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A Pacific tree frog takes shelter from the hot sun in a sliding glass door frame on May 10, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press file)

UFV Wildlife Protection Club looking for art to auction off at fundraiser

Funds raised through art sale will benefit the Fraser Valley Conservancy

A Pacific tree frog takes shelter from the hot sun in a sliding glass door frame on May 10, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press file)
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Mother’s Day celebrations at one Abbotsford elementary school takes inclusive approach

Grownups Who Love Us Day invites students to celebrate any adult who takes on important roles

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The Vancouver Traveling Band poses with other participants in the Hope Brigade Days parade in 2018. The band is back in Hope on May 14 for a community celebration. (Photo courtesy vancouver-traveling-band.com)

Bands, free barbecue lined up to celebrate Hope’s resiliency during natural disasters

Organizers hoping those stranded in Hope last November will come back to enjoy more hospitality

The Vancouver Traveling Band poses with other participants in the Hope Brigade Days parade in 2018. The band is back in Hope on May 14 for a community celebration. (Photo courtesy vancouver-traveling-band.com)
Wall of Bakers, Photo Credit: Katia Taylor / Food Network Canada (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)

Abbotsford woman goes for the dough in upcoming Wall of Bakers episode

Jessica Germaine to be featured on competitive Food Network Canada show May 2

Wall of Bakers, Photo Credit: Katia Taylor / Food Network Canada (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)
Becky Adams has posted a song she wrote about the loss of homes in Lytton on YouTube. She was raised in the small community that was hit by fire on June 30, 2021, and has strong ties to the area still. (YouTube/Becky Adams)

VIDEO: Lytton-raised woman writes song for those who lost their town to devastating fire

Hole in My Heart written and performed by Becky Adams, who has strong connections to Lytton

Becky Adams has posted a song she wrote about the loss of homes in Lytton on YouTube. She was raised in the small community that was hit by fire on June 30, 2021, and has strong ties to the area still. (YouTube/Becky Adams)
Jay Hoots examines a rotting board in the Hope Bike Park alongside fellow trail builder Rick Boles on April 25. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Trail builders back in Hope for spring cleanup at bike park

Hoots Inc. spent the week cleaning trails, rebuilding moguls and testing runs

Jay Hoots examines a rotting board in the Hope Bike Park alongside fellow trail builder Rick Boles on April 25. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Christy Ridout, vice president of business development at BC Transit, shows off the new NextRide interface, tracking the bus she’s on. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press)

NextRide launched in central Fraser Valley and Chilliwack transit systems

Transit users can now track buses from their cell phones, computers

Christy Ridout, vice president of business development at BC Transit, shows off the new NextRide interface, tracking the bus she’s on. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press)
A young Ukrainian child watches as helpers with Hope for the Nation in Romania hand out grocery cards to families who fled the war in Ukraine. (Facebook/ Hope for the Nation)

Abbotsford couple back in Romania to help Ukrainian refugees after ‘miracle’ recovery

‘If you don’t push yourself to help others during a war, when will you push yourself?’

A young Ukrainian child watches as helpers with Hope for the Nation in Romania hand out grocery cards to families who fled the war in Ukraine. (Facebook/ Hope for the Nation)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is coordinating a request from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for baby onesies. (Facebook/ FVHCF)

Neonatal unit in Abbotsford needs some new button-up baby onesies

Request and donations being coordinated by Fraser Valley Regional Health Care Foundation

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is coordinating a request from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for baby onesies. (Facebook/ FVHCF)
Alim Feasal Hasan, who was reported missing to Burnaby RCMP 32 years ago, on April 12, 1990. Burnaby RCMP Missing Persons Unit is appealing to the public for new information, including past witnesses of potential sightings. (Burnaby RCMP issued photo)

VIDEO: RCMP ‘haven’t lost hope’ in 1990 missing person case, think Hope could hold answers

Police hope a new appeal may help jog someone’s memory and lead to a break in the case

Alim Feasal Hasan, who was reported missing to Burnaby RCMP 32 years ago, on April 12, 1990. Burnaby RCMP Missing Persons Unit is appealing to the public for new information, including past witnesses of potential sightings. (Burnaby RCMP issued photo)
Some forested areas will be sprayed with the herbicide glyphosate over the next five years, sparking concern among many groups, including Indigenous harvesters. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press file)

Indigenous harvesters concerned with plan to spray glyphosate on forests near Chilliwack and Hope

‘It’s a part of us and I was taught this from a little girl’ says Chilliwack Indigenous harvester

Some forested areas will be sprayed with the herbicide glyphosate over the next five years, sparking concern among many groups, including Indigenous harvesters. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press file)
Aaron Pritchett will play the Summerfest Country Music Festival in Abbotsford on June 11, as part of this year’s West Coast Women’s Show. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Aaron Pritchett hits main stage at new Abbotsford country music festival, women’s show

West Coast Women’s Show in Abbotsford hitches wagon to three-day country music festival

Aaron Pritchett will play the Summerfest Country Music Festival in Abbotsford on June 11, as part of this year’s West Coast Women’s Show. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
The floodwaters that swept over Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie, starting on Nov. 14, destroyed Ripples Winery on Tolmie Road along with houses and barns on the property. (Photos by Caroline Mostertman)

Abbotsford city staff to outline options for flood mitigation

City looking for input on plans that could cost up to $3 billion

The floodwaters that swept over Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie, starting on Nov. 14, destroyed Ripples Winery on Tolmie Road along with houses and barns on the property. (Photos by Caroline Mostertman)
Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis, Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun and B.C. Housing Minister David Eby toured some of the city’s homeless camps on Friday, April 1 and discussed supportive housing. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C.’s housing minister tours Abbotsford homeless camps, talks housing with mayor and MLA

David Eby visits Fraser Valley to hear about supportive housing projects

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis, Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun and B.C. Housing Minister David Eby toured some of the city’s homeless camps on Friday, April 1 and discussed supportive housing. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

UPDATE: Abbotsford stabbing victim is a 37-year-old man, police confirm

Abbotsford Police says Major Crime Unit is taking over file, and suspect is in custody

(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A house was destroyed by fire in Silver Creek in Hope this week. (Hope Fire Department photo)

Busy 18 hours for Hope firefighters includes house fire in Silver Creek

Fire chief says no injuries reported but house was destroyed in early morning fire Wednesday

A house was destroyed by fire in Silver Creek in Hope this week. (Hope Fire Department photo)
A map of the area considered in the current Pest Management Plan. (BC Timber Sales)

Glyphosate use in forests could endanger Indigenous plant species, Abbotsford doctor says

Pest management plan for BC Timber Sales covers forests from Hope to Squamish

A map of the area considered in the current Pest Management Plan. (BC Timber Sales)
Students at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV)

Chilliwack ranks 11th on list of university towns across Canada

Company looked at affordability, job opportunities and the cost a beer in a pub in 94 cities

Students at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV)
A wayward goat at Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts. (Facebook photo)

Wayward goat enjoying Abbotsford family’s hospitality until owner is located

Goatee was found at an Abbotsford school on March 24 and is now at his own ‘Air BnB’

A wayward goat at Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts. (Facebook photo)
A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)

Street racing in Abbotsford leads to rollover crash and charges for ‘N’ driver

Abbotsford Police issue warning to others with images of destroyed Mustang

A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)
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