Fraser Valley

Abbotsford’s University of the Fraser Valley (left) and Columbia Bible College will not require students to be vaccinated when school returns.

Abbotsford post-secondary institutions not making vaccines mandatory

University of the Fraser Valley, Columbia Bible College say they will follow PHA advice

Abbotsford’s University of the Fraser Valley (left) and Columbia Bible College will not require students to be vaccinated when school returns.
Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma are seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back). Oddy, along with her two sisters who own the Chilliwack Corn Maze, is getting ready to open their attraction on Aug. 14. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack corn maze design inspired by children’s book about finding happiness everywhere

‘Wander’-themed design is ‘inspirational and beautiful,’ says Chilliwack Corn Maze owner

Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma are seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back). Oddy, along with her two sisters who own the Chilliwack Corn Maze, is getting ready to open their attraction on Aug. 14. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The trial date has been set for the four people charged with 21 combined counts of break and enter and criminal mischief in relation to a protest at an Abbotsford hog farm in 2019. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Trial date set for activists linked to Abbotsford hog farm protest

The ‘Excelsior 4’ will head to trial on June 28, 2022, the four defendants face 21 combined charges

The trial date has been set for the four people charged with 21 combined counts of break and enter and criminal mischief in relation to a protest at an Abbotsford hog farm in 2019. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Yak110 takes to the skies during the Abbotsford International Airshow’s Skydrive event on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Abbotsford International Airshow Skydrive Saturday evening show

Highlights from the lone drive-in show on Saturday, Skydrive scheduled to occur on Sunday

The Yak110 takes to the skies during the Abbotsford International Airshow’s Skydrive event on Saturday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Home sales slow for July, lowest supply in 40 years, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board says

Buyers significantly outnumber sellers, resulting in lowest inventory since 1981

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
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Strangers to sisters: Abbotsford neighbours discover they are related

DNA research leads to discovery that acquaintances have the same father

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Edmonton’s Jordan Baker drives against Fraser Valley’s Shaquille Keith during CEBL action on Wednesday (Aug. 4). (CEBL photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits allow historic scoring run in loss to Edmonton

Stingers go on 25-0 consecutive point run to hand Fraser Valley a 106-65 loss

Edmonton’s Jordan Baker drives against Fraser Valley’s Shaquille Keith during CEBL action on Wednesday (Aug. 4). (CEBL photo)
The Fraser Valley Bandits are hoping to become the first pro basketball team to host a playoff game in B.C. since the 1946-47 Vancouver Hornets of the Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League. (Left - Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News, right - Canada Basketball).

Fraser Valley Bandits aim to become first B.C. pro basketball team in 74 years to host playoffs

Canadian Elite Basketball League team could welcome fans to Abbotsford Centre for Aug. 15 game

The Fraser Valley Bandits are hoping to become the first pro basketball team to host a playoff game in B.C. since the 1946-47 Vancouver Hornets of the Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League. (Left - Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News, right - Canada Basketball).
Smoky skies were visible Aug. 1, 2021 in Chilliwack as the air quality advisory for the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland continues. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality advisory remains in place across Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

Drifting smoke is obscuring mountain views contributing to elevated fine PM

Smoky skies were visible Aug. 1, 2021 in Chilliwack as the air quality advisory for the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland continues. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland will finally see wildfire smoke drifting into the region as of July 30, 2021. (FireSmoke Canada)

VIDEO: Wildfire smoke wafting into Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

Smoke harmful for anyone with existing respiratory illness or other chronic conditions

Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland will finally see wildfire smoke drifting into the region as of July 30, 2021. (FireSmoke Canada)
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Abbotsford artist Julia Martens releases new set of paintings

Local illustrator also working on a mural in downtown Abbotsford next month

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The Abbotsford Canucks are hiring a Communications and Team Services Manager. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks hiring Communications and Team Services Manager

Position will report to Abbotsford COO and manage team logistics/team media relations

The Abbotsford Canucks are hiring a Communications and Team Services Manager. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
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Summer Slam event coming to Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Outdoor three-on-three basketball tournament debuting later this summer

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Bandits guard Malcolm Duvivier drives against Edmonton’s Alexander Sascha Kappos during CEBL action inside the Abbotsford Centre on Tuesday (July 27).

Fraser Valley Bandits fall to Edmonton in home finale

Abbotsford-based club drops 91-77 game to Stingers in front of 2,250 fans

Bandits guard Malcolm Duvivier drives against Edmonton’s Alexander Sascha Kappos during CEBL action inside the Abbotsford Centre on Tuesday (July 27).
Chinook salmon swimming. (Michael Humling photo/US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Groups call for mutual respect while fishing rivers of Fraser Valley

DFO urging ‘respectful behavior and communication’ while folks enjoy local fishing opportunities

Chinook salmon swimming. (Michael Humling photo/US Fish & Wildlife Service)
The Fraser Valley Bandits hope to continue an undefeated run at home with Sunday’s game against the Edmonton Stingers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits nearing a sell-out for Sunday’s home game

Less than 100 tickets remain for fans to watch Edmonton visit the Abbotsford Centre on Sunday

The Fraser Valley Bandits hope to continue an undefeated run at home with Sunday’s game against the Edmonton Stingers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Fraser Valley Bandits and The Gaming Stadium are hosting the BC 2K ISO-Championship later this summer. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits, The Gaming Stadium launch NBA 2K esports championship

Games from all across B.C. invited to participate in event, tournaments begin next month

The Fraser Valley Bandits and The Gaming Stadium are hosting the BC 2K ISO-Championship later this summer. (Submitted)
A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ – artist includes phrase on mural without approval

Abbotsford Downtown Business Association allows unapproved mural to take shape downtown

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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Abbotsford AHL franchise named the Canucks

New franchise set to begin play in October, logo is the Johnny Canuck character

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Starting July 23, the Friday evening Sun & Soil Concert Series showcases a diverse mix of local musicians in stellar locations. Photo courtesy Tourism Abbotsford

Abbotsford heats up with a calendar full of summer fun

‘Let’s Go Do Something’ program includes an airshow, concert series, foodie festival

Starting July 23, the Friday evening Sun & Soil Concert Series showcases a diverse mix of local musicians in stellar locations. Photo courtesy Tourism Abbotsford