Patrick Penner

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis. File Photo.

Federal handling of COVID-19 outbreak at Mission Institution criticized by MPs, advocates

MPs joint statement takes aim at Correctional Service Canada, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis. File Photo.
5 inmates hospitalized from COVID-19 at Mission Institution, 4 corrections officers test positive

5 inmates hospitalized from COVID-19 at Mission Institution, 4 corrections officers test positive

The facility’s outbreak has infected 30 people: all of B.C.’s federal prison cases

5 inmates hospitalized from COVID-19 at Mission Institution, 4 corrections officers test positive
Pacific Institution in Abbotsford. Black Press file photo.

Corrections Canada numbers show Abbotsford prison has COVID-19 case

Inmate moved from Mission Institution to Pacific Regional Treatment Centre has positive test

Pacific Institution in Abbotsford. Black Press file photo.
Two inmates found positive for COVID-19 at Mission Institution; two other tests pending

Two inmates found positive for COVID-19 at Mission Institution; two other tests pending

15 staff self-isolating waiting results, says correctional officer

Two inmates found positive for COVID-19 at Mission Institution; two other tests pending
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Captain America joins friendly Abbotsford Spider-Man to take down trash

Local garbage crew bringing smiles to city amid pandemic

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Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway

Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway

20 to 25 cm expected from Hope to Merritt

Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway
Photo by Ana Maria Dacol/Creative Commons.

High cost, limited coverage for asthma medicine a concern during COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. man says he skips puffs to save money, but others have it worse

Photo by Ana Maria Dacol/Creative Commons.
Blue ribbons popping up along streets in Abbotsford in praise of B.C. healthcare workers

Blue ribbons popping up along streets in Abbotsford in praise of B.C. healthcare workers

Healthcare worker’s family starts local trend of morale support

Blue ribbons popping up along streets in Abbotsford in praise of B.C. healthcare workers
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry listens during a news conference about the provincial response to the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck.

‘We need to do more’: Fraser Health doctors send dire letter to Dr. Bonnie Henry

Letter says hospitals soon to be ‘overwhelmed,’ urges closure of all non-essential businesses

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry listens during a news conference about the provincial response to the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck.
Friendly Abbotsford Spider-man spotted fighting trash (not crime)

Friendly Abbotsford Spider-man spotted fighting trash (not crime)

Local garbage worker dons Spidey-suit to perform neighbourhood duty

Friendly Abbotsford Spider-man spotted fighting trash (not crime)
Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Black Press file photo.

Isolated Abbotsford doctor issues desperate plea for the public to take drastic COVID-19 action

Dr. Brian Driedger describes state of hospital, healthcare workers and need for social distancing

Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Black Press file photo.
COVID-19 cutting gas price to under $1 in some Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley cities

COVID-19 cutting gas price to under $1 in some Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley cities

Lack of consumer demand, global-oil war reducing pump prices

COVID-19 cutting gas price to under $1 in some Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley cities
KAM Productions photo.

VIDEO: Abbotsford fire crews battle destructive garage fire in midst of morning windstorm

Crews endure ‘bitter cold,’ lack of fire hydrants in 90 km/h winds

KAM Productions photo.
Insp. Max Waddell, head of Winnipeg’s Guns and Gang Unit, speaking at a Winnipeg Police Services press conference on Thursday morning, March 12.

Abbotsford man arrested in massive cocaine bust by Winnipeg police

19 kilograms of cocaine with street value of $1.5 million seized

Insp. Max Waddell, head of Winnipeg’s Guns and Gang Unit, speaking at a Winnipeg Police Services press conference on Thursday morning, March 12.
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Young B.C. family expected new puppy to arrive at airport, got scam instead

Surprise gift for kids turned into surprise theft from parents

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Abbotsford dentist suspended and fined $30,000 for malpractice, over-billing, sedating patients without qualifications

Abbotsford dentist suspended and fined $30,000 for malpractice, over-billing, sedating patients without qualifications

Dr. Kyle Nawrot gets nine month ban for ‘unwarranted, excessive, inappropriate’ treatments

Abbotsford dentist suspended and fined $30,000 for malpractice, over-billing, sedating patients without qualifications
Tragedy revisited: Vigil held for three Abbotsford farm workers killed in 2007

Tragedy revisited: Vigil held for three Abbotsford farm workers killed in 2007

Worrying vehicle-inspection data shows lessons may not have been learned

Tragedy revisited: Vigil held for three Abbotsford farm workers killed in 2007
An Abbotsford fire crew member can be seen here dousing the semis with a fie hose. Screenshot taken from KAM Productions video.

VIDEO: Three semi trucks destroyed in parking lot fire in Abbotsford

Fire crews quickly douse early-morning flames on Simpson Road, cause unknown

An Abbotsford fire crew member can be seen here dousing the semis with a fie hose. Screenshot taken from KAM Productions video.
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. Black Press file photo.

Three civil cases alleging sexual assault by former B.C. RCMP officer to go forward

Donald Cooke was AAA minor hockey coach of two alleged victims

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. Black Press file photo.
Abbotsford’s Jeannette and Marilyn Johnston are celebrating their 14th and 15th leap-year birthday’s together. Patrick Penner / Abbotsford News.

VIDEO: B.C. leap-year siblings ‘leapies’ celebrate 14th, 15th, birthdays together

Marilyn and Jeannette Johnston have never missed sharing Feb. 29 together for 56 years

Abbotsford’s Jeannette and Marilyn Johnston are celebrating their 14th and 15th leap-year birthday’s together. Patrick Penner / Abbotsford News.