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The Circle F Horse Rescue Society is among four Abbotsford organiztions receiving recently announced community gaming grants from the province. (Circle F Horse Rescue photo)

Four Abbotsford groups receive $163K in community gaming grants

Provincial government funding announced for environmental conservation and public safety

 

A GoFundMe for the family of Langley murder victim 22-year-old Arshdeep Singh was a mystery to his parents in India, according to IHIT. (IHIT photo)

Friends insist GoFundMe for Langley murder victim intended to aid family

IHIT trying to determine if fundraiser was legitimate or a scam

 

Abby House has been operating at 2676 Gladys Ave. in Abbotsford since 1991. The building was heavily damaged by a fire in October. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford mental-health organization weighs options after fire destroys building

Abby House considers whether to restore old home or build a new one

 

Santa and his helpers at Communitas are ensuring that the annual Christmas Dinner at Communitas will be a virtual success this year. (Communitas photo: Krista Petrie)

Communitas Supportive Care Society celebrates a virtual Christmas

Abbotsford-based charity normally holds a festive luncheon every year

  • Dec 20, 2020
Santa and his helpers at Communitas are ensuring that the annual Christmas Dinner at Communitas will be a virtual success this year. (Communitas photo: Krista Petrie)
Archway Community Services in Abbotsford is among 13 local charities that have received $93,000 from the federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund through the Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Archway)

$93K in emergency funding goes to 13 Abbotsford charities

Second round of COVID grants distibuted by community foundation

Archway Community Services in Abbotsford is among 13 local charities that have received $93,000 from the federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund through the Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Archway)
Mia Skoone (left), with her cousin Gavin Nahal, has donated her birthday money to the ARH pediatrics unit for the past eight years. Now she is seeking sponsorships from local businesses to fund a UN conference she has been invited to. (Submitted)

One of Abbotsford’s most charitable youths seeking sponsors for conference trip

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School student Mia Skoone has been invited to UN event in May

Mia Skoone (left), with her cousin Gavin Nahal, has donated her birthday money to the ARH pediatrics unit for the past eight years. Now she is seeking sponsorships from local businesses to fund a UN conference she has been invited to. (Submitted)
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

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

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

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