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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)
Participating in a virtual forum on Wednesday night were federal Abbotsford riding candidates (clockwise from top left) Stephen Fowler (Green Party), Navreen Gill (Liberal), Kevin Sinclair (People’s Party) and Ed Fast (Conservative). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford PPC candidate admits to having COVID in debate; takes aim at vaccine passports

PPC candidate Kevin Sinclair claimed to be treating his symptoms with Vitamins C and D

Participating in a virtual forum on Wednesday night were federal Abbotsford riding candidates (clockwise from top left) Stephen Fowler (Green Party), Navreen Gill (Liberal), Kevin Sinclair (People’s Party) and Ed Fast (Conservative). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Police were on scene on Monday, Aug. 30 after a deceased Abbotsford man was found in a vehicle at the Evergreen Baptist seniors’ housing campus in White Rock.

Abbotsford man, 53, found dead in truck in White Rock

BC Coroners Service is continuing to investigate circumstances

Police were on scene on Monday, Aug. 30 after a deceased Abbotsford man was found in a vehicle at the Evergreen Baptist seniors’ housing campus in White Rock.
Menno Home in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)

COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care home in Abbotsford up to 33 cases

Those who are vaccinated are experiencing ‘relatively mild’ symptoms, says Menno Home

Menno Home in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier addresses the crowd at a rally on Saturday (Sept. 4) at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier at rally in Abbotsford opposes ‘radical trans activists’

Bernier says his party would repeal bills C-16 and C-6 to protect public from ‘radical agenda’

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier addresses the crowd at a rally on Saturday (Sept. 4) at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Abdul, whose identity is being concealed, is desperate to get his family out of Afghanistan, particularly since the Taliban takeover of the country in Mid-August. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford man fights to get family out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Abdul has been in Canada for three years after leaving due to death threats related to his work

Abdul, whose identity is being concealed, is desperate to get his family out of Afghanistan, particularly since the Taliban takeover of the country in Mid-August. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Kevin Wesley has been charged with the first-degree murder of Christopher Hood on July 5, 2021 in Abbotsford.

Man charged with 1st-degree murder at Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford

Body of Christopher Hood, 44, was found in parking lot on July 5, 2021

Kevin Wesley has been charged with the first-degree murder of Christopher Hood on July 5, 2021 in Abbotsford.
Robert Schellenberg, formerly of Abbotsford, is shown here on Chinese media during his drug-smuggling re-trial in China in January 2019.

Family says ‘difficult to process’ death sentence in China of former Abbotsford man

Amnesty International condemns court’s decision to deny appeal of Robert Schellenberg

Robert Schellenberg, formerly of Abbotsford, is shown here on Chinese media during his drug-smuggling re-trial in China in January 2019.
Road construction on Vye Road between Riverside Road and Sumas Way (Highway 11) in Abbotsford has been delayed due to a recent archeological discovery. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Major $47M road project in Abbotsford delayed due to archeological find

Unspecified discovery means heritage permit and First Nations consultation are required

Road construction on Vye Road between Riverside Road and Sumas Way (Highway 11) in Abbotsford has been delayed due to a recent archeological discovery. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Randeep Match is shown during his 2009 arrest for cocaine possession. (File photo)

Abbotsford man convicted of 2014 Surrey fatal stabbing gets day parole for 2nd time

Randeep Match was sentenced to 6.5 years for killing Shane Dhaliwal

Randeep Match is shown during his 2009 arrest for cocaine possession. (File photo)
Former masseur Reinhard “Bud” Loewen of Abbotsford has now been charged with 24 counts of sexual assault. (Facebook photo)

Former Abbotsford masseur now faces 24 sexual assault charges

Reinhard ‘Bud’ Loewen formerly operated Bud’s Massage Therapy

Former masseur Reinhard “Bud” Loewen of Abbotsford has now been charged with 24 counts of sexual assault. (Facebook photo)
Jason Himpfen in 2019 (left) and 2017.

Abbotsford Police issue warning about man involved in gang conflict

Jason Himpfen poses ‘significant risk’ to community and those associated with him

Jason Himpfen in 2019 (left) and 2017.
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.

Former Abbotsford vice-principal charged with child porn had charter rights breached, judge rules

Judge says search warrant against Mike Haire was invalid, making evidence inadmissible

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.
Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

Abbotsford killer’s parole eligibility set at 16 years

Gabriel Klein sentenced for the 2016 fatal stabbing of Letisha Reimer

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.

Sentencing slated for Abbotsford school killer

Judge scheduled to give decision Wednesday on Gabriel Klein’s parole eligibility

Letisha Reimer, 13, was killed Nov. 1, 2016 in a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a possible child-luring incident that occurred on July 4. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Police in Abbotsford investigate possible child-luring incident involving 2 men

One man was carrying two hockey sticks and said he was a professional athlete, police say

The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a possible child-luring incident that occurred on July 4. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A large police presence was on hand Monday afternoon (July 5) on Clinton Avenue, east of Clearbrook Road, after a body was found in a parking lot of Clearbrook Park. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Homicide investigation underway after body found in Abbotsford park

Body discovered early Monday morning in Clearbrook Park

A large police presence was on hand Monday afternoon (July 5) on Clinton Avenue, east of Clearbrook Road, after a body was found in a parking lot of Clearbrook Park. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)