Christmas

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…

 

An RCMP officer came to the rescue of two children stranded at Kelowna International Airport (YLW) on Christmas Eve. (Black Press file photo)

Constable Claus saves Christmas for kids stranded at Kelowna Airport

The 12 and 13-year-olds were trying to make it home to Victoria for Christmas from Alberta

 

A flight departure board at Abbotsford International Airport illustrating the the cancellations and delays that were common through the holidays across Canada. (Jane Bouey/Twitter)

Frustrated travellers turned to Twitter when winter storm slammed Abbotsford airport

Missing luggage, no staff and cancelled flights made travel less than merry this Christmas

 

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Christmas tree recycling is a good alternative to landfills

Taking down the Christmas tree is only one task after the holiday…

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The CP Holiday Train stopped in Agassiz this weekend for the first time in three years. Hundreds of people lined the tracks to check out the holiday display on wheels. (Adam Louis/Observer)

ICYMI: CP Holiday Train’s long-awaited return drew hundreds to Agassiz

Country music and Christmas cheer warmed up a cold, rainy night

The CP Holiday Train stopped in Agassiz this weekend for the first time in three years. Hundreds of people lined the tracks to check out the holiday display on wheels. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Santa Claus can be seen in many places at this time of year. (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Christmas traditions?

There are plenty of celebrations and customs on Dec. 25.

Santa Claus can be seen in many places at this time of year. (Pixabay.com)
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NORAD Tracks Santa live: Follow St. Nick as he delivers presents around the world this Christmas Eve

Rest assured, kids of all ages: Santa’s coming this Christmas Eve. That’s…

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ICYMI: Agassiz-Harrison Christmas Lights Hotspots 2022

Homes all over Agassiz-Harrison are lit in festive colours as the community…

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Johanna deJong of Abbotsford has been collecting Christmas village items for more than 40 years. (Submitted image)

Abbotsford woman continues to raise funds for Alzheimer Society with Christmas village

‘Sparkyville’ includes countless figurines and has been in the works for more than 40 years

Johanna deJong of Abbotsford has been collecting Christmas village items for more than 40 years. (Submitted image)
Grade 1 and 2 students at Sunnyside Elementary school in South Surrey penned letters to Santa and shared them with the Peace Arch News. The young students asked the Jolly Old Elf a wide range of questions, including his preferences in cookies and whether they would find themselves on the naughty list this year. (Brenda Anderson photo)

Dear Santa – Grade 1 and 2 students in B.C. have a long list of questions for the Jolly Old Elf

Sunnyside Elementary students in South Surrey share their letters to Santa

  • Dec 24, 2022
Grade 1 and 2 students at Sunnyside Elementary school in South Surrey penned letters to Santa and shared them with the Peace Arch News. The young students asked the Jolly Old Elf a wide range of questions, including his preferences in cookies and whether they would find themselves on the naughty list this year. (Brenda Anderson photo)
The Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board’s annual tour of Christmas lights for 2022. (CADREB)

Spirits brighten on the annual Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board Christmas light tour

Visit great light displays all over Chilliwack, Agassiz and Hope

  • Dec 22, 2022
The Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board’s annual tour of Christmas lights for 2022. (CADREB)
Kim Dixon reacts after being told on Dec. 20, 2022 that she is this year’s Valley Toyota-Fix Auto car giveaway recipient at Fix Auto on Young Road in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Friends say Chilliwack Christmas car giveaway recipient always helping others

‘Really?’ Kim Dixon asked when told the news. ‘Isn’t there somebody else that is more deserving?’

Kim Dixon reacts after being told on Dec. 20, 2022 that she is this year’s Valley Toyota-Fix Auto car giveaway recipient at Fix Auto on Young Road in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
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B.C’s Coquihalla closed between Hope and Merritt

Crash has major route shut down overnight

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Harrison Elementary students and families gathered a veritable mountain of cereal for the local food bank. (Photo/HHSE)

Harrison Hot Springs Elementary donates nearly 500 cereal boxes to local food bank

Students and families at Harrison Hot Springs Elementary came through with a…

Harrison Elementary students and families gathered a veritable mountain of cereal for the local food bank. (Photo/HHSE)
The CP Holiday Train stopped in Agassiz this weekend for the first time in three years. Hundreds of people lined the tracks to check out the holiday display on wheels. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: CP Holiday Train’s long-awaited return draws hundreds to Agassiz

Country music and Christmas cheer warmed up a cold, rainy night

The CP Holiday Train stopped in Agassiz this weekend for the first time in three years. Hundreds of people lined the tracks to check out the holiday display on wheels. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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Agassiz-Harrison Christmas Lights Hotspots 2022

Homes all over Agassiz-Harrison are lit in festive colours as the community…

(Graphics/Adam Louis)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News and a big fan of Father Christmas.

COLUMN: The magic of Christmas isn’t so unbelievable, is it?

A deep adoration of Santa Claus and everything he represents has led to a life of loving Christmas

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News and a big fan of Father Christmas.
People get their photo with Santa and his workshop, located next to the outdoor skating pond at Grouse Mountain’s annual Peak of Christmas attraction. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Light Walk photo ops, skating and more: Tips to enjoy Peak of Christmas on Grouse

Reservations are now required for photos with Santa, so be quick to book

People get their photo with Santa and his workshop, located next to the outdoor skating pond at Grouse Mountain’s annual Peak of Christmas attraction. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Cassandra Curdie (left) presents a cheque for $8,074.01 to Agassiz-Harrison Community Services executive director Grace Admiraal, capping off a successful Fill A Sleigh Day. (Photo/Red Apple Stores)

Red Apple’s Fill A Sleigh Day a big success

Local store donates more than $8,000 to AHCS

Cassandra Curdie (left) presents a cheque for $8,074.01 to Agassiz-Harrison Community Services executive director Grace Admiraal, capping off a successful Fill A Sleigh Day. (Photo/Red Apple Stores)
A parcel of land on the Sahtlam Tree Farm is seen, in the Cowichan Valley area of Duncan, B.C., on Saturday, July 31, 2021. The effects of climate change are taking a toll on Christmas tree farms in British Columbia and beyond, and one forestry expert says the sector that’s already shrinking will need to adapt in the coming years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Climate change affecting Christmas trees in B.C. and beyond: expert

Drought, extreme heat making it difficult for seedlings to grow

A parcel of land on the Sahtlam Tree Farm is seen, in the Cowichan Valley area of Duncan, B.C., on Saturday, July 31, 2021. The effects of climate change are taking a toll on Christmas tree farms in British Columbia and beyond, and one forestry expert says the sector that’s already shrinking will need to adapt in the coming years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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