Patrick Penner

Blue ribbons popping up along streets in Abbotsford in praise of B.C. healthcare workers

Blue ribbons popping up along streets in Abbotsford in praise of B.C. healthcare workers

Healthcare worker’s family starts local trend of morale support

Blue ribbons popping up along streets in Abbotsford in praise of B.C. healthcare workers
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry listens during a news conference about the provincial response to the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck.

‘We need to do more’: Fraser Health doctors send dire letter to Dr. Bonnie Henry

Letter says hospitals soon to be ‘overwhelmed,’ urges closure of all non-essential businesses

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry listens during a news conference about the provincial response to the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck.
Friendly Abbotsford Spider-man spotted fighting trash (not crime)

Friendly Abbotsford Spider-man spotted fighting trash (not crime)

Local garbage worker dons Spidey-suit to perform neighbourhood duty

Friendly Abbotsford Spider-man spotted fighting trash (not crime)
Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Black Press file photo.

Isolated Abbotsford doctor issues desperate plea for the public to take drastic COVID-19 action

Dr. Brian Driedger describes state of hospital, healthcare workers and need for social distancing

Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Black Press file photo.
COVID-19 cutting gas price to under $1 in some Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley cities

COVID-19 cutting gas price to under $1 in some Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley cities

Lack of consumer demand, global-oil war reducing pump prices

COVID-19 cutting gas price to under $1 in some Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley cities
KAM Productions photo.

VIDEO: Abbotsford fire crews battle destructive garage fire in midst of morning windstorm

Crews endure ‘bitter cold,’ lack of fire hydrants in 90 km/h winds

KAM Productions photo.
Insp. Max Waddell, head of Winnipeg’s Guns and Gang Unit, speaking at a Winnipeg Police Services press conference on Thursday morning, March 12.

Abbotsford man arrested in massive cocaine bust by Winnipeg police

19 kilograms of cocaine with street value of $1.5 million seized

Insp. Max Waddell, head of Winnipeg’s Guns and Gang Unit, speaking at a Winnipeg Police Services press conference on Thursday morning, March 12.
Pixabay photo.

Young B.C. family expected new puppy to arrive at airport, got scam instead

Surprise gift for kids turned into surprise theft from parents

Pixabay photo.
Abbotsford dentist suspended and fined $30,000 for malpractice, over-billing, sedating patients without qualifications

Abbotsford dentist suspended and fined $30,000 for malpractice, over-billing, sedating patients without qualifications

Dr. Kyle Nawrot gets nine month ban for ‘unwarranted, excessive, inappropriate’ treatments

Abbotsford dentist suspended and fined $30,000 for malpractice, over-billing, sedating patients without qualifications
Tragedy revisited: Vigil held for three Abbotsford farm workers killed in 2007

Tragedy revisited: Vigil held for three Abbotsford farm workers killed in 2007

Worrying vehicle-inspection data shows lessons may not have been learned

Tragedy revisited: Vigil held for three Abbotsford farm workers killed in 2007
An Abbotsford fire crew member can be seen here dousing the semis with a fie hose. Screenshot taken from KAM Productions video.

VIDEO: Three semi trucks destroyed in parking lot fire in Abbotsford

Fire crews quickly douse early-morning flames on Simpson Road, cause unknown

An Abbotsford fire crew member can be seen here dousing the semis with a fie hose. Screenshot taken from KAM Productions video.
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. Black Press file photo.

Three civil cases alleging sexual assault by former B.C. RCMP officer to go forward

Donald Cooke was AAA minor hockey coach of two alleged victims

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. Black Press file photo.
Abbotsford’s Jeannette and Marilyn Johnston are celebrating their 14th and 15th leap-year birthday’s together. Patrick Penner / Abbotsford News.

VIDEO: B.C. leap-year siblings ‘leapies’ celebrate 14th, 15th, birthdays together

Marilyn and Jeannette Johnston have never missed sharing Feb. 29 together for 56 years

Abbotsford’s Jeannette and Marilyn Johnston are celebrating their 14th and 15th leap-year birthday’s together. Patrick Penner / Abbotsford News.
The father paid nothing to his former spouse until a December 2019 interim court order forced him to start paying $210 a month. Black Press file photo.

B.C. dad with pricey motorcycle, $7K watch ordered to pay years of retroactive child support

Mother to receive over $55,000 in back payments, additional $1,500 in monthly support pay

The father paid nothing to his former spouse until a December 2019 interim court order forced him to start paying $210 a month. Black Press file photo.
Protesters erected the blockade late yesterday evening, Feb. 24, and have camped out overnight. Photo taken from @stopdisplacemnt Twitter handle.

Wet’suwet’en solidarity protesters block rail lines in Abbotsford

Two dozen set up barricades between Riverside and Vye Roads

Protesters erected the blockade late yesterday evening, Feb. 24, and have camped out overnight. Photo taken from @stopdisplacemnt Twitter handle.
Abbotsford mosque gets online hate for exhibit on Jesus

Abbotsford mosque gets online hate for exhibit on Jesus

Event meant to bring community together gets attacked teaching religous differences

Abbotsford mosque gets online hate for exhibit on Jesus
Henry Martens has often told the story of the time he unwisely extracted a bear cub from a Jasper park den while the animal’s mother looked on. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

VIDEO: B.C. senior recalls ‘crazy’ wartime decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

Henry Martens has often told the story of the time he unwisely extracted a bear cub from a Jasper park den while the animal’s mother looked on. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
Police look for man in Halloween mask who robbed Abbotsford medical-marijuana clinic

Police look for man in Halloween mask who robbed Abbotsford medical-marijuana clinic

City’s second dispensary to be robbed in one month

Police look for man in Halloween mask who robbed Abbotsford medical-marijuana clinic
Comments taken from the Facebook group, Abbotsford Rants and Raves.

Mysterious bang booms over Sumas Mountain once again

Police unsure of source, quarry companies say, ‘not us’

Comments taken from the Facebook group, Abbotsford Rants and Raves.
Photo courtesy of Katie Hogan.

Over a dozen birds found mysteriously dead on rural B.C road

Ministry of Agriculture notified of the strange occurrence on No. 4 Road in Abbotsford

Photo courtesy of Katie Hogan.