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Passengers aboard Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, 1914 - Library and Archives Canada image

Abbotsford council is asked to rename street in memory of Komagata Maru victims

Most of 376 the passengers aboard ship were denied entry into Canada in 1914

Passengers aboard Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, 1914 - Library and Archives Canada image
The South Poplar one-room schoolhouse in Abbotsford is among three local heritage buildings that will benefit from provincial funding announced this week. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford heritage buildings, including one-room schoolhouse, get $162K in funding

Upper Sumas train station and 145-year-old Turner House also included

The South Poplar one-room schoolhouse in Abbotsford is among three local heritage buildings that will benefit from provincial funding announced this week. (Abbotsford News file photo)
A new Fraser Valley food hub in Abbotsford will include shared kitchen space that can be accessed by small and medium-sized businesses. (Stock photo by Robyn Wright from Pixabay)

Almost $2M to support new Fraser Valley food hub in Abbotsford

Project being developed by District of Mission and Mission Community Skills Centre

A new Fraser Valley food hub in Abbotsford will include shared kitchen space that can be accessed by small and medium-sized businesses. (Stock photo by Robyn Wright from Pixabay)
A massive fire ripped through the Delair Court Apartments on Feb. 14, impacting the residents of all 57 units. The residents of another 45 units were also impacted in a second building in the complex.

More than $200K raised for victims of Abbotsford apartment fire

More than 25 GoFundMe campaigns support residents who lost everything

A massive fire ripped through the Delair Court Apartments on Feb. 14, impacting the residents of all 57 units. The residents of another 45 units were also impacted in a second building in the complex.
Abbotsford student Sourav Arora delivered 26 backpacks filled with clothing, personal hygiene products and other items to vulnerable youth on Friday, Feb. 19. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford student fills and delivers backpacks to vulnerable youth

Sourav Arora provides items to Cyrus Centre and to youth on the street

Abbotsford student Sourav Arora delivered 26 backpacks filled with clothing, personal hygiene products and other items to vulnerable youth on Friday, Feb. 19. (Submitted photo)
Royston Verney has been sentenced for the robbery of the Shell gas station on Harris Road and Riverside Street in Abbotsford in May 2019.

Man sentenced to time served for armed robbery of Abbotsford gas station

Incident took place in May 2019 at corner of Riverside Street and Harris Road

Royston Verney has been sentenced for the robbery of the Shell gas station on Harris Road and Riverside Street in Abbotsford in May 2019.
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Man uses stolen ladder to try to climb onto balcony in Abbotsford

Woman awakened by noise on her second-storey apartment balcony

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
A massive fire broke out early Sunday morning at the Delair Court Apartments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)

Relief efforts underway for victims of Abbotsford apartment fire

Dozens of people currently without homes after massive blaze early Sunday morning

A massive fire broke out early Sunday morning at the Delair Court Apartments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)
Brandon Janveaux of Chilliwack has been sentenced for the violent assault of an 85-year-old man in Abbotsford in November 2019.

Chilliwack man sentenced to time served for violent assault of senior, 85, in Abbotsford

Victim punched in face several times in November 2019, and dentures were broken

Brandon Janveaux of Chilliwack has been sentenced for the violent assault of an 85-year-old man in Abbotsford in November 2019.
Abbotsford MP Ed Fast has been named the Conservative finance critic. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford MP Ed Fast takes over as finance critic

Fast appointed to role during Conservative caucus shuffle

Abbotsford MP Ed Fast has been named the Conservative finance critic. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The red marker indicates the approximate location where shots were fired Monday night (Feb. 8) in downtown Abbotsford. (Google Satellite image)

Shots fired in Abbotsford, but no suspect or vehicle descriptions provided

Incident occurred Monday night in 33000 block of Pine Street

The red marker indicates the approximate location where shots were fired Monday night (Feb. 8) in downtown Abbotsford. (Google Satellite image)
The Ware Food Market in Abbotsford was the scene of an armed robbery on Sunday, Feb. 7. (Google Maps)

Armed robber uses pepper spray on convenience-store worker in Abbotsford

Police ask for help to find suspect in robbery on Ware Street on Feb. 7

The Ware Food Market in Abbotsford was the scene of an armed robbery on Sunday, Feb. 7. (Google Maps)
Police were on the scene at an Abbotsford Subway restaurant on Jan. 11, 2020 after an armed robbery. Two men were arrested, and they were later charged with several other robberies in the Lower Mainland. (Kevin MacDonald file photo)

Province wants to keep Abbotsford truck it says was used in armed robberies

Vehicle owner was dating one of two men now facing more than 35 charges for 16 incidents

Police were on the scene at an Abbotsford Subway restaurant on Jan. 11, 2020 after an armed robbery. Two men were arrested, and they were later charged with several other robberies in the Lower Mainland. (Kevin MacDonald file photo)
Police are asking for help to identify a suspect in a bank robbery on Jan. 30 in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford Police seek bank robber who had gun

Incident took place Jan. 30 at bank on Mt. Lehman Road

Police are asking for help to identify a suspect in a bank robbery on Jan. 30 in Abbotsford.
D-Hut Pizza in Abbotsford was robbed three times by the same man in 2019. Kolton Klassen has now been sentenced for all three robberies. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

Man sentenced to under 2 years for robbing Abbotsford pizza restaurant 3 times

Kolton Klassen hit D-Hut Pizza on Clearbrook Road in May and June 2019

D-Hut Pizza in Abbotsford was robbed three times by the same man in 2019. Kolton Klassen has now been sentenced for all three robberies. (Kevin MacDonald photo)
Gurpreet Singh of Abbotsford was last seen on Thursday, Dec. 10.

VIDEO: Police have not yet located man missing from Abbotsford since Dec. 10

Gurpreet Singh, 22, was last seen leaving his home in west Abbotsford

Gurpreet Singh of Abbotsford was last seen on Thursday, Dec. 10.
Ernie Poignant, with wife Rose, celebrates his 102nd birthday on Feb. 4. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford pioneer and historian Ernie Poignant turns 102

Cartoonist was born in a Matsqui farmhouse on Feb. 4, 1919

Ernie Poignant, with wife Rose, celebrates his 102nd birthday on Feb. 4. (Submitted photo)
A virtual Zoom event was held Thursday (Feb. 4) to celebrate the opening of the new Abbotsford Law Courts.

Abbotsford Law Courts celebrate official opening with virtual event

Local and provincial representatives say new courthouse will ease demands on justice system

A virtual Zoom event was held Thursday (Feb. 4) to celebrate the opening of the new Abbotsford Law Courts.
A property at 248 Bradner Rd. in Abbotsford is among three sites that are the subject of a civil forfeiture lawsuit related to an investigation by the Calgary Police Service into illegal cannabis grow operations. (Google Maps)

Two Abbotsford properties part of Calgary investigation into illegal cannabis operations

B.C.’s Civil Forfeiture Office launches lawsuit to seize properties on Bradner and Marion roads

A property at 248 Bradner Rd. in Abbotsford is among three sites that are the subject of a civil forfeiture lawsuit related to an investigation by the Calgary Police Service into illegal cannabis grow operations. (Google Maps)
The new Abbotsford Law Courts are now open. An official opening will be live-streamed on Thursday, Feb. 4. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Virtual opening slated for new Abbotsford Law Courts

Live-streamed event takes place on Thursday, Feb. 4

The new Abbotsford Law Courts are now open. An official opening will be live-streamed on Thursday, Feb. 4. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)