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The annual Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford is moving online for 2021. (File photo)

Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford goes virtual for 2021

Annual auction raises money for world hunger through Canadian Foodgrains Bank

The annual Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford is moving online for 2021. (File photo)
A conceptual drawing shows the plans for a new transit exchange on Montrose Avenue, looking north from McDougall Avenue.

City of Abbotsford seeks federal funding for Montrose transit exchange

BC Transit to apply for grant to cover 80% of estimated $5.2 million cost

A conceptual drawing shows the plans for a new transit exchange on Montrose Avenue, looking north from McDougall Avenue.
Passengers aboard Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, 1914 - Library and Archives Canada image

Abbotsford council is asked to rename street in memory of Komagata Maru victims

Most of 376 the passengers aboard ship were denied entry into Canada in 1914

Passengers aboard Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, 1914 - Library and Archives Canada image
Abbotsford professional musician and music teacher Beth Nickel died on Feb. 2 at the age of 41. A concert and endowment fund have been created in her memory.

Concert and endowment fund created in memory of Abbotsford musician

Violist Beth Nickel, an instructor at Bakerview Music Academy, dies at age 41

Abbotsford professional musician and music teacher Beth Nickel died on Feb. 2 at the age of 41. A concert and endowment fund have been created in her memory.
The South Poplar one-room schoolhouse in Abbotsford is among three local heritage buildings that will benefit from provincial funding announced this week. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford heritage buildings, including one-room schoolhouse, get $162K in funding

Upper Sumas train station and 145-year-old Turner House also included

The South Poplar one-room schoolhouse in Abbotsford is among three local heritage buildings that will benefit from provincial funding announced this week. (Abbotsford News file photo)
A new Fraser Valley food hub in Abbotsford will include shared kitchen space that can be accessed by small and medium-sized businesses. (Stock photo by Robyn Wright from Pixabay)

Almost $2M to support new Fraser Valley food hub in Abbotsford

Project being developed by District of Mission and Mission Community Skills Centre

A new Fraser Valley food hub in Abbotsford will include shared kitchen space that can be accessed by small and medium-sized businesses. (Stock photo by Robyn Wright from Pixabay)
A massive fire ripped through the Delair Court Apartments on Feb. 14, impacting the residents of all 57 units. The residents of another 45 units were also impacted in a second building in the complex.

More than $200K raised for victims of Abbotsford apartment fire

More than 25 GoFundMe campaigns support residents who lost everything

A massive fire ripped through the Delair Court Apartments on Feb. 14, impacting the residents of all 57 units. The residents of another 45 units were also impacted in a second building in the complex.
Abbotsford student Sourav Arora delivered 26 backpacks filled with clothing, personal hygiene products and other items to vulnerable youth on Friday, Feb. 19. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford student fills and delivers backpacks to vulnerable youth

Sourav Arora provides items to Cyrus Centre and to youth on the street

Abbotsford student Sourav Arora delivered 26 backpacks filled with clothing, personal hygiene products and other items to vulnerable youth on Friday, Feb. 19. (Submitted photo)
Royston Verney has been sentenced for the robbery of the Shell gas station on Harris Road and Riverside Street in Abbotsford in May 2019.

Man sentenced to time served for armed robbery of Abbotsford gas station

Incident took place in May 2019 at corner of Riverside Street and Harris Road

Royston Verney has been sentenced for the robbery of the Shell gas station on Harris Road and Riverside Street in Abbotsford in May 2019.
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford was among the cultural groups that were concerned with the city’s approach to a new Cultural Strategic Plan. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Mayor says meetings with Abbotsford cultural organizations went ‘very well’

City now moves forward with draft strategy of Cultural Strategic Plan

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford was among the cultural groups that were concerned with the city’s approach to a new Cultural Strategic Plan. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Man uses stolen ladder to try to climb onto balcony in Abbotsford

Woman awakened by noise on her second-storey apartment balcony

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
A massive fire broke out early Sunday morning at the Delair Court Apartments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)

Relief efforts underway for victims of Abbotsford apartment fire

Dozens of people currently without homes after massive blaze early Sunday morning

A massive fire broke out early Sunday morning at the Delair Court Apartments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)
Brandon Janveaux of Chilliwack has been sentenced for the violent assault of an 85-year-old man in Abbotsford in November 2019.

Chilliwack man sentenced to time served for violent assault of senior, 85, in Abbotsford

Victim punched in face several times in November 2019, and dentures were broken

Brandon Janveaux of Chilliwack has been sentenced for the violent assault of an 85-year-old man in Abbotsford in November 2019.
Liam Presnilla received a surprise birthday parade on Saturday (Feb. 6) that included members of the Abbotsford Police Department. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford boy’s birthday parade includes Abbotsford Police

Liam Presnilla, who battled leukemia for 2 years, turns 3

Liam Presnilla received a surprise birthday parade on Saturday (Feb. 6) that included members of the Abbotsford Police Department. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford MP Ed Fast has been named the Conservative finance critic. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford MP Ed Fast takes over as finance critic

Fast appointed to role during Conservative caucus shuffle

Abbotsford MP Ed Fast has been named the Conservative finance critic. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The red marker indicates the approximate location where shots were fired Monday night (Feb. 8) in downtown Abbotsford. (Google Satellite image)

Shots fired in Abbotsford, but no suspect or vehicle descriptions provided

Incident occurred Monday night in 33000 block of Pine Street

The red marker indicates the approximate location where shots were fired Monday night (Feb. 8) in downtown Abbotsford. (Google Satellite image)
The City of Abbotsford has released the results of its second Quality of Life Survey, which is being conducted every two years. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Most respondents to Abbotsford’s Quality of Life Survey are optimistic about future

Thumbs down given to public officials and transit system in second survey

The City of Abbotsford has released the results of its second Quality of Life Survey, which is being conducted every two years. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Ware Food Market in Abbotsford was the scene of an armed robbery on Sunday, Feb. 7. (Google Maps)

Armed robber uses pepper spray on convenience-store worker in Abbotsford

Police ask for help to find suspect in robbery on Ware Street on Feb. 7

The Ware Food Market in Abbotsford was the scene of an armed robbery on Sunday, Feb. 7. (Google Maps)
Police were on the scene at an Abbotsford Subway restaurant on Jan. 11, 2020 after an armed robbery. Two men were arrested, and they were later charged with several other robberies in the Lower Mainland. (Kevin MacDonald file photo)

Province wants to keep Abbotsford truck it says was used in armed robberies

Vehicle owner was dating one of two men now facing more than 35 charges for 16 incidents

Police were on the scene at an Abbotsford Subway restaurant on Jan. 11, 2020 after an armed robbery. Two men were arrested, and they were later charged with several other robberies in the Lower Mainland. (Kevin MacDonald file photo)
Local comedians Sunee Dhaliwal and Cliff Prang portray Abbotsford bylaw officers in a video to promote the city’s new Good Neighbour Guide. (Screengrab from video)

Abbotsford’s new guide about local bylaws is now available

Good Neighbour Guide provides overview and how to report contraventions

Local comedians Sunee Dhaliwal and Cliff Prang portray Abbotsford bylaw officers in a video to promote the city’s new Good Neighbour Guide. (Screengrab from video)