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Abbotsford council rejects request to oppose Trans Mountain project

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

logotrans-mountain-logoThe PipeUp Network has asked Abbotsford Council to pass a motion joining the opposition to Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but Councilor Patricia Ross says she’s not quite ready to commit to opposing the project.
Ross says while she does have a lot of concerns about Kinder Morgan’s plans, she wants to wait until all the information has been heard.

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Another farm hit with Avian Flu

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

The number of birds with Avian Influenza is now more than 245 000, after another poultry farm in Langley was found with infected birds.
That makes 11 sites on 10 farms between Langley and Chilliwack.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says they still can’t say that migratory birds are responsible for the spread, saying they haven’t found any infected wild birds.
However across the border near Lynden some wild ducks have the H5N2 virus, the same one responsible for the outbreak up here.

Judge upholds Jubilee park injunction

Posted on by grant.sigaty

pivotThe Pivot Legal Society say they’re disappointed that the BC Supreme Court has upheld the injunction preventing homeless people from camping in Jubilee park.

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Salvation Army seeing dip in kettle donations

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salvation armyDeb Lowell from the Abbotsford Salvation Army says they’ve seen a dip in donations over the last few days and are asking people to drop in a few dollars when they see a kettle.

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Abbotsford Council makes big changes to committees

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City of Abbotsford logoThe City of Abbotsford is making some massive changes to its committees, axing the 20 it currently has in favor of eight.

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Guilty plea in child porn case

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courts35 year old Lukas Michael Litten pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in Abbotsford court on Friday.

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IHIT taking over Yale investigation

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IHITIn the late evening hours of December 15, 2014, Hope RCMP discovered the body of an adult female outside of a residence in the 31200 block of Front Street in Yale BC. In the early morning hours of December 16, 2014, IHIT took conduct of this investigation.

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Woman found dead in Mill Lake park in July died of gas inhaling

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dusterAbbotsford police have released the cause of death of a 36 year old Mission woman found dead near Mill Lake park on July 30th.

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141 killed, mostly children, in Pakistan school shooting

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

peshewar(The Associated Press) Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 141 people, mostly children, before Pakistani officials declared a military operation to clear the school over.

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Townline dispute quiet since video brawl

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abbyPD3Constable Ian MacDonald with the Abbotsford police says they have had positive talks with the two youths involved in a fist fight captured on video in a temple parking lot.

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