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Search and Rescue teams from across the Lower Mainland helped rescue people from the flooding in Abbotsford last fall. During National Volunteer Week (April 24 to 30), the city is thanking all those who make a difference in the community. (Central Fraser Valley SAR)

City of Abbotsford salutes volunteers during national week

City thanks all those who contribute their time and talents to help others

Search and Rescue teams from across the Lower Mainland helped rescue people from the flooding in Abbotsford last fall. During National Volunteer Week (April 24 to 30), the city is thanking all those who make a difference in the community. (Central Fraser Valley SAR)
The City of Abbotsford monitors the levels of the Fraser River during the annual snowmelt season to assess the flooding risk along the Matsqui dikes.

Fraser River level slightly above normal at start of snowmelt, says City of Abbotsford

Matsqui Prairie residents could experience some pooling or seepage

The City of Abbotsford monitors the levels of the Fraser River during the annual snowmelt season to assess the flooding risk along the Matsqui dikes.
Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Fraser Valley MLAs debate value of proposed homebuyer ‘cooling off’ period

Draft legislation aimed at calming real estate bidding wars that arise from waiving conditions

Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A new supportive recovery facility for men has been approved for Mountview Street in central Abbotsford.

New supportive recovery house for men approved in Abbotsford

Facility located on Mountview Street near historic downtown core

A new supportive recovery facility for men has been approved for Mountview Street in central Abbotsford.
The diking system on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford is among future infrastructure upgrades that are estimated to cost up to $2.3 billion. Four options are now being considered by Abbotsford council. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Four options for future flood protection in Abbotsford range from $100M to $2.3B

Public now invited to provide feedback on plans to protect Sumas Prairie from future flooding

The diking system on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford is among future infrastructure upgrades that are estimated to cost up to $2.3 billion. Four options are now being considered by Abbotsford council. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

City of Abbotsford seeks artist in residence for summer pop-up events

Selected applicant will also exhibit final work at spring 2023 show

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay
Dr. Joanne MacLean has been appointed for a second term as president and vice chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley, a term that will run until June 2028.

Dr. Joanne MacLean reappointed as president and vice-chancellor of UFV

Board found strong support for MacLean when consulting with university’s various stakeholders

Dr. Joanne MacLean has been appointed for a second term as president and vice chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley, a term that will run until June 2028.
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)

City seeks input on 11 sidewalk-and-crosswalk projects in Abbotsford

Designs being completed as part of Multi-Year Active Transportation Plan

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)
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is among the local arts and cultural organizations that participated in shaping the city’s new culture strategy.

Abbotsford council adopts city’s first culture strategy, covering the next 20 years

Initiative provides a roadmap for growing community’s arts and culture services

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is among the local arts and cultural organizations that participated in shaping the city’s new culture strategy.
The city is applying for federal funds for two projects, including a multi-use pathway on Old Yale Road from McMillan Road to Eagle Mountain Drive. (Google Street View)

City of Abbotsford applies for federal funds for 2 walking and cycling projects

Projects located on Old Yale Road and from DeLair Park to historic downtown

The city is applying for federal funds for two projects, including a multi-use pathway on Old Yale Road from McMillan Road to Eagle Mountain Drive. (Google Street View)
A new supportive recovery facility for men is planned for Mountview Street in central Abbotsford.

New supportive recovery facility for men planned in Abbotsford

Project on Mountview Street gets initial approval from council

A new supportive recovery facility for men is planned for Mountview Street in central Abbotsford.
City council has approved a light-up bench for the inside of Abbotsford Community Library in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, which is covering the initial costs.

Light-up bench approved for inside of Abbotsford Community Library

Project being paid for by Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

City council has approved a light-up bench for the inside of Abbotsford Community Library in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, which is covering the initial costs.
Clearbrook Library will be getting a new roof at a cost of $378,000. (File photo)

New roofs at library and rec centre in Abbotsford will cost more than $875K

Clearbrook Library and Matsqui Rec Centre are getting roofs replaced

Clearbrook Library will be getting a new roof at a cost of $378,000. (File photo)
The diking system on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford is among future infrastructure upgrades that are estimated to cost $3 billion, according to the city. Several breaches to the system, which have since been repaired, occurred during the November floods. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford flood-recovery costs could hit $120M, but future upgrades estimated at $3B

City to consider various funding sources to improve dikes and other infrastructure

The diking system on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford is among future infrastructure upgrades that are estimated to cost $3 billion, according to the city. Several breaches to the system, which have since been repaired, occurred during the November floods. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
A production was filmed outside of Matsqui Centennial Auditorium last October. This was one of 71 productions in Abbotsford in 2021. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford was used to film 71 productions at 242 locations in 2021

Old courthouse and historic downtown among popular sites

A production was filmed outside of Matsqui Centennial Auditorium last October. This was one of 71 productions in Abbotsford in 2021. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A survey about food trucks at local parks was recently conducted by the City of Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

94% of survey respondents want food trucks to continue in Abbotsford

Pilot program was held last summer every weekend at Mill Lake Park

A survey about food trucks at local parks was recently conducted by the City of Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Condo and apartment developments are among the multi-family developments that are the focus of residential construction in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Residential housing in Abbotsford focuses on multi-family development

The Rail District in historic downtown core is among projects underway

Condo and apartment developments are among the multi-family developments that are the focus of residential construction in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Plans are underway for the stretch of Old Yale Road from McMillan Road (in photo) to Eagle Mountain Drive. (Google Street View)

City seeks input on cycling and pedestrian plans for Old Yale Road in Abbotsford

Stretch from McMillan Road to Eagle Mountain Drive at concept-design stage

Plans are underway for the stretch of Old Yale Road from McMillan Road (in photo) to Eagle Mountain Drive. (Google Street View)
The annual Pet Lover Show is among the events that could continue at Tradex in Abbotsford following the naming of a new management team for the facility. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun says Tradex decision a ‘win-win’

Braun says new management expected to continue consumer events and trade shows

The annual Pet Lover Show is among the events that could continue at Tradex in Abbotsford following the naming of a new management team for the facility. (Abbotsford News file photo)
A new management organization has been hired to run Tradex in Abbotsford. The facility has been operated by Tourism Abbotsford since 2003. (Abbotsford News file photo)

City of Abbotsford hires new management team to run Tradex

Tourism Abbotsford is being replaced by Harbour Event and Convention Centre

A new management organization has been hired to run Tradex in Abbotsford. The facility has been operated by Tourism Abbotsford since 2003. (Abbotsford News file photo)