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Among the GoFundMe campaigns currently underway is one to provide fresh drinking water to animals that are unable to be evacuated on Sumas Prairie. (Submitted photo)

List of GoFundMe campaigns for Abbotsford flood victims continues to grow

Fundraisers support dairy farmers, animal sanctuary and others

Among the GoFundMe campaigns currently underway is one to provide fresh drinking water to animals that are unable to be evacuated on Sumas Prairie. (Submitted photo)
Traffic backs up on Agassiz’s Pioneer Avenue as travellers are eager to get on Highway 7. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Hwy 7-bound traffic flows through Agassiz

As traffic moves on, Agassiz comes to a standstill

Traffic backs up on Agassiz’s Pioneer Avenue as travellers are eager to get on Highway 7. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)

Salvation Army launches emergency response in support of flood victims

Agency on front lines in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna

The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)
GoFundMe campaigns have been started for some Abbotsford flood victims, including Joanne and Mike, who run an animal sanctuary. (Submitted photo)

Several online fundraisers started for Abbotsford flood victims

Campaigns in support of dairy farmers, animal sanctuary and more

GoFundMe campaigns have been started for some Abbotsford flood victims, including Joanne and Mike, who run an animal sanctuary. (Submitted photo)
Last year, the Christmas in Williams Park event in Langley was limited to six days due to COVID-19. This year, it will run for three weeks, but will still be a drive-through event. (Barbara Sharp/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Drive-through Christmas lights event hopes to avoid wait list

Last year, there were long lineups for Langley’s Christmas in Williams Park

Last year, the Christmas in Williams Park event in Langley was limited to six days due to COVID-19. This year, it will run for three weeks, but will still be a drive-through event. (Barbara Sharp/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Sikh Nation is holding its annual blood drive across B.C., including at Tradex in Abbotsford on Nov. 20 and 21. (Submitted photo)

Blood drive in Abbotsford honours Sikh lives lost in 1984 genocide

Event takes place across B.C., including Nov. 20 and 21 at Tradex

The Sikh Nation is holding its annual blood drive across B.C., including at Tradex in Abbotsford on Nov. 20 and 21. (Submitted photo)
The Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival returns to Tradex in Abbotsford on Nov. 13 and 14. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Drive-thru Food Truck Festival returns to Abbotsford

24 trucks featured at event on Nov. 13 and 14 in Tradex parking lot

The Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival returns to Tradex in Abbotsford on Nov. 13 and 14. (Abbotsford News file photo)
2021 Abbotsford Remembrance Day service at Thunderbird Memorial Square. PHOTOS BY JOHN MORROW/ABBOTSFORD NEWS
2021 Abbotsford Remembrance Day service at Thunderbird Memorial Square. PHOTOS BY JOHN MORROW/ABBOTSFORD NEWS
MP Ed Fast prepares to lay a wreath at the cenotaph at Thunderbird Memorial Square during the 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony. The event is by invitation only again this year, but it is being live-streamed on the City of Abbotsford website. (John Morrow/The Abbotsford News)

Remembrance Day service in Abbotsford goes virtual for 2021

Event will be live-streamed on City of Abbotsford website

MP Ed Fast prepares to lay a wreath at the cenotaph at Thunderbird Memorial Square during the 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony. The event is by invitation only again this year, but it is being live-streamed on the City of Abbotsford website. (John Morrow/The Abbotsford News)
Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)

Swan gets ‘second-chance at life’ after being rescued near 100 Mile

The swan was unable to migrate south due to an injured wing

Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)
Nicholas Dyck of Abbotsford (with wife Betty) celebrated his 100th birthday on Nov. 5.

Former Abbotsford pastor celebrates 100th birthday

Nicholas Dyck was born Nov. 5, 1921 during a famine in Ukraine

Nicholas Dyck of Abbotsford (with wife Betty) celebrated his 100th birthday on Nov. 5.
The auxiliary to Abbotsford Regional Hospital includes (from left) Rita McDonald, Maggie Gardiner, Margaret Cornies, Philippa Hays, Anna Mutadi, Janet Hutchinson and Jackie Goudal. (Submitted photo)

Auxiliary to Abbotsford Regional Hospital marks 100 years

Group expects sales in gift shop to improve following pandemic challenges

The auxiliary to Abbotsford Regional Hospital includes (from left) Rita McDonald, Maggie Gardiner, Margaret Cornies, Philippa Hays, Anna Mutadi, Janet Hutchinson and Jackie Goudal. (Submitted photo)
The Abbotsford Islamic Centre hosts a presentation called World War I: Through the Muslim Eyes on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Facebook photo)

Presentation looks at First World War through ‘Muslim eyes’

Session takes place Saturday, Nov. 6 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford

The Abbotsford Islamic Centre hosts a presentation called World War I: Through the Muslim Eyes on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Facebook photo)
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
The Abbotsford Police Department is participating in Movember to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Police officers – and their cars – sport moustaches for Movember

Campaign raises awareness of, and funds for, Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Abbotsford Police Department is participating in Movember to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. (Submitted photo)
The Reach Gallery has received an award of excellence from the BC Museums Association for its children’s book about Sumas Lake. This illustration of the Barrowtown Pump is by Carrielynn Victor.

The Reach Gallery earns award for kids’ book about Sumas Lake

Abbotsford gallery receives award of excellence from BC Museums Association

The Reach Gallery has received an award of excellence from the BC Museums Association for its children’s book about Sumas Lake. This illustration of the Barrowtown Pump is by Carrielynn Victor.
Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)

Kelowna residents rally behind Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)
Volunteers with the United Church Earth Stewards previously planted trees at Willband Creek Park in Abbotsford. A fundraising walkabout at the park takes place on Nov. 6. (Submitted photo)

Event in Abbotsford raises fund for trees in Lytton

United Church Earth Stewards holds walkabout at Willband Creek Park

Volunteers with the United Church Earth Stewards previously planted trees at Willband Creek Park in Abbotsford. A fundraising walkabout at the park takes place on Nov. 6. (Submitted photo)
Vijay Manuel continues in his role as chair of the Character Abbotsford Society’s board of directors. (Submitted photo)

Character Abbotsford Society names board of directors

Vijay Manuel continues as chair as board focuses on homelessness

Vijay Manuel continues in his role as chair of the Character Abbotsford Society’s board of directors. (Submitted photo)
Wreaths for the Remembrance Day service in Abbotsford can be purchased from the Royal Canadian Legion until Nov. 1. (Image by Vlad Vasnetsov from Pixabay)

Remembrance Day service in Abbotsford goes virtual for 2021

Wreaths can be purchased in advance to be placed at cenotaph by cadets

Wreaths for the Remembrance Day service in Abbotsford can be purchased from the Royal Canadian Legion until Nov. 1. (Image by Vlad Vasnetsov from Pixabay)