Abbotsford News Staff

Dr. Carin Bondar moderates a panel for an online event being hosted by UFV on March 8 for International Women’s Day. (Submitted photo)

UFV presents International Women’s Day event with Choose to Challenge theme

Online panel on Monday, March 8 discuss how they handle life’s challenges

Dr. Carin Bondar moderates a panel for an online event being hosted by UFV on March 8 for International Women’s Day. (Submitted photo)
The Bug Girl, written by seven-year-old Sophia Spencer, is being given to 500 B.C. classrooms as part of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month. (Submitted photos)

Reading challenges part of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month

Abbotsford-based BC Agriculture in the Classroom participates in 10th annual event

The Bug Girl, written by seven-year-old Sophia Spencer, is being given to 500 B.C. classrooms as part of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month. (Submitted photos)
Boxes of blueberries are being sold in Abbotsford as a fundraiser for four local Rotary Clubs.

Four local Rotary Clubs hold Blueberry Blitz in Abbotsford

Boxes of blueberries available for pre-order, with funds supporing local projects

Boxes of blueberries are being sold in Abbotsford as a fundraiser for four local Rotary Clubs.
The University of the Fraser Valley Peace and Reconciliation Centre

UFV students hold online forum on peace and reconciliation

Two online sessions on Feb. 25 include student research

The University of the Fraser Valley Peace and Reconciliation Centre
A tandem dump truck was involved in a collision with a semi in the eastbound lanes of Highway 1 just past the Peardonville Road overpass in Abbotsford on Tuesday morning (Feb. 23). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Major delays on Highway 1 eastbound in Abbotsford after trucks collide

Semi and dump truck crash in eastbound lanes just past Peardonville Road

A tandem dump truck was involved in a collision with a semi in the eastbound lanes of Highway 1 just past the Peardonville Road overpass in Abbotsford on Tuesday morning (Feb. 23). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford teacher Nerlap Sidhu is the 2021 recipient of the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award from University of the Fraser Valley. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford teacher receives UFV community service award

Nerlap Sidhu honoured for work on Equity Backpack Project and more

Abbotsford teacher Nerlap Sidhu is the 2021 recipient of the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award from University of the Fraser Valley. (Submitted photo)
Slay the Mic CEO Jam Gamble is the keynote speaker at the virtual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on March 10.

Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards go virtual for 2021

Slay the Mic CEO Jam Gamble is keynote speaker for event on March 10

Slay the Mic CEO Jam Gamble is the keynote speaker at the virtual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on March 10.
The Abbotsford Police Department has released its list of its 10 most-wanted individuals.

Abbotsford Police release list of 10 most-wanted offenders

Individuals wanted for auto theft, assault, break-and-enter and more

The Abbotsford Police Department has released its list of its 10 most-wanted individuals.
DJ Rossco is among the curators of the TURN IT UP playlists that will be available through The Reach Gallery Museum in celebration of Black History Month.

The Reach celebrates Black History throughout the month and beyond

Abbotsford gallery-museum features several activities, including virtual events

DJ Rossco is among the curators of the TURN IT UP playlists that will be available through The Reach Gallery Museum in celebration of Black History Month.
Image by Markus Spiske from Pixabay

Online exhibit showcases work of Abbotsford Photo Arts Club

Show runs Feb. 6 to 27 on Abbotsford Arts Council website

Image by Markus Spiske from Pixabay
Retired police service dog Fritz, relaxing in one of his favourite places, the dock at Cultus Lake. Fritz was one of the first to benefit from the retired K9 program. Fritz has since since passed away. (Photo courtesy of APF)

Abbotsford Police Foundation thanks donors for support of K9 retirement program

Owners receive $1,500 for post-career expenses of retired dogs

Retired police service dog Fritz, relaxing in one of his favourite places, the dock at Cultus Lake. Fritz was one of the first to benefit from the retired K9 program. Fritz has since since passed away. (Photo courtesy of APF)
Adam Yenser is among the comedians performing during the Saving Our Jobs Virtual Comedy Festival on Feb. 14 on the Abbotsford Centre website.

Abbotsford Centre holds virtual comedy festival on Valentine’s Day

Professional comics from across Canada and U.S. participate

Adam Yenser is among the comedians performing during the Saving Our Jobs Virtual Comedy Festival on Feb. 14 on the Abbotsford Centre website.
Vince Black is among the performers in the online Winter Jam from Feb. 5 to 12. The series was filmed in various locations across Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Online Winter Jam highlights performers around Abbotsford

Musical series presented Feb. 5-12 by arts council and Jam in Jubilee

Vince Black is among the performers in the online Winter Jam from Feb. 5 to 12. The series was filmed in various locations across Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Dr. Martha Dow of University of the Fraser Valley will speak at a virtual talk on Feb. 2 as part of the ScienceTalks Abbotsford series. (Submitted photo)

ScienceTalks Abbotsford holds online sessions about recent research

Series of monthly talks features UFV researchers and scientists

Dr. Martha Dow of University of the Fraser Valley will speak at a virtual talk on Feb. 2 as part of the ScienceTalks Abbotsford series. (Submitted photo)
Dr. Lloyd Arnett leads an online workshop on play-writing through Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford starting Feb. 2. (Submitted photo)

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford holds online play-writing workshop

Six-week session starts Feb. 2, covering theory and practical sides

Dr. Lloyd Arnett leads an online workshop on play-writing through Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford starting Feb. 2. (Submitted photo)
The CBC TV show Dragons’ Den is now accepting applications for virtual auditions. (CBC TV photo)

Applications open for Dragons’ Den virtual auditions

Hit CBC TV show previously held in-person auditions for 11 years in Abbotsford

The CBC TV show Dragons’ Den is now accepting applications for virtual auditions. (CBC TV photo)
A free online series on advance care planning is being hosted by two Abbotsford organizations on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 and 10. (Photo by Jess Bailey on Unsplash)

Online workshop series addresses ‘advance care planning’

Three sessions hosted by Abbotsford Hospice Society and Association for Healthy Aging

A free online series on advance care planning is being hosted by two Abbotsford organizations on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 and 10. (Photo by Jess Bailey on Unsplash)
Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA holds a webinar on Jan. 26 titled Staying Safe Online.

‘Staying Safe Online’ is subject of Fraser Valley webinar

Session on Tuesday, Jan. 26 is hosted by non-profit Circles of Support and Accountability

Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA holds a webinar on Jan. 26 titled Staying Safe Online.
Keith Carlson, chair and director of the Peace and Reconciliation Centre at Univeristy of the Fraser Valley.

UFV hosts online session about interpersonal violence

Peace and Reconciliation Centre in Abbotsford holds discussion on Thursday, Jan. 21

Keith Carlson, chair and director of the Peace and Reconciliation Centre at Univeristy of the Fraser Valley.
Singletree Winery in Abbotsford has opened two domes where customers can enjoy wine tastings and local goodies. (Photo by Megan Ashley Creative)

Abbotsford winery first in Fraser Valley to open wine-tasting domes

Singletree Winery offers two themed transparent enclosures

Singletree Winery in Abbotsford has opened two domes where customers can enjoy wine tastings and local goodies. (Photo by Megan Ashley Creative)