Abbotsford Loses Its Heat

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - The Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League is leaving the City of Abbotsford.Mayor Bruce Banman announced Tuesday that the t...

Man Arrested For 'Barbecuing' Meth

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A report of a bad smell led police to a man cooking suspected methamphetamines on his third-floor apartment balcony. The man was even apparently ye...

This Tiny B.C. Home Has Everything You Need

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. landscaper has found a way to avoid a big mortgage and still live in the house of her dreams: she built it herself. All 130 sq. ft. of it. ...

Cross-Border Drug Runner Suspects Nabbed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Police in Abbotsford, B.C., are crediting cross-border teamwork in the arrests of two suspected drug smugglers.Const. Ian MacDonald...

When Will The Cries Of Abbotsford's Homeless Be Heard?

Ward Draper | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ward Draper

Our civic government voted against the rezoning application from Abbotsford Community Services -- a rezoning application necessary to bring a 20-bed housing facility to life. The project, aimed at getting men who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless into a safe and supported environment, was burned to the ground by egos, pipe dreams, and private agendas. Why must our leaders be so consistently blind to the call of justice and mercy? Why must our city consistently violate and victimize the humans living in our alleys and ditches?

Possible Human Remains Found In B.C.

CBC | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Abbotsford police say a person walking along the Fraser River off Walters Street in north Abbotsford around 8 a.m. PT Sunday found what appeared to...

Alleged Gun Smuggler Caught At Abbosford Border

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - An American man accused of attempting to smuggle five firearms across the border into B.C. is facing charges.The Canada Border Serv...

Beloved Teacher Serenaded Before Dying

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Almost all of the elementary students at a B.C. school stood in the rain and sang to Julie Loland, a beloved teacher, outside her hospital room one da...

She Wanted To Die With Dignity, Now She's Being Spoon-Fed

CBC | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The family of an Alzheimer's patient who wanted a care facility to stop feeding her so she could die with dignity has lost their battle in B.C. S...

Abbotsford Repeals Controversial Bylaw

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Councillors in Abbotsford, B.C., have voted to remove a nine-year-old bylaw that prevented the local health authority from distribu...

Abbotsford Could Repeal Controversial Bylaw

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Councillors in a Vancouver-area community where harm-reduction services are prohibited were set to consider a motion Monday evening...

Gangster Killed In Abbotsford

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - A man stabbed to death in Abbotsford was a known gang affiliate whose death does not appear to be random, police said Friday.Sgt. A...

Abbotsford Homeless "Declare War" On Local Businesses?

Leland Dieno | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Leland Dieno

In Abbotsford, a letter allegedly from "The Abbotsford Downtown Homeless Association" was recently delivered to the doors of local businesses. The letter was snapped and posted all over Facebook, sparking huge debates regarding the homeless in the city. Before seeing this post, I had no idea there was so much going on with the homeless in Abbotsford.

Sled Dog's Second Chance

CBC | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An Abbotsford, B.C., woman has adopted a former sled dog that once belonged to Robert Fawcett, the man convicted of animal cruelty for the slaughter o...

Have You Seen This Man?

CBC | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Police are hunting for a man caught on surveillance camera in an Abbotsford veterinary clinic Monday night, after a woman working there was sexually ...

Abbotsford Woman Sexually Attacked

CBC | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Police in Abbotsford, B.C., are investigating after a man attempted to expose himself to a woman and then attacked her on Gladwin Road on Thursday nig...

LOOK: Shipping Containers As Homeless Shelters

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

As temperatures drop below zero, homeless advocates around B.C. are thinking inside, as well as outside the box to come up with solutions for housing ...

Are Men Worse Drivers Than Women?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - When it comes to bad drivers, men in the Fraser Valley city of Abbotsford, B.C., appear to be defying the common stereotypes.Abbots...

Abbotsford Sued Over Manure

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Six homeless people have filed a human rights complaint against the Fraser Valley City of Abbotsford, alleging they faced discrimin...

The Homeless Deserve Compassion, Not Condemnation

Ward Draper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ward Draper

The multiple tragedies faced by individuals living on the margins are further complicated by homelessness, which is in itself disempowering, painful, destructive, and unpredictable. It is in this pandemonium that there is little opportunity to reclaim personhood, control and clarity which is necessary to make healthier and richer decisions. They are barely recognized as persons let alone seen as having the capacity to make choice. There is so little our friends on the streets can take responsibility for nor are they even given many opportunities to claim responsibility.

Why Weren't The Police Called?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Grade 12 student in Abbotsford wants to know why school officials didn't call the police after he was beaten up in a school locker room on Frid...

It's Raining Mink.. In Abbotsford

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Mink madness has taken over Abbotsford, where a reported 500 mink have escaped from a local farm, according to a Facebook post by the Abbotsford Polic...

Homelessness: A National Crisis

Ward Draper | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Ward Draper

Homelessness is a national crisis. It affects every Canadian directly. It is time to be bold and courageous, to seek out alternative solutions and radical options. We must take risks and find new ways to work together to bring our nation to a better place where everyone is valued and cared for regardless of circumstance or choice.

Abbotsford Man Arrested For Trafficking A Public Safety Concern, Say Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - An Abbotsford, B.C., man labelled a public safety concern by police has been arrested on trafficking charges, just months after he ...

City Evicts Homeless Camp

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Residents of a homeless camp in Abbotsford have less than 24 hours to vacate after the city issued an eviction notice on Tuesday. The notice, naile...