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Investigators were on the scene Monday night (May 9) at a house on Arcadian Way in Abbotsford where the bodies of Arnie and Joanne De Jong were discovered earlier in the day. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford couple’s killings are ‘shocking and unsettling,’ says mayor

Henry Braun says he knew Arnie and Joanne De Jong for more than 40 years

 

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun told a senate committee on April 28, 2022 that the region is in urgent and desperate need for funds from senior levels of government to upgrade its diking system and other flood-mitigation infrastructure. (City of Abbotsford photo)

Flood funds needed now, Abbotsford mayor and FVRD chair tell senate committee

Henry Braun and Jason Lum speak as witnesses at federal meeting reviewing 2021 B.C. floods

 

Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Fraser Valley MLAs debate value of proposed homebuyer ‘cooling off’ period

Draft legislation aimed at calming real estate bidding wars that arise from waiving conditions

 

Dr. Joanne MacLean has been appointed for a second term as president and vice chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley, a term that will run until June 2028.

Dr. Joanne MacLean reappointed as president and vice-chancellor of UFV

Board found strong support for MacLean when consulting with university’s various stakeholders

Dr. Joanne MacLean has been appointed for a second term as president and vice chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley, a term that will run until June 2028.
The diking system on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford is among future infrastructure upgrades that are estimated to cost $3 billion, according to the city. Several breaches to the system, which have since been repaired, occurred during the November floods. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford flood-recovery costs could hit $120M, but future upgrades estimated at $3B

City to consider various funding sources to improve dikes and other infrastructure

The diking system on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford is among future infrastructure upgrades that are estimated to cost $3 billion, according to the city. Several breaches to the system, which have since been repaired, occurred during the November floods. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
The annual Pet Lover Show is among the events that could continue at Tradex in Abbotsford following the naming of a new management team for the facility. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun says Tradex decision a ‘win-win’

Braun says new management expected to continue consumer events and trade shows

The annual Pet Lover Show is among the events that could continue at Tradex in Abbotsford following the naming of a new management team for the facility. (Abbotsford News file photo)
A new management organization has been hired to run Tradex in Abbotsford. The facility has been operated by Tourism Abbotsford since 2003. (Abbotsford News file photo)

City of Abbotsford hires new management team to run Tradex

Tourism Abbotsford is being replaced by Harbour Event and Convention Centre

A new management organization has been hired to run Tradex in Abbotsford. The facility has been operated by Tourism Abbotsford since 2003. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Abbotsford City Hall on Nov. 26, 2021 after catastrophic flooding hit the area on Nov. 15. Braun said he is continuing to have discussions with Trudeau, Premier John Horgan and other officials, including in Washington State. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)

Abbotsford mayor pleads for ‘extensive financial help’ for city following November flooding

Henry Braun reaches out to senior levels of government for help with infrastructure upgrades

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Abbotsford City Hall on Nov. 26, 2021 after catastrophic flooding hit the area on Nov. 15. Braun said he is continuing to have discussions with Trudeau, Premier John Horgan and other officials, including in Washington State. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)
The Barrowtown Pump Station is getting a backup generator to keep it running during power outages. Funding of $6.5 million is coming from the provincial government. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Barrowtown Pump Station in Abbotsford to get backup generator

Council awards $3.3M contract out of $6.5M grant from the province

The Barrowtown Pump Station is getting a backup generator to keep it running during power outages. Funding of $6.5 million is coming from the provincial government. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Renderings show a suggested design for an expanded Abbotsford Police headquarters.

City plans to obtain $36M 20-year loan for Abbotsford Police building expansion

Remaining $40M to come from internal general capital reserves

Renderings show a suggested design for an expanded Abbotsford Police headquarters.
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)
The Pacific Agriculture Show is one of the many shows that rent space at the Tradex each year. Abbotsford News/file photo.

Critics call Tradex tender short-sighted; Abbotsford mayor says it’s just ‘fiscal discipline’

Tourism Abbotsford, industry leaders and event organizers continue to press city

The Pacific Agriculture Show is one of the many shows that rent space at the Tradex each year. Abbotsford News/file photo.
Road construction on Vye Road between Riverside Road and Sumas Way (Highway 11) in Abbotsford has been delayed due to a recent archeological discovery. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Major $47M road project in Abbotsford delayed due to archeological find

Unspecified discovery means heritage permit and First Nations consultation are required

Road construction on Vye Road between Riverside Road and Sumas Way (Highway 11) in Abbotsford has been delayed due to a recent archeological discovery. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Afternoon rush hour on Highway 1 near McCallum Road, on June 23, 2016. (Dan Ferguson/ Black Press)

Fraser Valley traffic congestion going under the microscope

Growing FV region needs ‘mobility enhancements’ for economic growth, livability, say provincial reps

Afternoon rush hour on Highway 1 near McCallum Road, on June 23, 2016. (Dan Ferguson/ Black Press)
Gravel removal in the Vedder River will not be going ahead in 2020. The last time, pictured here, was in the summer of 2016. (Submitted photo)

Vedder River gets reprieve from gravel removal this summer

Applications withdrawn by river management committee and process concluded for 2020

Gravel removal in the Vedder River will not be going ahead in 2020. The last time, pictured here, was in the summer of 2016. (Submitted photo)
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Husband of Abbotsford councillor apologizes for ‘All Lives Matter’ comment

Arnold Falk now says he ‘misunderstood’ phrase

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A comment made by Tanglebank, which is co-owned by Abbotsford Coun. Brenda Falk, has generated controversy online. (Instagram photo)

Husband of Abbotsford Coun. Falk upset ‘All Lives Matter’ comment was deleted

Arnold Falk shared his ‘All Lives Matter’ opinion on a Downtown Abbotsford post

A comment made by Tanglebank, which is co-owned by Abbotsford Coun. Brenda Falk, has generated controversy online. (Instagram photo)
Special weather statement issued for Fraser Valley as the first summer heat wave of the season arrives July 27, 2020. (Photo by James Day on Unsplash)

First heat of the season to hit the Fraser Valley

Highest temperatures so far this summer expected this week according to special weather statement

Special weather statement issued for Fraser Valley as the first summer heat wave of the season arrives July 27, 2020. (Photo by James Day on Unsplash)
The Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plan services Abbotsford and Mission. Google image

City of Abbotsford hit with $318,000 fine after workers exposed to chlorine at water plant

WorksafeBC says repeated violations and lack of proper plans and assessments led to large penalty

The Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plan services Abbotsford and Mission. Google image
COLUMN: Cities should enlist teenagers to clear sidewalks for absentee owners

COLUMN: Cities should enlist teenagers to clear sidewalks for absentee owners

Connecting shovelers with property owners could make cities more walkable after a snow storm

COLUMN: Cities should enlist teenagers to clear sidewalks for absentee owners
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