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Chain downsizing hits Abbotsford shopping centre

Five stores have recently closed their doors at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, and some consumers are asking what’s going on at Abbotsford’s retail hub.

Nehal Azab was the keynote speaker at Friday night's Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Fraser Valley Diversity Awards presented

They're coming to the airwaves with a new radio show offering Polish reggae, and that's the spirit that made UFV's radio station the big local winner in the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.

Nehal Azab was the keynote speaker at Friday night's Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Nexus lane considered for Abbotsford border crossing

The flow of traffic across the Abbotsford-Sumas border crossing may be getting faster, with the addition of proposed Nexus lanes, both north and south.

With the Canadian dollar at a 35-year high

Southbound dollars: Local businesses seeing high-flying loonie heading to the U.S.

A strong Canadian dollar is generally considered the sign of a robust economy. But as the loonie bulks up, so too do the lineups at border crossings, as bargain-seeking Canadians take their shopping dollars south.

With the Canadian dollar at a 35-year high
Abbotsford Corrections official Terry Hackett has recently returned form a year working at Afghanistan’s Sarposa Prison.

Abbotsford Corrections official back from a year in Afghanistan

Terry Hackett was in the warden’s office speaking with a man near the front gate of Sarposa Prison in Afghanistan’s Kandahar city, when the suicide bomber struck.

Abbotsford Corrections official Terry Hackett has recently returned form a year working at Afghanistan’s Sarposa Prison.
Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong (left) joins premier-elect Christy Clark and Liberal leadership race contenders George Abbott and Kevin Falcon on stage Saturday night at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

‘Someone who cares’: MLAs now wait to see Clark’s new cabinet

Out in the first count Saturday night, Liberal leadership candidate Mike de Jong was stressing party unit and confidence in B.C.’s premier elect, Christy Clark, on Monday morning.

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong (left) joins premier-elect Christy Clark and Liberal leadership race contenders George Abbott and Kevin Falcon on stage Saturday night at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong (left) with newly elected Liberal leader Christy Clark and leadership candidates George Abbott and Kevin Falcon.

No regrets, says de Jong

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong lost on the first ballot in the Liberal leadership race on Saturday night at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong (left) with newly elected Liberal leader Christy Clark and leadership candidates George Abbott and Kevin Falcon.
Abbotsford International Airport general manager Mike Pastro explains numerous improvement projects.

Stimulus project funding stretched at Abbotsford airport

The Abbotsford International Airport has been refurbished under the federal government's economic…

Abbotsford International Airport general manager Mike Pastro explains numerous improvement projects.
Playtime says its customers want a greater variety of slot machines at Chances Community Gaming Centre.

More slot machines: Abbotsford council to hear the pitch

Playtime Gaming is requesting that council lift its limit on slots and personal play bingo machines at the Chances Community Gaming Centre.

Playtime says its customers want a greater variety of slot machines at Chances Community Gaming Centre.
Concrete was being poured last week on a project that will see 41 apartment-style units provided for up to 84 women and their children who would otherwise be living on the street.

Building a foundation: New housing project for homeless women

It was September 2008 when the provincial government announced it would give…

Concrete was being poured last week on a project that will see 41 apartment-style units provided for up to 84 women and their children who would otherwise be living on the street.

Fraser Valley woman terrified over CT scan

Laura Moser's father died after a misinterpreted CT scan missed his cancer, and now the Fraser Valley woman is terrified over what her own scan might have missed.

An Abbotsford councillor questions the optics of spending $64

$64,000 for public art piece

The first work of art to be produced under the City of Abbotsford’s new public art policy has been erected at the new McCallum Road interchange at a cost to taxpayers of $64,000.

An Abbotsford councillor questions the optics of spending $64
Mike Hopcraft says government regulations have spelled the end to his reptile shelter in Abbotsford.

‘Reptile Guy’ out of business: Shelter provider puts animals up for sale

The Reptile Guy is out of business.
Mike Hopcraft has 100 different animals at his warehouse on Peardonville Road, including a 15-foot Burmese python, tortoises, a camen, an American alligator, spiders, scorpions and other creatures.
Now he has listed many for sale, and is looking to find homes for the others.

Mike Hopcraft says government regulations have spelled the end to his reptile shelter in Abbotsford.
UFV vice-president Eric Davis with a group of students at the Abbotsford campus.

Student demand outpaces government funding at UFV

A slowed B.C. economy has sent jobless people, young and old, back…

UFV vice-president Eric Davis with a group of students at the Abbotsford campus.

Mike de Jong lists financial backers of his campaign

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong has released a list of donors who have contributed to his campaign for the Liberal leadership.

De Jong signs up 12,000 new members

Make that 12,000 – not 10,000 – new Liberals signed on by the Mike de Jong Liberal leadership campaign.

Caretaker Ann Turner with the horse

Abbotsford firefighters rescue horse

It wasn't the standard firefighter's call, and it was a long way…

Caretaker Ann Turner with the horse
Marilyn Merrett (left) wants the return of a stolen wheelchair

Thieves steal wheelchair; needed for war vet and brain tumour patient

Marilyn Merrett couldn’t believe a thief would be so callous as to steal a wheelchair.

Marilyn Merrett (left) wants the return of a stolen wheelchair
Ken Pugh displays his insurance documents

Information on ICBC papers inviting crime

A recent rash of break-ins at the homes of Abbotsford church-goers is just the latest incarnation of an old crime.

Ken Pugh displays his insurance documents
Peter Schouten of Heppell’s Potato Corp. suffered some of the worst weather-related crop losses last fall that he has seen as a farmer.

Farmers face uncertainty about reimbursement for washed-out crops

Fall rains devastated potato and vegetable crops across the Fraser Valley, and now producers face uncertainty about how much the government is going to help them.

Peter Schouten of Heppell’s Potato Corp. suffered some of the worst weather-related crop losses last fall that he has seen as a farmer.