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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

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

A child joins the Uke ‘n Play kickoff event at the Chilliwack Library on Oct. 1, 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Events return, in virtual form, at Fraser Valley Regional Library

People can take part in ukulele jam, bullet journaling, reading groups and more

A child joins the Uke ‘n Play kickoff event at the Chilliwack Library on Oct. 1, 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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.
Ron Restrick lives with mild cognitive impairment, but has worked to stay active and engaged in his community.

Abbotsford residents invited to Alzheimer Society webinar

Session on Wednesday, Jan. 27 looks at dementia and long-term care

Ron Restrick lives with mild cognitive impairment, but has worked to stay active and engaged in his community.
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Message from Mission MLA Pam Alexis
Tips for Wrapping Christmas Presents
Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Pete Ryan, known all over the world for his chainsaw carvings, died on Friday, Jan. 8. He was 70 years old. (Contributed Photo/Dignity Memorial)

Iconic Hope chainsaw carver Pete Ryan has passed away

Ryan is a founding member of Hope’s famous chainsaw carving community

Pete Ryan, known all over the world for his chainsaw carvings, died on Friday, Jan. 8. He was 70 years old. (Contributed Photo/Dignity Memorial)
The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign in Abbotsford/Mission raised $160,000 over the holiday season. (Submitted photo)

Local Salvation Army kettles raise $160K over holiday season

Christmas campaign in Abbotsford/Mission surpasses $150K goal

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign in Abbotsford/Mission raised $160,000 over the holiday season. (Submitted photo)
A video released by Tabor Home in Abbotsford includes staff members holding photos of some of the 25 residents who lost their lives to COVID-19 during an outbreak that began in early November. (Video screengrab)

Tabor Home in Abbotsford releases video in memory of lives lost to COVID-19

Long-term care home pays tribute to 25 residents who died in outbreak

A video released by Tabor Home in Abbotsford includes staff members holding photos of some of the 25 residents who lost their lives to COVID-19 during an outbreak that began in early November. (Video screengrab)
Canadian company Endy recently donated several mattresses to Abbotsford Regional Hospital for the call room for front-line workers. (Submitted photo)

New mattresses donated for front-line workers at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Contribution from Canadian company Endy allows for call-room overhaul

Canadian company Endy recently donated several mattresses to Abbotsford Regional Hospital for the call room for front-line workers. (Submitted photo)
Cora the cat enjoys some Christmas comfort after spending the last four months outdoors, surviving in Promontory while trying to find her lost owners. (Facebook photo)

Cora the Chilliwack cat reunited with family after four months on the loose

Cora’s owners moved to the Interior and had lost all hope of seeing her again

Cora the cat enjoys some Christmas comfort after spending the last four months outdoors, surviving in Promontory while trying to find her lost owners. (Facebook photo)
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Is Christmas wrapping paper recyclable?

District of Mission offers tips on what you can do with old decorations, ribbons and trees

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The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation recently held the It’s a Wonderful Breakfast drive-thru at the White Spot on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Breakfast drive-thru raises $7,500 for Abbotsford ER expansion

It’s a Wonderful Breakfast hosted by Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation recently held the It’s a Wonderful Breakfast drive-thru at the White Spot on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Members of the M2/W2 Association in Abbotsford recently prepared and delivered 75 gift bags to Alouette Correctional Centre for Women. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford organization donates 75 Christmas gift bags to women’s prison

M2/W2 Association donates to Alouette Correctional Centre for Women

Members of the M2/W2 Association in Abbotsford recently prepared and delivered 75 gift bags to Alouette Correctional Centre for Women. (Submitted photo)
Pacho, a 7.5-year-old Shih Tzu, is with his four-year-old bunny brother Efron.

SLIDESHOW: Abbotsford’s 2020 holiday pets

Fur babies are all decked out for the holidays

Pacho, a 7.5-year-old Shih Tzu, is with his four-year-old bunny brother Efron.
Last year’s Realtors Care Blanket Drive collected 192 bags of warm clothing and blankets for the Abbotsford-Mission area. The 2020 version collected only cash donations. (File photo)

Realtors Care campaign raises $50K, including for charities in Abbotsford and Mission

Annual Blanket Drive switches to online fundraiser in 2020 due to pandemic

Last year’s Realtors Care Blanket Drive collected 192 bags of warm clothing and blankets for the Abbotsford-Mission area. The 2020 version collected only cash donations. (File photo)
Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror

Impaired driving survivor implores people to not drink and drive this holiday season

Campbell River man looks back on 37th anniversary of life-changing incident

Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror
Now retired fire Capt. Gary Proznick received a kiss from a dalmatian puppy during a public education event earlier this year. It seemed a fitting goodbye for the retiring firefighter, the dalmatian being the iconic firehouse dog. He's featured in this year’s firefighter fundraising calendar. (Natalie Amoore/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Firefighter calendar boasts super cute factor

Langley Township fire crew return with a popular, and ideal last-minute gift idea

Now retired fire Capt. Gary Proznick received a kiss from a dalmatian puppy during a public education event earlier this year. It seemed a fitting goodbye for the retiring firefighter, the dalmatian being the iconic firehouse dog. He's featured in this year’s firefighter fundraising calendar. (Natalie Amoore/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Johan Dekker shocked not just his girlfriend, Mallie Moore, when he proposed atop Mount Woodside, but also photographer Emily Peter who happened to be in the right place at the right time on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (Emily Peter Photography)

Surprise mountaintop proposal shocks Abbotsford woman and Chilliwack photographer

‘It was just meant to be that I was on that mountain that morning,’ said photographer Emily Peter

Johan Dekker shocked not just his girlfriend, Mallie Moore, when he proposed atop Mount Woodside, but also photographer Emily Peter who happened to be in the right place at the right time on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (Emily Peter Photography)
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Mission volunteer presented with Sovereign’s Medal

Eleanor Lobb has been volunteering her time for almost 60 years

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