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The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has been asked by Abbotsford police chief Bob Rich to investigate some allegations made against his department.
A local advocacy group says some officers damaged some tents belonging to homeless people and pepper sprayed a camp site.
Constable Ian MacDonald says the department wants the public to know they take these allegations very seriously.
He says the police department doesn’t have any set policy regarding homeless people.
Abbotsford School Superintendent Kevin Godden says he thinks getting rid of the letter grade system isn’t just a pipe dream.
He says a better system would be to go over with parents how well a student has mastered learning outcomes and where they need to improve.
Godden says there’s no reason post secondary institutions couldn’t adapt admission practices to a system like that.
Sibling rivalries are often overlooked, but could have dangerous consequences…according to US researchers.
You can’t pick your brother or sister, but picking ON them can be really bad for their mental health. Anything from name calling, to toy stealing, to physical assault, can cause depression, anxiety and anger in kids and teens.
Corinna Jenkins Tucker with the University of New Hampshire says it can be just as bad as dealing with a school-yard bully.
The City of Abbotsford’s proposed bylaw to regulate bird scare devices on farms went to public hearing last council meeting.
One Yale Secondary student has found the formula for success in a chemistry competition.
The Fraser Institute is out today with its annual secondary school rankings. This was for the 2011/2012 school year. They based it on a number of different indicators including graduation rate and the difference between the students school grade and exam marks. They say they also took socioeconomic indicators into account, but these rankings are always controversial for parents and teachers, as many feel that ranking schools does nothing to fix our education system.
Abbotsford Police are investigating a house fire that happened on the weekend and say it may have been intentionally set. Fire crews were called to a duplex the 2600 blk of Jasper Court around 12:30 Saturday morning. There had been a house party and there were several people in the home when the fire broke out. Everyone was safely evacuated, but the home is known to police, and the fire is being investigated as an arson. They say it could have been a lot worse considering the number of people there and the close proximity to other homes.
Four people suffered serious injuries after their car was thrown into a water-filled ditch along Sumas Way near Vye when it collided with a truck very early Sunday morning.
Abbotsford Police Constable Paul Walker says they’re trying to figure out how the car landed upside down, luckily only filling half-way with water.