Alex Butler

On April 1

City wants Health Canada to provide legal grow locations

Council will ask UBCM to lobby senior government for addresses

On April 1
The Fraser Valley Regional District homeless count was conducted on Tuesday.

2014 homeless count conducted in Abbotsford

Service providers believe number could rise following Tuesday's count

The Fraser Valley Regional District homeless count was conducted on Tuesday.

City will not join provincial recycling collection program this year

Abbotsford will not join the first wave of municipalities to allow Multi-Material BC (MMBC) to take over recycling collection

On April 1

New marijuana regulations worry medical pot users

Federal changes will take effect on April 1 to address rapid expansion of home grows

On April 1
Mayor Bruce Banman

Mayor Banman speaks on homelessness issues in Abbotsford

After rejection of supportive housing proposal, city strategy will be introduced in March

Mayor Bruce Banman
Bill Ritchie

Former MLA Bill Ritchie passes away

Provincial rep for Abbotsford region focused on agriculture

Bill Ritchie

Rally planned for Monday to show solidarity with Abbotsford’s homeless

Gathering comes after council rejects housing proposal for homeless men

Peter Goldthorpe

Seniors’ care centre proposed for MSA Hospital site

Fraser Health releases potential plans for former senior's care and community health centre

Peter Goldthorpe
Kinder Morgan's Sumas pump station.

City will apply for intervener status on pipeline project

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion will run through Abbotsford

Kinder Morgan's Sumas pump station.
Abbotsford will ask the Minister of Agriculture to back a ban on legal grow-ops on farmland.

City seeks Minister’s approval for ban on legal grow-ops

Abbotsford seeks to keep medical grow-ops out of the city and requires provincial approval to keep them of agricultural land

Abbotsford will ask the Minister of Agriculture to back a ban on legal grow-ops on farmland.
In June

Traffic fatalities triple murder stats in Abbotsford for 2013

Six people died in traffic-related incidents while only two people were victims of murder

In June

No raises for council in 2014

Mayor to be paid $95,200, while councillors will receive $37,500

Bars allowed later New Year’s hours

Abbotsford will allow some drinking establishments to stay open late on New Year's Eve

Aird Flavelle speaks at a public hearing on medical marijuana zoning on Monday

Concerns raised about medical marijuana zoning in Abbotsford

Proposal to ban commercial grow-ops brings out concerned residents and potential marijuana growers

Aird Flavelle speaks at a public hearing on medical marijuana zoning on Monday
The debate over a bus connecting Chilliwack

Debate over regional bus will return to council on Dec. 9

Proposed bus connecting Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley was previously rejected by council

The debate over a bus connecting Chilliwack
The city of Abbotsford is seeking to ban commercial grow operations in the city.

Proposed ban on commercial grow-ops will go to public hearing

Abbotsford council is seeking to ban medical marijuana operations in the city

The city of Abbotsford is seeking to ban commercial grow operations in the city.
Bradner resident Miriam Helter expresses opposition to a proposed cell tower on Bradner Road at council on Monday.

Bradner residents oppose cell tower proposal

Area residents ask council to oppose a proposal for a new 50 metre Rogers tower on Bradner Road

Bradner resident Miriam Helter expresses opposition to a proposed cell tower on Bradner Road at council on Monday.
Council and city staff have started preliminary budget discussions.

Proposed city budget aims for 0.44 per cent tax hike

Council begins budget debate, with opportunity for public comment Nov. 4

Council and city staff have started preliminary budget discussions.
Abbotsford is seeking to ban medical marijuana grow-ops in the city.

Abbotsford seeks to keep commercial grow-ops out of the city

Council voted on Monday to prepare a bylaw that would stop the operation of commercial grow-ops in Abbotsford

Abbotsford is seeking to ban medical marijuana grow-ops in the city.
The proposed Fraser Valley Express bus would connect Chilliwack to Langley

Abbotsford council fails to approve bus plan for Chilliwack-Abbotsford-Langley route

But Mayor Banman said issue will come back to council for reconsideration

The proposed Fraser Valley Express bus would connect Chilliwack to Langley