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Owen Charpentier, 24, is charged with the Oct. 22, 2019 killing of Keith Baldwin in Chilliwack. He is scheduled for sentencing on June 13, 2022. (File)

Sentencing date set for Chilliwack man who killed Keith Baldwin

Owen Charpentier pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the 2019 homicide

Owen Charpentier, 24, is charged with the Oct. 22, 2019 killing of Keith Baldwin in Chilliwack. He is scheduled for sentencing on June 13, 2022. (File)
An interactive map of Canadian university towns lists Abbotsford at seventh out of 94. Chilliwack just missed the top 10 at 11th place. (Preply graphic)

Abbotsford ranks in top ten list of Canadian university towns

Company looked at factors like affordability, opportunities and the cost of having a beer in a pub

An interactive map of Canadian university towns lists Abbotsford at seventh out of 94. Chilliwack just missed the top 10 at 11th place. (Preply graphic)
The Mission Stars won gold at the U13 BC Hockey Championship at the Trail Memorial Centre with a 7-3 victory over South Okanagan. Photo: Jim Bailey

Mission Stars win 2022 U13 BC Provincial Hockey Championship

Team goes 5-1 to take home Mission’s first-ever gold medal at the Pee Wee level

The Mission Stars won gold at the U13 BC Hockey Championship at the Trail Memorial Centre with a 7-3 victory over South Okanagan. Photo: Jim Bailey
(Photo: Pixabay)
(Photo: Pixabay)
Google Maps screenshot taken at 1:45 p.m. March 27.
Google Maps screenshot taken at 1:45 p.m. March 27.
The first episode was a discussion with MOCAT peer members about the most “burning issues” relating to the overdose crisis.

Overdose awareness podcast ‘Around the Fire’ launched in Fraser Valley

CIVL 101.7 and Mission Overdose Community Action Team released 1st episode on March 25

The first episode was a discussion with MOCAT peer members about the most “burning issues” relating to the overdose crisis.
The Rebels beat the Devils 2-0 in the opening round robin on Friday, March 21. The finalists are the only two teams in the league that have never won a provincial championship. Rick Kupchuk photo.

SCWHL provincial finals: Richmond Devils face off against North Shore Rebels for gold in Hope

The Devils and the Rebels are the only two teams that have never won a provincial championship

The Rebels beat the Devils 2-0 in the opening round robin on Friday, March 21. The finalists are the only two teams in the league that have never won a provincial championship. Rick Kupchuk photo.
The Fraser Valley Regional Hospital Board has earmarked nearly $60 million over two years for new long term care beds in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative photo)
The Fraser Valley Regional Hospital Board has earmarked nearly $60 million over two years for new long term care beds in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative photo)
Agape Bridal in Abbotsford is closing for good on March 26, 2022. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford bridal shop wows brides with $100 dresses in final days

Agape Bridal store closing its doors for owner’s retirement, holds massive bridal sale

Agape Bridal in Abbotsford is closing for good on March 26, 2022. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News)
Eshan Sobti of Mission wowed the American Idol judges and earned a golden ticket to the next round. /  Facebook photo

Mission singer earns American Idol golden ticket

Eshan Sobti qualifies for next round of the popular singing competition

Eshan Sobti of Mission wowed the American Idol judges and earned a golden ticket to the next round. /  Facebook photo
A new crosswalk in front of Centennial Park Elementary on Gladwin Road is among the priority sidewalk-and-crosswalk projects that have been identified by city staff. (Google Street View)

City seeks input on 11 sidewalk-and-crosswalk projects in Abbotsford

Designs being completed as part of Multi-Year Active Transportation Plan

A new crosswalk in front of Centennial Park Elementary on Gladwin Road is among the priority sidewalk-and-crosswalk projects that have been identified by city staff. (Google Street View)
The Abbotsford International Airport cracked the half million mark for passengers this year after a big dip in 2020. (File photo)

Abbotsford International Airport breaks half-million passenger mark for 2021

According to numbers from Destination BC, YXX bounces back after a big dip in 2020

The Abbotsford International Airport cracked the half million mark for passengers this year after a big dip in 2020. (File photo)
Roger Torres-Jaramillo was hired as Chilliwack FC’s technical director in September, 2021.

Chilliwack FC coach suspended over alleged bullying

Roger Torres-Jaramillo’s on-field conduct is being investigated by BC Soccer

Roger Torres-Jaramillo was hired as Chilliwack FC’s technical director in September, 2021.
Abbotsford’s New Beginnings Daycare Program is becoming a $10-a-day ChildCareBC site. (Archway Community Services photo)

Abbotsford’s New Beginnings Daycare program becoming $10-a-day site

Archway Community Services run program becomes $10-a-day ChildCareBC site

Abbotsford’s New Beginnings Daycare Program is becoming a $10-a-day ChildCareBC site. (Archway Community Services photo)
Chad Colivas was fatally shot in Abbotsford on March 21, 2022.

GoFundMe campaign started for family of Abbotsford man fatally shot

Money raised will go towards funeral expenses for Chad Colivas

Chad Colivas was fatally shot in Abbotsford on March 21, 2022.
Premier John Horgan is flanked by Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon and Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter, at a meeting in Chilliwack to hear about flood recovery on Tuesday, March 22 at Chilliwack City Hall. (NDP photo)

B.C. premier touched down in Chilliwack to hear stories of flood recovery and resilience

Whirlwind tour saw Horgan meet with community leaders at Chilliwack Community Services, city hall

Premier John Horgan is flanked by Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon and Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter, at a meeting in Chilliwack to hear about flood recovery on Tuesday, March 22 at Chilliwack City Hall. (NDP photo)
Abbotsford Conservative MP Ed Fast has endorsed Jean Charest as leader of the national party. (Charest photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Abbotsford MP Ed Fast endorses Jean Charest’s bid for Conservative leader

Fast says Charest will be able to build bridges that have been ‘badly damaged’ by Trudeau

Abbotsford Conservative MP Ed Fast has endorsed Jean Charest as leader of the national party. (Charest photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
The Pacific Agriculture Show will be held at Tradex March 31 to April 2. (Submitted photo)

2022 Pacific Agriculture Show supports rebuilding of agricultural community

First-ever beer garden, food trucks all part of three-day event at Abbotsford’s Tradex

The Pacific Agriculture Show will be held at Tradex March 31 to April 2. (Submitted photo)
The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, will appear for their pretrial hearing starting on Monday (March 28).

Abbotsford hog-farm protestors’ pretrial begins on Monday

Excelsior 4 face 21 combined charges of break and enter and criminal mischief for 2019 incident

The Excelsior 4, shown here following an appearance at Abbotsford provincial court in 2020, will appear for their pretrial hearing starting on Monday (March 28).
Langley’s Ashley Samborski is selling tickets for a chance to buy his car and help fight cancer. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Son of B.C. cancer victim sells car to help others fight the disease

Donor to a cancer fund for families have a chance to buy Ashley Samborski’s prized Honda Civic

Langley’s Ashley Samborski is selling tickets for a chance to buy his car and help fight cancer. (Special to Langley Advance Times)