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Steep learning curve for new councilors

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Roberts_Rules_1stThe four members of AbbotsfordFirst elected to Abbotsford Council have been learning the ropes this week as they get ready to assume their seat at the council table.

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Don’t forget baby needs when giving to the food bank!

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Abbotsford Food Bank LogoThe Abbotsford Food Bank says they’re facing a 30% decrease in food donations right now.

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Red Nose starts this weekend

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rednosese Operation Red Nose starts up this weekend, making it a little easier to enjoy a night out or a holiday party by getting you and your car home if you’ve had a few drinks.

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Ghomeshi arrested and charged

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

ghomeshi(The Canadian Press) Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been charged with four counts of sexual assault.

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Sexual assault in Mill Lake Park

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abbotsfordpoliceAbbotsford police are investigating a sexual assault that happened in Mill Lake Park last Thursday night at 10:30.

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Downtown Abbotsford not planning to compete with Black Friday

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black friday newsDowntown Abbotsford businesses have elected to go with a December Stocking Stuffer event rather than hold some sort of Black Friday sale this weekend to compete with American shopping destinations.

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Violence overtakes protests over no indictment in Ferguson police shooting

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

Ferguson_Day_6,_Picture_53(Associated Press)  Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown — a decision that enraged protesters who set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in the area where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was fatally shot.

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Agri mall voted down

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agrimallAbbotsford Council voted down a rezoning proposal that would have allowed Corpus Management to set up an “agri-mall”, a 33 acre set of land in east Abbotsford where agriculture business suppliers could relocate to.

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Muslim group holds meeting to fight radicalism

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Stop-The-CrisisThe Abbotsford chapter of  Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, an international muslim organization, has set up a public event tonight in response to October’s shooting in Ottawa.

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Pat Quinn passes away at 71

Posted on by Mike Hellinger

quinnVancouver Giants co-owner Pat Quinn passed away last night at Vancouver General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was 71 years old.

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