Abbotsford News Week in Review – Aug. 12

Take a look back at some of the stories that made The News

A wrap-up of some of the stories that made The News this week:

  • On Friday, a targeted shooting left an 18-year-old man dead.
  • On Saturday, a man was hospitalized after being struck by a car in a Marshall Road crosswalk.
  • Early Sunday morning, another 18-year-old was shot. He survived.
  • On Monday, someone else was struck in another Marhsall Road crosswalk, this time a 50-year-old woman on a mobility scooter.
  • Also on Monday, two men and a woman were tied up and robbed at gunpoint while a three-year-old slept nearby.
  • On Tuesday, a 56-year-old man died after his motorcycle collided with a van on Fraser Highway.
  • On Wednesday, a massive fire broke out in a lumber yard new the Mt Lehman exit. The fire spread to the highway median at one point but was continued from nearby Fraserway RVs and a Petro-Pass station. The cause remains unknown.
  • And, of course, the Abbotsford International Airshow is on this weekend. On Friday, we hosted a special news conference where we invited kids to ask airshow pilots some fun questions.
  • Why is the sky blue? Because the wildfire smoke has finally cleared. The air quality advisory was finally lifted today after nearly two weeks.
  • In sports, Abby athletes are going for medals in wrestling, softball and soccer at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg this weekend. We’ll keep you updated on their results.

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