Vikki Hopes

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Abbotsford teacher reprimanded for showing video with profanity and violence

Three-day suspension issued; teacher failed to review film beforehand

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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)
Jared Davidson was one of the tenants impacted when the Many Ways Home Society in Abbotsford issued a “notice to vacate” to 45 tenants in August. But now that two agencies have stepped in to help, all the tenants can remain in their homes. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Province provides $149K for 19 transitional-housing tenants in Abbotsford

BC Housing steps in after Many Ways Home Society ceases operation

Jared Davidson was one of the tenants impacted when the Many Ways Home Society in Abbotsford issued a “notice to vacate” to 45 tenants in August. But now that two agencies have stepped in to help, all the tenants can remain in their homes. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Jaclyn Smith Ferland, formerly of Abbotsford, has been missing in Costa Rica since Aug. 17.

Former Abbotsford woman has been missing in Costa Rica since Aug. 17

Search efforts have been underway to locate Jaclyn Smith Ferland

Jaclyn Smith Ferland, formerly of Abbotsford, has been missing in Costa Rica since Aug. 17.
Menno Home in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)

UPDATE: COVID-19 outbreak at Menno Home in Abbotsford up to 34 cases

Those who are vaccinated are experiencing ‘relatively mild’ symptoms, says care 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)
A large protest took place along Marshall Road in front of Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 1) in response to COVID-19 health measures. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

More than 200 gather in Abbotsford to protest COVID-19 health measures

Dozens line the sidewalks on Wednesday afternoon outside of hospital

A large protest took place along Marshall Road in front of Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 1) in response to COVID-19 health measures. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Jared Davidson holds the “notice to vacate” letter that tenants of the Many Ways Home Housing transitional-housing program received on Aug. 17. Tenants received confirmation on Friday (Aug. 20) that everyone can stay. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Tenants of transitional-housing program in Abbotsford no longer have to move

Another agency comes forward to take over from Many Ways Home Society

Jared Davidson holds the “notice to vacate” letter that tenants of the Many Ways Home Housing transitional-housing program received on Aug. 17. Tenants received confirmation on Friday (Aug. 20) that everyone can stay. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A home at George Ferguson Way and Ware Street in Abbotsford resulted in a large police presence (above photo) on June 14, after reports of an apparent home invasion. That same home was the site of a shooting on Aug. 16 for which three men have now been charged. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Three men charged after victim shot in hand in Abbotsford

Incident occurred Monday, Aug. 16 at George Ferguson Way and Ware Street

A home at George Ferguson Way and Ware Street in Abbotsford resulted in a large police presence (above photo) on June 14, after reports of an apparent home invasion. That same home was the site of a shooting on Aug. 16 for which three men have now been charged. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Jared Davidson holds the “notice to vacate” letter that tenants of the Many Ways Home Housing transitional-housing program received this week. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Transitional-housing tenants in Abbotsford given just days to move

Many Ways Home Housing says it is no longer ‘financially feasible’ to operate

Jared Davidson holds the “notice to vacate” letter that tenants of the Many Ways Home Housing transitional-housing program received this week. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Priyam Mehta of Abbotsford won the B.C. regional portion of the Spelling Bee of Canada competition on Sunday (Aug. 15) and advances to the national event in October. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford boy to represent B.C. at national spelling bee

Priyam Mehta, 11, clinches regional event in his age category to advance

Priyam Mehta of Abbotsford won the B.C. regional portion of the Spelling Bee of Canada competition on Sunday (Aug. 15) and advances to the national event in October. (Submitted photo)
Police were on scene June 14 in the area of George Ferguson Way and Ware Street. They were called to the same residence Monday night (Aug. 16) after a man was shot in the hand. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Man shot in hand in Abbotsford and 3 suspects arrested

Stray bullet enters neighbouring home, but nobody injured in incident at George Ferguson and Ware

Police were on scene June 14 in the area of George Ferguson Way and Ware Street. They were called to the same residence Monday night (Aug. 16) after a man was shot in the hand. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A baby snowshoe hare is one of the current inhabitants at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre in Abbotsford. The centre is facing financial constraints due to the pandemic and the required demolition of their clinic and nursery. (Submitted photo)

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford faces financial crush

Site has to cancel fundraising open house for second year in a row

A baby snowshoe hare is one of the current inhabitants at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre in Abbotsford. The centre is facing financial constraints due to the pandemic and the required demolition of their clinic and nursery. (Submitted photo)
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.
Mission Fire Rescue Service was called to a blaze inside the Canadian Tire store on London Avenue on Jan. 30, 2019. (Kevin Mills/Mission City Record)

Man pleads guilty to 2019 arson at Canadian Tire in Mission

Quince Chalifoux set blaze that caused milions of dollars in damages

Mission Fire Rescue Service was called to a blaze inside the Canadian Tire store on London Avenue on Jan. 30, 2019. (Kevin Mills/Mission City Record)
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)
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Two Abbotsford businesses out $100K each in email scam

Fraudsters used address similar to legitimate company to request e-transfer to pay invoice

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Robert Schellenberg, formerly of Abbotsford, is shown here on Chinese media during his drug-smuggling re-trial in China in January 2019.

Former Abbotsford man loses bid to appeal death sentence in China

Robert Schellenberg was sentenced to death in January 2019 on drug-smuggling charges

Robert Schellenberg, formerly of Abbotsford, is shown here on Chinese media during his drug-smuggling re-trial in China in January 2019.