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Metro Vancouver Regional Parks has spent $4.3 million to purchase 165 acres of land on the western flank of Sumas Mountain, with the intention of creating a park for hiking, mountain biking and light recreation.
“This is good news,” said Abbotsford Mayor George Peary. “Metro Vancouver sees Sumas Mountain, as we do, as a jewel.”
A search-and-rescue team was on alert after an Abbotsford woman was reported missing on Sumas Mountain last night (Tuesday), but she was located before they were needed.
There are signs that the housing market is picking up in the…
A cigarette that was discarded into a planter is believed to be the cause of a fire at a four-plex at 32052 George Ferguson Way early yesterday morning.
An official public art policy has been created for the city of Abbotsford.
Council gave approval on Monday to a plan that will contribute one per cent, per year, on all new capital facilities projects, to public art, with a contribution cap of $300,000 per project.
It will cost Abbotsford taxpayers an extra $27,900 per year for the city’s next council, along with an additional $15,000 in benefits.
On Monday, council approved a wage increase of nine per cent for the mayor and seven per cent for councillors, effective Dec. 1, 2011, shortly after the municipal election in November.
The mayor’s salary climbs from $86,600 to $94,500, while councillors will go from $34,700 to $37,200.
Victoria eyes cheaper refit of existing bridge to keep it free
It wasn't the standard firefighter's call, and it was a long way…
The wheelchair stolen from Marilyn Merrett's patio has been returned.Merrett decried the…
Reyat was sentenced to nine years for lying at terrorism trial
Marilyn Merrett couldn’t believe a thief would be so callous as to steal a wheelchair.
Two Abbotsford schools are among the 20 most improved in the province over the last five years, according to the Fraser Institute’s elementary school “report card” released today (Monday).
The Abbotsford Police Department and Langley RCMP have partnered to conquer crime along the Abbotsford-Aldergrove border.
Three Kamloops kayakers were rescued by emergency responders Monday morning after spending…
A black male in a dark-red station wagon is believed responsible for two armed robberies in one hour Saturday night in Chilliwack.
Local authorities have no immediate plans to follow Greater Victoria’s indoor tanning ban.
NDP leadership hopeful Mike Farnworth stopped by Abbotsford on Sunday morning to assure party supporters that change is on the horizon.
He pledged to build a pragmatic platform that meets the needs of communities around the province.
Abbotsford Mayor George Peary will receive the keys to Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service's new fire engine in a presentation on Monday.
The AirCare program nearly failed inspection at the Fraser Valley Regional District last week, despite the estimated $77 million in health benefits the program brings by reducing vehicle emissions.