Vikki Hopes

Police say a man swung this sword at an employee during a gas-station robbery in Abbotsford on Monday, Sept. 26. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Sword-wielding robbery suspect arrested and charged in Abbotsford

Police say man swung weapon at employee during incident on Sept. 26

Police say a man swung this sword at an employee during a gas-station robbery in Abbotsford on Monday, Sept. 26. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
A courtroom in the Abbotsford Law Courts. (B.C. government photo)

Man in Abbotsford who posted topless photos of ex-girlfriend gets suspended sentence

Kaiden Harris pleaded guilty to criminal harassment; two other charges stayed

A courtroom in the Abbotsford Law Courts. (B.C. government photo)
Randy “Elvis” Friskie, shown here perfoming in 2018, says he is on his deathbed on a cot in a hallway at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

Elvis impersonator says he is on deathbed in hallway at a B.C. hospital

‘No dignity in it whatsoever,’ says Randy Friskie, who has liver disease

Randy “Elvis” Friskie, shown here perfoming in 2018, says he is on his deathbed on a cot in a hallway at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police seized these two airsoft pistols on Monday (Aug. 1) in Abbotsford after reports came in about two men firing guns in the parking lot of Cabela’s. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Surrey man charged after reports of guns being fired outside Abbotsford store

Weapons seized after incident in Cabela’s parking lot were airsoft pistols

Police seized these two airsoft pistols on Monday (Aug. 1) in Abbotsford after reports came in about two men firing guns in the parking lot of Cabela’s. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
Former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen, of Abbotsford, is on trial in Vancouver for one count of sexual assault. (File photo)

Woman testifies she felt ‘very violated’ after alleged sex assault by former Canuck Jake Virtanen

Complainant testifies on first day of trial related to incident in September 2017

Former Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen, of Abbotsford, is on trial in Vancouver for one count of sexual assault. (File photo)
Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)

Over $280K in contraband seized at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford

Package located on July 5 contained drugs, drug paraphernalia and ‘communication devices’

Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)
Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Black Press file photo)

B.C. inmate loses case related to restricted computer time during pandemic

Tanzirul Alam alleged he was singled out and his charter rights had been breached

Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Black Press file photo)
Protesters with the Meat the Victims organization ran onto the Excelsior Hog Farm property in Abbotsford on April 28, 2019. The trial is now underway for three people who have been charged in relation to the incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford farmer says 2019 protest at hog farm was ‘hard to deal with’

Calvin Binnendyk testifies at trial for 3 charged with mischief and break-and-enter

Protesters with the Meat the Victims organization ran onto the Excelsior Hog Farm property in Abbotsford on April 28, 2019. The trial is now underway for three people who have been charged in relation to the incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
(From left) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media Monday morning (June 27) on the first day of their trial at B.C. Supreme Court in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Crown says 3 accused placed hidden cameras on Abbotsford hog farm weeks before protest

Trial now underway for trio charged with mischief and break-and-enter

(From left) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to the media Monday morning (June 27) on the first day of their trial at B.C. Supreme Court in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)

Abbotsford man so far awarded $1.3M for 2008 crash that paralyzed him at age 9

Impaired driver found 90% liable; Nissan among defendants dismissed from claim

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Avian flu has been confirmed among some Canada geese at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Avian flu confirmed in Canada geese at Abbotsford park

Wildlife centre is receiving almost-daily calls about ill or dead birds

Avian flu has been confirmed among some Canada geese at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Police Department is warning about a recent online “romance scam” that saw a local senior lose $270,000. (Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash)

Online ‘romance scam’ sees Abbotsford senior lose $270K

Police warn that it’s almost impossible to catch fraudsters in such cases

The Abbotsford Police Department is warning about a recent online “romance scam” that saw a local senior lose $270,000. (Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash)
Among the items police discovered in a stolen vehicle that sped away from Abbotsford into Langley on Jan. 20 were 12 catalytic converters. Tyson Fust of Langley has now been sentenced. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

B.C. man gets 138 days in jail for catalytic converter thefts

‘Prolific offender’ Tyson Fust previously pleaded guilty to 4 of the 13 charges he faced

Among the items police discovered in a stolen vehicle that sped away from Abbotsford into Langley on Jan. 20 were 12 catalytic converters. Tyson Fust of Langley has now been sentenced. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, is awaiting sentencing on two child-pornography charges, of which he was convicted in February 2022.

Crown says former Abbotsford vice-principal should get up to 3 years for child porn

Judge reserves sentencing decision for Mike Haire, convicted of 2 offences

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, is awaiting sentencing on two child-pornography charges, of which he was convicted in February 2022.
A large fire Tuesday morning caused major damage to the Tamarind Westside apartment building on Cardinal Avenue just east of Mt. Lehman Road. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Online fundraisers set up for tenants who lost everything in Abbotsford apartment fire

Residents of impacted building on Cardinal Avenue remain displaced

A large fire Tuesday morning caused major damage to the Tamarind Westside apartment building on Cardinal Avenue just east of Mt. Lehman Road. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Gene Lahrkamp of Trail, a fugitive who was wanted for the killing of Abbotsford gangster Jimi Sandhu in Thailand, was killed in a plane crash April 30 in Ontario.

B.C. man wanted for killing of gangster in Thailand dies in Ontario plane crash

Gene Lahrkamp – one of Canada’s most-wanted fugitives – is 1 of 4 who died April 30

Gene Lahrkamp of Trail, a fugitive who was wanted for the killing of Abbotsford gangster Jimi Sandhu in Thailand, was killed in a plane crash April 30 in Ontario.
Traevon Desjarlais-Chalifoux , 17, was found dead in a closet of an Abbotsford group home in September 2020 after being reported missing four days earlier.

Coroners’ inquest called into death of First Nations teen in Abbotsford group home

Traevon Desjarlais-Chalifoux’s suicide was not discovered for 4 days in September 2020

Traevon Desjarlais-Chalifoux , 17, was found dead in a closet of an Abbotsford group home in September 2020 after being reported missing four days earlier.
Gene Lahrkamp (left) and John MacKenzie are No. 2 and 21 respectively on the top-25 list of Canada’s Most Wanted.

Two B.C. men are on Canada’s 25 Most Wanted list

Gene Lahrkamp is wanted for murder; John MacKenzie on lam from prison

Gene Lahrkamp (left) and John MacKenzie are No. 2 and 21 respectively on the top-25 list of Canada’s Most Wanted.
Miranda Frigon (shown here with son Kale) is in search of a live kidney donor. She has previously had two double-lung transplants, due to the effects of cystic fibrosis, and her kidneys shut down after her second transplant in January 2020.

Abbotsford woman in search of kidney donor after two double-lung transplants

Miranda Frigon has support of hotdog king Skully White, who donated kidney in 2020

Miranda Frigon (shown here with son Kale) is in search of a live kidney donor. She has previously had two double-lung transplants, due to the effects of cystic fibrosis, and her kidneys shut down after her second transplant in January 2020.
Bradley Bender

One of B.C.’s most-wanted auto thieves allegedly has loaded gun in car during Abbotsford arrest

Bradley Bender also had ‘large quantity’ of drugs in vehicle, police say

Bradley Bender