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Abbotsford Loses Its Heat

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - The Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League is leaving the City of Abbotsford.Mayor Bruce Banman announced Tuesday that the termination of the tenancy agreement with the team...
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When Will The Cries Of Abbotsford's Homeless Be Heard?

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?
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Possible Human Remains Found In B.C.

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 be human remains entangled in debris at the water&ap...
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Gangster Killed In Abbotsford

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. Adam MacIntosh of the Integrated Homicide Investiga...
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Abbotsford Homeless "Declare War" On Local Businesses?

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.
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Sled Dog's Second Chance

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 of nine sled dogs after the 2010 Vancouver Olympics...
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Have You Seen This Man?

Police are hunting for a man caught on surveillance camera in an Abbotsford veterinary clinic Monday night, after a woman working there was sexually assaulted. The attack allegedly happened around 8...
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Are Men Worse Drivers Than Women?

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.Abbotsford police say despite a roughly equal number of...
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Abbotsford Sued Over Manure

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Six homeless people have filed a human rights complaint against the Fraser Valley City of Abbotsford, alleging they faced discrimination when city officials sprayed chicken manure o...
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The Homeless Deserve Compassion, Not Condemnation

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.
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Why Weren't The Police Called?

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 Friday. Wyatt DuBois says after gym class last week a...
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Homelessness: A National Crisis

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.