Abbotsford News Staff

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

18 school exposures in Abbotsford since Jan. 6

21 exposures since the the holiday break

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Keith Carlson, chair and director of the Peace and Reconciliation Centre at Univeristy of the Fraser Valley.

UFV hosts online session about interpersonal violence

Peace and Reconciliation Centre in Abbotsford holds discussion on Thursday, Jan. 21

Keith Carlson, chair and director of the Peace and Reconciliation Centre at Univeristy of the Fraser Valley.
Singletree Winery in Abbotsford has opened two domes where customers can enjoy wine tastings and local goodies. (Photo by Megan Ashley Creative)

Abbotsford winery first in Fraser Valley to open wine-tasting domes

Singletree Winery offers two themed transparent enclosures

Singletree Winery in Abbotsford has opened two domes where customers can enjoy wine tastings and local goodies. (Photo by Megan Ashley Creative)
BCCDC photo.

16 school exposures in Abbotsford schools in 2 weeks

Fraser Health’s list grows by 11 for 2nd week of 2021

BCCDC photo.
Ron Restrick lives with mild cognitive impairment, but has worked to stay active and engaged in his community.

Abbotsford residents invited to Alzheimer Society webinar

Session on Wednesday, Jan. 27 looks at dementia and long-term care

Ron Restrick lives with mild cognitive impairment, but has worked to stay active and engaged in his community.
The Oxford Senior Care private care home in Abbotsford is part of a COVID-19 contact-tracing pilot project through the company Vantage. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford care home participates in COVID-19 contact-tracing pilot project

The Oxford Senior Care uses ‘wearables’ to track movements of staff and residents

The Oxford Senior Care private care home in Abbotsford is part of a COVID-19 contact-tracing pilot project through the company Vantage. (Facebook photo)
King Traditional Elementary School in Abbotsford. Photo courtesy of Abbotsford School District

Three Abbotsford schools closed due to windstorm knocking out power

Heavy winds knock out power to thousands of BC Hydro customers in Lower Mainland

King Traditional Elementary School in Abbotsford. Photo courtesy of Abbotsford School District
The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign in Abbotsford/Mission raised $160,000 over the holiday season. (Submitted photo)

Local Salvation Army kettles raise $160K over holiday season

Christmas campaign in Abbotsford/Mission surpasses $150K goal

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign in Abbotsford/Mission raised $160,000 over the holiday season. (Submitted photo)
The 861 Silverfox Air Cadet Squadron in Abbotsford is holding a Christmas tree recycling event by donation on Jan. 9 and 10. (Unsplash)

Air cadets in Abbotsford hold Christmas tree recycling event

Fundraiser takes place Jan. 9 and 10 at Exhibition Park

The 861 Silverfox Air Cadet Squadron in Abbotsford is holding a Christmas tree recycling event by donation on Jan. 9 and 10. (Unsplash)
Matsqui Community Hall in Matsqui Village. (Google Street View)

Tree-chipping and bottle drive at Matsqui Community Hall

Event on Saturday, Jan. 9 raises money for operating expenses

Matsqui Community Hall in Matsqui Village. (Google Street View)
A new training gym for Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service includes a logo incorporated into the flooring that was donated by local company North West Rubber. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford company donates flooring for firefighters’ new gym

North West Rubber contributes 600 square feet of professional sport flooring

A new training gym for Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service includes a logo incorporated into the flooring that was donated by local company North West Rubber. (Submitted photo)
Members of LiUNA! Local 1611 Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union recently donated $5,000 to the Starfish Pack program in Abbotsford and Aldergrove. (Submitted photo)

Starfish Pack program in Abbotsford and Aldergrove each get $5K boost

Donation made by LiUNA local 1611 Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union

Members of LiUNA! Local 1611 Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union recently donated $5,000 to the Starfish Pack program in Abbotsford and Aldergrove. (Submitted photo)
The Air Canada Foundation recently donated four vital-signs monitors to the pediatric unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted photo)

Four new vital-signs monitors donated to Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Gift of greatly needed equipment made recently by Air Canada Foundation

The Air Canada Foundation recently donated four vital-signs monitors to the pediatric unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted photo)
Canadian company Endy recently donated several mattresses to Abbotsford Regional Hospital for the call room for front-line workers. (Submitted photo)

New mattresses donated for front-line workers at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Contribution from Canadian company Endy allows for call-room overhaul

Canadian company Endy recently donated several mattresses to Abbotsford Regional Hospital for the call room for front-line workers. (Submitted photo)
Six of the top 10 stories on the Abbotsford News website for 2020 were about the COVID-19 pandemic. (Image courtesy CDC)

Abbotsford News’ 10 most-viewed stories for 2020

Most of the top stories were related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Six of the top 10 stories on the Abbotsford News website for 2020 were about the COVID-19 pandemic. (Image courtesy CDC)
TOP LEFT: A COVID-19 testing centre opened at MSA Arena in March. TOP RIGHT: A Black Lives Matter solidarity protest took place in historic downtown Abbotsford on June 5. BOTTOM LEFT: Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr spoke to reporters in New Westminster following the sentencing hearing in February for Oscar Arfmann, who killed Const. John Davidson on Nov. 6, 2017. BOTTOM RIGHT: The Abbotsford Panthers seniors’ girls basketball team celebrated their 3A provincial title on Feb. 29.

YEAR IN REVIEW: A look back at 2020 in Abbotsford

It was a year like no other in recent memory

TOP LEFT: A COVID-19 testing centre opened at MSA Arena in March. TOP RIGHT: A Black Lives Matter solidarity protest took place in historic downtown Abbotsford on June 5. BOTTOM LEFT: Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr spoke to reporters in New Westminster following the sentencing hearing in February for Oscar Arfmann, who killed Const. John Davidson on Nov. 6, 2017. BOTTOM RIGHT: The Abbotsford Panthers seniors’ girls basketball team celebrated their 3A provincial title on Feb. 29.
The Clearbrook Kiwanis Club is holding a tree-chipping event on Jan. 2. (Photo by Sapan Patel on Unsplash)

Clearbrook Kiwanis Club holds tree-chipping event

Money raised at Abbotsford event goes to Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program

The Clearbrook Kiwanis Club is holding a tree-chipping event on Jan. 2. (Photo by Sapan Patel on Unsplash)
(From left) Lisa McIntosh, Sheral Jones and Vicky Manderson with their nominator, Christine Petkau. (Submitted photo)

Trio from Communitas Supportive Care in Abbotsford receives provincial award

Community Living BC honours them for online program they created

(From left) Lisa McIntosh, Sheral Jones and Vicky Manderson with their nominator, Christine Petkau. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Abbotsford chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star recently held a warm-clothing drive for the Salvation Army. (Submitted photo)

Order of the Eastern Star in Abbotsford donates warm clothing to Salvation Army

Local group collects coats, socks, hats and more at socially distanced event

Members of the Abbotsford chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star recently held a warm-clothing drive for the Salvation Army. (Submitted photo)
James Callahan (right), IPEX distribution centre manager, presents a $5,000 cheque for the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford to Matt Loewen of the food bank’s donation services. (Submitted photo)

IPEX in Abbotsford donates $5K to Archway Food Bank

Construction industry has been more fortunate than many this year, company says

James Callahan (right), IPEX distribution centre manager, presents a $5,000 cheque for the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford to Matt Loewen of the food bank’s donation services. (Submitted photo)