Allegations of animal cruelty may leave Abbotsford's rodeo hung up

The Abbotsford Agrifair and Mighty Fraser Rodeo wrapped up recently, but not before instigating backlash from The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) for its alleged animal cruelty practices.

 

THE GREATER VANCOUVER ZOO: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY

“I just don’t believe animals should be in captivity,” are extremely misguided words, according to the Greater Vancouver Zoo. About 60 protesters bombarded the zoo in Aldergrove on Easter Sunday, trying to convince guests not to enter. Chanting “Vancouver Zoo – shame on you,” the animal rights activists picketed the area calling for a boycott. This was the beginning of Jody Henderson’s day.

 

ABBOTSFORD'S BEST KEPT SECRET IS OUT: DUFT & CO. BAKEHOUSE

Tucked away in the core of Historic Downtown Abbotsford is a little bakehouse bursting with small town goodness. Pastries are made fresh; tart lemon buns, flaky croissants, rich chocolate treats and creative features are offered daily using fresh, savoury and seasonal flavours.

 

OLDHAND COFFEE: A PLACE TO STAY AND SIP IN ABBOTSFORD

There are certain places that seem to exude comfort, and a quaint coffee shop like Oldhand Coffee in Abbotsford is one of them.

 

FRASER VALLEY ADVENTURES: STURGEON FISHING AND PARAGLIDING

Ask any thrill-seeker where they last embraced their sense of adventure and you will hear tales of travels far, far away that often require a plane ticket and vacation time. Meanwhile, there is a myriad of day-long, bucket-list worthy activities close to home, making now the perfect time to experience the Fraser Valley if you haven't had a reason to before.

 

SEARCHING FOR THE LINE BETWEEN FREE SPEECH AND CYBER BULLYING

When does free speech become online bullying, or a negative review become slander? Those are the questions being asked after an incident on the review site Abbotsford Rants and Raves.

 

CHILLIWACK CORN MAZE TO DONATE ADMISSIONS TO TERRY FOX FOUNDATION

The Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm is commemorating the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope with a special tribute spread across 12-acres of land.

 

MILITARY PARACHUTE TEAM CONTRIBUTE TO SUCCESS OF ABBOTSFORD AIRSHOW

From aerial performances that were as stunning as they were daring, to static displays with historical significance, the Abbotsford International Airshow once again delighted guests with its diverse lineup.

 

ME-N-ED'S PIZZA ABBOTSFORD: SECOND HELPINGS, SECOND CHANCES

Coming off Highway 1 on Sumas Way into Abbotsford, it’s hard not to notice the Me-N-Ed’s sign off to the right hand side. While those who grew up knowing and loving Me-N-Ed’s are walking in, the younger generation are driving right on by.