Neil Corbett

Tina Stewart

Japanese delegation tours Abbotsford’s historic downtown

A delegation from Abbotsford’s Japanese sister city, Fukagawa, visits about every two years, and on this occasion, the visitors are interested in the urban renewal underway in the city’s historic downtown.

Tina Stewart
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Christy Clark join Kabal Hundal

PM and premier join Abbotsford Gur Sikh Temple celebration

Thousands of Abbotsford Sikhs were joined by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Premier Christy Clark, Mayor George Peary and many other high profile guests in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Gur Sikh Temple on Sunday morning.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Christy Clark join Kabal Hundal

HST result a setback for the economy and a message to the government – van Dongen

The vote to repeal the HST is admittedly a setback for both the provincial economy, and for the Liberal government politically, Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen said in the wake of Friday morning's HST referendum announcement.

A candlelit memorial formed part of an informal ceremony held Thursday night for the teen victim of a fall the day before.

Informal memorial service for Abbotsford victim of fall

Estimated 200 remember popular 15-year-old

A candlelit memorial formed part of an informal ceremony held Thursday night for the teen victim of a fall the day before.
Firefighters battle a house fire on Oakhill Drive early Friday evening.

Update: Suspicous house fire on Oakhill in Abbotsford

The Abbotsford Police Department is asking for more witnesses to come forward after a suspicious fire destroyed an Oakhill Drive home last Friday evening.

Firefighters battle a house fire on Oakhill Drive early Friday evening.
The suspect in a border-jumping incident sits in the back of an Abbotsford police cruiser.

Border-jumper captured in Abbotsford

Police dog tracked suspect down in a field

The suspect in a border-jumping incident sits in the back of an Abbotsford police cruiser.
Joel Friesen (24) and the rest of the UFV Cascades found little room to operate against a big

A Texas-sized victory

The UFV Cascades began their exhibition season this week, with a decisive loss to a tough NCAA school.

Joel Friesen (24) and the rest of the UFV Cascades found little room to operate against a big
NDP leader Jack Layton passed away Monday.

Jack Layton legacy recalled

“I was prepared for his death, but not this morning,” said Scott Fast, who was stunned by the passing of federal New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton early Monday.

NDP leader Jack Layton passed away Monday.
Jim Costinak’s warm heart is well-known at Ekos

‘Happy, helpful’ Jim Costinak picks up the tab for many

Every restaurant and bar in Abbotsford has its regulars, but there is likely only one Jim Costinak.

Jim Costinak’s warm heart is well-known at Ekos
Amy Schmidt made a music video with Ugandan children during her first trip there.

Off to Uganda: Abbotsford woman to teach orphaned kids and former child soldiers

An Abbotsford educator recently left for Uganda, where she will teach former child soldiers and children who have been orphaned by war.

Amy Schmidt made a music video with Ugandan children during her first trip there.

Aird Flavelle to seek seat on Abbotsford council this fall

Longtime council watcher Aird Flavelle wants a seat at the table.
He has announced he will run for council in the municipal election on Nov. 15.

Vern Siemens of Mt. Lehman Winery has been honoured with a B.C. Lieutenant Governor's Award for his wine.

Mt. Lehman Winery wins award

B.C. Lieutenant Governor Steven Point brought a bus with consul members from across the globe to Mt. Lehman Winery on Friday evening, and an award of excellence for the local winemaker.

Vern Siemens of Mt. Lehman Winery has been honoured with a B.C. Lieutenant Governor's Award for his wine.
Jodie Dunlop and Stewie

Locked up for a cause

Abbotsford SPCA branch manager Jodi Dunlop is going to put herself through what the kennelled dogs at the facility experience, right down to wearing a collar.

Jodie Dunlop and Stewie

Abbotsford/Mission area leads Fraser Valley Real Estate Board in affordability

Abbotsford and Mission housing prices remain significantly more affordable than the rest of the communities in the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

Animals seized from pet hoarder

SPCA investigators worked into Wednesday's early morning hours catching and processing numerous animals seized from a "hoarding situation" on Baldwin Road in Abbotsford.

Police investigate the scene on Marshall Road where a flag person was struck by a dump truck.

UPDATE: Flagger run over by dump truck in Abbotsford now in stable condition

A 46-year-old traffic flag person working on Marshall Road was hit by a dump truck on Wednesday afternoon at about 4 p.m.

Police investigate the scene on Marshall Road where a flag person was struck by a dump truck.

UFV filling up, sets July 20 deadline for applications

Already, UFV is nearly full for the falll semester. Students wanting to take open studies have a deadline of July 20 to submit their applications.

Huntingdon crossing closed when explosives found

The Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing was closed for three hours late Thursday evening, after border officers found U.S. military explosives on a vehicle coming from the U.S.

NDP Leader Adrian Dix addresses part of the crowd in Abbotsford on Tuesday night.

Dix brings anti-HST campaign to Abbotsford

NDP Leader Adrian Dix brought his ant-HST campaign to Abbotsford on Tuesday.

NDP Leader Adrian Dix addresses part of the crowd in Abbotsford on Tuesday night.
Abbotsford Police Const Steve Kern wants to personally thank seven people who came to his aide during the Stanley Cup riots in Vancouver.

Abbotsford Police seek seven heroic citizens

An Abbotsford Police officer who was alone and facing a menacing crowd during Vancouver's Stanley Cup riot wants to meet and personally thank the members of the public who put themselves in harm's way to assist him.

Abbotsford Police Const Steve Kern wants to personally thank seven people who came to his aide during the Stanley Cup riots in Vancouver.