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Surrey Mounties are looking for three suspects after a Cloverdale liquor store was robbed March 15. (Photos: RCMP Handouts)
Surrey Mounties are looking for three suspects after a Cloverdale liquor store was robbed March 15. (Photos: RCMP Handouts)
Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford was among the areas hardest hit by the recent flooding. Police arrested two men in the area on Wednesday (Dec. 15) after a farmer spotted them trying to steal equipment. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Man who tried to steal farm equipment after Abbotsford flooding has been sentenced

Kusone Robinson one of two men arrested after farmers helped police

Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford was among the areas hardest hit by the recent flooding. Police arrested two men in the area on Wednesday (Dec. 15) after a farmer spotted them trying to steal equipment. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A car is forced to pull over to the side of the highway  in order to avoid a head-on collision with a truck on Highway 19A Wednesday afternoon.
A car is forced to pull over to the side of the highway  in order to avoid a head-on collision with a truck on Highway 19A Wednesday afternoon.
The provincial government has given small grants to community organizations for anti-racism projects, and will be announcing new legislation in spring 2022. (Unsplash)

Abbotsford and Mission organizations get $5,000 grants for anti-racism projects

Kara-Kara Afrobeat and the Reach Gallery both have plans for community engagement

The provincial government has given small grants to community organizations for anti-racism projects, and will be announcing new legislation in spring 2022. (Unsplash)
The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Former ‘Myxxfest’ music festival organizer seeks $35K for alleged Abbotsford Police assault

Gary ‘Sir Johan’ Karlsen files civil claim, seeking damages for lost wages and pain and suffering

The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Staff at the Mission Maternity Clinic post a sign to the window announcing the closure. Patrick Penner / Mission Record

Mission Maternity Clinic closure a symptom of B.C.’s physician deficit

Unable to recruit new doctors, clinic no longer accepting patients as of April 1

Staff at the Mission Maternity Clinic post a sign to the window announcing the closure. Patrick Penner / Mission Record
Police were on scene after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Thursday afternoon (April 4) on Bevan Avenue. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Pedestrian injured after being hit by vehicle in Abbotsford

Incident takes place Thursday afternoon on Bevan Avenue

Police were on scene after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Thursday afternoon (April 4) on Bevan Avenue. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Two mushroom farms in the Bradner area of Abbotsford have been fined a total of $650,000 for polluting local creeks. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Two Abbotsford mushroom farms fined $650K for polluting local creeks

Effluent was ‘acutely lethal’ to fish, according to environment officials

Two mushroom farms in the Bradner area of Abbotsford have been fined a total of $650,000 for polluting local creeks. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)

Okanagan man crushed in recycling truck succumbs to injuries

The 52-year-old had been sleeping in a recycling dumpster when it was picked up by the truck

Penticton dealing with mental health crisis on its streets and Penticton RCMP are in the frontlines. (file photo)
A new supportive recovery facility for men has been approved for Mountview Street in central Abbotsford.

New supportive recovery house for men approved in Abbotsford

Facility located on Mountview Street near historic downtown core

A new supportive recovery facility for men has been approved for Mountview Street in central Abbotsford.
Shaun Joshua Deacon is shown in an older photo (left) and an updated one from March 2022.

UPDATE: Child sex offender charged with theft in Abbotsford is again released from custody

Police issued public warning in March after Shaun Deacon was released from prison

Shaun Joshua Deacon is shown in an older photo (left) and an updated one from March 2022.
The diking system on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford is among future infrastructure upgrades that are estimated to cost up to $2.3 billion. Four options are now being considered by Abbotsford council. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Four options for future flood protection in Abbotsford range from $100M to $2.3B

Public now invited to provide feedback on plans to protect Sumas Prairie from future flooding

The diking system on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford is among future infrastructure upgrades that are estimated to cost up to $2.3 billion. Four options are now being considered by Abbotsford council. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
Screenshot of Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon addressing relief for renters on April 4 in the B.C. legislature. (Facebook/MLA Kelli Paddon)

VIDEO: Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon tackles rent relief from provincial perspective

‘I come to work every day focused on housing, on rental availability and costs,’ says MLA Paddon

Screenshot of Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon addressing relief for renters on April 4 in the B.C. legislature. (Facebook/MLA Kelli Paddon)
Maple Ridge Seniors Village. (Google)

Allegations of abuse at Maple Ridge care home results in complaints

Nurse faces discipline hearing for allegedly not reporting incidents

Maple Ridge Seniors Village. (Google)
Maple Ridge council voted to stop a government cannabis store in Maple Ridge. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge council stops government cannabis store

Private retailer cheers decision, after ‘getting hammered’ by government competition

Maple Ridge council voted to stop a government cannabis store in Maple Ridge. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
Bradley Bender

One of B.C.’s most-wanted auto thieves allegedly has loaded gun in car during Abbotsford arrest

Bradley Bender also had ‘large quantity’ of drugs in vehicle, police say

Bradley Bender
It took an average 12 days to sell a single-family detached home with the FVREB in March, 14 days for a townhome, and 11 days for an apartment. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
It took an average 12 days to sell a single-family detached home with the FVREB in March, 14 days for a townhome, and 11 days for an apartment. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Curtis Braber, left, owner of Abbotsford-based BE Power Equipment, and Yale secondary automotive teacher Cory Wong. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford business owner donates 20 small engines to his former high school shop

Yale secondary teacher says engines will help teach students important skills for the next decade

Curtis Braber, left, owner of Abbotsford-based BE Power Equipment, and Yale secondary automotive teacher Cory Wong. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue has responded to seven calls in 2022 to date. (Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue aids stranded trio at Chehalis Lake

Well-prepared campers prevented potential tragic outcome, KHSAR says

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue has responded to seven calls in 2022 to date. (Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)
A GoFundMe campaign has begun to raise money for the parents of nine-month-old Logan Bishop of Abbotsford, who has so far had five open-heart surgeries and requires ongoing medical treatment.
A GoFundMe campaign has begun to raise money for the parents of nine-month-old Logan Bishop of Abbotsford, who has so far had five open-heart surgeries and requires ongoing medical treatment.