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Abbotsford West candidates spar on Highway 1, light rail, housing and snap election

Abbotsford West candidates spar on Highway 1, light rail, housing and snap election

NDP’s Rai declines to defend his party’s decision to trigger a snap election

Abbotsford West candidates spar on Highway 1, light rail, housing and snap election
Fraser Highway is on the left. Highway 1 is on the right. Abbotsford News file photos

BC NDP corrects platform after promising to widen wrong highway to Abbotsford

Party says route is ‘critical transportation link’ from Surrey to Abbotsford

Fraser Highway is on the left. Highway 1 is on the right. Abbotsford News file photos
The Abbotsford school district says arranging classes this year was a stiff challenge for staff

Many parents changed minds about enrolling kids in Abbotsford’s transition schooling program

District says conversations changed many minds, but some parents blame transition program structure

The Abbotsford school district says arranging classes this year was a stiff challenge for staff
Huge 879-unit central Abbotsford seniors development to go to public hearing

Huge 879-unit central Abbotsford seniors development to go to public hearing

First stage would see building of 300 apartments for seniors, to be managed by Menno Place operators

Huge 879-unit central Abbotsford seniors development to go to public hearing
The City of Abbotsford is planning on building new bathrooms in several city parks, including Berry Park. Google Street View image

Several Abbotsford parks set for new bathrooms; vandals help drive price tags above $500k

City of Abbotsford asking feds and province for money to speed up shelter and washroom park plans

The City of Abbotsford is planning on building new bathrooms in several city parks, including Berry Park. Google Street View image
Small grocery store planned for Abbotsford’s historic downtown

Small grocery store planned for Abbotsford’s historic downtown

Local Food Supply Co. would operate out of Rail District building on West Railway Street

Small grocery store planned for Abbotsford’s historic downtown
Voters will head to the polls in late October for British Columbia's provincial election.

Final candidate list for Abbotsford ridings

Fourteen candidates are running in the three local Abbotsford-area seats

Voters will head to the polls in late October for British Columbia's provincial election.
Voting by mail will be possible in next Abbotsford municipal election

Voting by mail will be possible in next Abbotsford municipal election

Council confirms changes to make voting easier in 2022 – or 2021, if a by-election takes place

Voting by mail will be possible in next Abbotsford municipal election
B.C.’s hospitals still have thousands of empty beds in case of COVID surge

B.C.’s hospitals still have thousands of empty beds in case of COVID surge

Interior Health at 94 per cent capacity; Fraser Health at 64 per cent

B.C.’s hospitals still have thousands of empty beds in case of COVID surge
Candidate nominations for the upcoming provincial election closed Friday (Oct. 2).

Virtual Abbotsford all-candidates meetings set for next week

Events will be recorded and viewable online

Candidate nominations for the upcoming provincial election closed Friday (Oct. 2).
Abbotsford’s classes were among the most-crowded in the region last year, provincial data show.

Abbotsford had B.C.’s most-crowded Grade 4-7 classrooms last year

District was only one in Fraser Health to ask for cohort expansion

Abbotsford’s classes were among the most-crowded in the region last year, provincial data show.
New industrial growth plan should still include conversion of farmland, Abbotsford mayor says

New industrial growth plan should still include conversion of farmland, Abbotsford mayor says

Province denied city’s 2018 request to exclude lands from the Agriculture Land Reserve

New industrial growth plan should still include conversion of farmland, Abbotsford mayor says
Abbotsford has a COVID-19 rate 10 times higher than Chilliwack

Abbotsford has a COVID-19 rate 10 times higher than Chilliwack

Abbotsford has been much harder hit by COVID-19 than its neighbour to the east

Abbotsford has a COVID-19 rate 10 times higher than Chilliwack
Heavy rain, strong winds may bring power outages and localized flooding to Fraser Valley this week
Heavy rain, strong winds may bring power outages and localized flooding to Fraser Valley this week
60 middle school students in one Abbotsford classroom? It’s true, stunned parent is told

60 middle school students in one Abbotsford classroom? It’s true, stunned parent is told

Parent says she was in disbelief when her son told her he was in a class with 60 other kids

60 middle school students in one Abbotsford classroom? It’s true, stunned parent is told
Abbotsford parents upset as district gets cohort exemption to maximize class sizes at elementary school

Abbotsford parents upset as district gets cohort exemption to maximize class sizes at elementary school

Classes and cohorts shuffled after division eliminated at King Traditional elementary school

Abbotsford parents upset as district gets cohort exemption to maximize class sizes at elementary school
Canuck Empire Brewing plans to open a microbrewery across from Abbotsford Centre and the University of the Fraser Valley. Images via City of Abbotsford staff report

Craft brewery near Abbotsford Centre gets OK from council

No objections to Canuck Empire Brewery’s plans for site near University of the Fraser Valley

Canuck Empire Brewing plans to open a microbrewery across from Abbotsford Centre and the University of the Fraser Valley. Images via City of Abbotsford staff report
COLUMN: We don’t need an election. But it’s 2020, so we’ll probably get one anyways.

COLUMN: We don’t need an election. But it’s 2020, so we’ll probably get one anyways.

There are only selfish reasons for the NDP to trigger an election this fall

COLUMN: We don’t need an election. But it’s 2020, so we’ll probably get one anyways.
Say ‘Hi’ to the mountains (and rain): The smoke is gone from the Fraser Valley, for now

Say ‘Hi’ to the mountains (and rain): The smoke is gone from the Fraser Valley, for now

Saturday’s Fraser Valley air quality forecast at ‘moderate risk,’ but morning showers leave skies clear

Say ‘Hi’ to the mountains (and rain): The smoke is gone from the Fraser Valley, for now
Machine pistol among 14 firearms seized from Alaska man at Abbotsford border crossing

Machine pistol among 14 firearms seized from Alaska man at Abbotsford border crossing

Corey Scott Kettering faces charges of smuggling and prohibited firearm possession

Machine pistol among 14 firearms seized from Alaska man at Abbotsford border crossing
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