Families

Saskatoon Police Deputy Chief Randy Huisman speaks at a media event, regarding the case of reported missing woman Dawn Walker and her son, in Saskatoon, Monday, August 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

‘Elaborate ruse’: U.S. prosecutor says Saskatoon mother in custody dispute faked deaths

48-year-old Dawn Marie Walker is being detained as a flight risk in Oregon

 

Armand Hammer got the kids up and moving with some dancing before settling in to read a story about a child learning to accept he can have two dads, at The Reach Art Gallery in Abbotsford on July 12. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Families gather for drag storytime at art gallery in Abbotsford

Event part of Fraser Valley Pride Week, which culminates with festival in Mission Saturday

 

Canadian loonie coins are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. Money is still considered a taboo topic or private matter, which is why many people avoid sparking up conversations about their personal finances with friends, colleagues and even family. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Start talking to your kids about money at an early age, experts say

Early money talk will help them develop a healthy relationship with their own finances one day

 

Produce is shown in a grocery store in Toronto. A recent survey says a quarter of Canadians are cutting back on essentials like food, housing and utilities due to rampant inflation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian household budgets stretched thin as inflation, interest rates rise: Survey

MNP poll finds nearly half of respondents are reining in non-essential spending on outings

Produce is shown in a grocery store in Toronto. A recent survey says a quarter of Canadians are cutting back on essentials like food, housing and utilities due to rampant inflation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland, B.C. home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)

‘What am I charged with?’ B.C. couple seeks RCMP apology after suspected swatting call

“They marched through my house with guns drawn going ‘clear’, top floor clear.’”

The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland, B.C. home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Karen Fraser of Child Care Resource and Referral helped serve up cake at a Monday, June 6 celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Langley Community Services Society. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland social service agency that started out in a 1916 barn marks 50th anniversary

Programs and services offered are based on the needs of the Langley community, and are offered free

Karen Fraser of Child Care Resource and Referral helped serve up cake at a Monday, June 6 celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Langley Community Services Society. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
A community event is being held this Saturday at Cascade Community Church.

Games, barbecue and more planned at community family event in Abbotsford

Cascade Community Church inviting families out to enjoy the day

A community event is being held this Saturday at Cascade Community Church.
“Summer is for slowing down, not shutting down,” says Bonnie Poznekoff, Centre Director of Abbotsford Sylvan Learning Centre. For tips and information, visit www.SylvanLearning.ca.

Abbotsford Sylvan Learning Centre: Summer Brain Training

Schools will be out soon, and balancing summertime idleness and over-scheduling isn’t…

  • May 23, 2022
“Summer is for slowing down, not shutting down,” says Bonnie Poznekoff, Centre Director of Abbotsford Sylvan Learning Centre. For tips and information, visit www.SylvanLearning.ca.
All participants who sign up for Sweatin’ for Science are automatically entered to win the grand prize, but they can also gain extra entries by following @sweatinforscience on Instagram, liking the post announcing the grand prize, tagging friends and sharing it to their stories.

Win a two night stay at Westin Whistler with Sweatin’ for Science

The Science Fair Foundation BC’s biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science Space Edition…

  • May 9, 2022
All participants who sign up for Sweatin’ for Science are automatically entered to win the grand prize, but they can also gain extra entries by following @sweatinforscience on Instagram, liking the post announcing the grand prize, tagging friends and sharing it to their stories.
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday, July 3, 2020. New provincial family court rules in British Columbia meant to resolve legal matters without going to court have been called “effective” by the province, but some lawyers and advocates say they don’t adequately address the needs of victims of intimate partner violence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday, July 3, 2020. New provincial family court rules in British Columbia meant to resolve legal matters without going to court have been called “effective” by the province, but some lawyers and advocates say they don’t adequately address the needs of victims of intimate partner violence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Statistics Canada says public health measures introduced during the pandemic were likely important drivers of the relatively low number of divorces in 2020. Pixabay photo

Divorces granted in Canada have dropped sharply, new Statistics Canada report shows

Canada granted fewer divorces last year than any year since 1973

Statistics Canada says public health measures introduced during the pandemic were likely important drivers of the relatively low number of divorces in 2020. Pixabay photo
At Sylvan Learning, fostering a growth mindset in children is at the centre of learning success. For more educational resources for children in grades pre-K through 12, visit https://www.sylvanlearning.com/

Focusing on individual learning styles builds confidence

Learning styles are as unique as each child. Every child learns differently,…

  • Feb 28, 2022
At Sylvan Learning, fostering a growth mindset in children is at the centre of learning success. For more educational resources for children in grades pre-K through 12, visit https://www.sylvanlearning.com/
Andrea MacDonald with her daughters Rose, 5, and Grace, 9, take part online with Twitter’s “virtual camp” at their summer residence in Harcourt, Ont., Sunday, August 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Poll shows women do more chores, child care, even when couples plan otherwise

‘When you look at time use data, women are more correct than men’

Andrea MacDonald with her daughters Rose, 5, and Grace, 9, take part online with Twitter’s “virtual camp” at their summer residence in Harcourt, Ont., Sunday, August 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.

Let’s play! Grants help Abbotsford kids get off the sidelines

Every year, KidSport pays registration fees for low-income families, so ALL kids can play

  • Dec 6, 2021
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.
The Sui family was introduced to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice during Jessica’s pregnancy, and after Charlotte was born, its nurses and physicians helped the Suis with her complex care needs.

Canuck Place helps short lives shine bright

A one in a million. In August 2016, Jessica and Chris Sui…

  • Nov 22, 2021
The Sui family was introduced to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice during Jessica’s pregnancy, and after Charlotte was born, its nurses and physicians helped the Suis with her complex care needs.
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Nov 22, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.

20-year hospital journey inspires a legacy

Riley was just a six-week-old infant when her mom, Sue, was told…

  • Oct 4, 2021
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.
Sharon and Glenn Bulger, with son Zach, were introduced to Canuck Place two years into their son Cameron’s cancer journey, Canuck Place nurses helped the Bulgers create an individualized family care plan that evolved as Cameron’s illness progressed.

Canuck Place helps ease family’s journey with love, grace and individualized care

“Canuck Place is the best place to spend the worst days of…

  • Sep 13, 2021
Sharon and Glenn Bulger, with son Zach, were introduced to Canuck Place two years into their son Cameron’s cancer journey, Canuck Place nurses helped the Bulgers create an individualized family care plan that evolved as Cameron’s illness progressed.
One of this year’s Grand Prize options is a $2.9 million Dream Home package in South Surrey, featuring this 5,975 sq. ft. home in beautiful Morgan Creek.

Win your dream home – and help BC’s kids

2021 Dream Lottery supports BC Children’s Hospital Foundation + features a $2.9 million Grand Prize!

  • Aug 23, 2021
One of this year’s Grand Prize options is a $2.9 million Dream Home package in South Surrey, featuring this 5,975 sq. ft. home in beautiful Morgan Creek.
The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Forced and coerced sterilization of Indigenous women ongoing, Senate report reveals

A Senate committee on human rights says it is aware of a case as recently as 2019

The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick