Abbotsford News Staff

Google Maps screenshot taken at 6:07 a.m.

TRAFFIC: Westbound dump-truck crash on Highway 1

Crash occurred around 6:45 a.m., west of 232nd Street in Langley

Google Maps screenshot taken at 6:07 a.m.
The annual West Coast Christmas Show is normally held at Tradex in Abbotsford, but this year’s event is taking place as an online shop. (Abbotsford News file photo)

West Coast Christmas Show goes virtual for 2020

Annual event, normally held at Tradex in Abbotsford, holds online shop

The annual West Coast Christmas Show is normally held at Tradex in Abbotsford, but this year’s event is taking place as an online shop. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds the third annual It’s a Wonderful Breakfast fundraiser on Dec. 10 as a drive-thru event featuring White Spot’s BC Sunny Start sandwich.

Drive-thru breakfast raises funds for ER expansion in Abbotsford

FV Health Care Foundation holds annual hospital fundraiser on Dec. 10

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds the third annual It’s a Wonderful Breakfast fundraiser on Dec. 10 as a drive-thru event featuring White Spot’s BC Sunny Start sandwich.
Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)

COVID-19 case reported on Abbotsford-bound flight last week

Affected flight landed in Abbotsford on Nov. 16

Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)
Last year’s Realtors Care Blanket Drive collected 192 bags of warm clothing and blankets for the Abbotsford-Mission area. The 2020 version is collecting only cash donations. (File photo)

Annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive adapts to pandemic

Campaign across the Fraser Valley asks only for cash donations in 2020

Last year’s Realtors Care Blanket Drive collected 192 bags of warm clothing and blankets for the Abbotsford-Mission area. The 2020 version is collecting only cash donations. (File photo)
Former BC Lion Angus Reid was the keynote speaker at the 10th annual National Philanthropy Day lunch in Abbotsford on Nov. 16.

Three awards presented at National Philanthropy Day lunch

Event in Abbotsford honours those who have made a difference

Former BC Lion Angus Reid was the keynote speaker at the 10th annual National Philanthropy Day lunch in Abbotsford on Nov. 16.
The annual Toys for Tots event in Abbotsford normally includes a free breakfast for anyone who drops off a toy or cash donation. This year’s event is being held as a drive-thru. (File photo)

Toys for Tots event in Abbotsford holds drive-thru for 2020

Cash and toys collected for Archway Christmas Bureau

The annual Toys for Tots event in Abbotsford normally includes a free breakfast for anyone who drops off a toy or cash donation. This year’s event is being held as a drive-thru. (File photo)
Mt. Lehman Community Hall will be all lit up for the holidays, starting Dec. 1. Local residents and businesses are encouarged to Light Up the Countryside.

Community of Mt. Lehman will Light Up the Countryside

Christmas light displays at hall, church and library starting Dec. 1

Mt. Lehman Community Hall will be all lit up for the holidays, starting Dec. 1. Local residents and businesses are encouarged to Light Up the Countryside.
Bob Spencer masks up the Three Men Telling Tall Tales Sunday in Abbotsford’s historic downtown. (Photo: Heather Spencer)

PHOTO: Three Men mask-up in Abbotsford’s historic downtown

Bob Spencer gives a 2020 look to downtown art bench

Bob Spencer masks up the Three Men Telling Tall Tales Sunday in Abbotsford’s historic downtown. (Photo: Heather Spencer)
Saturday’s drive-through food bank at Highstreet is bringing in significant donations today. (Photo: John Morrow)

PHOTOS: Drive-through food bank underway at Highstreet in Abbotsford

Event continues until 3 p.m. on Saturday

Saturday’s drive-through food bank at Highstreet is bringing in significant donations today. (Photo: John Morrow)
Matsqui Community Hall in Matsqui Village. (Google Street View)

Drive-by light display at Matsqui Community Hall in Abbotsford

Santa and his elves will be on hand every Friday and Saturday night starting Nov. 28

Matsqui Community Hall in Matsqui Village. (Google Street View)
Chilliwack musician Mauvey won the Dakota Leslie Fan Vote – and $2,500 – at this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards. The virtual event was held Thursday night (Nov. 19).

Winners of Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Annual awards honour artists in pop, hip hop, jazz and more

Chilliwack musician Mauvey won the Dakota Leslie Fan Vote – and $2,500 – at this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards. The virtual event was held Thursday night (Nov. 19).
An example of illustrations by Carrielynn Victor from the book Sem :th X̱ :tsa Sts’ lemeqwelh Sx̱ :tsa (Sem :th X̱ :tsa Great-Gramma’s Lake). The artist augmented archival photographs of Sumas Lake from The Reach’s collections using digital illustration. In this example, she depicts Sal :ts, the stilt village located near present-day Yarrow, where St :lō families would live seasonally. (Image courtesy of The Reach Gallery Museum)

Reach Gallery Abbotsford releases new kids’ book about Sumas Lake

Book published to acknowledge 100 years since lake was drained

An example of illustrations by Carrielynn Victor from the book Sem :th X̱ :tsa Sts’ lemeqwelh Sx̱ :tsa (Sem :th X̱ :tsa Great-Gramma’s Lake). The artist augmented archival photographs of Sumas Lake from The Reach’s collections using digital illustration. In this example, she depicts Sal :ts, the stilt village located near present-day Yarrow, where St :lō families would live seasonally. (Image courtesy of The Reach Gallery Museum)
The Abbotsford group Care for Community Abbotsford is holding a fundraiser for items for Christmas care packages. Among the good deeds the group has done previously is delivering donuts to health-care workers. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford group holds fundraiser to buy items for care packages

Care for Community Abbotsford will distribute packs to those in need

The Abbotsford group Care for Community Abbotsford is holding a fundraiser for items for Christmas care packages. Among the good deeds the group has done previously is delivering donuts to health-care workers. (Submitted photo)
Matches with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley have been bonding over an online role-playing game and recently got together in person for a group photo. (Submitted photo)

‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ bond over online role-playing game

Pairs from Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack find creative outlet during pandemic

Matches with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley have been bonding over an online role-playing game and recently got together in person for a group photo. (Submitted photo)
The Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign in Abbotsford-Mission starts Monday, Nov. 23. (Black Press file photo)

Salvation Army kettle campaign aims to raise $150K in Abbotsford-Mission

Annual fundraiser begins Nov. 23 with changes due to the pandemic

The Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign in Abbotsford-Mission starts Monday, Nov. 23. (Black Press file photo)
Ken Hildebrandt is the executive/artistic director of Gallery 7 Theatre.

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford presents live-streamed readings of 3 plays

Medieval- and Elizabethan-era productions showcased online over two weekends

Ken Hildebrandt is the executive/artistic director of Gallery 7 Theatre.
The City of Abbotsford goes virtual this year for its sixth annual Involve Symposium.

City of Abbotsford hosts virtual sixth annual Involve Symposium

Event helps organizations develop skills and network with others

The City of Abbotsford goes virtual this year for its sixth annual Involve Symposium.
The City of Abbotsford will roll out its new curbside collection program next spring. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)

New curbside waste carts coming for Abbotsford residents in February

Collection to start in April; residents will be able to get larger or smaller carts after 90 days

The City of Abbotsford will roll out its new curbside collection program next spring. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)
Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)

COVID-19 exposure notice posted for Nov. 5 flight from Abbotsford to Hamilton

BC CDC says there was an exposure event on a Swoop flight on Nov. 5

Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)