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Cold weather delays pesky mosquitoes

Cold weather delays pesky mosquitoes

If there is a sustained hot spell, the biting insects could become a problem, say mosquito control

Cold weather delays pesky mosquitoes
Roadwork backs up traffic between Abbotsford and Chilliwack
Roadwork backs up traffic between Abbotsford and Chilliwack
Emissions from the City of Abbotsford’s vehicles make up the largest share of the municipality’s emissions. File photo

Abbotsford’s rise in emissions blamed on chilly winter

More fuel needed to heat rec centres, but cars still make up the largest share of city’s emissions

Emissions from the City of Abbotsford’s vehicles make up the largest share of the municipality’s emissions. File photo
Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford

Matsqui Institution in lockdown after assault of inmate

Incident took place Friday evening at Abbotsford prison

  • Jun 19, 2017
Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford
Abbotsford Airport celebrates 20 years of WestJet service

Abbotsford Airport celebrates 20 years of WestJet service

Annual passenger counts have grown from 3,000 to more than half-a-million

Abbotsford Airport celebrates 20 years of WestJet service
Abbotsford Regional Hospital and other Fraser Health sites have been plagued by congestion issues in recent years. File photo

Hospital congestion issues may never be entirely solved: doctor

Aging population will pose ongoing challenge, but Fraser Health on right path, physician says

Abbotsford Regional Hospital and other Fraser Health sites have been plagued by congestion issues in recent years. File photo
Abbotsford city payroll declines in 2016

Abbotsford city payroll declines in 2016

Fewer pay periods and retirements leads to drop in number of high-earners

Abbotsford city payroll declines in 2016
VIDEO: The News Week in Review – June 17, 2017

VIDEO: The News Week in Review – June 17, 2017

We look back at some of the news highlights from the past week

VIDEO: The News Week in Review – June 17, 2017
On census day in 2016, 9.8 million chickens resided in Abbotsford.

Chicken city: Poultry outnumber humans in Abbotsford 70-to-one

But humans outnumber cows, according to Census of Agriculture figures.

On census day in 2016, 9.8 million chickens resided in Abbotsford.
A Cormorant helipcopter and a fixed wing aircraft were cirlcing an “area of interest” near Kimberley on Saturday afternoon.

Search for missing aircraft continues near Kimberly

It’s been a week since an aircraft carrying two people went missing between Cranbrook and Kamloops

A Cormorant helipcopter and a fixed wing aircraft were cirlcing an “area of interest” near Kimberley on Saturday afternoon.
Teal Quin wants to help camp residents.

Even if you have no home, you still have to eat

Maple Ridge resident slaves over stove to provide hot food to campers

Teal Quin wants to help camp residents.
Crews from Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service battle a blaze at the OK Tire store at the corner of South Fraser Way and Ware Street on Saturday morning. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

VIDEO: OK Tire destroyed by arson

Fire crews called to the South Fraser Way location at 4:30 a.m. Saturday

Crews from Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service battle a blaze at the OK Tire store at the corner of South Fraser Way and Ware Street on Saturday morning. (Kevin MacDonald photo)
UPDATE: Missing Mission teen located

UPDATE: Missing Mission teen located

RCMP confirm that 14-year-old girl Kaitlyn Gill has been found safe.

UPDATE: Missing Mission teen located
Man charged after gun and bomb threats allegedly made to Facebook staff

Man charged after gun and bomb threats allegedly made to Facebook staff

Suspect from Abbotsford apparently upset after post he made was removed

Man charged after gun and bomb threats allegedly made to Facebook staff
New quarry could put Sumas Prairie at risk, city says

New quarry could put Sumas Prairie at risk, city says

Council objects to possible gravel operation above pump station keeping Sumas Lake from re-forming

New quarry could put Sumas Prairie at risk, city says
This bear was spotted recently on Sumas Mountain near the east side of Matsqui Trail/Page Road. (Photo by Rylee Spivak)

Cougars and bears and deer – oh, my!

Conservation officer has tips for dealing with sightings in Abbotsford and Mission

This bear was spotted recently on Sumas Mountain near the east side of Matsqui Trail/Page Road. (Photo by Rylee Spivak)
‘Why is there not someone with her?’: Parents say special needs students are under-supported in Abbotsford schools

‘Why is there not someone with her?’: Parents say special needs students are under-supported in Abbotsford schools

Abbotsford school district needs to do more to include designated children in classrooms, some say

‘Why is there not someone with her?’: Parents say special needs students are under-supported in Abbotsford schools
Man stuck while offroading in central Abbotsford was ‘just exploring’
Man stuck while offroading in central Abbotsford was ‘just exploring’
UPDATE: Chilliwack cattle abuse sentences not long enough says Crown

UPDATE: Chilliwack cattle abuse sentences not long enough says Crown

Lawyers will appeal asking to triple original sentence to the offender caught doing the most abuse

UPDATE: Chilliwack cattle abuse sentences not long enough says Crown
Jail time possible for two of three men guilty of abusing cows at Chilliwack farm
Jail time possible for two of three men guilty of abusing cows at Chilliwack farm