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From left, Brett Marten, Joey Smith and Marc Atkinson make up the Marc Atkinson Trio. They will be at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 4. (Submitted)

Music by Marc Atkinson Trio to fill Chilliwack Cultural Centre theatre

Trio pushes boundaries of guitar playing with technically demanding, rhythmically pulsing music

Oboist Emma Ringrose will be performing alongside pianists Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann for concert Oboe d’amour on Feb. 4. (Submitted)

Oboist joins piano duo for classical music concert at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Emma Ringrose will be performing alongside pianists Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann

Shinedown’s concert set for the Abbotsford Centre has been moved from February to August. (Submitted)

Shinedown concert rescheduled from February to August

Multi-platinum band’s North American tour stopping at Abbotsford Centre

MSA Manor in Abbotsford has had 12 people test positive for COVID-19. The Mayfair Senior Living + Care also has 12 cases. (Google Street View)

Total of 24 people test positive for COVID-19 at 2 Abbotsford care homes

Outbreaks declared at The Mayfair Senior Living and MSA Manor

MSA Manor in Abbotsford has had 12 people test positive for COVID-19. The Mayfair Senior Living + Care also has 12 cases. (Google Street View)
Members with the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association install their group show Natural Expressions at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack artists kick off new year with nature-themed exhibition

Natural Expressions by Chilliwack Visual Artists Association at Cultural Centre until Feb. 19

Members with the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association install their group show Natural Expressions at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Big Easy Funk Ensemble comes to Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday, Feb. 26. Tickets are available at harrisonfestival.com. (Facebook/Big Easy Funk Ensemble)

Big Easy Funk Ensemble concert is back on

Show rescheduled for Feb. 26 at Memorial Hall in Harrison

Big Easy Funk Ensemble comes to Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday, Feb. 26. Tickets are available at harrisonfestival.com. (Facebook/Big Easy Funk Ensemble)
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Abbotsford artist illustrates daughter’s ‘animal facts’ for new children’s picture book

Stephanie Vanderpol’s ‘Cheetahs Eat Cantaloupe’ will become available for pre-order in mid-February

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The Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival received $16,000 in grant funding from the province (File Photo)

Harrison Festival, Corn Festival get government grants

More than $60,000 in recovery aid pledged to Agassiz-Harrison events

The Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival received $16,000 in grant funding from the province (File Photo)
A documentary on Indigenous artist Hosumdas is one of many Fraser Valley films being screened at the fifth annual Chilliwack Independent Film Festival. (Hosumdas)

Chilliwack Independent Film Festival returns after being postponed due to flooding

Festival is back in-person and online with 40-plus films, including many by Fraser Valley filmmakers

A documentary on Indigenous artist Hosumdas is one of many Fraser Valley films being screened at the fifth annual Chilliwack Independent Film Festival. (Hosumdas)
Big Easy Funk Ensemble comes to Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday, Jan. 15. Tickets are available at harrisonfestival.com (Facebook/Big Easy Funk Ensemble)
Big Easy Funk Ensemble comes to Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday, Jan. 15. Tickets are available at harrisonfestival.com (Facebook/Big Easy Funk Ensemble)
Jonny Harris, host of CBC's Still Standing, was in Hope in the summer of 2021 to shoot an episode of the show's seventh season. (Jonny Harris/Facebook)

Hope episode kicks off 7th season of CBC’s Still Standing

New season shot under strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols

Jonny Harris, host of CBC's Still Standing, was in Hope in the summer of 2021 to shoot an episode of the show's seventh season. (Jonny Harris/Facebook)
Hall of famer Carlos Santana is scheduled to return to the Abbotsford Centre on March 31. (Submitted)

Santana returning to Abbotsford in March

Legendary rocker bringing his Blessings and Miracles Tour to Abbotsford Centre

Hall of famer Carlos Santana is scheduled to return to the Abbotsford Centre on March 31. (Submitted)
Country music artist Dallas Smith is scheduled to perform at the Abbotsford Centre on June 4. (Submitted photo)

Langley’s Dallas Smith coming to Abbotsford Centre in June

Award winning country music artist touring Canada this summer

Country music artist Dallas Smith is scheduled to perform at the Abbotsford Centre on June 4. (Submitted photo)
All proceeds from music festival ‘Vestival 14’ will go towards the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund. (Marcel Faucheret)

Chilliwack band holds ‘Vestival’ concert for Fraser Valley flood relief

All proceeds from benefit concert go to Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund

All proceeds from music festival ‘Vestival 14’ will go towards the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund. (Marcel Faucheret)
Alice Cooper is back at the Abbotsford Centre on April 16, 2021. (File photo)

Alice Cooper announces Abbotsford return

Legendary rocker set for Abbotsford Centre return on April 16

Alice Cooper is back at the Abbotsford Centre on April 16, 2021. (File photo)
John Reischman and the Jaybirds have been changing the face of bluegrass for 20 years, and they’re set to play at Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs on Friday, Dec. 3. (Photo/Harrison Festival Society)

John Reischman and the Jaybirds to roost at Harrison’s Memorial Hall

The bluegrass greats are set to play on Friday, Dec. 3

John Reischman and the Jaybirds have been changing the face of bluegrass for 20 years, and they’re set to play at Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs on Friday, Dec. 3. (Photo/Harrison Festival Society)
Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
Highway 1 is expected to be re-open tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 25). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Highway 1 likely to re-open through the Fraser Valley on Thursday

B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Rob Fleming reveals re-opening plans

Highway 1 is expected to be re-open tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 25). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Marc-Andre Leclerc’s legacy of fearlessness and adventure lives on with ‘The Alpinist,’ a 2021 documentary following the Agassiz-born climber’s amazing escapades premieres on Amazon Prime. (File photo)
Marc-Andre Leclerc’s legacy of fearlessness and adventure lives on with ‘The Alpinist,’ a 2021 documentary following the Agassiz-born climber’s amazing escapades premieres on Amazon Prime. (File photo)
Watercolour artist Alice Bottrill (left) stands with one of her steam train paintings with Agassiz-Harrison Museum curator Charlotte Murray. Bottrill’s paintings will be on display until Nov. 19. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Trains at the Station: Agassiz-Harrison Museum hosts steam train painting exhibit

Alice Bottrill is a watercolour artist who recently moved to the area

Watercolour artist Alice Bottrill (left) stands with one of her steam train paintings with Agassiz-Harrison Museum curator Charlotte Murray. Bottrill’s paintings will be on display until Nov. 19. (Adam Louis/Observer)