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Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun dons an Abby Strong t-shirt

Abbotsford mayor dons t-shirt, joins Abby Strong campaign

T-shirt and sticker sales support families of stabbing victims

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun dons an Abby Strong t-shirt
The tenants from the two basement suites in a home that went up in flames this week sit in the cafeteria of a local hotel

Families face uncertain future after house fire

Tuesday afternoon blaze has displaced three families

The tenants from the two basement suites in a home that went up in flames this week sit in the cafeteria of a local hotel
Superintendent Kevin Godden has said the school district will undergo a review of its safety protocols after two girls were stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary last week.

Security at Abbotsford schools to be reviewed after fatal stabbing

Abbotsford Senior has police and security guards on site for the week

Superintendent Kevin Godden has said the school district will undergo a review of its safety protocols after two girls were stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary last week.
Students at Abbotsford Senior Secondary have resources available to them for dealing with trauma from the double stabbing at the school last week.

Students should rely on community to heal from trauma after double stabbing: expert

Friends, family, teachers and others are good resources to help recovery from trauma

Students at Abbotsford Senior Secondary have resources available to them for dealing with trauma from the double stabbing at the school last week.
Cassandra Davis shows a needle she found while cleaning up garbage from Ravine Park in Abbotsford on Sunday.

School double stabbing motivates clean-up of nearby popular homeless camp

Sparked by tragic events earlier in the week, people came together to pick up trash

Cassandra Davis shows a needle she found while cleaning up garbage from Ravine Park in Abbotsford on Sunday.
This home was flooded by a broken water main early Saturday morning

Family recounts night their bedrooms flooded and the response days after

Displaced Abbotsford family being supported by Telus, which may have had hand in broken water main

This home was flooded by a broken water main early Saturday morning
Letisha Reimer's friends say she was a vivacious girl with a contagious laugh and a generous spirit.

‘She was in it for the people’: Letisha Reimer remembered

Friends reflect on a 13-year-old who they say had an irresistibly contagious laugh

Letisha Reimer's friends say she was a vivacious girl with a contagious laugh and a generous spirit.
The residents of this Abbotsford home have lost all their belongings that were on the lower floor after a broken water main flooded their basement early Saturday morning.

UPDATE: Family displaced by water main flooding less than two weeks after moving in

They didn't have renter's insurance and are living in a motel for now

The residents of this Abbotsford home have lost all their belongings that were on the lower floor after a broken water main flooded their basement early Saturday morning.
People who picked up condoms on UFV's campuses in both Abbotsford and Chilliwack are being warned not to use them

UPDATE: Holes poked in condoms at UFV Abbotsford prompts warning

Those who picked up condoms for free are being warned not to use them

People who picked up condoms on UFV's campuses in both Abbotsford and Chilliwack are being warned not to use them
Fentanyl and other drugs continue to take lives in Abbotsford and across the province.

Abbotsford death toll rises as overdose crisis rages on

Three more people died from illicit drugs last month

Fentanyl and other drugs continue to take lives in Abbotsford and across the province.
Joyce Paquette (left)

Generation Connect: teens and seniors carve new friendships

Program brings Robert Bateman Secondary students to seniors' homes once a month

Joyce Paquette (left)
Riley Windeler is a little person with big goals.

Little person raises awareness

New Abbotsford resident Riley Windeler spreads awareness of dwarfism

Riley Windeler is a little person with big goals.
A screenshot taken from a report proposing a new elementary school on Eagle Mountain.

New elementary school proposed for Eagle Mountain

School district has plans for a $13 million building to accommodate increasing enrolment

A screenshot taken from a report proposing a new elementary school on Eagle Mountain.
An electric kiln for firing clay was stolen from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts North Poplar last month.

Clay kiln stolen from ASIA North Poplar

Teacher upset that students have been unable to finish their clay creations

An electric kiln for firing clay was stolen from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts North Poplar last month.
A recently released survey reveals that Abbotsford residents are concerned about safety in their community.

Abbotsford seen as beautiful but unsafe: survey

Vital Signs Report shows how locals see the community they live in

A recently released survey reveals that Abbotsford residents are concerned about safety in their community.
A fire burned down Lou's Grill in Abbotsford earlier this month. The owner of the establishment has said he plans to rebuild the popular restaurant.

Lou’s Grill vows to rebuild

General Manager Michael Loukas says the restaurant aims to reopen by next summer

A fire burned down Lou's Grill in Abbotsford earlier this month. The owner of the establishment has said he plans to rebuild the popular restaurant.
Volunteers sort recyclable items from bags of trash at UFV's Abbotsford campus.

Trash audit brings attention to sustainability

UFV students pick through garbage to see how much material is missing the recycling bin

Volunteers sort recyclable items from bags of trash at UFV's Abbotsford campus.
Abbotsford Police Const. Pat Kelly aims a radar gun at traffic on Downes Road and Murphy Street in February.

Don’t blame traffic deaths on level of enforcement, police say

Abbotsford Police has reduced number of traffic cops in recent years

Abbotsford Police Const. Pat Kelly aims a radar gun at traffic on Downes Road and Murphy Street in February.
Abbotsford School District put together a special program to accommodate new Syrian refugee students when they arrived last February.

Syrian students settling well in Abbotsford

Resettlement program has worked quickly to integrate new students

Abbotsford School District put together a special program to accommodate new Syrian refugee students when they arrived last February.
The Alshayeb family have recently moved to Mt. Lehman and are working hard to integrate in the community. Back row

LONG ROAD HOME: A family starts fresh after a turbulent decade

Stateless refugees settle in Abbotsford after a chaotic life across several countries

The Alshayeb family have recently moved to Mt. Lehman and are working hard to integrate in the community. Back row