Vikki Hopes

Bradley Bender

One of B.C.’s most-wanted car thieves sentenced for crimes in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Surrey

Bradley Bender receives time served on 3 charges, while another 12 charges are stayed

Bradley Bender
33687 Marshall Road, Abbotsford

2022 Christmas light displays in Abbotsford and Mission

Local homes in both communities are all lit up for the holidays

33687 Marshall Road, Abbotsford
Environment Canada is warning that roads and sidewalks could be icy overnight Wednesday (Nov. 30) and into Thursday in the eastern Fraser Valley. (Stock photo by Sergey Gorbachev from Pixabay)

WEATHER ALERT: Icy roads could impact eastern Fraser Valley

Environment Canada warns of falling temperatures overnight Wednesday

Environment Canada is warning that roads and sidewalks could be icy overnight Wednesday (Nov. 30) and into Thursday in the eastern Fraser Valley. (Stock photo by Sergey Gorbachev from Pixabay)
The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Women’s prison in Abbotsford declares COVID-19 outbreak

11 inmates have so far tested positive at Fraser Valley Institution

The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Jodine Millar of Coquitlam was last seen on Saturday night (Nov. 26). Her vehicle was involved in a single-car crash on Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Monday night, but was unoccupied when police arrived.

Vehicle of missing Coquitlam woman found unoccupied after freeway crash in Abbotsford

Police fear for safety of Jodine Millar after second car seen leaving collision

Jodine Millar of Coquitlam was last seen on Saturday night (Nov. 26). Her vehicle was involved in a single-car crash on Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Monday night, but was unoccupied when police arrived.
Video shot by a citizen outside of Abbotsford Centre on Saturday night (Nov. 26) captured a man under arrest being hit twice in the face by an officer. (Screengrab from video by Marty Gaites)

VIDEO: Abbotsford cop filmed punching man twice during arrest after The Offspring concert

Abbotsford Police Department says professional standards branch is reviewing incident

Video shot by a citizen outside of Abbotsford Centre on Saturday night (Nov. 26) captured a man under arrest being hit twice in the face by an officer. (Screengrab from video by Marty Gaites)
The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too event has now been rescheduled to April 29 and 30 in Abbotsford after being cancelled in October. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Girls Fly Too event in Abbotsford rescheduled after October cancellation

Event with free flights for female first-time fliers now set for April 29 and 30

The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too event has now been rescheduled to April 29 and 30 in Abbotsford after being cancelled in October. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Three handguns, drugs including fentanyl and heroin, and $90,000 cash were seized Nov. 10 from two homes in Abbotsford and Surrey. (Abbotsford Police photo)

Guns, drugs and $90K seized from homes in Abbotsford and Surrey

Three men arrested have links to gang conflict, say police

Three handguns, drugs including fentanyl and heroin, and $90,000 cash were seized Nov. 10 from two homes in Abbotsford and Surrey. (Abbotsford Police photo)
Kendal Campeau died in Pacific Institution in Abbotsford on Nov. 14, 2021.

More answers sought into death of Indigenous man in Abbotsford prison

Two organizations say Kendal Campeau was victim of ‘systemic issues’

Kendal Campeau died in Pacific Institution in Abbotsford on Nov. 14, 2021.
Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford was among the areas hardest hit by the 2021 floods. The second of two men who were charged after trying to steal farm equipment in the area has now been sentenced. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

No jail time for man who tried to steal farm equipment after Abbotsford flooding

Patrick Schryver one of two men arrested on Sumas Prairie on Dec. 15, 2021

Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford was among the areas hardest hit by the 2021 floods. The second of two men who were charged after trying to steal farm equipment in the area has now been sentenced. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr speaks at one of the many press conferences that was held during the November 2021 floods. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Abbotsford Police chief recalls how people banded together during the flood

‘People would sacrifice their safety and well-being’ to help others, says Mike Serr

Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr speaks at one of the many press conferences that was held during the November 2021 floods. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
Henry Braun (front passenger side) tours Sumas Prairie with Police Chief Mike Serr (driving) and Abbotsford MP Ed Fast. (Jenna Hauck/Black Press Media)

Former Abbotsford mayor aimed to tell people ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ during 2021 flood

As the public face for the disaster, Henry Braun says his goal was ‘no smoke and mirrors’

Henry Braun (front passenger side) tours Sumas Prairie with Police Chief Mike Serr (driving) and Abbotsford MP Ed Fast. (Jenna Hauck/Black Press Media)
Sumas Prairie on Nov. 17, 2021. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)

Abbotsford flood one year later: Timeline of a disaster

Three weeks of fear and uncertainty gripped the community

Sumas Prairie on Nov. 17, 2021. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)
The Raincoast Conservation Foundation led a study of contaminants in the water of the Sumas Lake area following the November 2021 floods. The findings were released Thursday, Nov. 17. (Alex Harris/Raincoast Conservation Foundation)

Painkillers, pesticides and cocaine among contaminants found in Fraser Valley floodwaters

Study of water samples raises ‘fundamental questions’ about health of people and fish

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation led a study of contaminants in the water of the Sumas Lake area following the November 2021 floods. The findings were released Thursday, Nov. 17. (Alex Harris/Raincoast Conservation Foundation)
Clayton Bussiere of Abbotsford was last seen in Abbotsford on Oct. 17, 1982. Investigators are now appealing for information on the case.

Abbotsford Police ask for help in solving 40-year-old missing-person case

Cab driver Clayton Bussiere of Abbotsford was last seen on evening of Oct. 17, 1982 in Mission

Clayton Bussiere of Abbotsford was last seen in Abbotsford on Oct. 17, 1982. Investigators are now appealing for information on the case.
Laurie Brooks shares her story of using psilocybin (magic mushrooms) during her cancer journey in the documentary Dosed 2: The Trip of a Lifetime. (Screenshot from film)

Abbotsford woman featured in film about psilocybin use in cancer treatment

Laurie Brooks shares her story in Dosed 2: The Trip of a Lifetime

Laurie Brooks shares her story of using psilocybin (magic mushrooms) during her cancer journey in the documentary Dosed 2: The Trip of a Lifetime. (Screenshot from film)
Dignitaries, including B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth, were in Abbotsford on Thursday (Nov. 10) to visit Sumas Dike, where permanent repairs are almost complete following the November 2021 floods. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Repairs almost complete to Sumas Dike in Abbotsford with $1.6M in provincial funding

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visits Thursday to make announcement

Dignitaries, including B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth, were in Abbotsford on Thursday (Nov. 10) to visit Sumas Dike, where permanent repairs are almost complete following the November 2021 floods. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses after an alleged thief was injured during an altercation with officers in Abbotsford. (File Photo)

Alleged thief injured during altercation with police in Abbotsford, says IIO

Independent Investigations Office says incident resulted in serious injuries

The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses after an alleged thief was injured during an altercation with officers in Abbotsford. (File Photo)
Pacific Institution in Abbotsford

Man dies while serving time in Abbotsford prison for double murder

Darcy Sidoruk, sentenced in 1982, was an inmate at Pacific Institution

Pacific Institution in Abbotsford
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun, shown here during his 2018 election-night win, chose not to seek re-election in October. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Flooding and a pandemic: Henry Braun reflects on his 8 years as Abbotsford mayor

‘You have to be there for the good and the bad,’ says outgoing mayor

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun, shown here during his 2018 election-night win, chose not to seek re-election in October. (Abbotsford News file photo)