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Learn about avalanche danger

A course in avalanche safety education is being offered in the coming weeks.

High rental vacancy rate in Abbotsford

Abbotsford has among the highest rental vacancy rates of the country’s major centres.

Hond Nation Contest - sponsored by Honda Way and The Abbotsford News

Attention All Abbotsford – Mission Honda Owners

Contest open to all owners of a Honda Vehicle. Sponsored by Honda Way, Abbotsford and The Abbotsford News

  • Dec 23, 2011
Hond Nation Contest - sponsored by Honda Way and The Abbotsford News
International Trade Minister and Abbotsford MP Ed Fast

Fast talks trade to chamber

Ed Fast is asking Abbotsford’s business people to be advocates for trade.

International Trade Minister and Abbotsford MP Ed Fast

ACS to run employment program

Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) has been announced as the lead contractor for the province’s new Employment Program of B.C.

Jason Blumenfeld has been on the job for a year. The Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre general manager said it has been a productive 2011.

A year to build on: AESC sees more entertainment

Kiss, Sarah McLachlan, Disney on Ice, Cirque du Soleil, Maroon 5: these are just some of the acts to perform in Abbotsford in 2011.

Jason Blumenfeld has been on the job for a year. The Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre general manager said it has been a productive 2011.

YXX launches new rewards program for Abbotsford passengers

The Abbotsford International Airport is pleased to announce the launch of YXX Rewards, a new rewards program for airport travelers.

While residential construction is down slightly in Abbotsford

Building permit values skyrocket as large developments drive growth

Building permit values in Abbotsford rose in October, driven by increases in all three categories of non-residential permits.

  • Dec 12, 2011
While residential construction is down slightly in Abbotsford
Steady demand for homes heading into holidays, real estate board says

Steady demand for homes heading into holidays, real estate board says

Fraser Valley home sales up slightly this November over last; Greater Vancouver sales 'relatively typical'

Steady demand for homes heading into holidays, real estate board says
Jobs

Local economic forums set to start

The first local test of the B.C. government's jobs plan begins Thursday in the North Fraser region.

Jobs

‘Passport to Christmas’ shopping in Abbotsford

Lower Mainland residents are invited on a sweeping shopping adventure, courtesy of Tourism Abbotsford and an assortment of local businesses.

  • Dec 5, 2011
NDP environment critic Rob Fleming and energy critic John Horgan want an independent scientific review of B.C.'s shale gas industry.

NDP wants gas drilling rules tightened

NDP critics want to tighten the rules and take a close look at the environmental effects of the newest form of deep drilling.

NDP environment critic Rob Fleming and energy critic John Horgan want an independent scientific review of B.C.'s shale gas industry.
Finance Minister Kevin Falcon

B.C. deficit forecast tops $3 billion

Falling revenues have pushed B.C.'s deficit forecast above $3 billion, due to

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon
A container ship docking at Deltaport. Port Metro Vancouver has released its Port 2050 outlook for the next two to four decades.

Port wary of roadblocks to growth

Two 'frightening' scenarios in future outlook for Port Metro Vancouver

A container ship docking at Deltaport. Port Metro Vancouver has released its Port 2050 outlook for the next two to four decades.

Sweet Dreams makes top 10 list

Abbotsford's Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn, has been chosen as a Top 10 winner in the seventh annual Best of Canada

Waste Management's Scott Sadler with one of the company's 20 natural gas-powered trucks.

Natural gas vehicles catching on

With gasoline and diesel prices soaring, truck fleet operators in B.C. are discovering the benefits of converting to natural gas.

Waste Management's Scott Sadler with one of the company's 20 natural gas-powered trucks.
B.C. Federation of Labour vice-president Irene Lanzinger and president Jim Sinclair speak to reporters at the legislature Wednesday.

Minimum wage still too low: B.C. Fed

B.C. Federation of Labour wants another dollar added to bring the wage to $11.25 next fall.

B.C. Federation of Labour vice-president Irene Lanzinger and president Jim Sinclair speak to reporters at the legislature Wednesday.
Premier Christy Clark meets with mining executives in Beijing Wednesday.

Chinese firms bet big on B.C. coal

Chinese companies have announced investments totaling $1.36 billion to develop two new coal mines in northeast B.C.

Premier Christy Clark meets with mining executives in Beijing Wednesday.
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Otter Co-op opens in Abbotsford

Otter Co-op opens in Abbotsford, pharmacy and groceries at McMillan Road shopping centres

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A Nissan Leaf at an electric charging station in Amsterdam. The Leaf is one of the plug-in electric vehicles that will be eligible for B.C. rebates starting in December.

Rebates to rev up electric cars

B.C. offers breaks for clean vehicles, charge stations

A Nissan Leaf at an electric charging station in Amsterdam. The Leaf is one of the plug-in electric vehicles that will be eligible for B.C. rebates starting in December.
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