Ben Lypka

The Abbotsford Centre and Chilliwack Coliseum can now host 100 per cent capacity events. (File photos)

Abbotsford Centre, Chilliwack Coliseum now open to 100 per cent capacity

Fraser Health has lifted the indoor venue restrictions that were originally put in place on Sept. 28

The Abbotsford Centre and Chilliwack Coliseum can now host 100 per cent capacity events. (File photos)
Sheldon Dries recorded the first hat trick in Abbotsford Canucks on Wednesday (Dec. 1). Dries now has 12 goals in 16 games this season. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks win three of four on home stand

American Hockey League club battling for positioning in tough Pacific Division

Sheldon Dries recorded the first hat trick in Abbotsford Canucks on Wednesday (Dec. 1). Dries now has 12 goals in 16 games this season. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Alice Cooper is back at the Abbotsford Centre on April 16, 2021. (File photo)

Alice Cooper announces Abbotsford return

Legendary rocker set for Abbotsford Centre return on April 16

Alice Cooper is back at the Abbotsford Centre on April 16, 2021. (File photo)
An Abbotsford woman created this painting and auctioned it off as a way to help raise money for the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund. (Shaina Conn Instagram)

Abbotsford woman raises close to $1,000 for flood relief with cow painting

Sumas Prairie resident Shaina Conn’s creation captures moment of heroism during floods

An Abbotsford woman created this painting and auctioned it off as a way to help raise money for the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund. (Shaina Conn Instagram)
Local berry and vegetable growers have faced severe flooding during the recent extreme weather to rock the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Disastrous flooding likely to set Fraser Valley food growers back many years

Berry and vegetable farmers devastated by extreme weather, recovery could cost billions

Local berry and vegetable growers have faced severe flooding during the recent extreme weather to rock the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A mudslide has led to evacuation orders for seven properties in the Forest Ridge neighbourhood on Whatcom Road. (Andy Holota/Black Press)

VIDEO: Mudslide leads to evacuation orders on Abbotsford’s Whatcom Road

Seven units in Forest Ridge neighbourhood issued evacuation orders on Sunday

A mudslide has led to evacuation orders for seven properties in the Forest Ridge neighbourhood on Whatcom Road. (Andy Holota/Black Press)
Abbotsford’s RAD Torque Systems has acquired the naming rights of one of the top ractrack facilities in Canada. (RAD Torque Systems Facebook photo)

Abbotsford’s RAD Torque Systems acquires naming rights for popular racetrack

Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway will now be known as RAD Torque Raceway for at least five more years

Abbotsford’s RAD Torque Systems has acquired the naming rights of one of the top ractrack facilities in Canada. (RAD Torque Systems Facebook photo)
The Abbotsford Canucks have announced the Season of Giving promotion for the club’s next six games, which will help benefit local charities. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks announce Teddy Bear Toss as part of Season of Giving

Next six home games will see AHL team support several local charities hit hard by flooding

The Abbotsford Canucks have announced the Season of Giving promotion for the club’s next six games, which will help benefit local charities. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
The first vehicles in over a week pass through the McCallum area on Thursday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Highway 1 reopens to the Fraser Valley

Reopening will reduce congestion along Highway 7, officials say

The first vehicles in over a week pass through the McCallum area on Thursday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Vancouver Foundation has announced they are committing $2 million to help the Fraser Valley and the Interior of B.C. deal with recent extreme weather. (Vancouver Foundation Facebook photo)

Vancouver Foundation commits $2 million to flood relief in Fraser Valley and Interior

$1 million to go to Canadian Red Cross, $1 million as grants to local organizations on the ground

The Vancouver Foundation has announced they are committing $2 million to help the Fraser Valley and the Interior of B.C. deal with recent extreme weather. (Vancouver Foundation Facebook photo)
Abbotsford’s WestGen has donated $100,000 for flood relief efforts in B.C. (WestGen Facebook photo)

Abbotsford’s WestGen donates $100,000 to flood relief efforts

Locally based livestock genetics company gives $100,00 to BCDA’s disaster relief fund

Abbotsford’s WestGen has donated $100,000 for flood relief efforts in B.C. (WestGen Facebook photo)
A do not use water advisory has been issued for parts of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie. (City of Abbotsford photo)

Do not use water advisory issued for parts of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie

Notice replaces the existing boil water advisory which was issued on Nov. 18

A do not use water advisory has been issued for parts of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie. (City of Abbotsford photo)
The Vancouver Canucks have helped raise $1 million for flood relief efforts in Abbotsford and B.C. (Canucks photo)

Vancouver Canucks raise $1 million for flood efforts in Abbotsford and B.C.

National Hockey League team held special 50/50 draws at recent home stand to raise money

The Vancouver Canucks have helped raise $1 million for flood relief efforts in Abbotsford and B.C. (Canucks photo)
Glenda Pevie, from Newfoundland, was one of many who used Tradex as an ERC. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)

Abbotsford’s Tradex transforms into emergency reception centre

Facility is aiding about 50 people per day, could be used for several months if needed

Glenda Pevie, from Newfoundland, was one of many who used Tradex as an ERC. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)
Members work on clearing culverts. (CAF photo)

VIDEOS & PHOTOS: Canadian military lends a hand in Abbotsford and Fraser Valley

Members help out with a number of tasks related to the flooding of the region, aid ongoing

Members work on clearing culverts. (CAF photo)
Margarita and her baby are now resting at the Cooper farm on McMillan Road. (Submitted)

Margarita’s miracle baby – Abbotsford cow gives birth at former home farm

Cow moves from home to WestGen to former home at Cooper farm, gives birth in former stall

Margarita and her baby are now resting at the Cooper farm on McMillan Road. (Submitted)
Parts of Sumas Prairie north of Highway 19, as well as north of Sumas Way and Whatcom Road were all moved down from alert to order. (City of Abbotsford photo)

Evacuation order downgraded for several parts of Abbotsford

Parts of Sumas Prairie north of Highway 1, as well as north of Sumas Way and Whatcom Road downgraded

Parts of Sumas Prairie north of Highway 19, as well as north of Sumas Way and Whatcom Road were all moved down from alert to order. (City of Abbotsford photo)
The Barrowtown Pump Station was very busy on Monday (Nov. 22) morning. (Vikki Hopes photo)

VIDEO: Abbotsford flooding revealed on media tour

Abbotsford News reporter Vikki Hopes shares from the scene, more to come

The Barrowtown Pump Station was very busy on Monday (Nov. 22) morning. (Vikki Hopes photo)
Church members gathered and packed supplies donated for those hit hard by flooding on Wednesday (Nov. 17) and Thursday (Nov. 18). (Submitted)

VIDEO: Abbotsford’s Central Heights Church, Locality gather large number of donations

Members made the call out earlier this week and the general public responded in a big way

Church members gathered and packed supplies donated for those hit hard by flooding on Wednesday (Nov. 17) and Thursday (Nov. 18). (Submitted)
Envision Financial has donated $100,000 to aid with relief efforts in the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Envision Financial donates $100,000 to support flood recovery efforts

Envision will be donating $25,000 to Red Cross, ACF, Food Banks BC and B.C. Agriculture Council

Envision Financial has donated $100,000 to aid with relief efforts in the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)