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A new crosswalk in front of Centennial Park Elementary on Gladwin Road is among the priority sidewalk-and-crosswalk projects that have been identified by city staff. (Google Street View)

Priority areas identified for sidewalks, crosswalks and bike lanes in Abbotsford

Projects now move to ‘conceptual design phase,’ including cost estimates

 

A ceremony was held at the Sumas First Nation longhouse to sign the Semá:th Declaration in September 2017. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford council votes down motion related to truth and reconciliation

Majority say senior-government consultations with First Nations should be completed first

 

A byelection to replace former Abbotsford city councillor Bruce Banman, now MLA for Abbotsford South, has been set for Sept. 25. (File photo)

Abbotsford byelection to replace MLA Bruce Banman set for Sept. 25

Cost has been budgeted at $300K; three candidates announced so far

 

Long-time Abbotsford Michael Hadac has been pushing for more substantial repairs, or the replacement, of the floating dock at Mill Lake. The city has now issued a request for proposals for its replacement. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Aging floating dock to be replaced at Mill Lake in Abbotsford

City also awards contract to develop long-term plans for park

Long-time Abbotsford Michael Hadac has been pushing for more substantial repairs, or the replacement, of the floating dock at Mill Lake. The city has now issued a request for proposals for its replacement. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford council has given permission for Chilliwack to use the JAMES wastewater treatment plant for the disposal of trucked liquid waste until the end of September.

Chilliwack gets exemption to Abbotsford bylaw prohibiting liquid waste from other cities

Process in place until September while new facility under construction in Chilliwack

Abbotsford council has given permission for Chilliwack to use the JAMES wastewater treatment plant for the disposal of trucked liquid waste until the end of September.
The City of Abbotsford has prepared a draft Urban Forest Strategy that is now headed to public consulation.

Draft plan adopted for managing Abbotsford’s urban forests over next 25 years

Urban Forest Strategy now heads to public-consultation process

The City of Abbotsford has prepared a draft Urban Forest Strategy that is now headed to public consulation.
The intersection of Blueridge Drive and Blue Jay Street is one of three intersections in Abbotsford approved for traffic lights this year. (Google Street View)

Traffic signals approved at 3 Abbotsford intersections

Projects part of $1.45M in road upgrades around community

The intersection of Blueridge Drive and Blue Jay Street is one of three intersections in Abbotsford approved for traffic lights this year. (Google Street View)
An apartment building and townhouse project has been proposed at 2236 McCallum Rd. in Abbotsford. The development was given third reading by city council on June 14. (City of Abbotsford)

Apartment-and-townhouse project planned on McCallum Road in Abbotsford

Development across from old hospital site consists of 174 suites and 10 townhouses

An apartment building and townhouse project has been proposed at 2236 McCallum Rd. in Abbotsford. The development was given third reading by city council on June 14. (City of Abbotsford)
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun held a one-hour live virtual talk on YouTube on Wednesday morning. (Screenshot from video)

Abbotsford mayor addresses range of questions during virtual conversation

Henry Braun talks about pandemic recovery, Tradex, development and more

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun held a one-hour live virtual talk on YouTube on Wednesday morning. (Screenshot from video)
Abbotsford council has awarded Devoncore Company Ltd. the contract for advisory and brokerage services to help the city explore what options exist for the management of Tradex. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford council approves contract for Tradex brokerage services

Devencore Company Ltd. to advise city on who should manage facility

Abbotsford council has awarded Devoncore Company Ltd. the contract for advisory and brokerage services to help the city explore what options exist for the management of Tradex. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Mayor Henry Braun discusses the future of Abbotsford and takes questions during a live virtual conversation on Wednesday, June 2.

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun to hold virtual conversation

Live event runs on city’s YouTube channel on Wednesday, June 2

Mayor Henry Braun discusses the future of Abbotsford and takes questions during a live virtual conversation on Wednesday, June 2.
Abbotsford city council has approved a recommendation to delay the opening of Centennial Outdoor Pool until next year to allow for almost $1.1 million in upgrades. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Abbotsford council approves almost $1.1M in upgrades to Centennial pool

Improvements will delay reopening of outdoor pool until 2022

Abbotsford city council has approved a recommendation to delay the opening of Centennial Outdoor Pool until next year to allow for almost $1.1 million in upgrades. (Facebook photo)
Tradex in Abbotsford

Real estate advisory and brokerage firm recommended for Tradex work

Devencore Company Ltd. top proponent to search for next Tradex operator

Tradex in Abbotsford
The City of Abbotsford’s newly designed website has received an Award of Distinction from the Communicator Awards.

City of Abbotsford’s newly designed website receives honour

Award of Distinction presented by the international Communicator Awards

The City of Abbotsford’s newly designed website has received an Award of Distinction from the Communicator Awards.
A 45-metre cell tower has been proposed on Simpson Road in west Abbotsford. (City of Abbotsford)

45-metre cell tower proposed for Simpson Road in Abbotsford

Installation to be on private farm land near Aldergrove border

A 45-metre cell tower has been proposed on Simpson Road in west Abbotsford. (City of Abbotsford)
Abbotsford council is aiming to amend its zoning bylaw to allow emergency shelters in all zones, except agricultural, during a provincial state of emergency.

Amended bylaw would allow emergency shelters in almost all Abbotsford zones

Only exception during provinical state of emergency would be on agricultural land

Abbotsford council is aiming to amend its zoning bylaw to allow emergency shelters in all zones, except agricultural, during a provincial state of emergency.
The Housing Needs Report has been completed in Abbotsford as part of 2018 legislation requiring all B.C. municipalities to do housing needs assessments by April 2022. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

City’s housing challenges highlighted in report to Abbotsford council

Aging population and rising housing costs among issues addressed in Housing Needs Report

The Housing Needs Report has been completed in Abbotsford as part of 2018 legislation requiring all B.C. municipalities to do housing needs assessments by April 2022. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The West Coast Women’s Show is among numerous events held annually at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Show producers start petition against city’s call for Tradex proposals

Abbotsford site should remain as events facility, petition states

The West Coast Women’s Show is among numerous events held annually at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Passengers aboard Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, 1914. (Library and Archives Canada image)

Abbotsford city staff to work with 4 groups to commemorate Komagata Maru tragedy

Options to be considered for ‘lasting memorial’ to honour victims of 1914 incident

Passengers aboard Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, 1914. (Library and Archives Canada image)
A photo illustration shows a fountain planned for Mill Lake. (City of Abbotsford photo)

UPDATED: City approves $200K fountain for Mill Lake using donated funds

Project will improve lake quality and ecosystem, say Abbotsford city staff

A photo illustration shows a fountain planned for Mill Lake. (City of Abbotsford photo)