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The old Abbotsford courthouse is the temporary site of city hall services following a fire on July 5. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford city hall services move to temporary location following fire

In-person services offered for now at old courthouse

The old Abbotsford courthouse is the temporary site of city hall services following a fire on July 5. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Pickleball and tennis players in Abbotsford will be getting new courts in the fall, after 12 are demolished and rebuilt this summer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Court improvements coming for pickleball and tennis players in Abbotsford

Twelve courts to be demolished this summer to make way for new ones at Jubilee Park and MSA Arena

Pickleball and tennis players in Abbotsford will be getting new courts in the fall, after 12 are demolished and rebuilt this summer. (Black Press Media file photo)
Abbotsford City Hall is temporarily closed today (July 4) to the public due to a fire. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford City Hall temporarily closed to public after fire

Investigation into cause is ongoing, no injuries from blaze

Abbotsford City Hall is temporarily closed today (July 4) to the public due to a fire. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford council has adopted a policy that does not allow for special lighting requests for the new fountain in Mill Lake. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Lighting requests will not be accepted for fountain in Mill Lake in Abbotsford

Council adopts policy that says lights will be changed on random basis

Abbotsford council has adopted a policy that does not allow for special lighting requests for the new fountain in Mill Lake. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The CPR crossing on George Ferguson Way (just west of Gladys Avenue) is among three federal crossings for which the City of Abbotsford is applying for grant money to do upgrades. (Google Street View)

City to apply for $1.8M grant to upgrade 3 railway crossings in Abbotsford

Application to include George Ferguson Way, Glenmore Avenue and Townshipline Road

The CPR crossing on George Ferguson Way (just west of Gladys Avenue) is among three federal crossings for which the City of Abbotsford is applying for grant money to do upgrades. (Google Street View)
Tom Norton has announced his intention to seek a seat on Abbotsford city council in the municipal election on Oct. 15.

Tom Norton plans to seek seat on Abbotsford council

Former RCMP member to run in municipal election on Oct. 15

Tom Norton has announced his intention to seek a seat on Abbotsford city council in the municipal election on Oct. 15.
The average wait time in Abbotsford for approval of a development permit for a single-family home has gone from 6.4 weeks to 16 weeks from 2017 to 2022. (Abbotsford News file photo)

City of Abbotsford looks at ways to reduce wait times for building permits

Average wait time for approval has almost tripled in last five years

The average wait time in Abbotsford for approval of a development permit for a single-family home has gone from 6.4 weeks to 16 weeks from 2017 to 2022. (Abbotsford News file photo)
An official opening for the new fountain in Mill Lake in Abbosford was held Thursday night (June 23). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

New fountain in Mill Lake in Abbotsford is now operational

Official opening of fountain and new dock was held Thursday night

An official opening for the new fountain in Mill Lake in Abbosford was held Thursday night (June 23). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The City of Abbotsford has won an award for its public relations response during the November floods. Mayor Henry Braun held daily press conferences at the time. (City of Abbotsford photo)

City of Abbotsford wins national PR award for emergency flood response

Silver award for Best Use of Media Relations presented by Canadian PR Society

The City of Abbotsford has won an award for its public relations response during the November floods. Mayor Henry Braun held daily press conferences at the time. (City of Abbotsford photo)
A new dock at Mill Lake has replaced the old aging wooden one. A celebration of the dock and the official opening of a new fountain in the lake take place Thursday, June 23. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Official opening slated for new fountain in Mill Lake in Abbotsford

Council approved up to $200K for project from donated funds in April 2021

A new dock at Mill Lake has replaced the old aging wooden one. A celebration of the dock and the official opening of a new fountain in the lake take place Thursday, June 23. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s Centennial Pool celebrates its grand opening on Saturday (June 18) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Henry Braun. (Facebook photo)

Centennial Pool in Abbotsford reopens after $1.1M in upgrades

Facility celebrates ribbon-cutting on June 18 after two-year closure

Abbotsford’s Centennial Pool celebrates its grand opening on Saturday (June 18) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Henry Braun. (Facebook photo)
The City of Abbotsford has presented Sharon Mitchell with the 2022 Order of Abbotsford.

Sharon Mitchell named recipient of 2022 Order of Abbotsford

Former teacher and active volunteer recognized for community contributions

The City of Abbotsford has presented Sharon Mitchell with the 2022 Order of Abbotsford.
A six-storey, 90-unit apartment building is planned for Trinity Street in historic downtown Abbotsford.

Two new apartment buildings in downtown Abbotsford get initial approval

Six-storey buildings planned for Montrose Avenue and Trinity Street

A six-storey, 90-unit apartment building is planned for Trinity Street in historic downtown Abbotsford.
University of the Fraser Valley has been given initial approval for a three-year extension of a temporary-use permit to run classrooms and offices out of the former Finnegan’s Pub on King Road. (Abbotsford News file photo)

UFV seeks temporary permit to continue classes in former Abbotsford pub

3-year temporary-use permit gets initial approval; rezoning application will likely follow

University of the Fraser Valley has been given initial approval for a three-year extension of a temporary-use permit to run classrooms and offices out of the former Finnegan’s Pub on King Road. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Bharathi Sandhu has announced her intention to seek a seat on Abbotsford city council in the municipal election on Oct. 15.

Bharathi Sandhu to seek Abbotsford city council seat

Community advocate announces plans to run in October municipal election

Bharathi Sandhu has announced her intention to seek a seat on Abbotsford city council in the municipal election on Oct. 15.
The City of Abbotsford is holding three open houses on its draft neighbourhood plan for the McKee area on Sumas Mountain. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)

Open houses address McKee neighbourhood draft plan in Abbotsford

Sessions on May 17 to 19 enable public to provide feedback

The City of Abbotsford is holding three open houses on its draft neighbourhood plan for the McKee area on Sumas Mountain. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)
Abbotsford Coun. Les Barkman has announced that he is planning to seek re-election in the municipal election this fall.

Les Barkman plans to seek fifth term this fall on Abbotsford council

First person to toss hat into the ring for municipal election in October

Abbotsford Coun. Les Barkman has announced that he is planning to seek re-election in the municipal election this fall.
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun speaks at the annual Mayor’s Breakfast on Friday morning (May 13) at Tradex. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford mayor says city is ‘truly resilient’ following flooding and other challenges

Henry Braun addresses flood, homelessness and other topics at annual Mayor’s Breakfast

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun speaks at the annual Mayor’s Breakfast on Friday morning (May 13) at Tradex. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Investigators were on the scene Monday night (May 9) at a house on Arcadian Way in Abbotsford where the bodies of Arnie and Joanne De Jong were discovered earlier in the day. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford couple’s killings are ‘shocking and unsettling,’ says mayor

Henry Braun says he knew Arnie and Joanne De Jong for more than 40 years

Investigators were on the scene Monday night (May 9) at a house on Arcadian Way in Abbotsford where the bodies of Arnie and Joanne De Jong were discovered earlier in the day. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The annual Mayor’s Breakfast was last held in person in 2019 at Tradex. The event returns to Tradex on Friday morning (May 13). (Abbotsford News file photo)

Henry Braun to speak at Mayor’s Breakfast in Abbotsford

Event at Tradex to be live-streamed Friday starting at 7:45 a.m.

The annual Mayor’s Breakfast was last held in person in 2019 at Tradex. The event returns to Tradex on Friday morning (May 13). (Abbotsford News file photo)
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