Abbotsford News Staff

The West Coast Women’s Show is normally held every October at Tradex in Abbotsford. This year’s event will be an Online Pop-Up from Nov. 13 to 15. (Abbotsford News file photo)

West Coast Women’s Show in Abbotsford goes virtual for 2020

Online Pop-Up shopping from Nov. 13 to 15 replaces annual event at Tradex

The West Coast Women’s Show is normally held every October at Tradex in Abbotsford. This year’s event will be an Online Pop-Up from Nov. 13 to 15. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation held its inaugural Grand Gala in November 2019 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. This year’s event will be held online. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds virtual Grand Gala

Second annual event takes place online on Nov. 20, raising funds for local hospitals

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation held its inaugural Grand Gala in November 2019 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. This year’s event will be held online. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford author Katrina Wiggins has been shortlisted for the Page Turner Award eBook Award for her young adult novel, Blind the Eyes.

Abbotsford author shortlisted for literary award for young adult novel

Katrina Wiggins’ book Blind the Eyes is about climate crisis and monsters

Abbotsford author Katrina Wiggins has been shortlisted for the Page Turner Award eBook Award for her young adult novel, Blind the Eyes.
A pair of crashes on Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack have snarled traffic in both directions.

Pair of crashes snarl traffic between Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Traffic delays eastbound, large westbound backup

A pair of crashes on Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack have snarled traffic in both directions.
John Redekop, with wife Doris, was the 2019 recipient of the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award from UFV. (Photo courtesy of UFV)

Nominations open until Oct. 30 for UFV’s Betty Urquhart Awards

Award recognizes ‘significant impact’ of volunteer work by an individual or group

John Redekop, with wife Doris, was the 2019 recipient of the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award from UFV. (Photo courtesy of UFV)
John Horgan meets with candidates Pam Alexis and Preet Rai and local citizens in Abbotsford on Wednesday afternoon. (Submitted)

NDP Leader John Horgan campaigns in Abbotsford with local candidates

Horgan meets with hopefuls Pam Alexis and Preet Rai on Wednesday afternoon

John Horgan meets with candidates Pam Alexis and Preet Rai and local citizens in Abbotsford on Wednesday afternoon. (Submitted)
The Abbotsford Police Department has released this composite sketch of a suspect in a sexual assault that occurred Aug. 14.

Police release sketch of Abbotsford sex-assault suspect

Woman attacked Aug. 14 while watering plants in her yard

The Abbotsford Police Department has released this composite sketch of a suspect in a sexual assault that occurred Aug. 14.
Abbotsford aerial view

Programs help local businesses in wake of COVID-19

Local Business Restart Project offered in Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Abbotsford aerial view
Steven Point (left) and Bob Rae are the keynote speakers at an online event Sept. 24 celebrating the launch of UFV’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre in Abbotsford.

UFV to launch Peace and Reconciliation Centre in Abbotsford

Online event on Sept. 24 features keynote speaker Bob Rae and Steven Point

Steven Point (left) and Bob Rae are the keynote speakers at an online event Sept. 24 celebrating the launch of UFV’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre in Abbotsford.
Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed after a police incident in central Abbotsford on Friday afternoon (Sept. 11). (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

UPDATE: Officer shoots suspect after being pepper-sprayed in Abbotsford

Officer and suspect taken to hospital after incident at Cabela’s Friday afternoon

Marshall Road and McCallum Junction shopping centre were closed after a police incident in central Abbotsford on Friday afternoon (Sept. 11). (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
The South Asian Studies Institute at UFV has been given $1.14 million in funding for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project, which includes the digitization of South Asian Canadian collections such as photos and artifacts. (UFV photo)

University of Fraser Valley receives $1.14M for Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project

Funds go to South Asian Studies Institute in Abbotsford

The South Asian Studies Institute at UFV has been given $1.14 million in funding for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project, which includes the digitization of South Asian Canadian collections such as photos and artifacts. (UFV photo)
Debra Novacluse was found dead in a suite at the Super 8 motel on Hugh Allan Drive on Aug. 27, 2016. David Albert Miller was charged with first-degree murder, but found guilty of second-degree murder in July 2020. Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week

October sentencing hearing set for Fraser Valley man in Kamloops motel murder

A Fraser Valley man will be sentenced in mid-October for the 2016 murder of his girlfriend

Debra Novacluse was found dead in a suite at the Super 8 motel on Hugh Allan Drive on Aug. 27, 2016. David Albert Miller was charged with first-degree murder, but found guilty of second-degree murder in July 2020. Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week
The Wings and Wheels event raised over $50,000 in the battle against breast cancer. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Wings and Wheels event raises close to $60,000

Two-day event at Tradex supports Crystal Gala Foundation in a big way over the weekend

The Wings and Wheels event raised over $50,000 in the battle against breast cancer. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
PHOTOS/VIDEO: Wings and Wheels set for weekend lift-off in Abbotsford

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Wings and Wheels set for weekend lift-off in Abbotsford

Fundraiser to raise money for Crystal Gala Foundation and the fight against breast cancer

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Wings and Wheels set for weekend lift-off in Abbotsford
Abbotsford Police successfully dealt with a man suffering with mental health issues on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 2). After three hours of a calm standoff, he was safely taken into custody for medical help. (Submitted)

Police lay out details of mental health response in Abbotsford over long weekend

APD officers assist mental health team for three hours yesterday, man sent to hospital with injury

Abbotsford Police successfully dealt with a man suffering with mental health issues on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 2). After three hours of a calm standoff, he was safely taken into custody for medical help. (Submitted)
This parking lot adjacent to Mill Lake Park was taped off for several hours on Monday (June 22) after a man was found dead in a vehicle. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Man found dead in vehicle in Abbotsford parking lot

Cause of death not yet known; matter still under investigation

This parking lot adjacent to Mill Lake Park was taped off for several hours on Monday (June 22) after a man was found dead in a vehicle. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Highway slowdown between Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Highway slowdown between Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Lane blocked; motorists warned about delays

Highway slowdown between Chilliwack and Abbotsford
Th Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit seized a replica handgun and other items after they stopped three cyclists in Abbotsford on April 9. (CFSEU photo)

Police seize fake gun and hunting knife from 3 cyclists in Abbotsford

Trio stopped after committing infractions under the Motor Vehicle Act

Th Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit seized a replica handgun and other items after they stopped three cyclists in Abbotsford on April 9. (CFSEU photo)
The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.

B.C. doctor designs special operating room for COVID-19 patients

Design protects patients from wound infection while preventing virus from spreading to nearby areas

The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.
Photo by LuAnn Hunt on Unsplash

Canadian Blood Services worried about appointment cancellations during pandemic

Agency says it’s still safe to donate blood during COVID-19 crisis

Photo by LuAnn Hunt on Unsplash