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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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Chilliwack’s Brooklyn Morrison watches the ball leave the yard after taking the winning swing in the Minot State Beavers softball homerun derby. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Brooklyn Morrison wins Minot State softball homerun derby

The infielder displayed surprising power, hitting five balls out of the yard in the final round

Chilliwack’s Brooklyn Morrison watches the ball leave the yard after taking the winning swing in the Minot State Beavers softball homerun derby. (submitted photo)
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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Demonstrators gathered outside Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope Friday morning, Oct. 8, to show support for the local business and protest against vaccine mandates. (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

Demonstrators gathered outside Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope Friday morning, Oct. 8, to show support for the local business and protest against vaccine mandates. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Chilliwack’s Sardis secondary hosts basketball game between UFV and Langara

The university men’s teams face each other in preseason action in the Sardis gymnasium

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(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

RCMP raid seven addresses in Chilliwack during large drug bust

Police say drugs originating in Chilliwack ended up in Kamloops and other parts of BC

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Bob Hankins, where the magic happens, in the little workshop he spends hours in creating his butterflies. (Eric J. Welsh/ Black Press)

Hope’s Bob Hankins brings smiles to strangers with butterfly creations

The 85-year-old started making hand-crafted butterflies as a way to honour his father’s memory

Bob Hankins, where the magic happens, in the little workshop he spends hours in creating his butterflies. (Eric J. Welsh/ Black Press)
B.C. vaccine passport (Black Press Media)

Eastern Fraser Valley restaurants not impacted by new COVID restrictions

Customers are only required to show proof of single vaccination up until Oct. 24

B.C. vaccine passport (Black Press Media)
Serge Joseph Sauvé was last seen at the Hudson Bay Trail near the Othello exit of Highway 5. (RCMP photo)

RCMP believe missing Hope man may have gotten lost in backcountry

Police are asking for public help to find Serge Joseph Sauvé, who was last seen Aug. 3

Serge Joseph Sauvé was last seen at the Hudson Bay Trail near the Othello exit of Highway 5. (RCMP photo)
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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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Donna Tetrault is happy her little dog Aiden pulled through several hours of surgery after being attacked by a pitbull on the loose, but she’s angry that she’ll never know who owns the aggressive dog. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman wants to know who owned the pitbull that attacked her dog

Donna Tetrault’s dog Aiden endured four hours of surgery after being grabbed by the neck and shaken

Donna Tetrault is happy her little dog Aiden pulled through several hours of surgery after being attacked by a pitbull on the loose, but she’s angry that she’ll never know who owns the aggressive dog. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack River Valley volunteer firefighters on the ground fighting one of the many wildfires that blazed through B.C. this summer. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack River Valley firefighters battle some of B.C.’s biggest wildfires

Volunteer firefighters contributed to efforts in Lytton and White Rock Lake during a busy summer

Chilliwack River Valley volunteer firefighters on the ground fighting one of the many wildfires that blazed through B.C. this summer. (Submitted photo)
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Fraser Valley basketball Bandits earn all-star selections

Two members of the CEBL team earned second-team spots and two earned All-Canadian recognition

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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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A COVID outbreak has been declared at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village residential care home. (Google Earth photo)

Fraser Health declares COVID outbreak at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village care home

Four people have tested positive for the virus, including one resident

A COVID outbreak has been declared at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village residential care home. (Google Earth photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Chilliwack man arrested after terrified woman calls police

The woman was trailed down Yale Road by a man who allegedly tried to lure her into his vehicle

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Watched by teammates, Chilliwack’s Chris Lindhout (in white) sends a putt towards the first hole at the Sandpiper Golf Course Monday while playing in the 13th annual Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism Golf Tournament. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Golfers tee off at Sandpiper in 13th annual Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism tournament

The event brings together the agriculture industry and autism community for a fun fundraiser

Watched by teammates, Chilliwack’s Chris Lindhout (in white) sends a putt towards the first hole at the Sandpiper Golf Course Monday while playing in the 13th annual Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism Golf Tournament. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)
The Starfish Backpack program offers Chilliwack students food to take home to their families. (Langley Advance Times files)

Union makes $1,000 donation to Rotary Club of Chilliwack’s Feed the Kids Initiative

The Christian Labour Association of Canada donated as part of its Building Communities program

The Starfish Backpack program offers Chilliwack students food to take home to their families. (Langley Advance Times files)