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In a scene from Rambo: First Blood, title character John Rambo holds a knife to the throat of Sheriff Will Teasle. This is the knife that inspired Dietmar Pohl, designed by legendary Arkansas knifesmith Johnny Lile. (Connect Media photo)

Filmed in Hope, Rambo: First Blood inspired German knife designer

Dietmar Pohl pursued a career in the knife industry after seeing the original movie in 1982

 

The Burden Family. (HAVAN Photo)

PODCAST: Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation

TODAY IN B.C.: HAVAN’s podcast ‘Measure Twice, Cut Once’ debuts

 

Brian Dennehy (right) played the role of Sheriff Will Teasle, Rambo’s small-town nemesis in Rambo: First Blood. His daughter, Elizabeth Dennehy, is coming to Hope for the 40th anniversary celebration. (moviestillsdb.com)

Hope welcomes Elizabeth Dennehy for Rambo 40th anniversary celebration

Dennehy discusses her father, Brian Dennehy, who played Sheriff Will Teasle in First Blood

 

The new board for Character Abby are (left to right) Vijay Manuel, Jory Smallenberg, Sir James Barlow, Shelly Avram, Bev Olfert and Julius Siebenga. Not pictured but in the board are also Wendy Neufeld and Mike Serr. (Submitted photo)

Character Abbotsford elects new board of directors

Organization is excited to be bringing its conference on homelessness together in October

The new board for Character Abby are (left to right) Vijay Manuel, Jory Smallenberg, Sir James Barlow, Shelly Avram, Bev Olfert and Julius Siebenga. Not pictured but in the board are also Wendy Neufeld and Mike Serr. (Submitted photo)
Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)

Feds kick in $5.5 million to help B.C. mitigate economic effects of disasters

Funds given to Community Futures British Columbia to distribute to small business and non-profits

Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)
Keygan Power graduates alongside his peers from Spectrum Community School in June 2022. (Courtesy Allison Power)

B.C. teen defeats brain bleed, cancer, works way back to graduate with his peers

Keygan Power overcomes two life-threatening ailments and a resulting partial paralysis

Keygan Power graduates alongside his peers from Spectrum Community School in June 2022. (Courtesy Allison Power)
Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)

Neighbourhood block party helps B.C. residents heal after trauma of bank shootout

ER nurse who cared for 2 wounded officers, is married to ERT member, organized event

Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)
Which home will you choose? If you win the Grand Prize draw, you’ll choose one of eight options, including a $2.8-million home package.

Win the dream, live like a multi-millionaire!

Dream Lottery: Support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, get chance at $2.8 million+ grand prize

  • Aug 1, 2022
Which home will you choose? If you win the Grand Prize draw, you’ll choose one of eight options, including a $2.8-million home package.
18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)
The Strathcona Mounted Troop will bring their 25-member troop and their horses to the Abbotsford Agrifair.

Happy Birthday to Canada’s best little fair!

Abbotsford Agrifair celebrates July 29 to 31

  • Jul 18, 2022
The Strathcona Mounted Troop will bring their 25-member troop and their horses to the Abbotsford Agrifair.
The 39th annual Berry Fest takes place in historic downtown Abbotsford on Saturday, July 16 from noon to 8 p.m. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Berry Fest returns with tribute bands, food trucks and more

Event takes place Saturday, July 16 in streets of historic downtown

The 39th annual Berry Fest takes place in historic downtown Abbotsford on Saturday, July 16 from noon to 8 p.m. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Project AIM takes the shame out of menstruation, incontinence with deliveries across Lower Mainland

‘These products should be free, and until they are, we will be providing them’ says co-founder

Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Roadside Attraction in a Vancouver-based Tragically Hip tribute band. (Roadside Attraction photo)

Tribute bands, dhol drummers, zipline set to entertain at Abbotsford’s Berry Fest

Fab Fourever, Roadside Attraction, Feelin’ Alright to hit outdoor stage on July 16

Roadside Attraction in a Vancouver-based Tragically Hip tribute band. (Roadside Attraction photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)

Early plans revealed for Rambo 40th anniversary celebration in Hope

This year marks four decades for Sylvester Stallone’s locally-filmed hit 1980s action movie

The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)
Fraser Valley Regional District delivers the Alertable app to residents and visitors.

Free new app helps Fraser Valley residents + visitors stay aware and plan ahead

Fraser Valley Regional District encourages people to sign up to stay informed

  • Jun 6, 2022
Fraser Valley Regional District delivers the Alertable app to residents and visitors.
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.
Children in the pediatric ward at Abbotsford General Hospital will now have easier IV insertion available thanks to a donation from an Abbotsford realty office. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gerry Broome)

Financial gift of nearly $30,000 to ease hospital visits for children in Abbotsford

RE/MAX Little Oak Realty donation allows for purchase of new pediatric ultrasound system

Children in the pediatric ward at Abbotsford General Hospital will now have easier IV insertion available thanks to a donation from an Abbotsford realty office. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gerry Broome)
The Abbotsford City Prayer Breakfast returns to an in-person event on April 13 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. (Submitted photo)

Christian Leaders Network hosts 2022 Abbotsford City Prayer Breakfast

Event on Wednesday, April 13 at Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre

The Abbotsford City Prayer Breakfast returns to an in-person event on April 13 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. (Submitted photo)
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