate Abbotsford cops

In fact, don’t tailgate anyone – they just might turn out to be an officer

PROTIP: Don’t tailgate Abbotsford cops
Jenny Vanderheide, co-ordinator of the Gateway Christian Reformed Church extreme weather shelter, says the 30-bed shelter has seen over 160 individuals utilize the service so far this winter season.                                 Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford winter weather shelter prepares for cold snap this weekend

Gateway Church shelter operator expects a full house with temperatures forecast to dip to -8 C

Jenny Vanderheide, co-ordinator of the Gateway Christian Reformed Church extreme weather shelter, says the 30-bed shelter has seen over 160 individuals utilize the service so far this winter season.                                 Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
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Fraser Health issues overdose alert for Abbotsford

Three-week increase in overdoses attributed to pink/peach- or green-coloured opioid substances

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Centennial Park Elementary School. Abbotsford School District photo

Abbotsford police investigation temporarily closed elementary school’s doors

School district has not yet responded with comment on Tuesday’s shelter-in-place at Centennial Park

Centennial Park Elementary School. Abbotsford School District photo
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Dog and 7 people displaced in Abbotsford house fire

They were ‘extremely fortunate’ to escape unscathed, given lack of fire alarms

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The Abbotsford School District board of education will be broadcast live over the internet starting with the Feb. 5, 2019 meeting. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

Abbotsford school board to begin live-streaming meetings in February

The introduction of live-streaming comes nine months after school board voted to implement it

The Abbotsford School District board of education will be broadcast live over the internet starting with the Feb. 5, 2019 meeting. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo
Retired Abbotsford police media officer Shinder Kirk remembered

Retired Abbotsford police media officer Shinder Kirk remembered

Celebration of life held after Kirk was killed in head-on crash in Nanaimo just before Christmas

Retired Abbotsford police media officer Shinder Kirk remembered
Swoop Airlines president Steven Greenway speaks at a ribbon-cutting event for the Abbotsford International Airport’s newly expanded terminal. Greenway said Swoop hopes to set Abbotsford as its third base for aircraft by the end of the year. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

VIDEO: Swoop looks to newly expanded Abbotsford airport as base for aircraft

Abbotsford would be the third location in Canada to station the airliner’s aircraft

Swoop Airlines president Steven Greenway speaks at a ribbon-cutting event for the Abbotsford International Airport’s newly expanded terminal. Greenway said Swoop hopes to set Abbotsford as its third base for aircraft by the end of the year. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Abbotsford School District management’s gender pay gap at 15%

Abbotsford School District management’s gender pay gap at 15%

In every management position, women take home less than men, analysis by The News found

Abbotsford School District management’s gender pay gap at 15%
Abbotsford students from Clayburn Middle School (from left) Brandon On, Nevaeh Martens, Morgan Allen, Iliana Martin and Carson Cliff, along with two others not at the event, took the Best Picture award at the Young Moviemakers gala earlier this month. (Young Moviemakers/Submitted photo)

Abbotsford students take Best Picture at Vancouver film event

Clayburn Middle School students’ short film ‘Dreamception’ tops 120 submissions at Young Moviemakers

Abbotsford students from Clayburn Middle School (from left) Brandon On, Nevaeh Martens, Morgan Allen, Iliana Martin and Carson Cliff, along with two others not at the event, took the Best Picture award at the Young Moviemakers gala earlier this month. (Young Moviemakers/Submitted photo)
Pilot Jason Markzon (left) and crew chief TSgt. Zachary Jones (right) with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were in Abbotrsford Tuesday to scope out the airfield ahead of August’s show at the Abbotsford International Airshow. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Thunderbirds excited to fly over Fraser Valley at airshow

Members of U.S. Air Force aerial performance troupe visited town to scope out the airfield

Pilot Jason Markzon (left) and crew chief TSgt. Zachary Jones (right) with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were in Abbotrsford Tuesday to scope out the airfield ahead of August’s show at the Abbotsford International Airshow. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
A major police presence on George Ferguson Way in Abbotsford’s historic downtown has now been cleared, spokesperson Sgt. Judy Bird says. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Scene cleared after major police presence in downtown Abbotsford

Police spokesperson says situation was related to mental-health issue

A major police presence on George Ferguson Way in Abbotsford’s historic downtown has now been cleared, spokesperson Sgt. Judy Bird says. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Meghan Canavan reads from a binder containing information on her eight chronic illnesses, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which causes her to faint unexpectedly at times, particularly after she stands up. She needs this binder with her so people with her know how to help if she is in distress. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford woman speaks out after she fainted and bystanders ignored her

Meghan Canavan says bystanders walked by with no offer of help after she fainted recently

Meghan Canavan reads from a binder containing information on her eight chronic illnesses, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which causes her to faint unexpectedly at times, particularly after she stands up. She needs this binder with her so people with her know how to help if she is in distress. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
A June 2018 photo of one of two storage facilities holding manure at an Abbotsford property currently under the microscope of regulators for alleged non-compliance issues. B.C. Ministry of Environment photo

Abbotsford parent OK with manure facility near school getting permit

Shannon Gaudette says permitting the currently illegal operation would mean tight regulations

A June 2018 photo of one of two storage facilities holding manure at an Abbotsford property currently under the microscope of regulators for alleged non-compliance issues. B.C. Ministry of Environment photo
The Abbotsford School District board of education.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford parents can no longer opt kids out of class content for personal beliefs

Change comes as part of ‘big overhaul’ of school district’s learning resources policy approved by board

The Abbotsford School District board of education.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
A June 2018 photo of one of two storage facilities holding manure at an Abbotsford property currently under the microscope of regulators for alleged non-compliance issues. B.C. Ministry of Environment photo

Manure company causing ‘toxic’ stink at Abbotsford school seeks permit

Property across from King Traditional Elementary cannot operate manure facility without permit

A June 2018 photo of one of two storage facilities holding manure at an Abbotsford property currently under the microscope of regulators for alleged non-compliance issues. B.C. Ministry of Environment photo
Abbotsford conference a testament to youths’ capacity: organizers

Abbotsford conference a testament to youths’ capacity: organizers

Conference on harm reduction, mental health, foster system and more organized entirely by youth

Abbotsford conference a testament to youths’ capacity: organizers