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2019-12-30 Abbotsford International Airport Reaches One Million Passenger Milestone
The Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) has reached the 1 million passenger milestone, announced Mayor Henry Braun today.
2019-12-05 CityStudio students present solutions to civic challenges at City Hall
Students participating in CityStudio Abbotsford showcased their projects to Council, City staff at and representatives from University of the Fraser Valley at City Hall for the 4th CityStudio Abbotsford HUBBUB. CityStudio is a partnership program between the City of Abbotsford and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in which university students tackle civic issues and prototype solutions as part of their university degree program curriculum.
2019-11-12 Residents to provide input on Abbotsford Urban Forestry Strategy
Residents are invited to share their thoughts on managing the City’s urban trees in a new survey that will help to inform the development of the City’s new Urban Forestry Strategy. When the strategy is complete, it will provide a clear direction and long term vision for managing the City’s urban trees.
2019-11-01 Matsqui Regional Park Trail Closure
The Matsqui Regional Park Trail will be closed from Wednesday, November 6th through Friday, November 8th for maintenance. The section of trail affected is between Beharrell Road and Page Road only.
2019-10-29 Abbotsford Homelessness Prevention and Response System receives generous donation
The City of Abbotsford has once again received a generous donation of CITYPAK’s from Wolfe Auto Group. This is the third consecutive year that Wolfe Auto Group has made this contribution in our community. The CITYPAK backpacks are designed to support individuals who are experiencing homelessness. CITYPAKs provide a safe, convenient and versatile backpack designed to meet the changing needs of individuals who are experiencing homelessness.
2019-10-19 Ground broken on new clubhouse and community facility at Ledgeview Golf and Country Club
Joined by the board of directors of LGCCS, Mayor Henry Braun officially broke ground on the new 2-storey Ledgeview Clubhouse and community facility. Construction will officially begin this November and the new Clubhouse will feature a 225 seat banquet facility and a large outdoor seating area/deck that will overlook the golf course and provide stunning west facing views of the course and mountains.
2019-10-08 Major Joint US and Canadian Hazardous Materials Emergency Drill
Residents and visitors near the Sumas and Huntingdon Port of Entry will see emergency responders, equipment and simulated response activity in Sumas on October 16, 2019 from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office has been planning this Hazardous Materials Emergency Drill for over a year. This drill represents another step forward in building relationships and understanding procedures between United States and Canadian responders.
2019-10-04 Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service Marks Fire Prevention Week October 6 – 12
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 – for this year’s campaign to remind people that ‘Not all heroes wear capes’.
2019-10-01 Funding confirmed for flood mitigation on Nooksack River
The City of Abbotsford will receive $250,000 in federal and provincial funding for a project that will address flood mitigation on the Nooksack River.
2019-09-30 Construction set to start for new clubhouse and community facility at Ledgeview Golf and Country Club
Abbotsford City Council and the Ledgeview Golf and Country Club Society (LGCCS) are set to move forward with construction on a new clubhouse facility.
2019-09-16 Downtown Abbotsford Parking Study
The City of Abbotsford is conducting a comprehensive parking study in the Historic Downtown area to understand overall parking concerns, experiences and future needs.
2019-09-10 Abbotsford to welcome hockey royalty for Rogers Hometown Hockey 2019
The City of Abbotsford will be one of 25 communities across Canada to welcome Sportsnet hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone on the national Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour starting on October 5th 2019. The tour will be in Abbotsford on December 15th 2019.
2019-07-23 Changes to the Curbside Collection Program
Abbotsford City Council has approved the implementation of a new Solid Waste Operations Master Plan. The new Plan outlines several changes to the curbside collection program to align with Council’s 2019- 2022 Strategic Plan and will provide more efficient delivery of program services, improve worker health and safety, and potentially lead to additional collection services for residents.
2019-07-23 Adventure Playground Planned for Hoon Park
The City of Abbotsford has partnered with Archway Community Services on the development of the Hoon Park Adventure Playground. The existing playground at Hoon Park will be transformed into an inclusive and creative space with natural play elements such as a hillside slide, a log ladder, play berm, log stacks, log balances, and stepping tree stumps.
2019-07-02 Sumas First Nations, Abbotsford and B.C. Partner on Riverbank Restoration
An agreement to be signed this week between Sumas First Nation, Abbotsford and the province heralds a spirit of reconciliation and cooperation and a commitment to proactively address a challenging flood management issue on the south flank of the Fraser River.
2019-06-19 Central Fraser Valley Transit System Service Change
BC Transit, the City of Abbotsford and the District of Mission are notifying customers in the Central Valley Transit System of a service change effective June 30, 2019.
2019-06-14 Abbotsford endorses new strategy to 'green' vehicle fleet
Abbotsford City Council endorsed an ambitious new Green Fleet Strategy for all City of Abbotsford vehicles, announced Mayor Henry Braun today.
2019-06-12 Abbotsford enters 'Circle of Excellence' national Communities in Bloom program
After being awarded the ‘5 Bloom Community’ from the Canadian Communities in Bloom Program, the City of Abbotsford has now entered the ‘Circle of Excellence’ in the national program announced Mayor Henry Braun today.
2019-06-11 Dr. Andy Singh awarded the Order of Abbotsford 2019
The recipient of the 2019 Order of Abbotsford is community and cultural bridge builder Dr. Andy Singh Sidhu announced Mayor Henry Braun today. Raised in multi-cultural Malaysia, Andy Sidhu came to Abbotsford in 1974 as a member of the Sikh diaspora. He brought with him an understanding of the challenges and the opportunities of living in a multi-cultural context. With imagination, skill and vigour, he has used his experience and skills to be a community and cultural bridge builder in the City of Abbotsford.
2019-06-10 Fraser Valley Bandits, Tourism Abbotsford, the City of Abbotsford and Spectra to Host Free Viewing Party at the Abbotsford Centre For Game 5 of the NBA Finals Tonight
2019-06-10 City of Abbotsford vies for Global Intelligent Community Designation
2019-06-07 Historic Jubilee Park reopens after significant improvements
After significant improvements, Jubilee Park in Historic Downtown Abbotsford has officially re-opened to the public announced Mayor Henry Braun today. The Jubilee Park project began in 2018 and has included upgrades to enhance safety, improve visibility, and increase parking.
2019-05-21 Neighbourhood Spirit Grant Successful Recipients
The City of Abbotsford is pleased to announce the 2018 Neighborhood Spirit Grant Recipients for 2019. The Neighbourhood Spirit Grant program is a partnership between The City of Abbotsford, Vancouver Foundation, and the Abbotsford Community Foundation.
2019-05-15 Residents voice their satisfaction with quality of life and city services in Abbotsford
Over 1, 475 residents shared their views in Abbotsford’s first ever comprehensive quality of life survey. Through May and August, residents provided insights on internationally recognized quality of life indicators to develop a baseline measure of community sentiments. These results will be compared to future quality of life surveys to measure progress on the indicators.
2019-05-06 City Launches New Engagement Portal for Residents Lets Talk Abbotsford
The City of Abbotsford has launched a new innovative engagement platform, Let’s Talk Abbotsford, for the public to provide feedback and stay up to date on City projects.
2019-05-03 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 6-1, 2019.
2019-04-18 City of Abbotsford Collaborates with ICBC on road safety in school zones
The City of Abbotsford, with support from ICBC, has recently installed reflective road panels in school zones to improve road safety in our community.
2019-04-16 Council Approves Tax Update
Council authorized a lower than anticipated property tax rate on Monday for the 2019 budget as part of the 2019-2023 Financial Plan.
2019-04-05 BC Government New Release - Doors Open to New Homes for People in Need in Abbotsford
New modular homes with around-the-clock staffing and services in Abbotsford will offer hope to people experiencing homelessness.
2019-04-04 CityStudio Abbotsford Projects Showcased at HUBBUB
Students participating in CityStudio Abbotsford showcased their projects to Mayor and Council as well as City staff at City Hall today.
2019-04-02 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 15 - 21, 2019. Residents can volunteer their time to help beautify their neighbourhood and do their part for Earth Day.
2019-03-15 Abbotsford Community Hub recognized with Cultural Diversity Award
The Abbotsford Community Hub Centre was awarded the ‘Innovative Initiative Award’ last night for providing respectful delivery of integrated health, housing and social supports for vulnerable populations at the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards, organized by Abbotsford Community Services.
2019-02-11 Winter Weather Community Updates
Recent winds and sub-zero temperatures have impacted roads, parks, and electricity across Abbotsford. All City parks and trails have been temporarily closed due to current weather conditions. Residents are reminded to use caution in icy conditions and to refrain from ice skating and/or walking on frozen ponds and lakes as it is extremely hazardous
2019-02-11 City of Abbotsford Recognized Internationally as One of the Top 7 Most Intelligent Communities in the World
The City of Abbotsford has been recognized by the Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF) as one of the world’s Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2019
2019-01-24 Groundbreaking Ceremony to Celebrate Transit Improvements for Central Fraser Valley
Construction will soon be underway for the new Central Fraser Valley Transit Maintenance and Operations Facility in Abbotsford. When complete, the site will include parking for 92 buses with the ability to expand to 150 in the future. The site will also include seven vehicle maintenance bays, administrative building and onsite bus wash and fueling facilities. A Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station is incorporated into the design, which will enable the Central Fraser Valley to integrate CNG buses into their fleet. CNG buses are quieter and cleaner burning than diesel buses and create additional operational cost savings.
2019-01-23 New Pedestrian Bridge Open to Public
The new Salton Road Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge is officially open to the public.
2019-01-08 Record Setting Year at Abbotsford International Airport
2018-12-13 City of Abbotsford Receives Generous Donation
The City of Abbotsford received a generous donation of 150 CITYPAK’s from Wolfe Auto Group.
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