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Mission resident Seven Graylands has 45 pinball machines and wants to open a pinball museum and arcade in downtown Mission. / Kevin Mills Photo

Pinball museum plan stalled

Downtown bylaw has Mission man thinking of moving his idea to Abbotsford

Mission resident Seven Graylands has 45 pinball machines and wants to open a pinball museum and arcade in downtown Mission. / Kevin Mills Photo
Nanaimo RCMP believe it has discovered the body of Makayla Chang, missing since March. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo RCMP believe it has found body of missing teenager Chang

The Nanaimo RCMP have recovered a body believed to be that of Makayla Chang.

Nanaimo RCMP believe it has discovered the body of Makayla Chang, missing since March. (News Bulletin file)
A lot of denial over Metro Vancouver housing supply, says analyst
A lot of denial over Metro Vancouver housing supply, says analyst
Paul Henderson/ The Progress                                Defence lawyer Craig Sicotte speaks to reporters outside the Chilliwack Law Courts after his three clients were sentenced to jail time for abusing cows at Chilliwack Cattle Sales.

Jail time for Chilliwack men who violently abused dairy cows

Owners received big fines in 2016 while four more employees still face trial

Paul Henderson/ The Progress                                Defence lawyer Craig Sicotte speaks to reporters outside the Chilliwack Law Courts after his three clients were sentenced to jail time for abusing cows at Chilliwack Cattle Sales.
A still from a Mercy for Animals video at a Chilliwack dairy farm showing an employee kicking a cow in the head that led to charges against workers and convictions and fines for the owners. (YouTube)

Jail time for Chilliwack men who violently abused dairy cows

Owners received big fines in 2016 while four more employees still face trial

A still from a Mercy for Animals video at a Chilliwack dairy farm showing an employee kicking a cow in the head that led to charges against workers and convictions and fines for the owners. (YouTube)
Some Abbotsford residents to face significant tax hikes, others decreases

Some Abbotsford residents to face significant tax hikes, others decreases

Uneven assessment means some will benefit, others will pay much more

Some Abbotsford residents to face significant tax hikes, others decreases
Abbotsford mayor applies to sit on federal homelessness committee

Abbotsford mayor applies to sit on federal homelessness committee

Group will provide advice for ‘renewal’ of major funding program

Abbotsford mayor applies to sit on federal homelessness committee
This new “Gator” ATV has been purchased for the Abbotsford Police Department with proceeds from the second annual Crime is Toast fundraiser, held in October.

Abbotsford Police Department snares a Gator

ATV purchased with proceeds from fundraising breakfast

  • May 17, 2017
This new “Gator” ATV has been purchased for the Abbotsford Police Department with proceeds from the second annual Crime is Toast fundraiser, held in October.
Lauren Southern ran for the Libertarian Party in Langley in the 2015 federal election.

Former Langley Libertarian candidate detained in Italy

Lauren Southern was briefly detained by the Italian Coast Guard for blocking a migrant ship.

Lauren Southern ran for the Libertarian Party in Langley in the 2015 federal election.
‘We’re scrambling’: daycare squeezed out by classroom crunch seeks new home

‘We’re scrambling’: daycare squeezed out by classroom crunch seeks new home

Abbotsford school district not renewing leases with at least four programs

‘We’re scrambling’: daycare squeezed out by classroom crunch seeks new home
B.C. Hydro crews work to repair a hydro pole after a crash on Lougheed Hwy.                                Black Press

UPDATE: Fatal crash on Lougheed

A late night motor vehicle accident cut power to the area

B.C. Hydro crews work to repair a hydro pole after a crash on Lougheed Hwy.                                Black Press
Injured hiker prompts search and rescue effort

Injured hiker prompts search and rescue effort

Woman, in her 50s, hurt ankle while on hike

Injured hiker prompts search and rescue effort
Emergency crews were at Gladys and Essendence avenues in September 2015 after the driver of this Mustang struck a teen boy on a scooter and crashed into another vehicle. Kevin MacDonald file photo

VIDEO: Police release footage from impaired-driving crash

Collision took place in Abbotsford in September 2015

  • May 16, 2017
Emergency crews were at Gladys and Essendence avenues in September 2015 after the driver of this Mustang struck a teen boy on a scooter and crashed into another vehicle. Kevin MacDonald file photo
Jamey Jensen, 25, didn’t show up to Chilliwack court May 15 for a scheduled disposition on charges of, among other things, mail theft, identity theft and mischief under $5,000.

Prolific offender a no-show in Chilliwack court

Jamey Kenneth Jensen was scheduled to be sentenced ID theft, mail theft and more

Jamey Jensen, 25, didn’t show up to Chilliwack court May 15 for a scheduled disposition on charges of, among other things, mail theft, identity theft and mischief under $5,000.
Crews quickly put out an RV fire Monday morning on Peardonville Road. (Tyler Olsen photo)
Crews quickly put out an RV fire Monday morning on Peardonville Road. (Tyler Olsen photo)
Should Abbotsford ask to use ALR land for industrial parks?

Should Abbotsford ask to use ALR land for industrial parks?

Sites in Bradner and near airport identified for possible job lands

Should Abbotsford ask to use ALR land for industrial parks?
Hundreds of homes south of Highway 1 are currently governed by land use contracts, which must be abolished by 2024. City of Abbotsford image

Council, residents of affordable Abbotsford neighbourhood presented with three land use options

Neighbours has objected last year to proposal to build large home in area

Hundreds of homes south of Highway 1 are currently governed by land use contracts, which must be abolished by 2024. City of Abbotsford image
Preet Rai has no regrets after losing local election

Preet Rai has no regrets after losing local election

NDP candidate falls to longtime MLA Mike de Jong

Preet Rai has no regrets after losing local election
On Dec. 13, 2016 a BC Supreme Court jury in Chilliwack found Beau Clark guilty of the attempted murder of Shaun Dalke in a Tim Hortons drive-thru in 2015. (Facebook)

Crown seeks 12 to 15 years for Chilliwack Tim Hortons drive-thru shooter

Beau Clark tried to kill a long-time enemy at the pickup window in 2015

On Dec. 13, 2016 a BC Supreme Court jury in Chilliwack found Beau Clark guilty of the attempted murder of Shaun Dalke in a Tim Hortons drive-thru in 2015. (Facebook)
ELECTION RECAP: Greens, BC Liberals & NDP all increased Abbotsford vote with no Conservatives

ELECTION RECAP: Greens, BC Liberals & NDP all increased Abbotsford vote with no Conservatives

Green Party saw largest gains in Abbotsford on a wild election night

ELECTION RECAP: Greens, BC Liberals & NDP all increased Abbotsford vote with no Conservatives