News and Media

All current Media Releases, Bulletins and Setting the Record Straight updates are posted here.  Articles older than 18 months, will be found in the Archived News & Media section.

The new City of Abbotsford website is customer-focused, clear, and easy to use. It features an improved layout, responsive design that works on all mobile devices, and accessibility features, including the latest translation software offering up to 99…
Located in one of B.C.’s fastest-growing regions, the recently completed Abbotsford Law Courts will open in the new year. “This long-awaited facility will offer a wider range of justice programs and services, making it more convenient for the residents…
The BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS) in consultation with the 2021 Greater Victoria Host Society have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 55+ BC Games. The Games were to run September 14-18, 2021. Because of the ongoing public health…
City Hall will be closed from 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Sunday, January 3, 2021. City Hall will re-open for business on  Monday, January 4, 2021. Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Follow us on social media or download…
The Abbotsford Division of Family Practice, the City of Abbotsford, and multiple partners are delighted to announce the launch of the collaborative Aging Well, Planning Well initiative for seniors. Aging Well, Planning Well is a magazine and a website…
Residents and businesses will experience increased functionality and customer accessibility with a refreshed website for the City of Abbotsford, announced Mayor Henry Braun today. The website is one of the City’s key communication tools, and receives…
Thank you for taking part in our 2020 Mayor’s Christmas Card contest. We are truly amazed and delighted by the talent and creativity shown by Abbotsford students. We’ve received close to 500 contest entries and each and every submission was festive,…
The City of Abbotsford is going virtual to host its sixth annual Involve Abbotsford Symposium on November 19th 2020. This event provides a unique training and networking opportunity to help local non-profit, sports, arts, and social service organizations…
The new automated curbside collection program will be rolling out to Abbotsford residents beginning April 2021. Last summer, City Council approved the implementation of a new Solid Waste Operations Master Plan which outlined changes to the curbside…
The City of Abbotsford has received an $8,338,000 grant from the Provincial government under the COVID‐19 Safe Restart Grants for Local Governments program, announced Mayor Henry Braun today. The funding is part of the $540 million of joint federal/…
The B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus once again called on all provincial parties today to commit the next government to allocating at least $1-billion annually from a share of B.C.’s economic growth directly to local governments so that they can build much-…
Today, the B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus (BCUMC) is calling on the next government to unconditionally allocate at least $1 billion annually from a share of B.C.’s economic growth directly to local governments so that they can build much needed infrastructure…
The new home for the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association, Tourism Abbotsford, UFV CityStudio, and Banter Ice Cream has officially opened in the renovated Centennial Building in Historic Downtown Abbotsford, announced Mayor Henry Braun today. The new…
The City of Abbotsford and Fraser Health are reminding residents to ensure they are practicing physical distancing, hygiene protocols, and following the advice of Dr. Henry and our health authorities after the high numbers of local COVID-19 cases were…
 The successful recipients of the Responsive Neighbourgood Grants have been selected for the spring/summer cycle, totaling $3,665 in project funding to date. This year, The City of Abbotsford partnered with the Vancouver Foundation and the Abbotsford…