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New decals on Ridge Meadows RCMP vehicles. (RCMP/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP Launch invisibility cloaking technology

Answering call for transparent law enforcement service

New decals on Ridge Meadows RCMP vehicles. (RCMP/Special to The News)
(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

UPDATE: Abbotsford stabbing victim is a 37-year-old man, police confirm

Abbotsford Police says Major Crime Unit is taking over file, and suspect is in custody

(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Grand Chief Clarence (Kat) Pennier. (Sto:lo Tribal Council)

Stólō Tribal Council embarking on interview project for survivors of St. Mary’s Residential School

‘It’s a humongous task, but it needs to be done,’ said Grand Chief Clarence Pennier

Grand Chief Clarence (Kat) Pennier. (Sto:lo Tribal Council)
Dr. Joanne MacLean has been appointed for a second term as president and vice chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley, a term that will run until June 2028.

Dr. Joanne MacLean reappointed as president and vice-chancellor of UFV

Board found strong support for MacLean when consulting with university’s various stakeholders

Dr. Joanne MacLean has been appointed for a second term as president and vice chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley, a term that will run until June 2028.
A house was destroyed by fire in Silver Creek in Hope this week. (Hope Fire Department photo)

Busy 18 hours for Hope firefighters includes house fire in Silver Creek

Fire chief says no injuries reported but house was destroyed in early morning fire Wednesday

A house was destroyed by fire in Silver Creek in Hope this week. (Hope Fire Department photo)
Artist's rendering of what Sasquatch Mountain Resort (formally Hemlock) could look like in 50 years.

Official blueprint adopted for expanding Sasquatch Mountain into one of B.C.’s largest ski resorts

FVRD’s new Hemlock Valley OCP triggered by provincial approval of Berezan Group’s master plan in 2016

Artist's rendering of what Sasquatch Mountain Resort (formally Hemlock) could look like in 50 years.
People are invited to join up as community volunteers this April to get organized and help clean up trails, parks, neighbourhoods, and workplaces in the lead up to Earth Day on April 22. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Volunteers wanted for Abbotsford Community Clean-Up Month

Month-long clean up program will lead to celebration of Earth Day on April 22

People are invited to join up as community volunteers this April to get organized and help clean up trails, parks, neighbourhoods, and workplaces in the lead up to Earth Day on April 22. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Clayton Eheler seen with a tiger somewhere in Asia in 2014. (file)

Suspected Chilliwack gangster Clayton Eheler remains in custody pending bail hearing

Clayton Eheler charged with ‘commission of an offence for a criminal organization’

Clayton Eheler seen with a tiger somewhere in Asia in 2014. (file)
(Black Press)

RCMP investigate two-vehicle crash in Chilliwack for alleged impaired driver

Officer noted ‘symptoms of impairment’ in person allegedly driving one of the vehicles

(Black Press)
A map of the area considered in the current Pest Management Plan. (BC Timber Sales)

Glyphosate use in forests could endanger Indigenous plant species, Abbotsford doctor says

Pest management plan for BC Timber Sales covers forests from Hope to Squamish

A map of the area considered in the current Pest Management Plan. (BC Timber Sales)
Abbotsford’s Fred Krahn is presented the BC Egg Legacy Award by B.C. Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Fred Krahn wins BC Egg’s Legacy Award

MEI grad helped create Paragon Feeds, served on national and provincial committees

Abbotsford’s Fred Krahn is presented the BC Egg Legacy Award by B.C. Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham. (Submitted)
The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, have launched a GoFundMe to help with legal costs.

Abbotsford hog-farm protestors launch GoFundMe for legal fees

Excelsior 4 currently on pretrial in New Westminster, trial begins in Abbotsford on June 27

The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, have launched a GoFundMe to help with legal costs.
A 31-year-old Abbotsford man has been charged with second-degree murder relating to a fatal shooting at a residence in the 11800-block of 92nd Avenue in North Delta in the early hours of Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Abbotsford man charged in fatal North Delta shooting

Aaron Spencer Dutiaume, 31, charged with second-degree murder relating to Feb. 4 incident

A 31-year-old Abbotsford man has been charged with second-degree murder relating to a fatal shooting at a residence in the 11800-block of 92nd Avenue in North Delta in the early hours of Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Chilliwack RCMP warn that fake gold scam is back in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

RCMP warn that fake gold scam has resurfaced in Chilliwack

Couple in grey van with Ontario plates reportedly offering to sell strangers ‘gold’ at discount price

Chilliwack RCMP warn that fake gold scam is back in Chilliwack. (RCMP)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl. (Mark Strahl/Facebook)

Chilliwack-Hope MP thanks Hungry for Life for ‘incredible, lifesaving work’ in Ukraine

Chilliwack couple made ‘100s of trips into conflict zones’ delivering aid to those trapped, says MP

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl. (Mark Strahl/Facebook)
LEFT: Glenn Wells' grandmother May Simmons with a man suspected to be Harry Mahler's biological father. RIGHT: A photo of the man with a baby girl suspected to be Wells' mother Violet. Photos courtesy of Courtney Mahler.

Mission man and mom to reunite with long-lost family following DNA results

Glenn Wells’ mother has not seen her half-brother in over 60 years

LEFT: Glenn Wells' grandmother May Simmons with a man suspected to be Harry Mahler's biological father. RIGHT: A photo of the man with a baby girl suspected to be Wells' mother Violet. Photos courtesy of Courtney Mahler.
A wayward goat at Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts. (Facebook photo)

Wayward goat enjoying Abbotsford family’s hospitality until owner is located

Goatee was found at an Abbotsford school on March 24 and is now at his own ‘Air BnB’

A wayward goat at Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts. (Facebook photo)
A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)

Street racing in Abbotsford leads to rollover crash and charges for ‘N’ driver

Abbotsford Police issue warning to others with images of destroyed Mustang

A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)
GFL Environmental Depot on Vye Road in Abbotsford has been named one of the top 30 used-oil recycling facilities in B.C. (Google Street View)

Abbotsford oil-recycling facility named among top 30 in B.C.

GFL Environmental Depot ranked ninth in Top Collector Awards

GFL Environmental Depot on Vye Road in Abbotsford has been named one of the top 30 used-oil recycling facilities in B.C. (Google Street View)
A view of Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford from McKee Peak. (Jim Verwoerd photo)

$215,000 in funding available for innovative agricultural Abbotsford projects

Abbotsford Community Foundation announces availability of annual grants

A view of Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford from McKee Peak. (Jim Verwoerd photo)