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Plans for the Abbotsford Tech District on Sumas Mountain include a centre for innovation and food security, housing, and commercial and professional services.

UPDATE: ‘Abbotsford’s Silicon Valley’ working with city on Sumas Mountain plans

Abbotsford Tech District previously submitted letter that slammed the city

Plans for the Abbotsford Tech District on Sumas Mountain include a centre for innovation and food security, housing, and commercial and professional services.
Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr (left) donated his liver to his brother DJ. The two are now recovering after the transplant surgery in Toronto.

Abbotsford Police chief donates 67% of liver to his brother

Mike Serr and brother DJ undergo transplant surgery in Toronto

Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr (left) donated his liver to his brother DJ. The two are now recovering after the transplant surgery in Toronto.
Andy Anderson of Abbotsford celebrated his 95th birthday on Sept. 19, 2020. He died on Feb. 23, 2021. His daughter successfully sued his former housekeeper for $110,000 in unpaid loans and other transactions, with the judgment being issued in January 2023. (Submitted photo)

Former housekeeper ordered to repay $110K to Abbotsford man’s estate

Daughter of Andy Anderson wins lawsuit for unpaid loans and other transactions

Andy Anderson of Abbotsford celebrated his 95th birthday on Sept. 19, 2020. He died on Feb. 23, 2021. His daughter successfully sued his former housekeeper for $110,000 in unpaid loans and other transactions, with the judgment being issued in January 2023. (Submitted photo)
Clearbrook’s water supply has won an international competition for the seventh year. (Stock photo by Andres Siimon on Unsplash)

Water in Clearbrook area of Abbotsford named best in world for 7th time

Supply wins gold medal for municipal water in international competition

Clearbrook’s water supply has won an international competition for the seventh year. (Stock photo by Andres Siimon on Unsplash)
Investigators were on the scene of a serious one-car collision at Highway 11 and McCallum Road in Abbotsford on April 26, 2021. (PHOTO: Shane MacKichan)

Officer’s actions justified in 2021 crash involving speeding driver, says IIO

Independent Investigations Office says charges will not be recommended

Investigators were on the scene of a serious one-car collision at Highway 11 and McCallum Road in Abbotsford on April 26, 2021. (PHOTO: Shane MacKichan)
An air ambulance prepares to land on Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Friday afternoon (Feb. 24) as a Abbotsford Police car blocks off South Parallel Road following a serious collision. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Driver critically injured in one-car crash in Abbotsford

Air ambulance closed Highway 1 between Sumas Way and Whatcom Road

An air ambulance prepares to land on Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Friday afternoon (Feb. 24) as a Abbotsford Police car blocks off South Parallel Road following a serious collision. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
Abbotsford lawyer Randle Howarth has been suspended for 10 weeks for the inappropriate use of a trust account. (Black Press Media file photo)

Abbotsford lawyer suspended for using trust account to deposit Surrey sawmill funds

Law Society says investor money accepted by Randle Howarth included $45K in $20 bills

Abbotsford lawyer Randle Howarth has been suspended for 10 weeks for the inappropriate use of a trust account. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Abbotsford Police Department removed eight impaired drivers from the roads in a four-hour period on Wednesday night (Feb. 22). (Photo by APD)

8 impaired drivers caught by police in Abbotsford over 4 hours

Patrol officers issue 90- and 30-day driving bans on Wednesday night

The Abbotsford Police Department removed eight impaired drivers from the roads in a four-hour period on Wednesday night (Feb. 22). (Photo by APD)
A 91-year-old woman who was using a walker was injured in Abbotsford on Feb. 14 when she prevented a thief from grabbing her purse. (Stock photo by Filmbetrachter from Pixabay)

Woman, 91, with walker injured while thwarting purse snatcher in Abbotsford

Police seek witnesses and dashcam footage from incident in church parking lot

A 91-year-old woman who was using a walker was injured in Abbotsford on Feb. 14 when she prevented a thief from grabbing her purse. (Stock photo by Filmbetrachter from Pixabay)
Alex Blanarou of Surrey was killed in Abbotsford on Dec. 28, 2017. All three men charged in relation to his killing have now been sentenced.

Shooter who chased and killed Surrey man in Abbotsford sentenced to 10 years

Islam Nagem is last of 3 men to be sentenced in killing of Alex Blanarou in December 2017

Alex Blanarou of Surrey was killed in Abbotsford on Dec. 28, 2017. All three men charged in relation to his killing have now been sentenced.
The new Marshall Road Connector (shown here at Ross Road) remains closed for road repairs. The route opened Oct. 29, but has been closed since Nov. 10. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

No reopening date yet for Abbotsford road that closed 12 days after it opened

Marshall Road Connector links to 16th Avenue, opening route all the way to Surrey

The new Marshall Road Connector (shown here at Ross Road) remains closed for road repairs. The route opened Oct. 29, but has been closed since Nov. 10. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A single-vehicle crash occurred Thursday night (Feb. 16) on Highway 1 near the Clearbrook Road exit in Abbotsford. (Photo by Shane MacKichan)

Two people taken to hospital and dog dies in collision on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Driver suffers critical injuries in single-car crash Thursday night near Clearbrook Road exit

A single-vehicle crash occurred Thursday night (Feb. 16) on Highway 1 near the Clearbrook Road exit in Abbotsford. (Photo by Shane MacKichan)
Two motorcyclists from Mission had their bikes impounded on Tuesday night (Feb. 14) after passing an unmarked police car at high speed on Highway 11 in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Two Mission bikers hit speeds of 200 km/h and pass cop car in Abbotsford

Pair were detained for dangerous driving on 80 km/h zone on Highway 11

Two motorcyclists from Mission had their bikes impounded on Tuesday night (Feb. 14) after passing an unmarked police car at high speed on Highway 11 in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
Joan Stevens of Abbotsford recently won $100,000 on a Black Pearls scratch-and-win ticket. (Photo by BC Lottery Corporation)

Trip for tortilla chips and candy turns into $100K win for Abbotsford resident

Joan Stevens uncovers top prize on Black Pearls scratch-and-win ticket

Joan Stevens of Abbotsford recently won $100,000 on a Black Pearls scratch-and-win ticket. (Photo by BC Lottery Corporation)
Alex Blanarou of Surrey was killed in Abbotsford on Dec. 28, 2017. Two of the three men charged with his killing have now been sentenced.

Shooter who killed Surrey man in Abbotsford sentenced to 14 years in jail

Edrick Raju fired two shots at Alexander Blanarou in December 2017

Alex Blanarou of Surrey was killed in Abbotsford on Dec. 28, 2017. Two of the three men charged with his killing have now been sentenced.
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Three teens from Abbotsford and Langley charged after ‘unprovoked attack’ in Vancouver

Police say victim, 29, suffered serious injuries in assault

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Alex Blanarou of Surrey was killed in Abbotsford on Dec. 28, 2017 at the age of 24.

Lawyers recommend 14 years for one of two men who killed Surrey man in Abbotsford

Judge reserves sentencing decision until Friday for Edrick Raju, involved in death of Alex Blanarou

Alex Blanarou of Surrey was killed in Abbotsford on Dec. 28, 2017 at the age of 24.
Jason Himpfen, in 2019 (left) and 2017, has been charged in relation to a 2021 incident in Abbotsford and Chilliwack.

Charges laid in reckless drive caught by police helicopter in Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Jason Himpfen also charged with possession for purpose of trafficking from 2021 incident

Jason Himpfen, in 2019 (left) and 2017, has been charged in relation to a 2021 incident in Abbotsford and Chilliwack.
The body of a man was found early Friday morning (Feb. 3) at a home on Nicholson Avenue (off of the north end of Mt. Lehman Road) in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

UPDATE: Man found dead at Abbotsford drug lab after report of shots fired, home invasion

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over case; 2 suspects taken into custody

The body of a man was found early Friday morning (Feb. 3) at a home on Nicholson Avenue (off of the north end of Mt. Lehman Road) in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A man robbed a vape store in Abbotsford on Jan. 14. (Screenshot from video)

Video released of man robbing Abbotsford vape store at gunpoint

Police ask for public’s help to identify suspect from incident on Jan. 14

A man robbed a vape store in Abbotsford on Jan. 14. (Screenshot from video)
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