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Six Abbotsford middle schools will get funding for new playgrounds.

Six new playgrounds for Abbotsford middle schools

Six Abbotsford middle schools are getting new playgrounds.

Six Abbotsford middle schools will get funding for new playgrounds.
Shirley Wilson

Shirley Wilson leaves ‘Bigs’ for job with Langley hospital foundation

Abbotsford school trustee Shirley Wilson has resigned from her position with the local Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) organization to accept a job with the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation (LMHF).

Shirley Wilson

Energy options considered for Abbotsford school district

FortisBC and the Abbotsford school district have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to evaluate how the district’s energy needs can be better met.

Midge

Midge turns 21, making her Abbotsford’s oldest dog

Midge is celebrating a milestone birthday, but she doesn't realize it or, for that matter, even care.

Midge

Sprinkler system saves fire from spreading at Abbotsford feed mill

A fire at an animal-feed mill in Abbotsford Friday morning was quickly extinguished before any major damage resulted.

Students at UFV wait in line for food at orientation on Thursday

Waiting lists growing at UFV

Student demand for courses at the University of the Fraser Valley is outpacing the growth of the university.
Waiting lists are getting longer.

Students at UFV wait in line for food at orientation on Thursday
A conceptual illustration shows how King Road

Planning a university district in Abbotsford

In future years, back to school will not only bring the University of the Fraser Valley to life, but September will spark up a new commercial hub in Abbotsford.

A conceptual illustration shows how King Road
Premier Christy Clark comments on outcome of the harmonized sales tax referendum Aug. 26.

Clark to wait for 2013 for mandate

Premier Christy Clark has ended months of speculation and will stick to the scheduled date of May 2013 for the next B.C. election.

Premier Christy Clark comments on outcome of the harmonized sales tax referendum Aug. 26.
A rioter prepares to torch a car in one of the photos posted by the Vancouver Police at www.riot2011.vpd.ca

Riot crowd gathered early, report says

Fewer than 500 police officers found themselves dealing with a crowd of 155,000 hockey fans and troublemakers much more quickly than they expected, a review of the Stanley Cup riot has found.

A rioter prepares to torch a car in one of the photos posted by the Vancouver Police at www.riot2011.vpd.ca
Nicola Koop

Union says teachers’ first phase of job action should have little classroom impact

The first phase of potential job action by teachers will not have any significant impact in the classroom, says the president of the Abbotsford District Teachers’ Association (ADTA).

Nicola Koop
BCTF president Susan Lambert and Education Minister George Abbott have a rocky year ahead.

Disputes cast shadow on school year

A work-to-rule campaign by public school teachers, set to begin on the first day of school, is only one dispute expected in education in the coming year.

BCTF president Susan Lambert and Education Minister George Abbott have a rocky year ahead.

Abbotsford Police warn of two fraudsters

One man has a hard-luck story about his vehicle, while the other poses as a handyman looking to be paid for completed work.

A group of 22 workers from Rempel Bros. Concrete in Langley claimed a $3.3 million 6/49 lottery win.

Winning $3.3 million 6/49 lottery ticket purchased in Abbotsford

A group of 22 construction workers mainly from Abbotsford and Langley claimed a $3.3 million 6/49 jackpot Wednesday afternoon at the B.C. Lottery Corporation's Vancouver office.

A group of 22 workers from Rempel Bros. Concrete in Langley claimed a $3.3 million 6/49 lottery win.
The Vancouver Police Department launched a new website designed to involve the public in identifying riot suspects.

Riot website seeks to identify suspects

Vancouver police on defensive over delays

The Vancouver Police Department launched a new website designed to involve the public in identifying riot suspects.
Tina Stewart

Japanese delegation tours Abbotsford’s historic downtown

A delegation from Abbotsford’s Japanese sister city, Fukagawa, visits about every two years, and on this occasion, the visitors are interested in the urban renewal underway in the city’s historic downtown.

Tina Stewart
Mayors think a tax on all the containers that move through the region could help subsidize TransLink and ease the hit to motorists and homeowners.

Mayors to push for TransLink container tax

Port, goods movers expected to fight the proposal

Mayors think a tax on all the containers that move through the region could help subsidize TransLink and ease the hit to motorists and homeowners.

Abbotsford Police officer assaulted after responding to hit-and-run call

A 66-year-old man who allegedly punched an Abbotsford Police officer and attempted to take his Taser on Tuesday night is facing possible assault charges.

Sockeye salmon nearing their spawning grounds in the Adams River.

Sockeye probe reports split on aquaculture risk

Disease, not sea lice, main threat from salmon farms: inquiry researcher

Sockeye salmon nearing their spawning grounds in the Adams River.
BC Hydro President and CEO Dave Cobb

Massive hydro line project gains backing of key aboriginal opponents

Deal puts huge Merritt-to-Coquitlam transmission project closer to launch

  • Aug 30, 2011
BC Hydro President and CEO Dave Cobb
On the phone while behind the wheel. Police say far too many drivers can't put down their devices.

Road reality out of step with distracted driving beliefs

Tickets rise despite poll showing most convinced of risk

On the phone while behind the wheel. Police say far too many drivers can't put down their devices.