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Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Flood-affected Abbotsford residents asked to pen heartfelt letters about their struggles

Many Sumas Prairie area residents are still not back home six months after devastating flooding

 

Midway RCMP clarified that a traffic stop was conducted just outside of Greenwood at the time of the incident. (File photo/Black Press Media)

RCMP confirm Mountie who pulled over driver in Midway was not an imposter

A woman claimed, on social media, she was pulled over by a police impersonator outside of Greenwood

 

The Vancouver Traveling Band poses with other participants in the Hope Brigade Days parade in 2018. The band is back in Hope on May 14 for a community celebration. (Photo courtesy vancouver-traveling-band.com)

Bands, free barbecue lined up to celebrate Hope’s resiliency during natural disasters

Organizers hoping those stranded in Hope last November will come back to enjoy more hospitality

 

Christy Ridout, vice president of business development at BC Transit, shows off the new NextRide interface, tracking the bus she’s on. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press)

NextRide launched in central Fraser Valley and Chilliwack transit systems

Transit users can now track buses from their cell phones, computers

Christy Ridout, vice president of business development at BC Transit, shows off the new NextRide interface, tracking the bus she’s on. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press)
A young Ukrainian child watches as helpers with Hope for the Nation in Romania hand out grocery cards to families who fled the war in Ukraine. (Facebook/ Hope for the Nation)

Abbotsford couple back in Romania to help Ukrainian refugees after ‘miracle’ recovery

‘If you don’t push yourself to help others during a war, when will you push yourself?’

A young Ukrainian child watches as helpers with Hope for the Nation in Romania hand out grocery cards to families who fled the war in Ukraine. (Facebook/ Hope for the Nation)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is coordinating a request from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for baby onesies. (Facebook/ FVHCF)

Neonatal unit in Abbotsford needs some new button-up baby onesies

Request and donations being coordinated by Fraser Valley Regional Health Care Foundation

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is coordinating a request from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for baby onesies. (Facebook/ FVHCF)
The provincial government has given small grants to community organizations for anti-racism projects, and will be announcing new legislation in spring 2022. (Unsplash)

Abbotsford and Mission organizations get $5,000 grants for anti-racism projects

Kara-Kara Afrobeat and the Reach Gallery both have plans for community engagement

The provincial government has given small grants to community organizations for anti-racism projects, and will be announcing new legislation in spring 2022. (Unsplash)
Sayward is 74 km north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Pilot dies in helicopter crash on northern Vancouver Island

Investigators deployed to Sayward following ‘collision with terrain of a helicopter’ — TSB

Sayward is 74 km north of Campbell River. Photo courtesy Google Maps
(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

UPDATE: Abbotsford stabbing victim is a 37-year-old man, police confirm

Abbotsford Police says Major Crime Unit is taking over file, and suspect is in custody

(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.

Bute Inlet slide was equal to mass of every car in Canada

Data from slide could be used for hazard assessment and disaster planning

The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.
A house was destroyed by fire in Silver Creek in Hope this week. (Hope Fire Department photo)

Busy 18 hours for Hope firefighters includes house fire in Silver Creek

Fire chief says no injuries reported but house was destroyed in early morning fire Wednesday

A house was destroyed by fire in Silver Creek in Hope this week. (Hope Fire Department photo)
A map of the area considered in the current Pest Management Plan. (BC Timber Sales)

Glyphosate use in forests could endanger Indigenous plant species, Abbotsford doctor says

Pest management plan for BC Timber Sales covers forests from Hope to Squamish

A map of the area considered in the current Pest Management Plan. (BC Timber Sales)
A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)

Street racing in Abbotsford leads to rollover crash and charges for ‘N’ driver

Abbotsford Police issue warning to others with images of destroyed Mustang

A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)
The Fraser Valley Regional Hospital Board has earmarked nearly $60 million over two years for new long term care beds in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative photo)

Hospital board earmarks nearly $60 million for long term care in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

There are currently 1,597 funded long-term care beds in Fraser East

The Fraser Valley Regional Hospital Board has earmarked nearly $60 million over two years for new long term care beds in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative photo)
Search and Rescue teams from across the Lower Mainland helped rescue people from the flooding in Abbotsford. (Central Fraser Valley SAR/Special to The News)

Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue awarded for rescuing 200 people during Abbotsford flooding

Team of volunteers awarded for outstanding efforts with inaugural John MacGregor Award

Search and Rescue teams from across the Lower Mainland helped rescue people from the flooding in Abbotsford. (Central Fraser Valley SAR/Special to The News)
The Abbotsford board of education discussed teachers’ mental health and the pressures they may be under due to working through the pandemic for the last two years, and how that should be considered when making future plans. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Abbotsford school board tells senior staff to consider teachers’ mental health during planning

Two years of pandemic could mean teachers and staff need fewer projects in coming school year

The Abbotsford board of education discussed teachers’ mental health and the pressures they may be under due to working through the pandemic for the last two years, and how that should be considered when making future plans. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
Artist Cathy Terepocki has created handmade clay pins to support the Red Cross humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. The pins are available on her website and at Bureaux Modern Mercantile in Abbotsford. (Cathy Terepocki image)

Abbotsford businesses put their Ukraine support on display

Window dressings, store displays and special items all give a nod of support during conflict

Artist Cathy Terepocki has created handmade clay pins to support the Red Cross humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. The pins are available on her website and at Bureaux Modern Mercantile in Abbotsford. (Cathy Terepocki image)
Abbotsford Regional Hospital is one of three Fraser Health hospitals about to undergo a facilities master plan project.

Master planning project ahead for three Fraser Health hospitals, including Abbotsford

Abbotsford, Ridge Meadows and Peace Arch facilities plan will include sustainability concerns

Abbotsford Regional Hospital is one of three Fraser Health hospitals about to undergo a facilities master plan project.
Heavy machinery cleans up materials where the Abbotsford News used to sit, on March 3, 2022. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)

Former Abbotsford News offices and press hall demolished

28,000 square foot building had been home to news organization since 1977

Heavy machinery cleans up materials where the Abbotsford News used to sit, on March 3, 2022. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)
A group of Canadian members of parliament gathered at the Centennial Flame in front of Parliament this week in honour of Ukraine. (MP Ed Fast Facebook photo)

VIDEO: B.C. MP condemns Putin’s actions, says hearts go out to Ukraine

Conservative posts video calling invasion of Ukraine ‘illegal and immoral’

A group of Canadian members of parliament gathered at the Centennial Flame in front of Parliament this week in honour of Ukraine. (MP Ed Fast Facebook photo)