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Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Hells Angels member dies while serving time in Abbotsford

Alan Knapczyk was at Matsqui Institution on 15-year sentence

Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Former Abbotsford resident Curtis Nikkel, wife Liza, and kids Daniel and Diana fled their home in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine and travelled to neighbouring Moldova. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Former Abbotsford man makes it safely to Moldova with wife and 2 kids

Curtis Nikkel and family left Ukraine in midst of Russian invasion

Former Abbotsford resident Curtis Nikkel, wife Liza, and kids Daniel and Diana fled their home in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine and travelled to neighbouring Moldova. (Facebook photo)
One of two men who were arrested in January 2020 after the robbery of a Subway restaurant in Abbotsford, and who were linked to 16 other Lower Mainland robberies, is back in police custody after an incident on Thursday, Feb. 24 in Abbotsford. Justin Walsh had been released from prison less than a month previously. (File photo)

Robber arrested in Abbotsford less than one month after release from prison

Justin Walsh was previously charged with 16 Lower Mainland robberies, convicted of 6

One of two men who were arrested in January 2020 after the robbery of a Subway restaurant in Abbotsford, and who were linked to 16 other Lower Mainland robberies, is back in police custody after an incident on Thursday, Feb. 24 in Abbotsford. Justin Walsh had been released from prison less than a month previously. (File photo)
A pickup truck was rear-ended Wednesday afternoon on Highway 1 in Abbotsford by a driver in an SUV who was fleeing from police. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Driver released from hospital after being struck by SUV fleeing from police in Abbotsford

Victim in pickup truck was rear-ended on Highway 1 on Wednesday afternoon

A pickup truck was rear-ended Wednesday afternoon on Highway 1 in Abbotsford by a driver in an SUV who was fleeing from police. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A black SUV crashed into another vehicle on Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 23) after fleeing twice from police. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Driver flees twice from police in Abbotsford, crashes into another car on Highway 1

Two people taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries

A black SUV crashed into another vehicle on Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 23) after fleeing twice from police. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Zacchary Hecock of Blaine, Wash. was sentenced Feb. 22 at the Abbotsford Law Courts for smuggling almost 200 kilograms of meth across the border. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Man sentenced in Abbotsford for one of largest meth seizures in Canada

Zacchary Hecock smuggled almost 200 kg across border in July 2020

Zacchary Hecock of Blaine, Wash. was sentenced Feb. 22 at the Abbotsford Law Courts for smuggling almost 200 kilograms of meth across the border. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Rich Robinson (left) and Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes.

The Black Crowes announce stop at Abbotsford Centre

Show on Sunday, July 17 part of Shake Your Money Maker Tour

Rich Robinson (left) and Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes.
Emergency services were on the scene of a stabbing on June 11, 2021 in the 2400 block of Countess Street in Abbotsford. (Photo: Kaytlin Harrison)

Man charged with June 2021 stabbing in Abbotsford

Ryan Therrien one of two men arrested after incident on Countess Street

Emergency services were on the scene of a stabbing on June 11, 2021 in the 2400 block of Countess Street in Abbotsford. (Photo: Kaytlin Harrison)
Pacific Institution in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Murderer and sexual assailant dies while housed at Pacific Institution in Abbotsford

William Roy Tame was serving indeterminate sentence for 1986 Calgary killing

Pacific Institution in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
A loaded gun and ammunition were found on a man who was detained following a street robbery in Abbotsford on Feb. 16, 2022. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

Man found with loaded gun after street robbery in Abbotsford

Charges pending against 2 men after incident on Feb. 16

A loaded gun and ammunition were found on a man who was detained following a street robbery in Abbotsford on Feb. 16, 2022. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
Abbotsford Police were at Colleen and Gordie Howe middle school Thursday morning (Feb. 17) due to a bomb threat. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

UPDATE: Police confirm incident at Abbotsford school was a bomb threat

Students are safe and back in class at Colleen and Gordie Howe middle school

Abbotsford Police were at Colleen and Gordie Howe middle school Thursday morning (Feb. 17) due to a bomb threat. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Cody Corbett has been identified by police as the victim of the fatal stabbing Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 15) in Inspiration Park in Abbotsford.

Police identify victim of fatal stabbing in Abbotsford

Cody Corbett, 30, ‘known to police’; killing believed to be targeted

Cody Corbett has been identified by police as the victim of the fatal stabbing Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 15) in Inspiration Park in Abbotsford.
A woman in Abbotsford was driving with her nine-year-old daughter on Sunday (Feb. 13) when she failed a roadside breath test on Highway 1. Police say they were yelled at by some motorists for causing a traffic delay. (File photo)

Officers in Abbotsford yelled at during impaired-driving stop on Highway 1

Mother had 9-year-old child in vehicle, failed roadside breath test

A woman in Abbotsford was driving with her nine-year-old daughter on Sunday (Feb. 13) when she failed a roadside breath test on Highway 1. Police say they were yelled at by some motorists for causing a traffic delay. (File photo)
Abbotsford Police officers place a tent over evidence to protect it in case of rain following a stabbing Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 15) at Inspiration Park at the corner of Simon Avenue and Emerson Street. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Homicide team investigates fatal stabbing in Abbotsford

Incident occurs Tuesday afternoon in park; no suspects yet

Abbotsford Police officers place a tent over evidence to protect it in case of rain following a stabbing Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 15) at Inspiration Park at the corner of Simon Avenue and Emerson Street. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
The annual Pet Lover Show is among the events that could continue at Tradex in Abbotsford following the naming of a new management team for the facility. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun says Tradex decision a ‘win-win’

Braun says new management expected to continue consumer events and trade shows

The annual Pet Lover Show is among the events that could continue at Tradex in Abbotsford following the naming of a new management team for the facility. (Abbotsford News file photo)
A new management organization has been hired to run Tradex in Abbotsford. The facility has been operated by Tourism Abbotsford since 2003. (Abbotsford News file photo)

City of Abbotsford hires new management team to run Tradex

Tourism Abbotsford is being replaced by Harbour Event and Convention Centre

A new management organization has been hired to run Tradex in Abbotsford. The facility has been operated by Tourism Abbotsford since 2003. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Canadians Gene Karl Lahrkamp and Matthew Leandre Ovide Dupre are wanted in relation to the killing of Jimi Sandhu, formerly of Abbotsford, in Thailand on Feb. 4.

Two men wanted in killing of former Abbotsford gangster in Thailand

Jimi Sandhu was gunned down Feb. 4 at beachside resort on island of Phuket

Canadians Gene Karl Lahrkamp and Matthew Leandre Ovide Dupre are wanted in relation to the killing of Jimi Sandhu, formerly of Abbotsford, in Thailand on Feb. 4.
Traffic was at a standstill on the afternoon of Feb. 14 in Abbotsford at Sumas Way, as truck traffic diverted from other border crossings used the Sumas/Huntington crossing. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Highway 11 border traffic in Abbotsford is ‘sheer gridlock,’ say police

Truckers using Abbotsford-Huntingdon crossing due to protest on Pacific Highway in Surrey

Traffic was at a standstill on the afternoon of Feb. 14 in Abbotsford at Sumas Way, as truck traffic diverted from other border crossings used the Sumas/Huntington crossing. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, has been convicted of two child porn offences.

Former Abbotsford vice-principal convicted of two child porn offences

Mike Haire formally found guilty; sentencing hearing slated in May

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, has been convicted of two child porn offences.
Samaritan’s Purse, which sent its disaster relief unit to Abbotsford to help in flood-recovery efforts in November, is among five organizations receiving a total of almost $600,000 on Monday, Feb. 14. (Photo: Samaritan’s Purse)

Abbotsford charity’s online platform raises $600K for flood recovery

Funds being disbursed Feb. 14 by GiveClear Foundation to recipients at Arnold Church

Samaritan’s Purse, which sent its disaster relief unit to Abbotsford to help in flood-recovery efforts in November, is among five organizations receiving a total of almost $600,000 on Monday, Feb. 14. (Photo: Samaritan’s Purse)