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Bottles of Love fundraiser supports Abbotsford Hospice Society

Agency hopes to raise $10,000 through returns of bottles and cans

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash
Nick Cochrane, vice-principal of Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford, was among the school staff who made a video with tips to help kids who are moving up from elementary school.

Abbotsford teachers make video for kids moving up from elementary school

Eugene Reimer Middle School staff offer tips to help kids feel less anxious

Nick Cochrane, vice-principal of Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford, was among the school staff who made a video with tips to help kids who are moving up from elementary school.
Caran Jantzen is the author of the new book “Grow. Cook. Eat. Share. A Memoir.” The book recently won an award.

Abbotsford author celebrates Mennonite Heritage Week

Week of Sept. 14-18 concludes with MCC Festival To-Go

Caran Jantzen is the author of the new book “Grow. Cook. Eat. Share. A Memoir.” The book recently won an award.
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Abbotsford's special Christmas Village
Christmas Lights: 1405 Kaslo Court, Abbotsford
Tips for Wrapping Christmas Presents
Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Members of the Abbotsford-Sumas Rotary Club and staff from Otter Co-op recently re-painted the Abbotsford sign on the south side of Highway 1 at Sumas Way. (Submitted photo)

Rotary Club does upkeep and painting of Abbotsford sign

Otter C0-op helps local club with beautification project

Members of the Abbotsford-Sumas Rotary Club and staff from Otter Co-op recently re-painted the Abbotsford sign on the south side of Highway 1 at Sumas Way. (Submitted photo)
Planned giving can be an important part of estate planning, and Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation will be hosting two events to discuss how it works, in both Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative Connection)

Planned giving seminars to be hosted by Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Events in Chilliwack and Abbotsford can be attended in person or by joining online

Planned giving can be an important part of estate planning, and Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation will be hosting two events to discuss how it works, in both Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative Connection)
In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the school year?

How much do you know about schools and education?

In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Jesse Klassen’s work will be on display until September 27. The artist will be at the Ranger Station Art Gallery on Sunday, September 13, to see visitors from noon to 4 p.m. (Contributed photo/Kent Harrison Arts Council)

Abbotsford artist displays work at Ranger Station

Jesse Klassen’s work is on display until Sept. 27

Jesse Klassen’s work will be on display until September 27. The artist will be at the Ranger Station Art Gallery on Sunday, September 13, to see visitors from noon to 4 p.m. (Contributed photo/Kent Harrison Arts Council)
Rob Studiman distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to students at the Salvation Army’s Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford on Sept. 2. (Submitted photo)

Salvation Army in Abbotsford provides backpacks filled with school supplies

More than 140 students receive items during drive-thru Kids Tools for Schools campaign

Rob Studiman distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to students at the Salvation Army’s Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford on Sept. 2. (Submitted photo)
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Kittens Toast (left) and Jersey (right) need support for their medical recovery after falling from highrises. (BC SPCA handout)

Two B.C. Kittens in need medical support after falling from highrises

BC SPCA starts fundraising for kittens in Victoria and Vancouver

Kittens Toast (left) and Jersey (right) need support for their medical recovery after falling from highrises. (BC SPCA handout)
Abbotsford’s Greta Loewen, who has battled a rare form of bone cancer, is featured in a TV segment as part of Variety Week (Sept. 14-18). (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford girl who battled bone cancer is featured during Variety Week

Greta Loewen, 11, still dealing with effects of rare and aggressive cancer

Abbotsford’s Greta Loewen, who has battled a rare form of bone cancer, is featured in a TV segment as part of Variety Week (Sept. 14-18). (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford Police Const. Dan Heideman plans to complete a 50-kilometre ultra-marathon on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Fraser Valley Auto Mall in support of Cops for Cancer. (Dale Klippenstein photo)

Abbotsford Police officer plans to run 50 km for Cops for Cancer

Const. Dan Heideman to run laps on Friday, Sept. 11 at Fraser Valley Auto Mall

Abbotsford Police Const. Dan Heideman plans to complete a 50-kilometre ultra-marathon on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Fraser Valley Auto Mall in support of Cops for Cancer. (Dale Klippenstein photo)
The South Asian Studies Institute at UFV has been given $1.14 million in funding for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project, which includes the digitization of South Asian Canadian collections such as photos and artifacts. (UFV photo)
The South Asian Studies Institute at UFV has been given $1.14 million in funding for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project, which includes the digitization of South Asian Canadian collections such as photos and artifacts. (UFV photo)
Blake Olson, a BC CN community board member, presents a cheque to Archway director Manpreet Grewal for a new domestic-violence program aimed at Punjabi-speaking immigrant men. (Archway Community Services photo)

$10,000 grant funds domestic-violence program in Abbotsford

Archway Community Services program aimed at Punjabi- speaking immigrant men

Blake Olson, a BC CN community board member, presents a cheque to Archway director Manpreet Grewal for a new domestic-violence program aimed at Punjabi-speaking immigrant men. (Archway Community Services photo)
Talia Yorish, 10, is encouraging Lower Mainland residents to join her in her fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. She is climbing the Grouse Grind in memory of her grandmother, Mariam, who battled Lewy body dementia before passing away last April. (Contributed photo)

Climb for Alzheimer’s encourages Lower Mainland residents to walk or hike for a cure

North Vancouver 10-year-old taking part in Grouse Grind climb in honour of grandmother

  • Sep 9, 2020
Talia Yorish, 10, is encouraging Lower Mainland residents to join her in her fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. She is climbing the Grouse Grind in memory of her grandmother, Mariam, who battled Lewy body dementia before passing away last April. (Contributed photo)
Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year, people can order their food online and then pick it up at a drive-thru line on Sept. 20. (Abbotsford News file photo)

MCC Festival To-Go raises money for food security in DR Congo

Abbotsford event on Sept. 19 and 20 includes food pickup, plant sale and cyclathon

Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year, people can order their food online and then pick it up at a drive-thru line on Sept. 20. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Debra Krol, owner of Tiny Tinkles Music Studio in Chilliwack, has written and recorded a song to help encourage kids to wash their hands and physically distance due to COVID-19. (Youtube)

VIDEO: Chilliwack music teacher pens children’s song about COVID-19

Debra Krol hopes to spread a fun message about handwashing and staying safe during the pandemic

Debra Krol, owner of Tiny Tinkles Music Studio in Chilliwack, has written and recorded a song to help encourage kids to wash their hands and physically distance due to COVID-19. (Youtube)
On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about work and labour

The Labour Day weekend, in early September, is a time to celebrate workers

On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)
Chilliwack librarians Janet Woyke (right) and Julie Penner have filmed several ‘Explorytime’ videos including a series called ‘It’s Tree-rrific’ seen here on Sept. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Silver lining’ to pandemic as Fraser Valley librarians bring learning outside

Julie Penner and Janet Woyke have been filming educational videos around Chilliwack during COVID-19

Chilliwack librarians Janet Woyke (right) and Julie Penner have filmed several ‘Explorytime’ videos including a series called ‘It’s Tree-rrific’ seen here on Sept. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Nicole and Ben Stringer have spent the summer working to bring awareness to life-saving medication for cystic fibrosis patients. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

‘Nothing’s working anymore’: West Kelowna woman shares her fight with cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and intestines among other organs

Nicole and Ben Stringer have spent the summer working to bring awareness to life-saving medication for cystic fibrosis patients. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)