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Calls to Abbotsford police now go through E-Comm in Vancouver.

APD switches to Vancouver dispatch service

E-Comm handles emergency calls as of Tuesday

  • Sep 20, 2017
Calls to Abbotsford police now go through E-Comm in Vancouver.
U-Haul van loaded with couple’s belongings stolen in Abbotsford, found empty in Surrey
U-Haul van loaded with couple’s belongings stolen in Abbotsford, found empty in Surrey
The City of Abbotsford is considering asking the Agricultural Land Commission to exclude two blocks of land from the Agricultural Land Reserve, including land south of Marshall Road near Abbotsford International Airport. Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News

City should increase price to develop former farmland, Coun. Moe Gill says

Abbotsford currently requires $20k contribution to agriculture enhancement fund

The City of Abbotsford is considering asking the Agricultural Land Commission to exclude two blocks of land from the Agricultural Land Reserve, including land south of Marshall Road near Abbotsford International Airport. Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News
FVRD directors urged to give selves another raise

FVRD directors urged to give selves another raise

Pay has gone up 40 per cent over two years, but report says directors once again underpaid

FVRD directors urged to give selves another raise
Translink report suggests $50 million Abbotsford rail crossing

Translink report suggests $50 million Abbotsford rail crossing

City considering options, but has no immediate plan to bridge railroads

Translink report suggests $50 million Abbotsford rail crossing
Someone left this cat in a carrier next to a Langley dumpster with a note for the C.A.R.E.S. shelter saying they couldn’t take care of him any more. Supplied photo

Cat left abandoned next to dumpster in Langley

Lack of room at shelter, C.A.R.E.S. president says

Someone left this cat in a carrier next to a Langley dumpster with a note for the C.A.R.E.S. shelter saying they couldn’t take care of him any more. Supplied photo
New food waste rules on the way for Abbotsford apartment residents

New food waste rules on the way for Abbotsford apartment residents

Residents of single-family homes are already required to separate out their trash

New food waste rules on the way for Abbotsford apartment residents
A truck ended up on its side after hitting a curb on Monday morning in Abbotsford. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

Truck ends up on side after hitting curb in Abbotsford

Nobody injured in crash Monday morning

  • Sep 18, 2017
A truck ended up on its side after hitting a curb on Monday morning in Abbotsford. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
Photo of steer wrestling taken during the 2016 Chilliwack Rodeo. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

UPDATE: Chilliwack rodeo to continue tie-down roping and steer wrestling

Vancouver Humane Society says rules changes make no significant difference to animal welfare

Photo of steer wrestling taken during the 2016 Chilliwack Rodeo. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)
Abbotsford council to receive homelessness update

Abbotsford council to receive homelessness update

City has launched new referral program in recent weeks

Abbotsford council to receive homelessness update
The headlights of an early morning commuter illuminate the damage to the Fort Langley rainbow crosswalk. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

VIDEO: Fort Langley rainbow crosswalk vandalized

Someone used their tires to damage the just-installed crossing

The headlights of an early morning commuter illuminate the damage to the Fort Langley rainbow crosswalk. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Second Abbotsford Subway location robbed in less than a week
Second Abbotsford Subway location robbed in less than a week
Week in Review — Sept. 16

Week in Review — Sept. 16

Take a look back at some of the stories that made The News this week

Week in Review — Sept. 16
After booting Plecas, Abbotsford South BC Liberals looking to the future

After booting Plecas, Abbotsford South BC Liberals looking to the future

Gladiuk says party members will start looking for new candidate after leader chosen

After booting Plecas, Abbotsford South BC Liberals looking to the future
Fire crews snuff out small brush fire in centre of Abbotsford

Fire crews snuff out small brush fire in centre of Abbotsford

Cigarette may be to blame for blaze sparked near West Railway Street and South Fraser Way

Fire crews snuff out small brush fire in centre of Abbotsford
Abbotsford International Airport. File photo

Abbotsford airport expansion to double seating capacity

Two new gates to be added at YXX to deal with increasing passenger numbers

Abbotsford International Airport. File photo
A Chilliwack firefighter on the scene of a mobile home fire on Chilliwack Central Road in East Chiliwack Sept. 15 around 9 a.m. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Fire guts mobile home in East Chilliwack

Neighbour said he witnessed someone burning garbage behind the trailer Thursday night

A Chilliwack firefighter on the scene of a mobile home fire on Chilliwack Central Road in East Chiliwack Sept. 15 around 9 a.m. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Driver in head-on collision sentenced to jail

Driver in head-on collision sentenced to jail

Balraj Cheema caused crash that injured 21-year-old woman

Driver in head-on collision sentenced to jail
Rancher Ron Eden looks back towards flames while he and Gus Horn spend time behind the firelines looking for cattle. Both stayed behind in the Elephant Hill evacuation zone. Gus Horn photo.
Rancher Ron Eden looks back towards flames while he and Gus Horn spend time behind the firelines looking for cattle. Both stayed behind in the Elephant Hill evacuation zone. Gus Horn photo.
Aaron Hinks photo                                Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell hands White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin a cease-and-desist letter at the groundbreaking of Memorial Park Thursday.
Aaron Hinks photo                                Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell hands White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin a cease-and-desist letter at the groundbreaking of Memorial Park Thursday.