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Jory Smallenberg and her co-speaker for the 2022 Character Abbotsford Conference Abbotsford, Olympic hopeful Jasmit Phulka. (Photo credit: Vijay Manuel)

World-travelled Abbotsford grad hopes to spark inspiration in youth at conference

Jory Smallenberg one of several speakers lined up for annual Character Abbotsford conference Oct. 21

 

Lt. Clinton Morgen, played by actor Patrick Stack, leads an ill-fated pursuit of Rambo during the film Rambo: First Blood. Stack is coming to Hope to take part in Rambo 40th anniversary celebrations. (YouTube screenshot)

Patrick Stack brought humour to heavy Rambo film as Lt. Clinton Morgen

Hope celebrates the 40th anniversary of Rambo: First Blood over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend

 

Adrian Dix, B.C. Minister of Health. (Union of B.C. Municipalities photo)

PODCAST: UBCM hosts ‘reimagining health care in B.C.’ session

Today in B.C.: Panel offers transformative solutions to province’s health care problems

 

Ucluelet garbageman Frank Thomas Trodden took this photo of just some of the bounty he received during an appreciation day held in his honour to thank him for his hard work and positive attitude. (Photo courtesy of Frank Thomas Trodden)

B.C. small town shows its ‘Frank Appreciation’ for popular garbage collector

“Thanks Frank for doing a great job. We really do appreciate you.”

Ucluelet garbageman Frank Thomas Trodden took this photo of just some of the bounty he received during an appreciation day held in his honour to thank him for his hard work and positive attitude. (Photo courtesy of Frank Thomas Trodden)
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard (left) at Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing (Photo - @kettleriverbrew/Instagram)

Kelowna turned ‘upside down’ by Stranger Things stars

The Stranger Things star is from Vancouver

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard (left) at Kelowna’s Kettle River Brewing (Photo - @kettleriverbrew/Instagram)
Preparing for launch. More than 300 people took part in the first kite flying and family picnic event of its kind in the Lower Mainland on Sunday, July 17, organized at the Aldergrove Bowl Park by the Canadian Desi Arts and Culture Club. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Go fly a kite: 300 attend first of its kind event at Aldergrove Bowl Park

Meet-up and picnic modelled on traditional Indian event

Preparing for launch. More than 300 people took part in the first kite flying and family picnic event of its kind in the Lower Mainland on Sunday, July 17, organized at the Aldergrove Bowl Park by the Canadian Desi Arts and Culture Club. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
North Vancouver community members and Ukrainian-Canadians gathered May 1 to offer up their thoughts to those stuck in Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: North Vancouver community gathers in solidarity with Ukraine

Gathering, speaking out vital to ensuring Ukrainians aren’t forgotten, says speaker

North Vancouver community members and Ukrainian-Canadians gathered May 1 to offer up their thoughts to those stuck in Ukraine. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
The 92nd Bradner Flower Show took place April 8 to 10 at Bradner Community Hall in Abbotsford for the first time in two years. PHOTOS BY JOHN MORROW/ABBOTSFORD NEWS

PHOTOS: Bradner Flower Show in Abbotsford held for 92nd time

Hundreds of blooms were on display at Bradner Hall from April 8 to 10

The 92nd Bradner Flower Show took place April 8 to 10 at Bradner Community Hall in Abbotsford for the first time in two years. PHOTOS BY JOHN MORROW/ABBOTSFORD NEWS
Sixty years after the founding of the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board, 308 broiler chicken growers are registered in B.C., contributing 14,353 total jobs and $1.1 billion to Canada’s GDP.

BC Chicken marks 60 years with a delicious new contest

Enter your best BC chicken recipe for your chance to win!

  • Jan 31, 2022
Sixty years after the founding of the B.C. Chicken Marketing Board, 308 broiler chicken growers are registered in B.C., contributing 14,353 total jobs and $1.1 billion to Canada’s GDP.
Get into the festive swing of things with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s upcoming It’s a Wonderful Breakfast event. (Pixabay)

It’s a Wonderful Breakfast events will help Fraser Valley hospitals

Events planned at four restaurants, including Hope’s A&W

Get into the festive swing of things with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s upcoming It’s a Wonderful Breakfast event. (Pixabay)
Levi Caya won first place and also People’s Choice in the 2021 Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Submitted photo)

Ontario-based carver wins Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition with chief’s head

Four-day competition brought in carvers from across Canada, one from U.S.

Levi Caya won first place and also People’s Choice in the 2021 Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Submitted photo)
Langley resident Thomas Cooper, shown here with wife Vanessa and sons Carter, six, and Kendrick, 1one, has gone public with an appeal for a kidney donor after learning he may have to wait as much as eight years for a transplant. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley dad goes public with appeal for kidney donor

Thomas Cooper has been told he may have to wait as long as eight years

Langley resident Thomas Cooper, shown here with wife Vanessa and sons Carter, six, and Kendrick, 1one, has gone public with an appeal for a kidney donor after learning he may have to wait as much as eight years for a transplant. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Children from Penelakut led the march up Oak Street toward Waterwheel Park. (Cole Schisler photo)

More than 1,500 march in support of Penelakut First Nation after unmarked graves found

Large crowd supports families with children who never came home from residential schools

Children from Penelakut led the march up Oak Street toward Waterwheel Park. (Cole Schisler photo)
Kelowna residents and businesses are taking part in the #hangahighvisoutside trend to honour victims of a deadly downtown crane collapse on Monday, July 12. (Liseanne Doiron/facebook)

PHOTOS: High-vis vests displayed to honour 5 killed in Kelowna crane collapse

Locals are posting photos to social media under the hashtag #hangahighvisoutside

Kelowna residents and businesses are taking part in the #hangahighvisoutside trend to honour victims of a deadly downtown crane collapse on Monday, July 12. (Liseanne Doiron/facebook)
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