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The new name and logo of the Edmonton Elks is seen on the field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Tuesday, June 1, 2021. In an update a day after the CFL postponed Thursday’s game between the Argonauts and Elks, the Edmonton Elks say nine players have tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Elks say nine players have tested positive for COVID-19, team in isolation

CFL has postponed Thursday’s game between the Argonauts and Elks at Toronto

The new name and logo of the Edmonton Elks is seen on the field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Tuesday, June 1, 2021. In an update a day after the CFL postponed Thursday’s game between the Argonauts and Elks, the Edmonton Elks say nine players have tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Langley’s Brodie Hofer in action at the 2021 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (NORCECA/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Brodie Hofer in action at the 2021 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (NORCECA/special to Langley Advance Times)
Vanessa Mannix and Catinka 25 won the $100,000 ATCO Cup 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Summer Fort Classic on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Vanessa Mannix and Catinka 25 won the $100,000 ATCO Cup 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Summer Fort Classic on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Athletes from around the province competed at the provincials in Burnaby recently and several locals qualified to go to the nationals at the end of August. (Fort Langley Canoe Kayak Club/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley paddlers headed to nationals in Ottawa

Local athlete showings at provincials recently qualified several for higher competition

Athletes from around the province competed at the provincials in Burnaby recently and several locals qualified to go to the nationals at the end of August. (Fort Langley Canoe Kayak Club/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

No deal in place for Fraser Valley Bandits to return to Abbotsford Centre in 2022

Professional basketball team has not yet secured lease for next year, looking at all options

The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Brian Morton (CAN) and Chili Pepper SM won the $15,000 Kubota Canada Winning Round. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)

Brian Morton and Chili Pepper, Kassidy Keith and Havana win events at tbird

Morton celebrates win on ‘home turf,’ Keith calls Havana ‘sweetest horse in the barn’

Brian Morton (CAN) and Chili Pepper SM won the $15,000 Kubota Canada Winning Round. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri attends a press conference in Toronto on Wednesday August 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Raptors to open season Oct. 20 vs. Wizards – hopefully at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena

Masai Ujiri said that playing last season out of Tampa set the team back two years

Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri attends a press conference in Toronto on Wednesday August 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Langley’s Rose Chen took top honours and punched her ticket to the national championship as Canada’s major finale for 12U golfers crowned six Maple Leaf Junior (MJT) Mini Tour National Champions at the Tsawwassen Springs course in Delta. (MJT)
Langley’s Rose Chen took top honours and punched her ticket to the national championship as Canada’s major finale for 12U golfers crowned six Maple Leaf Junior (MJT) Mini Tour National Champions at the Tsawwassen Springs course in Delta. (MJT)
Langley Rivermen forward Ronin Sharma was one of three people killed in a single-vehicle crash, the team confirmed Saturday. (file)
Langley Rivermen forward Ronin Sharma was one of three people killed in a single-vehicle crash, the team confirmed Saturday. (file)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 win again in the $37,000 CSI3* Steel-Craft Doors Cup 1.50m at the Summer Fort Classic. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)

Second win for Swail at tbird

Placed first in $37,000 Steel-Craft Doors Cup

Conor Swail and Theo 160 win again in the $37,000 CSI3* Steel-Craft Doors Cup 1.50m at the Summer Fort Classic. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Cheryl Jean-Paul returns to Langley after the tournament, to lead the Spartans women’s basketball team again. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

TWU basketball coach leads Canada to championships in Mexico

Spartans head coach Cheryl Jean-Paul is heading to the FIBA U16 Americas Women’s Championships 2021

Cheryl Jean-Paul returns to Langley after the tournament, to lead the Spartans women’s basketball team again. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 won the $37,000 George & Dianne Tidball Legacy at the tbird Summer Fort Classic in Langley. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 won the $37,000 George & Dianne Tidball Legacy at the tbird Summer Fort Classic in Langley. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
A hockey equipment swap meet is set for Saturday and Sunday at Abbotsford’s MSA Arena. (Submitted)

Hockey equipment swap occurring in Abbotsford this weekend

Fraser Valley Classic 3 on 3 league hosting third annual swap at MSA Arena

A hockey equipment swap meet is set for Saturday and Sunday at Abbotsford’s MSA Arena. (Submitted)
B.C. Lions’ Dominique Rhymes (19) dives but fails to make the reception as Edmonton Elks’ Darius Williams, back, defends during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Thursday August 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions’ Dominique Rhymes (19) dives but fails to make the reception as Edmonton Elks’ Darius Williams, back, defends during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Thursday August 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Abbotsford Canucks released season ticket prices and term packages on Aug. 18. (File photo)

Here’s how Abbotsford Canucks ticket prices stack up

New American Hockey League team releases season ticket prices and term packages

The Abbotsford Canucks released season ticket prices and term packages on Aug. 18. (File photo)
Brandon Gilbeck of the Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck named Defensive Player of the Year

Canadian Elite Basketball League honours big man at league awards on Aug. 18, next game on Friday

Brandon Gilbeck of the Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Langley’s Brodie Hofer was one of six members of Trinity Western University’s Spartans men’s volleyball team named to the Canadian team that will compete at the 2021 NORCECA continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (file)

Langley’s Hofer plays for Canada – again

Named to Team Canada roster for NORCECA continental championship

Langley’s Brodie Hofer was one of six members of Trinity Western University’s Spartans men’s volleyball team named to the Canadian team that will compete at the 2021 NORCECA continental championship in Durango, Mexico. (file)
The Abbotsford Canucks have released season ticket pricing for the team’s inaugural season. (Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks release season ticket pricing

American Hockey League team offering multi-year packages for fans

The Abbotsford Canucks have released season ticket pricing for the team’s inaugural season. (Canucks photo)
BC Lions’ quarterback Michael Reilly, centre, throws the ball as Calgary Stampeders close in during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

B.C. entrepreneur Amar Doman introduced as new owner of B.C. Lions

Asset management firm owner buys team from the estate of former owner David Braley

BC Lions’ quarterback Michael Reilly, centre, throws the ball as Calgary Stampeders close in during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Team Canada's Rougeau Lauriane fights for control of the puck with U.S.A.'s Kendall Coyne Schofield during first period of Women's Rivalry Series hockey action in Vancouver on February 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Women’s world hockey championship revived in Calgary after pandemic hiatus

Ten countries will compete in summer for a world title in Calgary

Team Canada's Rougeau Lauriane fights for control of the puck with U.S.A.'s Kendall Coyne Schofield during first period of Women's Rivalry Series hockey action in Vancouver on February 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward