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Attendees check out items at the Mt. Lehman Fall Fair silent auction on Saturday (Sept. 18). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: 36th annual Mt. Lehman Fall Fair

Abbotsford tradition occurs on Saturday, Sept. 18

Attendees check out items at the Mt. Lehman Fall Fair silent auction on Saturday (Sept. 18). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford Police officers named to Alexa’s Team for their work in getting impaired drivers off the roads in 2020 are (from left) constables Kim Jones, Ryan Clary, Paul Walker, Sunny Gill and Leisa Shea. Missing are Jenni Richter, Pete Quaglia and Phil Sawatsky. (Abbotsford Police Department)

Eight APD officers named to Alexa’s Team for impaired-driving investigations

Officers must complete a minimum of 12 investigations in a year

Abbotsford Police officers named to Alexa’s Team for their work in getting impaired drivers off the roads in 2020 are (from left) constables Kim Jones, Ryan Clary, Paul Walker, Sunny Gill and Leisa Shea. Missing are Jenni Richter, Pete Quaglia and Phil Sawatsky. (Abbotsford Police Department)
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Three online sessions in Abbotsford focus on advanced care planning

Series starts Sept. 23, hosted by Hospice Society and Healthy Aging

Stock photo by Unsplash.com
Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year’s event takes place Sept. 18 in the parking lot of the MCC Centre on Gladys Avenue. (Abbotsford News file photo)

MCC Festival for World Relief takes place in Abbotsford

Event is held Saturday, Sept. 18 in parking lot of MCC Centre

Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year’s event takes place Sept. 18 in the parking lot of the MCC Centre on Gladys Avenue. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The last Mt. Lehman Fall Fair was held in 2019, prior to the pandemic. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Mt. Lehman Fall Fair returns to Abbotsford

Event takes place Saturday, Sept. 18 at school and community hall

The last Mt. Lehman Fall Fair was held in 2019, prior to the pandemic. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Rennah is awaiting a heart transplant in Edmonton. Meanwhile, students at Vancouver Career College where her mom has been studying have been raising funds to help support the family. A major fundraiser is planned in Abbotsford on Sept. 25. (Submitted)

Abbotsford college students rally for family facing heart transplant

Students, teachers, community members being ‘kidnapped’ for bail donations

Rennah is awaiting a heart transplant in Edmonton. Meanwhile, students at Vancouver Career College where her mom has been studying have been raising funds to help support the family. A major fundraiser is planned in Abbotsford on Sept. 25. (Submitted)
Noodlebox at 2445 West Railway St. in Abbotsford is donating half its proceeds on Wednesday, Sept. 15 to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Google Street View)

Noodlebox in Abbotsford raises money for mental health

Location among 23 on Wednesday, Sept. 15 donating half their procceds

Noodlebox at 2445 West Railway St. in Abbotsford is donating half its proceeds on Wednesday, Sept. 15 to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Google Street View)
Riders make their way through Mission during a training run earlier this month. (Facebook)

Cops for Cancer cycling across the Fraser Valley

22nd annual Tour de Valley begins on Sept. 20, 17 riders participating

Riders make their way through Mission during a training run earlier this month. (Facebook)
Indigo is helping fill up school libraries in Canada, including at John Maclure Community School in Abbotsford. (Pixaby image)

John Maclure Community school partnering with Indigo for library help

All funds raised will go toward filling the library with more resources

Indigo is helping fill up school libraries in Canada, including at John Maclure Community School in Abbotsford. (Pixaby image)
Bethesda, whose provincial office is in Abbotsford, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month, with activities planned on Thursday, Sept. 16.

Abbotsford-based Bethesda celebrates 50 years of service

Organization supports individuals with diverse abilities and their familes

Bethesda, whose provincial office is in Abbotsford, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month, with activities planned on Thursday, Sept. 16.
An Abbotsford campaign is raising awareness about the importance of sleep and sleep hygiene for kids ages six to 12. (Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash)

Abbotsford campaign addresses sleeping habits of kids ages 6 to 12

Awareness project of Middle Years Committee includes resources and activities

An Abbotsford campaign is raising awareness about the importance of sleep and sleep hygiene for kids ages six to 12. (Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash)
A piece by Canadian artist Catherine Adamson features a rare biblical coin from the era of Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor who gave the order to crucify Jesus Christ. The piece will be displayed in Abbotsford from Sept. 24 to Nov. 30. (Submitted photo)

Art piece in Abbotsford features coin connected to era of man who ordered crucifixion of Jesus

The Crucifixion: The Shekel of Pontius Pilate on display starting Sept. 24

A piece by Canadian artist Catherine Adamson features a rare biblical coin from the era of Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor who gave the order to crucify Jesus Christ. The piece will be displayed in Abbotsford from Sept. 24 to Nov. 30. (Submitted photo)
Carly Verheyen in 2012 stands by the Queen Mary, the ship that her grandmother travelled on from England to Canada in 1946 as a war bride. The ship has been permanently docked in Long Beach, California since 1967.

Abbotsford woman fills in gaps in grandma’s ‘war bride’ history

Newly accessible passenger lists on Ancestry help complete family search

Carly Verheyen in 2012 stands by the Queen Mary, the ship that her grandmother travelled on from England to Canada in 1946 as a war bride. The ship has been permanently docked in Long Beach, California since 1967.
Dr. Wenona Hall is the speaker on Sept. 7 in the first session in the latest ScienceTalks Abbotsford series.

ScienceTalks Abbotsford presents series about research and technology

Latest online series begins Sept. 7 with speakers from University of the Fraser Valley

Dr. Wenona Hall is the speaker on Sept. 7 in the first session in the latest ScienceTalks Abbotsford series.
Eunice stays busy helping polish the floors in anticipation of the first day of school at Cornerstone Christian in Abbotsford. (Submitted)

Unicorn character eager to welcome back Abbotsford students

Eunice started visiting Cornerstone Christian School as a way to help cheer up students

Eunice stays busy helping polish the floors in anticipation of the first day of school at Cornerstone Christian in Abbotsford. (Submitted)
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VIDEO: Fraser Valley pilot spots black bear browsing corn

Local pilot captures footage of a wandering black bear among the stalks of corn

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Local music teacher Cindy Taylor (left) has won an award for her work furthering music education. Photo submitted.

Local music teacher honoured for decades of work

Cindy Taylor recieves award for exemplary service advancing music teaching

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Local music teacher Cindy Taylor (left) has won an award for her work furthering music education. Photo submitted.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
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Cricket tournament in Chilliwack to support Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

New event open to those who are not familiar with the sport but would love to learn

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Kathy Burton’s A Pastoral Trail has been selected as the grand prize winner in a photo contest held by the Salvation Army for Abbotsford and Mission.

Winners announced in Salvation Army photo contest for Abbotsford and Mission

Selection to appear in 2022 fundraising calendar, which goes on sale Sept. 20

Kathy Burton’s A Pastoral Trail has been selected as the grand prize winner in a photo contest held by the Salvation Army for Abbotsford and Mission.