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(Contributed Photo/Marilyn Jane Halychuk)

Community Camera: August 6, 2020

Marilyn Jane Halychuk makes a smiley friend

(Contributed Photo/Marilyn Jane Halychuk)
Camp Ignite director and Maple Ridge firefighter Mary Foster wants to see more female career firefighters. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge firefighting camp empowers young women

Camp Ignite to take place at Justice Institute on Sunday, Aug. 9

Camp Ignite director and Maple Ridge firefighter Mary Foster wants to see more female career firefighters. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Earthwise Agassiz unveils summer camp program
Earthwise Agassiz unveils summer camp program
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Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020
British Columbia's provincial health officer offers some words of encouragement to the grads of 2020
British Columbia claims some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Do you know the name of the highest mountain entirely within British Columbia? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

On this B.C. Day long weekend, put your knowledge of our province to the test

British Columbia claims some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Do you know the name of the highest mountain entirely within British Columbia? (Pixabay)
A work of art in the Vedder bridge roundabout prominently displays the Halq’eméylem words “Ey kwesé é mi,” meaning “It’s good that you are here…welcome” in Hope artist Bonny Graham’s Coast Salish font. Graham worked together with Squiala First Nation Chief David Jimmie to bring to life the art piece. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Hope artist Bonny Graham sees ‘big dream’ of Halq’eméylem font on major art piece come true

Graham was one of the creative forces behind a work recently installed at Chilliwack’s Vedder bridge roundabout

A work of art in the Vedder bridge roundabout prominently displays the Halq’eméylem words “Ey kwesé é mi,” meaning “It’s good that you are here…welcome” in Hope artist Bonny Graham’s Coast Salish font. Graham worked together with Squiala First Nation Chief David Jimmie to bring to life the art piece. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
VIDEO: Chilliwack man spots black bear, two cubs near Seabird Island
VIDEO: Chilliwack man spots black bear, two cubs near Seabird Island
(Adam Louis/Observer)

Community Camera: July 30, 2020

Send your Community Camera photos to news@ahoboserver.com

(Adam Louis/Observer)
This 1958 Piper Super Pacer is among the planes that will be on display during the Wings and Wheels event on Aug. 15 and 16 at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Wings and Wheels drive-thru fundraiser supports Crystal Gala Foundation

Event on Aug. 15 and 16 at Tradex to feature more than 300 planes and vehicles

  • Jul 29, 2020
This 1958 Piper Super Pacer is among the planes that will be on display during the Wings and Wheels event on Aug. 15 and 16 at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Agassiz sidewalk improvements underway

Agassiz sidewalk improvements underway

Phase two of three commenced recently

Agassiz sidewalk improvements underway
Community Camera: July 23, 2020
Community Camera: July 23, 2020
B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)

QUIZ: A summer’s day on the water

How much do you know about boats and other watercraft?

B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)
PHOTO: Summertime pit stop

PHOTO: Summertime pit stop

Hummingbirds frequent many B.C. communities

PHOTO: Summertime pit stop
Dr. Iris Lesser has been involved in several studies looking at the correlation between exercise and the mental wellbeing of cancer survivors, including one called Take A Hike, which was led by a UFV student in the fall of 2019. (UFV photo)

Cancer survivor study looking at connection to outdoor exercise needs more participants

Online study researching ways to provide better physical activity programs for cancer survivors

Dr. Iris Lesser has been involved in several studies looking at the correlation between exercise and the mental wellbeing of cancer survivors, including one called Take A Hike, which was led by a UFV student in the fall of 2019. (UFV photo)
Nelson Drozdowich got help preparing for his tandem parachute jump in 2015 from grandaughter Nicolette Barnes at Cyrus Centre’s Leap of Faith event. Drozdowich, now 90, is doing his 10th annual jump in Abbotsford on July 28. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford man, 90, to do 10th annual leap from plane

Nelson Drozdowich hopes to reach $100,000 goal for Cyrus Centre

  • Jul 24, 2020
Nelson Drozdowich got help preparing for his tandem parachute jump in 2015 from grandaughter Nicolette Barnes at Cyrus Centre’s Leap of Faith event. Drozdowich, now 90, is doing his 10th annual jump in Abbotsford on July 28. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Fraser Valley Regional Library branches to re-open Aug. 4. (Langley Advance Times files)

Fraser Valley Regional Library to re-open all 25 branch locations on Aug. 4

Guests will once again be able to browse collections, have computer access, and return items

Fraser Valley Regional Library branches to re-open Aug. 4. (Langley Advance Times files)
(File Photo/Kilby Historic Site)

Kilby General Store and Hotel now open again

The museum shut down for a while during the pandemic

(File Photo/Kilby Historic Site)
Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

QUIZ: In honour of Prince George

The heir to the British throne celebrates his birthday on July 22

Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
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Ferny Coombe pool now accepting family swim bookings

Hour-long blocks can be booked through the CRCC

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The BC SPCA’s annual summer camps have gone online for 2020. (Submitted/ The Progress)

Learning about animals goes online with BC SPCA’s summer camps for kids

Kids can learn to speak ‘cat’ and more in SPCA’s weekly online summer sessions

The BC SPCA’s annual summer camps have gone online for 2020. (Submitted/ The Progress)
(Adam Louis/Observer)

Community Camera: July 16, 2020

Submit your photos to news@ahobserver.com.

(Adam Louis/Observer)