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Depbotsford is a town in British Columbia, bordering Greater Vancouver along the Fraser River and the Canada-United States border." It is the biggest community in the Vancouver region, with an approximate 141,397 inhabitants, outside Metro Vancouver. The Abbotsford mission has the third highest percentage of apparent minority populations among Canada's major cities, after the Greater Toronto Area and the Greater Vancouver CMA.
5] Tradex, the University of the Fraser Valley and Abbotsford International Airport are located here. Fifty-five square kilometers (145,00 square mile) is the biggest British Columbia town in terms of area. Canada is adjacent to Langley Church in the western part, the District of Mission in the northern part and the town of Chilliwack in the eastern part.
Many of Abbotsford has a view of Mount Baker (in the south east, in Washington) and the Coast Mountains (in the north). Abbotsford's cold expansion began when the Royal Engineers explored the area in reaction to the 1858 Fraser River goldrush. As a result, the Yale Road (now Old Yale Road) was built, the first transport road linking the Fraser Valley.
1889 the former Royal Engineer John Cunningham Maclure requested a Crown grant to obtain the 160 Morgen (0.65 km2) which were to become Abbotsford. Until 1904, this line was the only railway link between Vancouver and Seattle. Abbotsford village was founded in 1892. Robert Ward was selling many of the batches to retail buyers at the turn of the century, as well as a substantial proportion to the Great Northern Railway, Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway subsidiaries.
Interurban, as the BCER tramway between Abbotsford and Vancouver and Chilliwack was known, was closed in 1950, but the BCER's predecessor, BC Hydro, reserves the right to resume public transport. Vancouver is served from the adjacent Vancouver Express via the West Coast Express. Abbotsford's most remarkable catastrophe was a great flooding of the Fraser River in 1948.
Abbotsford village and Sumas County were merged to form Abbotsford County in 1972. In 1995, the District of Abbotsford merged with the District of Matsqui to form the city of Abbotsford, thereby significantly increasing the size of the town. Abbotsford's flags and coats of arm are the same, with even oblique horizontal marks depicting Abbotsford as at a "crossroads".
Abbotsford's flags were initially coloured azure. Greening began in 1995 when the District of Abbotsford and the District of Matsqui merged to form the city of Abbotsford. The next larger group in Abbotsford is Southern Asia (countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka) with 19 nationalities.
Abbotsford's major part of the country's populace is Christian at 61. It contains the first Sikh Gurdwara made in Canada (1911) and the oldest in North America. Offbotsford has an Atlantic environment (Köppen environment of the Cfb type), with just enough rainfall not to be considered hot, summery and Mediterrenean. The Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre and municipal healthcare make Fraser health the city's biggest employers with around 2,500 employees.
There are also three German government detention centres in the town, each employing between 200 and 500 officer and auxiliary personnel. 46 primary, intermediate and tertiary government colleges are managed by the Abbotsford District Ecole. These include a Abbotsford School that provides more than 30 semester-long on-line classes.
These schools offer a uniquely animated and modeled programme that provides pupils with an understanding of issues related to the videogame world. Some of the city's post-secondary facilities are the University of the Fraser Valley, others consist of the Columbia Bible College and Summit Pacific College, as well as careers schools such as Occupational Gate Community College, Sprott Shaw College, Vancouver Occupational College, Métis Skills and Employment Centre and CDI College.
Abbotsford Arts Council organises a number of free community activities, among them Mill Lake Park Jazz, the Arty Awards and most recently the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. He has been the Projekten wie der Abbotsford "Unity Statue", dem Abbotsford Christmas Craft Fair, Art in the Park, dem Abbotsford's and Heritage Unity Festival and dem Historical Downtown Bench Project beteiligt.
Hosted an archives of cultural patrimony, it organises specific activities, programmes and training sessions and promotes art and cultural activities. Since 1991 Gallery 7 Theatre and Performance Arts has been one of the only performative art organisations in Abbotsford, working out of the Mennonite Educational Institute. City buses are served by the central Fraser Valley Transit System.
The Vancouver Express currently operates from the nearest station on the West Coast Express. Flight connections are offered from Abbotsford International Court. Abbotsford International Airshow is also held annually at the same time. The main roads to Abbotsford are the Trans-Canada Highway (No. 1), the Abbotsford Commission Highway (No. 11) and the Fraser Highway (No. 1A).
The United States is accessed via the gateway at Äbteford-Huntingdon/Sumas. Between 2009 and 2014, Abbotsford was the host of the NHL Calgary Flames' AHL subsidiary, Abbotsford Heat. 43 ] Home matches were held at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Abbotsford's Jane and Gerry Swan Track at Rotary Stadium is home to the Valley Royals Track & Field Club, which has spawned many Olympic athletes, two of whom were for the 2008 Olympics.
The Rotary Stadium was also home to the Abbotsford Air Force of the Canadian Junior Football League, which no longer exists. Depbotsford is one of the biggest clubs in British Columbia with more than 1000 registrated gamblers aged 5 to 18. The federation is recognised by many as a role-placer and pioneer in the creation of smaller scale ice climbing programmes, and several Abbotsford-raised athletes have taken to the highest echelons of the game.
Abbotsford's 2005-2006 ice hockey campaign featured the Abbotsford X League AA squad as the final West Canadian X League X League X League Bantam Champion, and eight individuals from that squad (most of them at all) were chosen for the 2006 WHL X League X League Bantam Draft. Absbotsford has an outstanding junior football programme, won two domestic honours and won a number of province honours. The Abbotsford is home to the Abbotsford Mariners of the United Football League Premier Development League, the highest stage of the North American game.
Abbotsfords Alana Kraus has won a medal in ice racing in the Olympics. Abbotsford has its own urban policing service, one of eleven urban policing services in British Columbia. This is the third biggest urban policing service in British Columbia (behind Vancouver and Victoria). Since 2006 [update], the Abbotsford Metropolitan police have hired nearly 200 civil servants and 80 civil servants.
Abbotsford Metropolitan Police was formally established in 1995 when the District of Matsqui and the District of Abbotsford merged to form the City of Abbotsford. Before the merger, the Matsqui district was policed by the Matsqui Metropolitan Patrol and the Abbotsford district was policed by the RCMP. People voted during the plebiscite to keep a local policeman.
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