Vikki Hopes

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Abbotsford Police warn about scam phone calls that display their name

Caller claims victim’s identity has been compromised and they need to send money

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Two vehicles collided head-on May 24 on North Parallel Road, just east of Whatcom Road. (Curtis Kreklau / South Fraser News Service)

Abbotsford Police seek witnesses to head-on crash resulting in serious injuries

Investigators say alcohol and speed are suspected in crash on May 24

Two vehicles collided head-on May 24 on North Parallel Road, just east of Whatcom Road. (Curtis Kreklau / South Fraser News Service)
Fraser Valley Charcuterie recently launched out of Boardwalk Cafe on Essendene Avenue in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford charcuterie-only business now open

Meat-and-cheese boxes sold out of Boardwalk Cafe on Essendene Avenue

Fraser Valley Charcuterie recently launched out of Boardwalk Cafe on Essendene Avenue in Abbotsford.
Jayden Ned (right), seen here with friend Clinton Hugh on MacKay Creek Trail on Saturday (June 5), is planning to run a total of 215 kilometres (at least 10 kilometres a day) in memory of the 215 children whose remains were found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford man to run 215 km in memory of residential school victims

Jayden Ned raising money for Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Jayden Ned (right), seen here with friend Clinton Hugh on MacKay Creek Trail on Saturday (June 5), is planning to run a total of 215 kilometres (at least 10 kilometres a day) in memory of the 215 children whose remains were found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Submitted photo)
One of the 11 new exam areas in the expanded emergency department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Expanded emergency department opens at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

‘Timely emergency care in a modern space,’ says health minister

One of the 11 new exam areas in the expanded emergency department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Police in Abbotsford pulled over a stolen truck on Dec. 7, 2020, and found a loaded handgun inside. A man and a woman from Alberta were charged. (Abbotsford Police photo)

Alberta couple plead guilty to Abbotsford incident involving loaded gun in stolen truck

Austin Graham receives $300 fine; Brooke Goodwin slated for sentencing June 14

Police in Abbotsford pulled over a stolen truck on Dec. 7, 2020, and found a loaded handgun inside. A man and a woman from Alberta were charged. (Abbotsford Police photo)
Police arrest the suspect in an attempted armed bank robbery on Wednesday morning (June 2) at the Scotiabank at Gladwin Road and South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Photo by Garry Amyot)

Suspect charged in relation to thwarted armed robbery at Abbotsford bank

Neil Robert Simpson, 46, has long criminal history, including previous robberies

Police arrest the suspect in an attempted armed bank robbery on Wednesday morning (June 2) at the Scotiabank at Gladwin Road and South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Photo by Garry Amyot)
The Red Lion Inn and Suites on Pauline Street in Abbotsford has been sold as a temporary shelter space for 30 people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. The long-term plan is for the hotel and two adjacent lots to become a permanent supportive-housing building.

Abbotsford hotel sold as part of long-term supportive-housing plan

Red Lion Inn and Suites on Pauline Street will start as 30-space temporary shelter

The Red Lion Inn and Suites on Pauline Street in Abbotsford has been sold as a temporary shelter space for 30 people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. The long-term plan is for the hotel and two adjacent lots to become a permanent supportive-housing building.
Dylan Shane Pelly has been charged with 13 offences related to a 2018 home invasion of a licensed grow-op in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)

Man faces 13 charges related to home invasion of licensed grow-op in Abbotsford

Incident took place in January 2018 in 2200 block of Windsor Street

Dylan Shane Pelly has been charged with 13 offences related to a 2018 home invasion of a licensed grow-op in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)
Police arrest the suspect in an attempted armed bank robbery on Wednesday morning (June 2) at the Scotiabank at Gladwin Road and South Fraser Way in Abbotsford.

4 customers tackle armed bank robber in Abbotsford

Suspect had shotgun and ordered everyone to lie on the floor

Police arrest the suspect in an attempted armed bank robbery on Wednesday morning (June 2) at the Scotiabank at Gladwin Road and South Fraser Way in Abbotsford.
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun held a one-hour live virtual talk on YouTube on Wednesday morning. (Screenshot from video)

Abbotsford mayor addresses range of questions during virtual conversation

Henry Braun talks about pandemic recovery, Tradex, development and more

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun held a one-hour live virtual talk on YouTube on Wednesday morning. (Screenshot from video)
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Police warn of rise in bail-money scams in Abbotsford

Callers pose as lawyer seeking money to get family member out of jail

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Abbotsford council has awarded Devoncore Company Ltd. the contract for advisory and brokerage services to help the city explore what options exist for the management of Tradex. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford council approves contract for Tradex brokerage services

Devencore Company Ltd. to advise city on who should manage facility

Abbotsford council has awarded Devoncore Company Ltd. the contract for advisory and brokerage services to help the city explore what options exist for the management of Tradex. (Abbotsford News file photo)
S+L Kitchen and Bar is one of 34 businesses participating in the City of Abbotsford’s Passport to Patios campaign.

City of Abbotsford launches Passport to Patios campaign

Customers eligible for prize draws for every 5 stickers collected

S+L Kitchen and Bar is one of 34 businesses participating in the City of Abbotsford’s Passport to Patios campaign.
A peregrine falcon family was photographed last year at the quarry on Quadling Road in Abbotsford. The nesting pair returned to the site in May 2021.

Wildlife permit reinstated at Abbotsford quarry with peregrine falcons

Permit was suspended May 20 due to ‘non-compliance,’ according to Ministry of Forests

A peregrine falcon family was photographed last year at the quarry on Quadling Road in Abbotsford. The nesting pair returned to the site in May 2021.
Abbotsford city council has approved a recommendation to delay the opening of Centennial Outdoor Pool until next year to allow for almost $1.1 million in upgrades. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Abbotsford council approves almost $1.1M in upgrades to Centennial pool

Improvements will delay reopening of outdoor pool until 2022

Abbotsford city council has approved a recommendation to delay the opening of Centennial Outdoor Pool until next year to allow for almost $1.1 million in upgrades. (Facebook photo)
Abby Community School was the recipient of a $10,000 Smart and Caring grant from Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Community Foundation awards more than $143K in grants to local charities

Funds go to charities supporting children and families at risk in the community

Abby Community School was the recipient of a $10,000 Smart and Caring grant from Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Submitted photo)
Tradex in Abbotsford

Real estate advisory and brokerage firm recommended for Tradex work

Devencore Company Ltd. top proponent to search for next Tradex operator

Tradex in Abbotsford
The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Two Mexican farmworkers sue police for alleged assault and dog attack in Abbotsford

Innocent pair allege officers were ‘abusive and racist’ while looking for drug smugglers

The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A screengrab of surveillance video released by police shows the suspect in an arson that took place May 20 at the Abbotsford Bottle Depot on Walsh Avenue.

Police release footage of suspect in arson at Abbotsford Bottle Depot

Investigators appeal for possible witnesses to come forward with information

A screengrab of surveillance video released by police shows the suspect in an arson that took place May 20 at the Abbotsford Bottle Depot on Walsh Avenue.