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Families of double-killer’s female victims warn Abbotsford of upcoming ‘supervised’ release

Families of double-killer’s female victims warn Abbotsford of upcoming ‘supervised’ release

Terrence Burlingham killed Denean Worms, 20, and Brenda Hughes, 16, near Cranbrook in 1984

Families of double-killer’s female victims warn Abbotsford of upcoming ‘supervised’ release
A 40-acre property recently bought by the Roman Catholic Church includes a riding arena, coach house, finely detailed horse barn and several outbuildings. The church hopes to create an “agri-retreat.” Photos via Resaas.com

Catholic church buys $7.5M equestrian facility in B.C., plans ‘agri-retreat’ centre

Church hopes to grow crops, host students and others on Bradner property

A 40-acre property recently bought by the Roman Catholic Church includes a riding arena, coach house, finely detailed horse barn and several outbuildings. The church hopes to create an “agri-retreat.” Photos via Resaas.com
Provincial health body refuses to release full findings of cancer triage system audit

Provincial health body refuses to release full findings of cancer triage system audit

Information and Privacy Commissioner asked to review redactions

Provincial health body refuses to release full findings of cancer triage system audit
LIa Bishop woke up Tuesday to find her Pride flag had been destroyed and left on her front porch.

B.C. woman’s pride flag cut up, left on doorstep

Lia Bishop says vandalism illustrates the need for displays of pride and inclusivity

LIa Bishop woke up Tuesday to find her Pride flag had been destroyed and left on her front porch.
Gangster Jarrod Bacon denied parole after prison conflict

Gangster Jarrod Bacon denied parole after prison conflict

Bacon was a ‘negative leader’ in April prison conflict, according to parole board

Gangster Jarrod Bacon denied parole after prison conflict
Carol Young holds her granddaughter Melodie in February. Submitted

B.C. cancer patients finally gets doctor’s appointment after media attention

Carol Young was told she had a month to live without treatment, but couldn’t get in to see doctor

Carol Young holds her granddaughter Melodie in February. Submitted
UPDATED: Cancer patient given month to live without treatment, but must wait weeks to see doctor

UPDATED: Cancer patient given month to live without treatment, but must wait weeks to see doctor

‘I’m not ready to give up,’ Carol Young says, as she faces weeks-long wait to see an oncologist

UPDATED: Cancer patient given month to live without treatment, but must wait weeks to see doctor
Employees recover after breathing fumes from package sent to offices of B.C. development

Employees recover after breathing fumes from package sent to offices of B.C. development

Hazmat experts on way to South Fraser Way offices after package causes symptoms in workers

Employees recover after breathing fumes from package sent to offices of B.C. development
A 134-page report on protecting B.C.’s farmland that was tabled last week won’t be acted upon, the provincial ministry of agriculture says.

UPDATE: Ag minister says panel’s report added to ‘toolbox,’ but action will have to wait

Independent panel’s report urged government to ‘make hard legal, administrative and program choices’

A 134-page report on protecting B.C.’s farmland that was tabled last week won’t be acted upon, the provincial ministry of agriculture says.
Animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) released video Wednesday that had been surreptitiously at Excelsior Hog Farm in Abbotsford. PETA/Youtube screengrab

VIDEO: ‘Alarm bells’ raised by footage allegedly from B.C. pig farm, SPCA says

PETA released video Wednesday showing dead and injured piglets next to nursing piglets

Animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) released video Wednesday that had been surreptitiously at Excelsior Hog Farm in Abbotsford. PETA/Youtube screengrab
‘Don’t let my pictures fool you’: B.C. Instagram star talks mental health to 200K followers

‘Don’t let my pictures fool you’: B.C. Instagram star talks mental health to 200K followers

Caitlin Fladager says she felt relief after puncturing illusion of perfection & disclosing depression

‘Don’t let my pictures fool you’: B.C. Instagram star talks mental health to 200K followers
A report has been released on the crash of a plane last August at Abbotsford International Airport.                                Abbotsford Airport Authority photo

Plane that crashed after Abbotsford airshow wasn’t allowed to carry paying passengers: report

Five people, including four passengers, were hurt in crash at Abbotsford International Airport

A report has been released on the crash of a plane last August at Abbotsford International Airport.                                Abbotsford Airport Authority photo
The testimony of Jody Wilson-Raybould, left, on Wednesday at a Parliamentary committee did not alarm Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Jati Sidhu. (File photos)

B.C. MP apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ comments about Jody Wilson-Raybould

Jati Sidhu suggested the former attorney-general’s father was ‘pulling the strings’

The testimony of Jody Wilson-Raybould, left, on Wednesday at a Parliamentary committee did not alarm Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Jati Sidhu. (File photos)
Clerk of the House Craig James (left) accompanies Speaker Darryl Plecas to the B.C. legislature chamber after Plecas’s surprise election to the position, September, 2017. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press/pool)

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Clerk of the House Craig James (left) accompanies Speaker Darryl Plecas to the B.C. legislature chamber after Plecas’s surprise election to the position, September, 2017. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press/pool)
COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

The Abbotsford News’ handy guide to asking public bodies for their interesting information

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff
Plecas: Christy Clark told Liberals MLAs to fire non-partisan constituency workers

Plecas: Christy Clark told Liberals MLAs to fire non-partisan constituency workers

Former constituency assistant says Darryl Plecas returned from pre-election meeting ‘very upset’

Plecas: Christy Clark told Liberals MLAs to fire non-partisan constituency workers
Speaker Darryl Plecas says ‘justice’ needed for legislature employees

Speaker Darryl Plecas says ‘justice’ needed for legislature employees

Plecas spoke to media at the opening of a pedestrian and cycling bridge in Abbotsford Wednesday

Speaker Darryl Plecas says ‘justice’ needed for legislature employees
Therapy dog barred from B.C. grocery store

Therapy dog barred from B.C. grocery store

Abbotsford counsellor had brought her nine-year-old blind emotional support dog to Save-On for two years

Therapy dog barred from B.C. grocery store
Former estate of Nickelback frontman is most expensive home in Abbotsford

Former estate of Nickelback frontman is most expensive home in Abbotsford

Chad Kroeger’s old home was sold for $8.25 million in 2017, but assessed at $5.67 million last year

Former estate of Nickelback frontman is most expensive home in Abbotsford
BC Nurses gather for rally in Vancouver (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

New contract would force B.C. health authorities to hire new nurses or pay millions

Contract would hit budgets of hospitals operating without full contingent of nurses

BC Nurses gather for rally in Vancouver (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)