Top Abbotsford stories from the last week

Top Abbotsford stories from the last week

Catch up on the busy last week of news in The News

Have you been living under a rock, on a mountain, or in a room cut off from all outside contact?

If so, here are six local stories to catch up on from the past week:

1. After prison riot, Abbotsford guard struggled for help with PTSD – READ

As a member of an emergency response team (ERT), Enger prided himself on his ability to handle dangerous and harrowing situations from riots to fights to suicide attempts. Read more…

2. Woman dies in kayaking accident on Vedder River – READ

Police received a report of an overturned kayak on the river between Lickman Road and the Keith Wilson Bridge. Read more…

3. New rules could curb house sizes in certain areas of Abbotsford – READ

The public is OK with densification, but unimpressed with current rules that allow small houses to be replaced by much larger ones. Read more…

4. Abbotsford BMX kid wows GoPro – WATCH

An eight-year-old Abbotsford BMX athlete captured the attention of GoPro after he strapped one of the action cameras to his bike helmet and hit the jumps and bumps at the Abbotsford BMX Track. Read more, and watch the video…

5. Abbotsford brothers lose bid to appeal sentences for trafficking fentanyl and carfentanil – READ

Two Abbotsford brothers are headed to jail for trafficking fentanyl and carfentanil, which they mixed into other substances using a mortar and pestle. Read more…

6. Should recreational marijuana sales be legal in Abbotsford? – TAKE THE SURVEY

The City of Abbotsford has launched an online survey to find out if residents want non-medical marijuana sales allowed within the city’s limits. We’ve also created our own poll. Read more, and take the survey (and our poll)…

7. Historic home makes late night move to new location – PHOTOS

After 143 years overlooking Matsqui Prairie, the house built for royal engineer surveyor George Turner is now set for a second act in Clayburn Village. Check out photos from its late-night move…