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Eve Pohl of Abbotsford visits Korah, Ethiopia. She is the founder of the charity Hope for Korah, which holds a fundraiser in Abbotsford on Oct. 30.

Fundraiser in Abbotsford supports village of Korah, Ethiopia

Event on Oct. 30 raises funds for programs in poverty-stricken community

Eve Pohl of Abbotsford visits Korah, Ethiopia. She is the founder of the charity Hope for Korah, which holds a fundraiser in Abbotsford on Oct. 30.
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.

Defence wants evidence tossed out for former Abbotsford vice-principal charged with child porn

BC Supreme Court justice previously ruled that Mike Haire’s charter rights were breached

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.
The Empty Chest Haunted Adventure on Harris Road in Abbotsford is among the local Halloween activities and events taking place for 2021. (Photo: The Empty Chest)

Halloween events and activities planned in Abbotsford

Pumpkins in the Park and Haunted Adventure among offerings

The Empty Chest Haunted Adventure on Harris Road in Abbotsford is among the local Halloween activities and events taking place for 2021. (Photo: The Empty Chest)
The West Coast Women’s Show is among numerous events held annually at Tradex in Abbotsford. A local residents’ group is planning to submit a bid for the operation of the facility that would include continuing to hold trade and consumer shows. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Local group plans to submit bid to turn Abbotsford’s Tradex into athletics and health centre

Thrive Campus Ltd. also plans to hold consumer shows and community events

The West Coast Women’s Show is among numerous events held annually at Tradex in Abbotsford. A local residents’ group is planning to submit a bid for the operation of the facility that would include continuing to hold trade and consumer shows. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Renewable natural gas generated at the Net Zero Waste Abbotsford facility will be sold to FortisBC starting in early 2023. (PHOTO: Net Zero Waste Abbotsford)

Abbotsford facility to supply renewable natural gas to FortisBC

Net Zero Waste Abbotsford project expected to meet needs of 1,900 homes

Renewable natural gas generated at the Net Zero Waste Abbotsford facility will be sold to FortisBC starting in early 2023. (PHOTO: Net Zero Waste Abbotsford)
Investigators were on the scene Aug. 21, 2019 of a fatal hit-and-run that had occurred the night before on Marshall Road in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Woman sentenced for 2019 hit-and-run that killed pedestrian in Abbotsford

77-year-old man died after being struck by SUV on Marshall Road

Investigators were on the scene Aug. 21, 2019 of a fatal hit-and-run that had occurred the night before on Marshall Road in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Free COVID-19 rapid-test kits are being distributed Wednesday night (Oct. 20) in Abbotsford. (Engaged Communites photo)

Free COVID-19 rapid tests kits distributed in Abbotsford

Self-test kits being handed out Wednesday, Oct. 20

Free COVID-19 rapid-test kits are being distributed Wednesday night (Oct. 20) in Abbotsford. (Engaged Communites photo)
Fiona Doerksen of Chilliwack performed CPR on a man suffering an overdose in Abbotsford on Oct. 8. She is now urging others to carry naloxone kits, which reverse the effects of an overdose.

Chilliwack teen promotes Narcan kits after seeing near-fatal overdose in Abbotsford

Fiona Doerksen performed CPR outside dollar store on Oct. 8

Fiona Doerksen of Chilliwack performed CPR on a man suffering an overdose in Abbotsford on Oct. 8. She is now urging others to carry naloxone kits, which reverse the effects of an overdose.
Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)

Crystal meth worth $183K located at Abbotsford prison

Package containing the drugs seized Oct. 11 from Matsqui Institution

Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Abbotsford Police investigate reports of group possibly carrying guns

Incidents reported at Kipling Street and King Road on Oct. 14 and 16

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
Skully White operates Lullys Food Experience hotdog stand out of the Canadian Tire parking lot in Abbotsford. White has now signed a deal to run a stand inside Abbotsford Centre. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Popular gourmet hotdog stand cuts deal with Abbotsford Centre

Skully White’s Lullys will operate during hockey games and concerts

Skully White operates Lullys Food Experience hotdog stand out of the Canadian Tire parking lot in Abbotsford. White has now signed a deal to run a stand inside Abbotsford Centre. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Film Festival takes place Friday and Saturday (Oct. 15 and 16) at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford.

Abbotsford Film Festival held over two nights at The Reach

Event takes place Oct. 15 and 16 and includes entries from 48 Hour Film Competition

The Abbotsford Film Festival takes place Friday and Saturday (Oct. 15 and 16) at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford.
Fire damaged a house on Peardonville Road in Abbotsford on Friday morning (Oct. 15). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fire breaks out at home on Peardonville Road in Abbotsford

Blaze occurs Friday morning; damages second floor

Fire damaged a house on Peardonville Road in Abbotsford on Friday morning (Oct. 15). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A house under construction on Oakridge Crescent in west Abbotsford has concerned some of the neighbours. 
(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Neighbours concerned about large home under construction in Abbotsford

Residents of Oakridge Crescent say home will drive up property taxes

A house under construction on Oakridge Crescent in west Abbotsford has concerned some of the neighbours. 
(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Some of the floral watercolour paintings created by Debbie Mar’s Grade 3 students at Upper Sumas Elementary. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Grade 3 class connects with seniors through flowers

First project of Upper Sumas Elementary students is watercolour paintings

Some of the floral watercolour paintings created by Debbie Mar’s Grade 3 students at Upper Sumas Elementary. (Submitted photo)
Megan Kinnee, 19, was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)

Trial underway for man charged in Abbotsford motorcycle crash that killed Maple Ridge woman

Megan Kinnee, 19, died July 13, 2019 after motorcycle rear-ended SUV

Megan Kinnee, 19, was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)
Rapid COVID tests will be handed out in Abbotsford on Oct. 13. (Engaged Communities/ Facebook)

Free COVID test kits to be handed out in Abbotsford

Distribution by Engaged Communities takes place Wednesday, Oct. 13

Rapid COVID tests will be handed out in Abbotsford on Oct. 13. (Engaged Communities/ Facebook)
Abbotsford author Nikki Bergstresser has released a new children’s book.

Abbotsford author releases new children’s book

Nikki Bergstresser’s hopes Lila Lou’s Little Library inspires

Abbotsford author Nikki Bergstresser has released a new children’s book.
Abbotsford City Hall

Abbotsford council plans for $2.12M in property-tax exemptions for 2022

Charities, sports clubs and churches can exempt land and/or improvements from property taxes

Abbotsford City Hall
The City of Abbotsford is considering an application for a new cannabis outlet in Clearbrook Town Centre at 32500 South Fraser Way. (Black Press Media File)

New cannabis store in Abbotsford proceeds to public hearing stage

New applicant for previously approved outlet in Clearbrook Town Centre

The City of Abbotsford is considering an application for a new cannabis outlet in Clearbrook Town Centre at 32500 South Fraser Way. (Black Press Media File)