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Abbotsford mayor and councillors feel the heat – Fire Ops 101

Mayor Bruce Banman and several members of council were feeling some heat on Wednesday, but it wasn't political.

A Toyota Prius parked near Surrey Central SkyTrain station is one of four cars offered in Surrey by Modo

Car-sharing stuck in first gear in Metro Vancouver suburbs

Traditional services slow to expand but advocates see much potential beyond the city's core

A Toyota Prius parked near Surrey Central SkyTrain station is one of four cars offered in Surrey by Modo
Julie Cameron is a 23 year old aerial artist who has performed in Quidam for the past five years.

Quidam opens tonight at the AESC

Performers and technicians are busy preparing to wow Abbotsford audiences as Cirque du Soleil set to perfom.

Julie Cameron is a 23 year old aerial artist who has performed in Quidam for the past five years.
A huge fire destroyed a hay barn and silo on Wells Line Road on Wednesday morning.

Update: Sumas Prairie silo fire appears accidental

A silo full of hay went up in flames on Wells Line Road in Abbotsford on Wednesday morning.

A huge fire destroyed a hay barn and silo on Wells Line Road on Wednesday morning.

Two FVRD directors making NDP nomination bids

Wendy Bales and Dennis Adamson, directors at the FVRD, are running for NDP nominations in Chilliwack and in Abbotsford-Mission.

Mission firefighters extinguish a roof fire that broke out around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

ESR school fire ‘suspicious:’ chief

Police and fire officials are investigating after a roof fire at the elementary school

Mission firefighters extinguish a roof fire that broke out around 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Warm Zone co-ordinator Michele Giordano and outreach worker Erica Thomson are concerned about what will happen to the 30 to 40 women that the centre sees each day

The Warm Zone is in the danger zone

Abbotsford based drop-in centre for vulnerable women faces imminent closure

Warm Zone co-ordinator Michele Giordano and outreach worker Erica Thomson are concerned about what will happen to the 30 to 40 women that the centre sees each day
Talking on a cellphone makes a driver four times as likely to be in a crash

New crackdown aims to curb distracted drivers

Cellphone talking or texting third top crash cause after speeding, drinking

Talking on a cellphone makes a driver four times as likely to be in a crash
DFO says these fish caught in the Fraser near Lillooet recently are European or common carp but were mis-identified as the highly invasive Asian silver carp.

Strange fish in Fraser not invasive Asian carp

Common carp found in some B.C. lakes, but river presence unusual

DFO says these fish caught in the Fraser near Lillooet recently are European or common carp but were mis-identified as the highly invasive Asian silver carp.

Police seek victim in violent assault at Mill Lake Park

The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a violent assault that occurred on Aug. 23, at approximately 5:20 p.m. at Mill Lake Park

  • Aug 27, 2012
Abbotsford fire Rescue Service is on scene at Ritchie Smith Feeds as a man is reportedly trapped

Man rescued from grain silo, taken to hospital

The Abbotsford Fire Department has freed a man who was trapped 100 feet down in a grain silo at Ritchie Smith Feeds.

Abbotsford fire Rescue Service is on scene at Ritchie Smith Feeds as a man is reportedly trapped

Vavenby crash takes life

A woman from West Abbotsford was killed in a single vehicle crash near Vavenby early Monday morning.

Fire destroys Maple Ridge mill

Maple Ridge and Mission firefighters battled a blaze at Waldun Group

Angels raise roof on opening night of LFL.

Angels dominate LFL opener beating Rage 41-18

Approximately 2,500 fans take in opening night of Lingerie Football at AESC.

Angels raise roof on opening night of LFL.
Meet the BC Angels of the Lingerie Football League

Meet the BC Angels of the Lingerie Football League

Abbotsford LFL fans will get their first chance to see the Angels in action on Thursday night at the AESC.

  • Aug 24, 2012
Meet the BC Angels of the Lingerie Football League
A provincial Wildfire Management Branch helicopter drops water onto the fire at Hoover Lake.

Fire found near Hoover Lake

Local firefighters were called to the small lake, located north of the landfill for a brush fire

A provincial Wildfire Management Branch helicopter drops water onto the fire at Hoover Lake.
Jeffrey Goddard

Jeffrey Goddard denied bail

The Abbotsford man, convicted of luring kids over the Internet, is in prison on four charges of breaching his probation

Jeffrey Goddard
The Abbotsford News is ready for tonight's special drive-in movie night. Boston Pizza's Pink Ladies are on hand to serve the more than 150 cars expected for the show.

Drive-in movie at Abbotsford News

Fundraiser helsp Rotary Club of Abbotsford and Rotary International's fight against polio,

  • Aug 24, 2012
The Abbotsford News is ready for tonight's special drive-in movie night. Boston Pizza's Pink Ladies are on hand to serve the more than 150 cars expected for the show.
Luke Patillo of Abbotsford was sentenced in Vancouver provincial court for his part in the Stanley Cup riot.

Abbotsford man sentenced for role in Stanley Cup riot

Luke Patillo, 21, will spend 45 days in jail, to be served on weekends

Luke Patillo of Abbotsford was sentenced in Vancouver provincial court for his part in the Stanley Cup riot.

Blueberry cannon regulations adequate: BCBC

Abbotsford's blueberry growers feel enforcement is the real issue regarding cannons.