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Abbotsford council rejected a proposal Monday to build 40 small cabins for the homeless.

‘Dignity village’ for homeless rejected by Abbotsford council

Proposal to house 40 people in small cabins in industrial area needs work, politicians say

Abbotsford council rejected a proposal Monday to build 40 small cabins for the homeless.
Bosley’s Pet Food Plus on Whatcom Road filled these vehicles with pet-related items that were delivered over the weekend to Kamloops in support of animals impacted by the wildfires.
Bosley’s Pet Food Plus on Whatcom Road filled these vehicles with pet-related items that were delivered over the weekend to Kamloops in support of animals impacted by the wildfires.
John Horgan enters the Government House ballroom. 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)

Premier John Horgan, NDP cabinet get down to work

NDP’s 22-member cabinet includes minister of mental health

John Horgan enters the Government House ballroom. 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)
Lynn Perrin speaks against a proposal to ask for the removal of farm properties from the Agricultural Land Reserve. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

Removal of properties from ALR ‘will destroy’ Bradner, council told at public hearing

Opposition outweighs support for plan to ask to turn farmland into industrial parcels

Lynn Perrin speaks against a proposal to ask for the removal of farm properties from the Agricultural Land Reserve. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
The search for a man who fell into the water upriver from the government wharf at 88 and 252 Street in Langley has ended.                                 Dan Ferguson Langley Times

UPDATE: Search ends for man who fell off barge into Fraser River

The search for a 72-year-old Langley man who fell off a barge…

The search for a man who fell into the water upriver from the government wharf at 88 and 252 Street in Langley has ended.                                 Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Abbotsford City Hall File photo

Fired Abbotsford facilities manager drops lawsuit

Victor Pankratz had said 2016 firing was ‘reprehensible’

Abbotsford City Hall File photo
‘Very minor incident’ led to late-night shooting

‘Very minor incident’ led to late-night shooting

One man in custody, another in hospital following Monday incident

‘Very minor incident’ led to late-night shooting
Police investigating central Abbotsford shooting

Police investigating central Abbotsford shooting

Monday evening incident occured on Hawthorne Avenue

Police investigating central Abbotsford shooting
More than 150 attended a public hearing Monday evening on whether to exclude two blocks of land from the Agricultural Land Reserve.

Most at public hearing opposed to exclusion of ALR tracts for industry

City of Abbotsford considering asking for industrial use of 700 acres of protected agricultural land

More than 150 attended a public hearing Monday evening on whether to exclude two blocks of land from the Agricultural Land Reserve.
Mac, a therapy dog at UFV in Abbotsford, has been deployed to Kamloops to help bring comfort to wildfire evacuees.

Mac the therapy dog gives comfort to wildfire evacuees

Golden retriever’s usual role is at UFV in Abbotsford

Mac, a therapy dog at UFV in Abbotsford, has been deployed to Kamloops to help bring comfort to wildfire evacuees.
Crews were on the scene of a house fire on Peardonville Road in Abbotsford on Monday afternoon. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

Fire damages home on Peardonville Road

Abbotsford crews called to scene at 12:40 p.m. Monday

Crews were on the scene of a house fire on Peardonville Road in Abbotsford on Monday afternoon. (Kevin MacDonald photo)
Delta Mayor Lois Jackson annouced on Facebook that evacuees may park their mobile homes or trailers at North Delta recreation centres and on local streets until the emergency in the Interior is over.                                James Smith photo

Wildfire evacuees welcome at Delta rec centres

Mayor announced that parking lots at local rec centres will be available for evacuees with RVs

Delta Mayor Lois Jackson annouced on Facebook that evacuees may park their mobile homes or trailers at North Delta recreation centres and on local streets until the emergency in the Interior is over.                                James Smith photo
An artists rendering shows the Abby Digs project proposed for Valley Road in Abbotsford. Submitted

Staff recommends turning down application for homeless ‘dignity village’

Support from service providers, but opposition from local residents

An artists rendering shows the Abby Digs project proposed for Valley Road in Abbotsford. Submitted
A minivan ended up in a ditch after it was hit by a train. Curtis Kreklau South Fraser News Services

Train hits van in Langley

Vehicle ends up in ditch

  • Jul 17, 2017
A minivan ended up in a ditch after it was hit by a train. Curtis Kreklau South Fraser News Services
The City of Abbotsford is considering asking the Agricultural Land Commission to exclude two blocks of land from the Agricultural Land Reserve, including land south of Marshall Road near Abbotsford International Airport. Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News

Farmland or industry? Public hearing Monday on proposed removal of farmland from ALR

Properties in Bradner and north of Abbotsford Airport under consideration

The City of Abbotsford is considering asking the Agricultural Land Commission to exclude two blocks of land from the Agricultural Land Reserve, including land south of Marshall Road near Abbotsford International Airport. Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News
Wildfire burns in Banff National Park

Wildfire burns in Banff National Park

Large part of park closed to hikers, campers

Wildfire burns in Banff National Park
Food donations collected in Abbotsford for victims of wildfires

Food donations collected in Abbotsford for victims of wildfires

Bhangra Beat Academy holds drop-off event Sunday and Monday

  • Jul 15, 2017
Food donations collected in Abbotsford for victims of wildfires
Some of the more than 100 riders in the Fraser Valley Experience MS Bike fundraser head up 232 Street in Langley Township. The event was expected to raise over $100,000. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

MS Bike ride underway in Langley and Abbotsford

Annual event raises funds for research

Some of the more than 100 riders in the Fraser Valley Experience MS Bike fundraser head up 232 Street in Langley Township. The event was expected to raise over $100,000. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Abbotsford MP Ed Fast has endured a tough six months since suffering a stroke last December. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford MP Ed Fast opens up about life after his stroke and his political future

Had he succeeded in finding an aspirin, ‘the damage could have been much worse’

Abbotsford MP Ed Fast has endured a tough six months since suffering a stroke last December. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
Hundreds of condos, townhouses built in June

Hundreds of condos, townhouses built in June

Multi-family construction is ramping up in Langley Township.

Hundreds of condos, townhouses built in June