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Carlton Leith was killed following an alleged altercation with William Trevor Escott in the early hours of Dec. 27. (RCMP photo)

Manslaughter charges filed in death of Chilliwack’s Carlton Leith

Leith died following an alleged confrontation with William Trevor Escott Dec. 27

Carlton Leith was killed following an alleged altercation with William Trevor Escott in the early hours of Dec. 27. (RCMP photo)
King Traditional Elementary School in Abbotsford. Photo courtesy of Abbotsford School District

Three Abbotsford schools closed due to windstorm knocking out power

Heavy winds knock out power to thousands of BC Hydro customers in Lower Mainland

King Traditional Elementary School in Abbotsford. Photo courtesy of Abbotsford School District
A pothole is being patched on Highway 1 after causing issues for motorists this afternoon.

Pothole creates major issues for motorists in Abbotsford

Crews on scene to fix pothole, one lane closed on Highway 1

A pothole is being patched on Highway 1 after causing issues for motorists this afternoon.
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Abbotsford wind storm
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Farmers protest rally in Abbotsford
Farmers protests in Abbotsford
This picture shows the large stash of firearms, magazines, silencers and ammunition seized by police as part of an investigation that resulted in charges against Corey Perkins in December 2014. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Abbotsford man loses bid to appeal 2018 conviction for drugs and guns

Corey Perkins received 12-year jail sentence on 10 charges

This picture shows the large stash of firearms, magazines, silencers and ammunition seized by police as part of an investigation that resulted in charges against Corey Perkins in December 2014. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Chilliwack RCMP hunting for 3 suspects after driver carjacked at gun point

Police are looking for witnesses and dashcam footage from an incident that happened Jan. 7

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Chilliwack RCMP at the scene of a police incident after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: IIO investigating after man shot by police near Vedder River in Chilliwack

Man located in his vehicle after alleged domestic incident hours before where a woman was injured

Chilliwack RCMP at the scene of a police incident after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Saanich driver tells police he was ‘only’ going 45 km/h over posted limit

Driver caught going 144 km/h on Greater Victoria-area highway slapped with hefty fines

Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Black Press file photo.

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Outbreak was declared on Dec. 30, 2020; four patients infected

Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Black Press file photo.
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Man allegedly involved in Abbotsford gang-related gunfight is denied bail

Amritpal Saran was charged in relation to August 2020 shooting on Mayfair Avenue

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
Highway 1 at the 232nd Street Overpass, looking east on Jan 11, 2021 around 7:50 a.m. (Drive BC)
Highway 1 at the 232nd Street Overpass, looking east on Jan 11, 2021 around 7:50 a.m. (Drive BC)
Members of the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) with their side-by-side vehicle that helped bring a lost hiker out of Sumas Mountain Regional Park on Jan. 9, 2020. (Photo altered by APD.)

Helicopter and dying cellphone help locate lost hiker in Abbotsford

Hiker on Sumas Mountain stranded in challenging area with no road access

Members of the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) with their side-by-side vehicle that helped bring a lost hiker out of Sumas Mountain Regional Park on Jan. 9, 2020. (Photo altered by APD.)
Brian VanGarderen will be running in the upcoming byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack. (Submitted)
Brian VanGarderen will be running in the upcoming byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack on Feb. 13, 2021. (Submitted)

Abbotsford teacher the fourth and final candidate to join Chilliwack school board byelection race

Brian VanGarderen works as a hearing resource teacher in the Abbotsford School District

Brian VanGarderen will be running in the upcoming byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack. (Submitted)
Brian VanGarderen will be running in the upcoming byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack on Feb. 13, 2021. (Submitted)
Daniel Halak, 84, is described as five-foot-five, weighing 190 pounds with grey hair, blue eyes and usually wearing glasses. Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.

Mission RCMP continue search for missing senior last seen over 2 months ago

Daniel Halak last seen at his rural Mission home on Nov. 2, vehicle found in Vancouver on Nov. 9

Daniel Halak, 84, is described as five-foot-five, weighing 190 pounds with grey hair, blue eyes and usually wearing glasses. Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.
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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Five exposures at Abbotsford schools in first week back from holiday break

All 5 schools record consecutive exposures starting Jan. 4

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Highway alert

Scene of ‘chaos’ after collision involving two semi-trucks, train in Fraser Canyon

Highway closed in both directions for 8 hours, three injured in ‘major vehicle incident’

Highway alert
Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Tabor Home in Abbotsford

Long-term care facility had 156 cases and 26 deaths since Nov. 4

Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Tabor Home in Abbotsford has had 156 cases and 26 deaths since a COVID-19 outbreak began in early November. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

COVID-19 outbreaks still underway at 3 Abbotsford care homes

There have been 602 deaths at seniors’ facilities in B.C. since pandemic began

Tabor Home in Abbotsford has had 156 cases and 26 deaths since a COVID-19 outbreak began in early November. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Leaders of the BCTF in the Fraser Health region are calling on the health authority to make changes in schools as the “status quo” is unacceptable. (Pixabay photo)

‘Status quo is unacceptable’: BCTF calls on Fraser Health to improve school safety

BCTF calling for mandatory masks, prioritizing vaccinations for school staff, reducing density

Leaders of the BCTF in the Fraser Health region are calling on the health authority to make changes in schools as the “status quo” is unacceptable. (Pixabay photo)
Abbotsford Senior Secondary School is one of two local high schools that have reported a COVID-19 exposure in 2021 during the first week back at school after the Christmas break. The other is Robert Bateman Secondary.

Two Abbotsford schools first in district to report COVID-19 exposures for 2021

Abbotsford Senior and Robert Bateman each have one student who tested positive

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School is one of two local high schools that have reported a COVID-19 exposure in 2021 during the first week back at school after the Christmas break. The other is Robert Bateman Secondary.