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2017 News Releases

British Columbia's Top 10 Cities For Real Estate Investment Report Released
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.
2017-11-02 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 B.C.􀍛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)