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Sam Rytter paints a parking bollard in front of a strip of businesses off Mill Street on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. He’s been volunteering with elbow grease for the past several Sundays to spruce up downtown Chilliwack. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Volunteer cleaning crew using elbow grease to improve downtown Chilliwack

Sunday morning cleaning sessions tackle drug mess, excrement, chipping paint around business area

Sam Rytter paints a parking bollard in front of a strip of businesses off Mill Street on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. He’s been volunteering with elbow grease for the past several Sundays to spruce up downtown Chilliwack. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Abbotsford mortgage broker Geoff Lee and his team at GLM Mortgage Group recently won a top industry award. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford mortgage broker and team win top industry award

GLM Mortgage Group receives gold for Best Customer Service

Abbotsford mortgage broker Geoff Lee and his team at GLM Mortgage Group recently won a top industry award. (Submitted photo)
GUEST COLUMN: Couldn’t function in COVID without truckers

GUEST COLUMN: Couldn’t function in COVID without truckers

During national trucking week, Langley group spotlights what went into ensuring drivers keep rolling

  • Sep 5, 2020
GUEST COLUMN: Couldn’t function in COVID without truckers
Canopy Growth Corp. closed down its Aldergrove cannabis greenhouses back in March, but still operates a visitors centre in Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Canopy Growth intends to sell Aldergrove cannabis greenhouses

Six months after the local facilities were shuttered, and staff laid off, the property sits unused

Canopy Growth Corp. closed down its Aldergrove cannabis greenhouses back in March, but still operates a visitors centre in Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)
Group publisher Lisa Farquharson has overseen the launch of Today’s Home a new online platform from Black Press Media. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

Black Press Media’s new real estate platform helps you Find. Love. Live. that new home

New web portal launches for Langley and Abbotsford but watch for it to expand in the coming months

Group publisher Lisa Farquharson has overseen the launch of Today’s Home a new online platform from Black Press Media. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
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)
Staff have remained the same at the 28728 Fraser Hwy. store but the banner name has changed from Ace Hardware, to Rona. (Rona/Special to the Star)

Aberdeen’s Ace Hardware store unveils itself as newest Rona location

Staff marked the grand opening Aug. 13 with four days of sales

Staff have remained the same at the 28728 Fraser Hwy. store but the banner name has changed from Ace Hardware, to Rona. (Rona/Special to the Star)
Stephen Jagger, co-founder of the real estate startup addy, stands outside the Starbucks at Yale and Airport in Chilliwack in July. The company is bringing the building online as an investment option for small investors in August, 2020, (Submitted photo)

Real estate startup opens market to small investors in Chilliwack

New company uses crowdfunding to make real estate investing more accessible to all

Stephen Jagger, co-founder of the real estate startup addy, stands outside the Starbucks at Yale and Airport in Chilliwack in July. The company is bringing the building online as an investment option for small investors in August, 2020, (Submitted photo)
The Abbotsford branch of Canadian Western Bank has moved locations from Clearbrook Road to McCallum Road. (Submitted photo)

Canadian Western Bank in Abbotsford moves locations

Bank, opened locally in 2007, now located on McCallum Road

  • Jul 27, 2020
The Abbotsford branch of Canadian Western Bank has moved locations from Clearbrook Road to McCallum Road. (Submitted photo)
The Otter Co-op in east Abbotsford officially opens on Monday. (Otter Co-op picture)

Grand opening for Abbotsford Otter Co-op set for Monday

East Abbotsford store offering number of sales and prizes at opening event

The Otter Co-op in east Abbotsford officially opens on Monday. (Otter Co-op picture)
Davide Pacifici says Dolce Gelato, located near the White Rock Pier, will remain open for another month. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Popular White Rock gelato shop to close after 25% rent increase

Landlord says there should be some gratitude for the 20 years of discounted rent

Davide Pacifici says Dolce Gelato, located near the White Rock Pier, will remain open for another month. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A homeless camp on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford in 2013 is the subject of a complaint that will proceed to a hearing of the Human Rights Tribunal. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Human-rights complaint by 5 homeless men in Abbotsford will proceed to hearing

Issues occurred in 2013 around time of infamous manure-spreading incident

A homeless camp on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford in 2013 is the subject of a complaint that will proceed to a hearing of the Human Rights Tribunal. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The streets of Harrison are quiet now. (File Photo/Leah Ballantyne)

COVID-19 impact on tourism communities like Harrison ‘devastating’

Government, resident support crucial for small business survival

The streets of Harrison are quiet now. (File Photo/Leah Ballantyne)
Hang up – Local RCMP renews warning about tax season scammers

Hang up – Local RCMP renews warning about tax season scammers

CRA agents will not ask for info via phone or email, RCMP warns

Hang up – Local RCMP renews warning about tax season scammers
Harrison Hot Springs Resort cuts off reservations amid COVID-19 concerns

Harrison Hot Springs Resort cuts off reservations amid COVID-19 concerns

Reservations will resume in May, according to current plan

Harrison Hot Springs Resort cuts off reservations amid COVID-19 concerns
Big future in tiny homes, says New Zealand expert

Big future in tiny homes, says New Zealand expert

Westcoast Small Home Expo, set to return to Abbotsford Tradex June 6-7

Big future in tiny homes, says New Zealand expert
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Travis Nigel Bragg, who was wanted by police in Abbotsford, was arrested in a dramatic takedown in Chilliwack on Monday night.

Man arrested in Chilliwack was wanted for ramming police car in Abbotsford

Travis Bragg now faces more charges after dramatic takedown on March 2

Travis Nigel Bragg, who was wanted by police in Abbotsford, was arrested in a dramatic takedown in Chilliwack on Monday night.
The Cedar home model in Abbotsford by the Algra Bros. is a finalist for a Canadian Home Builder’s Association National Awards of Excellence for 2020. (Submitted)

Local developer’s Abbotsford homes shortlisted for two national housing awards

Algra Bros. won in 2014 for Garrison Crossing brownstones in Chilliwack

The Cedar home model in Abbotsford by the Algra Bros. is a finalist for a Canadian Home Builder’s Association National Awards of Excellence for 2020. (Submitted)
Agassiz structure fire causes $500,000 in damages
Agassiz structure fire causes $500,000 in damages