Kevin Mills

Slot machine increase to get second look from Abbotsford council

Chances Community Gaming Centre want to increase its slot machines from 125 to 300. Abbotsford council will debate it once again.

Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman.

Abbotsford mayor asks public to forgive the past, support Heat hockey

The people of Abbotsford need to forgive past mistakes and embrace the Abbotsford Heat AHL hockey team according to Mayor Bruce Banman.

Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman.
Chances Community Gaming Centre is home to 125 slot machines. Owners are hoping to increase the number to 300.

Slot machines back on table by Abbotsford mayor’s request

A request to expand the number of slot machines in Abbotsford from 125 to up to 300 is back before council.

Chances Community Gaming Centre is home to 125 slot machines. Owners are hoping to increase the number to 300.

Abbotsford to examine zero per cent utility fee increase for 2012

Abbotsford council will explore a zero per cent increase for water, sewer and garbage fees.

The Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show has canceled its 2012 engagement at Tradex.

UPDATE: Abbotsford sex show cancelled, Peachey credited with its demise

Producers of the controversial annual show have terminated their contract.

The Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show has canceled its 2012 engagement at Tradex.
Abbotsford awarded lingerie football team

Abbotsford awarded lingerie football team

Lingerie football squad to play out of Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

Abbotsford awarded lingerie football team
Former mayoral candidate Gerda Peachey is concerned with both the Taboo Sex Show and the possible expansion of Tradex.

Tradex expansion, sex show questioned

Former mayoral candidate Gerda Peachey took a stand Monday night against the expansion of Tradex and the annual Taboo 1sex show.

Former mayoral candidate Gerda Peachey is concerned with both the Taboo Sex Show and the possible expansion of Tradex.

Abbotsford’s population increased by 7.4 per cent over past five years

Abbotsford and Mission see population grow according to 2011 Census.

Council to discuss tax increase ranging from 1.52 to 4.33 per cent

This year's city tax increase could range be 1.52 per cent and 4.33 per cent.

Abbotsford council and city staff discuss budget.

Abbotsford city budget: Separating wants from needs

City council hopes to finalize a 2012 budget by the beginning of March.

Abbotsford council and city staff discuss budget.

Slow growth predicted for Abbotsford in 2012

Abbotsford can expect only limited growth in the coming year, that's according to Helmut Pastrick, of Central 1 Credit Union.

Elwood and Jean Jury

Malanka: Traditional Ukrainian New Year’s party planned

Jan. 14 marks the Ukrainian New Year and an evening of dancing, entertainment and food has been planned to celebrate the event.

Elwood and Jean Jury

Taxpayers looking at higher costs

The public can expect to take a bigger hit to their wallets in 2012.

B.C. Health Minister and Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong recently spoke with The News on a range of topics

2011 and beyond: An interview with Abbotsford MLA Mike de Jong

B.C. Health Minister and MLA for Abbotsford West, Michael de Jong looks at recent issues and upcoming challenges.

B.C. Health Minister and Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong recently spoke with The News on a range of topics
Ward Draper

Abbotsford council says yes to seniors’ micro-suites

A new low-rise apartment complex that will provide micro-suites for seniors in the downtown area was given swift approval by council

Ward Draper
Vali Marling

Tradex has $84.6 million economic impact, hoping to expand

Tradex has a total economic impact of $84.6 million, that's according to a study performed for the local trade and exhibition centre.

Vali Marling

Medical transcription eyed: 131 employees in region could be out of work

Medical transcription staff in the Lower Mainland are facing an uncertain future. A proposal could displace 131 full- and part-time workers.

Mayor George Peary (right) congratulates mayor-elect Bruce Banman on Saturday night

Abbotsford mayor swept out with water project

Incumbent George Peary loses seat as P3 proposal soundly rejected

Mayor George Peary (right) congratulates mayor-elect Bruce Banman on Saturday night
Housing developments in West Abbotsford are seen in this 2010 aerial photo. The city outranked a number of B.C. communities

Abbotsford ranks fourth on list of top cities for investment

Abbotsford ranks number four on a list of top cities and towns in B.C. for real estate investment. The result was released by REIN

Housing developments in West Abbotsford are seen in this 2010 aerial photo. The city outranked a number of B.C. communities

Stave Lake favoured over other water options

As voters consider the City of Abbotsford’s referendum question on the Stave Lake water project, a common question is