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Abbotsford Downtown Business Association sued by former executive director

Abbotsford Downtown Business Association sued by former executive director

Tina Stewart alleges wrongful dismissal after being fired while on medical leave

Abbotsford Downtown Business Association sued by former executive director
Week in Review – July 22

Week in Review – July 22

Take a look back at the stories that made The News this week

Week in Review – July 22
Former Fraser Health CEO Nigel Murray left B.C. in 2014 for a new job in New Zealand. Photo courtesy New Zealand Herald.

Former Fraser Health CEO under investigation in New Zealand

Nigel Murray billed new employer tens of thousands for move from B.C.

Former Fraser Health CEO Nigel Murray left B.C. in 2014 for a new job in New Zealand. Photo courtesy New Zealand Herald.
Highway 1 at Clearbrook Road looking east on Friday at around 4 p.m.
Highway 1 at Clearbrook Road looking east on Friday at around 4 p.m.
An air ambulance was dispatched after a child was struck on Wagner Drive Friday afternoon. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Seven-year-old struck by SUV, but not seriously injured, police say

Child was struck on Wagner Drive in Abbotsford around 1:30 p.m.

An air ambulance was dispatched after a child was struck on Wagner Drive Friday afternoon. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
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Abbotsford seeks age-friendly status

City wants to be more accommodating to seniors

  • Jul 21, 2017
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Abbotsford crews fighting wildfire in Cariboo region

Abbotsford crews fighting wildfire in Cariboo region

Fire department also supporting evacuees in region

Abbotsford crews fighting wildfire in Cariboo region
Ty Burgess

Man who sideswiped police car is still on the lam

Incident occurred Wednesday night in Abbotsford

Ty Burgess
FVRD compiling mini Indigenous library

FVRD compiling mini Indigenous library

Literature will educate public servants, aid reconciliation, says report

FVRD compiling mini Indigenous library
B.C.’s new Agriculture Minister Lana Popham walks into the Government House ballroom Tuesday. John Horgan was sworn in as B.C.’s new premier and the new cabinet positions were announced at Government House in Victoria. Arnold Lim/Black Press

Could NDP government alter Abbotsford plans for industry on farmland?

New agriculture minister has called for more protections of ALR land

B.C.’s new Agriculture Minister Lana Popham walks into the Government House ballroom Tuesday. John Horgan was sworn in as B.C.’s new premier and the new cabinet positions were announced at Government House in Victoria. Arnold Lim/Black Press
Three bullet holes were visible in the side of an Audi as Chilliwack RCMP investigate a shooting at the KalTire retread plant on Progress Way and Lickman Road Friday morning. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: One dead after shooting in Chilliwack industrial area

Man killed at KalTire in Chlliwack; incident believed to be targeted

Three bullet holes were visible in the side of an Audi as Chilliwack RCMP investigate a shooting at the KalTire retread plant on Progress Way and Lickman Road Friday morning. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
UPDATE: Drive-by shooting in Whalley Thursday night

UPDATE: Drive-by shooting in Whalley Thursday night

It happened near 95th Avenue and 131A Street, not far from Betty Huff Elementary school.

UPDATE: Drive-by shooting in Whalley Thursday night
The Fraser Valley Express will begin running on Sundays and holidays this fall. Submitted

BC Transit looks to expand regional bus services across Fraser Valley

Sunday service added in September; expansions considered for years to come

The Fraser Valley Express will begin running on Sundays and holidays this fall. Submitted
Barry Scott is part of a team of firefighting officers and experts from Australia who recently arrived in B.C. to help with the province’s wildfires. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Australian firefighters bring experience to the B.C. wildfire battle

Australian officers and technicians join wildfire battle across B.C.

Barry Scott is part of a team of firefighting officers and experts from Australia who recently arrived in B.C. to help with the province’s wildfires. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
VIDEO: Entangled sea lion rescued near Tofino

VIDEO: Entangled sea lion rescued near Tofino

An adult female Steller sea lion was facing a potentially painful and slow death on Cleland Island.

VIDEO: Entangled sea lion rescued near Tofino
A man charged stealing tailgates from three Ford trucks in Abbotsford and Langley. (Truck Hardware/Flickr)

Man sentenced for tailgate thefts in Fraser Valley

David Ahner was arrested in Abbotsford in early June

A man charged stealing tailgates from three Ford trucks in Abbotsford and Langley. (Truck Hardware/Flickr)
A police van was damaged when a man wanted on a warrant fled the scene. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

Fleeing suspect smashes into police car in Abbotsford

Incident occurs after officers try to arrest man wanted on warrant

A police van was damaged when a man wanted on a warrant fled the scene. (Kevin MacDonald photo)
Chilliwack prolific offender arrested for alleged vehicle theft

Chilliwack prolific offender arrested for alleged vehicle theft

Justin Larsen arrested June 20 as stolen SUV leads police to house on Keith Wilson Road

Chilliwack prolific offender arrested for alleged vehicle theft
YouTube                                Seth Tait of Chilliwack was charged with uttering threats to Muslims after he posted a series of YouTube videos at the end of 2016 and into early 2017. Out on bail mid-trial he was rearrested June 1 for an alleged breach.

Chilliwack man convicted of threatening Muslims in YouTube videos

Sentenced to time served and released on conditions that include staying away from mosques

YouTube                                Seth Tait of Chilliwack was charged with uttering threats to Muslims after he posted a series of YouTube videos at the end of 2016 and into early 2017. Out on bail mid-trial he was rearrested June 1 for an alleged breach.
A man walks away from the Creep Catchers camera crew and into the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre parking lot after being filmed Oct. 14, 2016.

Child luring charge stayed against former Mission principal

Jason Obert arrested after Creep Catchers video last fall in Abbotsford

A man walks away from the Creep Catchers camera crew and into the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre parking lot after being filmed Oct. 14, 2016.