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Trial delayed for men charged with Jonathan Bacon killing

Trial delayed for men charged with Jonathan Bacon killing

Jujhar Singh Khun-Khun, Michael Jones and Jason McBride now set for trial on May 15

Trial delayed for men charged with Jonathan Bacon killing
This poster by Manraj Aulakh from John Maclure Elementary won a contest for the Youth Making Positive Choices program.

Poster and video contest winners announced

Competition held by Abbotsford Police and school district

This poster by Manraj Aulakh from John Maclure Elementary won a contest for the Youth Making Positive Choices program.
Mary Jane’s Glass and Gifts. (File photo)

City of Abbotsford has collected just a tiny portion of medical marijuana fines

Just $6,275 of a total of $316,600 in fines have been collected

Mary Jane’s Glass and Gifts. (File photo)
Spiritual centre project rejected by Abbotsford council

Spiritual centre project rejected by Abbotsford council

Proposal inconsistent with several city policies and not supported by province

Spiritual centre project rejected by Abbotsford council
Jack Boersma was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for his work as a volunteer.

Abbotsford coach received Medal for Volunteers

Honour presented April 24 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa

Jack Boersma was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for his work as a volunteer.
Floor hockey is among the activities taking place in Abbotsford during Youth Week. Thinkstock photo

Several activities slated for Youth Week, May 1 to 7

Floor hockey, basketball and more hosted by Abbotsford Youth Commission

Floor hockey is among the activities taking place in Abbotsford during Youth Week. Thinkstock photo
A new bylaw would prohibit smoking in Abbotsford’s parks.

Readers react to smoking ban in Abbotsford parks

News that a new city bylaw would prohibit smoking on all city property generated plenty of feedback

A new bylaw would prohibit smoking in Abbotsford’s parks.
Public could peek ballots at local polling station, according to councillor
Public could peek ballots at local polling station, according to councillor
Advance voting begins Saturday for B.C. election

Advance voting begins Saturday for B.C. election

See where to cast your ballot before general election day May 9

Advance voting begins Saturday for B.C. election
The Blue Jay Book Bombers celebrate after winning the regional level of the Reading Link Challenge. They now advance to the final Grand Challenge event next Wednesday. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)

Blue Jay Elementary advances to final round of Reading Link Challenge

Abbotsford students win regional event, held on Wednesday

  • Apr 28, 2017
The Blue Jay Book Bombers celebrate after winning the regional level of the Reading Link Challenge. They now advance to the final Grand Challenge event next Wednesday. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)
Abbotsford South candidates disagree on carbon tax, pipelines and more

Abbotsford South candidates disagree on carbon tax, pipelines and more

All-candidates meeting showcases opposing plans for B.C.’s future

Abbotsford South candidates disagree on carbon tax, pipelines and more
Contortionist Brynne Klassen of Dynamic Aerial and Acrobatics performed during the Abbotsford Hospice Society’s Moments of Hope Gala on Friday.

Abbotsford Hospice Society gala raises $120,000

More than 200 guests attend event on Friday at Quality Hotel

Contortionist Brynne Klassen of Dynamic Aerial and Acrobatics performed during the Abbotsford Hospice Society’s Moments of Hope Gala on Friday.
Leanne Friesen of Abbotsford was killed in Abbotsford on Feb. 5, 2013. Her estranged husband, Jeffrey Friesen, has been convicted of her murder.

Killer’s parole eligibility set at 12 years

Jeffrey Friesen of Abbotsford previously convicted of second-degree murder

Leanne Friesen of Abbotsford was killed in Abbotsford on Feb. 5, 2013. Her estranged husband, Jeffrey Friesen, has been convicted of her murder.
No spike in Abbotsford ER complaint numbers, despite congestion issues

No spike in Abbotsford ER complaint numbers, despite congestion issues

Rate of patient complaints not dramatically increasing, according to data obtained by The News

No spike in Abbotsford ER complaint numbers, despite congestion issues
Darryl Plecas (left, BC Liberals), Ron Gray (centre, Christian Heritage Party), and Aird Flavelle (right, Green Party) sat down with The News to discuss local issues.

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Three local candidates answer questions from The News about local issues

Darryl Plecas (left, BC Liberals), Ron Gray (centre, Christian Heritage Party), and Aird Flavelle (right, Green Party) sat down with The News to discuss local issues.
Three Abbotsford-Mission candidates answered on-camera questions about local issues. Left to right: Simon Gibson, Dan Cameron, Andrew Christie.

CANDIDATE VIDEOS: Abbotsford-Mission politicians make their case for your vote

Three local candidates answer questions from The News about local issues

Three Abbotsford-Mission candidates answered on-camera questions about local issues. Left to right: Simon Gibson, Dan Cameron, Andrew Christie.
PHOTO: Fiery Highway 1 incident Wednesday caught on camera

PHOTO: Fiery Highway 1 incident Wednesday caught on camera

Car engulfed in flames yesterday afternoon on Highway 1

PHOTO: Fiery Highway 1 incident Wednesday caught on camera
Abbotsford homeless village concept still alive, organizers say

Abbotsford homeless village concept still alive, organizers say

Proposal to build 40 small cabins for homeless men and women still before city

Abbotsford homeless village concept still alive, organizers say
Adrian and Marina Boons hope a noise bylaw given the green-light by council will help them sleep easier and give bylaw officials tools to say when there’s too much noise.                                Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

New Abbotsford noise bylaw will set decibel limits, to neighbours’ relief

Feed business says levels are too low for it to turn on mills

Adrian and Marina Boons hope a noise bylaw given the green-light by council will help them sleep easier and give bylaw officials tools to say when there’s too much noise.                                Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
The Rental Assistance Program at Mennonite Central Committee was among the Abbotsford projects that recently received priority grants from United Way Fraser Valley.                                SUBMITTED PHOTO

United Way Fraser Valley announces priority grants

Several Abbotsford projects are among recipients

The Rental Assistance Program at Mennonite Central Committee was among the Abbotsford projects that recently received priority grants from United Way Fraser Valley.                                SUBMITTED PHOTO