Community

Rice Raiser campaign helps feed the poor

The 2011 Rice Raiser campaign kicks off this weekend at the Sumas Village Save-on-Foods.

  • Feb 2, 2011
Dianne Oliver is retiring after 21 years of teaching.

Teacher retires after 21 years at young parenting program

New Beginnings bids farewell to its longest-serving teacher on Monday.
Dianne Oliver is retiring after 21 years with the young parent program. Throughout that time, she has helped hundreds of students complete their high school education.
“This has been an amazing job that’s allowed me to create and bend the rules,” said

Dianne Oliver is retiring after 21 years of teaching.
Dolores Hay with her mother Irene

An emotional journey: Caregiver shares the realities of life with dementia

Dolores Hay recognized the signs.
It was more than just memory loss related to her parents’ age. The stove would frequently be left on, medication was not taken and baths were sporadic. There was also the confusion, personality changes, mood swings and poor judgment.

Dolores Hay with her mother Irene

Slice of life: Garden club meeting and more

Abbotsford Garden Club meets tonight (Tuesday) in the multi-purpose room of Abbotsford…

  • Jan 24, 2011
A silver butterfly pendant debuts at the Silver Ball fundraiser on Feb. 5.

Silver pendants to commemorate Abbotsford Hospice Society’s 25 years

Abbotsford Hospice Society is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with the…

  • Jan 24, 2011
A silver butterfly pendant debuts at the Silver Ball fundraiser on Feb. 5.
Members of the Student Connections team are (left to right

Youth in action: Abbotsford students look to increase volunteerism

A group of high school students are working to boost youth engagement in Abbotsford.

Members of the Student Connections team are (left to right

Alert citizen commended by police

An alert citizen received commendation from the Abbotsford Police Department on Tuesday (Jan. 18) for his role in the arrest of two break-in suspects on Sept. 5, 2010.

  • Jan 22, 2011
Sara Eno won $500 for her Vancouver auto show poster design.

Second place in car show poster contest

An Abbotsford student has placed second in a poster design competition for the 2011 Vancouver International Auto Show.

  • Jan 21, 2011
Sara Eno won $500 for her Vancouver auto show poster design.
Suzanne and Wayne Bertness of Abbotsford had a busy holiday season

Baby flower

  • Jan 21, 2011
Suzanne and Wayne Bertness of Abbotsford had a busy holiday season

UFV series starts with ‘grains of sand’ lecture

The poet William Blake mused about seeing all the world in a grain of sand. For University of the Fraser Valley geography professor Dr. Olav Lian and his student research assistants, it’s more a case of seeing how aspects of the physical world have changed over time by analyzing long-buried grains of sand.

  • Jan 21, 2011

Vancouver Motorcycle Show underway at Tradex

The 2011 Vancouver Motorcycle Show is underway at Tradex in Abbotsford.

  • Jan 21, 2011
Big Brothers Big Sisters has enjoyed strong support from Assante Wealth Management.

Assante is a Big help to mentoring organization

Assante Wealth Management has been a major supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters between Abbotsford, Mission, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, particularly through the Bigs’ annual golf tournament fundraiser.

  • Jan 21, 2011
Big Brothers Big Sisters has enjoyed strong support from Assante Wealth Management.

BRIAN MINTER: Prune with confidence

You really don’t have to be an expert to prune fruit trees.…

  • Jan 21, 2011
Cancer took Marcia Thomson’s lower leg

Still on her Harley: Determined to ride again after leg amputated

Motorcycles are Marcia Thomson’s life. They’re a social outlet, her form of therapy and her freedom. They connect her to people from all walks of life, and take her places she never imagined going.

Cancer took Marcia Thomson’s lower leg
Keaton and Jayda Taekema enjoy painting Swedish flags while dad Andrew watches. They were at the Scandinavian Association tent at Abbotsford Community School Society’s ‘Celebrating our Community – A Cultural Affair’ last Saturday.

Cultural Affair

  • Jan 19, 2011
Keaton and Jayda Taekema enjoy painting Swedish flags while dad Andrew watches. They were at the Scandinavian Association tent at Abbotsford Community School Society’s ‘Celebrating our Community – A Cultural Affair’ last Saturday.

SLICE OF LIFE: Jan. 20-Feb. 3

WEEK OF PRAYERSeveral church services take place in Abbotsford next week to…

  • Jan 19, 2011
Brad Hutchinson (left) celebrates with announcer Delany Dunn after winning a car during the second intermission of Sunday’s Abbotsford Heat game.

Good time to win a car for Abbotsford family

For Brad Hutchinson and his family, winning a new car at Sunday’s Abbotsford Heat hockey game was truly a feel-good story.

Brad Hutchinson (left) celebrates with announcer Delany Dunn after winning a car during the second intermission of Sunday’s Abbotsford Heat game.

Community science focus at UFV

Community science will be the focus this week at the University of the Fraser Valley with fun events aimed at science teachers, UFV students, and Fraser Valley families.

  • Jan 17, 2011
Shayne Neigum played 76 regular season and six playoff games for Chilliwack after being acquired from the Edmonton Oil Kings. The 20-year-old is now off to his next Western Hockey League stop

Tough call for Bruins GM

Most of the time, Marc Habscheid would tell you he’s got a…

Shayne Neigum played 76 regular season and six playoff games for Chilliwack after being acquired from the Edmonton Oil Kings. The 20-year-old is now off to his next Western Hockey League stop
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