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Work crews move a water tank into place at a site on Klassen Road in Hope on Thursday morning (Jan. 30). The site is being prepared for a Ricky’s restaurant and gas station is one of several commercial projects currently underway. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

VIDEO: Commercial construction projects booming in Hope

Dollar store, convenience store, gas stations and housing all planned for major route

Work crews move a water tank into place at a site on Klassen Road in Hope on Thursday morning (Jan. 30). The site is being prepared for a Ricky’s restaurant and gas station is one of several commercial projects currently underway. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Three arrested from Abbotsford police investigation into string of commercial break-ins

Three arrested from Abbotsford police investigation into string of commercial break-ins

Warrants carried out at Abbotsford and Aldergrove homes by emergency response units

Three arrested from Abbotsford police investigation into string of commercial break-ins
Extreme career fair draws hundreds to Langley Events Centre

Extreme career fair draws hundreds to Langley Events Centre

Black Press event included more than 60 employers

  • Nov 14, 2019
Extreme career fair draws hundreds to Langley Events Centre
Mayor Henry Braun with the Wolfe Auto team on Tuesday morning, Oct. 29. (Photo courtesy of the City of Abbotsford)

Car dealership donates specialized backpacks to Abbotsford’s homeless for third straight year

Wolfe Auto Group’s efforts have proivided 2,500 Citypaks around the Lower Mainland in four years

Mayor Henry Braun with the Wolfe Auto team on Tuesday morning, Oct. 29. (Photo courtesy of the City of Abbotsford)
Eastbound traffic along Highway 1 slowed by compounding vehicle incidents

Eastbound traffic along Highway 1 slowed by compounding vehicle incidents

A vehicle stall started the congestion, a crash has just added to it

Eastbound traffic along Highway 1 slowed by compounding vehicle incidents
Prospera Credit Union, headquartered in Abbotsford, and Westminster Savings Credit Union, based in Surrey, have been given approval for a proposed merger. (Google Street View)

Prospera and Westminster credit unions approved for proposed merger

Abbotsford- and Surrey-based companies now take matter to membership vote

Prospera Credit Union, headquartered in Abbotsford, and Westminster Savings Credit Union, based in Surrey, have been given approval for a proposed merger. (Google Street View)
Megan McDonald (left) and Kristopher Schmidt (right) will be starting up their very own brewery in downtown Chilliwack next April.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz couple to open Chilliwack brewery next spring

Bricklayer Brewing will be one of the newest breweries in the Five Corners redevelopment

Megan McDonald (left) and Kristopher Schmidt (right) will be starting up their very own brewery in downtown Chilliwack next April.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Cannabis growers, processors and retailers from the Kootenays had a 90-minute session with the province’s solicitor general Mike Farnworth (centre, back row) and MLA Michelle Mungall (centre) on Saturday.                                Photo: John Boivin

Kootenay cannabis growers, retailers air issues with minister

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth and local MLA Michelle Mungall host chat on industry problems

Cannabis growers, processors and retailers from the Kootenays had a 90-minute session with the province’s solicitor general Mike Farnworth (centre, back row) and MLA Michelle Mungall (centre) on Saturday.                                Photo: John Boivin
Oldcastle APG has acquired Abbotsford Concrete Products.

Oldcastle APG acquires Abbotsford Concrete Products

Company says acquisition expands product offerings and manufacturing capabilities

  • Aug 9, 2019
Oldcastle APG has acquired Abbotsford Concrete Products.
Marion Marks is happy in her new shop’s new home on Mill Street. Marion’s Dressing Room has been a go-to for vintage wear for almost 25 years. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack vintage shop swings open doors at new location

Marion’s Dressing Room the newest place to shop on Mill Street

Marion Marks is happy in her new shop’s new home on Mill Street. Marion’s Dressing Room has been a go-to for vintage wear for almost 25 years. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
Tired of high gas prices? Toyota drives home 7 awesome solutions!

Tired of high gas prices? Toyota drives home 7 awesome solutions!

With today’s unprecedented gas prices, it’s no surprise that drivers are looking…

  • May 6, 2019
Tired of high gas prices? Toyota drives home 7 awesome solutions!
A bowl from Obey Poke, part of Joseph Richard Group’s Meal Ticket Brands launch. (submitted photo)

‘Ghost restaurants’ cooked up by Joseph Richard Group to meet demand of delivered food

The new Meal Ticket Brands venture aims to ‘disrupt’ the local restaurant industry

A bowl from Obey Poke, part of Joseph Richard Group’s Meal Ticket Brands launch. (submitted photo)
Geoff Lee of Abbotsford has been named one of the top 50 mortgage brokers in Canada. (Photo by Jason Brown)

Abbotsford mortgage broker named among top 50 in Canada

Geoff Lee also involved with foundation supporting orphans in Kenya

  • Mar 29, 2019
Geoff Lee of Abbotsford has been named one of the top 50 mortgage brokers in Canada. (Photo by Jason Brown)
Gordon Holloway

Abbotsford man receives Lifetime Achievement Award from CPABC

Gordon Holloway honoured by Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C.

  • Mar 21, 2019
Gordon Holloway
It’s a snow day for all schools in Abbotsford

It’s a snow day for all schools in Abbotsford

Snowfall warning remains in effect, with another 5 to 10 cm expected

  • Feb 12, 2019
It’s a snow day for all schools in Abbotsford
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

CEO Mark Collins to speak with Prince Rupert’s business community

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Love where you live!

Love where you live!

Residents are loving Midtown: Here’s why

  • Jan 21, 2019
Love where you live!
Fabio Molina prepares to hit a golf ball into a simulated course. He opened the Golf Den after a similar business closed down. Black Press photo

Indoor golf returns to Langley

‘You just don’t get wet. You don’t get cold. You can eat your chicken wings’ owner says

  • Jan 14, 2019
Fabio Molina prepares to hit a golf ball into a simulated course. He opened the Golf Den after a similar business closed down. Black Press photo
Isaac Bredeman of Abbotsford attended the Kid Food Nation Gala at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on Sunday. Isaac, 10, was one of 26 kids from across Canada who were winners in the Kid Food Nation recipe contest. His winning recipe was for Fruity Spice Energy Bars. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford boy among winners of national recipe contest

Isaac, 10, heads to Ottawa to participate in Kid Food Nation Gala

  • Oct 22, 2018
Isaac Bredeman of Abbotsford attended the Kid Food Nation Gala at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on Sunday. Isaac, 10, was one of 26 kids from across Canada who were winners in the Kid Food Nation recipe contest. His winning recipe was for Fruity Spice Energy Bars. (Submitted photo)