Alex Butler

Members of the Abbotsford Chapter of the BC/Yukon Drug War Survivors and homeless residents have set up camp in Jubilee Park.

Drug War Survivors camp in Jubilee Park

Abbotsford's homeless and marginalized citizens will stay in park to raise awareness about their needs and push for sanctioned camp

Members of the Abbotsford Chapter of the BC/Yukon Drug War Survivors and homeless residents have set up camp in Jubilee Park.
Members of the 5 and 2 Ministries and Fraser Valley Atheists

Mobile sleeping shelter for homeless residents launched in Abbotsford

Members of 5 and 2 Ministries and Fraser Valley Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists have built a mobile sleeping unit and plan to create more

Members of the 5 and 2 Ministries and Fraser Valley Atheists

Joshua House projects to move forward

Council gives approval for projects following public hearing

Stakeholders have been asked to consider an alternate site for Abbotsford Community Services' proposal to build a 20 men home for homeless men.

Public meeting on proposal to house homeless men

Abbotsford Community Services will answer questions from the public on project that would house 20 men in the downtown core

Stakeholders have been asked to consider an alternate site for Abbotsford Community Services' proposal to build a 20 men home for homeless men.
Cops for Cancer cruised into Abbotsford for the final leg of the Tour de Valley.

Cops for Cancer ends 800 km ride in Abbotsford

Team of 25 riders have toured the Fraser Valley to support and raise funds for children battling cancer

Cops for Cancer cruised into Abbotsford for the final leg of the Tour de Valley.
Angie Korkowski of Joshua House speaks at a public hearing on Monday about their proposed supportive recovery homes.

Proposed supportive recovery homes on Abbotsford farmland raises concerns for neighbours

Public hearing on project brings out many supporters and concerned neighbours

Angie Korkowski of Joshua House speaks at a public hearing on Monday about their proposed supportive recovery homes.
Seamus McGrath runs a promotion company and record label to champion local punk and rock music.

Not Yer Buddy champions local punk and rock music

Abbotsford-based promotion company and record label aims to provide outlet for punk bands

Seamus McGrath runs a promotion company and record label to champion local punk and rock music.
Staff and students prepare for the school year at the University of the Fraser Valley. The university is once again facing a strain on capacity for students and space.

UFV once again squeezed for space

An estimated 16,000 students will pass through UFV campuses this year

Staff and students prepare for the school year at the University of the Fraser Valley. The university is once again facing a strain on capacity for students and space.

No settlement pay for some senior city staffers

Three senior managers have left the city since June, but only one will receive settlement pay

Recovery homes proposed on Fraser Highway

Joshua House is proposing to operate two 10-bed men's supportive recovery homes at 29183 Fraser Highway.

Abbotsford city manager George Murray.

Abbotsford city manager believes no tax hike possible for 2014

A report from city staff last week indicated that the lofty goal of a zero per cent tax increase is achievable.

Abbotsford city manager George Murray.
A public hearing will be held on a proposal to increase the regulations on blueberry cannons.

UPDATE: Increased propane cannon regulations to go to public hearing

Farm bylaw would create greater restrictions on cannon use

A public hearing will be held on a proposal to increase the regulations on blueberry cannons.
The B.C. Conservatives will not support a proposed garbage incinerator in the Fraser Valley

Conservatives say no to incinerator in the Fraser Valley

Conservative leader says they are only party to stand against garbage incinerator

The B.C. Conservatives will not support a proposed garbage incinerator in the Fraser Valley
Katie Powell recently donated a portion of her liver to her brother Mitch

Living donor hopes to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation

Organ donation awareness week runs April 21 to 27

Katie Powell recently donated a portion of her liver to her brother Mitch
Independent Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen

Independent Abbotsford MLA believes budget won’t balance

John van Dongen says Liberals' financial plan isn't achievable

Independent Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen
Abbotsford West MLA and B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong in his office in Victoria on Tuesday.

Abby MLA and finance minister Mike de Jong on budget balancing

In an exclusive interview, finance minister Mike de Jong speaks about the new Liberal budget

Abbotsford West MLA and B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong in his office in Victoria on Tuesday.
Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre is among the facilities in the Fraser Health Authority.

Fraser Health funding lowest per capita in province

Coun. John Smith and MLA John van Dongen of Abbotsford are concerned about data released by the auditor-general.

Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre is among the facilities in the Fraser Health Authority.
George Murray

New city manager: ‘City financial health’ a priority

George Murray has begun his new job with the City of Abbotsford.

George Murray
About 150 people attended the second public forum on harm reduction in Abbotsford.

Public views mixed on harm reduction

Second forum draw in more residents to continue debate

About 150 people attended the second public forum on harm reduction in Abbotsford.