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Dave Robichaud

Ancient high-tech

A unique fish wheel created with centuries-old technology was used near Mission…

Dave Robichaud
Director of photography Adam Sliwinski sets up a shot in downtown Abbotsford as part of the television movie Duke. The film crew was in town on Wednesday and shooting in Aldergrove on Thursday. The movie is being shot for the Hallmark Movie Channel and will air in mid-2012. Duke is based on a true story and stars Steven Weber

Shooting a movie

  • Sep 15, 2011
Director of photography Adam Sliwinski sets up a shot in downtown Abbotsford as part of the television movie Duke. The film crew was in town on Wednesday and shooting in Aldergrove on Thursday. The movie is being shot for the Hallmark Movie Channel and will air in mid-2012. Duke is based on a true story and stars Steven Weber

Clayburn wants more consultation on stormwater plan

Residents of Clayburn Village, who are tired of recent flooding incidents, are not happy with the public consultation process regarding the long-awaited Clayburn Creek Integrated Stormwater Management Plan (ISMP).

Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom. Area mayors have applauded his willingness to consider new funding sources for TransLink and reforms to its governance.

Lekstrom tells mayors he’s open to TransLink reform

Minister's olive branch latest thaw in relations as key vote looms to expand transit

Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom. Area mayors have applauded his willingness to consider new funding sources for TransLink and reforms to its governance.
Julia Wong explains the qualities of Yellow Tail Cabernet Merlot while leading wine tasting during the 2010  edition of EAT! Fraser Valley.

EAT! this weekend at Abbotsford’s Tradex

As every foody’s calendar shows, it’s time for EAT!
The annual EAT! Fraser Valley returns to Tradex this weekend.

  • Sep 15, 2011
Julia Wong explains the qualities of Yellow Tail Cabernet Merlot while leading wine tasting during the 2010  edition of EAT! Fraser Valley.
Fire rescue services and the police are on scene at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital following reports of a suspicious container being found.

UPDATE: Suspicious container at Abbotsford Hospital was not a bomb

Fire rescue services and the police are on scene at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital as a suspicious container has been found.

Fire rescue services and the police are on scene at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital following reports of a suspicious container being found.
Trucks roll regularly past homes on River Road in North Delta.

Truck route pollution setbacks ‘ridiculous’

Metro Vancouver directors call air quality development guidelines unrealistic

Trucks roll regularly past homes on River Road in North Delta.
David Hull

David Hull arrested for third time

The former executive director of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce has been arrested for the third time. David Hull was arrested on Monday, Sept.12 for breach of his release conditions, stemming from an assault charge back in May.

David Hull
Silas O'Brien's grandfather and father arrive at court.

Brother of accused testifies at road rage trial

Lloyd Teneycke says Brent Parent had no idea they'd run over Silas O'Brien until the next day

Silas O'Brien's grandfather and father arrive at court.
Brent Parent arrives with an unidentified female companion for the start of his trial in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. The Langley man is charged wih multiple road-rage-related offences in the March 2008 hit-and-run that killed 21-year-old Silas O’Brien.

Day two of fatal road rage trial

It was the second day of the road rage trial of Langley resident Brent Parent, who is charged with multiple criminal offences in the March 2008 hit-and-run that killed 21-year-old Silas O'Brien.

Brent Parent arrives with an unidentified female companion for the start of his trial in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. The Langley man is charged wih multiple road-rage-related offences in the March 2008 hit-and-run that killed 21-year-old Silas O’Brien.

Four men nabbed after jumping border

Four border jumpers were picked up by the Abbotsford police on Tuesday night after the local department received a call from the U.S. Border Patrol.

According to Const. Ian MacDonald, on Sept. 13 at approximately 12:15 a.m., a Lynden farmer saw four individuals jump across the ditch, which separates the two countries.

  • Sep 14, 2011
Community

Green taxes on local government agenda

Municipal leaders are gathering for their annual convention in Vancouver at the end of September, and they'll be calling for changes to green taxes imposed by the B.C. government.

Community
The Bitter Creek bridge near Stewart in northwest B.C. washed out last week

Few fires in a wild, wet summer

B.C. taxpayers got a break on forest fire costs this summer, but the transportation ministry is still busy with major repairs after an unseasonable number of road washouts.

The Bitter Creek bridge near Stewart in northwest B.C. washed out last week
More red light cameras activated

More red light cameras activated

Violators more likely to be ticketed

More red light cameras activated
Water Watch Mission-Abbotsford spokesperson Lynn Perrin spoke before council on Monday night. Water Watch asked council for several requests

Abbotsford will release water poll results in coming weeks

Results from the city's phone poll on the proposed P3 water project will be released to the public in the coming weeks.

Abbotsford Mayor George Peary confirmed on Tuesday the city has received the results from the independent polling company and, after examining the information, will make it public.

"It's public domain information," said Peary, adding the results will be released as "part of a package."

Water Watch Mission-Abbotsford spokesperson Lynn Perrin spoke before council on Monday night. Water Watch asked council for several requests
Flanked by her mother Markita and father Victor

Out to change justice

This province can tout the toughest administrative penalties in Canada for impaired driving, but its courts are lax on the crime, according to a new victim’s group.

Flanked by her mother Markita and father Victor
Eleanor Klawer

Cadets seeking new home in Abbotsford

A proposed new, 10,000 square foot army cadet building took a small step forward on Monday. Council gave its approval in principle to a plan to construct the new facility in Abbotsford's Grant Park (31800 Madiera Place).

Eleanor Klawer

Maplewood House tables expansion plans

The so-called “grey wave” of seniors sweeping through Canada’s demographics is rolling through Abbotsford’s housing market.

Luke Stephen testified Tuesday at the trial of Brent Parent

Defence challenges survivors account of road rage incident

Day two in trial of Langley man charged in death of Abbotsford resident Silas O'Brien

Luke Stephen testified Tuesday at the trial of Brent Parent
NDP leader Adrian Dix listens as Camosun College faculty association president Bronwen Welch describes financial hardships of students.

Dix calls for return of student grants

NDP leader Adrian Dix visited a college campus Monday to call on the B.C. government to reinstate the student grant program it canceled in 2004.

NDP leader Adrian Dix listens as Camosun College faculty association president Bronwen Welch describes financial hardships of students.