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Dog deal done: Abbotsford houses animals in Chilliwack facility
It will cost approximately $17,000 a month to run Abbotsford’s animal control services, which represents a monthly saving of $11,000.
Council voted in favour of a proposal to house rescued dogs at Chilliwack’s Wolfe Road facility.
City won’t release Abbotsford Heat budget, public will be updated once a year
Taxpayers have to wait until summer to find out if they'll financially support the Abbotsford Heat for a second year.
City manager Frank Pizzuto has no plans to release details of the AHL hockey club's 2010/11 budget, until the season is over and final figures are calculated.
Metro invests $4.3 million in Abbotsford parks
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks has spent $4.3 million to purchase 165 acres of land on the western flank of Sumas Mountain, with the intention of creating a park for hiking, mountain biking and light recreation.
“This is good news,” said Abbotsford Mayor George Peary. “Metro Vancouver sees Sumas Mountain, as we do, as a jewel.”
Abbotsford approves 9% wage increase for mayor; 7% for councillors
It will cost Abbotsford taxpayers an extra $27,900 per year for the city’s next council, along with an additional $15,000 in benefits.
On Monday, council approved a wage increase of nine per cent for the mayor and seven per cent for councillors, effective Dec. 1, 2011, shortly after the municipal election in November.
The mayor’s salary climbs from $86,600 to $94,500, while councillors will go from $34,700 to $37,200.
No conflict of interest, says Coun. Patricia Ross
With the City of Abbotsford looking at opting out of the Fraser Valley Regional District, one member of council finds herself in a difficult position.
Wage increase: Study suggests nine per cent for Abbotsford mayor, seven per cent for councillors
City councillors could vote for a raise on Monday.
A report, presented by city manager Frank Pizzuto, is recommending a wage increase of nine per cent for the mayor and seven per cent for councillors, beginning in December of 2011 – after the next municipal election.
Chilliwack will take in Abbotsford dogs
Abbotsford has solved its dog pound dilemma – temporarily.
Chilliwack has agreed to board dogs, normally housed at Mainland Municipal Animal Control Services in Aldergrove, until a permanent solution can be found. The Aldergrove facility ended its business relationship with Abbotsford in January.
Mike de Jong takes Liberal leadership bid to Abbotsford
British Columbia needs a new salesman and Mike de Jong is applying for the job.
The local MLA, and Liberal leadership candidate, was in his home-town of Abbotsford Monday to speak to a crowd of 300 supporters at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre.
Abbotsford points north as example of regional district separation
With Abbotsford considering a separation from the Fraser Valley Regional District, would the provincial government allow the city to leave?
Some critics believe not.
Abbotsford practices earthquake drill
There was no emergency, but a mass evacuation took place Wednesday.
School children, municipal workers, firefighters and Abbotsford Police officers were among more than 480,000 people across the province who participated in a mock earthquake drill.
The inaugural Great British Columbia Shake-Out saw people practice the “Stop, Cov
Leaving Fraser Valley Regional District may take up to two years
Abbotsford will continue its quest to leave the Fraser Valley Regional District, and move to single tier governance.
City staff recommend Abbotsford leave Fraser Valley Regional Dstrict
Abbotsford’s days as a member of the Fraser Valley Regional District may…