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Abbotsford City Hall is temporarily closed to the public due to an early morning fire outside one of the entrances. No injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. City Hall employees are asked to check in with their…
Today, Abbotsford City Council approved a flood mitigation option for Sumas Prairie and supported recommendations to prepare a funding submission to the Province of BC. The preferred option is a hybrid concept, combining some of the key infrastructure…
For her commitment as a community builder and volunteer, as well as her dedication to sport, Sharon Mitchell is the 2022 recipient of the Order of Abbotsford. For the past 40 years, Sharon Mitchell has been a valuable community contributor in the City of…
The City of Abbotsford is proud to announce that the City’s public relations response during the flooding emergency in November 2021 has won a National Award of Excellence from the Canadian Public Relations Society. The City won silver for Best Use of…
Following public engagement with Abbotsford residents, farmers and business owners, City of Abbotsford staff will be presenting a preferred flood risk reduction and mitigation option to Abbotsford City Council for their consideration on June 13, 2022.…
The City of Abbotsford is excited to safely return to in-person celebrations honouring our community and country at Abbotsford Exhibition Park this Canada Day. The daylong event will be the first in-person community Canada Day celebration since 2019 and…
Following a two-month call for submissions, the City of Abbotsford, in partnership with the Abbotsford Arts Council is pleased to announce visual artist, Cari Guri, has been selected as the “Artist in Residence”, a paid summer residency through the Go…
Each spring the City of Abbotsford monitors the levels of the Fraser River during the annual snowmelt season (freshet) to assess the flooding risk along the Matsqui Dykes. BC’s River Forecast Centre published its latest snow survey last week, which…
ABBOTSFORD – For a second year in a row, Miller Pearson Consulting is sponsoring up to 30 Abbotsford children to attend a week of Abbotsford Summer Camps free of charge. Eligible Abbotsford children will have the opportunity to participate in sports,…
The City of Abbotsford is proud to share that the newly designed and redeveloped Grant Park has won the Parks Excellence Award from the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA). Grant Park was reopened in 2020 as Abbotsford’s first inclusive park and…
The City of Abbotsford, in partnership with the Abbotsford Arts Council, is looking for three local artists to be a part of the Canada Day family festival at Abbotsford Exhibition Park on July 1, 2022. The day-long community event will be the first in-…
BC Transit has launched NextRide, its Automatic Vehicle Location technology, in the Central Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, Hope and Agassiz-Harrison Transit Systems, including the Fraser Valley Express. Following several weeks of testing and training, the…
April 24th to 30th is National Volunteer Week and the City of Abbotsford is celebrating the impact volunteers have by thanking those who do so much for our community. Every year, Abbotsford volunteers help clean City parks and streets, coach sports teams…
Each spring the City of Abbotsford monitors the levels of the Fraser River during the annual snowmelt season to assess the flooding risk along the Matsqui Dykes. As of April 1, 2022, the snow basin index in the Fraser River at Hope is slightly above…
City of Abbotsford staff will be presenting flood risk reduction and mitigation options to Abbotsford City Council for their information on April 4, 2022, as community engagement with residents, businesses and neighbouring governments commence. Following…