The following is a list of upcoming candidates forums in advance of the October 19th federal election. We will update this list as we get confirmation of more meetings.
The demand may not be up substantially, but the supply at the Abbotsford Food Bank has reached crisis levels.
Manager Dave Murray says they have 4,000 mouths to feed every month, and he only has 10 days worth of food left. He says one reason for the decreased donations might be because food is so expensive, which is why cash might be the best way to help them.
(Submitted by Dan Kinvig) It’s rivalry week for the University of the Fraser Valley athletic department, as three Cascades teams take on the Trinity Western Spartans.
The Cascades’ local rivals from Langley are the opponent for a home-and-home soccer clash which runs Friday at Abbotsford Senior Secondary (women 5 p.m., men 7:30 p.m.) and next Tuesday back at Trinity Western’s Rogers Field (women 5 p.m., men 7:15 p.m.). Given how close UFV and TWU are in the Canada West regular season standings on both the men’s and women’s sides, it’s clear these are huge games with significant playoff implications.
There’s a lot of valuable farm land in the Fraser Valley….the problem is, some of it is going to waste because owners are building massive homes on top of it. Chilliwack is looking at something called a Farm Home Plate bylaw, that would restrict the size and location of houses on ag land. Councillor Chris Kloot says this needs to be addressed before it gets out of control.
(Submitted by Martin MacMahon) Most of the polls are pointing to a minority government as the likely outcome of the federal election in under two weeks. But what does that actually mean?
A UBC political scientist who has written a paper on this subject says that result could actually be a good thing.
If this doesn’t get you ready for the start of Blue Jays Playoff Baseball, nothing will.
Abbotsford Police say two men have been charged in connection to 38 break ins in the same Abbotsford neighbourhood over the last year.
Around $750,000 in goods were taken, mostly cash and jewelry.
Police say they used their mobile street cameras to monitor the Townline Hill neighbourhood and gathered footage that they say was vital to the investigation. 30 yr old Dustin Littlewolfe of Vancouver, and 45 yr old Shane Conrad Takakenew of Surrey have been charged, and more charges could be on the way.
(Submitted by Martin MacMahon) We’re under two weeks away from the federal election, and if the last edition is any indicator, young voters are not going to be very involved.
Four years ago, 39 per cent of voters aged 18 to 24 participated, in contrast to 75 per cent of those eligible in the age 65 to 74 category.
The annual BC Student Leadership Conference is being hosted in Abbotsford this year, at Yale Secondary. It’s where almost 400 secondary students from across the province get together to hear keynote speakers and take part in leadership activities. Yale teacher Doug Primrose says a lot of planning went into this.