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October is breast cancer awareness month, and this Sunday is the annual CIBC Run for the Cure in Abbotsford.
Co-organizer Susan Johnston says it’s a cause that’s close to a lot of people.
“We see lots of survivors, lots of people dressed up in pink. That’s why we do all this. This year we’ve got about 65 survivors that will be attending our event on Sunday, and we’re thrilled to have them coming.”
(Submitted by Martin Macmahon) The Tories are pledging to create a formal list of criminal gangs if they stay in power after this month’s election.
The party believes if created, this list would make court cases involving gangsters more efficient.
“Hear the Beep where you Sleep”.
That’s the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week, which starts this weekend. The focus is on trying to ensure that smoke alarms are installed in, or near, every bedroom in the house, so you can wake up faster if there is a fire.
Here in Abbotsford, there will be a community wide open house next Wednesday, where you can go into any local firehall and learn more about fire prevention. Abby Fire Rescue will also be paying visits to local schools throughout the week.
(Submitted by Denise Wong) Voting day in the 2015 federal election is October 19th, when polls are open for 12 hours.
If you are already registered to vote, your voter information card (sent by mail) tells you when and where to vote. If you have not received it by October 1st, you should check to ensure you are registered. Be sure to bring approved ID.
Jeff Barnard And Gosia Wozniacka, The Associated Press
Armed with multiple guns, a 26-year-old man walked into a morning writing class at a community college in a rural Oregon town on Thursday and opened fire, hitting some students with multiple gunshots. A witness said a teacher was struck in the head.
At least nine people were killed by the gunman and one witness said the attacker demanded to know students’ religion before shooting them on Thursday, the fourth day of class at Umpqua Community College.
One in four families is impacted by violence…it can be physical or verbal. Several community groups in Abbotsford and Chilliwack are taking part in the annual Purple Light Nights campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
There are plenty of opportunities coming up to meet your local federal election candidates. Thursday there will be two debates at the Abbotsford UFV campus….the Abby candidates hit the stage at noon, followed by the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates at 2pm.
Abbotsford Police are looking for a suspect after a bank robbery on Wednesday morning. They were called to the Coast Capital Savings on Clearbrook Rd just after 10am….witnesses said a shot was fired during the robbery, but there were no injuries.
About 30 full time nurses at a seniors’ care home in Abbotsford are being replaced with contracted workers who will be making lower wages.
The BC Nurses Union says it’s like breaking up the family for the 150 or so seniors living at Menno Place.
President Gayle Duteil says this will have an impact on the seniors, who need care 24/7.