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The Abbotsford Community Foundation recently held its annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic, raising $70,000 for local charities. (Submitted photo)

2020 Smart and Caring Golf Classic raises $70,000 for Abbotsford charities

Recent golf tourney is Abbotsford Community Foundation’s most successful in its history

The Abbotsford Community Foundation recently held its annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic, raising $70,000 for local charities. (Submitted photo)
Harrison Hot Springs Elementary staff members (left to right) La Vern Klassen, Helen Evans, Wendy Weaver, Margot Lawrence, Sasquatch (not of HHSE, to be clear), and Principal Tammy Nazarchuk pose shortly before flinging themselves into Harrison Lake on Friday, October 2. Nazarchuk said she would take the plunge if students raised $1,000 for the Terry Fox Run. Fellow staff joined her when they raised $2,200. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: Harrison Elementary staff jump in the lake for the Terry Fox Run

Students, parents raised more than $2,200 for the cause

Harrison Hot Springs Elementary staff members (left to right) La Vern Klassen, Helen Evans, Wendy Weaver, Margot Lawrence, Sasquatch (not of HHSE, to be clear), and Principal Tammy Nazarchuk pose shortly before flinging themselves into Harrison Lake on Friday, October 2. Nazarchuk said she would take the plunge if students raised $1,000 for the Terry Fox Run. Fellow staff joined her when they raised $2,200. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Upper Sumas Elementary’s Debbie Mar (centre), with Shaughnessy Elementary’s Carla Place, is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence for 2020. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Martens)

Abbotsford educator receives Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Debbie Mar of Upper Sumas Elementary only one in B.C. named for national honour

Upper Sumas Elementary’s Debbie Mar (centre), with Shaughnessy Elementary’s Carla Place, is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence for 2020. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Martens)
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Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)

QUIZ: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The week of Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Have you made your will?

Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)
Daniel Frausto married Maple Ridge’s Elizabeth Rodriguez at a small ceremony in Peace Arch Park. (Studio 76 Photography - Special to The News)

Maple Ridge woman uses Peace Arch Park loophole to marry American beau

Elizabeth Rodriguez met San Diegan, Daniel Frausto, on live streaming app two years ago

Daniel Frausto married Maple Ridge’s Elizabeth Rodriguez at a small ceremony in Peace Arch Park. (Studio 76 Photography - Special to The News)
Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)

Confronting their addictions to make way for healing — a B.C. love story

‘I think what’s helped us is that we had to understand our past and move forward’

Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)
Abbotsford aerial view

Programs help local businesses in wake of COVID-19

Local Business Restart Project offered in Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Abbotsford aerial view
The staff at Conair in Abbotsford have issued a challenge for the community to donate to the Crystal Gala Foundation, which this year had to cancel its annual gala due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Conair in Abbotsford donates $22,000 to Crystal Gala Foundation

Company challenges others to support foundation during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Oct 1, 2020
The staff at Conair in Abbotsford have issued a challenge for the community to donate to the Crystal Gala Foundation, which this year had to cancel its annual gala due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Thick white webbing blanketed parts of Agassiz-Harrison early Tuesday (Sept.29) morning. The webbing seemed to form or fall only in certain areas around the area, and it’s not immediately clear why. (Contributed Photos/Caro Clark)

‘Alien invasion’: Strange webbing creeps in overnight in Agassiz,Harrison

Eerie webbing might be the result of a growth in moth population

Thick white webbing blanketed parts of Agassiz-Harrison early Tuesday (Sept.29) morning. The webbing seemed to form or fall only in certain areas around the area, and it’s not immediately clear why. (Contributed Photos/Caro Clark)
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
Halloween is too important an event to be cancelled because of COVID, says Langley’s Tanya Reid, who’s created a video to encourage safe ways of enjoying the festivities. (Facebook screengrab)

VIDEO: COVID won’t dampen Lower Mainland woman’s Halloween spirit

Langley’s Tanya Reid posted video offering suggestions of how trick-or-treating might look for her

Halloween is too important an event to be cancelled because of COVID, says Langley’s Tanya Reid, who’s created a video to encourage safe ways of enjoying the festivities. (Facebook screengrab)
Shannon Gaudette of Abbotsford will be participating in the Move for Melanoma fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 26 along with husband Brad and daughter Madeline (pictured), as well as nephew Josh. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford family participates in fundraiser for melanoma patients

Move for Melanoma supports lost wages, uncovered treatment costs and more

Shannon Gaudette of Abbotsford will be participating in the Move for Melanoma fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 26 along with husband Brad and daughter Madeline (pictured), as well as nephew Josh. (Submitted photo)
A program has been set up to help families in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley with purchasing food and cleaning supplies. (Submitted image/ Parent Support Services Society of BC)

B.C. families financially affected by pandemic eligible for grocery gift cards

Program open to struggling families in Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley communities

A program has been set up to help families in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley with purchasing food and cleaning supplies. (Submitted image/ Parent Support Services Society of BC)
Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)
James Taylor, a member of the Mississauga Ojibwe Nation, will set out on Sept. 20 to walk from Hope back home to Greater Victoria in just five days to honour survivors of trauma and to acknowledge those who never came home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
James Taylor, a member of the Mississauga Ojibwe Nation, will set out on Sept. 20 to walk from Hope back home to Greater Victoria in just five days to honour survivors of trauma and to acknowledge those who never came home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.

PHOTOS: BC SPCA announces winners in 12th annual wildlife photo contest

From stoats to skunks, bears to bees, amateur photographers capture province at its wildest

People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.
Steven Point (left) and Bob Rae are the keynote speakers at an online event Sept. 24 celebrating the launch of UFV’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre in Abbotsford.

UFV to launch Peace and Reconciliation Centre in Abbotsford

Online event on Sept. 24 features keynote speaker Bob Rae and Steven Point

Steven Point (left) and Bob Rae are the keynote speakers at an online event Sept. 24 celebrating the launch of UFV’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre in Abbotsford.
The Fraser Valley Rock and Gem Club holds a outdoor tailgate/garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 19 in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)

Rock and Gem Show among Abbotsford events

Activities this weekend also include Mt. Lehman outdoor market

  • Sep 17, 2020
The Fraser Valley Rock and Gem Club holds a outdoor tailgate/garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 19 in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)