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Animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) released video Wednesday that had been surreptitiously at Excelsior Hog Farm in Abbotsford. PETA/Youtube screengrab

VIDEO: ‘Alarm bells’ raised by footage allegedly from B.C. pig farm, SPCA says

PETA released video Wednesday showing dead and injured piglets next to nursing piglets

Animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) released video Wednesday that had been surreptitiously at Excelsior Hog Farm in Abbotsford. PETA/Youtube screengrab
The number of daily flights from Abbotsford International Airport by carriers including WestJet has increased considerably in recent years. File photo

Loud jets from Abbotsford are annoying residents of tiny U.S. town

Flights out of Abbotsford airport turn over border town and annoy residents, Sumas mayor says

The number of daily flights from Abbotsford International Airport by carriers including WestJet has increased considerably in recent years. File photo
The Lower Mainland’s transportation sector has been one of the region’s best-performing industries in recent years.                                File photo

Job market to remain tight in coming years: report

Conference Board of Canada predicts region’s unemployment rate to remain below five per cent

The Lower Mainland’s transportation sector has been one of the region’s best-performing industries in recent years.                                File photo
‘Don’t let my pictures fool you’: B.C. Instagram star talks mental health to 200K followers

‘Don’t let my pictures fool you’: B.C. Instagram star talks mental health to 200K followers

Caitlin Fladager says she felt relief after puncturing illusion of perfection & disclosing depression

‘Don’t let my pictures fool you’: B.C. Instagram star talks mental health to 200K followers
A report has been released on the crash of a plane last August at Abbotsford International Airport.                                Abbotsford Airport Authority photo

Plane that crashed after Abbotsford airshow wasn’t allowed to carry paying passengers: report

Five people, including four passengers, were hurt in crash at Abbotsford International Airport

A report has been released on the crash of a plane last August at Abbotsford International Airport.                                Abbotsford Airport Authority photo
The testimony of Jody Wilson-Raybould, left, on Wednesday at a Parliamentary committee did not alarm Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Jati Sidhu. (File photos)

B.C. MP apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ comments about Jody Wilson-Raybould

Jati Sidhu suggested the former attorney-general’s father was ‘pulling the strings’

The testimony of Jody Wilson-Raybould, left, on Wednesday at a Parliamentary committee did not alarm Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Jati Sidhu. (File photos)
Clerk of the House Craig James (left) accompanies Speaker Darryl Plecas to the B.C. legislature chamber after Plecas’s surprise election to the position, September, 2017. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press/pool)

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Clerk of the House Craig James (left) accompanies Speaker Darryl Plecas to the B.C. legislature chamber after Plecas’s surprise election to the position, September, 2017. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press/pool)
COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

The Abbotsford News’ handy guide to asking public bodies for their interesting information

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff
Plecas: Christy Clark told Liberals MLAs to fire non-partisan constituency workers

Plecas: Christy Clark told Liberals MLAs to fire non-partisan constituency workers

Former constituency assistant says Darryl Plecas returned from pre-election meeting ‘very upset’

Plecas: Christy Clark told Liberals MLAs to fire non-partisan constituency workers
Speaker Darryl Plecas says ‘justice’ needed for legislature employees

Speaker Darryl Plecas says ‘justice’ needed for legislature employees

Plecas spoke to media at the opening of a pedestrian and cycling bridge in Abbotsford Wednesday

Speaker Darryl Plecas says ‘justice’ needed for legislature employees
Therapy dog barred from Abbotsford grocery store

Therapy dog barred from Abbotsford grocery store

Local counsellor had brought her nine-year-old blind emotional support dog to Save On for two years

Therapy dog barred from Abbotsford grocery store
Former estate of Nickelback frontman is most expensive home in Abbotsford

Former estate of Nickelback frontman is most expensive home in Abbotsford

Chad Kroeger’s old home was sold for $8.25 million in 2017, but assessed at $5.67 million last year

Former estate of Nickelback frontman is most expensive home in Abbotsford
BC Nurses gather for rally in Vancouver (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

New contract would force B.C. health authorities to hire new nurses or pay millions

Contract would hit budgets of hospitals operating without full contingent of nurses

BC Nurses gather for rally in Vancouver (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Publication ban on name of girl killed in Abbotsford school lifted

Publication ban on name of girl killed in Abbotsford school lifted

Reimer’s family had supported an application by Black Press to lift ban

Publication ban on name of girl killed in Abbotsford school lifted
VIDEO: Realtor of massive house for sale says new ALR rules would hurt wealthy farmers

VIDEO: Realtor of massive house for sale says new ALR rules would hurt wealthy farmers

A 14,500-square-foot King Road home is the fourth largest to ever hit the market in Abbotsford

VIDEO: Realtor of massive house for sale says new ALR rules would hurt wealthy farmers
B.C. girl’s ‘brilliant’ drawing of break-in suspect hailed by police

B.C. girl’s ‘brilliant’ drawing of break-in suspect hailed by police

Man seen trying to break into cars Friday in Abbotsford was spotted by an 11-year-old girl

B.C. girl’s ‘brilliant’ drawing of break-in suspect hailed by police
A publication ban prohibits the publication of the name – or picture – of the girl killed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary in November 2016.

Black Press Media challenges publication ban on name of B.C. school stabbing victim

Victim’s family feels ‘muzzled’ by ban implemented by BC Review Board without consultation

A publication ban prohibits the publication of the name – or picture – of the girl killed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary in November 2016.
EXCLUSIVE: Foreign visitors to Fraser Health hospitals often unable to pay six-figure bills

EXCLUSIVE: Foreign visitors to Fraser Health hospitals often unable to pay six-figure bills

One patient faced $1 million bill after insurance claim was denied; Fraser Health wrote off the debt

EXCLUSIVE: Foreign visitors to Fraser Health hospitals often unable to pay six-figure bills
Alan Mullen met B.C. legislature speaker while he was working as a correctional manager at Kent Institution in Agassiz. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Who is Alan Mullen? A new face in the developing B.C. Legislature scandal

Special adviser to Speaker Darryl Plecas has long past with Abbotsford politician

Alan Mullen met B.C. legislature speaker while he was working as a correctional manager at Kent Institution in Agassiz. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Coun. Les Barkman’s campaign shirt drew plenty of comments – and maybe even some votes – during the 2014 council race.

Bold fashion statement pays off for B.C. council candidate

Colourfal shirt may have begun new fashion campaign strategy for longtime councillor

Coun. Les Barkman’s campaign shirt drew plenty of comments – and maybe even some votes – during the 2014 council race.