Abbotsford News Staff

This home at 34314 Woodbine Crescent in Abbotsford was all lit up for the holidays in 2021.

Let us know about your Christmas light displays

2022 holiday list to be shared online and in print

This home at 34314 Woodbine Crescent in Abbotsford was all lit up for the holidays in 2021.
The annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards will be presented in March in Abbotsford. Nominations are now being accepted. (Urban Fig Photography)

Nominations open for 2023 Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Recipients from Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley to be honoured in March

The annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards will be presented in March in Abbotsford. Nominations are now being accepted. (Urban Fig Photography)
The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund is continuing to help flood-impacted farmers and others with their recovery efforts. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund raises $4.4 million

Donations help farmers, businesses and organizations in recovery work

The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund is continuing to help flood-impacted farmers and others with their recovery efforts. (Submitted photo)
University of the Fraser Valley held its Town & Gown event on Nov. 10 at its Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)

UFV’s Town and Gown event in Abbotsford raises $210K for scholarships

University of the Fraser Valley more than doubles its goal at gala on Nov. 10

University of the Fraser Valley held its Town & Gown event on Nov. 10 at its Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)
Authors Jordan Abel (left), Marsha Lederman and Harrison Mooney are the keynote speakers at the Fraser Valley Literary Festival in Abbotsford on Nov. 3 and 4. (Photo credits from left: Sweetmoon Photography, Ben Nelms and Jeff Vinnick)

Literary Festival returns to UFV with 11 authors on the schedule

Keynote program features Jordan Abel, Marsha Lederman and Harrison Mooney

Authors Jordan Abel (left), Marsha Lederman and Harrison Mooney are the keynote speakers at the Fraser Valley Literary Festival in Abbotsford on Nov. 3 and 4. (Photo credits from left: Sweetmoon Photography, Ben Nelms and Jeff Vinnick)
UFV’s Nicolas Burret battles for the ball during Canada West playoff action in Calgary on Saturday (Oct. 29). (UFV Cascades photo)

UFV Cascades men’s soccer teams falls in extra time to Mount Royal Cougars

Cascades lose in Canada West quarterfinals in Calgary on Saturday

UFV’s Nicolas Burret battles for the ball during Canada West playoff action in Calgary on Saturday (Oct. 29). (UFV Cascades photo)
The UFV Flood Stories project invites art, writing and spoken submissions about the impact of last year’s floods. The photo shows the area of Marion and Campbell roads on Sumas Prairie in east Abbotsford on Nov. 22, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Art and writing invited as part of UFV Flood Stories project

Submissions accepted until Nov. 4 for Expressive Arts Contest

The UFV Flood Stories project invites art, writing and spoken submissions about the impact of last year’s floods. The photo shows the area of Marion and Campbell roads on Sumas Prairie in east Abbotsford on Nov. 22, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A group of 34 teachers were awarded for excellence in education recently at the Government House in Victoria, including two educators from Abbotsford. (Province of B.C. image)

Premier’s ‘excellence in education’ awards given to two Abbotsford educators

Excellence in education awards given to teacher and principal at Eugene Reimer middle

A group of 34 teachers were awarded for excellence in education recently at the Government House in Victoria, including two educators from Abbotsford. (Province of B.C. image)
Drought conditions mean residents in Abbotsford and Mission should be conserving water as much as possible. Here, a city worker cleans up garden beds at civic plaza outside city hall, Oct. 17. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford and Mission residents asked to reduce water usage as drought continues

Norrish Creek watershed is the driest it’s been in recorded history, says city

Drought conditions mean residents in Abbotsford and Mission should be conserving water as much as possible. Here, a city worker cleans up garden beds at civic plaza outside city hall, Oct. 17. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
There is an open house at UFV in Abbotsford on Oct. 22. (UFV photo)

UFV in Abbotsford hosts its first campus-wide open house

All departments and programs on display at informative, fun day planned on campus

There is an open house at UFV in Abbotsford on Oct. 22. (UFV photo)
The documentary Rails, Jails and Trolleys will be screened in Abbotsford on Saturday, Oct. 1. (Screenshot from film)

Documentary about India farmers’ protest to be screened at UFV in Abbotsford

Rails, Jails and Trolleys shown Saturday, Oct. 1 at University of the Fraser Valley

The documentary Rails, Jails and Trolleys will be screened in Abbotsford on Saturday, Oct. 1. (Screenshot from film)
Laura-Dawn Wilkin and Kyla Darby sign the agreement on behalf of Xyólheméylh, and Rod Santiago and Maria Cargnelli sign on behalf of Archway. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley Aboriginal Child and Family Services signs agreement with Archway in Abbotsford

Partnership will improve delivery of programs and services to Indigenous kids and families

Laura-Dawn Wilkin and Kyla Darby sign the agreement on behalf of Xyólheméylh, and Rod Santiago and Maria Cargnelli sign on behalf of Archway. (Submitted photo)
Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)

Visits suspended at Abbotsford prison while search is conducted

Lockdown put in place Friday at Matsqui Institution

Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)
Andrew Biggar and the UFV Cascades golf team defeated the UBCO Heat in match play on Sept. 18 and 19. (Jordie Arthur photo)

UFV Cascades earn match play win over UBCO Heat

Cascades next compete at Canada West Golf Championships on Oct. 3 and 4

Andrew Biggar and the UFV Cascades golf team defeated the UBCO Heat in match play on Sept. 18 and 19. (Jordie Arthur photo)
Traditional Mennonite treats were a mainstay at the MCC Festival for World Relief at the Tradex in Abbotsford this weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Charitable Mennonite festival makes successful return to Abbotsford’s Tradex post-COVID

More than $600,000 raised to help feed refugees around the world, more on its way

Traditional Mennonite treats were a mainstay at the MCC Festival for World Relief at the Tradex in Abbotsford this weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Constance Hourie is the new regional deputy commissioner for the Pacific region of the Correctional Service of Canada. (CSC photo)

Change of command for Pacific region of Correctional Service of Canada

Constance Hourie named regional deputy commissioner at ceremony on Sept. 7

Constance Hourie is the new regional deputy commissioner for the Pacific region of the Correctional Service of Canada. (CSC photo)
Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year’s event takes place Sept. 16 and 17 at Tradex. (Abbotsford News file photo)

MCC Festival for World relief returns to Abbotsford

Event on Sept. 16 and 17 at Tradex features food, shopping and more

Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year’s event takes place Sept. 16 and 17 at Tradex. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Limited-edition orange shirts designed will be sold at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford starting Tuesday, Sept. 20. (Submitted photo)

The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford sells T-shirts to support residential school survivors

Sales start Sept. 20 to support work that includes investigation at St. Mary’s in Mission

Limited-edition orange shirts designed will be sold at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford starting Tuesday, Sept. 20. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor tees off at the 2022 Nick Taylor Charity Pro Am at Cultus Lake Golf Club. (@VancouverGolf photo)

Abbotsford’s James Lepp wins 2022 Nick Taylor Charity Pro-Am

Ledgeview product takes home top prize at annual tournament

Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor tees off at the 2022 Nick Taylor Charity Pro Am at Cultus Lake Golf Club. (@VancouverGolf photo)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds its annual Grand Gala – this year with a Casino Royale theme – on Nov. 18 at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel. (Pixabay photo)

Health Care Foundation holds Grand Gala with Casino Royale theme

Event on Nov. 18 benefits hospitals in eastern Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds its annual Grand Gala – this year with a Casino Royale theme – on Nov. 18 at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel. (Pixabay photo)