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UPDATE: Chicken catchers to wear body cameras following abuse video

UPDATE: Chicken catchers to wear body cameras following abuse video

Animal rights activists call the move ‘absolutely ridiculous’ unless footage is live-streamed

UPDATE: Chicken catchers to wear body cameras following abuse video
The Abbotsford school district is laying off 11 support staff.

School district axing 11 support staff jobs

Layoff notices likely not issued yet

The Abbotsford school district is laying off 11 support staff.
SUV carrying Lower Mainland gangsters riddled with bullet holes
SUV carrying Lower Mainland gangsters riddled with bullet holes
B.C. chicken farmers respond to videos of violent abuse of birds at Chilliwack farms

B.C. chicken farmers respond to videos of violent abuse of birds at Chilliwack farms

Five chicken catchers and one supervisor fired by Chilliwack farm labour company

B.C. chicken farmers respond to videos of violent abuse of birds at Chilliwack farms
Abbotsford council was asked to restrict wine sales in grocery stores. Pixabay image

Liquor retailers ask council to restrict wine sales in grocery stores

Consultant says wine on grocery shelves would hurt local businesses, lead to more underage drinking

Abbotsford council was asked to restrict wine sales in grocery stores. Pixabay image
A procession of 21 trucks moved slowly down First Avenue in Mission on Wednesday afternoon. The drivers were honouring one of their own. / Kevin Mills Photo

21 trucks honour fallen friend

A procession of trucks moved slowly down First Avenue in Mission on Wednesday

A procession of 21 trucks moved slowly down First Avenue in Mission on Wednesday afternoon. The drivers were honouring one of their own. / Kevin Mills Photo
Dolphin Crescent and Beaver Street are among area roads that may receive sidewalk improvements this year. City of Abbotsford image

Council approves sidewalk projects

See which neighbourhoods are slated to get new walkways

Dolphin Crescent and Beaver Street are among area roads that may receive sidewalk improvements this year. City of Abbotsford image
Roadside memorials must be maintained

Roadside memorials must be maintained

New policy puts no time limit on tributes to the deceased

Roadside memorials must be maintained
The home of Corinne and Brian Zacharias was destroyed by fire on June 6 at the corner of Marshall and Whatcom roads in Abbotsford.

Campaign set up to help family whose home was destroyed by fire

Blaze took place June 6 at Whatcom and Marshall roads in Abbotsford

The home of Corinne and Brian Zacharias was destroyed by fire on June 6 at the corner of Marshall and Whatcom roads in Abbotsford.
A man “well known in the Fraser Valley for property crime” was arrested following a chase with Abbotsford Police early Wednesday morning.
A man “well known in the Fraser Valley for property crime” was arrested following a chase with Abbotsford Police early Wednesday morning.
Parking rules changing to allow more portable classrooms
Parking rules changing to allow more portable classrooms
Lynne Harris to receive 2017 Order of Abbotsford

Lynne Harris to receive 2017 Order of Abbotsford

Former councillor, school trustee honoured for Canada Day leadership

Lynne Harris to receive 2017 Order of Abbotsford
This white fawn drew some attention while walking with its mom and sibling Monday morning in the area of Kodiak Court and Marshall Road. (Laura Bianchini photo)
This white fawn drew some attention while walking with its mom and sibling Monday morning in the area of Kodiak Court and Marshall Road. (Laura Bianchini photo)
Abbotsford/Mission housing starts on the rise

Abbotsford/Mission housing starts on the rise

More attached homes being built than single-family houses

Abbotsford/Mission housing starts on the rise
UPDATE: Chilliwack chicken catchers accused of ‘torturing’ birds in undercover videos

UPDATE: Chilliwack chicken catchers accused of ‘torturing’ birds in undercover videos

Farm labour supply company says five employees and one supervisor have been fired

UPDATE: Chilliwack chicken catchers accused of ‘torturing’ birds in undercover videos
About 50 motorcyclists took part in the seventh annual Memorial Ride for the Fallen, traveling from Vancouver to the Langley memorial and the Highway of Heroes. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

VIDEO: A trip to Langley to honour Canada’s Afghanistan soldiers

About 50 riders take part in seventh annual Memorial Ride for the Fallen

About 50 motorcyclists took part in the seventh annual Memorial Ride for the Fallen, traveling from Vancouver to the Langley memorial and the Highway of Heroes. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
A fire ripped through a Marshall Road home early Tuesday morning. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

VIDEO: Abbotsford News Week in Review – June 10

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

A fire ripped through a Marshall Road home early Tuesday morning. (Kevin MacDonald photo)
Multi-million dollar Highway 1 expansion won’t ease congestion, expert says
Multi-million dollar Highway 1 expansion won’t ease congestion, expert says
An investigator takes measurements at the scene of a fatal shooting in Langley just before midnight on Friday. Tyler Joseph Pastuck, 31, of Victoria has been identified as the victim.                                Dan Ferguson Langley Tines
An investigator takes measurements at the scene of a fatal shooting in Langley just before midnight on Friday. Tyler Joseph Pastuck, 31, of Victoria has been identified as the victim.                                Dan Ferguson Langley Tines
Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society plans to build a 60-unit affordable housing project at Fuller Street and Old Yale Road. Twitter: @Mameleawt

Affordable housing project to include space for teen program

Sixty-unit building in Abbotsford will provide space for 10 teens who live independently

Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society plans to build a 60-unit affordable housing project at Fuller Street and Old Yale Road. Twitter: @Mameleawt