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Jamie and Erin O’Neill, who are renting a 107-year-old house at 45837 Knight Rd., are wanting to save it from the wrecking ball and move it when it comes time for the owners of the house to build a new house on the property. They are pictured here outside the home on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack couple wants to save 107-year-old home from demolition, asking for community support

O’Neills have less than year to find new property, raise funds to move Knight Road house

Jamie and Erin O’Neill, who are renting a 107-year-old house at 45837 Knight Rd., are wanting to save it from the wrecking ball and move it when it comes time for the owners of the house to build a new house on the property. They are pictured here outside the home on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Shera Morgan, pictured with her children, is being honoured for her work as a volunteer for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Longtime Alzheimer Society of B.C. volunteer honoured for legacy of support for people living with dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 10, 2021
Shera Morgan, pictured with her children, is being honoured for her work as a volunteer for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Members of the Miami River Streamkeepers Society released 5,000 chum salmon fry into the Miami River on April 28. This is part of an ongoing effort to preserve and support local aquatic wildlife. (Photo/Janne Perrin)

Students and streamkeepers release salmon fry into local waterways

Agassiz Christian students have been raising salmon since January as part of class program

Members of the Miami River Streamkeepers Society released 5,000 chum salmon fry into the Miami River on April 28. This is part of an ongoing effort to preserve and support local aquatic wildlife. (Photo/Janne Perrin)
Chilliwack volunteer drivers are needed to help get cancer patients back and forth to Abbotsford (shown here), Surrey and Vancouver cancer clinics. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Volunteer drivers needed to expand cancer driver program to Chilliwack

Drivers will need to commit to one full day of driving, or two half days each week

Chilliwack volunteer drivers are needed to help get cancer patients back and forth to Abbotsford (shown here), Surrey and Vancouver cancer clinics. (Abbotsford News file photo)
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(Klasina Van Oort)

Community Camera: May 7, 2021

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(Klasina Van Oort)
Shera Morgan, pictured with her children, is being honoured for her work as a volunteer for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Longtime Alzheimer Society of B.C. volunteer honoured for legacy of support for people living with dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 4, 2021
Shera Morgan, pictured with her children, is being honoured for her work as a volunteer for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
In this 2019 photo, The Great Gordini puts on a magic show for an avid audience during the first Storytime in the Park. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Storytime in the Park makes its virtual return in May

Upcoming livestream starts at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5

In this 2019 photo, The Great Gordini puts on a magic show for an avid audience during the first Storytime in the Park. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
(Photo/Laura Tunbridge)

Community Camera: April 30, 2021

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(Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
April Migneault of Maple Ridge, seen here with her running friend Hannah Baerg, has run every day in April (and also increased the distance of each run by one kilometre each day) for a total of 465 kilometres in 30 days. It’s how she chose to raise money for her friend, Dave Corke of Chilliwack, who has leukemia. (Facebook/April Migneault)

Maple Ridge woman runs more kms each day to raise funds for Chilliwack friend with leukemia

April Migneault ran more than 465 kms in 30 days to help raise money for Dave Corke and family

April Migneault of Maple Ridge, seen here with her running friend Hannah Baerg, has run every day in April (and also increased the distance of each run by one kilometre each day) for a total of 465 kilometres in 30 days. It’s how she chose to raise money for her friend, Dave Corke of Chilliwack, who has leukemia. (Facebook/April Migneault)
The Fraser Valley Regional Library is having a virtual ‘Sphero SPRK+ Robot Challenge’ on Wednesday, May 19. (Submitted)

From reading to robots: Here’s a list of upcoming events at the Fraser Valley Regional Library

Virtual events for the month of May include teen games hangout, Star Wars trivia day

The Fraser Valley Regional Library is having a virtual ‘Sphero SPRK+ Robot Challenge’ on Wednesday, May 19. (Submitted)
Justice advocate Danielle Strickland is the keynote conference for a virtual conference hosted May 7 and 8 by Abbotsford-based Food for the Hungry Canada.

Abbotsford-based Food for the Hungry holds virtual poverty conference

Flourishing: Uprooting Poverty, Planting Hope takes place May 7 and 8

Justice advocate Danielle Strickland is the keynote conference for a virtual conference hosted May 7 and 8 by Abbotsford-based Food for the Hungry Canada.
Members of the Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club deliver a $5,000 cheque to the Braun family to help build an elevator for young Atticus, age 3. The Brauns received an additional $5,000 from the community in a fundraiser the week before, edging them ever closer to the goal. (Photo/Darcy Striker)

Agassiz family ‘blown away’ by nearly $12,000 in donations for wheelchair elevator

The community organized a nearly $7,000 fundraiser, Lions Club delivered donationcheque

Members of the Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club deliver a $5,000 cheque to the Braun family to help build an elevator for young Atticus, age 3. The Brauns received an additional $5,000 from the community in a fundraiser the week before, edging them ever closer to the goal. (Photo/Darcy Striker)
Bouquets for Baba volunteer Jan Hickman, right, puts up a display for their Mother’s Day campaign at Therapy. (Special to The News)

Bouquets needed for B.C. babas

Mother’s Day campaign to inspire donations for one or two years

Bouquets for Baba volunteer Jan Hickman, right, puts up a display for their Mother’s Day campaign at Therapy. (Special to The News)
Cows from Creekside Dairy in Agassiz experienced 2021’s spring weather for the first time on Thursday, April 22, early in the morning. (Screenshot/Creekside Dairy)

VIDEO: Agassiz cows react with joy to springtime pasture

Creekside Dairy spreads joy as their cows see their home fields for the first time since winter

Cows from Creekside Dairy in Agassiz experienced 2021’s spring weather for the first time on Thursday, April 22, early in the morning. (Screenshot/Creekside Dairy)
Mt. Cheam is framed by the Akebono Cherry Treet in Agassiz's Pioneer Park (Darlene Million)

Community Camera: April 23, 2021

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Mt. Cheam is framed by the Akebono Cherry Treet in Agassiz's Pioneer Park (Darlene Million)
Rick and Collette Fall pose on Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz following a bike ride from Harrison Hot Springs. The couple were resting on Monday as they go along RIck’s 4,200-kilometre journey to Saulte Ste. Marie, Ontario, raising money for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada (Adam Louis/Observer)

B.C.-born athlete running 4,200 km across five provinces for a cause

Rick Fall, originally from Duncan, passed through Agassiz-Harrison on his way

Rick and Collette Fall pose on Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz following a bike ride from Harrison Hot Springs. The couple were resting on Monday as they go along RIck’s 4,200-kilometre journey to Saulte Ste. Marie, Ontario, raising money for Make-A-Wish Canada and Childhood Cancer Canada (Adam Louis/Observer)
Thousands have converged in Whonnock Lake Park to enjoy the nice weather. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

Thousands enjoy B.C. park with warnings about social distancing

Portable toilets installed in anticipation of nice weather

Thousands have converged in Whonnock Lake Park to enjoy the nice weather. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
This group of volunteers at the Agassiz Thrift Store are but one part of a huge network of volunteers with Agassiz-Harrison Community Services. (Photo/AHCS)

Volunteer Week: AHCS looks back on a busy 2020

Amid pandemic, volunteers kept going strong

  • Apr 21, 2021
This group of volunteers at the Agassiz Thrift Store are but one part of a huge network of volunteers with Agassiz-Harrison Community Services. (Photo/AHCS)
B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom is offering free school tours of The Pencil Patch learning garden in Abbotsford in April, May and June.

Agriculture in the Classroom offers free school tours at learning garden

The Pencil Patch in Abbotsford provides 15 outdoor learning stations

B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom is offering free school tours of The Pencil Patch learning garden in Abbotsford in April, May and June.