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Fraser Valley Junk Solutions is holding a $10 Christmas tree pickup in Chilliwack and Abbotsford to raise money for the Salvation Army. (Fraser Valley Junk Solutions submitted)

Fraser Valley $10 Christmas tree pickup food bank fundraiser

Fraser Valley Junk Solutions picking up trees in Chilliwack and Abbotsford for the Salvation Army

Fraser Valley Junk Solutions is holding a $10 Christmas tree pickup in Chilliwack and Abbotsford to raise money for the Salvation Army. (Fraser Valley Junk Solutions submitted)
The Abbotsford News is celebrating 100 years of publication.

Abbotsford News celebrates 100 years

One of B.C.’s oldest community newspapers commemorates centennial

The Abbotsford News is celebrating 100 years of publication.
A new fountain in Mill Lake in Abbosford opened in June, as did a new dock in the northwest portion of the park. A long-term plan for the park is now being developed. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford council approves first stage of updated long-term plan for Mill Lake

Master plan sets out development and management of park for next 15 to 20 years

A new fountain in Mill Lake in Abbosford opened in June, as did a new dock in the northwest portion of the park. A long-term plan for the park is now being developed. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Several women gathered downtown Vancouver on Dec. 27 to honour the lives of women who were killed by their current or ex-partners in 2022. That included 45-year-old Kamaljit Sandhu of Abbotsford, whose husband remains in custody for first-degree murder. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford’s Kamaljit Sandhu among murdered women honoured in Vancouver femicide vigil

Sandhu’s husband remains in custody, but there are many undocumented cases of femicide, says group

Several women gathered downtown Vancouver on Dec. 27 to honour the lives of women who were killed by their current or ex-partners in 2022. That included 45-year-old Kamaljit Sandhu of Abbotsford, whose husband remains in custody for first-degree murder. (Submitted photo)
Pam Alexis and Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety visit an Abbotsford dairy farm affected by the 2021 flooding one year later. /Ministry of Agriculture Photo

Mission’s Pam Alexis takes over agriculture job amidst plans to prevent future floods

With some farms still recovering from 2021, the province is working with Abbotsford and Indigenous groups on flood mitigation

Pam Alexis and Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety visit an Abbotsford dairy farm affected by the 2021 flooding one year later. /Ministry of Agriculture Photo
The Abbotsford Police Foundation have elected their new executive board.

Abbotsford Police Foundation announces new executive board members

Sandy Blue named new president, Marcus Akhtar announced as new vice-president

The Abbotsford Police Foundation have elected their new executive board.
Abbotsford pickleball players gathered up enough donations to fill a car, to help fill the shelves at the Abbotsford Salvation Army food bank. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford pickleball players serve back some kindness at Christmas

Players gathered enough donations to fill a car to give to Salvation Army for the food bank

Abbotsford pickleball players gathered up enough donations to fill a car, to help fill the shelves at the Abbotsford Salvation Army food bank. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis was appointed BC’s new minister of agriculture and food after Premier David Eby’s cabinet shuffle on Dec. 7, 2022. The minister’s new mandate has a focus on disaster preparedness, food security, Agritech innovation and strengthening Indigenous participation in the agriculture sector. /Submitted Photo

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis takes on new mandate as agriculture minister

BC’s new agriculture and food minister is tasked with bolstering food security and farming stability

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis was appointed BC’s new minister of agriculture and food after Premier David Eby’s cabinet shuffle on Dec. 7, 2022. The minister’s new mandate has a focus on disaster preparedness, food security, Agritech innovation and strengthening Indigenous participation in the agriculture sector. /Submitted Photo
BC Hydro has tips for what to do if your power goes out. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff file)

More than 1,000 customers without power in Abbotsford/Mission, says BC Hydro

More than 10,000 customers without power across Lower Mainland and north Vancouver Island

BC Hydro has tips for what to do if your power goes out. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff file)
Many people on social assistance won’t get their December cheques until after Christmas. (Pixabay)

Social Services cheques stuck in the mail due to weather; many won’t arrive until after Christmas

Mail delivery of monthly cheques interrupted by erratic winter storm patterns

Many people on social assistance won’t get their December cheques until after Christmas. (Pixabay)
Video shot by a citizen outside of Abbotsford Centre on Nov. 26 captured a man under arrest being hit twice in the face by an officer. (Screengrab from video by Marty Gaites)

Man who was punched by cop after Offspring concert in Abbotsford files lawsuit

Ryan Atzenberger says police used ‘excessive force’ while arresting him

Video shot by a citizen outside of Abbotsford Centre on Nov. 26 captured a man under arrest being hit twice in the face by an officer. (Screengrab from video by Marty Gaites)
Rona staff at the Hope store pose with a recovered snow blower that was being sold on Facebook Marketplace. (Heather Krentz)

Stolen $1,300 snow blower recovered in Hope after thieves post it on Facebook Marketplace

Hope RCMP arrested a couple on Dec. 21 in a motel and return hot commodity back to Rona

Rona staff at the Hope store pose with a recovered snow blower that was being sold on Facebook Marketplace. (Heather Krentz)
Abbotsford residents are being advised to keep their storm drains clear in preparation for the snowmelt that is expected this weekend after heavy snow and freezing rain on Friday (Dec. 23). (File photo)

City of Abbotsford advises residents to keep storm drains clear

Localized flooding possible when snowmelt occurs over the weekend

Abbotsford residents are being advised to keep their storm drains clear in preparation for the snowmelt that is expected this weekend after heavy snow and freezing rain on Friday (Dec. 23). (File photo)
The Abbotsford campus of University of the Fraser Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

All University of the Fraser Valley campuses closed due to ‘hazardous conditions’

Snow and freezing rain combine to make driving a challenge on Friday, Dec. 23

The Abbotsford campus of University of the Fraser Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Central Fraser Valley Transit System has suspended service in Abbotsford and Mission on Friday, Dec. 23. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)

Bus service suspended in Abbotsford and Mission due to ‘challenging conditions’

Central Fraser Valley Transit System suspends service on Friday

The Central Fraser Valley Transit System has suspended service in Abbotsford and Mission on Friday, Dec. 23. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)
Freezing rain added to the mix after heavy snow overnight making roads treacherous Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 in Chilliwack with travel advisory in effect. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Freezing rain set to make things worse Friday in Fraser Valley after heavy snow overnight

Travel advisory in effect for much of the Lower Mainland until Christmas Eve

Freezing rain added to the mix after heavy snow overnight making roads treacherous Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 in Chilliwack with travel advisory in effect. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Snowstorm in Langley on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Anna Burns/Surrey Now Leader)

Imminent snowstorm sparks travel advisory in Lower Mainland ahead of Christmas Eve

Snowfall ranging from 10 to 25 cm across parts of the region between Thursday and Christmas

Snowstorm in Langley on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Anna Burns/Surrey Now Leader)
Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)

Chilliwack physiotherapist facing sexual assault charges opts against jury trial

Sanjay Amrutkar had originally chosen a jury trial, but now will have his case heard by a judge

Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)
Jasmit Singh Phulka, along with co-organizers Rajin Gill and Gurbaj Gill helped raise over $30,000 for BC Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. (Instagram)

Abbotsford wrestler’s holiday toy drive raises over $30,000

Jasmit Singh Phulka and partners help collect large sum for local children’s organizations

Jasmit Singh Phulka, along with co-organizers Rajin Gill and Gurbaj Gill helped raise over $30,000 for BC Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. (Instagram)
The City of Abbotsford is planning to install two new bus shelters each year at priority locations. (City of Abbotsford photo)

Abbotsford council approves $50K to provide two new bus shelters each year

Funding to come from charges paid by developers per housing unit

The City of Abbotsford is planning to install two new bus shelters each year at priority locations. (City of Abbotsford photo)