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Abbotsford woman missing since Sept. 25

Abbotsford woman missing since Sept. 25

Kristina Ward is known to frequent Langley City’s downtown core area

Abbotsford woman missing since Sept. 25
New conceptual drawing of Jubilee Park redevelopment released

New conceptual drawing of Jubilee Park redevelopment released

Rendering includes parkour court, obstacle court and fitness area

New conceptual drawing of Jubilee Park redevelopment released
Fire Prevention Week across B.C.

Fire Prevention Week across B.C.

This year’s theme is ‘Every second counts - plan 2 ways out’

Fire Prevention Week across B.C.
KURT LANGMANN PHOTO Fraser Hwy. between 273 and 276 Street was closed to traffic while RCMP investigated accident scene involving elderly pedestrian struck by car.
KURT LANGMANN PHOTO Fraser Hwy. between 273 and 276 Street was closed to traffic while RCMP investigated accident scene involving elderly pedestrian struck by car.
Three teams shortlisted as private partner for new courthouse

Three teams shortlisted as private partner for new courthouse

Law courts in Abbotsford set to begin construction in mid-2018

  • Oct 7, 2017
Three teams shortlisted as private partner for new courthouse
Michele Giordano of the Violence Against Women in Relationships committee speaks at the Purple Light Nights launch event on Friday as MLA Darryl Plecas (left) and Mayor Henry Braun look on. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Michele Giordano of the Violence Against Women in Relationships committee speaks at the Purple Light Nights launch event on Friday as MLA Darryl Plecas (left) and Mayor Henry Braun look on. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
RCMP Forensics officers investigate the scene of a shooting overnight Oct. 2 at Victoria Avenue and Corbould Street in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Firearms, assault charges for 24-year-old after Chilliwack shooting

Brodie Gregory Douglas of Abbotsford has no criminal record, remanded in custody until Oct. 12

RCMP Forensics officers investigate the scene of a shooting overnight Oct. 2 at Victoria Avenue and Corbould Street in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Hatzic Middle school was evacuated this morning (Oct. 6) due to a chemical smell.

Hatzic Middle School evacuated

Toxic smell turns out to be cleaning fluid

Hatzic Middle school was evacuated this morning (Oct. 6) due to a chemical smell.
An artist’s rendering shows the new pedestrian bridge connecting Abbotsford University District with the city’s core, which is slated for completion by August 2018.                                A new pedestrian bridge connecting Abbotsford University District with the city’s core is slated for completion by August 2018.

New walking and biking bridge will span Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Construction soon to begin on Salton Road project

An artist’s rendering shows the new pedestrian bridge connecting Abbotsford University District with the city’s core, which is slated for completion by August 2018.                                A new pedestrian bridge connecting Abbotsford University District with the city’s core is slated for completion by August 2018.
An unnamed Washington State company is looking to test self-driving cars in Canada. Google, the most prominent developer of autonomous vehicles like the one above, is based in California. (Google image)

Abbotsford eyes Washington company looking for self-driving-car testing ground in Canada

Other businesses on city radar include brewery, virtual reality centre and major food processor

An unnamed Washington State company is looking to test self-driving cars in Canada. Google, the most prominent developer of autonomous vehicles like the one above, is based in California. (Google image)
UPDATED: Motorcyclists injured after attempting to avoid dump truck

UPDATED: Motorcyclists injured after attempting to avoid dump truck

Emergency crews, air ambulance called to scene in Deroche

UPDATED: Motorcyclists injured after attempting to avoid dump truck
Diesel engines large driver of Fraser Valley air pollution, says report

Diesel engines large driver of Fraser Valley air pollution, says report

Fraser Valley Regional District looking at ways of cutting down engine emissions

Diesel engines large driver of Fraser Valley air pollution, says report
BC ferries adds extra sailings for long weekend

BC ferries adds extra sailings for long weekend

Another 90 sailings between major routes have been added between Oct. 5-10 for holiday travellers.

BC ferries adds extra sailings for long weekend
The Mahogany at Mill Lake building is the largest of several apartment buildings under construction now in Abbotsford. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

Most development in existing Abbotsford neighbourhoods

City wants no more than one-quarter of building to take place in new areas

The Mahogany at Mill Lake building is the largest of several apartment buildings under construction now in Abbotsford. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
Kaela Mehl was convicted of first degree murder in the death of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte Cunningham who died in September 2015. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria woman guilty of first degree murder, sentenced to life in prison

Jury rejected not criminally responsible defence in Kaela Mehl’s murder trial

Kaela Mehl was convicted of first degree murder in the death of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte Cunningham who died in September 2015. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Sentencing delayed for Langley roadbuilder convicted of fraud

Sentencing delayed for Langley roadbuilder convicted of fraud

Matthew Brooks pleaded guilty in January, but has not yet been sentenced.

Sentencing delayed for Langley roadbuilder convicted of fraud
Pictured are drugs and a loaded pistol seized by police in May 2016 from a man who crashed a stolen motorcycle. Jessie Lunan has now been sentenced.

Man sentenced in relation to stolen-motorcycle crash

Incident occurred in Abbotsford in May 2016

Pictured are drugs and a loaded pistol seized by police in May 2016 from a man who crashed a stolen motorcycle. Jessie Lunan has now been sentenced.
The Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)

Last man sentenced in Chilliwack cattle abuse gets 45 days

Brad Genereux the sixth of seven men convicted to get jail time for high-profile incident

The Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)
HIGHWAY ALERT: Westbound traffic backed up on Highway 1
HIGHWAY ALERT: Westbound traffic backed up on Highway 1
Jack Robertson and his wife Jean are shown here with Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich during the 2015 Crime is Toast fundraiser hosted by the Abbotsford Police Foundation, of which Jack was a co-founder in 2005.

‘Community champion’ Jack Robertson dies at age of 91

‘A prince of a guy,’ says Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun

Jack Robertson and his wife Jean are shown here with Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich during the 2015 Crime is Toast fundraiser hosted by the Abbotsford Police Foundation, of which Jack was a co-founder in 2005.