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STYLE FYLE: Wedding Season Tips from the Pros

With the first major wedding show taking place this coming weekend, we decided to get some tips from the pros and talked... (more...)

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University of British Columbia student Rumana Monzur, who was beaten and blinded by her husband during a 2011 attack in Bangladesh, poses for a photograph at UBC Summer 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Woman blinded by acid attack headlines Abbotsford’s Womens Day celebrations

University of British Columbia student Rumana Monzur, who was beaten and blinded by her husband during a 2011 attack in Bangladesh,... (more...)

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Events: Getting Married? Get Here.

Want to have a grand wedding or on a budget?  The Grand Wedding Show is the place to be. This legendary wedding show is... (more...)

A part of the exhibit at the SIkh Heritage Museum on the Komagata Maru centennial. This image shows the timeline of events. Submitted photo.

Abbotsford museum marks Komagata Maru centennial

A picture of Gurdit Singh, the Sikh entrepreneur who chartered the Komagata Maru is displayed at the Sikh Heritage Museum.... (more...)

The front of a Christmas card issued by the Abbotsford,B.C. police department is shown in a handout photo. The police department is will launch its next campaign and PSA this year regarding domestic violence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbotsford Police Department

Abbotsford Police Department declares war on domestic violence

The front of a Christmas card issued by the Abbotsford,B.C. police department is shown in a handout photo. The police department... (more...)

Deesh Sekhon is behind an organization called GirlKind, which is against gendercide and helps girls left abandoned in India. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Lohri festival chosen as good time to get people talking about sex selection

Deesh Sekhon is behind an organization called GirlKind, which is against gendercide and helps girls left abandoned in India.... (more...)

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Snow day for many schools as white stuff causes commuter havoc across Metro Vancouver

Early morning snow scenes during a heavy snowfall warning in Vancouver, BC., December 20, 2013. Nick Procaylo/PNG STAFF REPORTER VANCOUVER... (more...)

Ghadar proclamation installed at the Abbotsford’s heritage gurdwara museum

The Ghadar centenary proclamation recently issued by Burnaby City Council was installed at the heritage gurdwara museum in... (more...)

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BC Hydro rate hike: 25.5 per cent over next 5 years

BC Hydro rates are expected to climb 25.5 per cent over the next five years. Gerry Kahrmann , PROVINCE THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA... (more...)

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Decision expected today in trial of Abbotsford man accused of killing his sister Amarjit Khosa

Abbotsford police and The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) investigate the “suspicious death” of... (more...)

Ranjeet Singh Khalsa overseeing the blood donation camp in Abbotsford. Submitted photo.

More than 1,500 lives saved in blood donation camp in memory of 1984 pogrom victims

Ranjeet Singh Khalsa of the Banda Singh Bahadur Society at the blood donation camp in Abbotsford. Submitted photo. GURPREET... (more...)

FILE PHOTO: A visiting Sikh priest from India has been sentenced to prison after being convicted of sexual assault and sexual interference stemming from an incident involving a 13-year-old Abbotsford girl.

Sikh clergy should look hard at itself over sentencing of priest

FILE PHOTO: A visiting Sikh priest from India has been sentenced to prison after being convicted of sexual assault and sexual... (more...)

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