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Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Camera captures pumpkin-stealing bear in Abbotsford

Thief rolls its find through townhouse complex and then abandons it

Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)
Bruce Cameron. (File photo)

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Bruce Cameron. (File photo)
The Inclusive Employer of the Year award went to Canucks Sports and Entertainment Centre in Abbotsford. The award was presented by representatives from Vancity at the 2022 Inclusive Employer Excellence Awards event on Oct 19. From left are Paddy Gallagher and Kat Precious (Vancity), Marvin Robbins (Canucks), Iris Yong (Vancity) and Marty Morel (Canucks). (Photo by Dale Klippenstein)

Six Abbotsford businesses receive awards for inclusive hiring

Inclusive Employers’ Excellence Awards presented by four organizations

The Inclusive Employer of the Year award went to Canucks Sports and Entertainment Centre in Abbotsford. The award was presented by representatives from Vancity at the 2022 Inclusive Employer Excellence Awards event on Oct 19. From left are Paddy Gallagher and Kat Precious (Vancity), Marvin Robbins (Canucks), Iris Yong (Vancity) and Marty Morel (Canucks). (Photo by Dale Klippenstein)
On Saturday, Oct. 15, a crew from Langley’s Gandy Installations showed up at the Abbotsford home of Cory Hoffman and her two granddaughters, where they installed a state-of-the-art central cooling system free of charge as party of the “Feel the Love” initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
On Saturday, Oct. 15, a crew from Langley’s Gandy Installations showed up at the Abbotsford home of Cory Hoffman and her two granddaughters, where they installed a state-of-the-art central cooling system free of charge as party of the “Feel the Love” initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cornerstone Christian School now has therapy bunnies to help students with difficult times. (Submitted image)

Therapy bunnies melting worries away for Abbotsford students

Cornerstone Christian School has introduced lop-eared rabbits as newest members of staff

Cornerstone Christian School now has therapy bunnies to help students with difficult times. (Submitted image)
Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys
Lyle and Lisa MacDougall (right), founders of Tiny Sparks Foundation in Abbotsford, are shown with Liz and Kirk Burdeny, who run Nana’s Kitchen in Surrey. The Burdenys raise funds for homeless shelters in Surrey and donated $1,000 towards a scholarship for Tiny Sparks. (Submitted photo)
Lyle and Lisa MacDougall (right), founders of Tiny Sparks Foundation in Abbotsford, are shown with Liz and Kirk Burdeny, who run Nana’s Kitchen in Surrey. The Burdenys raise funds for homeless shelters in Surrey and donated $1,000 towards a scholarship for Tiny Sparks. (Submitted photo)
Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography

Orca pod crashes Quadra Island wedding

‘That’s a pretty good good way to start your marriage off’ — wedding videographer

Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography
Students within the Abbotsford school district were asked to consider aging issues when creating art, and many of the pieces are now on display at a gallery at the University of the Fraser Valley. (Submitted art)

Abbotsford student art work explores perceptions on aging

UFV and Abbotsford school district teachers partner on art project in new show

Students within the Abbotsford school district were asked to consider aging issues when creating art, and many of the pieces are now on display at a gallery at the University of the Fraser Valley. (Submitted art)
Carol Everett is the guest speaker at the 28th annual Celebrate Life Gala on Oct. 20 in Abbotsford.

Advokate in Abbotsford holds Celebrate Life Gala

Event on Oct. 20 at Columbia Bible College includes meal and speakers

Carol Everett is the guest speaker at the 28th annual Celebrate Life Gala on Oct. 20 in Abbotsford.
There is an open house at UFV in Abbotsford on Oct. 22. (UFV photo)

UFV in Abbotsford hosts its first campus-wide open house

All departments and programs on display at informative, fun day planned on campus

There is an open house at UFV in Abbotsford on Oct. 22. (UFV photo)
Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Band performed on the CP Holiday Train’s stage during its 2017 stop in Agassiz. (File Photo)

All Aboard! CP Holiday Train to make a stop in Agassiz

For the first time in three years, the train is back

Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Band performed on the CP Holiday Train’s stage during its 2017 stop in Agassiz. (File Photo)
Dave Tshilolo of Abbotsford is a recipient of the Standing Tall Education Award from Coast Capital. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford teen receives Standing Tall Education Award from Coast Capital

Dave Tshilolo among 44 students across B.C. to earn $3,500 award

Dave Tshilolo of Abbotsford is a recipient of the Standing Tall Education Award from Coast Capital. (Submitted photo)
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.

Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities –…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.
White Rock Zombie Walk will be held by UNITI on Halloween weekend. For those who would like to have their zombie makeup done, the service will be offered, by donation, on site. (UNITI poster – art by Kevin Moore)

Calling the undead for White Rock Zombie Walk Oct. 30

UNITI-sponsored waterfront event will be accessible and open to all

White Rock Zombie Walk will be held by UNITI on Halloween weekend. For those who would like to have their zombie makeup done, the service will be offered, by donation, on site. (UNITI poster – art by Kevin Moore)
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery prizes include a $3.2 million Langley house

Fundraising tickets for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation now on sale

  • Oct 11, 2022
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins B.C. Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Record holder submitted a small-for-him 1,676 lb. entry

Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo

United Way BC funding goes a long way in boosting local food security

It’s Friday, payday, and you need groceries. You’ve worked out the budget…

  • Oct 10, 2022
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo
Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)
This carving of Sheriff Will Teasle from the movie Rambo First Blood, played by actor Brian Dennehy, was unveiled on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022 during the Rambo First Blood 40th Anniversary celebrations in Hope. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Rambo-themed carving unveiled at 40th anniversary celebration for iconic action film in Hope

Carving of Sheriff Will Teasle, Rambo First Blood actor, movie props all part of 4-day celebrations

This carving of Sheriff Will Teasle from the movie Rambo First Blood, played by actor Brian Dennehy, was unveiled on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022 during the Rambo First Blood 40th Anniversary celebrations in Hope. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)