Abbotsford News Staff

The Sikh Motorcycle Club of BC is participating in a national ride on July 31 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. (Facebook photo)

Sikh Motorcycle Club holds ride to commemorate 100 years of insulin

B.C. event on July 31 travels from Abbotsford to Surrey as part of national ride

The Sikh Motorcycle Club of BC is participating in a national ride on July 31 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. (Facebook photo)
An accident has closed Maclure road. (Kevin MacDonald/photo)
An accident has closed Maclure road. (Kevin MacDonald/photo)
Sumas Mountain Inter-regional Park. Kelvin Gawley/Abbotsford News

Sumas Mountain Regional Park closed today due to dry conditions

Tinder dry conditions close park, includes Sumas Peak, Chadsey Lake and the Abby Grind

Sumas Mountain Inter-regional Park. Kelvin Gawley/Abbotsford News
Jacob (not his real name) holds a painting of a CN locomotive. His mentor, Rob, painted the image and gave it to him as a gift. The locomotive depicted is a GE AC4400CW, the same model that Jacob operated while working for CN. (PHOTO: M2/W2 Association)

Offender reintegration program in Abbotsford receives $20K grant

No One Leaves Alone connects people on parole with volunteer mentors

Jacob (not his real name) holds a painting of a CN locomotive. His mentor, Rob, painted the image and gave it to him as a gift. The locomotive depicted is a GE AC4400CW, the same model that Jacob operated while working for CN. (PHOTO: M2/W2 Association)
The Abbotsford News is offering readers the chance to win a $5,000 prize just for participating in an online reader survey.

Abbotsford News reader survey offers up $5,000 prize

Survey questions will help gauge shopping patterns of readers over the next year

The Abbotsford News is offering readers the chance to win a $5,000 prize just for participating in an online reader survey.
The Central Heights church in Abbotsford was the target of a suspected arsonist on Wednesday night. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Police looking for arson suspect who targeted church

Suspect caught on CCTV and police looking for more video evidence from public

The Central Heights church in Abbotsford was the target of a suspected arsonist on Wednesday night. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Archway Community Services’ Bulk Buy Collective provides pre-made orders of produce filled with up to 12 varieties of fruits and vegetables monthly for a flat rate of $14. (Submitted photo)

Archway Community Services in Abbotsford receives $198K grant for food hub

Funding from United Way will help improve food security for local residents

Archway Community Services’ Bulk Buy Collective provides pre-made orders of produce filled with up to 12 varieties of fruits and vegetables monthly for a flat rate of $14. (Submitted photo)
A friend of Bob Bos believes that he would not have wanted a mural created that would undermine the work he did to help build Abbotsford. (File photo)

LETTER: Remove the word ‘again’ and call it a day

Bob Bos would not have wanted mural that polarized undermined the work he did - writer

A friend of Bob Bos believes that he would not have wanted a mural created that would undermine the work he did to help build Abbotsford. (File photo)
Ernie Poignant, with wife Rose, celebrated his 102nd birthday on Feb. 4, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)

Long-time Abbotsford cartoonist/author Ernie Poignant passes away at 102

Celebration of life to be announced at a later date

Ernie Poignant, with wife Rose, celebrated his 102nd birthday on Feb. 4, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)
Singer Ryan McAllister is among the performers in the Sun and Soil Concert Series running in Abbotsford over five Fridays. (Submitted photo)

Sun and Soil Concert Series returns to Abbotsford

Outdoor concerts held over five Fridays in July and August

Singer Ryan McAllister is among the performers in the Sun and Soil Concert Series running in Abbotsford over five Fridays. (Submitted photo)
Recipients of the 2019 Community Builders’ Awards with staff from Archway Community Services. The awards return for 2021, with an event planned in October. (Photo: Dale Klippenstein)

Nominations open for 2021 Community Builders’ Awards in Abbotsford

Archway Community Services to honour those who make a difference

Recipients of the 2019 Community Builders’ Awards with staff from Archway Community Services. The awards return for 2021, with an event planned in October. (Photo: Dale Klippenstein)
Fraser Valley Bandits No. 5 Gentrey Thomas drives to the basket in front of a crowd of over 1,500 at Abbotsford Centre on Wednesday evening (July 14). The Bandits went on to win 92-71 over the Guelph Nighthawks. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits take down Guelph Nighthawks 92-71

First pro sports team in B.C. to host fans since start of pandemic

Fraser Valley Bandits No. 5 Gentrey Thomas drives to the basket in front of a crowd of over 1,500 at Abbotsford Centre on Wednesday evening (July 14). The Bandits went on to win 92-71 over the Guelph Nighthawks. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Lando Klassen (right) is retiring as owner of the House of James bookostore and coffeehouse in Abbotsford. The new owner is Pierre Dery. (Submitted photo)

New owner for House of James bookstore in Abbotsford

Lando Klassen retires after almost 50 years; Pierre Dery takes over

Lando Klassen (right) is retiring as owner of the House of James bookostore and coffeehouse in Abbotsford. The new owner is Pierre Dery. (Submitted photo)
University of the Fraser Valley’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre

UFV talk looks at Indigenous place names and hiking in Fraser Valley

Online event takes place Tuesday, July 13 with three speakers

University of the Fraser Valley’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre
Mary Boonstra (front, right) of Legacy Dance Productions receives a $3,000 cheque from Steve Carlton (front), Stan Petersen (left) and Hank Kroeker from the BC Summer Games Legacy Fund. Danielle Bremner and Krista Tingley of Legacy are also in the photo. (Submitted photo)

Grant of $3,000 awarded to Abbotsford dance program

Everybody Dance Now will include classes and leadership courses

Mary Boonstra (front, right) of Legacy Dance Productions receives a $3,000 cheque from Steve Carlton (front), Stan Petersen (left) and Hank Kroeker from the BC Summer Games Legacy Fund. Danielle Bremner and Krista Tingley of Legacy are also in the photo. (Submitted photo)
Grade 5 students from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (North Poplar campus) show the artwork that is included in a new online exhibit hosted by the Abbotsford Arts Council. (Submitted photo)

Virtual art show includes Indigenous land acknowledgement

Show presented by Abbotsford Arts Council with North Poplar Grade 5 students

Grade 5 students from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (North Poplar campus) show the artwork that is included in a new online exhibit hosted by the Abbotsford Arts Council. (Submitted photo)
Natalia Deros of Heritage Abbotsford Society recently won an award from the B.C. Historical Federation.

History award received for Heritage Abbotsford’s Stories to Spaces campaign

Natalia Deros among those honoured by B.C. Historical Federation

Natalia Deros of Heritage Abbotsford Society recently won an award from the B.C. Historical Federation.
Google Maps screenshot taken at 4:28 p.m.

Westbound crash on Highway 1 in Abbotsford, traffic down to 1 lane

Crash occurred around 4:15 p.m., before McCallum Road

Google Maps screenshot taken at 4:28 p.m.
The Abbotsford Hospice Society holds its annual memorial butterfly release on July 17, but this year will be in a drive-thru format. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Hospice Society holds annual Memorial Butterfly Release

Event takes place as drive-thru on Saturday, July 17 at Homberg House

The Abbotsford Hospice Society holds its annual memorial butterfly release on July 17, but this year will be in a drive-thru format. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Charcuterie box from Oak + Harvest in Abbotsford

Abbotsford business donating proceeds to mental health in July

Oak + Harvest owner Haley Duke honours friend who faced ongoing battle

Charcuterie box from Oak + Harvest in Abbotsford