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Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)

Neighbourhood block party helps B.C. residents heal after trauma of bank shootout

ER nurse who cared for 2 wounded officers, is married to ERT member, organized event

 

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

 

The Strathcona Mounted Troop will bring their 25-member troop and their horses to the Abbotsford Agrifair.

Happy Birthday to Canada’s best little fair!

Abbotsford Agrifair celebrates July 29 to 31

  • Jul 18, 2022

 

The 39th annual Berry Fest takes place in historic downtown Abbotsford on Saturday, July 16 from noon to 8 p.m. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Berry Fest returns with tribute bands, food trucks and more

Event takes place Saturday, July 16 in streets of historic downtown

The 39th annual Berry Fest takes place in historic downtown Abbotsford on Saturday, July 16 from noon to 8 p.m. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Project AIM takes the shame out of menstruation, incontinence with deliveries across Lower Mainland

‘These products should be free, and until they are, we will be providing them’ says co-founder

Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Roadside Attraction in a Vancouver-based Tragically Hip tribute band. (Roadside Attraction photo)

Tribute bands, dhol drummers, zipline set to entertain at Abbotsford’s Berry Fest

Fab Fourever, Roadside Attraction, Feelin’ Alright to hit outdoor stage on July 16

Roadside Attraction in a Vancouver-based Tragically Hip tribute band. (Roadside Attraction photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)

Early plans revealed for Rambo 40th anniversary celebration in Hope

This year marks four decades for Sylvester Stallone’s locally-filmed hit 1980s action movie

The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)
Fraser Valley Regional District delivers the Alertable app to residents and visitors.

Free new app helps Fraser Valley residents + visitors stay aware and plan ahead

Fraser Valley Regional District encourages people to sign up to stay informed

  • Jun 6, 2022
Fraser Valley Regional District delivers the Alertable app to residents and visitors.
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.
The Golden Tree Farmworker’s Monument is located at 32320 George Ferguson Way, on the north side of the Clearbrook Library. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News)

My City Minute: Hope blooms eternal at Golden Tree monument in Abbotsford

Tribute to three women killed in 2007 crash also a reminder to respect farm workers

The Golden Tree Farmworker’s Monument is located at 32320 George Ferguson Way, on the north side of the Clearbrook Library. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News)
Hospital stretchers are just one of the many needs that the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation has provided for local hospitals over the past years thanks to successful fundraisers in the region. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Health Care foundation raises almost $18K with online auction and raffles

Gala event had to be cancelled due to COVID but that didn’t stop them from rallying for health care

Hospital stretchers are just one of the many needs that the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation has provided for local hospitals over the past years thanks to successful fundraisers in the region. (Submitted)
(Metro Creative image)

Weekly sessions on sustainability offered by UFV in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and online

March for Sustainability series aims to educate and engage with weekly sessions

(Metro Creative image)
Ace, age six, is an Abbotsford boy who now has an adaptive to help him and his mom get around. (Submitted photo)

Two Abbotsford kids to be featured on Variety Show of Hearts Telethon

Ace and Tayla both have had help from the Variety Kids Children’s Charity

Ace, age six, is an Abbotsford boy who now has an adaptive to help him and his mom get around. (Submitted photo)
Vashti Harrison’s books Little Leaders and Little Legends are among a long list of suggested reads for Black History Month, curated by staff at the Fraser Valley Regional Library.

Fraser Valley Regional Library shares their top selections for Black History Month

Library staff recommendations for audio books, films, biographies and more

Vashti Harrison’s books Little Leaders and Little Legends are among a long list of suggested reads for Black History Month, curated by staff at the Fraser Valley Regional Library.
UFV is working with artificial intelligence robots that can help combat isolation and loneliness, thanks to funding from the TD Bank Group. (UFV photo)

Robots and AI being used to help combat COVID-19 loneliness at UFV

Findings will be shared with government, industry, and community partners to enhance wellness

UFV is working with artificial intelligence robots that can help combat isolation and loneliness, thanks to funding from the TD Bank Group. (UFV photo)
Actor and singer, Marilyn Monroe, performs at a Democratic Party fundraising dinner and birthday salute to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on May 19, 1962. (Cecil Stoughton/ White House Photographs, courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)

Abbotsford woman describes New York the night Marilyn sang to JFK

Infamous pop cultural event took place 60 years ago, months before Marilyn died

Actor and singer, Marilyn Monroe, performs at a Democratic Party fundraising dinner and birthday salute to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on May 19, 1962. (Cecil Stoughton/ White House Photographs, courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)
Sabastien Onyemaobi of Mission, earned the Youth Champion of Diversity award in 2020 (pre-pandemic image). Nominations for awards are being accepted until Jan. 7. (Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Award image)

Nominations open for Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

An in-person event is planned for March 2022 to celebrate winners and nominees

Sabastien Onyemaobi of Mission, earned the Youth Champion of Diversity award in 2020 (pre-pandemic image). Nominations for awards are being accepted until Jan. 7. (Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Award image)
A video showing an Abbotsford police officer getting a push down a hill from a giggling child has had more than 11,000 views in less than a day. (Screenshot/ Abbotsford Police Department)

VIDEO: Abbotsford police officer hits the toboggan hill with the kids

As community deals with snow and cold, kids and officers still finding ways to have fun

A video showing an Abbotsford police officer getting a push down a hill from a giggling child has had more than 11,000 views in less than a day. (Screenshot/ Abbotsford Police Department)