Abbotsford News Staff

“The Excelsior 4” appeared in Abbotsford provincial court on Monday morning (Nov. 2) to plead not guilty to a combined total of 21 charges. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford hog-farm protestors plead not guilty to 21 charges

‘Excelsior 4’ make second appearance Monday in provincial court

“The Excelsior 4” appeared in Abbotsford provincial court on Monday morning (Nov. 2) to plead not guilty to a combined total of 21 charges. (Submitted 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
Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget

Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget

B.C. consumers surveyed estimate they will spend $921 this season

Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget
A new coin released by the Royal Canadian Mint depicts a famous UFO encounter in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia in 1967. The coin has a special glow-in-the-dark feature that shows two different perspectives.

New glow-in-the-dark coin depicts 1967 Canadian UFO encounter

Royal Canadian Mint depicts incident in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia

A new coin released by the Royal Canadian Mint depicts a famous UFO encounter in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia in 1967. The coin has a special glow-in-the-dark feature that shows two different perspectives.
‘Dear thief, you suck’: Abbotsford truck owner pens angry letter to incompetent crook

‘Dear thief, you suck’: Abbotsford truck owner pens angry letter to incompetent crook

Truck owner tells thief to ‘find a new skill’ after three failed attempts to steal vehicle

‘Dear thief, you suck’: Abbotsford truck owner pens angry letter to incompetent crook
VIDEO: Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr, and Chris Rock talk about the worst times they bombed on stage

VIDEO: Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr, and Chris Rock talk about the worst times they bombed on stage

If your set at a comedy club’s open mic didn’t go so well, watch this and feel better

VIDEO: Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr, and Chris Rock talk about the worst times they bombed on stage
New footage from hidden cameras of animal abuse allegedly inside Abbotsford’s Excelsior Hog Farm has caused the BC SPCA to reopen its investigation into the farm.

BC SPCA reopens animal cruelty investigation at Abbotsford pig farm

Additional alleged footage released from Excelsior Hog Farm sparks new investigation

New footage from hidden cameras of animal abuse allegedly inside Abbotsford’s Excelsior Hog Farm has caused the BC SPCA to reopen its investigation into the farm.
Lucas Bradwell is wanted for a bank robbery in Abbotsford on July 2.

B.C. man wanted for Lower Mainland bank robbery in early July

Lucas Bradwell, 28, has been charged with robbery in Abbotsford

Lucas Bradwell is wanted for a bank robbery in Abbotsford on July 2.
Abbotsford was ranked second on the Ashley Madison website’s “Infidelity Hotlist”.

Pair of B.C. cities crack Ashley Madison’s ‘Infidelity Hotlist’

Data from the website reveals Abbotsford and Kelowna hottest spots for cheaters

Abbotsford was ranked second on the Ashley Madison website’s “Infidelity Hotlist”.
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Man wanted on 9 B.C.-wide warrants calls police to change address

Stevie Ziko calls Abbotsford Police using phone linked to fraudulent car purchases

Stevie Ziko
VIDEO: Dramatic dashcam video shows semi truck roll-over in Abbotsford

VIDEO: Dramatic dashcam video shows semi truck roll-over in Abbotsford

Footage shows how a semi truck collided with a truck, then rolling onto Abbotsford road

VIDEO: Dramatic dashcam video shows semi truck roll-over in Abbotsford
Dave Teixeira, spokesperson for Letisha Reimer’s family, addresses the media in Coquitlam on Tuesday morning following a BC Review Board hearing for Gabriel Klein. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press)                                Dave Teixeira, spokesperson for Letisha Reimer’s family, addresses the media in Coquitlam on Tuesday morning following a BC Review Board hearing for Gabriel Klein. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press)

UPDATE: Accused B.C. high school killer found fit to stand trial

Gabriel Klein is accused in the 2016 stabbing death of Letisha Reimer at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Dave Teixeira, spokesperson for Letisha Reimer’s family, addresses the media in Coquitlam on Tuesday morning following a BC Review Board hearing for Gabriel Klein. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press)                                Dave Teixeira, spokesperson for Letisha Reimer’s family, addresses the media in Coquitlam on Tuesday morning following a BC Review Board hearing for Gabriel Klein. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press)
MP Ed Fast is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to “immediately intervene” in the case of Abbotsford native Robert Schellenberg, who has been given a death sentence in China for drug smuggling. (Black Press file photo)

BC MP calls on Trudeau to intervene in detained man’s case in China

Ed Fast says Abbotsford native Robert Schellenberg’s sentence is in retaliation for arrest of Meng Wanzhou

MP Ed Fast is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to “immediately intervene” in the case of Abbotsford native Robert Schellenberg, who has been given a death sentence in China for drug smuggling. (Black Press file photo)
Coroner’s inquest to begin into death of former RCMP spokesman

Coroner’s inquest to begin into death of former RCMP spokesman

Sgt. Pierre Lemaitre died of self-inflicted wounds in Abbotsford in 2013

Coroner’s inquest to begin into death of former RCMP spokesman
The driver of this motorcycle died of his injuries overnight in hospital after a crash with a pick-up truck Friday at around 4:30 p.m. Shane MacKichan/Submitted photo

VIDEO: Motorcyclist dies of injuries after crash in Lower Mainland

A 37-year-old man died in hospital overnight after a crash with a pickup truck Friday evening

The driver of this motorcycle died of his injuries overnight in hospital after a crash with a pick-up truck Friday at around 4:30 p.m. Shane MacKichan/Submitted photo
Man charged in B.C. school stabbing still too psychotic, doctors say

Man charged in B.C. school stabbing still too psychotic, doctors say

No decision yet after review board holds new hearing to see if Gabriel Klein fit to stand trial

Man charged in B.C. school stabbing still too psychotic, doctors say
UPDATE: 5 injured in plane crash following Abbotsford International Airshow

UPDATE: 5 injured in plane crash following Abbotsford International Airshow

One in critical condition in incident involving vintage plane

UPDATE: 5 injured in plane crash following Abbotsford International Airshow
Emergency crews responded to a garage on fire Thursday evening at a home on Ponderosa Street. Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News

1 dead, 8 escape after residential explosion, fire in Abbotsford

Police say six adults and two children escaped, but an adult male died

Emergency crews responded to a garage on fire Thursday evening at a home on Ponderosa Street. Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News
Police are asking for help in identifying this man, who is a suspect in a robbery and assault that occurred Aug. 3 at an Abbotsford business.

B.C. man steals Magic cards, punches customer in the face

Police seek help in identifying suspect in Abbotsford incident

Police are asking for help in identifying this man, who is a suspect in a robbery and assault that occurred Aug. 3 at an Abbotsford business.