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Two Abbotsford farms are holding drive-thru Easter events from April 2 to 4. (Stock photo from pxhere.com)

Two Abbotsford farms hold drive-thru events for Easter

Maan Farms and Tave Family Farms hold events from April 2-4

Two Abbotsford farms are holding drive-thru Easter events from April 2 to 4. (Stock photo from pxhere.com)
Bakerview EcoDairy is one of four Abbotsford businesses that have received a total of $1.6 million in agritech grants announced March 26 by the provincial government. (Facebook photo)

Four Abbotsford companies receive $1.6 million in agritech grants

Projects include regenerative organic farm and nutrient recovery

Bakerview EcoDairy is one of four Abbotsford businesses that have received a total of $1.6 million in agritech grants announced March 26 by the provincial government. (Facebook photo)
A GoFundMe campaign has been started for the family of Greta Loewen, 11, who has had serious complications from spinal surgery. Greta required the surgery to stabilize her spine, which was damaged from cancer treatment.

GoFundMe campaign to help Abbotsford girl, 11, paralyzed after spinal surgery

Greta Loewen survived bone cancer, but treatment took a toll on her spine

A GoFundMe campaign has been started for the family of Greta Loewen, 11, who has had serious complications from spinal surgery. Greta required the surgery to stabilize her spine, which was damaged from cancer treatment.
Two conservation projects in the Abbotsford area have received provincial funding, including for a fish habitat survey through the Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance.

Provincial funding supports two Abbotsford-area conservation projects

Nature stewards and fish habitat survey among 60 projects funded across B.C.

Two conservation projects in the Abbotsford area have received provincial funding, including for a fish habitat survey through the Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance.
The new Fraser Valley Artisans Food Hub in Abbotsford will include a shared kitchen. Another $50,000 in provincial funding has been announced for the project. (Stock photo by Johnathan Macedo on Unsplash)

Another $50K announced for new Fraser Valley Artisans Food Hub

Project in Abbotsford to include business training and shared kitchen for product development

The new Fraser Valley Artisans Food Hub in Abbotsford will include a shared kitchen. Another $50,000 in provincial funding has been announced for the project. (Stock photo by Johnathan Macedo on Unsplash)
The City of Abbotsford is asking for proposals for the operation of Tradex, which is currently run by Tourism Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

City of Abbotsford seeks proposals for operation of Tradex

Mayor says city has responsiblity to taxpayers to ensure facility is ‘revenue-generating asset’

The City of Abbotsford is asking for proposals for the operation of Tradex, which is currently run by Tourism Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
A 66-unit townhouse project has been proposed on the west side of Clearbrook Road just north of George Ferguson Way.

66-unit townhouse development proposed for Clearbrook Road

Project located on seven lots just north of George Ferguson Way

A 66-unit townhouse project has been proposed on the west side of Clearbrook Road just north of George Ferguson Way.
Jarrod Bacon is show here in a 2009 court appearance in Surrey. (Black Press file photo)

Former gangster Jarrod Bacon released from prison, with more stringent conditions

Red Scorpion member, formerly of Abbotsford, had his release suspended in December

Jarrod Bacon is show here in a 2009 court appearance in Surrey. (Black Press file photo)
File photo by Dale Klippenstein

Homicide investigation underway in Abbotsford following hang-up 911 call

Man dies after call placed on March 3 from 32300 block of Slocan Drive

File photo by Dale Klippenstein
Reinhard “Bud” Loewen has now been charged with the alleged sexual assaults of three women during massage treatments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford masseur now charged with alleged sexual assaults of 3 women

Bud Loewen of Bud’s Massage Therapy was first arrested in December

Reinhard “Bud” Loewen has now been charged with the alleged sexual assaults of three women during massage treatments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)
Cindy Rowell, a director on the Agrifair board, participates in the Safari Drive-Thru held in 2020. A drive-thru is again being planned for the 2021 fair. (Photo: Betty Johnston)

Abbotsford Agrifair announces drive-thru for 2021 – and this time it’s free

Event builds on success of last year’s Drive-Thru Safari for its 110th year

Cindy Rowell, a director on the Agrifair board, participates in the Safari Drive-Thru held in 2020. A drive-thru is again being planned for the 2021 fair. (Photo: Betty Johnston)
Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last done in the summer of 2016. If provincial funding is approved, a joint study between the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack will look at flood risk and mitigation planning, including sediment removal.

City of Abbotsford applies for grant for Vedder River flood-risk study

Assessment would be joint project with the City of Chilliwack

Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last done in the summer of 2016. If provincial funding is approved, a joint study between the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack will look at flood risk and mitigation planning, including sediment removal.
Mitchell Mousseau has been sentenced for a robbery on Aug. 9, 2019 at the HSBC bank at the corner of South Fraser Way and Trethewey Street in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)

Man sentenced to time served for robberies in Abbotsford and Surrey

Mitchell Mousseau was charged in 2019 and 2020; has several prior convictions

Mitchell Mousseau has been sentenced for a robbery on Aug. 9, 2019 at the HSBC bank at the corner of South Fraser Way and Trethewey Street in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)
The City of Abbotsford is applying for federal funding to expand its Go Play Outside program, which would include the purchase of an “outdoor mobile skating surface” for the winter months. (Stock photo by Ron Porter from Pixabay)

Abbotsford to apply for $140K to expand Go Play Outside program

Federal funding would allow for purchase of ‘outdoor mobile skating surface’

The City of Abbotsford is applying for federal funding to expand its Go Play Outside program, which would include the purchase of an “outdoor mobile skating surface” for the winter months. (Stock photo by Ron Porter from Pixabay)
Abbotsford council has approved spending $250,000 to build two pit washrooms at Albert Dyck Park. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)

Abbotsford council approves $250K for washrooms at Albert Dyck Park

Funding for ‘highest ranked’ project to come mainly from development cost charges

Abbotsford council has approved spending $250,000 to build two pit washrooms at Albert Dyck Park. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)
Bob (left) and Rob Brandsma get ready to hand off items to winning bidders last Friday (March 12) at Abby Stockyard following this year’s virtual Make a Difference Sale, which ran March 8 to 11. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford raises highest total ever

Event goes virtual in 2021 for first time, raising $320K for foodgrains bank

Bob (left) and Rob Brandsma get ready to hand off items to winning bidders last Friday (March 12) at Abby Stockyard following this year’s virtual Make a Difference Sale, which ran March 8 to 11. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A GoFundMe campaign has been started in support of Samantha Chalifoux, whose son Traevon, 17, was found dead in a closet of an Abbotsford group home in September after being reported missing four days earlier.

Mom of teen found dead in Abbotsford group home still seeking answers

GoFundMe campaign is raising money for Samantha Chalifoux’s legal fight

A GoFundMe campaign has been started in support of Samantha Chalifoux, whose son Traevon, 17, was found dead in a closet of an Abbotsford group home in September after being reported missing four days earlier.
A Mission teen has been arrested and charged in Abbotsford after holding a gun (later proven to be a BB gun) while approaching two females. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford Police arrest Mission teen who approached pair while holding ‘gun’

Police said BB gun ‘appeared real’ during incident on Southern Drive

A Mission teen has been arrested and charged in Abbotsford after holding a gun (later proven to be a BB gun) while approaching two females. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Break-in suspect arrested in Abbotsford within 3 minutes of call coming in

Patrol officers find hole cut in fence in 31800 block of Mercantile Way

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
Krista Macinnis is organizing a solidarity walk on Saturday in Abbotsford to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. (Submitted photo)

MMIW walk in Abbotsford being led by mom who spoke out about residential-school homework

Krista Macinnis wants to bring awareness to issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women

Krista Macinnis is organizing a solidarity walk on Saturday in Abbotsford to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. (Submitted photo)