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Nick Taylor of Abbotsford takes a swing at the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday, June 11. (PGA Tour video screenshot)

B.C. golfer Nick Taylor breaks course record at RBC Canadian Open

Taylor ended third round at open with a 9-under 63 on Saturday, still vying to win

Nick Taylor of Abbotsford takes a swing at the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday, June 11. (PGA Tour video screenshot)
Abbotsford’s JP Siou is set to take on the Spartan Death Race, which begins in Vermont later this month. (Submitted)

Atypical Abbotsford athlete taking on Spartan Death Race challenge

Local trainer JP Siou received a last-minute invite to daring event in Vermont, hopes to survive

Abbotsford’s JP Siou is set to take on the Spartan Death Race, which begins in Vermont later this month. (Submitted)
Athletes have until Thursday (June 15) to register for the Abbotsford 2023 55-Plus Games. (Betty Johnston photo)

Abbotsford 55-Plus BC Games athlete registration closing next week

Interested participants can register for one of 28 sports until June 15, Games run Aug. 22 to 26

Athletes have until Thursday (June 15) to register for the Abbotsford 2023 55-Plus Games. (Betty Johnston photo)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has signed with the DEL’s Fischtown Pinguins. (Foto von Jan-Philipp Burmann/City-Press GmbH)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen signs with DEL’s Fischtown Pinguins

Virtanen initially signed with German-based team in February

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has signed with the DEL’s Fischtown Pinguins. (Foto von Jan-Philipp Burmann/City-Press GmbH)
The Duck Divas have been hiding tiny resin ducks across B.C. to bring a smile to people's faces. (The Duck Divas/Facebook)

The sneaky Duck Divas have been hiding tiny fowl across B.C.’s Interior

Tiny, colourful ducks have been found in Abbotsford, Merritt and Kamloops

The Duck Divas have been hiding tiny resin ducks across B.C. to bring a smile to people's faces. (The Duck Divas/Facebook)
Abbotsford Christian School. (Google Street View)

Abbotsford Christian parent group loses vote to repeal gender identity policy from school manual

Majority of 1,800 voters in Abbotsford Christian School Society took part in two-day resolution vote

Abbotsford Christian School. (Google Street View)
Anna Konrad rests on her family’s trampoline in the Sumas Prairie region of Abbotsford on a recent warm day. She has created a podcast documenting the post-traumatic stress kids like her are experiencing from the flooding in November 2021, and pressuring the government to keep the issue top of mind. (Submitted photo)

Young B.C. podcast creator opens dialogue on PTSD for flood-affected children

5-episode series tackles post-traumatic stress and urges politicians to keep issue top of mind

Anna Konrad rests on her family’s trampoline in the Sumas Prairie region of Abbotsford on a recent warm day. She has created a podcast documenting the post-traumatic stress kids like her are experiencing from the flooding in November 2021, and pressuring the government to keep the issue top of mind. (Submitted photo)
The Abbotsford 55-Plus BC Games torch lighting is set for Abbotsford’s Jubilee Park on May 13. (Instagram)

Free ice cream, local entertainment set for Abbotsford 55-Plus BC Games torch lighting ceremony

Jubilee Park hosts the official 100-day countdown to the Games on May 13

The Abbotsford 55-Plus BC Games torch lighting is set for Abbotsford’s Jubilee Park on May 13. (Instagram)
SFU football player and Abbotsford product Sam Davenport has wrote a letter to SFU president Joy Johnson to urge her to reconsider scrapping the football program. (Wilson Wong/SFU Athletics)

SFU footballer pens letter to university pleading to bring program back

Abbotsford’s Sam Davenport states that uncertainty around the team has destroyed his mental health

SFU football player and Abbotsford product Sam Davenport has wrote a letter to SFU president Joy Johnson to urge her to reconsider scrapping the football program. (Wilson Wong/SFU Athletics)
CUPE BC president Karen Ranalletta speaks at a public rally at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 in support of CUPE 561, whose members have been on the picket lines for more than three weeks since the full withdrawal of transit services in the Fraser Valley. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Lunchtime rally in Chilliwack saw striking transit drivers ‘demand to be treated fairly’

‘We’re here now on strike because this job is no longer sustainable,’ says Chilliwack driver at rally

CUPE BC president Karen Ranalletta speaks at a public rally at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 in support of CUPE 561, whose members have been on the picket lines for more than three weeks since the full withdrawal of transit services in the Fraser Valley. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jacob Wilson was 24 when he died in Abbotsford, likely due to fentanyl. His mother, a long-time school trustee in the city, is now speaking candidly about their family’s story. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: B.C. school trustee shares heart-wrenching story of losing son to fentanyl

Jacob Wilson survived traumatic brain injury with intervention, but left to die from addiction

Jacob Wilson was 24 when he died in Abbotsford, likely due to fentanyl. His mother, a long-time school trustee in the city, is now speaking candidly about their family’s story. (Submitted photo)
Fraser Valley resident Brenda Kawasaki is the first official volunteer for the upcoming Abbotsford 2023 55-Plus BC Games. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley’s Brenda Kawasaki recognized as first volunteer for Abbotsford 2023 55-Plus BC Games

Games run from Aug. 22 to 26 at various location in and around Abbotsford

Fraser Valley resident Brenda Kawasaki is the first official volunteer for the upcoming Abbotsford 2023 55-Plus BC Games. (Submitted)
Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw Elementary School on Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News file)

April Fool’s detention email from B.C. principal falls flat with parents

Parents go to social media over email informing them their children were assigned weekend detention

Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw Elementary School on Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News file)
An 18-year-old Abbotsford driver has been charged after allegedly spitting in the face of two officers following a traffic stop on Monday night (March 20). His parents’ Honda CRV was also impounded for seven days. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Abbotsford teen driver spits in face of cops following traffic stop

18-year-old driver receives slew of charges, including parents’ car impounded for seven days

An 18-year-old Abbotsford driver has been charged after allegedly spitting in the face of two officers following a traffic stop on Monday night (March 20). His parents’ Honda CRV was also impounded for seven days. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
Larissa Franklin won a bronze medal in women’s softball at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo as part of Team Canada. (Larissa Franklin/Special to The News)

Softball Canada 2023 Women’s National Team features overwhelming number of B.C. athletes

11 of the 22 athletes named to the roster hail from B.C.

Larissa Franklin won a bronze medal in women’s softball at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo as part of Team Canada. (Larissa Franklin/Special to The News)
Detergent foam built up on Clayburn Creek after a company used Tide detergent to clean roof moss off a townhouse complex in Abbotsford in April 2021. A company has now been fined $8,900 by the ministry of environment. (Tom Ulanowski/Facebook)

Detergent mistake that caused bubbly waterway leads to fine for B.C. company

Tide used by contractor to clean roof moss ended up foaming up in a fish-bearing creek

Detergent foam built up on Clayburn Creek after a company used Tide detergent to clean roof moss off a townhouse complex in Abbotsford in April 2021. A company has now been fined $8,900 by the ministry of environment. (Tom Ulanowski/Facebook)
Participant registration is now open for the Abbotsford 55-Plus BC Games.

Participant registration now open for Abbotsford 55-Plus BC Games

Event set to occur from Aug. 22 to 26, over 3,500 participants expected to compete

Participant registration is now open for the Abbotsford 55-Plus BC Games.
Three churches who challenged bans on group services during the COVID lockdowns are trying to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Fraser Valley churches take COVID gathering ban appeal to top court

Langley, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack churches are seeking a Supreme Court of Canada hearing

Three churches who challenged bans on group services during the COVID lockdowns are trying to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen (red jersey) has irritated his teammates who now want him off the roster. (EHC Visp Instagram)

Swiss League team forces management to remove Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen ahead of playoffs

Former Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick is reportedly very unpopular with EHC Visp players

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen (red jersey) has irritated his teammates who now want him off the roster. (EHC Visp Instagram)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen (red jersey) will compete in the Swiss League playoffs starting next week. (EHC Visp Instagram)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen set to compete in the Swiss League playoffs

Former Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick collects 25 points in 21 games for Visp EHC

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen (red jersey) will compete in the Swiss League playoffs starting next week. (EHC Visp Instagram)