January 20, 2018

Abbotsford Independent: Awards show a waste of taxpayer money

The independent candidate in Abbotsford West is demanding the Liberal government return the taxpayer money used to bring the Times of India Film awards to BC. Moe Gill says the 11 million dollars of taxpayer money used to bring the first ever Indian film awards to BC is ethnic pandering at its worst. "I think that, that is the taxpayers money and I … [Read more...]

Shooting in Abbotsford

Abbotsford Police are investigating a shooting that's put a 20-year old man in hospital with non life threatening injuries. Around 10:15 Friday night, police were called to Gladwin and Downes Roads after witnesses saw an exchange of gunfire between two eastbound vehicles. Minutes later, the victim -- who is known to police -- turned up in … [Read more...]

Abbotsford looks at tapping the Fraser for water

The City of Abbotsford is looking to solve its long term water problems by tapping a nearby major waterway. Mayor Bruce Banman says people in the city have cut their water usage since a debate over water use began. "What really happened is, is Abbotsford is down 25-percent on peak days. Nobody would have even thought that human behaviour would have … [Read more...]

Abbotsford Police anti-gang plan appears to be working

Abbotsford Police have been busy trying to make their city the worst place for a gangster. After almost zero gang-related homicides in the last two years, chief constable bob rich says if they continue down this path, he's confident Abbotsford will be the safest city in BC. “We ensure people involved in gang aren't at bars and creating a … [Read more...]

Police identify woman found dead in Abbotsford

The woman found dead at the side of Riverside Road in Abbotsford on Monday has now been identified as 34 year old Shaminderjeet Kaur Brar. She had been reported missing to Abbotsford police February 12th. Police believe she was hit by a car. If you have any information, call Abbotsford Police. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Body found in Abbotsford

Abbotsford Police are on scene where a body was found on the side of the road this morning. Constable Ian MacDonald says they got a call just after ten this morning for what was thought to be a person in distress. He says, "Members on scene have confirmed that it appears to be a deceased person just off the roadway on Riverside Road near King … [Read more...]

Public hearing begins to determine whether Abbotsford police officer keeps his job

An Abbotsford police officer faces a public hearing Monday to determine whether he gets to keep his job. Constable Adam Page pleaded guilty in April to pushing a thirty-seven year old shoplifter during an arrest in 2009. The hearing will determine whether he gets to keep his job, or if he's going to get canned. Page reportedly pushed the man so … [Read more...]

Murder in Abbotsford

A home on Cassiar court in Abbotsford is behind yellow tape as police investigate the city's latest murder. The victim is a 40-year old woman. A man the same age is in custody, but police haven't said if they were a couple. Constable Ian MacDonald does say police were called to the home by a family member at 7:30pm.  The caller asked police to … [Read more...]

Abbotsford Police kept busy New Year’s night

Abbotsford Police say they caught a few drivers who chose to drink and get behind the wheel  after New Year’s celebrations. Constable Ian MacDonald says they used roving patrols on New Year’s night to nab the drunk drivers.  "It was probably less than a dozen total. That would include twenty-four hour suspensions. We didn't … [Read more...]

Abbotsford police looking for man after break and enter, crash and car jacking

The search is on for a car-jacking suspect who managed to evade police in Abbotsford Friday night. Abbotsford Police say they were called to a home in a rural area of Nicholson Road just after 5pm. When they arrived, a man fled in a pickup truck stolen from Burnaby, striking a police vehicle at the end of the driveway. When officers laid down a … [Read more...]