Vikki Hopes

Menno Place staff placed butterflies on tree branches in remembrance of who lost their lives to COVID-19. A butterfly release was held Friday as one of 24 across the province. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Menno Place in Abbotsford holds butterfly release for COVID victims

Event was among those held at 24 care homes in B.C. on Friday

Menno Place staff placed butterflies on tree branches in remembrance of who lost their lives to COVID-19. A butterfly release was held Friday as one of 24 across the province. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A section of the boardwalk at Mill Lake Park was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning (July 31). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Portion of boardwalk destroyed by fire at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford

Incident took place early Saturday morning and is being treated as suspicious

A section of the boardwalk at Mill Lake Park was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning (July 31). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Karl Jensen (left) of the Kelson Group maintenance team and Delair Court building managers Victoria and Ken Hatton display the 537 pounds of food that residents collected in a recent food drive. (Submitted photo)

Victims of Abbotsford apartment fire collect 537 pounds of food

Delair Court residents participate in fifth annual Kelson Group food drive

Karl Jensen (left) of the Kelson Group maintenance team and Delair Court building managers Victoria and Ken Hatton display the 537 pounds of food that residents collected in a recent food drive. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford International Airport (Tim Sward photo)

Abbotsford Airport to cut airlines’ terminal fees in half for international flights

Goal is to attract new routes following impact of COVID-19

Abbotsford International Airport (Tim Sward photo)
A three-vehicle crash, including a pickup truck and a transport van, took place Tuesday (July 27) on Maclure Road between Trethewey Street and Gladwin Road. (Photo: Kevin MacDonald)

Police seek witnesses and dashcam footage related to 3-vehicle crash in Abbotsford

Collision took place July 27 on Maclure Road between Trethewey and Gladwin

A three-vehicle crash, including a pickup truck and a transport van, took place Tuesday (July 27) on Maclure Road between Trethewey Street and Gladwin Road. (Photo: Kevin MacDonald)
Former masseur Reinhard “Bud” Loewen of Abbotsford has now been charged with 24 counts of sexual assault. (Facebook photo)

Former Abbotsford masseur now faces 24 sexual assault charges

Reinhard ‘Bud’ Loewen formerly operated Bud’s Massage Therapy

Former masseur Reinhard “Bud” Loewen of Abbotsford has now been charged with 24 counts of sexual assault. (Facebook photo)
Jason Himpfen in 2019 (left) and 2017.

Abbotsford Police issue warning about man involved in gang conflict

Jason Himpfen poses ‘significant risk’ to community and those associated with him

Jason Himpfen in 2019 (left) and 2017.
The Fruitcana store at 2785 Bourquin Crescent West in Abbotsford was damaged by arson in December 2017. Both men charged in relation to the incident have now been sentenced. (Google Maps)

Man sentenced for role in 2017 arson at Fruiticana store in Abbotsford

Scott Campbell was one of two men charged in September 2018

The Fruitcana store at 2785 Bourquin Crescent West in Abbotsford was damaged by arson in December 2017. Both men charged in relation to the incident have now been sentenced. (Google Maps)
Country-music duo Brothers Osborne comes to Abbotsford Centre on Oct. 21.

Brothers Osborne announced for Abbotsford Centre

Country-music duo makes only Canadian stop Oct. 21 as part of tour

Country-music duo Brothers Osborne comes to Abbotsford Centre on Oct. 21.
A byelection to replace former Abbotsford city councillor Bruce Banman, now MLA for Abbotsford South, has been set for Sept. 25. (File photo)

Abbotsford byelection to replace MLA Bruce Banman set for Sept. 25

Cost has been budgeted at $300K; three candidates announced so far

A byelection to replace former Abbotsford city councillor Bruce Banman, now MLA for Abbotsford South, has been set for Sept. 25. (File photo)
Returning to Agrifair this year are the usual 4-H displays and barnyard animals. Last year's fair was held as a drive-thru, but it returns as an in-person event for 2021. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Agrifair to return as in-person event for 2021

Event free from July 30 to Aug. 1, with limited tickets available

Returning to Agrifair this year are the usual 4-H displays and barnyard animals. Last year's fair was held as a drive-thru, but it returns as an in-person event for 2021. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.

Former Abbotsford vice-principal charged with child porn had charter rights breached, judge rules

Judge says search warrant against Mike Haire was invalid, making evidence inadmissible

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.
Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

Abbotsford killer’s parole eligibility set at 16 years

Gabriel Klein sentenced for the 2016 fatal stabbing of Letisha Reimer

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

Sentencing slated for Abbotsford school killer

Judge scheduled to give decision Wednesday on Gabriel Klein’s parole eligibility

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a possible child-luring incident that occurred on July 4. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Police in Abbotsford investigate possible child-luring incident involving 2 men

One man was carrying two hockey sticks and said he was a professional athlete, police say

The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a possible child-luring incident that occurred on July 4. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A large police presence was on hand Monday afternoon (July 5) on Clinton Avenue, east of Clearbrook Road, after a body was found in a parking lot of Clearbrook Park. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Homicide investigation underway after body found in Abbotsford park

Body discovered early Monday morning in Clearbrook Park

A large police presence was on hand Monday afternoon (July 5) on Clinton Avenue, east of Clearbrook Road, after a body was found in a parking lot of Clearbrook Park. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed down on Sept. 11, 2020 following a police-involved shooting outside of the Cabela’s store. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Man pleads guilty to Abbotsford incident in which pepper-sprayed officer shot him

John Moon was one of two men involved in incident outside of Cabela’s last September

Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed down on Sept. 11, 2020 following a police-involved shooting outside of the Cabela’s store. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Emergency crews were on the scene of a hit-and-run on Highway 11 that resulted in the death of a pedestrian on Oct. 17, 2019. (Kevin MacDonald file photo)

Driver sentenced for 2019 hit-and-run in Abbotsford that killed pedestrian

Surjit Sidhu previously pleaded guilty to collision on Abbotsford-Mission Highway

Emergency crews were on the scene of a hit-and-run on Highway 11 that resulted in the death of a pedestrian on Oct. 17, 2019. (Kevin MacDonald file photo)
Two peregrine falcon chicks have now hatched at a quarry in Abbotsford. Operators of the quarry have had their wildlife permit suspended for the second time in a month. (Submitted photo)

Wildlife permit suspended 2nd time for Abbotsford quarry with peregrine falcons

Operator has failed to follow 50-metre protective buffer zone, says province

Two peregrine falcon chicks have now hatched at a quarry in Abbotsford. Operators of the quarry have had their wildlife permit suspended for the second time in a month. (Submitted photo)
Letisha Reimer, 13, was fatally stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary on Nov. 1, 2016. (Facebook photo)

Victim’s mom tells Abbotsford school killer: ‘I hope that you never have another moment of peace’

Sentencing hearing begins for man convicted of killing Letisha Reimer, 13, in 2016

Letisha Reimer, 13, was fatally stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary on Nov. 1, 2016. (Facebook photo)