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OPCC orders review into penalty in Abbotsford officer domestic-assault case

Department proposed 16-day suspension for assault and harassment of officer’s ex-spouse

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University of the Fraser Valley campus in Abbotsford.

UFV investigates reports of racial slurs from two students

Matter circulated on social media and was brought to university’s attention

University of the Fraser Valley campus in Abbotsford.
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B.C. man offers ‘diamonds’ to woman and then stays on her property for 5 hours

Abbotsford Police say intruder has been identified and has mental-health issues

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Black Lives Matter posters in the Auguston neighbourhood of Abbotsford have been ripped down and defaced. (Submitted photos)

Black Lives Matter posters ripped down and defaced in Abbotsford

Residents of Auguston neighbourhood are concerned about racism

Black Lives Matter posters in the Auguston neighbourhood of Abbotsford have been ripped down and defaced. (Submitted photos)
A dog with what was believed to be duct tape around its muzzle was first spotted on Discovery Trail in Abbotsford near Terry Lake on June 2. (Google Maps)

Mystery of the duct-taped dog in Abbotsford has happy ending

Owner found, and tape proves to be a plastic muzzle

A dog with what was believed to be duct tape around its muzzle was first spotted on Discovery Trail in Abbotsford near Terry Lake on June 2. (Google Maps)
Charles Henry Klose, 58, of Abbotsford was the victim of a homicide in the downtown Chilliwack area on June 6, 2020. (Photo courtesy of IHIT)

Homicide victim Chucky Klose described as ‘kind and gentle,’ ‘very forgiving’

Abbotsford resident killed in Chilliwack; body found in parking lot on June 6

Charles Henry Klose, 58, of Abbotsford was the victim of a homicide in the downtown Chilliwack area on June 6, 2020. (Photo courtesy of IHIT)
A dog seen with duct tape around its muzzle was first spotted on Discovery Trail in Abbotsford near Terry Lake on Tuesday, June 2. (Google Maps)

Stray dog with duct-taped mouth eludes capture in Abbotsford

SPCA and Petsearchers involved in search for dog first spotted on June 2

A dog seen with duct tape around its muzzle was first spotted on Discovery Trail in Abbotsford near Terry Lake on Tuesday, June 2. (Google Maps)
A dog seen with duct tape around its muzzle has been spotted on Discovery Trail in Abbotsford, near Terry Lake. (Google Maps)

Stray dog with duct tape around muzzle spotted in Abbotsford

Pooch has been spotted over two days, but has escaped capture so far

A dog seen with duct tape around its muzzle has been spotted on Discovery Trail in Abbotsford, near Terry Lake. (Google Maps)
The lineups were steady at the 2019 Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Abbotsford. This year’s festival is being held in June as a drive-thru event in Langley and Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

No need to get out of your car at food truck festival in Abbotsford and Langley

Annual event takes drive-thru approach during COVID-19 pandemic

The lineups were steady at the 2019 Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Abbotsford. This year’s festival is being held in June as a drive-thru event in Langley and Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Sexual offender Danny Depew has been sentenced in Abbotsford.

Sex offender Danny Depew sentenced in Abbotsford to 2.5 more years

Depew still has child-luring charges before the courts in Ontario

Sexual offender Danny Depew has been sentenced in Abbotsford.
Missing since 2016, Marie Stuart’s remains found in Abbotsford

Missing since 2016, Marie Stuart’s remains found in Abbotsford

Pregnant Abbotsford woman was last seen in December 2016

Missing since 2016, Marie Stuart’s remains found in Abbotsford
Marie Stuart of Abbotsford had been missing since Dec. 27, 2016.

Missing since 2016, Marie Stuart’s remains found in Abbotsford

Pregnant Abbotsford woman was last seen in December 2016

Marie Stuart of Abbotsford had been missing since Dec. 27, 2016.
An inmate at Mountain Institution in Agassiz has tested positive for COVID-19.

Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Mountain Institution in Agassiz

Inmate was one of 15 transferred from Abbotsford prison after 14-day isolation

An inmate at Mountain Institution in Agassiz has tested positive for COVID-19.
A music video to the song Lean on Me has been released by a Grade 7 class at Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford class creates Lean on Me music video to thank front-line workers

Grade 7 students invite doctors, paramedics, police officers and 7 other schools to participate

A music video to the song Lean on Me has been released by a Grade 7 class at Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford.
A fire on Hallert Road in Abbotsford on Saturday afternoon destroyed a two-storey home and all the possessions inside, as well as damaging two vehicles. The seven family members who lived there were able to safely escape. (Submitted photo)

Family of 7 loses everything in Abbotsford house fire

GoFundMe account set up after blaze destroys two-storey home

A fire on Hallert Road in Abbotsford on Saturday afternoon destroyed a two-storey home and all the possessions inside, as well as damaging two vehicles. The seven family members who lived there were able to safely escape. (Submitted photo)
The Fraser Valley’s only ground-based critical-care ambulance is being moved May 11 from Abbotsford to Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

Valley’s only critical-care ambulance being moved from Abbotsford to Vancouver

Paramedics’ union concerned that relocation could jeopardize patient safety

The Fraser Valley’s only ground-based critical-care ambulance is being moved May 11 from Abbotsford to Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
A homeless camp on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford in 2013 is the subject of a complaint that will proceed to a hearing of the Human Rights Tribunal. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Human-rights complaint by 5 homeless men in Abbotsford will proceed to hearing

Issues occurred in 2013 around time of infamous manure-spreading incident

A homeless camp on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford in 2013 is the subject of a complaint that will proceed to a hearing of the Human Rights Tribunal. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Man who assaulted nurse in Abbotsford sentenced to three months in jail

Neale Heath used dumbbell to strike nurse in hospital last September

Abbotsford Regional Hospital
Man who killed Abbotsford teen in 2005 loses bid to appeal conviction

Man who killed Abbotsford teen in 2005 loses bid to appeal conviction

Dustin Moir previously had two trials for the murder of Chelsey Acorn, 14, near Hope

Man who killed Abbotsford teen in 2005 loses bid to appeal conviction
COVID-19 is not a ‘get-out-of-jail-free card,’ says B.C. judge

COVID-19 is not a ‘get-out-of-jail-free card,’ says B.C. judge

Suspect denied bail, despite using pandemic as defence to be released from jail

COVID-19 is not a ‘get-out-of-jail-free card,’ says B.C. judge