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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)
A series of Valentine’s Day cards available through the Abbotsford Police Department are designed to increase awareness about intimate-partner violence and the resources available.

Abbotsford Police release Valentine’s cards addressing domestic violence

Campaign designed to increase awareness about available support and resources

A series of Valentine’s Day cards available through the Abbotsford Police Department are designed to increase awareness about intimate-partner violence and the resources available.
Abbotsford News file photo

Abbotsford crossing guard asks to be exempt from union because of religious beliefs

B.C. Labour Relations Board dismisses application, saying church’s viewpoint wasn’t clear

Abbotsford News file photo
Joel Primus, who grew up in Abbotsford and now lives in Agassiz, has released a new book about his experiences launching the Naked underwear company. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley man who started Naked underwear company launches book

Getting Naked by Joel Primus is about joys and challenges of entrepreneurship

Joel Primus, who grew up in Abbotsford and now lives in Agassiz, has released a new book about his experiences launching the Naked underwear company. (Submitted photo)
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Masked men invade Abbotsford home, tie up woman and pepper-spray 3 others

Incident occurred early Wednesday morning on Adelaide Street

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
Nakota Hinksman had been reported missing in Abbotsford, but has since been located.

UPDATE: Missing teen with autism has been located in Abbotsford

Nakota Hinksman, 18, had been missing since 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday

Nakota Hinksman had been reported missing in Abbotsford, but has since been located.
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)

Man sentenced to 20 months for sexual interference in Mission

Will Laws Clark was 22 and victim was 13 at time offences began

Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)
Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Menno Home in Abbotsford

Long-term care home had 67 cases and 13 deaths since mid-November

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is permanently closing, with plans to eventually set up in Armstrong, B.C. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Tulip Festival is closing, with plans to rebloom in Armstrong

Event organizer says pandemic and sale of land were factors in decision

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is permanently closing, with plans to eventually set up in Armstrong, B.C. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Officers investigate the scene after a pedestrian was struck and killed on Friday morning. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Male pedestrian, 37, killed in Abbotsford after being struck by vehicle

Collision took place in 31800 block of South Fraser Way on Friday morning

Officers investigate the scene after a pedestrian was struck and killed on Friday morning. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s Skully White (left), who donated his kidney in December, has started a campaign to find other recipients and donors. The first candidate is retired police officer Gavin Quon. White owns and operates a hotdog stand, Lullys Food Experience, out of the Abbotsford Canadian Tire parking lot. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford hotdog-stand owner starts campaign to find kidney donors and recipients

Skully White donated his kidney to customer Tim Hiscock in December

Abbotsford’s Skully White (left), who donated his kidney in December, has started a campaign to find other recipients and donors. The first candidate is retired police officer Gavin Quon. White owns and operates a hotdog stand, Lullys Food Experience, out of the Abbotsford Canadian Tire parking lot. (Facebook photo)
Dallas Lajimodiere is wanted by the Abbotsford Police Department.

Man wanted by Abbotsford Police domestic violence unit

Dallas Lajimodiere has three arrest warrants, including for assault with a weapon

Dallas Lajimodiere is wanted by the Abbotsford Police Department.