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A map showing where the most number of cases were recorded from April 23 to 29. This map, revealing a breakdown of infections by neighborhood, was pulled from a data package leaked to the Vancouver Sun last week (and independently verified).

36 Abbotsford schools flagged for COVID-19 exposures in the last 2 weeks, shattering record

Clearbrook Elementary recorded an ‘exposure’ on all 11 school days

 

Students in Grades 11 and 12 at MEI in Abbotsford have been caring for the flowers that are being sold at an online plant sale and an in-person event on May 8.

MEI in Abbotsford holds online and in-person plant sale

Sale includes floral hanging baskets, bedding plants and planters

 

A total of 18 new student awards will be handed out this year to Abbotsford secondary students thanks to a partnership between the Board of Education and the Abbotsford Community Foundation. (File photo)

New Abbotsford board of education student awards set to be handed out

18 total awards provided to nine students with special needs and nine students in care by

 

A total of 27 schools in Abbotsford have experienced a COVID-19 exposure in the last two weeks, a new high. File photo.

Abbotsford schools experiencing all-time high in COVID-19 exposures

Fraser Health’s website lists all cases across entire region as ‘exposures’

A total of 27 schools in Abbotsford have experienced a COVID-19 exposure in the last two weeks, a new high. File photo.
W. A. Fraser middle school teacher Carrie Roger and mom Pam are heading a project in which students are creating Earth Day artwork to be placed in fabric bags made and donated by volunteer group Fabric Bag Solution. The bags will be donated to front-line workers. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford school and sewing group team up for Earth Day project

Students create artwork for homemade, donated fabric bags for front-line workers

W. A. Fraser middle school teacher Carrie Roger and mom Pam are heading a project in which students are creating Earth Day artwork to be placed in fabric bags made and donated by volunteer group Fabric Bag Solution. The bags will be donated to front-line workers. (Submitted photo)
The naming committee for the new Eagle Mountain elementary school must submit their top three naming choices to the board of education by June 4. (File photo)

Community members named to Eagle Mountain school naming committee

Locals Chris Silver, Tim Folster, Jas Sidhu and Lexi Graugaard added to group naming school

The naming committee for the new Eagle Mountain elementary school must submit their top three naming choices to the board of education by June 4. (File photo)
Abbotsford’s Centennial Park Elementary School has “functionally closed” early for spring break due to COVID-19 concerns. (File photo)

Abbotsford’s Centennial ‘functionally closes’ early for spring break due to COVID-19 concerns

Elementary school has seen four exposures in recent weeks, students move to online learning for now

Abbotsford’s Centennial Park Elementary School has “functionally closed” early for spring break due to COVID-19 concerns. (File photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 variant exposure at Mountain Elementary in Abbotsford

Someone with new COVID-19 variant exposed school for 5 consecutive days in late February

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
For the second straight year, Abbotsford high school students will not have a prom event. (Pixabay photo)

Prom cancelled for Abbotsford 2021 high school graduates

Second straight year that prom has not occurred; convocation ceremony will take place

For the second straight year, Abbotsford high school students will not have a prom event. (Pixabay photo)
The naming process for the new elementary school on Eagle Mountain is expected to begin soon. (File photo)

Naming process set to begin for new elementary school in Abbotsford

School on Eagle Mountain continues moving forward following board meeting on Feb. 16

The naming process for the new elementary school on Eagle Mountain is expected to begin soon. (File photo)
Abbotsford teacher Nerlap Sidhu is the 2021 recipient of the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award from University of the Fraser Valley. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford teacher receives UFV community service award

Nerlap Sidhu honoured for work on Equity Backpack Project and more

Abbotsford teacher Nerlap Sidhu is the 2021 recipient of the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award from University of the Fraser Valley. (Submitted photo)
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Abbotsford’s Equity Backpack Project expanding across B.C.

Eugene Reimer Middle School project has grabbed attention of schools throughout the province

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ASIA Sumas students Rachel Kehler, Maia Bergen, Alayna Hillier and Anilee Nesbitt display the art they created as a thank you to front line health care workers. The art will be display in and around the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Abbotsford students say thanks through the arts

ASIA Sumas Mountain students create art to inspire local front line health care workers

ASIA Sumas students Rachel Kehler, Maia Bergen, Alayna Hillier and Anilee Nesbitt display the art they created as a thank you to front line health care workers. The art will be display in and around the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford News file photo

Abbotsford crossing guard asks to be exempt from union because of religious beliefs

B.C. Labour Relations Board dismisses application, saying church’s viewpoint wasn’t clear

Abbotsford News file photo
MEI teacher Gary Funk has been named the Classroom Foundation Outstanding Teacher in Agriculture for 2020. (Submitted)

MEI teacher wins Classroom Foundation Outstanding Teacher in Agriculture Award

Abbotsford secondary teacher Gary Funk named 2020 recipient of award presented by BCAITC

MEI teacher Gary Funk has been named the Classroom Foundation Outstanding Teacher in Agriculture for 2020. (Submitted)
Construction has begun on the new Eagle Mountain elementary school in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from video by CHP Architects)

Construction begins on new Eagle Mountain elementary school in Abbotsford

School, including childcare spaces, is set to open in September 2022

Construction has begun on the new Eagle Mountain elementary school in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from video by CHP Architects)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

18 school exposures in Abbotsford since Jan. 6

21 exposures since the the holiday break

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Grade 6 students at Eugene Reimer Middle School have been participating in the Equity Backpack Project. (Submitted photo)

Equity Backpack Project in Abbotsford addresses inclusion and anti-racism

Grade 6 teacher Nerlap Sidhu says she wants students to develop ‘strong sense of self’

Grade 6 students at Eugene Reimer Middle School have been participating in the Equity Backpack Project. (Submitted photo)
BCCDC photo.

16 school exposures in Abbotsford schools in 2 weeks

Fraser Health’s list grows by 11 for 2nd week of 2021

BCCDC photo.
The Abbotsford board of education said on Tuesday they are satisfied with how students and staff dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic from September to December.

Abbotsford board of education pleased with return to class during COVID-19

District officials thank staff and students for low number of infections and issues during pandemic

The Abbotsford board of education said on Tuesday they are satisfied with how students and staff dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic from September to December.