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Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

 

The HOME Society, currently located at 31581 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, is moving locations after 25 years.

HOME Society in Abbotsford to move locations after 25 years

Move being done to accommodate growth, says executive director

 

Members of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui recently built a shelter at the Ravine Park Hatchery. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford-Matsqui Rotary Club completes hatchery projects

Club supports Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society

 

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation held its inaugural Grand Gala in November 2019 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. This year’s event will be held online. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds virtual Grand Gala

Second annual event takes place online on Nov. 20, raising funds for local hospitals

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation held its inaugural Grand Gala in November 2019 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. This year’s event will be held online. (Submitted photo)
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$93,000 in COVID-19 emergency support available to Abbotsford charities

Applications now open for grants through community foundation

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Committee Chair and Liberal MP Wayne Easter speaks via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

WE Charity controversy prompts examination of group’s overseas footprint

WE said allocations from its international program ‘are deployed in several ways, often directly from Canada’

Committee Chair and Liberal MP Wayne Easter speaks via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The committee is looking into Government Spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Shlok Parkhi, 5, raised $200 for the BCSPCA by taking, and selling, pictures of people with their pets. (Contributed photo)

Photo Patrol: South Surrey youngster raises money for BC SPCA

With a lemonade stand no longer an option, Shlok Parkhi, 5, found a new way to make money

Shlok Parkhi, 5, raised $200 for the BCSPCA by taking, and selling, pictures of people with their pets. (Contributed photo)
Marc Kielburger, screen left, and Craig Kielburger, screen right, appear as witnesses via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

WE Charity registers as lobbyist, lays off staff, looking to sell real estate

WE Charity said its financial position has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Marc Kielburger, screen left, and Craig Kielburger, screen right, appear as witnesses via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Justin Trudeau will answer questions from a House of Commons committee about his connection to WE Charity, in a July 30, 2020 study. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ministers, top public servant to be grilled by committee on WE affair

The WE charity controversy has dogged the government since late June

Justin Trudeau will answer questions from a House of Commons committee about his connection to WE Charity, in a July 30, 2020 study. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
(The Canadian Press)

Liberals turn over thousands of pages on WE decision, lawyers now vetting docs

Committee members are hoping the documents will shed light on the WE discussions

(The Canadian Press)
Abbotsford country singer Cambree Lovesy participates in the one-hour online Easter Seals Great BC Camp Out on Aug. 1. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford singer lends her voice to Easter Seals camp-out event

Cambree Lovesy part of online stories-and-song event on Aug. 1

  • Jul 30, 2020
Abbotsford country singer Cambree Lovesy participates in the one-hour online Easter Seals Great BC Camp Out on Aug. 1. (Submitted photo)
(The Canadian Press)

Students ask Liberals to scrap grant program as Morneau to testify on WE deal

CFS is asking the Liberals to put all money budgeted for the program into an emergency benefit

(The Canadian Press)
The House of Commons finance committee is set to hear from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger about the aborted deal with WE Charity, in a July 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Commons finance committee to begin probing WE Charity’s volunteering contract

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has admitted he should have recused himself from the decision

The House of Commons finance committee is set to hear from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger about the aborted deal with WE Charity, in a July 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
(The Canadian Press)

Conservatives say police should be called into investigate WE charity scandal

Trudeau is already under investigation by the ethics commissioner for potential conflict of interest

(The Canadian Press)
(The Canadian Press)

Ethics watchdog to examine Trudeau over WE Charity contract, since reversed

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says public servants will administer the pandemic-related grants instead

(The Canadian Press)
Members of the Order of the Eastern Star’s Electa chapter in Abbotsford recently held a food drive at their hall, raising $900 and dozens of food items. (Submitted photo)

Order of the Eastern Star collects items and $900 cash for food bank

Abbotsford chapter supports Archway Community Services Food Bank

  • Jun 21, 2020
Members of the Order of the Eastern Star’s Electa chapter in Abbotsford recently held a food drive at their hall, raising $900 and dozens of food items. (Submitted photo)
Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Country stars release song in memory of Capt. Casey, who died in Snowbirds crash

Brian John Harwood and Dustin Bird co-wrote the track, which features 18 Canadian country artists

Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Photo courtesy of the Abbotsford Community Foundation.

Abbotsford Community Foundation makes $221,000 available for local charities

Applications for funding opened May 19; grants can range up to $20,000

Photo courtesy of the Abbotsford Community Foundation.
Police service dog Karma sports a protective armoured vest. The Abbotsford Police Department received a $6,800 grant last year from the Abbotsford Police Foundation and the Abbotsford Community Foundation to purchase the vests. (Photo by Dale Klippenstein)

Abbotsford Police Foundation launches Thanks to You! campaign

Program celebrates organization’s 15th anniversary

  • May 21, 2020
Police service dog Karma sports a protective armoured vest. The Abbotsford Police Department received a $6,800 grant last year from the Abbotsford Police Foundation and the Abbotsford Community Foundation to purchase the vests. (Photo by Dale Klippenstein)
John Hillman completed his 101st lap for charity to the sound of applause and bagpipes outside the Carlton House retirement home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 101-year-old B.C. veteran completes 101 laps, raises nearly $150,000 for charity

‘I knew I could do it and I’ve done it,’ centenarian says

John Hillman completed his 101st lap for charity to the sound of applause and bagpipes outside the Carlton House retirement home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)