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A gas station convenience store on Whatcom road in Abbotsford was robbed early Monday morning.
About 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.
The Abbotsford School District is facing labor woes on two fronts.
A man accused of waving a knife in a dangerous manner in downtown Abbotsford last Wednesday has been charged.
Abbotsford Council voted in favor of allowing staff to put together an economic development corporation.
The 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.
Abbotsford 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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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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