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The City of Abbotsford is moving ahead with the next stage of its neighbourhood plan for the McKee area on Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)

City of Abbotsford moves to next phase of McKee Neighbourhood Plan

Residents say a priority is to protect environmentally sensitive areas

The City of Abbotsford is moving ahead with the next stage of its neighbourhood plan for the McKee area on Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)
Fraser Highway at Ross Road is among the intersections that will be improved during construction slated to start in mid-February 2022. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Construction on Fraser Highway improvements in Abbotsford slated to start mid-February

First phase includes intersection improvements and centre left-turn lanes

Fraser Highway at Ross Road is among the intersections that will be improved during construction slated to start in mid-February 2022. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Abbotsford City Hall on Nov. 26, 2021 after catastrophic flooding hit the area on Nov. 15. Braun said he is continuing to have discussions with Trudeau, Premier John Horgan and other officials, including in Washington State. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)

Abbotsford mayor pleads for ‘extensive financial help’ for city following November flooding

Henry Braun reaches out to senior levels of government for help with infrastructure upgrades

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Abbotsford City Hall on Nov. 26, 2021 after catastrophic flooding hit the area on Nov. 15. Braun said he is continuing to have discussions with Trudeau, Premier John Horgan and other officials, including in Washington State. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board wants to place an LED bench in Abbotsford and six other communities in recognition of its 100th anniversary.

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board wants to place light-up bench in Abbotsford

Agency will pay for a bench and installation in each of seven communities

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board wants to place an LED bench in Abbotsford and six other communities in recognition of its 100th anniversary.
Potholes on DeLair Road by DeLair Park on Jan. 10, 2022. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Pothole reports in Abbotsford almost twice what they were from same time last year

Damage occurring through the community, says city spokesperson

Potholes on DeLair Road by DeLair Park on Jan. 10, 2022. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Of the $3,940 in taxes and charges levied on a typical $785,000 single-family house in 2022, about two-thirds are municipal property taxes, including for police.

Preliminary budget sets average property tax increase at 2.9% in Abbotsford

Hike equates to $75 more in property taxes for average single-family home

Of the $3,940 in taxes and charges levied on a typical $785,000 single-family house in 2022, about two-thirds are municipal property taxes, including for police.
The City of Abbotsford is asking for public feedback on its plans to improve the intersection of Maclure Road and Old Yale Road. (City of Abbotsford image)

City of Abbotsford seeks input on plans for Maclure and Old Yale Road intersection

Plans include more green space, multi-use pathway and improved bus stop

The City of Abbotsford is asking for public feedback on its plans to improve the intersection of Maclure Road and Old Yale Road. (City of Abbotsford image)
City council has ended its joint use agreement with the school district for the turf field at W. J. Mouat Secondary. (File photo: W. J. Mouat Hawks)

UPDATE: City ends agreement with Abbotsford school district over Mouat Secondary’s turf field

Staff report to council says field needs immediate replacement at a cost of $1 million

City council has ended its joint use agreement with the school district for the turf field at W. J. Mouat Secondary. (File photo: W. J. Mouat Hawks)
The city is seeking public feedback on its plans for the Marshall Road corridor from Sumas Way in the west to Timberlane Drive in the east. (Google Maps)

City of Abbotsford seeks input on plans for Marshall Road corridor

Public feedback wanted on stretch from Sumas Way to Timberlane Drive

The city is seeking public feedback on its plans for the Marshall Road corridor from Sumas Way in the west to Timberlane Drive in the east. (Google Maps)
The Barrowtown Pump Station is getting a backup generator to keep it running during power outages. Funding of $6.5 million is coming from the provincial government. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Barrowtown Pump Station in Abbotsford to get backup generator

Council awards $3.3M contract out of $6.5M grant from the province

The Barrowtown Pump Station is getting a backup generator to keep it running during power outages. Funding of $6.5 million is coming from the provincial government. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
In the wake of new public health orders announced Tuesday (Dec. 21), services have been reduced at Abbotsford Recreation Centre and Matsqui Recreation Centre. (File photo)

City of Abbotsford reduces services at rec centres, cancels gatherings at facilities

Swimming still permitted under new provincial health orders announced Tuesday

In the wake of new public health orders announced Tuesday (Dec. 21), services have been reduced at Abbotsford Recreation Centre and Matsqui Recreation Centre. (File photo)
Renderings show a suggested design for an expanded Abbotsford Police headquarters.

City plans to obtain $36M 20-year loan for Abbotsford Police building expansion

Remaining $40M to come from internal general capital reserves

Renderings show a suggested design for an expanded Abbotsford Police headquarters.
Residents of Pioneer Court in Abbotsford’s Clayburn Village prepare sandbags during the heavy rainfall on Sunday (Nov. 14). The village is prone to flooding. (Photo by Catrina Jackson)

City of Abbotsford activates emergency operations centre due to flooding, mudslides

Several homes and areas have been impacted throughout the city during heavy rainfall

Residents of Pioneer Court in Abbotsford’s Clayburn Village prepare sandbags during the heavy rainfall on Sunday (Nov. 14). The village is prone to flooding. (Photo by Catrina Jackson)
Renderings show a suggested design for an expanded Abbotsford Police headquarters.

Estimated cost of expansion to Abbotsford Police building jumps by $16M

Consultant says hike from $60M to $76M mainly related to the pandemic

Renderings show a suggested design for an expanded Abbotsford Police headquarters.
Abbotsford city hall (File photo)

City of Abbotsford to implement COVID-19 vaccination policy for staff

‘Test screening program’ to be in place for unvaccinated employees

Abbotsford city hall (File photo)
Restaurants, pubs and wineries with temporary outdoor patios can now operate them until at least June 1, 2022. Those permits were due to expire on Oct. 31. (Image by Rose McAvoy from Pixabay)

Temporary restaurant and pub patios in Abbotsford get an extension

Permits were due to expire Oct. 31, but are now good until June 1, 2022

Restaurants, pubs and wineries with temporary outdoor patios can now operate them until at least June 1, 2022. Those permits were due to expire on Oct. 31. (Image by Rose McAvoy from Pixabay)
The West Coast Women’s Show is among numerous events held annually at Tradex in Abbotsford. A local residents’ group is planning to submit a bid for the operation of the facility that would include continuing to hold trade and consumer shows. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Local group plans to submit bid to turn Abbotsford’s Tradex into athletics and health centre

Thrive Campus Ltd. also plans to hold consumer shows and community events

The West Coast Women’s Show is among numerous events held annually at Tradex in Abbotsford. A local residents’ group is planning to submit a bid for the operation of the facility that would include continuing to hold trade and consumer shows. (Abbotsford News file photo)
A house under construction on Oakridge Crescent in west Abbotsford has concerned some of the neighbours. 
(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Neighbours concerned about large home under construction in Abbotsford

Residents of Oakridge Crescent say home will drive up property taxes

A house under construction on Oakridge Crescent in west Abbotsford has concerned some of the neighbours. 
(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford City Hall

Abbotsford council plans for $2.12M in property-tax exemptions for 2022

Charities, sports clubs and churches can exempt land and/or improvements from property taxes

Abbotsford City Hall
The City of Abbotsford is considering an application for a new cannabis outlet in Clearbrook Town Centre at 32500 South Fraser Way. (Black Press Media File)

New cannabis store in Abbotsford proceeds to public hearing stage

New applicant for previously approved outlet in Clearbrook Town Centre

The City of Abbotsford is considering an application for a new cannabis outlet in Clearbrook Town Centre at 32500 South Fraser Way. (Black Press Media File)