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Chamber call municipal police funding unfair

Is police funding unfair? The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce thinks so, and is hoping some changes could save local taxpayers millions of dollars. The chamber wants to form a coalition to lobby the provincial and federal governments for equitable funding.
Weapons, ammunition seized from Abbotsford home

Weapons, ammunition seized from Abbotsford home

Police seized a rifle, a handgun and ammunition from a residence in the 3400 block of Juniper Crescent on Thursday afternoon The police patrol division, along with the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team (MIERT) were called in to execute a warrant on the residence. Because guns and other weapons were suspected to be on site, the MIERT armoured rescue vehicle was utilized.
Victims in limbo [Part 2 of Justice Denied series]

Victims in limbo [Part 2 of Justice Denied series]

Battered by their abusers, they now grapple with delays in B.C.'s congested court system
Tories eye B.C. seat gains but also have weaknesses

Tories eye B.C. seat gains but also have weaknesses

Federal election now underway all about confidence: Pundit
June mail-in vote on keeping HST

June mail-in vote on keeping HST

Public nudity complaint

Shortage of specialists cause surgery cancellations in Abbotsford

Shortage of specialists cause surgery cancellations in Abbotsford

Anesthesiologists are warning a shortage of doctors in their specialty is causing surgery cancellations in the Fraser Health region. At Abbotsford Regional Hospital, 50 days worth of surgeries have been lost, from Jan. 1 to now, according to Dr. James Helliwell, president of the B.C. Anaesthesiologists’ Society. He said it’s also a growing problem at Surrey Memorial, Royal Columbian and Eagle Ridge hospitals.

No rural freeriders: FVRD

Rural residents of the Fraser Valley Regional District are going to pay more in total tax requisitions than municipal residents in 2011, according to a FVRD financial report. Which should end the “free riders” charge leveled by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce when it lobbied that city to pull out of the FVRD.

Federal election campaign begins: Fast to defend riding

“Conservative stronghold” is a term that has often been used to describe the Abbotsford riding during federal elections, but don’t tell that to incumbent MP Ed Fast. “I’ve never considered Abbotsford a safe seat,” he told the News on Friday afternoon, as he prepared to leave Ottawa and begin an election campaign in his riding.
Courts in crisis

Courts in crisis

Unacceptable delays are stemming from chronic provincial government underfunding of the legal system, including courts, judges, prosecutors, support staff and legal aid.