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Travis Bragg has been sentenced for ramming a police car in Abbotsford in January 2020. He was arrested in a dramatic takedown in Chilliwack in March 2020.

Man sentenced for ramming police car in Abbotsford in 2020

Travis Bragg still has charges before the courts for dramatic takedown in Chilliwack

Travis Bragg has been sentenced for ramming a police car in Abbotsford in January 2020. He was arrested in a dramatic takedown in Chilliwack in March 2020.
Tanner Henderson, 20, of Abbotsford died after being shot on Canada Day 2018.

Man sentenced for 2018 Canada Day fatal shooting in Abbotsford

Tanner Henderson, 20, was accidentally shot at home on Birch Street

Tanner Henderson, 20, of Abbotsford died after being shot on Canada Day 2018.
Natalie West is ecstatic that her cat Mittens has back all five of her kittens, which were stolen from their home early Tuesday morning (March 30). The family has also temporarily adopted an additional five. (Photo: Jacques West)

Five newborn cats stolen from Abbotsford have been returned

Cat Mittens also becomes a mom to another 5 abandoned kittens

Natalie West is ecstatic that her cat Mittens has back all five of her kittens, which were stolen from their home early Tuesday morning (March 30). The family has also temporarily adopted an additional five. (Photo: Jacques West)
Zoltan Losier (left) of Abbotsford and Kyle Kollman of Mission have been charged after a loaded handgun was allegedly found in the vehicle they were in on March 27 in Abbotsford.

Two men charged after loaded handgun found in vehicle in Abbotsford

Pair from Abbotsford and Mission both have several prior charges

Zoltan Losier (left) of Abbotsford and Kyle Kollman of Mission have been charged after a loaded handgun was allegedly found in the vehicle they were in on March 27 in Abbotsford.
These five 10-day-old kittens were stolen from an Abbotsford home early Tuesday morning (March 30).

Thief steals five 10-day-old kittens from Abbotsford home

Police believe culprit will try to sell them online or in public

These five 10-day-old kittens were stolen from an Abbotsford home early Tuesday morning (March 30).
Habitat for Humanity has opened a new ReStore in Abbotsford in the former location of Get Air trampoline park at 34150 South Fraser Way. The official opening is slated for June. (john Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Habitat for Humanity opens new ReStore in Abbotsford

Former location was closed amid controversy in May 2018

Habitat for Humanity has opened a new ReStore in Abbotsford in the former location of Get Air trampoline park at 34150 South Fraser Way. The official opening is slated for June. (john Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The City of Abbotsford is asking for proposals for the operation of Tradex, which is currently run by Tourism Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Tourism Abbotsford ‘shocked and disappointed’ about Tradex announcement

City indicated last week that it is seeking proposals for operation of facility

The City of Abbotsford is asking for proposals for the operation of Tradex, which is currently run by Tourism Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) holds a free webinar on March 30 called Tips for Protecting Your Children from Sexual Abuse. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)

Fraser Valley webinar covers tips for protecting kids from sexual abuse

Session on Tuesday, March 30 is hosted by non-profit Circles of Support and Accountability

Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) holds a free webinar on March 30 called Tips for Protecting Your Children from Sexual Abuse. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)
Bakerview EcoDairy is one of four Abbotsford businesses that have received a total of $1.6 million in agritech grants announced March 26 by the provincial government. (Facebook photo)

Four Abbotsford companies receive $1.6 million in agritech grants

Projects include regenerative organic farm and nutrient recovery

Bakerview EcoDairy is one of four Abbotsford businesses that have received a total of $1.6 million in agritech grants announced March 26 by the provincial government. (Facebook photo)
A GoFundMe campaign has been started for the family of Greta Loewen, 11, who has had serious complications from spinal surgery. Greta required the surgery to stabilize her spine, which was damaged from cancer treatment.

GoFundMe campaign to help Abbotsford girl, 11, paralyzed after spinal surgery

Greta Loewen survived bone cancer, but treatment took a toll on her spine

A GoFundMe campaign has been started for the family of Greta Loewen, 11, who has had serious complications from spinal surgery. Greta required the surgery to stabilize her spine, which was damaged from cancer treatment.
The local Salvation Army is holding a photo contest for its 2022 fundraising calendar. (Stock photo)

Salvation Army holds photo contest of Abbotsford and Mission locations

Total of 25 winning selections will be used in 2022 fundraising calendar

The local Salvation Army is holding a photo contest for its 2022 fundraising calendar. (Stock photo)
Two conservation projects in the Abbotsford area have received provincial funding, including for a fish habitat survey through the Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance.

Provincial funding supports two Abbotsford-area conservation projects

Nature stewards and fish habitat survey among 60 projects funded across B.C.

Two conservation projects in the Abbotsford area have received provincial funding, including for a fish habitat survey through the Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance.
The new Fraser Valley Artisans Food Hub in Abbotsford will include a shared kitchen. Another $50,000 in provincial funding has been announced for the project. (Stock photo by Johnathan Macedo on Unsplash)

Another $50K announced for new Fraser Valley Artisans Food Hub

Project in Abbotsford to include business training and shared kitchen for product development

The new Fraser Valley Artisans Food Hub in Abbotsford will include a shared kitchen. Another $50,000 in provincial funding has been announced for the project. (Stock photo by Johnathan Macedo on Unsplash)
Jarrod Bacon is show here in a 2009 court appearance in Surrey. (Black Press file photo)

Former gangster Jarrod Bacon released from prison, with more stringent conditions

Red Scorpion member, formerly of Abbotsford, had his release suspended in December

Jarrod Bacon is show here in a 2009 court appearance in Surrey. (Black Press file photo)
File photo by Dale Klippenstein

Homicide investigation underway in Abbotsford following hang-up 911 call

Man dies after call placed on March 3 from 32300 block of Slocan Drive

File photo by Dale Klippenstein
Reinhard “Bud” Loewen has now been charged with the alleged sexual assaults of three women during massage treatments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford masseur now charged with alleged sexual assaults of 3 women

Bud Loewen of Bud’s Massage Therapy was first arrested in December

Reinhard “Bud” Loewen has now been charged with the alleged sexual assaults of three women during massage treatments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)
Cindy Rowell, a director on the Agrifair board, participates in the Safari Drive-Thru held in 2020. A drive-thru is again being planned for the 2021 fair. (Photo: Betty Johnston)

Abbotsford Agrifair announces drive-thru for 2021 – and this time it’s free

Event builds on success of last year’s Drive-Thru Safari for its 110th year

Cindy Rowell, a director on the Agrifair board, participates in the Safari Drive-Thru held in 2020. A drive-thru is again being planned for the 2021 fair. (Photo: Betty Johnston)
Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last done in the summer of 2016. If provincial funding is approved, a joint study between the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack will look at flood risk and mitigation planning, including sediment removal.

City of Abbotsford applies for grant for Vedder River flood-risk study

Assessment would be joint project with the City of Chilliwack

Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last done in the summer of 2016. If provincial funding is approved, a joint study between the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack will look at flood risk and mitigation planning, including sediment removal.
Mitchell Mousseau has been sentenced for a robbery on Aug. 9, 2019 at the HSBC bank at the corner of South Fraser Way and Trethewey Street in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)

Man sentenced to time served for robberies in Abbotsford and Surrey

Mitchell Mousseau was charged in 2019 and 2020; has several prior convictions

Mitchell Mousseau has been sentenced for a robbery on Aug. 9, 2019 at the HSBC bank at the corner of South Fraser Way and Trethewey Street in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)
Bob (left) and Rob Brandsma get ready to hand off items to winning bidders last Friday (March 12) at Abby Stockyard following this year’s virtual Make a Difference Sale, which ran March 8 to 11. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford raises highest total ever

Event goes virtual in 2021 for first time, raising $320K for foodgrains bank

Bob (left) and Rob Brandsma get ready to hand off items to winning bidders last Friday (March 12) at Abby Stockyard following this year’s virtual Make a Difference Sale, which ran March 8 to 11. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)