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Aird Flavelle is running for the Green Party in Abbotsford South.

Candidate questionnaire: Aird Flavelle (Green Party)

Abbotsford South Green candidate Aird Flavelle answers questions about local issues

Aird Flavelle is running for the Green Party in Abbotsford South.
Kyle Dyck says establishing Abby Eats Cafe combines his commitment to social justice with his entrepreneurial spirit.
Kyle Dyck says establishing Abby Eats Cafe combines his commitment to social justice with his entrepreneurial spirit.
This image showing missing man Earl Olson was taken from security video at a local bank on March 22.

Police seek information about truck related to missing man

Earl Olson was last seen in Abbotsford on March 22, vehicle found April 5

This image showing missing man Earl Olson was taken from security video at a local bank on March 22.
B.C. election 2017 is May 9.

Q&A: Abbotsford candidates list most important issues

Candidates say why they’re running, what they would do, and what you might not know about them

B.C. election 2017 is May 9.
Candidate questionnaire: Ron Gray (Christian Heritage Party)

Candidate questionnaire: Ron Gray (Christian Heritage Party)

Abbotsford South CHP candidate Ron Gray answers questions about the biggest local issues

Candidate questionnaire: Ron Gray (Christian Heritage Party)
VIDEO: The Abbotsford News website has a new look
VIDEO: The Abbotsford News website has a new look
Fewer people have been crossing through the Sumas-Huntingdon border crossing in recent years. File photo

As loonie has sunk, border crossings have dropped across Lower Mainland

Number of travellers has decreased by one-third since Canadian dollar began slide

Fewer people have been crossing through the Sumas-Huntingdon border crossing in recent years. File photo
The Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plan services Abbotsford and Mission. Google image

Abbotsford suing designer of water plant for flood-related damage

City says firm failed to include ‘failsafe measures’

The Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plan services Abbotsford and Mission. Google image
Social media accounts & email addresses for every Abbotsford candidate

Social media accounts & email addresses for every Abbotsford candidate

Here’s how voters can interact with those running the three local ridings

Social media accounts & email addresses for every Abbotsford candidate
A body was reportedly found Sunday evening in a ravine behind Christine Morrison Elementary in Mission.

Coroners Service investigates after body found in Mission

Crews called Sunday evening to ravine behind Christine Morrison Elementary

A body was reportedly found Sunday evening in a ravine behind Christine Morrison Elementary in Mission.
Crews were on the scene of a house fire Tuesday morning on Hyatt Place in Abbotsford. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

VIDEO: Quick-thinking neighbour tends to house fire

Incident takes place Tuesday morning on Hyatt Place in Abbotsford

Crews were on the scene of a house fire Tuesday morning on Hyatt Place in Abbotsford. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
The fentanyl crisis is the subject of a public forum taking place Wednesday evening in Abbotsford.

Public forum on fentanyl crisis takes place in Abbotsford

Session on Wednesday night at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

The fentanyl crisis is the subject of a public forum taking place Wednesday evening in Abbotsford.
Police start to clear the scene following an incident Tuesday morning on Abbotsford Way. Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News

Note prompts Abbotsford Greyhound station closure

Road and station re-opened after note had shut down area

Police start to clear the scene following an incident Tuesday morning on Abbotsford Way. Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News
New Abbotsford city centre could welcome 10,000 more people over coming years

New Abbotsford city centre could welcome 10,000 more people over coming years

South Fraser Way traffic may be on the decline, city report suggests

New Abbotsford city centre could welcome 10,000 more people over coming years
A major flood of the Fraser River could do billions of dollars of damage to local communities and businesses, a 2016 study by the Fraser Basin Council found. (File photo)

Speed up flood preparedness project, Abbotsford urges

City makes funding of Fraser Basin Council project contingent on speeding up second phase of project

A major flood of the Fraser River could do billions of dollars of damage to local communities and businesses, a 2016 study by the Fraser Basin Council found. (File photo)
The “Prepared. Period.” drive will collect menstrual products for the Abbotsford Food Bank throughout May.

Abbotsford woman collecting menstrual products for food bank

Women often have to choose between food and tampons, organizer says

The “Prepared. Period.” drive will collect menstrual products for the Abbotsford Food Bank throughout May.
Christian Heritage Party running candidates in Abbotsford

Christian Heritage Party running candidates in Abbotsford

Ron Gray, Lynn Simcox and Dan Cameron standing for election in three local ridings

Christian Heritage Party running candidates in Abbotsford
Don Putt, seen here in a Creep Catchers video posted on YouTube, was sentenced to six months for child luring back in December, pleaded guilty to charges from the 1980s on April 13 and faces a trial for yet more charges from 1973 in May.

UPDATE: Subject of Creep Catchers sting pleads guilty to 1980s sex offences in Chilliwack court

Don Putt, already in jail on previous charge, scheduled for sentencing May 10

Don Putt, seen here in a Creep Catchers video posted on YouTube, was sentenced to six months for child luring back in December, pleaded guilty to charges from the 1980s on April 13 and faces a trial for yet more charges from 1973 in May.
Kathleen and Alexander Kasatkin speak during a press conference Thursday to discuss the murder of their daughter Kim in Peru.

Woman killed in Peru was in ‘extremely volatile’ relationship, says family

Common-law spouse charged with murder of Kim Kasatkin, formerly of Abbotsford

Kathleen and Alexander Kasatkin speak during a press conference Thursday to discuss the murder of their daughter Kim in Peru.
Abbotsford considering new disc golf course

Abbotsford considering new disc golf course

Proponents say facility could be built cheaply and would increase park usage

Abbotsford considering new disc golf course