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Foster-care system improved following Abbotsford teen’s 2015 suicide, province says

Foster-care system improved following Abbotsford teen’s 2015 suicide, province says

Alex Gervais was placed in motel by ministry, not checked on by caregiver in 10 days prior to death

Foster-care system improved following Abbotsford teen’s 2015 suicide, province says
Barry Shantz in 2015 in front of a homeless camp at Gladys Avenue and Cyril Street. Abbotsford News file photo.

Fraser Valley homeless advocate killed by RCMP leaves behind complicated legacy

Barry Shantz was shot by Lytton police officers after six-hour standoff on Jan. 13

Barry Shantz in 2015 in front of a homeless camp at Gladys Avenue and Cyril Street. Abbotsford News file photo.
‘I was alone’: B.C. woman warns others after robber tries to force her to go to ATM

‘I was alone’: B.C. woman warns others after robber tries to force her to go to ATM

Manj Sidhu-Gill was alone in a parking lot on Jan. 15, when a man approached dressed in all black

‘I was alone’: B.C. woman warns others after robber tries to force her to go to ATM
Photo by Dale Klippenstein.

Teen gunmen arrested after holdup at illegal cannabis shop in Abbotsford

Two men demanded cash and weed before taking off on foot

Photo by Dale Klippenstein.
The recovery of a rolled-over dairy truck on Highway 1 was estimated to cost more than $500,000. More than 40,000 litres of milk was lost, with an estimated value of $50,000.                                Ben Lypka/ Abbotsford News

Rolled-over dairy truck in Abbotsford lost 40,000 litres of milk

Truck removed Sunday, Jan. 19, with specialized equipment to upright vehicle

The recovery of a rolled-over dairy truck on Highway 1 was estimated to cost more than $500,000. More than 40,000 litres of milk was lost, with an estimated value of $50,000.                                Ben Lypka/ Abbotsford News
File photo.

This suspected dine-and-dasher pulled gun on Abbotsford restaurant staff

Police arrest man after recognizing description of neck and arm tattoos

File photo.
VIDEO: Highway 1 left looking like winter war zone with dozens of stranded vehicles

VIDEO: Highway 1 left looking like winter war zone with dozens of stranded vehicles

Tow-truck driver says 30 vehicles still dot snowy landscape, including one rolled-over dairy truck

VIDEO: Highway 1 left looking like winter war zone with dozens of stranded vehicles
Scott Kuebeck is shown here during his Jan. 1, 2017 arrest in Abbotsford. He was sentenced for nine robberies in Abbotsford and Chilliwack in 2017, but released in December, 2019. KAM Productions photo.

Abbotsford bank ATM robbery thwarted by woman standing her ground

Police arrest alleged known robber running down South Fraser wearing balaclava

Scott Kuebeck is shown here during his Jan. 1, 2017 arrest in Abbotsford. He was sentenced for nine robberies in Abbotsford and Chilliwack in 2017, but released in December, 2019. KAM Productions photo.
Screenshot from Investing Trucker Youtube account video.

VIDEO: Semi driver records 22 crashes in one icy trip from Chilliwack to Abbotsford

‘Treacherous’ morning had emergency crews struggling to reach stranded drivers

Screenshot from Investing Trucker Youtube account video.
Heavy snowfall is expected in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley tonight, Jan. 17.

Not over yet: Mixture of snow, freezing rain on way as winter storm tapers in Lower Mainland

Environment Canada releases weather alert for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

Heavy snowfall is expected in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley tonight, Jan. 17.
File photo.

Abbotsford snowplow driver has advice for winter drivers

Curtis Jones is frustrated with drivers not using common sense

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Pacific Institution in Abbotsford. File photo.

Meth package shot into B.C. prison with bow and arrow

Investigation now underway and security has been increased

Pacific Institution in Abbotsford. File photo.
VIDEO: Highway 1 shut down in Abbotsford, Chilliwack due to whiteout, blowing snow

VIDEO: Highway 1 shut down in Abbotsford, Chilliwack due to whiteout, blowing snow

Police say they are struggling to reach stranded motorists

VIDEO: Highway 1 shut down in Abbotsford, Chilliwack due to whiteout, blowing snow
UPDATE: More slushy snow on way to Fraser Valley; Metro Vancouver braces for wind

UPDATE: More slushy snow on way to Fraser Valley; Metro Vancouver braces for wind

Weather reports, BC Ferry cancellations, power outages, school info and more

UPDATE: More slushy snow on way to Fraser Valley; Metro Vancouver braces for wind
The 26-story Mahogany Tower is the tallest building in Abbotsford. Ken Goudswaard/Abbotsford News

Insurance skyrockets 780% for Abbotsford condo owners

Strata president says government needs to step in to investigate

The 26-story Mahogany Tower is the tallest building in Abbotsford. Ken Goudswaard/Abbotsford News
Lineup at Sumas Crossing at 3:58 p.m. DriveBC photo.

U.S. border crossing wait times have drivers stuck for hours

While Abbotsford’s Sumas Crossing is the shortest, drivers report being stuck for up to two hours

Lineup at Sumas Crossing at 3:58 p.m. DriveBC photo.
KAM Productions screenshot.

VIDEO: Abbotsford fire crews knock out house fire in midst of windstorm

Crews responded to reports just after 9:30 p.m., quickly douse flames threatening nearby houses

KAM Productions screenshot.
B.C. woman wins legal battle over board game on reality T.V.’s ‘The People’s Court’

B.C. woman wins legal battle over board game on reality T.V.’s ‘The People’s Court’

Amateur game-maker takes on notorious U.S. company over childhood passion project

B.C. woman wins legal battle over board game on reality T.V.’s ‘The People’s Court’
Randi Kramer disputed a distracted driving ticket she received for having her phone charging in her car’s cupholder while driving in Vancouver on Oct. 1, 2019. (Trevor Kramer)

$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes

Over 50 per cent of Canadians admitted to using phone while driving last year, according to study

Randi Kramer disputed a distracted driving ticket she received for having her phone charging in her car’s cupholder while driving in Vancouver on Oct. 1, 2019. (Trevor Kramer)
A photo taken by Ministry of Environment inspectors on Nov. 22, 2018. The photo shows manure runoff on the south side of the storage facility. Ministry of Environment.

Trustees ask for more help after tearful meeting on B.C. school’s ‘toxic’ stench

Enforcement has ‘no teeth,’ school trustee says, while kids become sick

A photo taken by Ministry of Environment inspectors on Nov. 22, 2018. The photo shows manure runoff on the south side of the storage facility. Ministry of Environment.