Abbotsford News Staff

Google Maps screenshot taken at 6:07 a.m.

TRAFFIC: Westbound dump-truck crash on Highway 1

Crash occurred around 6:45 a.m., west of 232nd Street in Langley

Google Maps screenshot taken at 6:07 a.m.
The annual West Coast Christmas Show is normally held at Tradex in Abbotsford, but this year’s event is taking place as an online shop. (Abbotsford News file photo)

West Coast Christmas Show goes virtual for 2020

Annual event, normally held at Tradex in Abbotsford, holds online shop

The annual West Coast Christmas Show is normally held at Tradex in Abbotsford, but this year’s event is taking place as an online shop. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)

COVID-19 case reported on Abbotsford-bound flight last week

Affected flight landed in Abbotsford on Nov. 16

Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)
Last year’s Realtors Care Blanket Drive collected 192 bags of warm clothing and blankets for the Abbotsford-Mission area. The 2020 version is collecting only cash donations. (File photo)

Annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive adapts to pandemic

Campaign across the Fraser Valley asks only for cash donations in 2020

Last year’s Realtors Care Blanket Drive collected 192 bags of warm clothing and blankets for the Abbotsford-Mission area. The 2020 version is collecting only cash donations. (File photo)
Matsqui Community Hall in Matsqui Village. (Google Street View)

Drive-by light display at Matsqui Community Hall in Abbotsford

Santa and his elves will be on hand every Friday and Saturday night starting Nov. 28

Matsqui Community Hall in Matsqui Village. (Google Street View)
Chilliwack musician Mauvey won the Dakota Leslie Fan Vote – and $2,500 – at this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards. The virtual event was held Thursday night (Nov. 19).

Winners of Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Annual awards honour artists in pop, hip hop, jazz and more

Chilliwack musician Mauvey won the Dakota Leslie Fan Vote – and $2,500 – at this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards. The virtual event was held Thursday night (Nov. 19).
Matches with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley have been bonding over an online role-playing game and recently got together in person for a group photo. (Submitted photo)

‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ bond over online role-playing game

Pairs from Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack find creative outlet during pandemic

Matches with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley have been bonding over an online role-playing game and recently got together in person for a group photo. (Submitted photo)
The Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign in Abbotsford-Mission starts Monday, Nov. 23. (Black Press file photo)

Salvation Army kettle campaign aims to raise $150K in Abbotsford-Mission

Annual fundraiser begins Nov. 23 with changes due to the pandemic

The Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign in Abbotsford-Mission starts Monday, Nov. 23. (Black Press file photo)
Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)

COVID-19 exposure notice posted for Nov. 5 flight from Abbotsford to Hamilton

BC CDC says there was an exposure event on a Swoop flight on Nov. 5

Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)
Dan Ferguson photo.

COVID-19 exposures recorded in 3 more Abbotsford schools

Clearbrook Elementary, Howe Middle, Mennonite Educational Institute record new cases

Dan Ferguson photo.
Jason Bryant is wanted for robberies in Abbotsford and Mission in January of this year.

Man wanted for robberies in Abbotsford and Mission

Jason Bryant wanted for 3 incidents in January 2020

Jason Bryant is wanted for robberies in Abbotsford and Mission in January of this year.
Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)

Drugs seized at Matsqui Institution on same day inmate assaulted

Abbotsford prison is now on lockdown until further notice

Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Abbotsford Police Department is warning that the opioid crisis is worsening.

Abbotsford Police warn that drug potency and opioid crisis are worsening

Drug toxicity is four times more potent than usual, says department

The Abbotsford Police Department is warning that the opioid crisis is worsening.
TEDx Abbotsford, normally held in person, will be held online on Nov. 18 and 19. (Joe Carlson photo)

TEDx Abbotsford conference goes virtual for 2020

Fourth annual event features speakers from science, business and more

TEDx Abbotsford, normally held in person, will be held online on Nov. 18 and 19. (Joe Carlson photo)
Chilliwack group The Eddy J Band performed during the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards in November 2019 in Chilliwack. (Claudia Wyler Photography)

50 nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

Winners to be named during virtual awards ceremony on Nov. 19

Chilliwack group The Eddy J Band performed during the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards in November 2019 in Chilliwack. (Claudia Wyler Photography)
Cozy Covers

Fraser Valley charity hopes to raise $40K for 16 organizations

Cozy Covers supporting groups in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley

Cozy Covers
“The Excelsior 4” appeared in Abbotsford provincial court on Monday morning (Nov. 2) to plead not guilty to a combined total of 21 charges. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford hog-farm protestors plead not guilty to 21 charges

‘Excelsior 4’ make second appearance Monday in provincial court

“The Excelsior 4” appeared in Abbotsford provincial court on Monday morning (Nov. 2) to plead not guilty to a combined total of 21 charges. (Submitted photo)
The West Coast Women’s Show is normally held every October at Tradex in Abbotsford. This year’s event will be an Online Pop-Up from Nov. 13 to 15. (Abbotsford News file photo)

West Coast Women’s Show in Abbotsford goes virtual for 2020

Online Pop-Up shopping from Nov. 13 to 15 replaces annual event at Tradex

The West Coast Women’s Show is normally held every October at Tradex in Abbotsford. This year’s event will be an Online Pop-Up from Nov. 13 to 15. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Rafael Brisebois of Mission performs in Abbotsford on Thursday, Nov. 5 with Calvin Dyck. (File photo by Bob Friesen)

Mission and Abbotsford musical pair perform ‘Morning Melodies’

Rafael Brisebois and Calvin Dyck featured on Nov. 5 at Bakerview Church

Rafael Brisebois of Mission performs in Abbotsford on Thursday, Nov. 5 with Calvin Dyck. (File photo by Bob Friesen)
The Quality Hotel on North Parallel Road in Abbotsford has been rebranded as the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. (Submitted photo)

Quality Hotel in Abbotsford rebranded as Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre

Wanson Group announces that location has undergone a full renovation

The Quality Hotel on North Parallel Road in Abbotsford has been rebranded as the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. (Submitted photo)