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Vikki Hopes

Vikki Hopes

I have been a journalist for almost 40 years, and have been at the Abbotsford News since 1991. Over this time, I have covered crime, courts, city council and other general news and feature stories.

Phone
604-851-4530
Email
vhopes@abbynews.com

Recent Work by Vikki

Killer of Calgary man dies while in B.C. prison

Killer of Calgary man dies while in B.C. prison

Bradley Koester sentenced in 1984 for murder of Frank Vervoort
Mike de Jong gives farewell speech after 30 years as Abbotsford MLA

Mike de Jong gives farewell speech after 30 years as Abbotsford MLA

Former lawyer retiring from provincial politics, hoping to become area MP
Two Abbotsford hog-farm protesters to appeal sentence

Two Abbotsford hog-farm protesters to appeal sentence

Hearing takes place Friday for Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer
Abbotsford MLA Mike de Jong questions why government is ‘targeting’ churches

Abbotsford MLA Mike de Jong questions why government is ‘targeting’ churches

Says ongoing court proceedings related to COVID-19 lockdowns have cost ‘a fortune’
Abbotsford YouTuber ordered to pay $350K for defaming business

Abbotsford YouTuber ordered to pay $350K for defaming business

Judge rules that Phil Dong was ‘relentless’ in his online attacks
More than 100 prison guards rally in Abbotsford over increased violence

More than 100 prison guards rally in Abbotsford over increased violence

Union representing correctional officers says incidents have gone up 45%
Abbotsford MLA Mike de Jong to seek nomination for federal Conservatives

Abbotsford MLA Mike de Jong to seek nomination for federal Conservatives

De Jong previously announced retirement from provincial politics
Corrections says water leak at Abbotsford prison complex poses no risk

Corrections says water leak at Abbotsford prison complex poses no risk

Most recent assessment concluded there was no contamination, says CSC
3 Abbotsford cops could face charges related to fatal crash during pursuit

3 Abbotsford cops could face charges related to fatal crash during pursuit

Incident in August 2022 resulted in deaths of two people fleeing police
Chemically treated water still leaking at Abbotsford prison, says engineer

Chemically treated water still leaking at Abbotsford prison, says engineer

Worker says almost 9 million litres have leaked since investigation into Matsqui complex
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