Dustin Godfrey

PROTIP: Don’t tailgate the police

PROTIP: Don’t tailgate the police

In fact, don’t tailgate anyone – they just might turn out to be an officer

PROTIP: Don’t tailgate the police
Retired Lower Mainland police media officer Shinder Kirk remembered

Retired Lower Mainland police media officer Shinder Kirk remembered

Celebration of life held after Kirk was killed in head-on crash in Nanaimo just before Christmas

Retired Lower Mainland police media officer Shinder Kirk remembered
Swoop Airlines president Steven Greenway speaks at a ribbon-cutting event for the Abbotsford International Airport’s newly expanded terminal. Greenway said Swoop hopes to set Abbotsford as its third base for aircraft by the end of the year. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

VIDEO: Swoop looks to newly expanded Abbotsford airport as base for aircraft

Abbotsford would be the third location in Canada to station the airliner’s aircraft

Swoop Airlines president Steven Greenway speaks at a ribbon-cutting event for the Abbotsford International Airport’s newly expanded terminal. Greenway said Swoop hopes to set Abbotsford as its third base for aircraft by the end of the year. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Pilot Jason Markzon (left) and crew chief TSgt. Zachary Jones (right) with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were in Abbotrsford Tuesday to scope out the airfield ahead of August’s show at the Abbotsford International Airshow. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Thunderbirds excited to fly over Fraser Valley at Abbotsford airshow

Members of U.S. Air Force aerial performance troupe visited town to scope out the airfield

Pilot Jason Markzon (left) and crew chief TSgt. Zachary Jones (right) with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were in Abbotrsford Tuesday to scope out the airfield ahead of August’s show at the Abbotsford International Airshow. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Meghan Canavan reads from a binder containing information on her eight chronic illnesses, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which causes her to faint unexpectedly at times, particularly after she stands up. She needs this binder with her so people with her know how to help if she is in distress. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford woman speaks out after she fainted and bystanders ignored her

Meghan Canavan says bystanders walked by with no offer of help after she fainted recently

Meghan Canavan reads from a binder containing information on her eight chronic illnesses, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which causes her to faint unexpectedly at times, particularly after she stands up. She needs this binder with her so people with her know how to help if she is in distress. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
The Abbotsford School District board of education.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Parents in this B.C. city can no longer opt kids out of class for personal beliefs

Change comes as part of ‘big overhaul’ of school district’s learning resources policy approved by board

The Abbotsford School District board of education.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
A June 2018 photo of one of two storage facilities holding manure at an Abbotsford property currently under the microscope of regulators for alleged non-compliance issues. B.C. Ministry of Environment photo

Manure company causing ‘toxic’ stink at Abbotsford school seeks permit

Property across from King Traditional Elementary cannot operate manure facility without permit

A June 2018 photo of one of two storage facilities holding manure at an Abbotsford property currently under the microscope of regulators for alleged non-compliance issues. B.C. Ministry of Environment photo
Abbotsford school suspended 20 students for ‘fight club’

Abbotsford school suspended 20 students for ‘fight club’

But the school district denies existence of a fight club at Robert Bateman Secondary

Abbotsford school suspended 20 students for ‘fight club’
A truck speeds past Camille Timmermans and Joyce Verwoerd, who are calling for the city to take action on what they’ve dubbed the “Sumas Prairie Speedway.”  Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Residents urge change in high-crash ‘Sumas Prairie Speedway’

Seven fatal crashes among 233 total in area since 2010, according to data obtained by resident

A truck speeds past Camille Timmermans and Joyce Verwoerd, who are calling for the city to take action on what they’ve dubbed the “Sumas Prairie Speedway.”  Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Abbotsford School District superintendent Kevin Godden’s Nov. 21 blog post on youth mental health struck some online controversy.

Top educator strikes controversy with mental health post

Abbotsford superintendent writes many cases of youth mental health not clinical; critics say he’s oversimplifying

Abbotsford School District superintendent Kevin Godden’s Nov. 21 blog post on youth mental health struck some online controversy.
King Traditional Elementary School in Abbotsford Photo courtesy of Abbotsford School District

Regulatory confusion over ‘toxic’ stink near Abbotsford school

Officials sniffing out which regulators responsible for enforcing compliance at neighbouring property

King Traditional Elementary School in Abbotsford Photo courtesy of Abbotsford School District
King Traditional Elementary School in Abbotsford Photo courtesy of Abbotsford School District

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

King Traditional Elementary School in Abbotsford Photo courtesy of Abbotsford School District
Staff bustle through the the 5 and 2 Ministries-operated winter shelter at the Mennonite Central Committee space on Gladys Avenue, converting the small space from a warehouse to a temporary winter shelter each night, disassembling the shelter without a trace each morning. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Operator, patrons see success at B.C.’s only 50+ shelter in Abbotsford

The shelter, put on by 5 and 2 Ministries, became the first seniors-only shelter last year

Staff bustle through the the 5 and 2 Ministries-operated winter shelter at the Mennonite Central Committee space on Gladys Avenue, converting the small space from a warehouse to a temporary winter shelter each night, disassembling the shelter without a trace each morning. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Now back in Abbotsford, two friends, Jeremy Scholing (left) and Matt Burnett, reflect on the night of Halloween, when they helped to possibly save a man’s life after he was struck by a five-ton truck on Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford residents help save life of man hit by 5-ton in Pitt Meadows

Jeremy Scholing and Matt Burnett performed life-saving measures after man struck on Lougheed Highway

Now back in Abbotsford, two friends, Jeremy Scholing (left) and Matt Burnett, reflect on the night of Halloween, when they helped to possibly save a man’s life after he was struck by a five-ton truck on Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Sandy Hill Elementary School in Abbotsford. Photo courtesy Abbotsford School District

Teacher shortage leaves Abbotsford French immersion class learning in English

Concerned parents seek to speak to school board, advocate for solutions for teacher shortage

Sandy Hill Elementary School in Abbotsford. Photo courtesy Abbotsford School District
Police speak to the driver of a vehicle in the lineup of parents dropping students off at Robert Bateman Secondary School Thursday morning as a police presence at the high school begins to pack up. At least six police vehicles were spotted at the school, with other police vehicles driving past at times. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Police investigate alleged ‘violent threat’ made against Lower Mainland student

Investigators on scene Thursday morning at Abbotsford school

Police speak to the driver of a vehicle in the lineup of parents dropping students off at Robert Bateman Secondary School Thursday morning as a police presence at the high school begins to pack up. At least six police vehicles were spotted at the school, with other police vehicles driving past at times. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
A look at what may be Abbotsford’s most dedicated Halloween house

A look at what may be Abbotsford’s most dedicated Halloween house

Mark Latter says just about everything is handmade and it takes five people seven hours to set up

A look at what may be Abbotsford’s most dedicated Halloween house
Poet’s new book looks at her identity as a Punjabi Sikh woman living in B.C.

Poet’s new book looks at her identity as a Punjabi Sikh woman living in B.C.

Harman Kaur’s self-published book speaks volumes to Punjabi Sikh women, underrepresented in media

Poet’s new book looks at her identity as a Punjabi Sikh woman living in B.C.
Abbotsford cat Chocolate lost its left eye after being shot with a pellet gun, and likely won’t regain sight in its right eye after a concussion incurred in the incident, owner Greg Golt says. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford cat recovering, loses eye after shot 9 times with pellet gun

Owner says Chocolate likely won’t regain sight in other eye due to concussion sustained in incident

Abbotsford cat Chocolate lost its left eye after being shot with a pellet gun, and likely won’t regain sight in its right eye after a concussion incurred in the incident, owner Greg Golt says. (Submitted photo)
UPDATE: Abbotsford youth Varinderpal Gill ID’d as Mission homicide victim

UPDATE: Abbotsford youth Varinderpal Gill ID’d as Mission homicide victim

Police warned the public to stay away from Gill in August due to threats against the 19-year-old

UPDATE: Abbotsford youth Varinderpal Gill ID’d as Mission homicide victim