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The family of Laurel Wilson and Ralph Jewell

Family disappointed by charge laid against Abbotsford driver

First, Melody Jewell lost her 27-year-old daughter, Laurel Wilson, and the granddaughter with whom Laurel was seven months pregnant.

The family of Laurel Wilson and Ralph Jewell

Abbotsford to debate 11th recovery house

Abbotsford could be home to a new recovery house.

Council is scheduled to discuss an application for supportive recovery use (SRU) for 33416 George Ferguson Way at this afternoon's meeting. If approved, it would become the 11th SRU in Abbotsford.

APD Sgt. Mike Novakowski with Indridi Kristjansson putting the new Club on his Honda Accord He was the victim of car theft. The APD and ICBC have launched a program to give anti-theft devices to the drivers of the top three cars stolen in Abbotsford.

Taking a Club to auto crime

Most new vehicles come with anti-theft systems, which has taken a big bite out of car thefts.

APD Sgt. Mike Novakowski with Indridi Kristjansson putting the new Club on his Honda Accord He was the victim of car theft. The APD and ICBC have launched a program to give anti-theft devices to the drivers of the top three cars stolen in Abbotsford.
Classroom at Courtenay elementary school hit by a collapsing chimney in 1946

B.C. has history of big earthquakes

VICTORIA – Friday's earthquake off Japan was a test for B.C.'s tsunami…

Classroom at Courtenay elementary school hit by a collapsing chimney in 1946

Drive-by shooting on Gatefield Avenue in Abbotsford

A bullet from one of the shots fired during a drive-by shooting Friday night in Abbotsford lodged in a wall above some children's shoes, Const. Ian MacDonald said.

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Probe of suspect CT scan readings hits more Fraser hospitals

New review targets radiologist at Maple Ridge, who also worked in Langley, Valley

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A radio report Thursday suggested the Abbotsford Heat might be headed to Chilliwack to make room for the Manitoba Moose

Heat refute rumours of Canucks affiliate arriving

Abbotsford Heat management shot down rumours Thursday about possible relocation and affiliation switches related to the Vancouver Canucks.

A radio report Thursday suggested the Abbotsford Heat might be headed to Chilliwack to make room for the Manitoba Moose
Stave Lake could provide Abbotsford and Mission drinking water for the next 30 years. On March 17

P3 being considered to help pay for Abbotsford’s new water system

A public private partnership (P3) to create the new Stave Lake Water Supply and Treatment Project is being pursued by council.

Up to $50 million in federal funding could be available if the P3 plan goes through for the $200-million project.

P3s are contracts between government and business for infrastructure and delivery of services. Government remains actively involved throughout the project's life.

Stave Lake could provide Abbotsford and Mission drinking water for the next 30 years. On March 17
Andy and Darlene Bowman of Abbotsford are shown with their son Dero

Abbotsford families await word from Japan following massive earthquake

An Abbotsford mom and dad were awaiting word yesterday that their grown son, who lives in Japan, is safe following a devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit the nation late Thursday night.

Andy and Darlene Bowman of Abbotsford are shown with their son Dero

City to debate funding priority wish list

Nine projects make up the city’s funding wish list for 2011.

Topping the list is Highway 11/Sumas Way capacity improvements ($14 million), which includes extending Gladys Avenue to reduce traffic congestion on Sumas Way. An overpass across the train tracks on Vye Road is also being considered.

Second on the list is funding for a partnership with the YMCA.

Alleged UN Gang member busted in Abbotsford

The recently purchased BearCat armoured rescue vehicle was deployed for the first time in Abbotsford Thursday night when police raided an apartment and arrested a man allegedly connected to the UN Gang.

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Mount Gerry Andrews is part of the Trachyte Mountain Range in the Kootenay Land District.

Mountain named for pioneer surveyor

VICTORIA – Gerald Smedley Andrews pioneered the use of aerial photography for…

Mount Gerry Andrews is part of the Trachyte Mountain Range in the Kootenay Land District.
Laurel Wilson

Charge laid in 2010 death of pregnant pedestrian in Abbotsford

A 24-year-old man was charged today (Thursday) in connection to a crash a year ago in Abbotsford that took the life of pedestrian Laurel Wilson, her unborn baby, and her father, Ralph Jewell.

Laurel Wilson
Last fall

Basketball tourney gives economic boost

For the past 30-plus years, basketball fans have packed the PNE Agrodome…

Last fall
Abbotsford Police investigated the murder of Amarjit Kaur Khosa

Abbotsford man charged with 2010 murder of his sister

A 41-year-old Abbotsford man has been charged with the 2010 murder of his sister.

Abbotsford Police investigated the murder of Amarjit Kaur Khosa
New York City has more than 300 waste enforcement officers

Food pickup, apartments pose huge recycling challenges

NYC waste guru eyes incineration, predicts choppy ride for Metro garbage-reduction strategy

New York City has more than 300 waste enforcement officers

Pens captain Craig savours homecoming

As impressive hockey homecomings go, Ryan Craig's arrival in Abbotsford this week is roughly the equivalent of pulling up to your 10-year high school reunion in a limousine.

Chain downsizing hits Abbotsford shopping centre

Five stores have recently closed their doors at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, and some consumers are asking what’s going on at Abbotsford’s retail hub.

Some parents have expressed concern that school sports is one area that could be impacted if a new school calendar proposal is approved next month

Abbotsford board of education considers status quo school calendar option

The Abbotsford board of education has introduced an option to maintain the status quo in its proposal for the 2011-12 school calendar.

Some parents have expressed concern that school sports is one area that could be impacted if a new school calendar proposal is approved next month
Declared a nuisance property by the city of Abbotsford

15 derelict homes destroyed in Abbotsford in 2010

Fifteen nuisance properties were torn down by the city of Abbotsford in 2010.

The properties are usually abandoned buildings that create safety hazards, are often used for criminal activity such as drug use, are unsightly and are subject to vandalism, graffiti, dumping, and even as hiding places for stolen property.

Declared a nuisance property by the city of Abbotsford