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Clark offers $30 million for rec facilities
Premier Christy Clark has used her first keynote address to municipal leaders to announce what she calls a "modest" $30 million fund for local recreation centres, playgrounds and trails.
Another bank robbery in Abbotsford
Another bank robbery has occurred in Abbotsford, and one of the theories police are investigating is that a group is behind the spree.
Dix blasts B.C. Liberals in UBCM speech
NDP leader Adrian Dix used his first speech to the Union of B.C. Municipalities Thursday to attack a series of B.C. Liberal moves, from imposing a municipal auditor to restricting local government control of transit funding.
B.C. eyes higher fees to push smokers to quit
Controversial MSP premium surcharge on table: de Jong
Cities oppose new spending watchdog
Many UBCM delegates fear planned watchdog on waste would itself be a waste of money
Mike de Jong holds ‘virtual’ town hall meeting
Local provincial politics went high-tech on Monday as Abbotsford West MLA and Minister of Health, Michael de Jong held his first “virtual” town hall meeting.
Proposed sculpture in Abbotsford a memorial to three female farmworkers
A plan to create a memorial for three female farmworkers killed in a tragic vehicle accident four years ago will go before council in the near future.
Abbotsford Police launch Operation Vector at local high schools
When the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) completed its Operation Impact program in 2008, it made a commitment to return to local schools with a progress report on the community’s gang situation.
Online voting option backed by B.C. cities
UBCM asks province to allow e-voting at civic level
Police looking for missing 44-year-old Vancouver man
Vancouver Police are searching for Barry Hinchcliffe, and are asking for the public's help in locating him
‘Paper bag rapist’ Oughton agrees he is a risk
John Horace Oughton agrees with a recent prison psychiatric assessment that found the man known as the “paper bag rapist” was a high risk to re-offend if he was granted parole.
The surprise admission was contained in the 62-year-old Oughton’s letter to the National Parole Board the day before he was scheduled to appear for a Sept. 20 parole review.
Ross, MacGregor in race for Abbotsford council
Two more incumbents will seek re-election in the upcoming municipal campaign. Couns. Patricia Ross and Bill MacGregor have announced they will seek another term at the Abbotsford council table. They join Mayor George Peary and fellow Couns. Simon Gibson and Les Barkman who also plan to run.
Mounties set to ride into sunset, Ottawa warns B.C.
Policing contract talks hit new level of brinkmanship
Homeless study final report released
Abbotsford has seen a dramatic decrease in homelessness, while most other Fraser Valley communities have seen numbers rise, according to the final report of the 2011 Fraser Valley Regional District Homelessness Survey.
Cities grill province over municipal auditor
Civic leaders skeptical as Chong tries to calm concerns over new watchdog
Hydro smart meter fears aired at UBCM
Province will ignore any call for a moratorium
Hahn announces exit from BC Ferries
BC Ferries CEO David Hahn is leaving his post at the end of the year, part of a cost-cutting move that freezes salaries and reduces other executive salaries as the province's ferry service endures a slowdown in traffic.
Governor General honours B.C. sheriffs
Governor General David Johnston began his first official visit to B.C. Monday, carrying on an 800-year tradition by presenting a new coat of arms and flag to the B.C. Sheriff Service.
Abbotsford Police and Fire Rescue join forces for Youth at Risk
Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) and the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) are entering a competition that they hope will result in $100,000 in winnings to develop a program they have dubbed Youth at Risk.
Cops for Cancer tours the Valley
A team of 21 riders will cover more than 800 kilometres in nine days (Sept.22-30) as the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley takes place.