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The Abbotsford News said goodbye to its home of more than 44 years this past Monday (Sept. 27). The new office is now located on 100B - 2860 Trethewey Street. (File photo)

Moving on: The Abbotsford News looks back after saying farewell to old building

Figures from the past and present reflect on over 44 years of history at former News building

 

Camas flowers in full bloom. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Vancouver Island camas meadows reveal agricultural impact of B.C. colonialism

Lekwungen food expert Cheryl Bryce looks to raise awareness of traditional food systems

  • Sep 30, 2021

 

Author Bev Sellars’ book They Called Me Number One is the focus of a new bi-weekly book club at The Reach Gallery Museum.

Book club at The Reach focuses on story of residential school survivor

Author Bev Sellars spent part of childhood in church-run facility

 

A piece by Canadian artist Catherine Adamson features a rare biblical coin from the era of Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor who gave the order to crucify Jesus Christ. The piece will be displayed in Abbotsford from Sept. 24 to Nov. 30. (Submitted photo)

Art piece in Abbotsford features coin connected to era of man who ordered crucifixion of Jesus

The Crucifixion: The Shekel of Pontius Pilate on display starting Sept. 24

A piece by Canadian artist Catherine Adamson features a rare biblical coin from the era of Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor who gave the order to crucify Jesus Christ. The piece will be displayed in Abbotsford from Sept. 24 to Nov. 30. (Submitted photo)
Vernon summer resident Julie McCann (née Holland) set an unofficial world record Monday, Aug. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park, becoming the fastest woman to run 100 metres on all fours with a clocking of 22.99 seconds. (Christine Castrucow photo)

100 metre dash – on all fours: Vernon woman breaks unofficial Guinness record

Vernon resident Julie McCann sets unofficial Guinness mark as fastest woman to cover 100 metres on all fours

Vernon summer resident Julie McCann (née Holland) set an unofficial world record Monday, Aug. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park, becoming the fastest woman to run 100 metres on all fours with a clocking of 22.99 seconds. (Christine Castrucow photo)
Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo
Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Natalia Deros of Heritage Abbotsford Society recently won an award from the B.C. Historical Federation.

History award received for Heritage Abbotsford’s Stories to Spaces campaign

Natalia Deros among those honoured by B.C. Historical Federation

Natalia Deros of Heritage Abbotsford Society recently won an award from the B.C. Historical Federation.
Captain James Cook statue splashes into Victoria’s Inner Harbour, after being removed from its upper causeway pedestal on July 1. (@CJusticeVic/Twitter)

Cast in bronze, then into Victoria’s Inner Harbour: So who was James Cook?

Likeness of British maritime explorer commissioned in 1976, forcibly removed on July 1

Captain James Cook statue splashes into Victoria’s Inner Harbour, after being removed from its upper causeway pedestal on July 1. (@CJusticeVic/Twitter)
Heritage Abbotsford Society is working with the City of Abbotsford to restore and enhance the Sylvia Pincott Heritage Habitat Garden at Trethewey House. (Submitted photo)

Five-year plan underway for habitat garden at Trethewey House in Abbotsford

Heritage Abbotsford working with city on Sylvia Pincott Heritage Habitat Garden

Heritage Abbotsford Society is working with the City of Abbotsford to restore and enhance the Sylvia Pincott Heritage Habitat Garden at Trethewey House. (Submitted photo)
The new book Abbotsford – A Diverse Tapestry will be launched in a virtual event on June 29. (Submitted photo)

New book celebrates Abbotsford’s diverse history

Abbotsford – A Diverse Tapestry launches on June 29

The new book Abbotsford – A Diverse Tapestry will be launched in a virtual event on June 29. (Submitted photo)
Gwen Spencer Hethey with her uncle and mentor Major Frederick Richardson. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame)

‘She was a killer’: The B.C. woman who pioneered female sharpshooting

Gwen Spencer Hethey made military men ‘look like turkeys’ says her son

Gwen Spencer Hethey with her uncle and mentor Major Frederick Richardson. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame)
(Courtesy Photo | Frank Zmuda)

Beaver secretion found as part of ancient throwing dart in Yukon

Researchers saying it’s earliest known evidence of Indigenous peoples using the substance

(Courtesy Photo | Frank Zmuda)
Jacqueline Pearce and Jean-Pierre Antonio received the BC Historical Federation Best Article Award on Saturday for their story about translating haiku written in the Tashme internment camp.

Article chronicling haiku in Japanese internment camp near Hope wins award

Tashme Haiku Club’s work was preserved and recently translated, authors write

Jacqueline Pearce and Jean-Pierre Antonio received the BC Historical Federation Best Article Award on Saturday for their story about translating haiku written in the Tashme internment camp.
A protester swings a hammer in an attempt to remove the head of the Egerton Ryerson statue in Toronto on Sunday June 6, 2021. A much-maligned statue of Egerton Ryerson was toppled in Toronto on Sunday. The statue, prominently displayed on the campus of Ryerson University, has come under renewed scrutiny after the discovery in Kamloops, B.C., of what are believed to be the remains of 215 Indigenous children at a former residential school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Beheaded statue of Egerton Ryerson, toppled Sunday in Toronto, won’t be replaced

Ryerson is credited as one of the architects of Canada’s residential school system

A protester swings a hammer in an attempt to remove the head of the Egerton Ryerson statue in Toronto on Sunday June 6, 2021. A much-maligned statue of Egerton Ryerson was toppled in Toronto on Sunday. The statue, prominently displayed on the campus of Ryerson University, has come under renewed scrutiny after the discovery in Kamloops, B.C., of what are believed to be the remains of 215 Indigenous children at a former residential school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Abbotsford Heritage Society has launched an online catalogue of its collection, including this miniature train car. (PHOTO: Heritage Abbotsford Society 79.34.1B)

Heritage Abbotsford launches online collections catalogue

Information can now be found virtually about artifacts, photos and archival holdings

Abbotsford Heritage Society has launched an online catalogue of its collection, including this miniature train car. (PHOTO: Heritage Abbotsford Society 79.34.1B)
Delta character - and former White Rock resident - Pansy May Stuttard inspects a loaded revolver in the cover photo for Jim Dwight and Gary Cullen’s fascinating biography, Lord don’t want me Devil won’t take me. Contributed photo

West Coast’s ‘Pistol-packin’ Pansy’ lives on in colourful biography

Infamous Delta character ended her days in White Rock and South Surrey

Delta character - and former White Rock resident - Pansy May Stuttard inspects a loaded revolver in the cover photo for Jim Dwight and Gary Cullen’s fascinating biography, Lord don’t want me Devil won’t take me. Contributed photo
Japanese Canadian citizens being transferred into waiting trucks outside Hope Station House. NNMCC L2021-2-1-004. Photographs courtesy of the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre

Fight continues for historic Hope Station House

Ombudsman report and stop work order come alongside district’s move to remove heritage status

Japanese Canadian citizens being transferred into waiting trucks outside Hope Station House. NNMCC L2021-2-1-004. Photographs courtesy of the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre
Passengers aboard Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, 1914. (Library and Archives Canada image)

Abbotsford city staff to work with 4 groups to commemorate Komagata Maru tragedy

Options to be considered for ‘lasting memorial’ to honour victims of 1914 incident

Passengers aboard Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, 1914. (Library and Archives Canada image)
Frank Ludwig in the control room. (Photo submitted)

The Day They Closed The Old Mill Down in song

Former member of Trooper captures the essence of small town struggles and triumphs

Frank Ludwig in the control room. (Photo submitted)