Fraser Valley

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

 

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

 

Muralist Emmanual Jarus of Toronto in front of his latest work in Chilliwack on July 24, 2021. Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress photo

VIDEO: Chilliwack morphing into city of street murals

Big-name muralists drawn to Chilliwack, as was B.C.’s minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

 

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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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
Justin Leon debut game for the Bandits on Thursday (July 8) turned out to be the club’s first loss this season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits lose first game of 2021 season

Bandits fall 103-82 to Niagara River Lions, next take on Ottawa on Saturday

Justin Leon debut game for the Bandits on Thursday (July 8) turned out to be the club’s first loss this season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
Abbotsford’s Lakeland Flowers opens its U-pick sunflower field on Saturday, July 10. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Sunflower season arrives in Abbotsford

Lakeland Flowers opens U-pick on Saturday, several other locations to admire sunflowers

Abbotsford’s Lakeland Flowers opens its U-pick sunflower field on Saturday, July 10. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fans returning to Abbotsford Centre next week

Fraser Valley Bandits becoming first pro sports team in B.C. to host fans since pandemic

The Abbotsford Centre will welcome fans back for a Bandits basketball game on July 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
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Abbotsford’s Tradex hosting iMADE Summer Outdoor Market

Saturday marks the first of four dates for event featuring artisans, crafts and food trucks

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Fraser Valley Bandits sweep home stand to go 4-0

Abbotsford-based pro basketball red hot to start 2021 CEBL regular season

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Faria Firoz is the 2021 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s medal at the UFV. (University of the Fraser Valley)

Chilliwack UFV student awarded medal for promoting diversity, inclusion, reconciliation

UFV Lieutenant Governor’s Medal winner Faria Firoz uses art to advocate for justice

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Faria Firoz is the 2021 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s medal at the UFV. (University of the Fraser Valley)
Malcolm Duvivier and the Fraser Valley Bandits cruised to a 104-81 win over the Niagara River Lions on Tuesday. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits tame River Lions to improve to 2-0

Abbotsford-based basketball team defeats Niagara River Lions 104-81 on Tuesday night

Malcolm Duvivier and the Fraser Valley Bandits cruised to a 104-81 win over the Niagara River Lions on Tuesday. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)