Alex Butler

Chamber director says he doesn't think a tax in Metro Vancouver would change shoppers' habits.

Would a proposed TransLink tax bring shoppers to Abbotsford?

Despite opponents’ concerns, influx of business may not occur: chamber director

Chamber director says he doesn't think a tax in Metro Vancouver would change shoppers' habits.
Henry Braun

Changes coming to council meetings, committees

Abbotsford's new city council attempts to streamline the process

Henry Braun

Concerns about pipeline expansion

City not taking a stance on Kinder Morgan proposal at this point

An all-candidates meeting was held at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Wednesday.

Election 2014: Candidates talk police, fire, transit

Chamber event brings together council hopefuls

An all-candidates meeting was held at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Wednesday.
Abbotsford International Airport

Airport hopes lower fees will bring more flights

Fee reduction will be offset by additional revenue

Abbotsford International Airport
Peter de Jong (right) talks with John Palmer as he signs the petition.

Homeless housing rezoning will move to public hearing

Neighbourhood residents start petition against rezoning application

Peter de Jong (right) talks with John Palmer as he signs the petition.
John Paul

Bylaws for agricultural land use must be enforced fairly: soil scientist

John Paul made a delegation to council last Monday about bylaw enforcement

John Paul
Some residents in West Abbotsford are calling for the widening of Fraser Highway.

Residents call for widening of Fraser Highway in Abbotsford

West Abbotsford residents gather 1,600 signatures to call for widening of highway

Some residents in West Abbotsford are calling for the widening of Fraser Highway.
A new agri-centre is proposed is east Abbotsford.

Public hearing for agri-centre proposal

Farm equipment dealers would move to rural area

A new agri-centre is proposed is east Abbotsford.
Jake Rudolph

Homelessness co-ordinator position will be created at city hall

Civic task force recommendations adopted by council

Jake Rudolph
Schools are back in session in Abbotsford.

No make-up for lost time at Abbotsford schools

Schools reopen after teachers’ strike

Schools are back in session in Abbotsford.
The Salvation Army has extended the length of stay for its supportive housing program.

Salvation Army extends supportive housing stay

Men in the supportive independent living program can stay for 24 months, up from 12

The Salvation Army has extended the length of stay for its supportive housing program.
Beavers have caused flood damage through their dam construction.

City project aims to discourage beaver presence

Municipality is running a trial project to stop flooding without trapping beavers

Beavers have caused flood damage through their dam construction.
Propane cannons are used in the berry farming industry to scare away starlings and other birds that prey on the fruit.

Cannon Conflict

Propane cannon devices cause rift between some farmers and neighbours

Propane cannons are used in the berry farming industry to scare away starlings and other birds that prey on the fruit.
Council failed to pass a bylaw that would give the city the ability to enforce regulations on propane cannons.

Regulations on propane cannon use denied after tied council vote

After province denies stricter set of rules for cannon use, split council vote fails to implement less stringent regulations

Council failed to pass a bylaw that would give the city the ability to enforce regulations on propane cannons.
The province has denied a request to ban grow-ops on ALR land in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford’s proposed ban on agricultural land grow-ops denied

Province won’t allow farm tax for new grow-ops on ALR

The province has denied a request to ban grow-ops on ALR land in Abbotsford.
Henry Braun

Election 2014: Coun. Henry Braun to run for mayor in 2014

City of Abbotsford: First-term councillor eyes the mayor's seat in upcoming election - Mayoral candidate

Henry Braun
The newest erosion arc near the Matsqui dike

City of Abbotsford receives $250,000 for erosion repairs

Provincial funding is only a portion of the $1.5 million in additional costs to the city for riverbank repairs

The newest erosion arc near the Matsqui dike
Dave Van Belle

New recycling regulations to impact agri businesses

Multiple associations taking stand against Multi-Material B.C. program

Dave Van Belle
The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association has approved $10

New society aimed at helping the homeless in Abbotsford

Group received $10,000 in funding from the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association

The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association has approved $10