Setting the Record Straight

The City of Abbotsford strives to ensure that accurate information about all City-related activities in our community is available to the public. The City often seeks the assistance of the media to help in communicating our messages. On occasion, we find a correction or clarification is needed when a media story or letter to the editor contains a factual error.

We hope to "set the record straight" by providing that factual information directly to the public and we will post any corrections or clarifications including a link to the original source (if available).

Please direct media inquiries to:

Alex Mitchell
Public Affairs Officer
Tel:604-751-3092
E: amitchell@abbotsford.ca

This information provides additional context in relation to recent online information posted by Abbotsford Fire Fighters Association, The City of Abbotsford is committed to ensuring the safety of all who work, live and play in our community.   The City…
Public Hearing Item Cancelled due to Council Recusal Public Hearing item: Bylaw No. 2863-2018, “Abbotsford Zoning Bylaw, 2014, Amendment Bylaw No. 221” (3100-05) (PRJ17-099)   As a regular practice, the City of Abbotsford reviews Council agendas to…
The first draft of regulations relating to the City of Abbotsford’s Urban 3 Infill Study were presented to Abbotsford City Council on July 23, 2018 . At this meeting, Council directed staff to continue research and report back on their findings at a…
The following is being provided as additional information in relation to recent coverage in the Abbotsford News.   A lawsuit was filed this April by the City’s insurer against the Ledgeview Golf Club Society and their sub-lessee, Milic Holdings Ltd.   …
Thank you for your inquiry regarding the process for regulating recreational cannabis sales within the City of Abbotsford.   Although there have been announcements recently by the Government of BC, both the Province and the Government of Canada still…
This information is being provided to assist residents in understanding changes in their 2017 Property Tax Notices. Earlier this year, BC Assessment sent all property owners across the province a Property Assessment Notice informing homeowners of their…
The following is being provided as additional information in relation to an article that ran in the Abbotsford News on April 19, 2017. The City of Abbotsford hired Dayton & Knight in 2000 as an engineering consulting firm to perform design work at…
Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is a non-profit organization that is responsible for residential recycling programs in many areas across BC. MMBC provides this service through partnerships with local governments, First Nations, private companies and non-profit…
In BC, the delivery of homelessness and housing programs and funding are provided by the federal and provincial governments. The City of Abbotsford, like all municipalities in BC, receives funding from both levels of government to support both housing…
View the January 9, 2017 Executive Meeting of Council presentation by BC Assessment  BC Assessment recently notified some Abbotsford property owners that their property assessment will be significantly increasing for 2017. BC Assessment is a provincial…
The City of Abbotsford has had some question about the history of Ledgeview Golf Course over the past several days. Below are some facts about Ledgeview to help in ensuring the facts are available for everyone: Ledgeview has operated as a golf course…
In response to information posted on social media and through various media outlets. The City of Abbotsford would like to correct information that has appeared on social media sites and through some media channels regarding “homeless persons” being…