Jessica Peters

Anita Froese sent in this lovely Christmas winter wonderland. (Submitted/Anita Froese)

PHOTOS: See how Abbotsford coped with waking up to a fresh heap of snow

From dogs zooming in circles to cross-country skiing, Abbotsford residents make most of a snow day

Anita Froese sent in this lovely Christmas winter wonderland. (Submitted/Anita Froese)
A scam involving multiple people has hit Abbotsford and other communities this week. (Creative Outlet image)

Phone scam involving group of fraudsters hits Abbotsford grandparents

Callers pretend to be grandchildren, local police and even a courier for the courts

A scam involving multiple people has hit Abbotsford and other communities this week. (Creative Outlet image)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News and a big fan of Father Christmas.

COLUMN: The magic of Christmas isn’t so unbelievable, is it?

A deep adoration of Santa Claus and everything he represents has led to a life of loving Christmas

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News and a big fan of Father Christmas.
The Abby Flats vocal jazz group from the Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts Sumas Mountain, presented a collection of Christmas songs to the school board on Dec. 13 during the regular board meeting. (Submitted/Karen Bennett)

VIDEO: Abbotsford music students jazz things up at board meeting before Christmas

The Abby Flats perform mini concert filled with Christmas favourites for trustees and the public

The Abby Flats vocal jazz group from the Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts Sumas Mountain, presented a collection of Christmas songs to the school board on Dec. 13 during the regular board meeting. (Submitted/Karen Bennett)
Some Abbotsford Police Department officers work with the school district as liaison officers, and that program is currently under review. (File photo)

UPDATE: Abbotsford trustees supportive of current school liaison officer program

Abbotsford School District putting longstanding officer liaison program under review

Some Abbotsford Police Department officers work with the school district as liaison officers, and that program is currently under review. (File photo)
The new Abbotsford school board includes (clockwise from top left): Korky Neufeld, Stan Petersen, Jared White, Mike Rauch, Rupi Kanda-Rajwan, Preet Rai and Shirley Wilson. The board was inaugurated on Nov. 15. (Submitted image)

UPDATE: Abbotsford school trustees defend 24% pay increase by previous board

Annual figure jumps to about $239K due to recent changes to remuneration policy, inflation rate

The new Abbotsford school board includes (clockwise from top left): Korky Neufeld, Stan Petersen, Jared White, Mike Rauch, Rupi Kanda-Rajwan, Preet Rai and Shirley Wilson. The board was inaugurated on Nov. 15. (Submitted image)
Nereo Zorro has been in Abbotsford creating murals in a few businesses, including this one in Venus Law Corporation. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford dental office gets splash of artistry from visiting muralist

Nereo Zorro partnered with local dentist to create a work of art that resonates with both of them

Nereo Zorro has been in Abbotsford creating murals in a few businesses, including this one in Venus Law Corporation. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Researchers at UFV are looking for new moms to participate in a 12-week study. (Pxhere)

Ongoing postpartum study at UFV needs more new moms

Moms will attend exercise programs online or in person for 12 weeks

Researchers at UFV are looking for new moms to participate in a 12-week study. (Pxhere)
Volunteers have been loading helicopters with supplies and essentials for flood-impacted people in Hope, Merritt, Boston Bar and other regions. (Jeremy Prasad/Special to The News)

‘It was chaos out there,’ says volunteer who helped on ground in Hope during flooding

Engineer who offered his time looks back on disaster that brought community together

Volunteers have been loading helicopters with supplies and essentials for flood-impacted people in Hope, Merritt, Boston Bar and other regions. (Jeremy Prasad/Special to The News)
People lay wreaths at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Thunderbird Memorial Square in Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 11. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News file)

Abbotsford school trustees hope to be recognized as elected officials at Remembrance Day

Board members discuss feeling disconnected from other municipally elected officials at event

People lay wreaths at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Thunderbird Memorial Square in Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 11. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News file)
A farmer sorts through eggs as they exit the hen barn at an egg farm in West Lincoln, Ont., on Monday, March 7, 2016. Canadian poultry and egg producers have now lost more than 3.7 million birds to a highly contagious strain of avian influenza. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

Poultry farms in Chilliwack and Abbotsford under quarantine for avian influenza

Commercial flocks at risk from migratory birds; ministry offering free online information sessions

A farmer sorts through eggs as they exit the hen barn at an egg farm in West Lincoln, Ont., on Monday, March 7, 2016. Canadian poultry and egg producers have now lost more than 3.7 million birds to a highly contagious strain of avian influenza. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
Santa and Mrs. Claus will again make an appearance at this year’s Winter Jubilee taking place in historic Abbotsford on Saturday, Dec. 3. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Christmas tree lighting downtown Abbotsford set for Dec. 3

Historic downtown will host Winter Jubilee festival with Santa, ice carving and more

Santa and Mrs. Claus will again make an appearance at this year’s Winter Jubilee taking place in historic Abbotsford on Saturday, Dec. 3. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Search and rescue volunteers are now working what they learned during the floods into their training. (Submitted)

Search and rescue group now working Abbotsford flood experience into training

SAR team now knows where the bigger areas of concern will be in future flooding events

Search and rescue volunteers are now working what they learned during the floods into their training. (Submitted)
Volunteers help in the days after the November 2021 flooding in Abbotsford. (Samaritan’s Purse photo)

Samaritan’s Purse still on the ground in Abbotsford with recovery specialists

Local team is helping with cleaning, rebuilding and spiritual care

Volunteers help in the days after the November 2021 flooding in Abbotsford. (Samaritan’s Purse photo)
A reservoir at the Barrowtown pump station helps manage the waterways throughout Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Holding back the water for Abbotsford

Team of neighbours gathered together to save critical Barrowtown infrastructure

A reservoir at the Barrowtown pump station helps manage the waterways throughout Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
The West Coast Christmas Show is coming to Tradex in Abbotsford for three days, Nov. 18 to 20. (Photo courtesy West Coast Christmas Show)

Festival of Trees, Santa and Christmas market at Abbotsford Tradex all weekend

Three-day event includes non-stop entertainment and chances to meet with Santa

The West Coast Christmas Show is coming to Tradex in Abbotsford for three days, Nov. 18 to 20. (Photo courtesy West Coast Christmas Show)
One of the dairy cows that was rescued during the flooding of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie birthed her own calf on Nov. 8, 2022 at Phillip Graham’s dairy farm. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Life carries on at Abbotsford dairy farm where 200 cows died

Calves rescued by boat during flooding now grown heifers having calves of their own

One of the dairy cows that was rescued during the flooding of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie birthed her own calf on Nov. 8, 2022 at Phillip Graham’s dairy farm. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Jen Maxwell has won a Governor General’s History Award for excellence in teaching, for a project she undertook with her Grade 12 students at W.J. Mouat secondary in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford teacher to receive Governor General’s history award

School project that explored progress on 94 Calls to Action earns Canada’s top history prize

Jen Maxwell has won a Governor General’s History Award for excellence in teaching, for a project she undertook with her Grade 12 students at W.J. Mouat secondary in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
The new Abbotsford school board includes (clockwise from top left): Korky Neufeld, Stan Petersen, Jared White, Mike Rauch, Rupi Kanda-Rajwan, Preet Rai and Shirley Wilson. The board was inaugurated on Nov. 15. (Submitted image)

Neufeld and Rauch acclaimed to chair newest Abbotsford school board

Inauguration ceremony took place at school district’s newest school

The new Abbotsford school board includes (clockwise from top left): Korky Neufeld, Stan Petersen, Jared White, Mike Rauch, Rupi Kanda-Rajwan, Preet Rai and Shirley Wilson. The board was inaugurated on Nov. 15. (Submitted image)
Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services. (Abbotsford News file)

All animals safe after Abbotsford dairy farm barn fire

Firefighters were able to contain fire to the first building that caught fire, city says

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services. (Abbotsford News file)
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