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A video released by the group Animal Justice claims that workers at an Abbotsford facility were abusing chickens.

Animal rights group claims chickens abused at Fraser Valley farm

Footage taken by woman walking her dog on June 29 in Abbotsford

A video released by the group Animal Justice claims that workers at an Abbotsford facility were abusing chickens.
Luanne Patterson asked the city to get motorists to slow down along Clayburn Road, where the 30 km/h speed limit is rarely obeyed. File photo

City to put brakes on Clayburn Road speeders

City of Abbotsford staff asked to come up with plan to slow traffic in historic neighbourhood

Luanne Patterson asked the city to get motorists to slow down along Clayburn Road, where the 30 km/h speed limit is rarely obeyed. File photo
FVRD fighting mosquito population boom

FVRD fighting mosquito population boom

Contractor killing insect’s larvae

  • Jul 4, 2017
FVRD fighting mosquito population boom
Abbotsford City Hall

Abbotsford finances and reserves ‘in good shape’

Financial assets much improved since 2011 infrastructure projects pushed city into red

Abbotsford City Hall
David Giles, former vice-president of the Kelowna Hells Angels chapter, died Saturday at Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

High-ranking Hells Angel dies in Abbotsford hospital

David Giles was vice-president of Kelowna HA chapter

David Giles, former vice-president of the Kelowna Hells Angels chapter, died Saturday at Abbotsford Regional Hospital.
Abbotsford City Manager George Murray

City manager set to return in July

Top City of Abbotsford staffer had suffered heart attack in spring

Abbotsford City Manager George Murray
Three parents of soon-to-be kindergarten students addressed the Abbotsford school board last week.

Abbotsford parents upset their kids can’t attend local school

Two dozen kindergarten students will have to bus or be driven to school outside their neighbourhood

Three parents of soon-to-be kindergarten students addressed the Abbotsford school board last week.
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Drug warrant leads to arrest at South Surrey border

22-year-old Missouri resident detained for extradition

  • Jul 3, 2017
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A Victoria mother says her son suffered serious blistering after applying a Banana Boat sunscreen spray during a class trip to the beach. (Facebook/Patrizia Fitch)

Victoria mother says child was burned by sunscreen

Says her son began to blister after using a spray-on sunscreen made by Banana Boat.

A Victoria mother says her son suffered serious blistering after applying a Banana Boat sunscreen spray during a class trip to the beach. (Facebook/Patrizia Fitch)
VIDEO: Week in Review – July 1

VIDEO: Week in Review – July 1

Weekly highlights from the Abbotsford News

VIDEO: Week in Review – July 1
Abbotsford cop dragged by car fleeing traffic stop

Abbotsford cop dragged by car fleeing traffic stop

High-speed pursuit, followed by later arrest

Abbotsford cop dragged by car fleeing traffic stop
VIDEO: Artifacts of Abbotsford past unsealed from time capsule
VIDEO: Artifacts of Abbotsford past unsealed from time capsule
A member of the Abbotsford Police gang task force escorts one of two young men arrested on Tuesday.                                A member of the Abbotsford Police gang task force escorts one of two young men arrested on Tuesday.

Two more Abbotsford youth charged with fentanyl possession

Gang task force arrests pair after traffic stop on Tuesday

  • Jun 30, 2017
A member of the Abbotsford Police gang task force escorts one of two young men arrested on Tuesday.                                A member of the Abbotsford Police gang task force escorts one of two young men arrested on Tuesday.
A map from the Sto:lo Coast Salish World Atlas shows the spread of Halkomelem’s three dialects. Halkomelem Dialiects in Keith Carlson et al, A Stó:lō Coast Salish Historical Atlas, 2001

‘Expressive and picturesque’: The Sto:lo worldview found in Halq’emeylem

The complex indigenous language resembles a cathedral: linguist

A map from the Sto:lo Coast Salish World Atlas shows the spread of Halkomelem’s three dialects. Halkomelem Dialiects in Keith Carlson et al, A Stó:lō Coast Salish Historical Atlas, 2001
Meá:ylexw: Reviving an indigenous language on the brink of extinction

Meá:ylexw: Reviving an indigenous language on the brink of extinction

Abbotsford school district program teaches an ancient language to young students

Meá:ylexw: Reviving an indigenous language on the brink of extinction
‘Bear and Coyote’: Hear a Sto:lo story read in Halq’eméylem
‘Bear and Coyote’: Hear a Sto:lo story read in Halq’eméylem
Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Sevenoaks sale likely largest in Abbotsford’s history

Shopping Centre sold in February for $214 million

Sevenoaks Shopping Centre
The City of Abbotsford’s Canada Day parade gets underway at 11 a.m. on July 1.  File photo

Happy 150th birthday, Canada!

Lots of festivities in Abbotsford to celebrate big day

  • Jun 30, 2017
The City of Abbotsford’s Canada Day parade gets underway at 11 a.m. on July 1.  File photo
Holiday weekend traffic backlog begins

Holiday weekend traffic backlog begins

Check out highway cams, border wait times and BC Ferries traffic.

Holiday weekend traffic backlog begins
The alarming rate of drug overdose statistics, plus increasing fentanyl deaths, has prompted a public presentation Monday at Fulton on the topic. (Black Press file photo)

May numbers: Four deaths per day caused by illicit drugs

The BC Coroners Service says 129 people died during the month of May, slightly down from 136 deaths in April.

The alarming rate of drug overdose statistics, plus increasing fentanyl deaths, has prompted a public presentation Monday at Fulton on the topic. (Black Press file photo)