Abbotsford News Staff

The Abbotsford Arts Council normally holds exhibits out of its location at Kariton Art Gallery on Ware Street.

An Abstract State of Mind is focus of digital art exhibit

Online show hosted by Abbotsford Arts Council opens Sept. 4

The Abbotsford Arts Council normally holds exhibits out of its location at Kariton Art Gallery on Ware Street.
Photo by Nicholas Cappello on Unsplash

Securities commission clears B.C. man of market manipulation

Panel rules there was insufficient evidence against Daniel Clozza

Photo by Nicholas Cappello on Unsplash
Tom Norton is running to fill the vacant Abbotsford council seat in the city’s byelection on Sept. 25.

Tom Norton in race to fill vacant Abbotsford council seat

Retired RCMP member and high-performance coach running in Sept. 25th byelection

Tom Norton is running to fill the vacant Abbotsford council seat in the city’s byelection on Sept. 25.
Kathy Burton’s A Pastoral Trail has been selected as the grand prize winner in a photo contest held by the Salvation Army for Abbotsford and Mission.

Winners announced in Salvation Army photo contest for Abbotsford and Mission

Selection to appear in 2022 fundraising calendar, which goes on sale Sept. 20

Kathy Burton’s A Pastoral Trail has been selected as the grand prize winner in a photo contest held by the Salvation Army for Abbotsford and Mission.
Dharmasena Yakandawela is the federal NDP candidate in the Abbotsford riding.

Dharmasena Yakandawela is federal NDP candidate for Abbotsford riding

Yakandawela is an immigration lawyer and former judge

Dharmasena Yakandawela is the federal NDP candidate in the Abbotsford riding.
Dan Dennill is running for a spot on Abbotsford city council in the byelection on Sept. 25.

Dan Dennill enters Abbotsford byelection race

Small-business owner one of nine candidates for vacant position

Dan Dennill is running for a spot on Abbotsford city council in the byelection on Sept. 25.
Yvonne Douma of Abbotsford has released her first book.

Abbotsford woman releases book to help with post-COVID communication jitters

Yvonne Douma says people might be feeling anxious about returning to office

Yvonne Douma of Abbotsford has released her first book.
Garry is shown before and after his haircut. His hair is being donated to Wigs for Kids. (Communitas photo: Krista Petrie)

Abbotsford man grows hair for a year and donates it to wigs for kids with cancer

Garry came up with idea after reading about theft of 100 children’s wigs

Garry is shown before and after his haircut. His hair is being donated to Wigs for Kids. (Communitas photo: Krista Petrie)
Jackie Ayer has been named the new executive director for the MSA Society for Community Living in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

New executive director named for MSA Society for Community Living

Jackie Ayer was previously community housing director for Abbotsford agency

Jackie Ayer has been named the new executive director for the MSA Society for Community Living in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
The first-ever Horsepower for Hospice raised over $50,000 for the Abbotsford Hospice Society. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

SLIDESHOW: Abbotsford’s Horsepower for Hospice event

Debut event raises over $50,000, plans are to make this an annual event

The first-ever Horsepower for Hospice raised over $50,000 for the Abbotsford Hospice Society. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Performers thrill the crowd during the entertainment portion of the 2019 Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards at the Abbotsford Centre. Nominations are now open for this year’s awards. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Nominations open for 2021 Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards

Awards to be presented in November, honouring recipients in six categories

Performers thrill the crowd during the entertainment portion of the 2019 Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards at the Abbotsford Centre. Nominations are now open for this year’s awards. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Hospice Society holds a show ‘n shine fundraiser, called Horsepower for Hospice, on Saturday, Aug. 21. (Stock photo by Peter H from Pixabay )

Abbotsford Hospice Society holds show ‘n shine fundraiser

Horsepower for Hospice takes place Saturday, Aug. 21 at Mt. Lehman Winery

The Abbotsford Hospice Society holds a show ‘n shine fundraiser, called Horsepower for Hospice, on Saturday, Aug. 21. (Stock photo by Peter H from Pixabay )
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VIDEO: Abbotsford fire crews battle fire in large shop near airport

Blaze occurred on Saturday night, no injuries were reported

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This year’s Council on Accreditation review process was done virtually, culminating in closing meeting with peer reviewers. Seen in this screenshot are Communitas CEO Karyn Santiago with peer reviewers Peter Portlock, Brucy Hardy, and Doug Sabourin. (Communitas photo: Angelika Dawson)

Communitas Supportive Care in Abbotsford earns ‘standard of excellence’

Council on Accreditation team praises organization for quality of service

This year’s Council on Accreditation review process was done virtually, culminating in closing meeting with peer reviewers. Seen in this screenshot are Communitas CEO Karyn Santiago with peer reviewers Peter Portlock, Brucy Hardy, and Doug Sabourin. (Communitas photo: Angelika Dawson)
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UPDATE: Abbotsford Airshow’s evening performance a go, daytime ticket holders welcome

Daytime events were cancelled due to bad weather, new performance schedule posted for evening

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Artist Shannon Thiesen, shown here after receiving the 2016 Young Distinguished Alumni award from the University of the Fraser Valley, has a new digital exhibit running Aug. 7-28 through the Abbotsford Arts Council. (Photo: University of the Fraser Valley)

Digital art exhibit features work of Abbotsford teacher

Shannon Thiesen of ASIA North Poplar is a former B.C. Art Battle winner

Artist Shannon Thiesen, shown here after receiving the 2016 Young Distinguished Alumni award from the University of the Fraser Valley, has a new digital exhibit running Aug. 7-28 through the Abbotsford Arts Council. (Photo: University of the Fraser Valley)
An RCAF CF-18 Hornet arrived at Abbotsford International Airport on Wednesday afternoon in preparation for this weekend’s SkyDrive, presented by the Abbotsford International Airshow. Four shows will be offered from Friday to Sunday (Aug. 6-8). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford International Airshow returns for 2021 with ‘SkyDrive’

New format features a drive-in movie type experience, show set for Aug. 6 to 8

An RCAF CF-18 Hornet arrived at Abbotsford International Airport on Wednesday afternoon in preparation for this weekend’s SkyDrive, presented by the Abbotsford International Airshow. Four shows will be offered from Friday to Sunday (Aug. 6-8). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis and Premier John Horgan speak with staff and volunteers at M2/W2 Association on July 29. (Photo by Herman Thind)

Premier John Horgan pays visit to Abbotsford program

M2/W2 Association also welcomes Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis and Premier John Horgan speak with staff and volunteers at M2/W2 Association on July 29. (Photo by Herman Thind)
The Sikh Motorcycle Club held a ride on Saturday (July 31) from the Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford to the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and to raise money for Diabetes Canada. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Sikh Motorcycle Club ride raises $113K for Diabetes Canada

B.C. portion of event on Saturday, July 31 travelled from Abbotsford to Surrey

The Sikh Motorcycle Club held a ride on Saturday (July 31) from the Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford to the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and to raise money for Diabetes Canada. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Rachel Kenney of Robert Bateman Secondary was among the students who received scholarships and bursaries this year from the Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Community Foundation awards $360K in scholarships and bursaries

302 graduating students receive 365 awards for post-secondary education

Rachel Kenney of Robert Bateman Secondary was among the students who received scholarships and bursaries this year from the Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Submitted photo)