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Campfires once again allowed in the Coastal Fire Centre

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

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iStock Photo

(The Canadian Press) A soggy weekend lies ahead for campers along the south coast of BC, but at least they can huddle around a campfire to keep warm.

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Small earthquake reported Thursday night

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

Apparently there was a small earthquake last night in the valley, and it was big enough that people felt it.

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Abbotsford brush fire

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

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@kevinamacdonald/twitter

Abbotsford fire crews were called out to a fairly large brush fire yesterday afternoon, on Lefeuvre Rd close to Aldergrove.

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New firing range at PTRC is ready to go

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

UFV

UFV

It’s been in the works for more than 6 years, and in a few weeks RCMP officers will finally be moving indoors for their firearms training in Chilliwack. Construction on the new indoor range at the Pacific Regional Training Centre is complete, and RCMP Superintendent Michel Legault says they’re almost ready to move inside.

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“Crime is Toast”: Big Abbotsford Police Foundation fundraiser this fall

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

apd_banner_V1Abbotsford Police are considered very innovative when it comes to their programs and initiatives, but they all cost money, and the city can only afford a portion of that. That’s where the Abbotsford Police Foundation comes in.

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Three people shot on live TV in Virginia; suspect confirmed dead

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

WDBJ-TV

WDBJ-TV

(NEWS 1130 and The Associated Press) The man suspected of killing a reporter and a camera operator on live TV in Virginia this morning has shot and killed himself.

The suspected shooter has been identified as Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, a former employee of the news station.

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Arts & Heritage merger in Abbotsford

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

The Reach Gallery and the MSA Museum Society in Abbotsford are merging to create one big arts and heritage organization.  It not only means they’ll be merging their collections of art and artifacts, but it will also mean a new governance and operating structure.

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It Actually Happened

Posted on by chris.coburn

A boy tripped and punched a hole through a 2 million dollar masterpiece called Still Life of Flowers by Italian master Paolo Porpora.  The painting was repaired, but still…dude.

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UPDATE: 2 journalists dead after being shot during live TV news report; suspect in critical condition

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

WDBJ7 Virginia

WDBJ7 Virginia

(NEWS 1130)  The man suspected of killing a reporter and a camera operator on live TV in Virginia this morning has shot himself according to state police.

The suspected shooter has been identified as Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, a former employee of the news station.

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Back to school: How to get kids ready in the morning

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

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iStock photo

(Submitted by Amanda Wawryk) It’s not always easy getting your kids and yourself ready in the mornings.
But there is a system that can help make things run a little smoother.

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