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Boardwalk Cafe and Games in Abbotsford is once again hosting a week-long day camp for kids to learn and enjoy Dungeons & Dragons. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford board game cafe once again offering Dungeons & Dragons spring break camp

Week-long camp will teach kids all there is to know about popular role-playing games

A life-sized cutout of Dolly Parton at the top of the Jinkerson stairs in Chilliwack, in June 2020. The Kent-Harrison Foundation granted the local Imagination Library $1,100 toward their cause – just in time for Dolly’s 77th birthday. (File Photo)

Kent-Harrison Foundation gives back to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

A $1,100 grant went to help ship more books across Fraser Valley

A dog was found abandoned on the side of the road in Mission protecting two kittens last week. Superman and Lois actor Alex Garfin shared a GoFundMe for the dog, organized by the show’s costume designer. /Web Photo

Superman’s son shares fundraiser for dog abandoned in Mission

Superman and Lois actor Alex Garfin shared a fundraiser on Instagram for dog in need of medical help

Joe Sommer has completed 190 jigsaw puzzles, all of which are on display in the basement of his Chilliwack home. Seen here are about half of the puzzles. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack man, 89, has nearly 200 completed jigsaw puzzles on display in basement

All given to him as gifts, Joe Sommer has spent 57 years doing puzzles which have now filled basement

Joe Sommer has completed 190 jigsaw puzzles, all of which are on display in the basement of his Chilliwack home. Seen here are about half of the puzzles. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
(Daryl Easton)

Community Camera: January 20, 2023

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(Daryl Easton)
Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Expect large crowds, road closure near Penticton’s outdoor rink for BCHL all-star games

Martin Street partially closed Saturday while alumni, skills and all star games take place

Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Prince Harry’s book, Spare, has been attracting plenty of attention

Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
(Larry Kimber)

Community Camera: January 13, 2023

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(Larry Kimber)
Members of the Crystal Gala Foundation, which fundraises to improve access to breast cancer screening in the Fraser Valley. (Submitted)

Crystal Gala Foundation makes donations to improve breast cancer screening in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Funds from October’s gala event given to Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation for equipment

Members of the Crystal Gala Foundation, which fundraises to improve access to breast cancer screening in the Fraser Valley. (Submitted)
This year’s Pacific Agriculture Show will be held Jan. 26 to 28 at Tradex in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
This year’s Pacific Agriculture Show will be held Jan. 26 to 28 at Tradex in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Karena Conrad from Metric Civil, Brad Driscoll principal of FG Leary Fine Arts Elementary, and Justin Mallard from Murray Honda with ‘We Got Your Back’ supplies for kids in need. (We Got Your Back)

VIDEO: Newly minted partnership built on ‘common passion’ to help Chilliwack kids in need

Murray Honda Chilliwack has cemented its partnership with Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society

Karena Conrad from Metric Civil, Brad Driscoll principal of FG Leary Fine Arts Elementary, and Justin Mallard from Murray Honda with ‘We Got Your Back’ supplies for kids in need. (We Got Your Back)
About a dozen Harrison firefighters push the brand-new engine into the bay during a push-in ceremony held Friday, Jan. 6 (Adam Louis/Observer)
About a dozen Harrison firefighters push the brand-new engine into the bay during a push-in ceremony held Friday, Jan. 6 (Adam Louis/Observer)
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Muddy Waters Café (328 Esplanade Avenue) was the winner of the commercial category of the Harrison Hot Springs Holiday Lighting Contest. (Photo/Muddy Waters Café)

Harrison Hot Springs lighting contest winners announced

The Village of Harrison Hot Springs has announced the winners of the…

Muddy Waters Café (328 Esplanade Avenue) was the winner of the commercial category of the Harrison Hot Springs Holiday Lighting Contest. (Photo/Muddy Waters Café)
Kent-Harrison Seach and Rescue volunteers received a $4,000 donation from the Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club. The money was used to purchase new, needed equipment. (Photo/KHSAR)
Kent-Harrison Seach and Rescue volunteers received a $4,000 donation from the Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club. The money was used to purchase new, needed equipment. (Photo/KHSAR)
Chilliwack’s Taylor Ogston, seen here with wife Karen Stewart, was diagnosed three and a half years ago with mild cognitive impairment. Through the Alzheimer Society of B.C., he is sharing his story of living with dementia. (Submitted)

‘I’m embracing it’: Fraser Valley man shares story during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Taylor Ogston is 1 of 5 people living with dementia featured on Alzheimer Society of B.C. website

Chilliwack’s Taylor Ogston, seen here with wife Karen Stewart, was diagnosed three and a half years ago with mild cognitive impairment. Through the Alzheimer Society of B.C., he is sharing his story of living with dementia. (Submitted)
(Laura Tunbridge)

Community Camera: January 6, 2023

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(Laura Tunbridge)
Whether intentional or not, the face of Harrison’s sitting Sasquatch is permanently blurred on Google StreetView. (Screenshot/Google StreetView)
Whether intentional or not, the face of Harrison’s sitting Sasquatch is permanently blurred on Google StreetView. (Screenshot/Google StreetView)
The Harrison Hot Springs Fire Department has rescheduled their push-in ceremony to welcome this brand new fire engine to the village. The ceremony will take place at the Fire Hall (555 Hot Springs Road) at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6. (Photo/Harrison Hot Springs Fire Department)

Harrison Hot Springs push-in ceremony back on, set for Friday

Ceremony will welcome brand new fire truck to village

The Harrison Hot Springs Fire Department has rescheduled their push-in ceremony to welcome this brand new fire engine to the village. The ceremony will take place at the Fire Hall (555 Hot Springs Road) at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6. (Photo/Harrison Hot Springs Fire Department)
Harrison Hot Springs firefighters empty their boots and suits of freezing water from Harrison Lake following their polar bear swim on Jan. 1. (Photo/HHSFD)

PHOTOS: Agassiz-Harrison starts New Year fresh with an ice-cold swim

Harrison firefighters, traditional Penguin Plunge swimmers brrrr-ave the cold

Harrison Hot Springs firefighters empty their boots and suits of freezing water from Harrison Lake following their polar bear swim on Jan. 1. (Photo/HHSFD)