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2018-11-30 Abbotsford Stories Project Launched to Highlight Abbotsford's Homelessness Prevention and Response System
The City of Abbotsford has released a series of videos that highlight the City’s Coordinated Intake and Referral (CIR) Program as part of the ongoing work of the Abbotsford Homelessness Prevention and Response System.
2018-11-27 First Ever National MNP Canada Torch Relay Visits Abbotsford
2018-11-02 City of Abbotsford Wins Transportation Project of the Year
The City of Abbotsford has been recognized by the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, Greater Vancouver Section, with the Bill Curtis Award for Transportation Project of the year.
2018-10-30 Ebus Starts Serving Abbotsford Tomorrow
2018-10-26 City of Abbotsford Recognized as One of the World’s 21 Most Intelligent Communities
The City of Abbotsford has been recognized by the Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF) as one of the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2019, announced Mayor Henry Braun today.
2018-10-18 City Welcomes 2 New General Managers to lead Parks Recreation & Culture and Engineering & Regional Utilities Departments
The City of Abbotsford is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Mary Morrison-Clark as General Manager of Parks, Recreation & Culture and Mr. Rafael Villarreal as General Manager of Engineering and Regional Utilities, said City Manager, Peter Sparanese today.
2018-10-05 Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service Marks Fire Prevention Week October 7 – 13
The Abbotsford Fire/Rescue Service is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years – to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere”.
2018-10-02 2022 55+ BC Summer Games in Abbotsford
Victoria - On behalf of the Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, Lisa Beare, the BC Seniors Games Society is pleased to announce Abbotsford as the host location of the 2022 55+ BC Games.
2018-09-18 Abbotsford Receives 5 Blooms in Communitites in Bloom
The City of Abbotsford has been awarded the ‘5 Bloom Community’ rating for the 2018 Communities in Bloom Program announced Mayor Henry Braun.
2018-09-07 Ledgeview Clubhouse Replacement Project Delayed
Abbotsford City Council has voted to delay the start of the Ledgeview Golf Course clubhouse replacement project pending further information about the timing of the community benefits funding.
2018-08-15 Smart City Abbotsford Initiative Launches with Intelligent Communities Forum Canada
The Smart City Abbotsford initiative was launched today as the City of Abbotsford and the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Canada announced their partnership for the development of a Smart Infrastructure and Foreign Direct Investment Readiness Strategy.
2018-07-11 Construction Underway For New Abbotsford Law Courts
The Province held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, for a new courthouse complex in Abbotsford that will help meet the increasing demand for judicial services in one of B.C.’s fastest-growing regions.
2018-06-28 Historic Turner House Moved to Clayburn Park
Abbotsford’s oldest historical building, Turner House, has been moved to its new home at Clayburn Park as part of the City of Abbotsford’s efforts to honor heritage in Clayburn Village.
2018-06-27 City Releases Water Portal App
The City of Abbotsford has introduced a new app for residents to be able to track their water consumption.
2018-06-25 Carol Timoffee named 2018 Order of Abbotsford Recipient
City of Abbotsford Mayor and Council are proud to announce that Carol Timoffee is this year’s recipient of the Order of Abbotsford.
2018-06-21 Fire Crews Respond to Structure Fire at Auto Wrecking Business
On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 1:09 pm, the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) responded to a report of a vehicle fire at 34314 Vye Road.
2018-06-12 Swoop's Wheels Are Up; Inaugural Flight Departs Hamilton, Ontario
Swoop today celebrated the debut of its ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) services in Canada with its inaugural 􀁿ight between John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) and Abbotsford International Airport (YXX).
2018-06-12 Diverse Lineup to Entertain All at Canada Day “Made in Abbotsford” Celebration
This year’s Canada Day Celebration is all about home town spirit with its “Made in Abbotsford” theme. An impressive lineup of local entertainment has been booked for the mainstage at Abbotsford Exhibition Park in honour of Canada’s birthday.
2018-06-04 3rd Annual Taste of Abbotsford Week to Take Place in Celebration of Local Food
The 3rd Annual Taste of Abbotsford Week will be held on June 10 – 16, 2018 in celebration of local food and agriculture.
2018-05-30 City Wide Burn Ban in Effect
A City wide burning ban is currently in effect until September 30, 2018.
2018-05-29 UDistrict Neighbourhood Plan Adopted By Council
The UDistrict Neighbourhood Plan has been officially adopted by Council announced Mayor Braun today. It is the first of 20 Master Plans, Neighbourhood Plans and studies to position Abbotsford for a population of 200,000 residents.
2018-05-24 Evacuation Alert Rescinded for Glen Valley
2018-05-16 Alert Issued for Glen Valley
The City of Abbotsford is issuing an evacuation alert for the unprotected area north of the CN Railway in Glen Valley announced Mayor Henry Braun. This is not an evacuation order.
2018-05-11 Abbotsford Prepared for Spring Freshet
2018-05-10 Abbotsford Neighbourhood Spirit Grant Recipients
The City of Abbotsford is pleased to announce the 2018 Neighbourhood Spirit Grant Recipients for 2018.
2018-04-26 Matsqui Firehall Public Art Unveiling
2018-04-26 Advisory National Day of Mourning
City of Abbotsford staff and guests will be participating in the National Day of Mourning. This gathering is in memory of the 158 workers in BC who lost their lives to workplace injury and illness in 2017.
2018-04-24 Community Clean Up Week Thank you
The City of Abbotsford wishes to thank the many dedicated residents who participated in Community Clean-Up Week 2018. Volunteer efforts contribute to increased environmental stewardship in our community.
2018-04-23 Abbotsford Emergency Preparedness Week
The City of Abbotsford and the Abbotsford Emergency Program are geared up to help residents prepare for an emergency during Emergency Preparedness Week from May 6-12.
2018-04-20 Jubilee Improvement Project Underway
Significant improvements for Jubilee Park, in Historic Downtown Abbotsford, are now underway announced Mayor Henry Braun today. The park will be upgraded to enhance safety, improve visibility and increase parking.
2018-04-17 Swoop Announces New Domestic Route for Peak Summer Season - Swoop Airlines
Swoop announced a new domestic regional route, providing daily, direct service between Winnipeg and Abbotsford beginning August 16, 2018.
2018-04-04 Students Showcase CityStudio Abbotsford Projects
Students of the inaugural CityStudio Abbotsford showcased their projects at Abbotsford City Hall.
2018-03-29 First Fraser Valley Regional Career Conference
The first-ever Fraser Valley Career Connections and Conference (FVCCC) will take place in Abbotsford at the Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre (TRADEX) on April 5th 2018.
2018-03-23 Prospera Credit Union Sponsors Abbotsford's Canada Day
Prospera Credit Union has once again stepped up as the naming sponsor of Abbotsford’s Canada Day Celebrations announced Mayor Henry Braun today.
2018-03-20 Peter Sparanese named City Manager for Abbotsford
Abbotsford City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Sparanese as City Manager for the City of Abbotsford effective March 26, 2018.
2018-03-06 New Buses Arrive in Central Fraser Valley
Five new BC Transit Vicinity buses are coming to the Central Fraser Valley.
2018-03-05 Abbotsford to Hire 6 Firefighters and 4 Planners
Abbotsford City Council gave approval this afternoon for the City to hire an additional 6 full-time firefighters and 4 full-time planning staff to improve services to the community and address additional demands on the departments, announced Mayor Henry Braun today.
2018-03-01 MRC Arena ReOpened to the Public
As of February 28, 2018 all ice and skating facilities at the Matsqui Recreation Centre (MRC) have reopened.
2018-02-23 Small Plane Slid off Runway at YXX
At approximately 12:00pm today, a King Air twin engine aircraft carrying 10 people slid off the runway at Abbotsford International Airport.
2018-02-23 City to Undertake Urban 3 - Infill Study
On February 19, City Council directed staff to commence an Urban 3 - Infill Study. The Study is a City-led initiative to clarify the objectives and intent for the Urban 3 - Infill land use designation in the Official Community Plan (OCP).
2018-02-07 Information Bulletin - MRC Ice Facility Closure
2018-02-05 Citystudio Abbotsford Partnership Program Launch
CityStudio Abbotsford was launched today as a partnership program between the City of Abbotsford and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and will challenge university students to tackle civic issues and provide prototype solutions.
2018-01-15 Disposing of Broken and Fallen Trees and Branches Due to Storm
With the extreme winter weather conditions, residents may have additional tree branches and yard waste that requires disposal.
2018-01-10 City Manager George Murray to retire
City Manager, George Murray has informed Abbotsford City Council of his intention to retire this year
2018-01-08 Another Record Setting Year at Abbotsford International Airport
Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) saw another record setting year in passenger numbers in 2017, announced Mayor Henry Braun today.
2017-11-29 Abbotsford Receives Generous Donation
The City of Abbotsford received a generous donation of 50 CITYPAK’s from Wolfe Auto Group through coordination with Union Gospel Mission announced Mayor Henry Braun today.
2017-11-24 Metro Vancouver and the City of Abbotsford Reach Agreement to Amend Parkland Interests
Metro Vancouver Regional District (MVRD) has reached an agreement with the City of Abbotsford, which enables the City to withdraw from Metro Vancouver’s regional parks function and explore new park partnerships with the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD).
2017-11-24 Green Fleet Management Plan Receives Funding
The City of Abbotsford has received $57,600 in funding from the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and $12,000 from the Fraser Valley Regional District for a Municipal Green Fleet Management Plan announced Mayor Henry Braun today.
2017-11-23 - Abbotsford Named Most Business Friendly Municipality
The City of Abbotsford has been named the ‘Most Business Friendly Municipality’ for 2017 under the NAIOP Awards for Municipal Excellence, announced Mayor Braun today.
2017-11-09 Vye Road Project Update
This project will see the widening of Highway 11, by extending the Nexus lane to the U.S. border and constructing a two-lane overpass on Vye Road, between Highway 11 and Riverside Road.
2017-11-08 Abbotsford Involve One Day Symposium
The Involve Abbotsford symposium, a free one-day event which connects organizations in our community to share information, is being held on Thursday November 30, 2017 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium.
2017-11-05 British Columbia's Top 10 Cities For Real Estate Investment Report Released
2017-11-02 New Features of Abbotsford GIS Website
To continue its support for innovative business interest in Abbotsford, the City has upgraded and is re-launching their award winning GIS site selector website.
2017-10-23 Phase 2 of Utility Rate Increases
2017-10-19 City Launches New Mobile App
2017-10-04 Abbotsford Receives 4 Blooms in Communities in Bloom
The City of Abbotsford has been awarded the ‘4 blooms’ rating with special mention for the International Friendship Garden from the British Columbia Communities in Bloom program (BC CIB), as well as a Criteria Award for outstanding effort in this year’s special CIB Canada 150 trophy, announced Mayor Henry Braun today.
2017-10-03 Next Steps Towards New Abbotsford Law Courts to Increase Access to Justice
The Province is building new law courts in Abbotsford to keep pace with growth in the lower Fraser Valley, one of BC's fastest-growing regions. Three proponent teams have been shortlisted for the project, which is estimated to create over 1,000 jobs during the course of construction.
2017-10-02 Construction Set to Begin on Salton Pedestrian Cycling Bridge
Construction will soon begin on the new Salton Road Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge, announced Mayor Henry Braun today.
2017-09-25 Celebrating Culture Days in Abbotsford
Culture Days is a national celebration taking place on September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017 featuring three days of free arts and culture activities, with a variety of events taking place in Abbotsford.
2017-09-21 3rd Annual Business Walks Taking Place in Abbotsford
The City of Abbotsford will host its 3rd annual Business Walks event from October 3-5, 2017, announced Mayor Henry Braun today.
2017-09-19 EDAC - The Best of the Best Award for Abbotsford for AG Tech Video
2017-08-30 Fire Crews Respond to Early Morning House Fire
On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 3:48 am, the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) responded to a report of a house fire at 2141 Martens Street.
2017-08-23 Fire Crews Respond to Barn Fire
On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 7:12am, Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) responded to a report of a barn fire at 280 McCallum Road.
2017-07-31 Canada 150 Celebration at Mill Lake Park on August 10
A light show, accompanied by a live symphony orchestra, along with family-friendly activities and entertainment, is set to take place at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford to celebrate Canada150.
2017-06-19 YXX Celebrates WestJet's 20 Years of Service in Abbotsford
The City of Abbotsford, and Abbotsford International Airport are privileged to be celebrating WestJet’s 20th anniversary of service in Abbotsford
2017-06-14 Diverse Lineup to Entertain All at Canada 150 Celebration
A birthday this BIG deserves a weekend celebration! An impressive evening entertainment lineup has been booked for this year’s Canada Day celebrations in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday kicking off on June 30!
2017-06-12 Lynne Harris Named as 2017 Order of Abbotsford Recipient
Abbotsford City Council is proud to announce that Lynne Harris is this year’s recipient of the Order of Abbotsford, announced Mayor Henry Braun.
2017-06-07 Fire Crews Respond to Barn Fire
Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) responded to a report of a barn fire at 4184 Ross Road.
2017-05-09 Canada 150 Roving Exhibit Debuts at City Council
The Abbotsford Canada150 Roving Exhibit was unveiled at City Council on May 8, 2017.
2017-05-09 2nd Annual Taste of Abbotsford Week to Take Place in Celebration of Local Food
The public is invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Taste of Abbotsford Week, taking place May 28-June 3, 2017, in celebration of local food and agriculture.
2017-04-27 Abbotsford Emergency Preparedness Week
The City of Abbotsford and the Abbotsford Emergency Program are geared up to help residents prepare for an emergency during Emergency Preparedness Week from May 7-13.
2017-04-05 Province Invests $53 Million for New Aboriginal Housing
Aboriginal affordable housing received a major boost today with the announcement of more than $53 million in provincial funding.
2017-04-04 Fraser Health Invests in Substance Use Beds and Services
Fraser Health is increasing access to treatment with the balance of 147 new substance use treatment beds now open.
2017-03-31 Fire Crews Respond to Commercial Building Fire
2017-03-27 Community Clean-Up Week Beautifies Neighbourhoods
Abbotsford residents are encouraged to pick litter up around their workplace, school, community trails and streets during Community Clean-Up Week from April 17-23, 2017.
2017-03-22 Homeless Count Numbers Released
The 2017 Homelessness Count reveals that there are reportedly 271 individuals in our community who are experiencing homelessness, which is an increase from the previous count in 2014 of 151, announced Mayor Henry Braun.
2017-03-21 New Event Calendar Highlights Canada150 Celebrations in Abbotsford
As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year, the City of Abbotsford along with many community organizations are gearing up to ensure the celebrations continue throughout the year to honour our great country, announced Mayor Henry Braun.
2017-02-08 BC Summer Games Legacy Fund News Release
2017-02-06 New Abbotsford Courthouse to increase jobs, access to justice
The Province and City of Abbotsford are moving forward with the development of a new Abbotsford courthouse that will create new jobs, increase access to justice and build a brighter future for British Columbia.
2017-02-02 Abbotsford Celebrates Canadas Agriculture Day with Farm Crawl
The City of Abbotsford is pleased to invite residents to attend a Farm Crawl bus tour to celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day
2017-02-01 Abbotsford to Join MMBC Program
2017-01-31 Report Shows that Local Businesses Rate Location as Number One Reason for Doing Business in Abbotsford
The City of Abbotsford has released the report from the second annual Business Walks
2017-01-24 Record Setting Year at Abbotsford International Airport
2016 was a record setting year in passenger numbers for the Abbotsford International Airport (YXX)