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George Garrett helped start the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society in 2016. He has since retired from the organization. (File photo)

Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society to expand, seeks volunteers

Organization looks to double volunteer base as demand increases

George Garrett helped start the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society in 2016. He has since retired from the organization. (File photo)
This year’s Council on Accreditation review process was done virtually, culminating in closing meeting with peer reviewers. Seen in this screenshot are Communitas CEO Karyn Santiago with peer reviewers Peter Portlock, Brucy Hardy, and Doug Sabourin. (Communitas photo: Angelika Dawson)

Communitas Supportive Care in Abbotsford earns ‘standard of excellence’

Council on Accreditation team praises organization for quality of service

This year’s Council on Accreditation review process was done virtually, culminating in closing meeting with peer reviewers. Seen in this screenshot are Communitas CEO Karyn Santiago with peer reviewers Peter Portlock, Brucy Hardy, and Doug Sabourin. (Communitas photo: Angelika Dawson)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
Traffic jam at the Abbotsford Agrifair. (Abbotsford News/ John Morrow)

Abbotsford Agrifair a success as first local in-person fair under new health guidelines

‘I looked out at the crowd and it looked like a normal crowd, says fair manager

Traffic jam at the Abbotsford Agrifair. (Abbotsford News/ John Morrow)
An outdoor yoga class in Abbotsford on Saturday, Aug. 7 raises funds to fight human trafficking. (Image by Sofie Zbořilová from Pixabay )

Outdoor yoga class in Abbotsford supports victims of human trafficking

Event on Saturday, Aug. 7 raises awareness and funds for Ally Global Foundation

An outdoor yoga class in Abbotsford on Saturday, Aug. 7 raises funds to fight human trafficking. (Image by Sofie Zbořilová from Pixabay )
Joseph Sikora (far right) and his team of Street Thug Barbers deliver food to the homeless population in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Joseph Sikora (far right) and his team of Street Thug Barbers deliver food to the homeless population in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis and Premier John Horgan speak with staff and volunteers at M2/W2 Association on July 29. (Photo by Herman Thind)

Premier John Horgan pays visit to Abbotsford program

M2/W2 Association also welcomes Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis and Premier John Horgan speak with staff and volunteers at M2/W2 Association on July 29. (Photo by Herman Thind)
Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo
The Sikh Motorcycle Club held a ride on Saturday (July 31) from the Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford to the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and to raise money for Diabetes Canada. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Sikh Motorcycle Club ride raises $113K for Diabetes Canada

B.C. portion of event on Saturday, July 31 travelled from Abbotsford to Surrey

The Sikh Motorcycle Club held a ride on Saturday (July 31) from the Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford to the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and to raise money for Diabetes Canada. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Menno Place staff placed butterflies on tree branches in remembrance of who lost their lives to COVID-19. A butterfly release was held Friday as one of 24 across the province. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Menno Place in Abbotsford holds butterfly release for COVID victims

Event was among those held at 24 care homes in B.C. on Friday

Menno Place staff placed butterflies on tree branches in remembrance of who lost their lives to COVID-19. A butterfly release was held Friday as one of 24 across the province. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The third annual Mopar Car Show on July 25 at Abbotsford Chrysler raised more than $4,000 for the Salvation Army’s Pantry34 Program. (Submitted photo)

Car show in Abbotsford raises more than $4,000 for Salvation Army

Funds support Pantry34 Program to provide food in local schools

The third annual Mopar Car Show on July 25 at Abbotsford Chrysler raised more than $4,000 for the Salvation Army’s Pantry34 Program. (Submitted photo)
Rachel Kenney of Robert Bateman Secondary was among the students who received scholarships and bursaries this year from the Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Community Foundation awards $360K in scholarships and bursaries

302 graduating students receive 365 awards for post-secondary education

Rachel Kenney of Robert Bateman Secondary was among the students who received scholarships and bursaries this year from the Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Submitted photo)
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VIDEO: Abbotsford Agrifair returns as in-person event

Event runs July 30 to Aug. 1 with theme Driving to Entertain You

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Karl Jensen (left) of the Kelson Group maintenance team and Delair Court building managers Victoria and Ken Hatton display the 537 pounds of food that residents collected in a recent food drive. (Submitted photo)

Victims of Abbotsford apartment fire collect 537 pounds of food

Delair Court residents participate in fifth annual Kelson Group food drive

Karl Jensen (left) of the Kelson Group maintenance team and Delair Court building managers Victoria and Ken Hatton display the 537 pounds of food that residents collected in a recent food drive. (Submitted photo)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
Melanie Mark (left), Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis (right) toured The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford on Tuesday, July 27. (Submitted photo)

Culture minister and Abbotsford-Mission MLA tour The Reach Gallery

Melanie Mark and Pam Alexis visit Abbotsford facility to celebrate funding

Melanie Mark (left), Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis (right) toured The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford on Tuesday, July 27. (Submitted photo)
ShredMasters and ValleyRecycling will close their doors at the end of July. (Communitas photo: Veronica Harms)

Communitas in Abbotsford announces closure of Enterprises job program

Changes in technology for shredding and recycling services lead to reduced manual labour

ShredMasters and ValleyRecycling will close their doors at the end of July. (Communitas photo: Veronica Harms)
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
The Sikh Motorcycle Club of BC is participating in a national ride on July 31 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. (Facebook photo)

Sikh Motorcycle Club holds ride to commemorate 100 years of insulin

B.C. event on July 31 travels from Abbotsford to Surrey as part of national ride

The Sikh Motorcycle Club of BC is participating in a national ride on July 31 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. (Facebook photo)
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)