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George Peary has announced his intention to run for mayor of Abbotsford in the November municipal election. On Monday morning, Peary told the Abbotsford News that he is looking forward to the opportunity to “stand on stage and debate the issues.”
The Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC) ran a deficit of $3.4 million last year, including what the city anticipates will be a payment of $724,000 to the Abbotsford Heat AHL hockey team for the 2010 season.
Abbotsford wants to host the 2013 or 2014 B.C. Seniors Games.
The Transit Future Bus rolled into Abbotsford on Thursday.
The 40-foot unit will tour Abbotsford and Mission, until May 15, seeking input to help shape the 25 year Transit Future plan for the region.
The plan is being designed to meet the needs of the public and improve transit options in the coming years.
The bus, outfitted with local transit information, provides opportunity for the public to leaveess feedback by completing surveys, discussing issues and even playing a computer game – called The Game Plan – to express ideas.
Abbotsford's P3 water proposal took a prominent role in Thursday's third annual mayor's breakfast.
While the address usually entails an annual review, coupled with a look to the future, Abbotsford mayor George Peary took time to address the growing debate surrounding the proposed public private partnership for a new water source and treatment centre involving Stave Lake.
Voters will have the final say on whether Abbotsford and Mission move forward on a P3 (public private partnership) deal for the new Stave Lake water system.
It was revealed at a joint council meeting on Thursday night, that if both councils approve a P3 recommendation, a referendum would be held during the municipal elections in November.
An Abbotsford businessman wants to turn a former gravel pit into 12 small farms, but he will have to do so without the endorsement of city hall.
The Agricultural Land Commission will decide the fate of the properties without help from Abbotsford Council.
After a long debate, council voted to send a boundary realignment request to the ALC without recommendations.
The City of Abbotsford saved $782,200 in 2010.
Students from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), local property owners, residents and businesses will be asked to contribute to a new conceptual vision of the area.
With Abbotsford considering a separation from the Fraser Valley Regional District, would the provincial government allow the city to leave?
Some critics believe not.
Abbotsford will continue its quest to leave the Fraser Valley Regional District, and move to single tier governance.