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The floodgates were open on Monday (Nov. 22) at Barrowtown Pump Station, allowing waters from Sumas River to be released into the Fraser River. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford mayor says ‘monumental task’ ahead in flood recovery

Henry Braun says focus right now is on ‘flood event’ and critical repairs

The floodgates were open on Monday (Nov. 22) at Barrowtown Pump Station, allowing waters from Sumas River to be released into the Fraser River. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A man was pacing back in forth in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 in Abbotsford between No. 3 and No. 4 roads Monday morning (Nov. 22). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Man rescued from floodwaters after abandoning car on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Incident occurs Monday morning in westbound lanes between No. 3 and No. 4 roads

A man was pacing back in forth in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 in Abbotsford between No. 3 and No. 4 roads Monday morning (Nov. 22). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A levee will be built starting Friday morning (Nov. 18) in Abbotsford on the northwest portion of Sumas Prairie along Highway 1 near No. 4 Road.

Levee to be built in Abbotsford to hold back surging floodwaters from Highway 1

Work to begin Friday morning along Highway 1 near No. 4 Road

A levee will be built starting Friday morning (Nov. 18) in Abbotsford on the northwest portion of Sumas Prairie along Highway 1 near No. 4 Road.
The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)

Salvation Army launches emergency response in support of flood victims

Agency on front lines in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna

The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)
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VIDEO: Dozens of RVs engulfed in flames in the middle of Abbotsford flood zone

Fire crews on scene near Highway 1 and Whatcom Road

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Mayor Henry Braun and Abbotsford Police Department completed an aerial tour of the Sumas Prairie.

‘Catastrophic’ flooding forces Abbotsford mayor to beg Sumas Prairie residents to evacuate

Emergency evacuation order issued on Tuesday evening

Mayor Henry Braun and Abbotsford Police Department completed an aerial tour of the Sumas Prairie.
Abbotsford flood damage: Nov. 16, 2021 (Photos by Sophia Middleton)

VIDEO: Woman captures aerial footage of flood devastation in Abbotsford

Sophia Middleton’s photos show Highway 1 and surrounding area submerged

Abbotsford flood damage: Nov. 16, 2021 (Photos by Sophia Middleton)
A portion of Highway 11 in Abbotsford is closed on Monday (Nov. 15) due to damage caused by flooding. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford declares state of local emergency; evacuation order for neighbourhood due to flooding

Flooding and mudslides continue to impact city amid torrential rainstorm

A portion of Highway 11 in Abbotsford is closed on Monday (Nov. 15) due to damage caused by flooding. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
Cedar Valley Farms in Abbotsford has had its licence conditionally reinstated after it was suspended in late October following allegations of animal abuse. (Image from video footage provided to Animal Justice)

Licence reinstated with mandatory conditions for Abbotsford dairy farm

Cedar Valley Farms still under investigation by BC SPCA for animal-abuse allegations

Cedar Valley Farms in Abbotsford has had its licence conditionally reinstated after it was suspended in late October following allegations of animal abuse. (Image from video footage provided to Animal Justice)
Avtar Dhillon is having success growing saffron flowers on his Abbotsford blueberry farm. The stigmas are removed from the plants, dried out and sold as a spice for cooking and other purposes. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford farmer among first in B.C. to grow and harvest ‘world’s most expensive spice’

Avtar Dhillon has success with saffron, normally produced in arid climates

Avtar Dhillon is having success growing saffron flowers on his Abbotsford blueberry farm. The stigmas are removed from the plants, dried out and sold as a spice for cooking and other purposes. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Cedar Valley Farms in Abbotsford has had its licence suspended due to allegations of animal abuse. (Image from video footage provided to Animal Justice)

National animal-welfare group condemns ‘shocking footage’ at Abbotsford dairy farm

Humane Canada says industry needs more oversight, including third-party auditing

Cedar Valley Farms in Abbotsford has had its licence suspended due to allegations of animal abuse. (Image from video footage provided to Animal Justice)
A courtroom in the Abbotsford Law Courts. (B.C. government photo)

Man pleads guilty to smuggling 200 kg of meth across U.S. border into Abbotsford

Zacchary Hecock was caught driving ATV and trailer with drug-filled duffel bags

A courtroom in the Abbotsford Law Courts. (B.C. government photo)
Dairy cows feed in a barn on a farm in eastern Ontario on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Abbotsford dairy farm has licence suspended amid allegations of animal abuse

BC SPCA is conducting an investigation after receiving video footage of ‘very serious instances’

Dairy cows feed in a barn on a farm in eastern Ontario on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Abbotsford Law Courts. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News file)

Two men who plead guilty were among 7 arrested in Langley in 2019

Pair to be sentenced later for being in a vehicle knowing a firearm was present

The Abbotsford Law Courts. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News file)
Fiona Doerksen of Chilliwack performed CPR on a man suffering an overdose in Abbotsford on Oct. 8. She is now urging others to carry naloxone kits, which reverse the effects of an overdose.

Teen promotes Narcan kits after seeing near-fatal overdose in Abbotsford

Fiona Doerksen performed CPR outside dollar store on Oct. 8

Fiona Doerksen of Chilliwack performed CPR on a man suffering an overdose in Abbotsford on Oct. 8. She is now urging others to carry naloxone kits, which reverse the effects of an overdose.
Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)

Crystal meth worth $183K located at Abbotsford prison

Package containing the drugs seized Oct. 11 from Matsqui Institution

Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)
Maan Farms in Abbotsford has lost half of its pumpkin crop due to rot. The unmarketable pumpkins are being offered to animal farmers and sanctuaries. (Dylaina Gollub Photography)

Abbotsford farm loses half its pumpkin crop due to rot

Maan Farms now offering unusable pumpkins to animal farmers

Maan Farms in Abbotsford has lost half of its pumpkin crop due to rot. The unmarketable pumpkins are being offered to animal farmers and sanctuaries. (Dylaina Gollub Photography)
Jaclyn Ferland-Smith, formerly of Abbotsford, has been missing in Costa Rica since Aug. 17.

Abbotsford Police involved in search for woman missing in Costa Rica

Jaclyn Ferland-Smith was last seen Aug. 17 by her husband at their home

Jaclyn Ferland-Smith, formerly of Abbotsford, has been missing in Costa Rica since Aug. 17.
The elementary campus of Abbotsford Christian School has moved to remote learning from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 due to some COVID-19 cases. (Google Street View)

Abbotsford school moves to temporary remote learning due to COVID-19 cases

Abbotsford Christian elementary reports ‘a number’ of cases and ‘close contacts’

The elementary campus of Abbotsford Christian School has moved to remote learning from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 due to some COVID-19 cases. (Google Street View)
(Black Press Media files)

Abbotsford teacher reprimanded for showing video with profanity and violence

Three-day suspension issued; teacher failed to review film beforehand

(Black Press Media files)
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