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Barry Marsden was one of the founding members of Conair Group Inc., as well as chairman and CEO. The company announced his passing on July 29. (Submitted photo)

Founder of Abbotsford aerial firefighting company Conair dies

Barry Marsden contributed to firefighting from the skies for more than 50 years

 

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Vancouver Canucks two-way deals offer glimpse into Abbotsford Canucks roster

National Hockey League club signs a number of players for 2021-22 season, AHL season begins October

 

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Summer Slam event coming to Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Outdoor three-on-three basketball tournament debuting later this summer

 

Langley RCMP found drugs, guns, cash, stolen cars, and even a stolen boat when they raided a rural Abbotsford property in June. (Langley RCMP)

Drug raid by Langley RCMP on rural Abbotsford house nets cash, guns, fentanyl

Police used flashbangs to enter when the occupants wouldn’t open the doors

Langley RCMP found drugs, guns, cash, stolen cars, and even a stolen boat when they raided a rural Abbotsford property in June. (Langley RCMP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen skates during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Monday, September 28, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s Jake Virtanen set to be bought out by Vancouver Canucks amid sex assault accusation

NHL club places player on unconditional waivers, has been on leave since May 1 since allegations

Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen skates during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Monday, September 28, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The unapproved words on the Bob Bus mural have now been removed as of Thursday (July 22). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Unapproved words removed from downtown Abbotsford mural

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ phrase was not part of the original plan for Bob Bos mural

The unapproved words on the Bob Bus mural have now been removed as of Thursday (July 22). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The CF Snowbirds will still be a part of the Abbotsford International Airshow this year, but fireworks have been cancelled due to the fires burning in the province. (Erin Haluschak photo)

Abbotsford Airshow cancels fireworks displays due to fires burning throughout B.C.

Airshow organizers made decision following announcement of state of emergency

The CF Snowbirds will still be a part of the Abbotsford International Airshow this year, but fireworks have been cancelled due to the fires burning in the province. (Erin Haluschak photo)
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Abbotsford Canucks schedule released

Friday night will be hockey night in Abbotsford this season

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The Abbotsford Canucks home opener is set for Oct. 22 against the Henderson Silver Knights. (Canucks Twitter photo)

Abbotsford Canucks announce home opener date

New American Hockey League team makes debut at Abbotsford Centre on Oct. 22

The Abbotsford Canucks home opener is set for Oct. 22 against the Henderson Silver Knights. (Canucks Twitter photo)
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)
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’: Downtown mural used unapproved content

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ slogan included on Bob Bos mural was not approved by ADBA

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
On Monday, July 19, a group of cyclists will set out from Abbotsford on a 65-day ride across Canada to raise awareness and funds for 65 life-giving wells in Africa, in partnership with Langley-based Global Aid Network (GAiN). Seen here is the 2014 ride. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Young-at-heart, old guys’ to cycle across Canada to fund wells in Africa

65-day ride in support of Langley-based Global Aid Network campaign for clean water

On Monday, July 19, a group of cyclists will set out from Abbotsford on a 65-day ride across Canada to raise awareness and funds for 65 life-giving wells in Africa, in partnership with Langley-based Global Aid Network (GAiN). Seen here is the 2014 ride. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.

Fraser Valley Bandits bringing three-on-three basketball tournament to Langley Events Centre

The Bandits are partnering with Basketball BC to hold the event in early September

The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
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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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Andy Bhatti hosts a celebrity fundraiser with Dallas Smith, Theo Fleury, and former Vancouver Canucks. (Special to The Star)

Langley’s Dallas Smith to perform at annual Home-Run Derby on July 22

Organized by addictions councilor Andy Bhatti, the virtual event raises awareness for mental health

Andy Bhatti hosts a celebrity fundraiser with Dallas Smith, Theo Fleury, and former Vancouver Canucks. (Special to The Star)
A Thunder Rugby camp in Haida Gwaii in 2018. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Thunder Rugby offering free training camp in Abbotsford for Lower Mainland’s Indigenous youth

Selecting 24 youth for Rugby 7s teams, tour to New Zealand for 2022 World Cup

A Thunder Rugby camp in Haida Gwaii in 2018. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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Flair Airlines to offer low-cost flights to Las Vegas from Abbotsford Airport in October

8 Canadian cities getting new flights to U.S. destinations, one-way tickets between $79 to $109

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The Abbotsford AHL team franchise name, colour and logo will now not be announced until July 14 after the Canucks delayed the announcement the evening before they had originally planned to. (Canucks Twitter photo)

Vancouver Canucks delay Abbotsford AHL team announcements

Canucks will now reveal team name, logo and colours on July 14 instead of July 9

The Abbotsford AHL team franchise name, colour and logo will now not be announced until July 14 after the Canucks delayed the announcement the evening before they had originally planned to. (Canucks Twitter 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)