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The West Coast Women’s Show is among numerous events held annually at Tradex in Abbotsford. A local residents’ group is planning to submit a bid for the operation of the facility that would include continuing to hold trade and consumer shows. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Local group plans to submit bid to turn Abbotsford’s Tradex into athletics and health centre

Thrive Campus Ltd. also plans to hold consumer shows and community events

The West Coast Women’s Show is among numerous events held annually at Tradex in Abbotsford. A local residents’ group is planning to submit a bid for the operation of the facility that would include continuing to hold trade and consumer shows. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Fiona Doerksen of Chilliwack performed CPR on a man suffering an overdose in Abbotsford on Oct. 8. She is now urging others to carry naloxone kits, which reverse the effects of an overdose.

Chilliwack teen promotes Narcan kits after seeing near-fatal overdose in Abbotsford

Fiona Doerksen performed CPR outside dollar store on Oct. 8

Fiona Doerksen of Chilliwack performed CPR on a man suffering an overdose in Abbotsford on Oct. 8. She is now urging others to carry naloxone kits, which reverse the effects of an overdose.
Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)

Crystal meth worth $183K located at Abbotsford prison

Package containing the drugs seized Oct. 11 from Matsqui Institution

Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)
Skully White operates Lullys Food Experience hotdog stand out of the Canadian Tire parking lot in Abbotsford. White has now signed a deal to run a stand inside Abbotsford Centre. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Popular gourmet hotdog stand cuts deal with Abbotsford Centre

Skully White’s Lullys will operate during hockey games and concerts

Skully White operates Lullys Food Experience hotdog stand out of the Canadian Tire parking lot in Abbotsford. White has now signed a deal to run a stand inside Abbotsford Centre. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Some of the floral watercolour paintings created by Debbie Mar’s Grade 3 students at Upper Sumas Elementary. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Grade 3 class connects with seniors through flowers

First project of Upper Sumas Elementary students is watercolour paintings

Some of the floral watercolour paintings created by Debbie Mar’s Grade 3 students at Upper Sumas Elementary. (Submitted photo)
Megan Kinnee, 19, was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)

Trial underway for man charged in Abbotsford motorcycle crash that killed Maple Ridge woman

Megan Kinnee, 19, died July 13, 2019 after motorcycle rear-ended SUV

Megan Kinnee, 19, was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)
Maan Farms in Abbotsford has lost half of its pumpkin crop due to rot. The unmarketable pumpkins are being offered to animal farmers and sanctuaries. (Dylaina Gollub Photography)

Abbotsford farm loses half its pumpkin crop due to rot

Maan Farms now offering unusable pumpkins to animal farmers

Maan Farms in Abbotsford has lost half of its pumpkin crop due to rot. The unmarketable pumpkins are being offered to animal farmers and sanctuaries. (Dylaina Gollub Photography)
The Uniform Gang Enforcement Team of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. arrested two men in Abbotsford earlier this year after allegedly finding a loaded handgun in their vehicle. The men have now been charged. (CFSEU-BC/Facebook)

Two Abbotsford men charged after gang unit allegedly finds loaded gun in vehicle

Pair were previously charged with drug and weapon offences in Regina

The Uniform Gang Enforcement Team of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. arrested two men in Abbotsford earlier this year after allegedly finding a loaded handgun in their vehicle. The men have now been charged. (CFSEU-BC/Facebook)
Jaclyn Ferland-Smith, formerly of Abbotsford, has been missing in Costa Rica since Aug. 17.

Abbotsford Police involved in search for woman missing in Costa Rica

Jaclyn Ferland-Smith was last seen Aug. 17 by her husband at their home

Jaclyn Ferland-Smith, formerly of Abbotsford, has been missing in Costa Rica since Aug. 17.
The elementary campus of Abbotsford Christian School has moved to remote learning from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 due to some COVID-19 cases. (Google Street View)

Abbotsford school moves to temporary remote learning due to COVID-19 cases

Abbotsford Christian elementary reports ‘a number’ of cases and ‘close contacts’

The elementary campus of Abbotsford Christian School has moved to remote learning from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 due to some COVID-19 cases. (Google Street View)
(Black Press Media files)

Abbotsford teacher reprimanded for showing video with profanity and violence

Three-day suspension issued; teacher failed to review film beforehand

(Black Press Media files)
Participating in a virtual forum on Wednesday night were federal Abbotsford riding candidates (clockwise from top left) Stephen Fowler (Green Party), Navreen Gill (Liberal), Kevin Sinclair (People’s Party) and Ed Fast (Conservative). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford PPC candidate admits to having COVID in debate; takes aim at vaccine passports

PPC candidate Kevin Sinclair claimed to be treating his symptoms with Vitamins C and D

Participating in a virtual forum on Wednesday night were federal Abbotsford riding candidates (clockwise from top left) Stephen Fowler (Green Party), Navreen Gill (Liberal), Kevin Sinclair (People’s Party) and Ed Fast (Conservative). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Jared Davidson was one of the tenants impacted when the Many Ways Home Society in Abbotsford issued a “notice to vacate” to 45 tenants in August. But now that two agencies have stepped in to help, all the tenants can remain in their homes. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Province provides $149K for 19 transitional-housing tenants in Abbotsford

BC Housing steps in after Many Ways Home Society ceases operation

Jared Davidson was one of the tenants impacted when the Many Ways Home Society in Abbotsford issued a “notice to vacate” to 45 tenants in August. But now that two agencies have stepped in to help, all the tenants can remain in their homes. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Jaclyn Smith Ferland, formerly of Abbotsford, has been missing in Costa Rica since Aug. 17.

Former Abbotsford woman has been missing in Costa Rica since Aug. 17

Search efforts have been underway to locate Jaclyn Smith Ferland

Jaclyn Smith Ferland, formerly of Abbotsford, has been missing in Costa Rica since Aug. 17.
Menno Home in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)

UPDATE: COVID-19 outbreak at Menno Home in Abbotsford up to 34 cases

Those who are vaccinated are experiencing ‘relatively mild’ symptoms, says care home

Menno Home in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier addresses the crowd at a rally on Saturday (Sept. 4) at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier at rally in Abbotsford opposes ‘radical trans activists’

Bernier says his party would repeal bills C-16 and C-6 to protect public from ‘radical agenda’

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier addresses the crowd at a rally on Saturday (Sept. 4) at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Abdul, whose identity is being concealed, is desperate to get his family out of Afghanistan, particularly since the Taliban takeover of the country in Mid-August. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford man fights to get family out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Abdul has been in Canada for three years after leaving due to death threats related to his work

Abdul, whose identity is being concealed, is desperate to get his family out of Afghanistan, particularly since the Taliban takeover of the country in Mid-August. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A large protest took place along Marshall Road in front of Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 1) in response to COVID-19 health measures. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

More than 200 gather in Abbotsford to protest COVID-19 health measures

Dozens line the sidewalks on Wednesday afternoon outside of hospital

A large protest took place along Marshall Road in front of Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 1) in response to COVID-19 health measures. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Jared Davidson holds the “notice to vacate” letter that tenants of the Many Ways Home Housing transitional-housing program received on Aug. 17. Tenants received confirmation on Friday (Aug. 20) that everyone can stay. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Tenants of transitional-housing program in Abbotsford no longer have to move

Another agency comes forward to take over from Many Ways Home Society

Jared Davidson holds the “notice to vacate” letter that tenants of the Many Ways Home Housing transitional-housing program received on Aug. 17. Tenants received confirmation on Friday (Aug. 20) that everyone can stay. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A home at George Ferguson Way and Ware Street in Abbotsford resulted in a large police presence (above photo) on June 14, after reports of an apparent home invasion. That same home was the site of a shooting on Aug. 16 for which three men have now been charged. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Three men charged after victim shot in hand in Abbotsford

Incident occurred Monday, Aug. 16 at George Ferguson Way and Ware Street

A home at George Ferguson Way and Ware Street in Abbotsford resulted in a large police presence (above photo) on June 14, after reports of an apparent home invasion. That same home was the site of a shooting on Aug. 16 for which three men have now been charged. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)