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This is a June 10, 2015, photo of Mylan Hicks, who was shot and killed outside a nightclub where he and his Calgary Stampeder teammates had been celebrating a CFL victory. The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld the sentence of the man who was convicted in the death of Hicks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo

Alberta Court of Appeal upholds sentence for man who killed Calgary Stampeder

Mylan Hicks was shot twice in 2016 outside the Marquee Beer Market in Calgary in 2016

 

The NFL’s approach to dealing with vaccinated, asymptomatic COVID cases will be closely watched. (Courtesy of the NFL)

NFL could become trend-setter for COVID-19 testing policies

Football league is scaling back testing for vaccinated players in alignment with CDC guidelines

 

Langley Rams won the Canadian Bowl Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, shutting out the Ontario Conference champion London Beefeaters 37-0 in London, Ontario for the first national title in franchise history. (Boris Terzic Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Rams win Canadian Bowl

First time team has taken national championship

Langley Rams won the Canadian Bowl Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, shutting out the Ontario Conference champion London Beefeaters 37-0 in London, Ontario for the first national title in franchise history. (Boris Terzic Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
With his Pittsburgh Steelers struggling, Chase Claypool was asked how the team might pick up the pace at practice. His suggestion wasn’t well received by his head coach and a veteran teammate. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool has ‘more music’ suggestion shot down by Pittsburgh Steelers coach

Claypool suggested that having music playing at practices might help the team up its tempo

With his Pittsburgh Steelers struggling, Chase Claypool was asked how the team might pick up the pace at practice. His suggestion wasn’t well received by his head coach and a veteran teammate. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Joel Klaassen ran the ball for the Rams as Langley downed the Saskatoon Hilltops 17-14 Saturday, Nov. 20 at McLeod stadium (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Rams down Hilltops to take CJFL semifinal

Win punches their ticket to Canadian Bowl

Joel Klaassen ran the ball for the Rams as Langley downed the Saskatoon Hilltops 17-14 Saturday, Nov. 20 at McLeod stadium (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (7), quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) and Bryan Burnham, back left, celebrate before Whitehead’s touchdown was called back when he was ruled down at the one yard line during the first half of a CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Friday, November 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (7), quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) and Bryan Burnham, back left, celebrate before Whitehead’s touchdown was called back when he was ruled down at the one yard line during the first half of a CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Friday, November 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Langley Rams are Cullen Cup champions for a third straight year, following a rain-soaked defensive battle with the Okanagan Sun at McLeod Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 13. (Langley Rams/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Rams win Cullen Cup

BCFC final played in pouring rain

Langley Rams are Cullen Cup champions for a third straight year, following a rain-soaked defensive battle with the Okanagan Sun at McLeod Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 13. (Langley Rams/Special to Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Place is back as the host of the B.C. high school football provincial after they originally stated they were unable to this year. (File photo)

BC Place back as host of B.C. high school football semifinals and finals

AAA Varsity, AA Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Grade 8 division teams return on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4

BC Place is back as the host of the B.C. high school football provincial after they originally stated they were unable to this year. (File photo)
Langley Rams, seen here taking the field during the regular season, have made it to the Cullen cup final for the third time in a row, following their Saturday, Nov. 6 victory over the Huskers. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Rams will play Okanagan Sun at Cullen cup

Both teams won semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 6

Langley Rams, seen here taking the field during the regular season, have made it to the Cullen cup final for the third time in a row, following their Saturday, Nov. 6 victory over the Huskers. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
BC Lions quarterback Michael Reilly is sacked by Hamilton Tiger Cats defensive end Julian Howsare (95) during first half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
BC Lions quarterback Michael Reilly is sacked by Hamilton Tiger Cats defensive end Julian Howsare (95) during first half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Langley Rams running back Joel Klaassen (No. 5) was one of nine players named to the B.C. conference all-star team. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times file)

VIDEO: A loss won’t keep Langley Rams from top spot

One point more for the winner, and it would have been a different story

Langley Rams running back Joel Klaassen (No. 5) was one of nine players named to the B.C. conference all-star team. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times file)
B.C. Lions wide receiver Bryan Burnham (16) makes a touchdown catch as he his defended by Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jalen Collins (7) during first half CFL action in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
B.C. Lions wide receiver Bryan Burnham (16) makes a touchdown catch as he his defended by Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jalen Collins (7) during first half CFL action in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Abbotsford’s Sandeep Singh Kaila has established a new Guinness World Record for spinning a football on one finger. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: B.C. man establishes world record for spinning football on one finger

Local man achieves another Guinness World Record, hopes to continue journey to set more

Abbotsford’s Sandeep Singh Kaila has established a new Guinness World Record for spinning a football on one finger. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Deatrick Nichols (32) knocks the ball away from B.C. Lions’ Lemar Durant (1) as he attempts the catch during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeg Blue Bombers blast B.C. Lions 45-0 for 8th straight CFL win

QB Zach Collaros passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns for victors

Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Deatrick Nichols (32) knocks the ball away from B.C. Lions’ Lemar Durant (1) as he attempts the catch during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C. high school football searching for new venue

McLeod Athletic Park is not available, SFU reps scheduling a meeting after BC Place unable to host

The Vernon Panthers and Bateman Timberwolves battle at a past B.C. high school provincial final in BC Place. That venue will not be hosting the 2021 slate of championship games. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Langley Rams increased their winning streak to six with a 34-7 victory over Westshore Rebels on Oct. 17. (file)

Langley Rams make it six

Win over Rebels extends streak

Langley Rams increased their winning streak to six with a 34-7 victory over Westshore Rebels on Oct. 17. (file)
Thunderbirds held off a late-in-the-game drive by the Timberwolves on Friday, Oct. 15 at McLeod stadium, (Thunderbird Twitter image)

LSS Thunderbirds extend streak to four

Langley AA Varsity team withstands offensive drive by rival Robert Bateman in closing minutes

Thunderbirds held off a late-in-the-game drive by the Timberwolves on Friday, Oct. 15 at McLeod stadium, (Thunderbird Twitter image)
Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Bo Levi Mitchell, surging Calgary Stampeders trounce beleaguered B.C. Lions 39-10

Leos suffer third straight loss, sit fourth in CFL’s West Division

Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck