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A heron brings a twig back to its nest at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve in Chilliwack on March 18, 2015. The reserve will be the location of one of the stops on the NatureBus tour where letters calling on world leaders to halt and reverse nature loss will be collected. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

NatureBus stopping in Chilliwack, Abbotsford will collect letters calling on PM to stop nature loss

Canada-wide campaign will deliver letters to world leaders at UN biodiversity conference in Montreal

A heron brings a twig back to its nest at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve in Chilliwack on March 18, 2015. The reserve will be the location of one of the stops on the NatureBus tour where letters calling on world leaders to halt and reverse nature loss will be collected. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The new Abbotsford Lululemon location is set to open on Friday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Lululemon grand opening set for Black Friday

New location at Highstreet Shopping Centre is located beside American Eagle

The new Abbotsford Lululemon location is set to open on Friday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A loud boom was reported from one side of Abbotsford to the other on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 23). (Abbotsford News file photo)

Source of loud bang in Abbotsford a mystery – at least for now

Residents across city report hearing explosion on Wednesday afternoon

A loud boom was reported from one side of Abbotsford to the other on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 23). (Abbotsford News file photo)
The massive scale of the destruction from highways to bridges was hard to believe from the atmospheric river events of 2021. (Emil Anderson Group video screenshot)

VIDEO: Emil Anderson Group reflects back on career-defining efforts to fix B.C.’s atmospheric-river damage

Repair work saw 300 workers, 200+ pieces of equipment, move 400,000 cubic metres of material

The massive scale of the destruction from highways to bridges was hard to believe from the atmospheric river events of 2021. (Emil Anderson Group video screenshot)
People lay wreaths at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Thunderbird Memorial Square in Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 11. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News file)

Abbotsford school trustees hope to be recognized as elected officials at Remembrance Day

Board members discuss feeling disconnected from other municipally elected officials at event

People lay wreaths at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Thunderbird Memorial Square in Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 11. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News file)
Marshmello (left) and The Offspring both perform at different venues in Abbotsford on Saturday (Nov. 26).

Abbotsford transforming into live music destination on Saturday

The Offspring performing in Abbotsford on Saturday, Marshmello now cancelled

Marshmello (left) and The Offspring both perform at different venues in Abbotsford on Saturday (Nov. 26).
The March For Recognition leaves Fraser River Heritage Park. As the march proceeded along Lougheed Highway, four participants were struck by a vehicle. Mission RCMP are investigating / Kevin Mills Photo

Man charged 5 months after residential school marchers hit with pickup in Mission

A 77-year-old man from Deroche has been charged in relation to a…

The March For Recognition leaves Fraser River Heritage Park. As the march proceeded along Lougheed Highway, four participants were struck by a vehicle. Mission RCMP are investigating / Kevin Mills Photo
UFV History instructor Sebastian Huebel with BeNanna Bakery owner Travis Neels. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Holocaust survivor’s orange cake recipe made into cupcakes by Chilliwack bakery

‘There are the survivors, and memories we need to keep alive. So it’s more than a simple cupcake!’

UFV History instructor Sebastian Huebel with BeNanna Bakery owner Travis Neels. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Three handguns, drugs including fentanyl and heroin, and $90,000 cash were seized Nov. 10 from two homes in Abbotsford and Surrey. (Abbotsford Police photo)

Guns, drugs and $90K seized from homes in Abbotsford and Surrey

Three men arrested have links to gang conflict, say police

Three handguns, drugs including fentanyl and heroin, and $90,000 cash were seized Nov. 10 from two homes in Abbotsford and Surrey. (Abbotsford Police photo)
The Abbotsford Police Department is mentioned in the annual report from the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Police urged to review policies around sexual-assault investigations

Annual report lists recommendations from Office of Police Complaint Commissioner

The Abbotsford Police Department is mentioned in the annual report from the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Drivers must now abide by a 50 km/h speed limit on Maclure Road. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

City of Abbotsford lowers speed limit on Maclure Road to 50 km/h

Strech of road from Clearbrook Road to Babich Street was previously set at 60 km/h

Drivers must now abide by a 50 km/h speed limit on Maclure Road. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Kendal Campeau died in Pacific Institution in Abbotsford on Nov. 14, 2021.

More answers sought into death of Indigenous man in Abbotsford prison

Two organizations say Kendal Campeau was victim of ‘systemic issues’

Kendal Campeau died in Pacific Institution in Abbotsford on Nov. 14, 2021.
A Google Maps screenshot of Tamanawis Secondary School. (Screenshot: Google Maps)

18-year-old man dead after stabbing outside Surrey secondary school

Surrey RCMP say it happened in parking lot of Tamanawis Secondary school

A Google Maps screenshot of Tamanawis Secondary School. (Screenshot: Google Maps)
Abbotsford’s Hemingway’s Books and Records will be closing in January. (Instagram photo)

Hemingway’s Books and Records in Abbotsford set to close in January

Popular bookstore thought a new buyer would take over, but the deal fizzled out

Abbotsford’s Hemingway’s Books and Records will be closing in January. (Instagram photo)
Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford was among the areas hardest hit by the 2021 floods. The second of two men who were charged after trying to steal farm equipment in the area has now been sentenced. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

No jail time for man who tried to steal farm equipment after Abbotsford flooding

Patrick Schryver one of two men arrested on Sumas Prairie on Dec. 15, 2021

Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford was among the areas hardest hit by the 2021 floods. The second of two men who were charged after trying to steal farm equipment in the area has now been sentenced. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Flames shoot into the sky earlier this morning at an apartment complex on Salton Road. (Jay McKay photo)

Fire fills sky with smoke on Abbotsford’s Salton Road

Condo fire at Forest Village on Tuesday morning

Flames shoot into the sky earlier this morning at an apartment complex on Salton Road. (Jay McKay photo)
A farmer sorts through eggs as they exit the hen barn at an egg farm in West Lincoln, Ont., on Monday, March 7, 2016. Canadian poultry and egg producers have now lost more than 3.7 million birds to a highly contagious strain of avian influenza. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

Poultry farms in Chilliwack and Abbotsford under quarantine for avian influenza

Commercial flocks at risk from migratory birds; ministry offering free online information sessions

A farmer sorts through eggs as they exit the hen barn at an egg farm in West Lincoln, Ont., on Monday, March 7, 2016. Canadian poultry and egg producers have now lost more than 3.7 million birds to a highly contagious strain of avian influenza. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)

Chilliwack assault trial focused on weapon or no weapon

Was victim beaten with pipe or did he fall down stairs? Either way he ended up with severe injuries

Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)
Gofundme account set up for Morris family, who lost everything in townhouse fire Nov. 21, 2022. (Gofundme)

Townhouse fire Gofundme established to help Chilliwack family of 3 burned out of home

‘As a community, we want to reach out and help this dear family,’ says fundraising organizer

Gofundme account set up for Morris family, who lost everything in townhouse fire Nov. 21, 2022. (Gofundme)
Santa and Mrs. Claus will again make an appearance at this year’s Winter Jubilee taking place in historic Abbotsford on Saturday, Dec. 3. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Christmas tree lighting downtown Abbotsford set for Dec. 3

Historic downtown will host Winter Jubilee festival with Santa, ice carving and more

Santa and Mrs. Claus will again make an appearance at this year’s Winter Jubilee taking place in historic Abbotsford on Saturday, Dec. 3. (Abbotsford News file photo)