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David Hancock says more than 35,000 eagles visit the Fraser Valley every year. (Ap Hovasse instagram.com/aphovasse file photo)

Fraser Valley eagles outfitted with tracking system

Raptor specialist monitoring movement, habits of birds of prey

David Hancock says more than 35,000 eagles visit the Fraser Valley every year. (Ap Hovasse instagram.com/aphovasse file photo)
The University of the Fraser Valley has been found to have interfered in the affairs of the union for its faculty and staff.

Harassment complaints at root of UFV dispute with union

University improperly interfered in union activity by launching investigation: LRB ruling

The University of the Fraser Valley has been found to have interfered in the affairs of the union for its faculty and staff.
Abbotsford man charged after police seize “Zombie Killer” machete, brass knuckles and wig

Abbotsford man charged after police seize “Zombie Killer” machete, brass knuckles and wig

Warrant had been issued for Albert Fontaine on kidnapping charges from Penticton

Abbotsford man charged after police seize “Zombie Killer” machete, brass knuckles and wig
The City of Abbotsford set up a pop-up shop in Sevenoaks Shopping Centre and welcomed to public to provide feedback on its proposed City Centre Neighbourhood Plan. Kelvin Gawley/Abbotsford News

Pop-up shop shapes the future of Abbotsford’s city centre

Public engagement will influence neighbourhood plan

The City of Abbotsford set up a pop-up shop in Sevenoaks Shopping Centre and welcomed to public to provide feedback on its proposed City Centre Neighbourhood Plan. Kelvin Gawley/Abbotsford News
Abbotsford City Hall File photo

City to spend $1.7 million to renovate city hall, APD headquarters

Changes will improve customer service, says City of Abbotsford

Abbotsford City Hall File photo
The Matsqui Recreation Centre (MRC) Ice Arena has re-opened after being closed due to ammonia concerns.                                The Matsqui Recreation Centre (MRC) Ice Arena has re-opened after being closed due to ammonia concerns.

MRC arena re-opens three weeks after ammonia concerns triggered closure

Inspections have been completed by Technical Safety BC

The Matsqui Recreation Centre (MRC) Ice Arena has re-opened after being closed due to ammonia concerns.                                The Matsqui Recreation Centre (MRC) Ice Arena has re-opened after being closed due to ammonia concerns.
UPDATED: Abbotsford airline grounded after YXX accident was fined $30,000 last year

UPDATED: Abbotsford airline grounded after YXX accident was fined $30,000 last year

Island Express Air had flown planes that hadn’t been maintained according to proper procedure

UPDATED: Abbotsford airline grounded after YXX accident was fined $30,000 last year
Abbotsford school board approves two-week spring break

Abbotsford school board approves two-week spring break

Decision comes after grievance from teachers’ union

Abbotsford school board approves two-week spring break
The speed limit won’t be coming down on a section of North Parallel Road, despite one resident’s pleas.

No speed limit dip on North Parallel Road in Abbotsford

Resident was concerned about visibility near hill

The speed limit won’t be coming down on a section of North Parallel Road, despite one resident’s pleas.
The “F kNOw” logo is meant to direct young people to information about fentanyl.

Anti-drug scare tactics won’t keep teens away, expert says

Firefighters hope “F kNOw” campaign will help educate young people

The “F kNOw” logo is meant to direct young people to information about fentanyl.
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DNA from clothing key to cold case rape trial

James Allen Redden accused of assaulting woman at Abbotsford concert in 1991

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The city is looking to set rules that will govern infill subdivisions, like this proposed one, just south of the historic downtown.

Abbotsford halts new infill subdivisions as it awaits new rules

Push for denser neighbourhoods has met some resistance

The city is looking to set rules that will govern infill subdivisions, like this proposed one, just south of the historic downtown.
UPDATE: RCMP look for suspect vehicle after explosives disposal unit called to Chilliwack courthouse

UPDATE: RCMP look for suspect vehicle after explosives disposal unit called to Chilliwack courthouse

‘Unspecified threat’ followed by discovery of a suspicious package led to evacuation of area

UPDATE: RCMP look for suspect vehicle after explosives disposal unit called to Chilliwack courthouse
Hundreds of homes south of Highway 1 are currently governed by land use contracts, which must be abolished by 2024. Council will consider the future of land use contracts regulating properties with mobile homes, but not single-family houses. City of Abbotsford image

Land use contracts to stay for now in West Abbotsford neighbourhood

No secondary suites, zoning will allow trailers and houses

Hundreds of homes south of Highway 1 are currently governed by land use contracts, which must be abolished by 2024. Council will consider the future of land use contracts regulating properties with mobile homes, but not single-family houses. City of Abbotsford image
Huntingdon’s laneways make the area uniquely suited to coach houses, although such proposals have led to some opposition from residents. Google Street View image

Huntingdon coach houses put on hold

City of Abbotsford to craft a neighbourhood plan for area near border

Huntingdon’s laneways make the area uniquely suited to coach houses, although such proposals have led to some opposition from residents. Google Street View image
UPDATED: Coquihalla fully reopen after crashes send 29 to hospital

UPDATED: Coquihalla fully reopen after crashes send 29 to hospital

Officials say two tour buses, semis and vehicles all involved in collision that closed highway

UPDATED: Coquihalla fully reopen after crashes send 29 to hospital
Heavy snow leads to school closures in Greater Vancouver

Heavy snow leads to school closures in Greater Vancouver

UBC remains open, but others have cancelled classes and exams

Heavy snow leads to school closures in Greater Vancouver
A blast at a quarry led to a landslide on Sumas Mountain in late January. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

Quarry blast caused Sumas Mountain landslide in Abbotsford

Work stopped after explosion scars side of mountain

A blast at a quarry led to a landslide on Sumas Mountain in late January. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
Ed Fast to speak about impact of NAFTA negotiations on agriculture

Ed Fast to speak about impact of NAFTA negotiations on agriculture

CAFA speaking event addresses potential ramifications for farming industry

Ed Fast to speak about impact of NAFTA negotiations on agriculture
Abbotsford ducks were killed when their barn went up in flames early Thursday morning. Creative Commons photo
Abbotsford ducks were killed when their barn went up in flames early Thursday morning. Creative Commons photo