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Police were at the home for days in Abbotsford where Kamaljit Sandhu, 45, was killed on July 28. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News file)

Candlelight vigil planned for slain Abbotsford mother of two

Event being planned to help break the stigma surrounding discussions of violence against women

Police were at the home for days in Abbotsford where Kamaljit Sandhu, 45, was killed on July 28. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News file)
Kamaljit Sandhu of Abbotsford was killed on July 28. Her husband, Inderjit Sandhu, has been charged with first-degree murder in her death and will be in court in October to fix a date for trial.

Abbotsford man charged with murder of estranged wife back in court in October

Police believe Inderjit Sandhu, 48, killed his wife at their Abbotsford home

Kamaljit Sandhu of Abbotsford was killed on July 28. Her husband, Inderjit Sandhu, has been charged with first-degree murder in her death and will be in court in October to fix a date for trial.
This still image provided by SpaceX shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Space Force Station on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. SpaceX has had a busy month and is launching several more satellites into orbit this August.(SpaceX via AP)

VIDEO: Starlink satellite train wows stargazers across Abbotsford and beyond

Elon Musk’s SpaceX communications company launched 53 new satellites into orbit over the weekend

This still image provided by SpaceX shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Space Force Station on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. SpaceX has had a busy month and is launching several more satellites into orbit this August.(SpaceX via AP)
City of Abbotsford bylaw officers work at a Gladys Ave. homeless camp in 2018. (Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file)

Province funnels $625K to Abbotsford programs that help connect homeless population to services

MLA Pam Alexis says provincial investment will support people who are unhoused in Abbotsford

City of Abbotsford bylaw officers work at a Gladys Ave. homeless camp in 2018. (Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file)
Researchers at UFV are looking for new moms to participate in a 12-week study. (Pxhere)

New postpartum movement study at UFV needs 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)
Rails, Jails, & Trolleys documents the Indian farmer’s protest and was produced at the South Asian Studies Institute in Abbotsford.

UFV hosting screening of documentary on Indian farmers’ protest

Documentary filmmaker Henna Mann has also created a film about Abbotsford’s historic Gur Sikh Temple

Rails, Jails, & Trolleys documents the Indian farmer’s protest and was produced at the South Asian Studies Institute in Abbotsford.
Friends Elaina Wugalter (left) and Gayle Irving share a laugh at the Sardis Neighbourhood Farm Market at Carman United Church (in Chilliwack) on July 23. They are collecting signatures to bring a renal dialysis unit to Chilliwack for patients east of Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Kidney patients east of Abbotsford lobby for renal centre of their own

Patients in Chilliwack, Hope and beyond spending hours on highways several times a week

Friends Elaina Wugalter (left) and Gayle Irving share a laugh at the Sardis Neighbourhood Farm Market at Carman United Church (in Chilliwack) on July 23. They are collecting signatures to bring a renal dialysis unit to Chilliwack for patients east of Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
The Foundry is hoping to get youth in their Early Psychosis Intervention program doing some fun activities over the rest of the summer, including kayaking. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)

Foundry needs $800 to help make summer memories for Fraser Valley youth

Early psychosis intervention program needs funds for waterslides, kayak and to plan summer BBQ

The Foundry is hoping to get youth in their Early Psychosis Intervention program doing some fun activities over the rest of the summer, including kayaking. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)
Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)

B.C. Green MLA calls for protection of Hope’s Coquihalla River salmon population

Trans Mountain says they are following all regulations and has ‘taken great care’ at river site

Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)
Jared White is once again running for a seat at the Abbotsford board of education table. (Facebook/Jared White)

Abbotsford school board candidate from 2018 ramps up campaign

Jared White ran with Parents First Abbotsford and came just shy of earning place on board

Jared White is once again running for a seat at the Abbotsford board of education table. (Facebook/Jared White)
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun with the municipal flag, which has won a national contest. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s municipal flag flies high above the rest in online contest

Online flag contest included 64 flags from across Canada judged by voters

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun with the municipal flag, which has won a national contest. (Submitted)
Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)

Group claims Trans Mountain pipeline construction killing salmon near Hope

Trans Mountain project at Coquihalla River has permission to divert stream to replace, twin pipeline

Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
The latest activity in Hope on the Trans Mountain Pipeline is along Old Hope Princeton Way at the Coquihalla River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Pipeline construction in Hope will divert Coquihalla River this month

Trans Mountain says they will restore Coquilhalla River after replacing and adding pipeline section

The latest activity in Hope on the Trans Mountain Pipeline is along Old Hope Princeton Way at the Coquihalla River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
A CF-18, manned by Maple Ridge pilot, Cpt. Jesse Haggart-Smith, arrived in Abbotsford on Aug. 3 for the Abbotsford Airshow, which runs Friday through Sunday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

USAF Thunderbirds roar into Abbotsford for annual airshow

Popular American flight team will perform Saturday and Sunday

A CF-18, manned by Maple Ridge pilot, Cpt. Jesse Haggart-Smith, arrived in Abbotsford on Aug. 3 for the Abbotsford Airshow, which runs Friday through Sunday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Spuzzum First Nation annual First Fish ceremony features family fun, great food and an appreciation of the abundance of nature in a spirit of Indigenous reconciliation. (Submitted)

First Fish ceremony honours abundance of salmon for Spuzzum First Nation

Public invited to attend annual traditional event on Aug. 6 at Alexandra Bridge

The Spuzzum First Nation annual First Fish ceremony features family fun, great food and an appreciation of the abundance of nature in a spirit of Indigenous reconciliation. (Submitted)
An Abbotsford police officer got an assist from a resident when he ran out of gas in a residential neighbourhood recently. (Facebook/Tara Lee MacLeod)

One good turn: Good Samaritan voluntarily fills Abbotsford police officer’s gas tank

Woman offers up gas to stranded officer even as prices at the pump stay high

An Abbotsford police officer got an assist from a resident when he ran out of gas in a residential neighbourhood recently. (Facebook/Tara Lee MacLeod)
IHIT is investigating the death of a woman in Abbotsford on July 28. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News file)

UPDATE: IHIT identifies victim of Abbotsford homicide as mom of two, Kamaljit Sandhu

Inderjit Sandhu, 48, to remain in custody under his next court appearance

IHIT is investigating the death of a woman in Abbotsford on July 28. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News file)
Kaycee Meier, a senior member of the Sumas Holstein 4H, shows junior member Kylie how to apply a product to the top line of a calve for shows, the first morning of the Abbotsford Agrifair, July 29. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Baby goats, calves and more in 4H barns all weekend at Abbotsford Agrifair

It’s a busy weekend of hard work for youth who bring their 4H projects to fairs

Kaycee Meier, a senior member of the Sumas Holstein 4H, shows junior member Kylie how to apply a product to the top line of a calve for shows, the first morning of the Abbotsford Agrifair, July 29. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
IHIT is investigating the death of a woman in Abbotsford on July 28. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Woman killed in assault in Abbotsford; IHIT investigating

Abbotsford Police have suspect in custody after responding to assault in progress

IHIT is investigating the death of a woman in Abbotsford on July 28. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)