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Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)

Killer gets life sentence for shooting Abbotsford man in Coal Harbour

Francois Gauthier, 52, gunned down Harb Dhaliwal on April 17, 2021

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Protesters with the Meat the Victims organization ran onto the Excelsior Hog Farm property in Abbotsford on April 28, 2019. The trial is now underway for three people who have been charged in relation to the incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford farmer says 2019 protest at hog farm was ‘hard to deal with’

Calvin Binnendyk testifies at trial for 3 charged with mischief and break-and-enter

Protesters with the Meat the Victims organization ran onto the Excelsior Hog Farm property in Abbotsford on April 28, 2019. The trial is now underway for three people who have been charged in relation to the incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
(From left) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media Monday morning (June 27) on the first day of their trial at B.C. Supreme Court in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Crown says 3 accused placed hidden cameras on Abbotsford hog farm weeks before protest

Trial now underway for trio charged with mischief and break-and-enter

(From left) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media Monday morning (June 27) on the first day of their trial at B.C. Supreme Court in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
John Welsh and Los Valientes perform July 16 in Abbotsford in the first of three concerts in the Sun and Soil Concert Series. The series also takes place in Chilliwack and Langley in August.

Sun and Soil Concert Series runs in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Langley

Performances in outdoor settings with locally sourced food and beverages

John Welsh and Los Valientes perform July 16 in Abbotsford in the first of three concerts in the Sun and Soil Concert Series. The series also takes place in Chilliwack and Langley in August.
Abbotsford Police Const. Shaun Nagel, shown with service dog Karma, has been charged with two offences in relation to a February 2020 arrest in West Vancouver. (File photo by Dale Klippenstein)

Abbotsford officer charged with assault for 2020 arrest in West Vancouver

RCMP at the time said suspect needed surgery after being bitten by police dog

Abbotsford Police Const. Shaun Nagel, shown with service dog Karma, has been charged with two offences in relation to a February 2020 arrest in West Vancouver. (File photo by Dale Klippenstein)
Some of the youth from the 2021-22 Fraser Valley cohort of the Co-Creating a Sustainable BC program visited Net Zero Waste Abbotsford on a field tour to learn about the issue of organic waste in the community. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Basin Council invites youth to take action against climate change

Co-Creating a Sustainable BC program provides seed funding for projects

Some of the youth from the 2021-22 Fraser Valley cohort of the Co-Creating a Sustainable BC program visited Net Zero Waste Abbotsford on a field tour to learn about the issue of organic waste in the community. (Submitted photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)

Abbotsford man so far awarded $1.3M for 2008 crash that paralyzed him at age 9

Impaired driver found 90% liable; Nissan among defendants dismissed from claim

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Avian flu has been confirmed among some Canada geese at Mill Lake in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Avian flu confirmed in some Canada geese at Mill Lake in Abbotsford

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre is receiving almost-daily calls about ill or dead birds

Avian flu has been confirmed among some Canada geese at Mill Lake in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A video of a WestJet flight taken in June 1997 by Calgary employees to Abbotsford shows flight attendants dressed as nuns, apparently as a spoof of the 1960s TV series The Flying Nun. (Screengrab from video)

WestJet celebrates 25th anniversary at Abbotsford International Airport

First commercial air service out of YXX began June 18, 1997

A video of a WestJet flight taken in June 1997 by Calgary employees to Abbotsford shows flight attendants dressed as nuns, apparently as a spoof of the 1960s TV series The Flying Nun. (Screengrab from video)
Abbotsford council has approved in principle a plan for improved flood protection for Sumas Prairie, including a new Sumas River Pump Station. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford council supports ‘hybrid’ flood-protection plan, including new pump station

First phase to include new Sumas River pump station and improvements to Barrowtown

Abbotsford council has approved in principle a plan for improved flood protection for Sumas Prairie, including a new Sumas River Pump Station. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Pacific Institution in Abbotsford. (Black Press file photo)

Man who killed 2 neighbours dies while serving time in Abbotsford

Leonard Landrick was serving life sentence at Pacific Institution

Pacific Institution in Abbotsford. (Black Press file photo)
Scott Kuebeck is shown here during his Jan. 1, 2017 arrest in Abbotsford. He was later sentenced for nine robberies in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (KAM Productions photo)

Two men charged with gas station robbery in Abbotsford

One of the accused, Scott Kuebeck, has several prior robbery convictions

Scott Kuebeck is shown here during his Jan. 1, 2017 arrest in Abbotsford. He was later sentenced for nine robberies in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (KAM Productions photo)
Investigators were on scene, including with a drone, on Thursday afternoon (May 26) after two pedestrians were struck by a car at Ware Street and Bourquin Crescent West in Abbotsford. (Photo by Shane MacKichan)

Two elderly pedestrians seriously injured after being struck by car in Abbotsford

Driver is shaken, but is cooperating with investigators, police say

Investigators were on scene, including with a drone, on Thursday afternoon (May 26) after two pedestrians were struck by a car at Ware Street and Bourquin Crescent West in Abbotsford. (Photo by Shane MacKichan)
The Abbotsford Police Department is warning about a recent online “romance scam” that saw a local senior lose $270,000. (Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash)

Online ‘romance scam’ sees Abbotsford senior lose $270K

Police warn that it’s almost impossible to catch fraudsters in such cases

The Abbotsford Police Department is warning about a recent online “romance scam” that saw a local senior lose $270,000. (Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash)
Police were at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre on Wednesday night (May 25) after a fatal assault occurred. (Photo by Shane MacKichan)

UPDATE: 3 suspects in custody following fatal assault in Abbotsford

Man, 41, died Wednesday outside of Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Police were at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre on Wednesday night (May 25) after a fatal assault occurred. (Photo by Shane MacKichan)
Dash-cam footage released by the Abbotsford Police Department shows two drivers speeding along McCallum Road on June 4, 2021. (Screengrab from video)

Footage released of 2 drivers going 97 km/h over speed limit in Abbotsford

Pair pleaded guilty this month to incident from a year ago, both fined $1,000

Dash-cam footage released by the Abbotsford Police Department shows two drivers speeding along McCallum Road on June 4, 2021. (Screengrab from video)
A head-on collision occurred May 24, 2021 in the area of North Parallel Road and Whatcom Road in Abbotsford. A Surrey woman has now been charged in relation to the crash. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Service)

Surrey woman faces 9 charges for head-on crash in Abbotsford a year ago

Charges against Anureet Dosanjh include 6 counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm

A head-on collision occurred May 24, 2021 in the area of North Parallel Road and Whatcom Road in Abbotsford. A Surrey woman has now been charged in relation to the crash. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Service)
Among the items police discovered in a stolen vehicle that sped away from Abbotsford into Langley on Jan. 20 were 12 catalytic converters. Tyson Fust of Langley has now been sentenced. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

Man sentenced for stealing 12 catalytic converters and fleeing from Abbotsford to Langley

‘Prolific offender’ Tyson Fust previously pleaded guilty to 4 of the 13 charges he faced

Among the items police discovered in a stolen vehicle that sped away from Abbotsford into Langley on Jan. 20 were 12 catalytic converters. Tyson Fust of Langley has now been sentenced. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, is awaiting sentencing on two child-pornography charges, of which he was convicted in February 2022.

Crown says former Abbotsford vice-principal should get up to 3 years for child porn

Judge reserves sentencing decision for Mike Haire, convicted of 2 offences

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, is awaiting sentencing on two child-pornography charges, of which he was convicted in February 2022.
Investigators were on the scene Monday night (May 9) at a house on Arcadian Way in Abbotsford where the bodies of Arnie and Joanne De Jong were discovered earlier in the day. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford couple’s killings are ‘shocking and unsettling,’ says mayor

Henry Braun says he knew Arnie and Joanne De Jong for more than 40 years

Investigators were on the scene Monday night (May 9) at a house on Arcadian Way in Abbotsford where the bodies of Arnie and Joanne De Jong were discovered earlier in the day. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)