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Marcus Janzen

HST debate waged in Abbotsford

Small businesses in Abbotsford rallied earlier this week to bring attention to the upcoming provincial referendum on the harmonized sales tax, with each side trying to convince people to see things their way.

  • Jun 17, 2011
Marcus Janzen
Five silver maple trees on city land near Dave Kandal elementary school had their bark stripped off by vandals last weekend.

Vandals destroy trees by Dave Kandal elementary in Abbotsford

Vandals stripped the bark off five silver maple trees adjacent to Dave Kandal elementary in Abbotsford last weekend, upsetting students and staff at the school.

Five silver maple trees on city land near Dave Kandal elementary school had their bark stripped off by vandals last weekend.

Abbotsford quarry sparks park access concerns

An application to quarry 310 acres at the summit of Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford could potentially block public access to Sumas Mountain Regional Park and would hamper plans to convert the region to recreational green space.

  • Jun 17, 2011
Audrey Elizabeth Jean Black

Abbotsford Police notify public about release of female sex offender

Police have issued a warning that a female sex offender who has been released from prison might be residing in, or frequenting, Abbotsford.

Audrey Elizabeth Jean Black
Anyone with information can use the website www.identifyrioters.com to send VPD Facebook names of suspects displayed in photos on the site.

Outraged fans aim to ID rioters one click at a time

Online watchers vow to help punish those to blame for Vancouver riot after Canucks Stanley Cup loss

Anyone with information can use the website www.identifyrioters.com to send VPD Facebook names of suspects displayed in photos on the site.
A rock quarry is being proposed on Sumas Mountain. The red boundaries represent the location of the pits.

City opposed to questionable quarry in Abbotsford

A proposed seventh rock quarry with two pits spanning 310 acres at the top of Sumas Mountain has infuriated some residents of Abbotsford, city council and the Fraser Valley Regional District.

  • Jun 16, 2011
A rock quarry is being proposed on Sumas Mountain. The red boundaries represent the location of the pits.
St. Matthew's Church in Abbotsford is among four Lower Mainland parishes involved in a years-long court battle with the Diocese of New Westminster.

St. Matthew’s in Abbotsford impacted after Anglican church appeal dismissed by highest court

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal involving four Anglican churches, including St. Matthew's in Abbotsford.

St. Matthew's Church in Abbotsford is among four Lower Mainland parishes involved in a years-long court battle with the Diocese of New Westminster.
Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond

Province, city review riot aftermath

Solicitor General Shirley Bond's pleas to celebrate responsibly went out the window along with the Vancouver Canucks' Stanley Cup hopes Wednesday night, leaving the city and the province to clean up and assess their crowd control strategy.

Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond
Sukhvinder Kahlon believes better bylaws are needed to protect landlords.

Abbotsford landlord feels ‘violated,’ calling for stricter bylaws for grow-op renters

An Abbotsford resident said he feels violated and unprotected after discovering a renter used one of his properties for a marijuana grow-op – leaving him to clean up the mess and foot the bill.

  • Jun 16, 2011
Sukhvinder Kahlon believes better bylaws are needed to protect landlords.
Rioters vandalize an unmarked police car in downtown Vancouver Wednesday night after the Canucks loss in the Stanley Cup final.

Province, city reviewing riot aftermath

Solicitor General Shirley Bond's pre-game pleas to celebrate responsibly went out the window along with the Vancouver Canucks' Stanley Cup hopes Wednesday night, leaving the city and the province to clean up and assess their crowd control strategy.

Rioters vandalize an unmarked police car in downtown Vancouver Wednesday night after the Canucks loss in the Stanley Cup final.
Postal workers picket at a South Surrey office Wednesday.

Post office lockout delays HST ballots

Thousands of ballots for B.C.'s harmonized sales tax referendum were being stored in post offices after Canada Post locked out its urban employees across the country Wednesday.

Postal workers picket at a South Surrey office Wednesday.
Abbotsford Police officers get organized for dispatch into Vancouver to help deal with the riots following the Canucks loss in game 7.

Abbotsford Police officers deployed to Vancouver to assist with riot control

Up to 60 police officers were prepared to handle problems in Abbotsford following the completion of tonight's Game 7 Stanley Cup final.

Abbotsford Police officers get organized for dispatch into Vancouver to help deal with the riots following the Canucks loss in game 7.
A car burns in downtown Vancouver after the Canucks lose the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins.

Riots, looting erupt in Vancouver after Canucks’ loss

Police, RCMP converge to settle riotous crowds in downtown Vancouver after Canucks lose Game 7 of NHL Stanley Cup final to Boston Bruins.

A car burns in downtown Vancouver after the Canucks lose the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins.

Public hearing to discuss additional slot machines

A public hearing will be held later this summer to discuss the addition of slot machines to Chances Abbotsford.

  • Jun 15, 2011

Senior cyclist survives hit by semi in Abbotsford

A 70-year-old cyclist escaped with minor injuries after he was hit by a semi truck on Tuesday in Abbotsford at about 5:40 p.m.

Abbotsford man sentenced to five months for Ponzi scheme

An Abbotsford man was sentenced Friday in Vancouver provincial court to five months in prison for contravening the B.C. Securities Act.

MIERT members arrive on scene at Town and Country Apartments on Marshall Rd Monday afternoon.

Update: Charges laid in Abbotsford incident involving naked man with gun

An incident at an Abbotsford apartment building Monday afternoon in which a naked man was reported to have fired two shots and aimed a handgun at another resident has resulted in charges being laid.

MIERT members arrive on scene at Town and Country Apartments on Marshall Rd Monday afternoon.
Gillian McCusker looks up in disbelief as Boston scores their 3rd goal of the game against the Vancouver Canucks while watching the game 7 Wednesday evening. She was among close to 1500 who watched the game on the big screen at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

Canucks’ Game 7 loss leaves fans with empty feeling

Abbotsford hockey fans were primed to celebrate on Wednesday evening, but the Boston Bruins crashed the party.

Gillian McCusker looks up in disbelief as Boston scores their 3rd goal of the game against the Vancouver Canucks while watching the game 7 Wednesday evening. She was among close to 1500 who watched the game on the big screen at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

Task force on trucking to meet again

The mayor’s task force on commercial truck parking in Abbotsford will hold a meeting next week to discuss the feedback received at a recent public information session hosted by the city.

  • Jun 15, 2011
Sockeye salmon in the Fraser River's Adams River tributary in 2010.

Toxins down Metro drains threaten salmon: Scientists

Sockeye inquiry probes risk of chemicals in sewage effluent

Sockeye salmon in the Fraser River's Adams River tributary in 2010.