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Abbotsford gas station robbed

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suspectA gas station convenience store on Whatcom road in Abbotsford was robbed early Monday morning.

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Stage One of BCTF job action begins today

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

BCTFAbout 41 thousand public-school teachers in BC are beginning job action this morning.
Their contracts expired last June, and the BC Teachers Federation says it’s being forced to take action because negotiations are slow.
Union president Jim Iker says teachers will refuse to supervise students outside the classroom or communicate in writing with principals and other administrators.
He won’t say how long the initial phase will last, but says the lack of progress at the bargaining table will lead to rotating strikes across the province, with 48 hours’ notice.

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Abbotsford School District facing labor issues from two sides

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SteamstersThe Abbotsford School District is facing labor woes on two fronts.

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Man charged for alleged knife waving

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abbotsfordpoliceA man accused of waving a knife in a dangerous manner in downtown Abbotsford last Wednesday has been charged.

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Abbotsford to look at economic development corporation

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City of Abbotsford logoAbbotsford Council voted in favor of allowing staff to put together an economic development corporation.

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BCAC to meet with province re: ALR changes

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bcacThe BC Agriculture Council has some serious concerns about a provincial bill that would change the rules for Agricultural Land Exclusion in much of the province.

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WHL will look at Abby, but no guarantee

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whlAbbotsford has the potential to be a Western Hockey League market according to WHL Commissioner Ron Robison, although he says they would need to do a full assessment.

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Big changes for Blue Box recycling program

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

bluebox(News1130)  Pretty soon, you won’t have to throw that milk carton in the trash.

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Heat leaving town means pros and cons for taxpayers

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

The president of the Abbotsford Ratepayers Association says that while the end of the Abbotsford Heat supply fee agreement is a victory for taxpayers, the lack of an anchor tenant does not bode well.
Vince Dimanno says the arena is losing millions of dollars through Global Spectrum not being able to book enough events.  He says they’re going from averaging 65 events a year, and will go down to around 25.
He says while it’s not uncommon for public recreation facilities to lose money, there is a limit to what is acceptable.

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Is the province ignoring the environment in its LNG push?

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

christy clark(News1130)  The provincial government says liquefied natural gas is going to power our economy for years. But are you getting all the facts about the environmental impact?

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