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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)
The City of Abbotsford will roll out its new curbside collection program in April. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)

Abbotsford bylaw looks at raising household garbage-collection fee by $50 over two years

City says fee for garbage and recycling collection has stayed the same since 2012

The City of Abbotsford will roll out its new curbside collection program in April. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)
Darren Lee has been named the new fire chief for Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service.

City of Abbotsford names new fire chief to replace retiring Don Beer

Darren Lee begins new role on March 15 to lead Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service

Darren Lee has been named the new fire chief for Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service.
University of the Fraser Valley campus in Abbotsford.

University of Fraser Valley plans for return to on-campus learning this fall

President Joanne Maclean says priority remains health and safety of students, staff and community

University of the Fraser Valley campus in Abbotsford.
Dorothy Agnew of Abbotsford celebrates her 100th birthday on March 18.

Birthday cards requested for Abbotsford woman turning 100

Dorothy Agnew turns 100 on March 18, but can’t have a celebration due to the pandemic

Dorothy Agnew of Abbotsford celebrates her 100th birthday on March 18.
Const. Allan Young. Photo: Abbotsford Police Department

Manslaughter charge laid in Nelson death of Abbotsford police officer

Allan Young died after an incident in downtown Nelson last summer

Const. Allan Young. Photo: Abbotsford Police Department
Members of the Abbotsford Community Action Team include (from left) Bev Olfert, Rebecca Tice, Tally Clement, Const. Mary Boonstra, Mandy Aujla, Wanda Phillips and Devinder Dherari-Sidhu. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford group raises awareness about sexual exploitation of youth

Community Action Team uses posters, stickers and online information

Members of the Abbotsford Community Action Team include (from left) Bev Olfert, Rebecca Tice, Tally Clement, Const. Mary Boonstra, Mandy Aujla, Wanda Phillips and Devinder Dherari-Sidhu. (Submitted photo)
Stattonrock Design + Build in Abbotsford won four awards at the recent Fraser Valley Housing Awards of Excellence, including for Best Renovation – Whole House and Best Kitchen Renovation over $50,000 for this house.

Abbotsford company wins four housing excellence awards

Stattonrock Design + Build’s honours include Residential Renovator of the Year

Stattonrock Design + Build in Abbotsford won four awards at the recent Fraser Valley Housing Awards of Excellence, including for Best Renovation – Whole House and Best Kitchen Renovation over $50,000 for this house.
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Two men taken to hospital after fight on Keeping Road in Abbotsford

One of the men suffers serious injuries in incident on Thursday night

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
Chris Isfled (left) of Abbotsford and friend Shawn Bjornsson of Winnipeg ran 30 kilometres across Lake Winnipeg in 2020, raising $20,000 for the Save Your Skin Foundation. This year’s event is being held virtually and invites participation from the public.

Abbotsford cancer survivor holds virtual run fundraiser for Save Your Skin Foundation

Chris Isfeld, a survivor of late-stage melanoma, holds A Viking’s Challenge on March 6 and 7

Chris Isfled (left) of Abbotsford and friend Shawn Bjornsson of Winnipeg ran 30 kilometres across Lake Winnipeg in 2020, raising $20,000 for the Save Your Skin Foundation. This year’s event is being held virtually and invites participation from the public.
Pamela Chatry drops off a bag of books for a 91-year-old reader as part of The Book Bags program in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Volunteers deliver books and puzzles in Abbotsford to seniors and shut-ins

The Book Bags provides monthly free home delivery to those who can’t get out

Pamela Chatry drops off a bag of books for a 91-year-old reader as part of The Book Bags program in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Mike Bismeyer of Abbotsford is the recipient of the national Savita Shah Award for his work promoting kindness and anti-bullying initiatives.

Abbotsford man who was bullied as a teen receives national kindness award

Mike Bismeyer is one of two Canadians to earn Savita Shah Award

Mike Bismeyer of Abbotsford is the recipient of the national Savita Shah Award for his work promoting kindness and anti-bullying initiatives.