Abbotsford News Staff

Melanie Mark (left), Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis (right) toured The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford on Tuesday, July 27. (Submitted photo)

Culture minister and Abbotsford-Mission MLA tour The Reach Gallery

Melanie Mark and Pam Alexis visit Abbotsford facility to celebrate funding

Melanie Mark (left), Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis (right) toured The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford on Tuesday, July 27. (Submitted photo)
The Sikh Motorcycle Club of BC is participating in a national ride on July 31 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. (Facebook photo)

Sikh Motorcycle Club holds ride to commemorate 100 years of insulin

B.C. event on July 31 travels from Abbotsford to Surrey as part of national ride

The Sikh Motorcycle Club of BC is participating in a national ride on July 31 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. (Facebook photo)
An accident has closed Maclure road. (Kevin MacDonald/photo)
An accident has closed Maclure road. (Kevin MacDonald/photo)
Sumas Mountain Inter-regional Park. Kelvin Gawley/Abbotsford News

Sumas Mountain Regional Park closed today due to dry conditions

Tinder dry conditions close park, includes Sumas Peak, Chadsey Lake and the Abby Grind

Sumas Mountain Inter-regional Park. Kelvin Gawley/Abbotsford News
The Central Heights church in Abbotsford was the target of a suspected arsonist on Wednesday night. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Police looking for arson suspect who targeted church

Suspect caught on CCTV and police looking for more video evidence from public

The Central Heights church in Abbotsford was the target of a suspected arsonist on Wednesday night. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Fraser Valley Bandits No. 5 Gentrey Thomas drives to the basket in front of a crowd of over 1,500 at Abbotsford Centre on Wednesday evening (July 14). The Bandits went on to win 92-71 over the Guelph Nighthawks. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits take down Guelph Nighthawks 92-71

First pro sports team in B.C. to host fans since start of pandemic

Fraser Valley Bandits No. 5 Gentrey Thomas drives to the basket in front of a crowd of over 1,500 at Abbotsford Centre on Wednesday evening (July 14). The Bandits went on to win 92-71 over the Guelph Nighthawks. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
University of the Fraser Valley’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre

UFV talk looks at Indigenous place names and hiking in Fraser Valley

Online event takes place Tuesday, July 13 with three speakers

University of the Fraser Valley’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre
Google Maps screenshot taken at 4:28 p.m.

Westbound crash on Highway 1 in Abbotsford, traffic down to 1 lane

Crash occurred around 4:15 p.m., before McCallum Road

Google Maps screenshot taken at 4:28 p.m.
Sumas First Nation has launched its second Conservation, Guardianship and Harvest Plan, which includes rebuilding the salmon population at Cultus Lake. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sumas First Nation in Abbotsford launches 2nd conservation and harvest plan

Intent is to rebuild salmon populations and enhance Indigenous fisheries management

Sumas First Nation has launched its second Conservation, Guardianship and Harvest Plan, which includes rebuilding the salmon population at Cultus Lake. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dr. Keith Carlson, director of Peace and Reconciliation Centre, will be the MC and moderator for the June 23 webinar Islamophobia: Seeking Solutions for Hate. (Submitted photo)

Seminar presented on Islamophobia: Seeking Solutions for Hate

UFV webinar on June 23 features speakers who will draw on lived experience

Dr. Keith Carlson, director of Peace and Reconciliation Centre, will be the MC and moderator for the June 23 webinar Islamophobia: Seeking Solutions for Hate. (Submitted photo)
Satwinder Bains of Abbotsford is the recipient of the 2021 aculty Service Excellence Award from University of the Fraser Valley. (UFV photo)

Satwinder Bains receives UFV Faculty Service Excellence Award

Bains has guided South Asian Studies Institute as director since 2006

Satwinder Bains of Abbotsford is the recipient of the 2021 aculty Service Excellence Award from University of the Fraser Valley. (UFV photo)
A memorial with 215 orange ribbons has been created at Matqui Community Hall in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Heart-shaped memorial for residential school victims set up at Abbotsford hall

215 ribbons at Matsqui Community Hall honour deceased children in Kamloops

A memorial with 215 orange ribbons has been created at Matqui Community Hall in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
The University of the Fraser Valley Peace and Reconciliation Centre

UFV virtual talk looks at 18th-century kidnapping of Coast Salish children

Professor discusses period when Spanish officials took Indigenous kids from their homes

The University of the Fraser Valley Peace and Reconciliation Centre
Sevenoaks Shopping Centre has added a beehive to its rooftop. (PHOTO: Sevenoaks Shopping Centre)

Sevenoaks Shopping Centre in Abbotsford adds rooftop beehive

Project also includes ‘bee display’ at centre court until July 15

Sevenoaks Shopping Centre has added a beehive to its rooftop. (PHOTO: Sevenoaks Shopping Centre)
Vehicles line up for the Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival at the Chilliwack Coliseum parking lot on March 27. The touring event comes to Abbotsford this weekend, May 15 and 16. (Photo: Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)

Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival takes place in Abbotsford

Event runs May 15 and 16 at Tradex, featuring 12 trucks each day

Vehicles line up for the Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival at the Chilliwack Coliseum parking lot on March 27. The touring event comes to Abbotsford this weekend, May 15 and 16. (Photo: Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)
Google Maps screenshot taken at 7:30 a.m.

TRAFFIC: Westbound Highway 1 crash blocking left lane in Langley

Incident at 264th Street slowing morning commuters

Google Maps screenshot taken at 7:30 a.m.
Justice advocate Danielle Strickland is the keynote conference for a virtual conference hosted May 7 and 8 by Abbotsford-based Food for the Hungry Canada.

Abbotsford-based Food for the Hungry holds virtual poverty conference

Flourishing: Uprooting Poverty, Planting Hope takes place May 7 and 8

Justice advocate Danielle Strickland is the keynote conference for a virtual conference hosted May 7 and 8 by Abbotsford-based Food for the Hungry Canada.
The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society normally holds its art shows in person, but its spring show this year is being held online, starting May 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Fraser Valley Watermedia Society presents online show throughout May

Show opens May 1 and features a variety of new paintings by local artists

The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society normally holds its art shows in person, but its spring show this year is being held online, starting May 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Students in the March 2020 Environmental Mind Grind, which was held at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre before COVID-19 restrictions were put into place. This year’s event is being held virtually. (Submitted photo)

Environmental Mind Grind goes virtual for first time

Event open to Abbotsford and Mission students in Grades 6 to 12

Students in the March 2020 Environmental Mind Grind, which was held at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre before COVID-19 restrictions were put into place. This year’s event is being held virtually. (Submitted photo)
B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom is offering free school tours of The Pencil Patch learning garden in Abbotsford in April, May and June.

Agriculture in the Classroom offers free school tours at learning garden

The Pencil Patch in Abbotsford provides 15 outdoor learning stations

B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom is offering free school tours of The Pencil Patch learning garden in Abbotsford in April, May and June.