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The possibility of the Canadian Premier League expanding to the Fraser Valley has been floated online. (Facebook photo)

Canadian Premier League possibly eyeing Fraser Valley expansion

Soccer league looking to add ninth team to the mix, B.C. markets potentially rumoured

The Vancouver Canucks and Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen have agreed to a two-year deal with an average annual salary of $2.55 million. (@Canucks Twitter photo)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, Vancouver Canucks agree to two-year deal

Two sides avoid arbitration, Virtanen will receive average annual salary of $2.55 million

The Surrey Eagles are currently seeking billet families for its players in advance of the 2020-‘21 BC Hockey League season. (Garrett James photo)

BCHL team in ‘desperate’ need of billet families for upcoming hockey season

COVID-19 pandemic has made finding homes for players difficult: billet co-ordinator

The Surrey Eagles are currently seeking billet families for its players in advance of the 2020-‘21 BC Hockey League season. (Garrett James photo)
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen and the Vancouver Canucks are scheduled to go to salary arbitration on Oct. 28. (File photo)

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen, Vancouver Canucks playing waiting game for new contract

Yale Hockey Academy product files for arbitration with Canucks, hearing set for Oct. 28

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen and the Vancouver Canucks are scheduled to go to salary arbitration on Oct. 28. (File photo)
Langley’s Ken Cormack (L) and Craig Brown won the B.C. Match Play Net Championship on Sunday, Oct. 18 in Richmond (Courtesy Ken Cormack)

Two ‘dads’ from Langley win B.C. Match Play Net Championship of golf

‘We were just doing it to have fun and have a laugh’

Langley’s Ken Cormack (L) and Craig Brown won the B.C. Match Play Net Championship on Sunday, Oct. 18 in Richmond (Courtesy Ken Cormack)
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McLeod Athletic Park is open, but only to football, the Township confirmed Monday (BCHS Track and Field/Special to Langley Advance Times)

McLeod Athletic Park allows football to resume, but general public still not allowed

Langley Minor Football Association can hold training and some games, but with no spectators

McLeod Athletic Park is open, but only to football, the Township confirmed Monday (BCHS Track and Field/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Brian Morton and Cadillac won the $73,000 ATCO Cup Grand Prix at the Harvest Welcome event held at Thunderbird Show Park on October 18, 2020. (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley rider Brian Morton wins ATCO Cup at Thunderbird Show Park

His first FEI win with Cadillac at the venue that jump-started his show jumping career

Langley’s Brian Morton and Cadillac won the $73,000 ATCO Cup Grand Prix at the Harvest Welcome event held at Thunderbird Show Park on October 18, 2020. (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Course workers prepare the landing area at the ski jump venue in Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, B.C. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Whistler, B.C., to host nordic world junior ski championship in 2023

Canada last hosted the championships in 1997 in Canmore, Alta.

Course workers prepare the landing area at the ski jump venue in Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, B.C. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jackson Jacob was the top Cascade on the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) men’s golf team on Wednesday, Oct. 14, as the team took first at the Sandpiper Golf Course in Harrison Mills in the BC Rivalry Series. (Dan Kinvig/UFV/special to Langley Advance Times)
Jackson Jacob was the top Cascade on the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) men’s golf team on Wednesday, Oct. 14, as the team took first at the Sandpiper Golf Course in Harrison Mills in the BC Rivalry Series. (Dan Kinvig/UFV/special to Langley Advance Times)
Thunderbird Show Park president Jane Tidball and COO Chris Pack with Volvo Canada’s Kendall Williams and her mother Lee Williams alongside winner Katie Laurie. (Totem Photographics/tbird)

VIDEO: Katie Laurie makes a perfect ride at Langley’s tbird

Laurie claimed her second international victory in just three days

Thunderbird Show Park president Jane Tidball and COO Chris Pack with Volvo Canada’s Kendall Williams and her mother Lee Williams alongside winner Katie Laurie. (Totem Photographics/tbird)
Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans women’s soccer squad returned to the field to post a 3-0 win over the UFV Cascades Friday night, Oct. 17, at TWU’s Chase Office Field. (Courtesy TWU)

VIDEO: Langley’s Miller leads Trinity Western Spartans to 3-0 win over UFV

With the soccer season cancelled, Spartans are playing friendly matches against local opponents

Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans women’s soccer squad returned to the field to post a 3-0 win over the UFV Cascades Friday night, Oct. 17, at TWU’s Chase Office Field. (Courtesy TWU)
Jenna Lee Gottschlich (CAN) and Evita P won the $5,000 Trademark Stables and Friends U25 1.40m at Thunderbird Show Park’s 2020 Harvest Welcome on Friday, Oct. 16. (Photo by Totem Photographics/tbird)

VIDEO: A win for Gottschlich at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park Harvest Welcome

FEI competition resumes for first time since COVID-19 pandemic brought competition to temporary halt

Jenna Lee Gottschlich (CAN) and Evita P won the $5,000 Trademark Stables and Friends U25 1.40m at Thunderbird Show Park’s 2020 Harvest Welcome on Friday, Oct. 16. (Photo by Totem Photographics/tbird)
Spectators will not be allowed in arenas across B.C. due to COVID-19. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Spectators no longer allowed at B.C. indoor sporting facilities

The decision comes after Dr. Bonnie Henry issued caution to sports teams earlier this week

Spectators will not be allowed in arenas across B.C. due to COVID-19. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Sports Men’s Basketball Championship will not proceed with the cancellation of the 2021 Winter Championships. (Contributed)

Winter championships canceled for B.C. university athletes

The decision was made with the unanimous support of U SPORTS’ board of directors

The Sports Men’s Basketball Championship will not proceed with the cancellation of the 2021 Winter Championships. (Contributed)
The Vancouver Giants will return to play on Jan. 8, but only against other B.C. teams. (Robert J Wilton/Vancouver Giants files)

Vancouver Giants will play hockey – in a B.C. bubble

The Giants will play only against other British Columbia division teams

The Vancouver Giants will return to play on Jan. 8, but only against other B.C. teams. (Robert J Wilton/Vancouver Giants files)
Langley’s Alex Cotton, who plays for Lethbridge, has been drafted by Detroit (Lethbridge Hurricanes/Erica Perreaux)
Langley’s Alex Cotton, who plays for Lethbridge, has been drafted by Detroit (Lethbridge Hurricanes/Erica Perreaux)

‘This is my shot’: Langley’s Jeremy Kennedy looks for MMA title with UFC rival Bellator

The 15-2 featherweight, 28, has had a ‘crazy’ 2020 due to COVID-caused quarantine

Chase Claypool scored four touchdowns for the Pittsburgh Steelers en route to a 38-29 win over the Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 11 at Heinz field (Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers)

VIDEO: A record-setting four touchdowns in one game by B.C. football star Chase Claypool

Former Abbotsford player and Langley resident becomes first Steelers rookie to hit mark

Chase Claypool scored four touchdowns for the Pittsburgh Steelers en route to a 38-29 win over the Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 11 at Heinz field (Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers)

Langley Rivermen force exhibition game into overtime before 2-1 loss

Riverman played the Coquitlam Express Friday and Saturday night