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Nick Warmerdam and his dog Diesel are inviting locals to check out the Lakeland Farm U-pick Flower Farm this spring. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Abbotsford’s Lakeland Flowers opens for spring

Tulip farm attraction opened on April 14, open to the public daily seven days a week

Nick Warmerdam and his dog Diesel are inviting locals to check out the Lakeland Farm U-pick Flower Farm this spring. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s Joel Friesen has signed with the CEBL’s Ottawa Blackjacks for the 2021 season. (Twitter)

Abbotsford’s Joel Friesen signs with Ottawa Blackjacks

Yale Secondary grad returns to Abbotsford Centre on July 3 to face the Bandits

Abbotsford’s Joel Friesen has signed with the CEBL’s Ottawa Blackjacks for the 2021 season. (Twitter)
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Colin Miller returning to Abbotsford Soccer Association

Storied Canadian soccer figure coming back to his coaching roots in Abbotsford

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Abbotsford’s Run For Water transforms into Upstream Challenge for 2021

Throughout the month of May participants can take on a number of different activities in the Valley

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The Fraser Valley Bandits chose Brandon University’s Anthony Tsegakele in the first round of the 2021 CEBL Draft. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits reveal 2021 CEBL Draft choices

Abbotsford-based club selects Quebec’s Anthony Tsegakele in first round

The Fraser Valley Bandits chose Brandon University’s Anthony Tsegakele in the first round of the 2021 CEBL Draft. (Submitted)
A drive-by tribute is planned for Abbotsford soccer figure Barry Crocker at Bateman Park on Saturday. (Facebook)

Drive-by farewell planned for Abbotsford soccer figure

Barry Crocker died on April 2, tribute set for Bateman Park on Saturday

A drive-by tribute is planned for Abbotsford soccer figure Barry Crocker at Bateman Park on Saturday. (Facebook)
Rick Hansen Secondary Students deliver free samosas to students and staff to celebrate Vaisakhi on Tuesday (April 13).

Abbotsford’s Rick Hansen hosts successful ‘Virtual Vaisakhi’

COVID-19 pandemic does not deter enthusiasm for annual festival at local high school

Rick Hansen Secondary Students deliver free samosas to students and staff to celebrate Vaisakhi on Tuesday (April 13).
Abbotsford’s Ying Chun Chen recently won a $1-million prize with Lotto 6/49. (Submitted)
Abbotsford’s Ying Chun Chen recently won the $1-million prize in a Lotto 6/49 draw. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Ying Chun Chen wins Lotto 6/49 $1-million prize

Ticket was purchased at Abbotsford’s FreshCo for the March 6, 2021 draw

Abbotsford’s Ying Chun Chen recently won a $1-million prize with Lotto 6/49. (Submitted)
Abbotsford’s Ying Chun Chen recently won the $1-million prize in a Lotto 6/49 draw. (Submitted)
The Abbotsford IHOP, shown here on April 5, is now completely removed. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford IHOP building taken down

Iconic restaurant had been on South Fraser Way for nearly 33 years

The Abbotsford IHOP, shown here on April 5, is now completely removed. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford's Rick Hansen Secondary School is celebrating Vaisakhi virtually for 2021. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Abbotsford’s Rick Hansen Secondary School celebrates ‘Virtual Vaisakhi’

Production highlights local youth talent in anticipation of the start of annual festival on April 13

Abbotsford's Rick Hansen Secondary School is celebrating Vaisakhi virtually for 2021. (Submitted)
The new American Eagle location at Highstreet Shopping Centre is set to open up this summer. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford American Eagle store opening at Highstreet Shopping Centre

Sevenoaks Shopping Centre location closing on April 18, new store opening in summer

The new American Eagle location at Highstreet Shopping Centre is set to open up this summer. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Police Department is alerting citizens to the possibility of distraction-style thefts. (File photo)

Abbotsford police warn of distraction thieves in town

APD investigating two distraction-style jewellery thefts in the past two weeks

The Abbotsford Police Department is alerting citizens to the possibility of distraction-style thefts. (File photo)
Robert Bateman Grade 12 student Owen Green has signed with the Lewis-Clark Valley Loggers football program. (Instagram photo)

Robert Bateman’s Owen Green signs with Idaho football program

Grade 12 student set to join the Lewis-Clark Valley Loggers football program in the fall

Robert Bateman Grade 12 student Owen Green has signed with the Lewis-Clark Valley Loggers football program. (Instagram photo)
The UFV Food and Agriculture Institute received a grant of $234,859 from the Future Skills Centre (FSC). (UFV photo)

UFV Food and Agriculture Institute receives grant to explore future of food

UFV FAI given grant of close to $235,000 from Future Skills Centre to examine cellular agriculture

The UFV Food and Agriculture Institute received a grant of $234,859 from the Future Skills Centre (FSC). (UFV photo)
LCol MacKinnon presenting Shelley Perkins of BMO a certificate of appreciation for their support of Lt Dhanjal in giving him time off to serve with the Canadian Armed Forces’ COVID-19 response efforts. (Submitted)

Bank of Montreal Abbotsford recognized for military reservist support

Local bank has allowed employee to work exclusively in his reservist role to aid COVID-19 relief

LCol MacKinnon presenting Shelley Perkins of BMO a certificate of appreciation for their support of Lt Dhanjal in giving him time off to serve with the Canadian Armed Forces’ COVID-19 response efforts. (Submitted)
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen will be back in Bandits colours for the 2021 season. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen re-signs with Fraser Valley Bandits

Yale Secondary grad rejoining CEBL club for 2021 season, currently excelling in Sweden

Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen will be back in Bandits colours for the 2021 season. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association has received $10,000 from Kruger Products as part of the paper company’s big assist program.

Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association receives $10,000 from Kruger Products

AMHA one of 10 minor hockey associations earning money from Kruger Big Assist program

The Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association has received $10,000 from Kruger Products as part of the paper company’s big assist program.
Barry Crocker (right), shown with his wife Amalia Crocker, was a very influential person in the history of the Abbotsford Soccer Association. Crocker died due to heart complications on Friday (April 2). (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford soccer ‘founding father’ dies at 78

Barry Crocker was a key figure in local soccer and also made his mark on the national stage

Barry Crocker (right), shown with his wife Amalia Crocker, was a very influential person in the history of the Abbotsford Soccer Association. Crocker died due to heart complications on Friday (April 2). (Facebook photo)
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Abbotsford dog hit by car needs help

Bentley, suspected to have been hit by a car, requires surgery and physiotherapy

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The Fraser Valley Bandits will pick sixth, ninth and 20th overall in the three-round CEBL U Sports draft.

Fraser Valley Bandits picking sixth in CEBL U Sports draft first round

Results from second annual event to be revealed on April 14, Bandits also have ninth and 20th picks

The Fraser Valley Bandits will pick sixth, ninth and 20th overall in the three-round CEBL U Sports draft.