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B.C. Supreme Courthouse in New Westminster. (Black Press file photo)

Man who killed wife in Mission in 2002 seeks earlier parole eligibility

Jamie Kokotailo received life sentence for stabbing wife multiple times

B.C. Supreme Courthouse in New Westminster. (Black Press file photo)
Gabriel Klein sits in the prisoner’s dock during the first day of his trial on Oct. 7 in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Sketch by Felicity Don)

Accused Abbotsford school killer due back in court next month after psych assessment

Crown has called their last witness in trial of Gabriel Klein

Gabriel Klein sits in the prisoner’s dock during the first day of his trial on Oct. 7 in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Sketch by Felicity Don)
Lidia Ramos, 15, was killed in a single-vehicle crash that occurred in March 2016 in Mission. The driver has now been sentenced.

UPDATE: Mom of Langley teen killed in Mission crash says driver’s sentence is a ‘terrible insult’

Jacob Blanthorne fined $1,500 for crash that killed Lidia Ramos, 15

Lidia Ramos, 15, was killed in a single-vehicle crash that occurred in March 2016 in Mission. The driver has now been sentenced.
A collaboration between Abbotsford company VSSL and Vans shoes has resulted in three limited-edition styles, including this version in the Mountain Series, which is paired with a VSSL camp supplies kit.

Fraser Valley company is first in Canada to collaborate with Vans shoes

VSSL of Abbotsford partners with iconic shoe brand to launch limited-edition collection

A collaboration between Abbotsford company VSSL and Vans shoes has resulted in three limited-edition styles, including this version in the Mountain Series, which is paired with a VSSL camp supplies kit.
Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr, surrounded by members of the Abbotsford Police Department, responds to media questions outside of the New Westminster courthouse on Thursday, following the verdict in the trial of Oscar Arfmann. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Police chief on Abbotsford cop killer’s guilty verdict: ‘I don’t know if there’s ever justice’

Mike Serr says decision brings mixed emotions for department and Const. John Davidson’s family

Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr, surrounded by members of the Abbotsford Police Department, responds to media questions outside of the New Westminster courthouse on Thursday, following the verdict in the trial of Oscar Arfmann. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Oscar Arfmann listens to closing arguments on Aug. 1 during his trial for the first-degree murder of Abbotsford Police Const. John Davidson. (Sketch by Felicity Don)

UPDATE: Judge agrees to hearing on cop killer’s mental state

Oscar Arfmann convicted of first-degree murder, but could be found not criminallly responsible

Oscar Arfmann listens to closing arguments on Aug. 1 during his trial for the first-degree murder of Abbotsford Police Const. John Davidson. (Sketch by Felicity Don)
Oscar Arfmann listens to closing arguments on Aug. 1 during his trial for the first-degree murder of Abbotsford Police Const. John Davidson. (Sketch by Felicity Don)

Verdict expected today for man accused of killing Abbotsford cop

If judge finds Oscar Arfmann guilty, ‘mini trial’ will determine his mental state

Oscar Arfmann listens to closing arguments on Aug. 1 during his trial for the first-degree murder of Abbotsford Police Const. John Davidson. (Sketch by Felicity Don)
Danny Depew has been charged with telecommunicating to lure a child in Abbotsford.

Man with history of sexually assaulting girls in Calgary now charged in Abbotsford

Danny Depew was the subject of two prior police public warnings

Danny Depew has been charged with telecommunicating to lure a child in Abbotsford.
Dwayne McCormick died in July 2014 after being struck by a vehicle in Abbotsford. Mario Delellis was previously convicted of McCormick’s death, but he appealed that decision, and a new trial has now been ordered.

New trial ordered for man convicted of 2014 fatal hit-and-run in Abbotsford

Mario Delellis was previously sentenced for death of Dwayne McCormick

Dwayne McCormick died in July 2014 after being struck by a vehicle in Abbotsford. Mario Delellis was previously convicted of McCormick’s death, but he appealed that decision, and a new trial has now been ordered.
Gabriel Klein sits in the prisoner’s dock during the first day of his trial on Oct. 7 in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Sketch by Felicity Don)

Man charged in fatal B.C. school stabbing to use ‘not criminally responsible’ defence at trial

Trial begins for Gabriel Klein, charged with killing teen and wounding another girl in Abbotsford

Gabriel Klein sits in the prisoner’s dock during the first day of his trial on Oct. 7 in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Sketch by Felicity Don)
An artist’s sketch depicts Gabriel Klein in court during his fitness hearing on April 19, 2018 at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Sketch by Sheila Allan)

Trial slated to begin Monday for man charged with Abbotsford school stabbing

Gabriel Klein accused of killing Letisha Reimer, 13, in November 2016

An artist’s sketch depicts Gabriel Klein in court during his fitness hearing on April 19, 2018 at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Sketch by Sheila Allan)
A pedestrian who was struck in December 2015 at the crosswalk at the intersection of Gladwin and Huntingdon roads in Abbotsford has been awarded $574,000 in damages. (Google Street View)

B.C. mom struck by car while walking with 2 kids is awarded $574,000

Judge rules driver 75 per cent at fault; says he should have been more cautious

A pedestrian who was struck in December 2015 at the crosswalk at the intersection of Gladwin and Huntingdon roads in Abbotsford has been awarded $574,000 in damages. (Google Street View)
Emergency crews were on the scene of a serious crash on Highway 1 in Abbotsford early Saturday morning. The female driver was taken to hospital, but died of her injuries. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

Girl, 17, dies after rollover crash on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Police say vehicle appears to have hydroplaned in collision early Saturday morning

Emergency crews were on the scene of a serious crash on Highway 1 in Abbotsford early Saturday morning. The female driver was taken to hospital, but died of her injuries. (Kevin MacDonald photo)
Participants in the BC Law Enforcement Memorial Ride to Remember left from Thunderbird Memorial Square in Abbotsford on Thursday morning. (Submitted photo)

From Abbotsford to Victoria: Police embark on cycling trip to honour fallen officers

Three-day cycling trip ends in Victoria; memorial service on Sunday

Participants in the BC Law Enforcement Memorial Ride to Remember left from Thunderbird Memorial Square in Abbotsford on Thursday morning. (Submitted photo)
Oscar Arfmann listens to closing arguments on Aug. 1 during his trial for the first-degree murder of Abbotsford Police Const. John Davidson. (Sketch by Felicity Don)

Verdict in October for man accused of killing Abbotsford cop

If judge finds Oscar Arfmann guilty, ‘mini trial’ will determine his mental state

Oscar Arfmann listens to closing arguments on Aug. 1 during his trial for the first-degree murder of Abbotsford Police Const. John Davidson. (Sketch by Felicity Don)
Dan Anderson stands at the top of the trail that leads to the area, about a 45-minute walk away, where his cabin was situated and where he broke his back in July. The forest is located on Simpson/Peardonville Road east of Mt. Lehman Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

B.C. man breaks back, drags body through forest for three days

Dan Anderson of Abbotsford was near death when someone finally heard his screams for help

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Dan Anderson stands at the top of the trail that leads to the area, about a 45-minute walk away, where his cabin was situated and where he broke his back in July. The forest is located on Simpson/Peardonville Road east of Mt. Lehman Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department/Facebook

UPDATE: Charges laid against man accused of punching cop in face at Abbotsford Flea Market

Raymond Gilliland, 45, now faces several charges, including for assault of a peace officer

PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department/Facebook
Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford has filed a notice of civil claim against the province and 10 Mission RCMP officers after he was accused of, and charged with, failing to disclose his HIV-positive status to his sexual partners in 2017. All 12 charges were later dropped.

Man at centre of dropped HIV-disclosure case sues province and 10 cops

Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford says Mission RCMP defamed him and were ‘negligent’ in their investigation

Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford has filed a notice of civil claim against the province and 10 Mission RCMP officers after he was accused of, and charged with, failing to disclose his HIV-positive status to his sexual partners in 2017. All 12 charges were later dropped.
During a 2017 press conference, Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Michael McLaughlin displayed the items seized in a series of armed robberies across the Lower Mainland.

Son of slain former Hells Angel is one of two men sentenced for crime spree

Pair’s 2017 series of Lower Mainland robberies stretched from Surrey to Mission

During a 2017 press conference, Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Michael McLaughlin displayed the items seized in a series of armed robberies across the Lower Mainland.
Cash, cellphones and suspected crack cocaine and purple fentanyl were seized by police during a bust on Wednesday (Aug. 14) in Abbotsford. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Purple fentanyl among items seized in B.C. drug bust

Youth being recruited as drivers for more-established drug dealers, police say

Cash, cellphones and suspected crack cocaine and purple fentanyl were seized by police during a bust on Wednesday (Aug. 14) in Abbotsford. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)