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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)
Police are asking for help to identify a suspect in a bank robbery on Jan. 30 in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford Police seek bank robber who had gun

Incident took place Jan. 30 at bank on Mt. Lehman Road

Police are asking for help to identify a suspect in a bank robbery on Jan. 30 in Abbotsford.
Lukah Owen of Abbotsford died of leukemia in March 2020 at the age of four. His grandmother is now asking people to donate blood to commemorate what would have been his fifth birthday on Feb. 7.

Abbotsford woman urges blood donations in grandson’s memory

Lukah Owen died of leukemia in March 2020 at the age of four

Lukah Owen of Abbotsford died of leukemia in March 2020 at the age of four. His grandmother is now asking people to donate blood to commemorate what would have been his fifth birthday on Feb. 7.
D-Hut Pizza in Abbotsford was robbed three times by the same man in 2019. Kolton Klassen has now been sentenced for all three robberies. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

Man sentenced to under 2 years for robbing Abbotsford pizza restaurant 3 times

Kolton Klassen hit D-Hut Pizza on Clearbrook Road in May and June 2019

D-Hut Pizza in Abbotsford was robbed three times by the same man in 2019. Kolton Klassen has now been sentenced for all three robberies. (Kevin MacDonald photo)
Gurpreet Singh of Abbotsford was last seen on Thursday, Dec. 10.

VIDEO: Police have not yet located man missing from Abbotsford since Dec. 10

Gurpreet Singh, 22, was last seen leaving his home in west Abbotsford

Gurpreet Singh of Abbotsford was last seen on Thursday, Dec. 10.
Ernie Poignant, with wife Rose, celebrates his 102nd birthday on Feb. 4. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford pioneer and historian Ernie Poignant turns 102

Cartoonist was born in a Matsqui farmhouse on Feb. 4, 1919

Ernie Poignant, with wife Rose, celebrates his 102nd birthday on Feb. 4. (Submitted photo)
A virtual Zoom event was held Thursday (Feb. 4) to celebrate the opening of the new Abbotsford Law Courts.

Abbotsford Law Courts celebrate official opening with virtual event

Local and provincial representatives say new courthouse will ease demands on justice system

A virtual Zoom event was held Thursday (Feb. 4) to celebrate the opening of the new Abbotsford Law Courts.
A property at 248 Bradner Rd. in Abbotsford is among three sites that are the subject of a civil forfeiture lawsuit related to an investigation by the Calgary Police Service into illegal cannabis grow operations. (Google Maps)

Two Abbotsford properties part of Calgary investigation into illegal cannabis operations

B.C.’s Civil Forfeiture Office launches lawsuit to seize properties on Bradner and Marion roads

A property at 248 Bradner Rd. in Abbotsford is among three sites that are the subject of a civil forfeiture lawsuit related to an investigation by the Calgary Police Service into illegal cannabis grow operations. (Google Maps)
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