The Abbotsford, Sumas and Matsqui News was the only Abbotsford area newspaper from 1922 until the mid-1980s, and is the successor to the Abbotsford Post (1906-1922). It constitutes an invaluable record of the Abbotsford area’s cultural history. Detailed articles illuminate historical local perspectives on provincial, federal, and international events and issues, as well as the usual information of birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, and local current events. The newspaper's coverage of local current events also trace the history of community development through information about local businesses, advertisements, infrastructure projects, city and district annual reports, and many other historical events. As such, the rich content of the Abbotsford, Sumas and Matsqui News can be considered a singular resource for local Abbotsford history.