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COLUMN: Risks and rewards of immigration

This article is part of community-wide centennial celebrations honouring the building of the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple (est. 1911). By 1962 the Canadian government had removed all racial and national restrictions from its immigration regulations. This led to an increase in South Asian immigration, and from 1962-71 immigration levels were 12 times what they had been in the previous decade.
Flapjacks kick off United Way campaign

Flapjacks kick off United Way campaign

The United Way of the Fraser Valley kicked off its 2011 campaign by announcing a big goal and hosting a pancake breakfast at Thunderbird Plaza, beside City Hall, on Thursday morning.

COLUMN: Plant for spring colour

The garden giants of spring colour are giving way to their smaller cousins that actually repeat their performance year after year and leave a very soft footprint of dying and unsightly foliage.

Free Get Active pass for Grade 5s in Abbotsford

Abbotsford students in Grade 5 are being encouraged to get active.

Equipment auction to benefit Abilitas

On Saturday, the Abilitas Foundation is hosting a live equipment auction to benefit charity.

Slice of life: Dementia workshop offered

Are you concerned about a family member’s driving abilities? For caregivers of a person with dementia, it’s a serious concern. Fortunately, Abbotsford families can turn to the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. for assistance.
Run for Water goes national

Run for Water goes national

Four years ago, a small group of founding members of Abbotsford’s Run for Water had a modest goal of setting up a high-calibre 5k, 10k and half marathon run in support of clean water projects.

Best Western event supports Fraser Valley women

Partial proceeds from an upcoming event at the Best Western Plus Regency Inn and Conference Centre in Abbotsford will support programs of the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley.

Fall fair in Mt. Lehman

The 26th annual Mt. Lehman Fall Fair takes place Saturday, Sept. 17, featuring everything from a pancake breakfast to a country-style dance.

Abbotsford's Terry Fox Run set for Sunday

Abbotsford’s annual Terry Fox Run takes place this Sunday, Sept. 18, at Ellwood Park, at 31419 Maclure Rd. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the run starts at 10 a.m. There will be 5 km and 10 km distances. Bicycles and dogs are welcome.