Patrick Penner

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.
AP file photo.

Vaping suspensions for Abbotsford students increase 1500 per cent in 2018

Students “defiant” to anti-vaping strategies, underground sale and manufacture of vape juice prevalent

AP file photo.
Shane MacKichan photo.

VIDEO: Pedestrian struck and killed crossing the street in Abbotsford

Intersection of Clearbrook and Peardonville roads closed for investigation

Shane MacKichan photo.
Young Abbotsford cancer survivor wins provincial award for fundraising

Young Abbotsford cancer survivor wins provincial award for fundraising

Air Canada Fan Flight recognizes courageous kids, brings them to meet local NHL teams

Young Abbotsford cancer survivor wins provincial award for fundraising
Mission principal saves goat, praised as hero by kindergarten students

Mission principal saves goat, praised as hero by kindergarten students

“Today I get to be the hero in their eyes, changing the world one stuck goat at a time”

Mission principal saves goat, praised as hero by kindergarten students
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on the 5300-block of Bates Road investigating the scene of a body found inside a burning SUV on Nov. 15. Bates Road is blocked off from Harris and Townshipline Road. (Patrick Penner photo.)

Body found after SUV found fully engulfed in flames in Abbotsford field

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team have been called in

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on the 5300-block of Bates Road investigating the scene of a body found inside a burning SUV on Nov. 15. Bates Road is blocked off from Harris and Townshipline Road. (Patrick Penner photo.)
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 photo.

Toxic smell returns to Abbotsford elementary school raising health concerns for students, teachers and parents

King Traditional Elementary suffers daily from neighbouring waste-storage facility’s stench

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 photo.
The traffic cam at the Sumas border at 12:40 p.m. DriveBC photo.

U.S. bound drivers suffering heavy delays at Lower Mainland border crossings

Shortest estimated wait time is 40 minutes at the Aldergrove Crossing

The traffic cam at the Sumas border at 12:40 p.m. DriveBC photo.
Young man stabbed at Abbotsford house party

Young man stabbed at Abbotsford house party

18-year-old transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Young man stabbed at Abbotsford house party
The graffiti targeting the prime minister and Bill Gates appeared the morning of the federal election and remained for two days. Black Press photo

Why anti-Trudeau graffiti on an Abbotsford overpass took three days to remove

The words, “Kill Trudeau,” appeared over the busy highway route on the morning of the election

The graffiti targeting the prime minister and Bill Gates appeared the morning of the federal election and remained for two days. Black Press photo
Marshall Road in Abbotsford was shut down from McMillan Road to Old Yale Road for over six hours. (Patrick Penner/Abbotsford News)

Man barricades himself inside Abbotsford home with gun, causing police standoff

Suspect is now in custody, faces numerous weapons charges

Marshall Road in Abbotsford was shut down from McMillan Road to Old Yale Road for over six hours. (Patrick Penner/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr speaks at an anti-gang rally held at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in 2018. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Countdown to murder-free year for Abbotsford and Mission: 59 days

The two municipalities have not gone a year without a murder since 2001

Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr speaks at an anti-gang rally held at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in 2018. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford teacher suspended for inappropriately touching students despite warning

Abbotsford teacher suspended for inappropriately touching students despite warning

Three students said touching made them feel uncomfortable but wasn’t sexual in nature

Abbotsford teacher suspended for inappropriately touching students despite warning
Emergency crews arrived to the accident site at 5:30 p.m. and CPR was seen being performed. (Curtis Kreklau photo.)

UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed in collision with pick-up truck on Mission bridge

Highway 7 and Dewdney Bridge closed for several hours Tuesday night due to crash

Emergency crews arrived to the accident site at 5:30 p.m. and CPR was seen being performed. (Curtis Kreklau photo.)
Calling all Lower Mainland pinball pros to Abbotsford tournament tonight

Calling all Lower Mainland pinball pros to Abbotsford tournament tonight

Flipper Freaks Pinball Club hosts league night the last Saturday of every month

Calling all Lower Mainland pinball pros to Abbotsford tournament tonight
The witness’s damaged Honda Civic was rammed from behind by the victim’s black SUV as he fled the gunmen on Tuesday evening in Abbotsford. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

Witness of Abbotsford shooting recounts terrifying experience

He describes being caught between the gunmen and their intended target

The witness’s damaged Honda Civic was rammed from behind by the victim’s black SUV as he fled the gunmen on Tuesday evening in Abbotsford. (Kevin MacDonald photo)
Emergency crews were on the scene Thursday morning of a hit-and-run on Highway 11 in Abbotsford that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

UPDATE: Vehicle located and driver arrested in relation to fatal hit-and-run

Male pedestrian in his 50s died after being struck by vehicle on Highway 11 in Abbotsford

Emergency crews were on the scene Thursday morning of a hit-and-run on Highway 11 in Abbotsford that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. (Kevin MacDonald photo)
B.C. woman finds mysterious coin among Grandma’s collection

B.C. woman finds mysterious coin among Grandma’s collection

Grandmother died when she was very young and her past is not well known to her mother

B.C. woman finds mysterious coin among Grandma’s collection
Kaitlyn and Amanda Sidhu consulting with neurologist Dr. James Lee in the new virtual care site at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Fraser health)

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

Kaitlyn and Amanda Sidhu consulting with neurologist Dr. James Lee in the new virtual care site at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Fraser health)