Abbotsford News Staff

Liberal incumbent candidate Mike de Jong is seeking re-election to the Abbotsford West riding in the upcoming provincial election. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Mike de Jong seeks another term as MLA for Abbotsford West

Incumbent Liberal candidate was first elected to the legislature in 1994

Liberal incumbent candidate Mike de Jong is seeking re-election to the Abbotsford West riding in the upcoming provincial election. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The South Asian Studies Institute at UFV has been given $1.14 million in funding for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project, which includes the digitization of South Asian Canadian collections such as photos and artifacts. (UFV photo)

University of Fraser Valley receives $1.14M for Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project

Funds go to South Asian Studies Institute in Abbotsford

The South Asian Studies Institute at UFV has been given $1.14 million in funding for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project, which includes the digitization of South Asian Canadian collections such as photos and artifacts. (UFV photo)
Tony Mayo, in his Abbotsford studio, puts the finishing touches on his painting “Banded Ground Cuckoo,” which is currently on an international tour. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford artist’s work included at West Fine Art Show

Tony Mayo takes part in exhibit Sept. 18 to 20 in Langley

Tony Mayo, in his Abbotsford studio, puts the finishing touches on his painting “Banded Ground Cuckoo,” which is currently on an international tour. (Submitted photo)
PHOTOS/VIDEO: Wings and Wheels set for weekend lift-off in Abbotsford

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Wings and Wheels set for weekend lift-off in Abbotsford

Fundraiser to raise money for Crystal Gala Foundation and the fight against breast cancer

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Wings and Wheels set for weekend lift-off in Abbotsford
Abbotsford Police successfully dealt with a man suffering with mental health issues on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 2). After three hours of a calm standoff, he was safely taken into custody for medical help. (Submitted)

Police lay out details of mental health response in Abbotsford over long weekend

APD officers assist mental health team for three hours yesterday, man sent to hospital with injury

Abbotsford Police successfully dealt with a man suffering with mental health issues on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 2). After three hours of a calm standoff, he was safely taken into custody for medical help. (Submitted)
This parking lot adjacent to Mill Lake Park was taped off for several hours on Monday (June 22) after a man was found dead in a vehicle. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Man found dead in vehicle in Abbotsford parking lot

Cause of death not yet known; matter still under investigation

This parking lot adjacent to Mill Lake Park was taped off for several hours on Monday (June 22) after a man was found dead in a vehicle. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Th Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit seized a replica handgun and other items after they stopped three cyclists in Abbotsford on April 9. (CFSEU photo)

Police seize fake gun and hunting knife from 3 cyclists in Abbotsford

Trio stopped after committing infractions under the Motor Vehicle Act

Th Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit seized a replica handgun and other items after they stopped three cyclists in Abbotsford on April 9. (CFSEU photo)
The Bloom Abbotsford Tulip Festival is cancelled this year, but a contest is being held to offer the winner and their household members a chance to enjoy the tulips all to themselves. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Tulip Festival holds contest to enjoy field of flowers all alone

Winner and household members can have field to themselves for 3 hours

The Bloom Abbotsford Tulip Festival is cancelled this year, but a contest is being held to offer the winner and their household members a chance to enjoy the tulips all to themselves. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.

B.C. doctor designs special operating room for COVID-19 patients

Design protects patients from wound infection while preventing virus from spreading to nearby areas

The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.
Photo by LuAnn Hunt on Unsplash

Canadian Blood Services worried about appointment cancellations during pandemic

Agency says it’s still safe to donate blood during COVID-19 crisis

Photo by LuAnn Hunt on Unsplash
Auditions are being held March 14 in Abbotsford for a chance to appear in front of the panel of business moguls, known as the “Dragons,” on the CBC Television show Dragons’ Den. (Photo: CBC Television)

Aspiring entrepreneurs invited to pitch ideas at Dragons’ Den auditions

Abbotsford and Vancouver the only Lower Mainland try-out locations

Auditions are being held March 14 in Abbotsford for a chance to appear in front of the panel of business moguls, known as the “Dragons,” on the CBC Television show Dragons’ Den. (Photo: CBC Television)
A body was found Saturday afternoon on Keeping Road in Abbotsford. The death is being treated as suspicious.

Homicide team investigating after body found in Abbotsford

Resident finds deceased person on Keeping Road on Sumas Mountain

A body was found Saturday afternoon on Keeping Road in Abbotsford. The death is being treated as suspicious.
A still photo captured from surveillance video shows the suspect in two armed robberies Monday night in Abbotsford.

Police seek suspect in two armed robberies in Abbotsford

Incidents took place within an hour of each other on Monday night

A still photo captured from surveillance video shows the suspect in two armed robberies Monday night in Abbotsford.
Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget

Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget

B.C. consumers surveyed estimate they will spend $921 this season

Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget
A damaged car Honda Civic was left behind on the scene of a shooting on Tuesday evening in Abbotsford. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

UPDATE: Man in his 20s in hospital following shooting in Abbotsford

Incident takes place Tuesday night in 31700 block of South Fraser Way

A damaged car Honda Civic was left behind on the scene of a shooting on Tuesday evening in Abbotsford. (Kevin MacDonald photo)
Emergency crews were called to the area of Old Yale Road and Clearbrook Road for a serious crash Thursday evening in Abbotsford. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

One dead after vehicle hits tree in central Abbotsford

Black sedan collided with tree on Old Yale Road

Emergency crews were called to the area of Old Yale Road and Clearbrook Road for a serious crash Thursday evening in Abbotsford. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
A new coin released by the Royal Canadian Mint depicts a famous UFO encounter in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia in 1967. The coin has a special glow-in-the-dark feature that shows two different perspectives.

New glow-in-the-dark coin depicts 1967 Canadian UFO encounter

Royal Canadian Mint depicts incident in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia

A new coin released by the Royal Canadian Mint depicts a famous UFO encounter in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia in 1967. The coin has a special glow-in-the-dark feature that shows two different perspectives.
Prospera Credit Union, headquartered in Abbotsford, and Westminster Savings Credit Union, based in Surrey, have been given approval for a proposed merger. (Google Street View)

Prospera and Westminster credit unions approved for proposed merger

Abbotsford- and Surrey-based companies now take matter to membership vote

Prospera Credit Union, headquartered in Abbotsford, and Westminster Savings Credit Union, based in Surrey, have been given approval for a proposed merger. (Google Street View)
The GoFundMe page raised over $10,000 in just over 24 hours.

Fundraiser for family of Abbotsford teen killed in highway crash doubles goal in 24 hours

High school student crashed car after leaving grad party on Sept. 3 in Chilliwack

The GoFundMe page raised over $10,000 in just over 24 hours.
The teen fatally crashed his car after leaving a graduation party near Chilliwack Lake Road. (Photo from GoFundMe page.)

UPDATED: Abbotsford teen was victim of fatal car crash in Chilliwack

School district deploying additional counsellors and staff for grieving students

The teen fatally crashed his car after leaving a graduation party near Chilliwack Lake Road. (Photo from GoFundMe page.)