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Features

New restaurant to fill spaces in Abbotsford’s class gaps: Abby Eats Café will allow patrons to “pay what they can”

It’s an old trope: a bumbling restaurant patron discovers they can’t afford their meal, and, after a big commotion, they work off their debt by washing dishes and serving customers. In the real, less comedic world where everyone needs food but not everyone has the means to get it, this sort of system would have…

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Commentary

Left holding the bag: Age should not dictate our responsibility for change

Youth is glorified as a time of great mobility, energy, and blissful ignorance. This has long been the case; our views of youth extend from the mythological (the fountain of youth, the philosopher’s stone) to the technological (alleged age-repelling products and Photoshop flattery). When we imagine the quintessential young person, some of us see her…

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Music

People on the river are happy to give: Abbotsford bands join forces in fundraiser to replace stolen gear

Call your dads! The songs of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Creedence Clearwater Revival will come back to life at the Abbotsford Rugby Club on March 24, starring Harma White, Blessed, and Loans. Blessed frontman Drew Riekman jokes that the bands seem ripped straight from “a kid in grade eight’s jean vest,” but that’s all…

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Community

’Tis the season to shop the markets

You may not be decking your halls just yet, but for hundreds of local artists and vendors in the Fraser Valley the Christmas craft season is here. These markets bring together everything, from food and ingredients to ornaments and kids’ clothes, in one place for the season. From now until mid-December you can find these…

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Community

Behind the scenes at local nurseries: Get the 411 on one of gardening’s busiest seasons

By Lisa Caroglanian Dorazio Unlike our southern hemisphere friends, autumn, also known as fall, begins for us in the Lower Mainland September 22nd. As our daylight disappears, it is the time of year when you begin to think about Thanksgiving and Halloween, transitioning out of swimsuits into sweaters, and looking for interesting and fun things to…

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Community

Twilight detour through Yarrow yields new market splendours

Yarrow is a little pocket of a community, right between the sprawling green of Chilliwack farms and the vivid, touristy Cultus Lake area. Between the beauty and function of each, Yarrow has grown into an artistic and alternative village.

A market in such a place seemed obvious, but this is the first year that Yarrow has hosted one: the Yarrow Twilight Art and Farm Market. Located off Yarrow Central Road in Yarrow Pioneer Park, the market displays an array of vendors, from Greendale Produce and Baking to Cariboo Candle Holders.

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