Jessica Peters

Plumber Brian McCann is out nearly $6,000 in tools after a thief broke into his locked canopy while McCann was dealing with the death of his father. ICBC doesn’t cover content insurance, so he’s struggling to get back to work. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford man out nearly $6,000 in plumbing tools after theft from locked truck

Plumber had been grieving his father when thief broke into canopy to take livelihood

Plumber Brian McCann is out nearly $6,000 in tools after a thief broke into his locked canopy while McCann was dealing with the death of his father. ICBC doesn’t cover content insurance, so he’s struggling to get back to work. (Submitted photo)
Police are hoping to locate Shaunna-Rae Johnson of Abbotsford, who was last seen on Jan. 4. (Police handout)

Abbotsford Police ask for public’s help to find missing woman Shaunna-Rae Johnson

Police say it’s out of woman’s character and she was last seen on Jan. 4

Police are hoping to locate Shaunna-Rae Johnson of Abbotsford, who was last seen on Jan. 4. (Police handout)
Performer Blake Elliott presented a cheque for $10,000 from the ‘mister Blake foundation’ to Refresh Mobile Shower Ministry’s Bill Keyes in Abbotsford on Jan. 19. The ministry provides showers in a mobile unit to the unhoused, in partnership with other service providers in Abbotsford and Maple Ridge. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Mobile shower ministry gets big boost to continue work in Abbotsford and Maple Ridge

Abbotsford-based group has provided 2,600 showers to people in need since 2019

Performer Blake Elliott presented a cheque for $10,000 from the ‘mister Blake foundation’ to Refresh Mobile Shower Ministry’s Bill Keyes in Abbotsford on Jan. 19. The ministry provides showers in a mobile unit to the unhoused, in partnership with other service providers in Abbotsford and Maple Ridge. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
School bus drivers are in demand across the country, and that is being felt in Abbotsford where cancellations were common in the fall. (File photo)

Last-minute school bus cancellations have Abbotsford parents fuming

Abbotsford school district working to hire more bus drivers to shore up department

School bus drivers are in demand across the country, and that is being felt in Abbotsford where cancellations were common in the fall. (File photo)
Clearbrook Road was closed on Thursday morning and Abbotsford Police Department said it will be closed for several hours for investigation following a three-vehicle crash. (Abbotsford Police photo)

Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Road closed between Huntingdon and King due to three-vehicle collision

No serious injuries but Abbotsford Police say investigation could take several hours

Clearbrook Road was closed on Thursday morning and Abbotsford Police Department said it will be closed for several hours for investigation following a three-vehicle crash. (Abbotsford Police photo)
Students from the Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts are prepping for a season of performances near and far, including a trip to New Orleans. (Revival Arts Photography)

Abbotsford student jazz ensemble prepping for busy season of performances

Fundraising gala, Abbotsford Hospice event and trip to New Orleans all on calendar for Abby Flats

Students from the Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts are prepping for a season of performances near and far, including a trip to New Orleans. (Revival Arts Photography)
(From left) Trustee Preet Rai, Sgt. Kevin Murray and district principal David de Wit were the panelists for a virtual discussion on Thursday, Jan. 12 about school liaison officers in Abbotsford.

Panel defends police in Abbotsford schools but hoping to improve SLO program with review

‘We are not roaming the schools with rifles,’ says Abbotsford police officer

(From left) Trustee Preet Rai, Sgt. Kevin Murray and district principal David de Wit were the panelists for a virtual discussion on Thursday, Jan. 12 about school liaison officers in Abbotsford.
Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s death remains unsolved 2 years later; IHIT renews appeal for public’s help

Murdered woman’s brother says family experiencing ‘never-ending waves of grief, anguish and trauma’

Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
Abbotsford residents with an interest in health care are invited to apply to be a part of the patient advisory council through the Abbotsford Division of Family Practice. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)

Abbotsford residents invited to join patient advisory council

Abbotsford Division of Family Practice opens applications to join monthly meeting group

Abbotsford residents with an interest in health care are invited to apply to be a part of the patient advisory council through the Abbotsford Division of Family Practice. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)
A pedestrian was struck on Highway 1 just east of Clearbrook Road on Tuesday (Jan. 17) leading to the closure of a portion of the highway. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens at Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford following accident involving pedestrian

Abbotsford Police report that the person hit by a vehicle on the highway is in hospital

A pedestrian was struck on Highway 1 just east of Clearbrook Road on Tuesday (Jan. 17) leading to the closure of a portion of the highway. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Harrison Mooney will take part in Abbotsford’s Black Connections program first community event, which features all Black and Indigenous artists, presenters and businesses at Yale secondary school on Jan. 17. (Poster graphics)

Abbotsford’s Black Connections program hosting first community event

Music, author Harrison Mooney and more planned for Yale secondary event on Jan. 17

Harrison Mooney will take part in Abbotsford’s Black Connections program first community event, which features all Black and Indigenous artists, presenters and businesses at Yale secondary school on Jan. 17. (Poster graphics)
Members of the Crystal Gala Foundation, which fundraises to improve access to breast cancer screening in the Fraser Valley. (Submitted)

Crystal Gala Foundation makes donations to improve breast cancer screening in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Funds from October’s gala event given to Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation for equipment

Members of the Crystal Gala Foundation, which fundraises to improve access to breast cancer screening in the Fraser Valley. (Submitted)
Maureen Keyes with her mom, Ruth Harris, at Vancouver General Hospital. (Maureen Keyes/Submitted)

Questions about care after Abbotsford woman’s burns not taken seriously

Third-degree burns on elderly woman’s legs not given priority at ARH, but they were at Vancouver General Hospital

Maureen Keyes with her mom, Ruth Harris, at Vancouver General Hospital. (Maureen Keyes/Submitted)
The 145-year-old Turner House is the oldest home in Abbotsford and is in the running to win a $50,000 prize toward restoration costs. (B.C. Heritage photo)

Abbotsford’s oldest house in the running for $50,000 heritage restoration prize; online voting starts soon

145-year-old house one of four B.C. heritage sites shortlisted for national prize contest

The 145-year-old Turner House is the oldest home in Abbotsford and is in the running to win a $50,000 prize toward restoration costs. (B.C. Heritage photo)
Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

No ‘Spare’ copies lying around Fraser Valley Regional Library branches as demand soars

More than 1,400 holds placed at local libraries already on Prince Harry’s new memoir

Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Jessica Peters is a reporter with the Abbotsford News, and an invasive cervical cancer survivor.

OPINION: Cervical cancer awareness didn’t seem important to me, until it was

January is cervical awareness month and a time to understand how devastating the disease really is

Jessica Peters is a reporter with the Abbotsford News, and an invasive cervical cancer survivor.
Quin and Bryan Bartsch took part in the Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser in 2022 in Abbotsford, and Quin won the challenge of most ‘laps’. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)

Stair challenge at Abbotsford Centre to benefit cardiac care in eastern Fraser Valley

Step Up 4 Cardiac Care fundraiser has choice of grueling stairs or a gentle walking course

Quin and Bryan Bartsch took part in the Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser in 2022 in Abbotsford, and Quin won the challenge of most ‘laps’. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Abbotsford blood donor clinics for January still have open spaces

Canada’s blood supply is low due in part to snowstorms that led to cancelled appointments in December

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man, Mothering Heights was the top pick for kids, and Jurassic World was the top pick for moviegoers at the Fraser Valley Regional Library in 2022. (FVRL images)

Kids and teens reached for humour off Fraser Valley Regional Library shelves in 2022

Dog Man, Wimpy Kid, Baby-sitters Club series all top picks for young Fraser Valley readers

Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man, Mothering Heights was the top pick for kids, and Jurassic World was the top pick for moviegoers at the Fraser Valley Regional Library in 2022. (FVRL images)
A flight departure board at Abbotsford International Airport illustrating the the cancellations and delays that were common through the holidays across Canada. (Jane Bouey/Twitter)

Frustrated travellers turned to Twitter when winter storm slammed Abbotsford airport

Missing luggage, no staff and cancelled flights made travel less than merry this Christmas

A flight departure board at Abbotsford International Airport illustrating the the cancellations and delays that were common through the holidays across Canada. (Jane Bouey/Twitter)