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BCHL all-star festivities to include Top Prospects Game

All-star events will be held Jan. 14 in Penticton, with NHL and college scouts in attendance

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Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Sardis Drumline gets season-long gig at Vancouver Canucks games

Small groups from Sardis secondary school will perform at 41 National Hockey League matches

Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)
Left to right, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon, Eevah Macdonald, and Vancouver-Kensington MLA Mable Elmore inside the Legislature in Victoria on Oct. 21, 2021. (Submitted)

Chilliwack MLA Kelli Paddon reads powerful words from bullied 11-year-old in BC Legislature

“They said because I am black, I should go kill myself,” Eevah Macdonald wrote

Left to right, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon, Eevah Macdonald, and Vancouver-Kensington MLA Mable Elmore inside the Legislature in Victoria on Oct. 21, 2021. (Submitted)
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2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)
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31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

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A notice posted on the door to Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope. The owner of the restaurant remains defiant, saying she won’t check for vaccine passports. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Owner of Hope’s Rolly’s Restaurant remains defiant after having business licence suspended

She said she’s done everything required by health officials up to now, but vax passports go too far

A notice posted on the door to Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope. The owner of the restaurant remains defiant, saying she won’t check for vaccine passports. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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Former Canadian Football League star Cory Philpot is the new head coach of the BC Football Conference Langley Rams.

Langley Rams hire ex-BC Lions star Cory Philpot as new head coach

A Grey Cup champion with the Leos in 1994, Philpot takes over for Howie Zaron

Former Canadian Football League star Cory Philpot is the new head coach of the BC Football Conference Langley Rams.
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)

VIDEO: Game time changed for Olympic women’s soccer final between Canada and Sweden

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt are on the Canadian team, gunning for gold

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)
Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Nine-year-old Chilliwack girl presents Lytton mayor with $3,440 from lemonade sales

Emily Loewen’s donation may be used to help re-stock the Lytton library once it’s rebuilt

Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack firefighters tackle a blaze at an apartment fire on Hazel Street in Chilliwack in the early hours of July 29, 2021. (Eric Buermeyer photo)

UPDATE: Fatality confirmed in Chilliwack apartment building blaze

Residents evacuated to Chilliwack Coliseum, and the Chilliwack Fire Department confirmed one death

Chilliwack firefighters tackle a blaze at an apartment fire on Hazel Street in Chilliwack in the early hours of July 29, 2021. (Eric Buermeyer photo)
Dennis Cholowski has been selected by the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. (DetroitRedWings.com photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Dennis Cholowski picked by Seattle Kraken in NHL expansion draft

The Langley product will be moving hundreds of miles closer to home as he leaves Detroit

Dennis Cholowski has been selected by the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. (DetroitRedWings.com photo)
After one year away due to COVID, Chilliwack Chiefs alum Austin Plevy will be back with the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2021-22. (SPHL photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Austin Plevy re-signs with Evansville Thunderbolts

Plevy was the Southern Professional Hockey League’s top rookie and MVP in 2019-20

After one year away due to COVID, Chilliwack Chiefs alum Austin Plevy will be back with the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2021-22. (SPHL photo)
Cultus Lake Fire Department firefighters on the scene of a trailer fire at Cultus Lake's Sunnyside campground in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo)

Man confirmed dead following trailer fire at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground

A 74-year-old suffered severe burns after getting trapped inside the burning trailer

Cultus Lake Fire Department firefighters on the scene of a trailer fire at Cultus Lake's Sunnyside campground in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo)
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.
Chilliwack’s Owen Hopfner celebrates a successful putt on the third green at Chilliwack Golf Club during the final round of the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tournament on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Langley teen Caleb Davies wins championship round at Chilliwack’s Fred Wellsby golf tourney

Davies outdueled Chilliwack’s Joe Corke over 18 holes at the Chilliwack Golf Course

Chilliwack’s Owen Hopfner celebrates a successful putt on the third green at Chilliwack Golf Club during the final round of the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tournament on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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.
The remnants of a burned out trailer at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground after a fire in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo)

One man seriously injured as trailer catches fire at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground

A man was airlifted to hospital and panicked campers struggled to escape the early-morning blaze

The remnants of a burned out trailer at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground after a fire in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo)