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Province of BC Release To help protect people, communities and farmland in the Fraser Valley’s Sumas Prairie from future flood events, the Barrowtown Pump Station in Abbotsford will receive significant flood-resilience upgrades. “The November 2021 Sumas…
Government of Canada Release With federal funding and federal leadership, we are changing how cities let housing get built in their municipalities. With a greater focus on higher density housing, student housing, homes near transit and affordable housing…
To accommodate and plan for the growth of our community over the next several decades, the City of Abbotsford will be updating its key community planning document, the Official Community Plan (OCP) starting in 2024. The project will be branded as…
The City of Abbotsford, in partnership with the Government of Canada, Province of BC and BC Transit is pleased to announce construction of a new transit exchange on Montrose Avenue in Historic Downtown Abbotsford. The contract for this project was…
The City of Abbotsford and the Tourism Abbotsford Society have renewed the terms of their agreement for tourism marketing and visitor engagement services in Abbotsford.  Through this strategic partnership, the Tourism Abbotsford Society will continue to…
Government of Canada News Release The heat recovery and optimization project at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre is set to make the building more energy efficient and decrease greenhouse gas emissions, after an investment of more than $4.45 million from…
 Efforts to reduce the risk of further erosion on the Fraser River bank, and in particular that of the Matsqui Dike, are receiving much needed support, thanks to the combined investment of more than $19 million from the governments of Canada and British…
The City of Abbotsford is pleased to announce the substantial completion of the Vye Road overpass and Highway 11 widening project, which will be fully open for public use on Friday, December 8, 2023.  This $74.6M project is a partnership between the City…
In a continued effort to build emergency management and climate readiness in the region, the City of Abbotsford, together with Community Futures South Fraser and Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation, is seeking input from local businesses on their…
The City of Abbotsford is pleased to recognize the outstanding lifetime achievements, excellence and dedication to the community of two Abbotsford residents, Ann Penner and Nick Taylor, and have named them as recipients of the 2023 civic awards. “On…
The City of Abbotsford is inviting Abbotsford elementary students in kindergarten through grade five to participate in the 4th annual contest to design the Mayor’s annual Christmas card.  Each year Mayor and Council send out many electronic Christmas…
BC Government News Release An international, multi-government agreement that commits to addressing flood risks and restoring salmon habitat in portions of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley and Washington state’s Whatcom County has been finalized. The…
The City of Abbotsford is pleased to announce the City has won three distinguished awards from the BC Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) in recognition of its outstanding commitment to occupational health and safety.  "It’s our goal that all City…
The City of Abbotsford is pleased to announce Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) is on track to have its most successful year in history, and is poised to welcome 1.2 million passengers by the end of 2023. YXX is not only one of the first airports to…
To help guide the direction and prioritization of projects and improvements at Mill Lake Park, the City of Abbotsford is launching a community check-in to gather feedback from residents on three potential concept plans for the park. The Mill Lake Park…