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Pictured are the recipients of the 2019 Inclusive Employers Excellence Awards. Submissions are now open for this year’s awards, which will be presented in October. (Submitted photo)

Nominations open for Inclusive Employers Excellence Awards in Abbotsford

Recipients to be honoured at invite-only breakfast on Oct. 19

Pictured are the recipients of the 2019 Inclusive Employers Excellence Awards. Submissions are now open for this year’s awards, which will be presented in October. (Submitted photo)
Chef Trevor Randle hosts an online cook-along on Sept. 14 through the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.

Abbotsford-based Agriculture in the Classroom offers online cook-along

Webinar on Sept. 14 highlights National Organic Week and BC Chicken Month

Chef Trevor Randle hosts an online cook-along on Sept. 14 through the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.
About 2,000 people came out to a movie night at Mill Lake Park on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Thousands came out to free movie night hosted by Abbotsford Police Department

Event also included displays, giveaways, kids’ activities and chance to mingle with APD members

About 2,000 people came out to a movie night at Mill Lake Park on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)
The Hawaiian Shirt Gala is being held Sept. 17 in Abbotsford to raise money for the BeMorr Society, which was formed in memory of Brook Morrison, who died by suicide in 2020.

Hawaiian Shirt Gala in Abbotsford raises funds for mental health

Event hosted by BeMorr Society, formed in memory of Brook Morrison

The Hawaiian Shirt Gala is being held Sept. 17 in Abbotsford to raise money for the BeMorr Society, which was formed in memory of Brook Morrison, who died by suicide in 2020.
Mony loves the variety of tasks she has as a centre aide for Fraser Valley Child Development Centre in Abbotsford. (Communitas photo: Amanda de Waal)

Communitas and child development centre in Abbotsford team up for inclusive employment

Employee shares her experience giving back as a ‘valuable team member’

Mony loves the variety of tasks she has as a centre aide for Fraser Valley Child Development Centre in Abbotsford. (Communitas photo: Amanda de Waal)
The annual Nagar Kirtan Procession (Sikh parade) returns to the streets of Abbotsford on Sunday (Sept. 4) for the first time since 2019. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Tens of thousands expected for annual Sikh parade in Abbotsford

Nagar Kirtan Procession takes to local roads on Sunday; rolling street closures in effect

The annual Nagar Kirtan Procession (Sikh parade) returns to the streets of Abbotsford on Sunday (Sept. 4) for the first time since 2019. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr will address the crowd and answer questions at the annual Crime is Toast event at Tradex on Oct. 5. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Annual breakfast event returns with Abbotsford police chief

Tickets now on sale for Crime is Toast on Oct. 5 at Tradex

Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr will address the crowd and answer questions at the annual Crime is Toast event at Tradex on Oct. 5. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The mammography unit at Chilliwack General Hospital will be getting state-of-the-art equipment, according to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. It’s one of several projects the foundation is fundraising for. (FVHCF)

Jackpot growing for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s 50/50 campaign

Fundraising campaign closes on Sept. 9; jackpot sitting at about $3,000

The mammography unit at Chilliwack General Hospital will be getting state-of-the-art equipment, according to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. It’s one of several projects the foundation is fundraising for. (FVHCF)
The Parkinson SuperWalk takes place in Abbotsford on Sept. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Abbotsford participates in Parkinson SuperWalk

Event on Sept. 10 raises money for programs, support and research

The Parkinson SuperWalk takes place in Abbotsford on Sept. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy reports that many dog-related incidents in Golden Ears go unreported or are directed to the RCMP by mistake. (Golden Ears Dog Walking Facebook/Special to The News)

Golden Ears hikers want more dog-use restrictions in the provincial park

Report reveals that 22% of visitors want to transition to a on-leash only policy

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy reports that many dog-related incidents in Golden Ears go unreported or are directed to the RCMP by mistake. (Golden Ears Dog Walking Facebook/Special to The News)
Patrick Moore is the new head chef at Little Sprout Cafe and comes to the role with more than 40 years of experience in the industry. (Little Sprout Cafe photo: Vicky Manderson)

Little Sprout Cafe in Abbotsford reopens after temporary closure

Business operated by Communitas Supportive Care Society

Patrick Moore is the new head chef at Little Sprout Cafe and comes to the role with more than 40 years of experience in the industry. (Little Sprout Cafe photo: Vicky Manderson)
More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: $6.3 million raised as Tour de Cure cycling fundraiser for cancer rolls through Chilliwack

More than 1,100 cyclists rode through Eastern Fraser Valley to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation

More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Brendan Van Beek of Agassiz carries his 21-month-old son on his shoulders while shopping for books during the one-day Chilliwack Rotary Outdoor Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: 30,000 books for sale at 3rd annual Chilliwack Rotary Outdoor Book Sale

1st outdoor book sale started at beginning of pandemic and has continued every year

Brendan Van Beek of Agassiz carries his 21-month-old son on his shoulders while shopping for books during the one-day Chilliwack Rotary Outdoor Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Abbotsford Hospice Society held its Horsepower for Hospice Show and Shine on Saturday at the Mt. Lehman Winery. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Horsepower for Hospice rallies funds for Abbotsford organization

Donations to annual event support children and families through grief and the loss of a loved one

The Abbotsford Hospice Society held its Horsepower for Hospice Show and Shine on Saturday at the Mt. Lehman Winery. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Fraser Valley Conservancy holds a workshop in Abbotsford on Aug. 27 called Stewardship Slip-ups, covering the top five mistakes people make when trying to care for nature. (Black Press Media file photo)

Abbotsford workshop looks at top 5 mistakes made when caring for nature

Stewardship Slip-ups session on Aug. 27 hosted by Fraser Valley Conservancy

The Fraser Valley Conservancy holds a workshop in Abbotsford on Aug. 27 called Stewardship Slip-ups, covering the top five mistakes people make when trying to care for nature. (Black Press Media file photo)
Porter Family. (submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: The Porter Family – Flying around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: They hope to raise $1 million for charity during the 14 month trip

Porter Family. (submitted photo)
The welding open house runs 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at UFV’s TTC building at Canada Education Park, 5579 Tyson Rd. (UFV)
The welding open house runs 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at UFV’s TTC building at Canada Education Park, 5579 Tyson Rd. (UFV)
Mother dog Dallas is learning to live at home and showing more of her happy, playful side at her foster home. She was rescued along with her nine puppies from a property in Agassiz. (Photo/BCSPCA)

VIDEO: Mother dog and 9 pups rescued in Agassiz now thriving

Dallas and her puppies soon available for adoption

Mother dog Dallas is learning to live at home and showing more of her happy, playful side at her foster home. She was rescued along with her nine puppies from a property in Agassiz. (Photo/BCSPCA)
Kyle Fowler performs in his 1986 Long EZ during the 2022 Chilliwack Flight Fest over the Chilliwack Airport on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Aerobatic pilots soar over Chilliwack at Flight Fest

Thousands came out to 28th annual free airshow at Chilliwack Airport

Kyle Fowler performs in his 1986 Long EZ during the 2022 Chilliwack Flight Fest over the Chilliwack Airport on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People take part in the fourth annual Chilliwack Pride Festival in downtown Chilliwack on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Streets of Chilliwack packed as community celebrates being proud together at pride festival

Chilliwack Pride Festival about ‘freedom to love and to be loved,’ says organizer Teri Westerby

People take part in the fourth annual Chilliwack Pride Festival in downtown Chilliwack on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)