Municipal Election

Heidi Smit-Vinois. Submitted photo

Abbotsford teachers make historic endorsement of Heidi Smit-Vinois

The endorsement is the first-ever by the local teachers’ union, saying ‘views aligned’ with Smit-Vinois

Heidi Smit-Vinois. Submitted photo
A Langley Township proposal would give municipalities input into advertising rules for legal marijuana. File photo

Marijuana legal, but little difference on ground yet

No legal pot stores operating in Abbotsford while staff works on new rules

A Langley Township proposal would give municipalities input into advertising rules for legal marijuana. File photo
Few women and young faces among candidate crowd

Few women and young faces among candidate crowd

Abbotsford candidates for mayor and council representative – and not – of city’s population

Few women and young faces among candidate crowd
Voting basics: How, where and when to vote on Oct. 20

Voting basics: How, where and when to vote on Oct. 20

Polls will be open for 12 hours this Saturday as Abbotsford picks a new mayor and council

Voting basics: How, where and when to vote on Oct. 20
Abbotsford’s 17 school board candidates lined a long table at the Abby Arts Centre on Thursday to answer questions from the district parent advisory council at the school district’s only all-candidates forum. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford DPAC says school board’s sole all-candidates forum a success

Candidates asked about SOGI resources, involvement in school district, experience and strategic plan

Abbotsford’s 17 school board candidates lined a long table at the Abby Arts Centre on Thursday to answer questions from the district parent advisory council at the school district’s only all-candidates forum. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Abbotsford mayor not sure why he was endorsed by anti-SOGI group

Abbotsford mayor not sure why he was endorsed by anti-SOGI group

Henry Braun notes he has taken heat for raising Pride Flag, says inclusion is important

Abbotsford mayor not sure why he was endorsed by anti-SOGI group
VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Henry Braun interviewed

VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Henry Braun interviewed

Mayor asked about housing, his responsibility for Gill’s unhappiness, and his relationship with slate

VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Henry Braun interviewed
VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Eric Nyvall interviewed

VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Eric Nyvall interviewed

Abbotsford mayoral hopeful asked about Canucks farm team, social issues and realistic expectations

VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Eric Nyvall interviewed
VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Gerda Peachey interviewed

VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Gerda Peachey interviewed

Abbotsford mayoral candidate asked about Highway 1, legal pot and her past comments about gay people

VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Gerda Peachey interviewed
VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Nadine Snow interviewed

VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Nadine Snow interviewed

Abbotsford mayor hopeful asked about communication, needles, and a Facebook post about immigration

VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Nadine Snow interviewed
VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Trevor Eros interviewed

VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Trevor Eros interviewed

Abbotsford mayor hopeful asked about public transit, affordable housing and his Day 1 readiness

VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Trevor Eros interviewed
VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Moe Gill interviewed

VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Moe Gill interviewed

Mayor hopeful asked about talking to Henry Braun, favouritism accusations, libraries and housing

VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Moe Gill interviewed
The nomination period for the municipal election is now over

Candidates skew older than population, few women running

Those running are older than Abbotsford’s average age, but reflect immigrant-rich city

The nomination period for the municipal election is now over
Abbotsford’s 17 school board candidates lined a long table at the Abby Arts Centre on Thursday to answer questions from the district parent advisory council at the school district’s only all-candidates forum. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Here’s what you need to know about Abbotsford’s 17 school board candidates

Includes professional/education backgrounds, their priorities and brief answers to four questions

Abbotsford’s 17 school board candidates lined a long table at the Abby Arts Centre on Thursday to answer questions from the district parent advisory council at the school district’s only all-candidates forum. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
VOTERS GUIDE: What parks, recreational or culture amenity should get more money

VOTERS GUIDE: What parks, recreational or culture amenity should get more money

Abbotsford mayor and council hopefuls about their parks, rec and culture amenity

VOTERS GUIDE: What parks, recreational or culture amenity should get more money
VOTERS GUIDE: What one capital project should be prioritized?

VOTERS GUIDE: What one capital project should be prioritized?

Council and mayor hopefuls asked about their top capital spending priority

VOTERS GUIDE: What one capital project should be prioritized?
VOTERS GUIDE: Mayoral candidates on public safety

VOTERS GUIDE: Mayoral candidates on public safety

We asked mayoral candidates what public safety issues need the most attention

VOTERS GUIDE: Mayoral candidates on public safety
VOTERS GUIDE: What would you say to John Horgan?

VOTERS GUIDE: What would you say to John Horgan?

Council and mayoral hopefuls asked what they would say to the Premier

VOTERS GUIDE: What would you say to John Horgan?
VOTERS GUIDE: What would you say to Justin Trudeau?

VOTERS GUIDE: What would you say to Justin Trudeau?

Council and mayoral hopefuls asked what they would say to the Prime Minister

VOTERS GUIDE: What would you say to Justin Trudeau?
VOTERS GUIDE: Candidates say if they agree or disagree with 23 statements

VOTERS GUIDE: Candidates say if they agree or disagree with 23 statements

We posed 23 statements about the city, local issues, and governing philosophy to candidates

VOTERS GUIDE: Candidates say if they agree or disagree with 23 statements