Vikki Hopes

Returning to Agrifair this year are the usual 4-H displays and barnyard animals. Last year's fair was held as a drive-thru, but it returns as an in-person event for 2021. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Agrifair to return as in-person event for 2021

Event free from July 30 to Aug. 1, with limited tickets available

Returning to Agrifair this year are the usual 4-H displays and barnyard animals. Last year's fair was held as a drive-thru, but it returns as an in-person event for 2021. (Abbotsford News file photo)
“Berry” will be at Yoga in the Park at Jubilee Park on July 14 as part of Very Berry Week, running July 10 to 17.

Very Berry Week in Abbotsford features plenty of activities

Week runs July 10 to 17 in place of annual Berry Festival

“Berry” will be at Yoga in the Park at Jubilee Park on July 14 as part of Very Berry Week, running July 10 to 17.
Long-time Abbotsford Michael Hadac has been pushing for more substantial repairs, or the replacement, of the floating dock at Mill Lake. The city has now issued a request for proposals for its replacement. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Aging floating dock to be replaced at Mill Lake in Abbotsford

City also awards contract to develop long-term plans for park

Long-time Abbotsford Michael Hadac has been pushing for more substantial repairs, or the replacement, of the floating dock at Mill Lake. The city has now issued a request for proposals for its replacement. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.

Former Abbotsford vice-principal charged with child porn had charter rights breached, judge rules

Judge says search warrant against Mike Haire was invalid, making evidence inadmissible

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.
Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

Abbotsford killer’s parole eligibility set at 16 years

Gabriel Klein sentenced for the 2016 fatal stabbing of Letisha Reimer

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

Sentencing slated for Abbotsford school killer

Judge scheduled to give decision Wednesday on Gabriel Klein’s parole eligibility

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a possible child-luring incident that occurred on July 4. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Police in Abbotsford investigate possible child-luring incident involving 2 men

One man was carrying two hockey sticks and said he was a professional athlete, police say

The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a possible child-luring incident that occurred on July 4. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Fire damaged a new home under construction at Hopedale Crescent and Victoria Street in Abbotsford on Monday evening (July 5). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fire damages new home under construction in Abbotsford

Blaze occurs Monday night at Hopedale Crescent and Victoria Street

Fire damaged a new home under construction at Hopedale Crescent and Victoria Street in Abbotsford on Monday evening (July 5). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A large police presence was on hand Monday afternoon (July 5) on Clinton Avenue, east of Clearbrook Road, after a body was found in a parking lot of Clearbrook Park. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Homicide investigation underway after body found in Abbotsford park

Body discovered early Monday morning in Clearbrook Park

A large police presence was on hand Monday afternoon (July 5) on Clinton Avenue, east of Clearbrook Road, after a body was found in a parking lot of Clearbrook Park. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Edward Ewen of Abbotsford celebrates his 100th birthday on June 27.

War veteran Ed Ewen of Abbotsford celebrates 100th birthday

Born in England, he came to Canada in 1952 and raised a blended family of 10 kids

Edward Ewen of Abbotsford celebrates his 100th birthday on June 27.
Sophie Michael of Abbotsford has been awarded a scholarship to receive firefighter training in Texas. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford woman receives scholarship for firefighter training in Texas

Sophie Michael will receive online training and attend two-week boot camp

Sophie Michael of Abbotsford has been awarded a scholarship to receive firefighter training in Texas. (Submitted photo)
Eugene Reimer Middle School has released four videos to complement its Equity Backpack Project. (Screenshot from video)

Video series released in conjunction with Equity Backpack Project in Abbotsford

Eugene Reimer Middle School videos address topics such as identity and belonging

Eugene Reimer Middle School has released four videos to complement its Equity Backpack Project. (Screenshot from video)
Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed down on Sept. 11, 2020 following a police-involved shooting outside of the Cabela’s store. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Man pleads guilty to Abbotsford incident in which pepper-sprayed officer shot him

John Moon was one of two men involved in incident outside of Cabela’s last September

Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed down on Sept. 11, 2020 following a police-involved shooting outside of the Cabela’s store. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Emergency crews were on the scene of a hit-and-run on Highway 11 that resulted in the death of a pedestrian on Oct. 17, 2019. (Kevin MacDonald file photo)

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

Surjit Sidhu previously pleaded guilty to collision on Abbotsford-Mission Highway

Emergency crews were on the scene of a hit-and-run on Highway 11 that resulted in the death of a pedestrian on Oct. 17, 2019. (Kevin MacDonald file photo)
Two peregrine falcon chicks have now hatched at a quarry in Abbotsford. Operators of the quarry have had their wildlife permit suspended for the second time in a month. (Submitted photo)

Wildlife permit suspended 2nd time for Abbotsford quarry with peregrine falcons

Operator has failed to follow 50-metre protective buffer zone, says province

Two peregrine falcon chicks have now hatched at a quarry in Abbotsford. Operators of the quarry have had their wildlife permit suspended for the second time in a month. (Submitted photo)
Letisha Reimer, 13, was fatally stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary on Nov. 1, 2016. (Facebook photo)

Victim’s mom tells Abbotsford school killer: ‘I hope that you never have another moment of peace’

Sentencing hearing begins for man convicted of killing Letisha Reimer, 13, in 2016

Letisha Reimer, 13, was fatally stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary on Nov. 1, 2016. (Facebook photo)
Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

Sentencing hearing scheduled for Abbotsford school killer

Proceedings on June 23 and 25 will determine parole eligibility for Gabriel Klein

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Charges laid after suspect rams police cars in Abbotsford, injures officer and flees to Langley

Incident on Saturday night began with reports of a theft in progress

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
Robin Sanford and her fiance Simon Park were married in an impromptu ceremony at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 16. (Submitted photo)

Mom dies day after witnessing daughter’s hospital wedding in Abbotsford

Nurses help arrange impromptu ceremony in 3 hours for bride and groom

Robin Sanford and her fiance Simon Park were married in an impromptu ceremony at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 16. (Submitted photo)
A GoFundMe campaign has been started for Heather Jensen of Abbotsford, who is battling an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Online fundraiser started for Abbotsford woman fighting aggressive breast cancer

Heather Jensen is unable to work during her health battle

A GoFundMe campaign has been started for Heather Jensen of Abbotsford, who is battling an aggressive form of breast cancer.