Of the 7,000 people who use the services of the Abbotsford Food Bank on a regular basis, a little over 3,000 of those are children, estimates Dave Murray, executive director.
The concept of adopting a living wage for families received a less-than-enthusiastic response from council members at a meeting in Pitt Meadows Tuesday afternoon.
Extreme weather shelter programs in Abbotsford and Mission that provide temporary refuge for the homeless have been up and running for some time, long before the snow and sub zero temperatures hit on New Year's Eve.
Before Christmas has even passed, many people are already making resolutions for the new year. However, Maggie Blohm's resolution is a little different than others.
Pitt Meadows council voted this week 4-2 in favour of trying to pull land out of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) for commercial development.
A comeback trail that included helping Canada win a historic gold medal at the Pan American Games has led to Kyle Lotzkar being named Delta's Professional Athlete of the Year.
Re: "Pantages' foes need to check their heads," April 27.
SAM Mulligan, a racer with the Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club, took home the Dave Murray award as the top Canadian male at the 20th annual Whistler Cup held earlier this month.
The third annual Do Justice, Love Fearlessly conference takes places this weekend on March 2 and 3, at the New Life Church, 35270 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford.
It's important to consider the work VANDU does around disease prevention and education. Peer-to-peer education is recognized worldwide as the most effective method of preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.
Heavy snow and limited visibility slowed traffic and created problems on Abbotsford and Mission roads Monday morning.
"My resolution is to be more grateful. I will start by being grateful that I no longer feel compelled to make diet resolutions that end Jan. 28. Kidding aside, I am truly grateful to be living in our beautiful community and I would like to wish everyone a healthy and happy 2012 filled with many reasons to be grateful."
Coverage of two elections and a referendum filled the pages of The TIMES for a good chunk of 2011.
The holiday season is a hectic one for Abbotsford and Mission Christmas bureaus and food banks as the organizations ensure the most vulnerable in our communities don't go without the necessities and cheer, not only at Christmas, but year round.
There's a new mayor in town and she is the first woman to hold the top job in Pitt Meadows.