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.
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.
(The Canadian Press) The chief of a Fraser Valley First Nation is accusing BC Premier Christy Clark of practicing a “double standard” of accountability in the death of an 18-year-old man in government care.
Alex Gervais fell from a fourth-floor window of an Abbotsford hotel on Sept. 18, and children’s representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has said it’s believed he killed himself.
We know living in poverty or being homeless isn’t easy. But besides worrying about where to sleep or where your next meal will come from, there are other things to consider. Deb Lowell with the Abbotsford Salvation Army says they’re having a group of citizens become “homeless” for 24 hours next week.
Chilliwack RCMP say scammers don’t really care about boundaries, and they’re warning people about a telephone scam regarding the Canada Revenue Agency. In each case, the potential victim gets a call from someone claiming to work for the CRA….the caller accuses them of owing income tax and demands the person pay up right away using a credit card. It seems like a no brainer to question anyone asking you for credit card info over the phone, but people have fallen for the scam.