Municipal Election

VOTERS GUIDE: What can be done to give voice to those who feel unheard?

VOTERS GUIDE: What can be done to give voice to those who feel unheard?

Abbotsford candidates say what needs to be done to hear those who feel under-represented or unheard

VOTERS GUIDE: What can be done to give voice to those who feel unheard?
VOTERS GUIDE: How would you address the lack of affordable housing for families?

VOTERS GUIDE: How would you address the lack of affordable housing for families?

Abbotsford mayoral and council hopefuls asked what they would due to address the housing crunch

VOTERS GUIDE: How would you address the lack of affordable housing for families?
AbbotsfordFirst has been a regular target of non-aligned council candidates over the past month. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

Council candidate releases minutes of AbbotsfordFirst meetings

Reynolds says minutes show slate’s candidates are expected to vote together; Blue says that’s not true

AbbotsfordFirst has been a regular target of non-aligned council candidates over the past month. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
VOTING DAY: Mayor and council candidates’ top-three priorities

VOTING DAY: Mayor and council candidates’ top-three priorities

Mayoral and council candidates lay out the three most-pressing issues facing Abbotsford

VOTING DAY: Mayor and council candidates’ top-three priorities
Jas Anand running for council seat

Jas Anand running for council seat

Café owner has lived in city his whole life and sits on boards of local non-profits

  • Oct 12, 2018
Jas Anand running for council seat
Canucks owner says Abbotsford one ‘option’ for farm team

Canucks owner says Abbotsford one ‘option’ for farm team

Club’s contract with current home of farm team expires at the end of this hockey year

Canucks owner says Abbotsford one ‘option’ for farm team
Councillor candidate Paul Redekopp shares his visions for the community during the sports, arts and culture and parks and recreation all-candidates meeting on Tuesday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Abbotsford hopefuls talk sports, arts and culture and parks and rec

Recap of Tuesday’s all-candidates meeting at the Abbotsford Sports Legacy Centre

Councillor candidate Paul Redekopp shares his visions for the community during the sports, arts and culture and parks and recreation all-candidates meeting on Tuesday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Advance voting on Oct. 10 and 13 in Abbotsford

Advance voting on Oct. 10 and 13 in Abbotsford

Voters can cast ballots at Ag-Rec Building prior to general voting day on Oct. 20

Advance voting on Oct. 10 and 13 in Abbotsford
Dimanno takes another shot at council

Dimanno takes another shot at council

Vince Dimanno running for seat on Abbotsford council

Dimanno takes another shot at council
Kathryn Sobko. (Submitted photo)

Kathryn Sobko submits Abbotsford school board election bid

Sobko pushed back against the SOGI 123 initiative, which promotes inclusion and safety of LGBTQ+ youth

Kathryn Sobko. (Submitted photo)
Moe Gill speaks at Tuesday’s mayoral all-candidates meeting as Henry Braun looks on. Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News

VIDEO: Gill says he couldn’t bear working with Braun; Braun says Gill should be ‘ashamed’

Contentious exchange at Tuesday’s Abbotsford all-candidates mayoral meeting triggers applause, boos

Moe Gill speaks at Tuesday’s mayoral all-candidates meeting as Henry Braun looks on. Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News
Abbotsford Muslim leader respond to council candidate’s online writings

Abbotsford Muslim leader respond to council candidate’s online writings

Tahir Khalid says Vince Dimanno’s Quora post about Islam are wrong and risks marginalizing Muslims

Abbotsford Muslim leader respond to council candidate’s online writings
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)

B.C.’s new municipal election finance laws getting their first test

Vancouver shows loopholes for early spending, union support

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)
Nyvall stands by claims from all-candidates meeting

Nyvall stands by claims from all-candidates meeting

Nyvall says it’s true Abbotsford has lost out on $700M of business, but says he can’t get specific

Nyvall stands by claims from all-candidates meeting
Council hopeful Jas Anand speaks with voters during the all-candidates meeting Thursday night at the Ag-Rec Centre. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford council hopefuls face public at all-candidates meeting

Event allowed people to interact personally with those running for council

Council hopeful Jas Anand speaks with voters during the all-candidates meeting Thursday night at the Ag-Rec Centre. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Graham Evan MacDonell. Submitted photo

Graham Evan MacDonell eyes Abbotsford trustee seat

Former communications professional turned genealogist says school board needs better communications

Graham Evan MacDonell. Submitted photo
The nomination period for the municipal election is now over

Abbotsford council hopefuls set for all-candidates meeting

Event at Ag Rec Building will allow the public to personally ask questions of those running.

The nomination period for the municipal election is now over
Allow retail pot sales, most Abbotsford mayoral hopefuls say

Allow retail pot sales, most Abbotsford mayoral hopefuls say

Little opposition at all-candidates meeting to allowing retail recreational marijuana sales

Allow retail pot sales, most Abbotsford mayoral hopefuls say
All six candidates participated in the mayoral all-candidates meeting on Tuesday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Watch full Abbotsford mayoral all-candidates meeting

Footage from the event at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Tuesday

All six candidates participated in the mayoral all-candidates meeting on Tuesday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford mayoral candidates differ on future of Ledgeview clubhouse

Abbotsford mayoral candidates differ on future of Ledgeview clubhouse

Gill says city shouldn’t wait for pipeline cash; Peachey says city shouldn’t pay anything

Abbotsford mayoral candidates differ on future of Ledgeview clubhouse