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Horses graze on Skeetchestn territory near Kamloops Lake. The band's business ventures include a western village movie set.

Aboriginal group agrees to industry talks

The Skeetchestn Indian Band on Kamloops Lake has called off its "peaceful…

Horses graze on Skeetchestn territory near Kamloops Lake. The band's business ventures include a western village movie set.
Debra McPherson

Nurses gather in Abbotsford to protest hospital overcrowding

About 30 members of the BC Nurses' Union (BCNU) held a brief protest outside Abbotsford Regional Hospital (AHR) yesterday afternoon to draw attention to the issues of overcrowding and patient care.

Debra McPherson
A farmland mansion in Ladner. Metro Vancouver and the province are working towards new regulations to control the spread of large estate homes in the ALR.

Region wants rules to block farm mega-houses

Estate lifestyle comes at expense of food production

A farmland mansion in Ladner. Metro Vancouver and the province are working towards new regulations to control the spread of large estate homes in the ALR.
This 2007 Dodge Ram pickup was driven by Wesley Foulds of Abbotsford on the day he went missing in March 2009

Abbotsford Police release new information on two-year-old missing person case

Abbotsford Police are hoping new information will help them solve a two-year-old missing person case.

This 2007 Dodge Ram pickup was driven by Wesley Foulds of Abbotsford on the day he went missing in March 2009

Another charge stayed against Lance Wust of Abbotsford

Another charge has been stayed in court against the man who was the first arrest for the Abbotsford Police's gang suppression unit (GSU) last year.

  • Mar 4, 2011

Judge rules that financial statements are admissible in fraud case

Two local men who asked the Supreme Court of B.C. to exclude certain evidence in their fraud trail have had their application denied.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar

Tory strategy to target ethnic voters points to spring election

Surrey, Burnaby and Vancouver ridings flagged in leaked document

Prime Minister Stephen Harper visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar
After suffering four concussions in a 14-month span

Lost in a daze: Sports concussion injuries impact health and careers

Concussion injuries in hockey and other sports are frequent, and often serious. The issue hits close to home, as Abbotsford’s Michael Funk weighs his options after four incidents in 14 months.

After suffering four concussions in a 14-month span
With the Canadian dollar at a 35-year high

Southbound dollars: Local businesses seeing high-flying loonie heading to the U.S.

A strong Canadian dollar is generally considered the sign of a robust economy. But as the loonie bulks up, so too do the lineups at border crossings, as bargain-seeking Canadians take their shopping dollars south.

With the Canadian dollar at a 35-year high
Tim Felger (left) is shown being evicted by a bailiff last June from his Da Kine location in Abbotsford.

Tim Felger charged with drug trafficking in Mission

Pot advocate Timothy Felger remains in police custody after being arrested Wednesday night and charged with two counts of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of trafficking in Mission.

  • Mar 3, 2011
Tim Felger (left) is shown being evicted by a bailiff last June from his Da Kine location in Abbotsford.
Terry Mitchell’s widow

10-year ban for Fort Langley death driver, 88

Abbotsford senior avoids jail time for killing a flagger while driving without a licence

Terry Mitchell’s widow
A hands-free device is the only legal way to talk on the phone while driving – except for Learner and Novice drivers who are banned from all use of electronic devices.

Officers catch plenty of violators in distracted driving blitz

More than 3,000 talking on phones or using other hand-held devices

A hands-free device is the only legal way to talk on the phone while driving – except for Learner and Novice drivers who are banned from all use of electronic devices.
This armoured rescue vehicle is now in service with the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team

Armoured vehicle now in service in four cities and based in Abbotsford

Police in Abbotsford are among those who will benefit from the arrival this week of an armoured rescue vehicle (ARV).

This armoured rescue vehicle is now in service with the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team

Second piece of public art commissioned

A second piece of public art has been commissioned under Abbotsford’s new policy.

Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom

Lekstrom back in B.C. Liberal fold

Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom has been welcomed back to the…

Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom
Firefighters secure an area where a tree came down on a power line in Wednesday morning's wind storm. It was a busy time

Windstorm blasts through Abby

The big blast of wind that swept through the Lower Mainland on Wednesday morning played havoc with power service, as downed trees fell on hydro lines and interrupted service.

Firefighters secure an area where a tree came down on a power line in Wednesday morning's wind storm. It was a busy time
Fight HST organizer Chris Delaney (background) prepares to speak to an eclectic group of protesters outside the Vancouver convention centre.

New premier gears up for HST vote

Premier-designate Christy Clark chaired her first caucus meeting in Vancouver Wednesday afternoon,…

Fight HST organizer Chris Delaney (background) prepares to speak to an eclectic group of protesters outside the Vancouver convention centre.

Taxpayers’ group takies aim at Abbotsford council

A group of disgruntled Abbotsford taxpayers is hoping to tap into similar public sentiment during the civic elections this November.

  • Mar 2, 2011
A grow-op of this size would bring a minimum six-month prison sentence under the Conservative government’s proposed bill. A conviction of cultivating more than 200 marijuana plants would result in a mandatory one-year jail term.

Pot grow-ops: Six months in jail for six plants?

Pot growers will get six months in jail if they have a grow-op with six or more plants, if the federal Conservatives can pass a tough-on-crime bill, says Abbotsford MP Ed Fast.

  • Mar 2, 2011
A grow-op of this size would bring a minimum six-month prison sentence under the Conservative government’s proposed bill. A conviction of cultivating more than 200 marijuana plants would result in a mandatory one-year jail term.
Today's wind storm is expected to bring down trees and knock out power in parts of southwestern B.C.

Region battens down for windy blast, power outages



Southwestern B.C. is bracing for what forecasters warn will be an extraordinary windstorm this morning that could bring significant power outages and downed trees.

Today's wind storm is expected to bring down trees and knock out power in parts of southwestern B.C.
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