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Old Yale Brewing will be holding a job fair in Abbotsford on Feb. 19 and 20. (Instagram photo)

Old Yale Brewing holding job fair in Abbotsford

Brewery and kitchen hiring for new location in downtown Abbotsford

The provincial government announced $23.9 million in funding to help plan for and mitigate future climate-related disasters, like the flooding that hit Abbotsford and other communities in November, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Provincial government announces $23.9 million in flood mitigation funding

49 local governments and First Nations are receiving money to create more climate change resilience

The body of a man was found early Friday morning (Feb. 3) at a home on Nicholson Avenue (off of the north end of Mt. Lehman Road) in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Man found dead at Abbotsford drug lab after report of shots fired, home invasion

Abbotsford Police say Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is taking over case

A man robbed a vape store in Abbotsford on Jan. 14. (Screenshot from video)

Video released of man robbing Abbotsford vape store at gunpoint

Police ask for public’s help to identify suspect from incident on Jan. 14

A man robbed a vape store in Abbotsford on Jan. 14. (Screenshot from video)
Wilfred Kilgren of Rosedale. (RCMP)

RCMP looking for mental health patient missing from Chilliwack General Hospital

Police say 74-year-old Wilfred James Kilgren could be heading to Saskatchewan in an SUV

Wilfred Kilgren of Rosedale. (RCMP)
One person has reportedly died in a mobile trailer fire that broke out early January in Hope. (Google Maps)

Firefighters discover human remains following trailer fire in Hope

Fire department says person was said to be home in the evening prior to early-morning blaze

One person has reportedly died in a mobile trailer fire that broke out early January in Hope. (Google Maps)
A vehicle was burned in a Morrow Road parking lot in the early hours of Thursday morning. (Photo/Michael Martin)

Vehicle reportedly involved in hit-and-run burned in Agassiz parking lot

Residents heard screeching tires, bang

A vehicle was burned in a Morrow Road parking lot in the early hours of Thursday morning. (Photo/Michael Martin)
An artist’s rendering of McKee Village.

Plan sees McKee Peak area as ‘outdoor adventure hub’ in Abbotsford

McKee Neighbourhood Plan nears final council approval

An artist’s rendering of McKee Village.
A mini documentary about Sumas Prairie farmers who were affected by the 2021 floods has been released by AgSafe. (Screenshot from video)

Mini documentary shows impact of 2021 floods on Sumas Prairie farmers

Stronger Together video part of AgSafe’s Mental Wellness in Agriculture initiative

A mini documentary about Sumas Prairie farmers who were affected by the 2021 floods has been released by AgSafe. (Screenshot from video)
Water flowing through the Clore River work area where Coastal GasLink contractors are digging a trench for a pipeline crossing. (Photo courtesy the Suzuki Foundation)

New fish habitat damage allegations levelled at northwest B.C. pipeline project

Coastal GasLink opponents say water overflowed a dam on Clore River due to inadequate safeguards

Water flowing through the Clore River work area where Coastal GasLink contractors are digging a trench for a pipeline crossing. (Photo courtesy the Suzuki Foundation)
Cascade Skyline Gondola Project reps hope to have tenure approval in the first half of 2023. (Cascade Skyline Gondola Project)

B.C.’s motorized off-road groups pledge to resolve concerns, misconceptions about gondola proposal

‘An equitable solution can be found for us to support this project application,’ groups say

Cascade Skyline Gondola Project reps hope to have tenure approval in the first half of 2023. (Cascade Skyline Gondola Project)
File photo by Dale Klippenstein

Police seek suspect in armed robbery of Abbotsford gas station

Incident took place Tuesday night in 3200 block of Mt. Lehman Road

File photo by Dale Klippenstein
People marched from Jubilee Park through downtown Abbotsford on Aug. 31, 2021, to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. At right is Drug War Survivor program coordinator Brittany Maple. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News file)

Abbotsford’s rate of opioid deaths stayed steady in 2022 as calls continued to rise

Eighty-eight people died of opioid overdose last year, similar to 2021

People marched from Jubilee Park through downtown Abbotsford on Aug. 31, 2021, to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. At right is Drug War Survivor program coordinator Brittany Maple. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News file)
The Abbotsford International Airport saw a passenger volume of 992,712 for 2022. (File photo)

Abbotsford International Airport nearly cracks 1-million passenger mark for 2022

YXX sees passenger volume reach 992,712 for 2022, this year expected to be busiest ever

The Abbotsford International Airport saw a passenger volume of 992,712 for 2022. (File photo)
Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)

Penticton senior missing for 5 days; police call for dash-cam footage

Police are also asking to leave the search to the experts due to difficult terrain, cold weather

Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)
web version   It's been a year since the body of Codi Carlyle Rogers was discovered at Cascade Falls Regional Park and IHIT is asking for witnesses to come forward.  /  Submitted Photo

IHIT asks public for help to solve Mission homicide

It’s been a year since body of Codi Carlyle Rogers was discovered at Cascade Falls Regional Park

web version   It's been a year since the body of Codi Carlyle Rogers was discovered at Cascade Falls Regional Park and IHIT is asking for witnesses to come forward.  /  Submitted Photo
Kevin Godden has announced he will officially retire as Abbotsford school district’s superintendent at the end of this school year. (Abbotsford school district photo)

Abbotsford school superintendent announces retirement after 12 years at helm

Kevin Godden has worked in public education for the past 36 years

Kevin Godden has announced he will officially retire as Abbotsford school district’s superintendent at the end of this school year. (Abbotsford school district photo)
MVI on Highway 1 east of Annis Road. (Google Maps)

MVI on Highway 1 east of Annis Road slowing morning traffic in the eastern Fraser Valley

Single vehicle occupant was out of vehicle that was in the fast lane awaiting tow

MVI on Highway 1 east of Annis Road. (Google Maps)
A portion of South Fraser Way in Abbotsford will be ceremoniously renamed Komagata Maru Way, to honour the humanitarian efforts of the local South Asian community in 1914, thanks in part to the work by Raj Singh Toor (inset), who is now the vice-president of the Descendants of the Komagata Maru Society . (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Portion of road in Abbotsford to be commemoratively named Komagata Maru Way

Block of South Fraser Way to get unofficial name change; council votes unanimously

A portion of South Fraser Way in Abbotsford will be ceremoniously renamed Komagata Maru Way, to honour the humanitarian efforts of the local South Asian community in 1914, thanks in part to the work by Raj Singh Toor (inset), who is now the vice-president of the Descendants of the Komagata Maru Society . (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
A portion of Old Yale Road in Abbotsford was closed on Sunday (Jan. 29) after a suspect fleeing police was hit by a vehicle. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Abbotsford officers cleared after woman who ran from them was hit by vehicle

Independent Investigations Office says police actions not to blame for incident on Sunday

A portion of Old Yale Road in Abbotsford was closed on Sunday (Jan. 29) after a suspect fleeing police was hit by a vehicle. (Shane MacKichan photo)
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