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Marco Bieri poses by his bicycle in Sicamous following a five-day ride, done largely over trails and backroads, from Vancouver between July 24 and 29, 2020. (Contributed)

Vancouver to Sicamous: a backroads journey by bicycle

Marco Bieri discovers backcountry via trails, logging and mining roads

Marco Bieri poses by his bicycle in Sicamous following a five-day ride, done largely over trails and backroads, from Vancouver between July 24 and 29, 2020. (Contributed)
Jean Douglas-Webb of Abbotsford is participating in the fourth annual Solidarity Cycle on Sept. 13 to raise money for African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. (Submitted photo)

Team of 30 cyclists to pedal in support of African grandmothers

Annual Solidarity Cycle travels through Aldergrove, Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Jean Douglas-Webb of Abbotsford is participating in the fourth annual Solidarity Cycle on Sept. 13 to raise money for African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. (Submitted photo)
Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)

QUIZ: The bare facts about bears

As summer ends, bear sightings will become more common. How much do you know about bears?

Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)
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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'
Pictured from left to right are Sean Bonnefoy, Ana Phillips and Gary Stephens. (Submitted photo)

Patrons help Abbotsford restaurant raise more than $16,000 for Mexican charity

Brodeur’s Bistro donates sales of more than 800 meals to non-profit supporting moms and kids

  • Aug 28, 2020
Pictured from left to right are Sean Bonnefoy, Ana Phillips and Gary Stephens. (Submitted photo)
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Abbotsford Legion now open five days a week

Activities include music bingo and food draws

Google Street View
Youth Unlimited staff recently celebrated the grand opening of their renovated office space on Emerson Street in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Youth Unlimited celebrates renovated office space in Abbotsford

Group is also raising money for Firetruck Mobile Drop-in in neighbourhoods

Youth Unlimited staff recently celebrated the grand opening of their renovated office space on Emerson Street in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
UBCO students painted this two-storey salmon mural in Kelowna near the CTQ Consultants building. The Miami River Flood Pump Station project in Harrison Hot Springs inspired this work of art. (Contributed Photo/CTQ)

Harrison screw pumps inspire Okanagan art

Two-storey mural stands in downtown Kelowna

UBCO students painted this two-storey salmon mural in Kelowna near the CTQ Consultants building. The Miami River Flood Pump Station project in Harrison Hot Springs inspired this work of art. (Contributed Photo/CTQ)
Dr. Bonnie Henry inspired B.C. teen’s winning face mask design

Dr. Bonnie Henry inspired B.C. teen’s winning face mask design

The Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation held a mask design contest, and two winners were selected

Dr. Bonnie Henry inspired B.C. teen’s winning face mask design
The annual Touch a Truck event in Abbotsford is switching to a five-part online series for 2020. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Annual Touch a Truck event in Abbotsford goes virtual in 2020

Online series running weekly in September features tanks, tractors and more

The annual Touch a Truck event in Abbotsford is switching to a five-part online series for 2020. (Abbotsford News file photo)
A resident of Tabor Village displays the amount that the location received as part of the Emergency Community Support Fund. (Submitted photo)

$221,000 in emergency support awarded to 18 Abbotsford charities

Community foundation distributes grants to address pandemic needs

A resident of Tabor Village displays the amount that the location received as part of the Emergency Community Support Fund. (Submitted photo)
The Valley Rainbow is part of the Abbotsford Sunflower Festival at Maan Farms. (Submitted photo)

‘Valley Rainbow’ featured at Abbotsford Sunflower Festival

Event at Maan Farms features rainbow that celebrates diversity

The Valley Rainbow is part of the Abbotsford Sunflower Festival at Maan Farms. (Submitted photo)
UFV Canada research chair Dr. Cindy Jardine is the first speaker in the online ScienceTalks Abbotsford series. Her talk takes place Sept. 1. (UFV photo)

ScienceTalks Abbotsford holds online presentations about research and technology

Series features research chairs from University of the Fraser Valley

UFV Canada research chair Dr. Cindy Jardine is the first speaker in the online ScienceTalks Abbotsford series. Her talk takes place Sept. 1. (UFV photo)
The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Exploring the World Wide Web

On Aug. 23, 1991, the World Wide Web was released to the public. How much do you know about the web?

The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)
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Boston Tuninga, with the Chilliwack Park Society, scrapes away debris down to the soil at a new trail at the Chilliwack Community Forest on Aug. 12, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Trailbuilding together at Chilliwack Community Forest

Groups come together to create a new mountain biking space at popular trail system

Boston Tuninga, with the Chilliwack Park Society, scrapes away debris down to the soil at a new trail at the Chilliwack Community Forest on Aug. 12, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)

PHOTOS: Waterfront cleanup aims to remove ‘yuckies’ from South Surrey beach

Volunteers find discarded cigarette butts, beach toys, bottle caps and more

Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is offering three different logos to choose from on its non-medical face masks. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)

Face mask fundraiser to bring in money for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

By purchasing a face mask folks will be supporting health care workers and hospitals in eastern FV

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is offering three different logos to choose from on its non-medical face masks. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)
Eight rats needing homes in Lower Mainland

Eight rats needing homes in Lower Mainland

A mischief of rodents came into the Maple Ridge SPCA shelter, now up for adoption

  • Aug 20, 2020
Eight rats needing homes in Lower Mainland
Bikers hit Fraser Valley roads this coming Saturday with anti-bullying message

Bikers hit Fraser Valley roads this coming Saturday with anti-bullying message

Riders will go from Langley, north along the Fraser River to Abbotsford and back through Aldergrove.

Bikers hit Fraser Valley roads this coming Saturday with anti-bullying message
The Get Air trampoline park in Abbotsford will not be reopening. (File photo)

Get Air Abbotsford trampoline park permanently closes

Family fun facility not reopening after closure due to COVID-19

The Get Air trampoline park in Abbotsford will not be reopening. (File photo)