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Career Fair

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Virtual Career and Education Event comes to the Central Mainland

  • Jan 18, 2021
Career Fair
Ron Restrick lives with mild cognitive impairment, but has worked to stay active and engaged in his community.

Abbotsford residents invited to Alzheimer Society webinar

Session on Wednesday, Jan. 27 looks at dementia and long-term care

Ron Restrick lives with mild cognitive impairment, but has worked to stay active and engaged in his community.
The Oxford Senior Care private care home in Abbotsford is part of a COVID-19 contact-tracing pilot project through the company Vantage. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford care home participates in COVID-19 contact-tracing pilot project

The Oxford Senior Care uses ‘wearables’ to track movements of staff and residents

The Oxford Senior Care private care home in Abbotsford is part of a COVID-19 contact-tracing pilot project through the company Vantage. (Facebook photo)
The Abbotsford News is looking forward to hearing the stories of some of Abbotsford’s unsung education heroes. (Getty Image)

Who are your Abbotsford education heroes?

We’re looking for stories of people who have gone above and beyond for students

  • Jan 15, 2021
The Abbotsford News is looking forward to hearing the stories of some of Abbotsford’s unsung education heroes. (Getty Image)
Pete Ryan, known all over the world for his chainsaw carvings, died on Friday, Jan. 8. He was 70 years old. (Contributed Photo/Dignity Memorial)

Iconic Hope chainsaw carver Pete Ryan has passed away

Ryan is a founding member of Hope’s famous chainsaw carving community

Pete Ryan, known all over the world for his chainsaw carvings, died on Friday, Jan. 8. He was 70 years old. (Contributed Photo/Dignity Memorial)
The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign in Abbotsford/Mission raised $160,000 over the holiday season. (Submitted photo)

Local Salvation Army kettles raise $160K over holiday season

Christmas campaign in Abbotsford/Mission surpasses $150K goal

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign in Abbotsford/Mission raised $160,000 over the holiday season. (Submitted photo)
The 861 Silverfox Air Cadet Squadron in Abbotsford is holding a Christmas tree recycling event by donation on Jan. 9 and 10. (Unsplash)

Air cadets in Abbotsford hold Christmas tree recycling event

Fundraiser takes place Jan. 9 and 10 at Exhibition Park

The 861 Silverfox Air Cadet Squadron in Abbotsford is holding a Christmas tree recycling event by donation on Jan. 9 and 10. (Unsplash)
Matsqui Community Hall in Matsqui Village. (Google Street View)

Tree-chipping and bottle drive at Matsqui Community Hall

Event on Saturday, Jan. 9 raises money for operating expenses

Matsqui Community Hall in Matsqui Village. (Google Street View)
A video released by Tabor Home in Abbotsford includes staff members holding photos of some of the 25 residents who lost their lives to COVID-19 during an outbreak that began in early November. (Video screengrab)

Tabor Home in Abbotsford releases video in memory of lives lost to COVID-19

Long-term care home pays tribute to 25 residents who died in outbreak

A video released by Tabor Home in Abbotsford includes staff members holding photos of some of the 25 residents who lost their lives to COVID-19 during an outbreak that began in early November. (Video screengrab)
A new training gym for Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service includes a logo incorporated into the flooring that was donated by local company North West Rubber. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford company donates flooring for firefighters’ new gym

North West Rubber contributes 600 square feet of professional sport flooring

A new training gym for Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service includes a logo incorporated into the flooring that was donated by local company North West Rubber. (Submitted photo)
Members of LiUNA! Local 1611 Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union recently donated $5,000 to the Starfish Pack program in Abbotsford and Aldergrove. (Submitted photo)

Starfish Pack program in Abbotsford and Aldergrove each get $5K boost

Donation made by LiUNA local 1611 Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union

Members of LiUNA! Local 1611 Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union recently donated $5,000 to the Starfish Pack program in Abbotsford and Aldergrove. (Submitted photo)
The Air Canada Foundation recently donated four vital-signs monitors to the pediatric unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted photo)

Four new vital-signs monitors donated to Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Gift of greatly needed equipment made recently by Air Canada Foundation

The Air Canada Foundation recently donated four vital-signs monitors to the pediatric unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted photo)
Canadian company Endy recently donated several mattresses to Abbotsford Regional Hospital for the call room for front-line workers. (Submitted photo)

New mattresses donated for front-line workers at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Contribution from Canadian company Endy allows for call-room overhaul

Canadian company Endy recently donated several mattresses to Abbotsford Regional Hospital for the call room for front-line workers. (Submitted photo)
Cora the cat enjoys some Christmas comfort after spending the last four months outdoors, surviving in Promontory while trying to find her lost owners. (Facebook photo)

Cora the Chilliwack cat reunited with family after four months on the loose

Cora’s owners moved to the Interior and had lost all hope of seeing her again

Cora the cat enjoys some Christmas comfort after spending the last four months outdoors, surviving in Promontory while trying to find her lost owners. (Facebook photo)
BJ Meeker and Helena Tetteroo with Mount Cheam Lions Club present a cheque for $1,671 to Chantelle Bowles from Canuck Place in Abbotsford on Dec. 22, 2020. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Lions donate $1,671 to Canuck Place in Abbotsford through raffle

Raffle prizes were all handmade wooden items by Mount Cheam Lions Club member Al Cain

BJ Meeker and Helena Tetteroo with Mount Cheam Lions Club present a cheque for $1,671 to Chantelle Bowles from Canuck Place in Abbotsford on Dec. 22, 2020. (Submitted)
The Clearbrook Kiwanis Club is holding a tree-chipping event on Jan. 2. (Photo by Sapan Patel on Unsplash)

Clearbrook Kiwanis Club holds tree-chipping event

Money raised at Abbotsford event goes to Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program

The Clearbrook Kiwanis Club is holding a tree-chipping event on Jan. 2. (Photo by Sapan Patel on Unsplash)
(From left) Lisa McIntosh, Sheral Jones and Vicky Manderson with their nominator, Christine Petkau. (Submitted photo)

Trio from Communitas Supportive Care in Abbotsford receives provincial award

Community Living BC honours them for online program they created

(From left) Lisa McIntosh, Sheral Jones and Vicky Manderson with their nominator, Christine Petkau. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Abbotsford chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star recently held a warm-clothing drive for the Salvation Army. (Submitted photo)

Order of the Eastern Star in Abbotsford donates warm clothing to Salvation Army

Local group collects coats, socks, hats and more at socially distanced event

Members of the Abbotsford chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star recently held a warm-clothing drive for the Salvation Army. (Submitted photo)
James Callahan (right), IPEX distribution centre manager, presents a $5,000 cheque for the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford to Matt Loewen of the food bank’s donation services. (Submitted photo)

IPEX in Abbotsford donates $5K to Archway Food Bank

Construction industry has been more fortunate than many this year, company says

James Callahan (right), IPEX distribution centre manager, presents a $5,000 cheque for the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford to Matt Loewen of the food bank’s donation services. (Submitted photo)
Save-On-Foods staff and volunteers with the Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging recently delivered surprise breakfasts to local seniors. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford seniors’ group delivers surprise breakfast to 58 homes

Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging works with Save-On-Foods

Save-On-Foods staff and volunteers with the Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging recently delivered surprise breakfasts to local seniors. (Submitted photo)