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The new Abbotsford Law Courts are now open. An official opening will be live-streamed on Thursday, Feb. 4. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Virtual opening slated for new Abbotsford Law Courts

Live-streamed event takes place on Thursday, Feb. 4

The new Abbotsford Law Courts are now open. An official opening will be live-streamed on Thursday, Feb. 4. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A series of Valentine’s Day cards available through the Abbotsford Police Department are designed to increase awareness about intimate-partner violence and the resources available.

Abbotsford Police release Valentine’s cards addressing domestic violence

Campaign designed to increase awareness about available support and resources

A series of Valentine’s Day cards available through the Abbotsford Police Department are designed to increase awareness about intimate-partner violence and the resources available.
Abbotsford News file photo

Abbotsford crossing guard asks to be exempt from union because of religious beliefs

B.C. Labour Relations Board dismisses application, saying church’s viewpoint wasn’t clear

Abbotsford News file photo
Joel Primus, who grew up in Abbotsford and now lives in Agassiz, has released a new book about his experiences launching the Naked underwear company. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley man who started Naked underwear company launches book

Getting Naked by Joel Primus is about joys and challenges of entrepreneurship

Joel Primus, who grew up in Abbotsford and now lives in Agassiz, has released a new book about his experiences launching the Naked underwear company. (Submitted photo)
A large chunk of land on the west side of Mt. Lehman Road, north of the Fraser Valley Auto Mall, has been proposed for an industrial project called the Xchange Business Park in the area including and around 3459 Mt. Lehman Road. (Google Maps)

Large industrial project on Mt. Lehman Road in Abbotsford nears final approval

Xchange Business Park will be economic ‘catalyst,’ say developers

A large chunk of land on the west side of Mt. Lehman Road, north of the Fraser Valley Auto Mall, has been proposed for an industrial project called the Xchange Business Park in the area including and around 3459 Mt. Lehman Road. (Google Maps)
Among the bylaws included in the city’s new Good Neighbour Guide is the one related to fireworks, which are illegal in Abbotsford. (Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay )

Good Neighbour Guide details several Abbotsford bylaws, including fireworks

Guide provides overview of 19 bylaws, including how to report contraventions

Among the bylaws included in the city’s new Good Neighbour Guide is the one related to fireworks, which are illegal in Abbotsford. (Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay )
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Masked men invade Abbotsford home, tie up woman and pepper-spray 3 others

Incident occurred early Wednesday morning on Adelaide Street

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
An opossum (not the one in picture) at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford is included in an episode of CBC TV’s The Nature of Things on Jan. 29. (Submitted photo)

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford part of CBC TV program on wind

The Nature of Things episode includes opossum that uses scent to find a meal

An opossum (not the one in picture) at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford is included in an episode of CBC TV’s The Nature of Things on Jan. 29. (Submitted photo)
Construction has begun on the new Eagle Mountain elementary school in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from video by CHP Architects)

Construction begins on new Eagle Mountain elementary school in Abbotsford

School, including childcare spaces, is set to open in September 2022

Construction has begun on the new Eagle Mountain elementary school in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from video by CHP Architects)
Nakota Hinksman had been reported missing in Abbotsford, but has since been located.

UPDATE: Missing teen with autism has been located in Abbotsford

Nakota Hinksman, 18, had been missing since 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday

Nakota Hinksman had been reported missing in Abbotsford, but has since been located.
Bill Hireen joined Remembrance Day celebrations in Abbotsford in 2019. The veteran and long-time civic supporter passed away on Dec. 31, 2020. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Long-time Abbotsford city council supporter dies of COVID-19

Bill Hireen was a frequent visitor to council and police board meetings

Bill Hireen joined Remembrance Day celebrations in Abbotsford in 2019. The veteran and long-time civic supporter passed away on Dec. 31, 2020. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Uber Eats has announced that it is now delivering food orders in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Submitted photo by Justin Walker)

Uber Eats announces expansion into Abbotsford

Food-delivery company is staring with 60 local restaurants

Uber Eats has announced that it is now delivering food orders in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Submitted photo by Justin Walker)
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)

Man sentenced to 20 months for sexual interference in Mission

Will Laws Clark was 22 and victim was 13 at time offences began

Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)
Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Menno Home in Abbotsford

Long-term care home had 67 cases and 13 deaths since mid-November

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is permanently closing, with plans to eventually set up in Armstrong, B.C. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Tulip Festival is closing, with plans to rebloom in Armstrong

Event organizer says pandemic and sale of land were factors in decision

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is permanently closing, with plans to eventually set up in Armstrong, B.C. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Officers investigate the scene after a pedestrian was struck and killed on Friday morning. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Male pedestrian, 37, killed in Abbotsford after being struck by vehicle

Collision took place in 31800 block of South Fraser Way on Friday morning

Officers investigate the scene after a pedestrian was struck and killed on Friday morning. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s Skully White (left), who donated his kidney in December, has started a campaign to find other recipients and donors. The first candidate is retired police officer Gavin Quon. White owns and operates a hotdog stand, Lullys Food Experience, out of the Abbotsford Canadian Tire parking lot. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford hotdog-stand owner starts campaign to find kidney donors and recipients

Skully White donated his kidney to customer Tim Hiscock in December

Abbotsford’s Skully White (left), who donated his kidney in December, has started a campaign to find other recipients and donors. The first candidate is retired police officer Gavin Quon. White owns and operates a hotdog stand, Lullys Food Experience, out of the Abbotsford Canadian Tire parking lot. (Facebook photo)
Dallas Lajimodiere is wanted by the Abbotsford Police Department.

Man wanted by Abbotsford Police domestic violence unit

Dallas Lajimodiere has three arrest warrants, including for assault with a weapon

Dallas Lajimodiere is wanted by the Abbotsford Police Department.
Grade 6 students at Eugene Reimer Middle School have been participating in the Equity Backpack Project. (Submitted photo)

Equity Backpack Project in Abbotsford addresses inclusion and anti-racism

Grade 6 teacher Nerlap Sidhu says she wants students to develop ‘strong sense of self’

Grade 6 students at Eugene Reimer Middle School have been participating in the Equity Backpack Project. (Submitted photo)
A peregrine falcon nest sits atop the walls of a quarry where the owner wants to restart operations. The province has now given permission for the nest to be removed. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

Company gets OK to remove rare peregrine falcon nest from Abbotsford quarry

Province says it is satisfied with falcon population estimates and mitigation plans

A peregrine falcon nest sits atop the walls of a quarry where the owner wants to restart operations. The province has now given permission for the nest to be removed. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)