Neil Corbett

YMCA plan ‘progressing’ in Abbotsford

Organization pursues facility, but still needs $15 million from the city.

A Rick Hansen Hurricanes tackler stops a Seaquam ball carrier during varsity AA football action on Friday. The Hurricanes won the contest 36-21 with strong defensive play and a running game that put up an impressive 371 rushing yards.

High school football: Hurricanes run over Seaquam

A strong running game powered the Rick Hansen Hurricanes to a 36-21 victory over Seaquam in varsity AA football action.

A Rick Hansen Hurricanes tackler stops a Seaquam ball carrier during varsity AA football action on Friday. The Hurricanes won the contest 36-21 with strong defensive play and a running game that put up an impressive 371 rushing yards.
Albel Deol and Anna Goertzen Loeppki act out some of the food bank volunteer work they have been doing

Teen volunteers in television commercial

Community-minded teens will star in a nationwide commercial that was shot at an Abbotsford seniors home on Monday.

Albel Deol and Anna Goertzen Loeppki act out some of the food bank volunteer work they have been doing
LFL action at AESC Saturday night between the Abbotsford Angels and Toronto Triumph.

Angels beat Triumph in Lingerie Football League action in Abbotsford

The B.C. Angels and came up with a 31-27 win over the Toronto Triumph on Saturday night at the AESC.

LFL action at AESC Saturday night between the Abbotsford Angels and Toronto Triumph.
The spotted wing drosophila

New pest in B.C. attacking berry crops

Pest has evolved a serrated “saw,” which allows it to cut through the skin of healthy, still-plump fruit, and lay eggs in it.

The spotted wing drosophila
Mike Hopcraft has sights set on a new location for his business and reptile rescue facility.

Reptile Guy fundraising for new location in Abbotsford

The Reptile Guy has a “perfect” new location, a business plan for a reptile rescue facility...

Mike Hopcraft has sights set on a new location for his business and reptile rescue facility.
Christopher Ducharme; founder of the B.C. Victims of Homicide; presents Shari Greer with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Mother of murdered girl honoured

Shari Greer is a woman who is too familiar with grief. For helping others cope with the death of their loved ones...

Christopher Ducharme; founder of the B.C. Victims of Homicide; presents Shari Greer with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Abbotsford Police officers investigate the scene of the fatal crash on Vye Road early Sunday morning.

UPDATE: Fatal accident in Abbotsford

One person is dead and another was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a single-vehicle crash in Abbotsford early Sunday.

Abbotsford Police officers investigate the scene of the fatal crash on Vye Road early Sunday morning.
Corrections Officers rally in Abbotsford on Friday.

Corrections officers ‘get loud’

The Union of Canadian Corrections Officers held a rally to bring public awareness to the issues they face.

Corrections Officers rally in Abbotsford on Friday.
Participants in the Innovative Fitness Adventure Challenge with a cheque for $235

Innovative Fitness Adventure Challenge raises $238,000 for Canucks Place

In just its second year, the Fraser Valley's running of the IFAC has already become a six-digit fundraiser.

Participants in the Innovative Fitness Adventure Challenge with a cheque for $235

Letter carrier attacked by three mastiffs

An Abbotsford letter carrier was attacked by three mastiffs on Monday morning, and taken to hospital with an arm injury.

Serious injuries to riders on scooter and cycle in Abbotsford

Two collisions resulted in serious injuries to Abbotsford residents on Monday.

Abbotsford Mission MLA Randy Hawes will not run in the next provincial election.

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Randy Hawes joins list of Liberals leaving politics

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Randy Hawes has added his name to the list of longtime Liberal politicians who will not be running...

Abbotsford Mission MLA Randy Hawes will not run in the next provincial election.
Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong has been named Minister of Finance and House Leader.

New finance minister de Jong says he will balance the books

Premier Christy Clark has named him Finance Minister while the world faces a time of economic uncertainty...

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong has been named Minister of Finance and House Leader.

Tenants pursue winter power costs

Tenants of Villa Vista apartment felt they were forced to go public with their complaints about a lack of heat in their building....

Police officers arrest one of two men found near bags of cocaine in a farm field near Mt. Lehman Road and Zero Avenue in September 2009. The pair now awaits sentencing.

Crown wants eight years for cocaine couriers

The Crown is asking for eight years prison time for two Abbotsford men who were found in a berry field near four cocaine-filled bags in 2009

Police officers arrest one of two men found near bags of cocaine in a farm field near Mt. Lehman Road and Zero Avenue in September 2009. The pair now awaits sentencing.

Abbotsford mayor and councillors feel the heat – Fire Ops 101

Mayor Bruce Banman and several members of council were feeling some heat on Wednesday, but it wasn't political.

A huge fire destroyed a hay barn and silo on Wells Line Road on Wednesday morning.

Update: Sumas Prairie silo fire appears accidental

A silo full of hay went up in flames on Wells Line Road in Abbotsford on Wednesday morning.

A huge fire destroyed a hay barn and silo on Wells Line Road on Wednesday morning.
Dr. Barbara Fischer wears hearing protection when she’s outside on her Lefeuvre Road property due to the blasting of a neighbouring farm’s propane cannons.

Blueberry cannon bylaw pursued

Abbotsford Coun. John Smith suggests the city adopt a bylaw regulating the use of the devices

Dr. Barbara Fischer wears hearing protection when she’s outside on her Lefeuvre Road property due to the blasting of a neighbouring farm’s propane cannons.
Colin Adams of Deloraine

Extreme heat impacted crowds at Agrifair

Final numbers aren't yet in, but soaring temperatures appeared to cut down on numbers attending Abbotsford event

Colin Adams of Deloraine