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Abbotsford Recreation Centre is among the local arenas that are part of an in-depth review and analysis by the city. (File photo)

City of Abbotsford conducts survey on six local arenas

Input is part of in-depth analysis of current and future needs

  • Jan 18, 2021
Abbotsford Recreation Centre is among the local arenas that are part of an in-depth review and analysis by the city. (File photo)
Abbotsford City Hall. (File photo)

Abbotsford residents looking at 2% tax increase

City scales back 2020 spending plans and projects in wake of COVID-19

Abbotsford City Hall. (File photo)
The City of Abbotsford has received 8.338 million from the B.C. provincial government to assist with impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

City of Abbotsford receives $8.338 million from provincial government for COVID recovery

Grant was provided to assist with increased operating costs and lower revenue due to COVID‐19

The City of Abbotsford has received 8.338 million from the B.C. provincial government to assist with impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Afternoon rush hour on Highway 1 near McCallum Road, on June 23, 2016. (Dan Ferguson/ Black Press)

Fraser Valley traffic congestion going under the microscope

Growing FV region needs ‘mobility enhancements’ for economic growth, livability, say provincial reps

Afternoon rush hour on Highway 1 near McCallum Road, on June 23, 2016. (Dan Ferguson/ Black Press)
Gravel removal in the Vedder River will not be going ahead in 2020. The last time, pictured here, was in the summer of 2016. (Submitted photo)

Vedder River gets reprieve from gravel removal this summer

Applications withdrawn by river management committee and process concluded for 2020

Gravel removal in the Vedder River will not be going ahead in 2020. The last time, pictured here, was in the summer of 2016. (Submitted photo)
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A comment made by Tanglebank, which is co-owned by Abbotsford Coun. Brenda Falk, has generated controversy online. (Instagram photo)

Husband of Abbotsford Coun. Falk upset ‘All Lives Matter’ comment was deleted

Arnold Falk shared his ‘All Lives Matter’ opinion on a Downtown Abbotsford post

A comment made by Tanglebank, which is co-owned by Abbotsford Coun. Brenda Falk, has generated controversy online. (Instagram photo)
Special weather statement issued for Fraser Valley as the first summer heat wave of the season arrives July 27, 2020. (Photo by James Day on Unsplash)

First heat of the season to hit the Fraser Valley

Highest temperatures so far this summer expected this week according to special weather statement

Special weather statement issued for Fraser Valley as the first summer heat wave of the season arrives July 27, 2020. (Photo by James Day on Unsplash)
A video presented by Tabor Village in Abbotsford promotes raised garden beds for people who need to sit while gardening. (Screenshot)

Two videos for Seniors Week cover health and gardens

Presentations posted as part of Seniors Week in Abbotsford

  • Jun 8, 2020
A video presented by Tabor Village in Abbotsford promotes raised garden beds for people who need to sit while gardening. (Screenshot)
UFV students participating in the CityStudio Hubbub event are normally able to present their projects in person. This semester, the event has gone virtual. File photo

UFV students present City of Abbotsford projects on CityStudio Hubbub website

More than 100 students present response online to 4 civic challenges

  • Apr 23, 2020
UFV students participating in the CityStudio Hubbub event are normally able to present their projects in person. This semester, the event has gone virtual. File photo
City introduces #AbbyCares online resource to keep residents connected

City introduces #AbbyCares online resource to keep residents connected

Social media content includes kids’ activities, ideas to keep busy and more

  • Apr 13, 2020
City introduces #AbbyCares online resource to keep residents connected
120 more recreation staff laid off by City of Abbotsford

120 more recreation staff laid off by City of Abbotsford

Job cuts from closure of public facilities, city will re-hire after health emergency passes

120 more recreation staff laid off by City of Abbotsford
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‘Not pro-active at all’: City Hall criticized by employee for COVID-19 work policy

Staff receive little communication, denied work from home

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An application to expand a daycare in the Clayburn area received approval from council.

Traffic ‘gong show’ or perfect location? Different views on Abbotsford council as daycare approved

Some councillors worried about dangerous drop-offs, but others say many parents will walk

An application to expand a daycare in the Clayburn area received approval from council.
The City of Abbotsford contributed one-third of the cost to upgrade the Clearbrook and McCallum interchanges more than a decade ago. Mayor Henry Braun says municipalities shouldn’t be asked to fork over money for infrastructure they don’t own. File photo

Cities shouldn’t be on hook for highway interchanges they don’t own, Abbotsford mayor says

‘We’re supposed to pay for infrastructure that we don’t own,’ Abbotsford mayor says

The City of Abbotsford contributed one-third of the cost to upgrade the Clearbrook and McCallum interchanges more than a decade ago. Mayor Henry Braun says municipalities shouldn’t be asked to fork over money for infrastructure they don’t own. File photo
About $24 million worth of building permits were issued in Abbotsford in January of 2020.                                Pixabay photo

Retail renovations, townhomes and mansion: January’s biggest building projects

About $24 million worth of building permits were issued in Abbotsford in January of 2020.

About $24 million worth of building permits were issued in Abbotsford in January of 2020.                                Pixabay photo
The Gosling House, built in 1938, was renovated after being purchased in 1999. For most of its existence, it lacked today’s ‘historic’ touches, photos like this one from 1977 show. Photo (P4156) courtesy The Reach Gallery Archives; Google Street View image

How ‘historic’ is Ivana Tea House actually?

Heritage BC warns about demolition of downtown fixture, but owner says current facade isn’t history

The Gosling House, built in 1938, was renovated after being purchased in 1999. For most of its existence, it lacked today’s ‘historic’ touches, photos like this one from 1977 show. Photo (P4156) courtesy The Reach Gallery Archives; Google Street View image
The Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plan services Abbotsford and Mission. Google image

City of Abbotsford hit with $318,000 fine after workers exposed to chlorine at water plant

WorksafeBC says repeated violations and lack of proper plans and assessments led to large penalty

The Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plan services Abbotsford and Mission. Google image
New apartment & townhouse projects may trigger South Fraser Way extension

New apartment & townhouse projects may trigger South Fraser Way extension

Apartment and townhouse projects along Eleanor Avenue would lead to road connections

New apartment & townhouse projects may trigger South Fraser Way extension
New six-storey apartment proposed along Marshall Road

New six-storey apartment proposed along Marshall Road

Building would be second new apartment on dead-end Eleanor Avenue

New six-storey apartment proposed along Marshall Road