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Ellis Rickwood, Kent Johnson and Sasha Teleguine are current or former BCHLers with a chance to be drafted by a National Hockey League team. (BCHL graphic)

How many BCHLers will be selected in 2021 National Hockey League draft?

Will current Michigan Wolverines star Kent Johnson become the highest ever drafted BCHLer

Ellis Rickwood, Kent Johnson and Sasha Teleguine are current or former BCHLers with a chance to be drafted by a National Hockey League team. (BCHL graphic)
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)
Emergency crews responded after a truck pulling a travel trailer rolled over on Highway 1 westbound on July 21. (Facebook photo)

Travel trailer rolls over on Highway 1 near Chilliwack’s Yale Road exit

Emergency crews were on scene at north side of highway for one-vehicle rollover

Emergency crews responded after a truck pulling a travel trailer rolled over on Highway 1 westbound on July 21. (Facebook photo)
Among the flavours currently being served at Banter Ice Cream in Abbotsford is Wild Mint. The popular ice creamery is opening a second location in Chilliwack. (Instagram photo)

Abbotsford’s Banter Ice Cream opening second location in Chilliwack

The new storefront will be opening in the Eddy at the Bridge commercial development

Among the flavours currently being served at Banter Ice Cream in Abbotsford is Wild Mint. The popular ice creamery is opening a second location in Chilliwack. (Instagram photo)
The UFV Cascades have joined other BC universities in an advocacy alliance.

UFV Cascades find common cause with rivals in B.C. Universities Sport Alliance

The BCUSA will provide a more effective platform to provide policy input on a provincial level

The UFV Cascades have joined other BC universities in an advocacy alliance.
Hockey broadcasting legend Jim Robson and former Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin share a laugh. Robson will be dropping in to the Rotary Club of Chilliwack’s online Zoom meeting Friday, July 23. (Instagram photo)

Hockey broadcast legend Jim Robson speaking at Rotary Club of Chilliwack meeting

Robson will share stories and take questions during an online Zoom meeting

Hockey broadcasting legend Jim Robson and former Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin share a laugh. Robson will be dropping in to the Rotary Club of Chilliwack’s online Zoom meeting Friday, July 23. (Instagram photo)
Chilliwack's Ben Hagkull is a 2020 Athlete of the Year for BC Wheelchair Basketball.

Chilliwack’s Ben Hagkull wins top honour from BC Wheelchair Basketball

In a year wrecked by COVID, The 22-year-old remained dedicated to improving his game

Chilliwack's Ben Hagkull is a 2020 Athlete of the Year for BC Wheelchair Basketball.
Paddlers in one of two canoes that were welcomed to Cultus Lake with a traditional Indigenous ceremony July 7. (RCMP photo)

RCMP and Indigenous partners pull together to launch canoes at Cultus Lake

West Wind and Wave Eater were welcomed to the water with a traditional ceremony at Main Beach

Paddlers in one of two canoes that were welcomed to Cultus Lake with a traditional Indigenous ceremony July 7. (RCMP photo)
The Skelton Building, constructed in 1930 in downtown Chilliwack, standings behind yellow fencing with two neighboring buildings as it awaits a badly-needed facelift. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Skelton Building in downtown Chilliwack getting much-needed restoration

Yellow fencing surrounds the building on Wellington Avenue as it waits for work to begin

The Skelton Building, constructed in 1930 in downtown Chilliwack, standings behind yellow fencing with two neighboring buildings as it awaits a badly-needed facelift. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Brian Patafie will call it a career following the 2021-22 BCHL season with the Chilliwack Chiefs. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs trainer Brian Patafie says 2021-22 BCHL season will be his last

The longtime trainer plans to call it a career after 43 years in the game

Brian Patafie will call it a career following the 2021-22 BCHL season with the Chilliwack Chiefs. (Darren Francis photo)
The remnants of a burned out trailer at Cultus Lake's Sunnyside campground after a fire in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (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

The remnants of a burned out trailer at Cultus Lake's Sunnyside campground after a fire in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (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)
Chilliwack Stingray swimmers go back and forth at Rotary Pool Wednesday night during a swim-a-thon to benefit former Stingray Addison Johnston, who is battling a rare form of leukemia. (Facebook photo)

Chilliwack Stingrays rally behind former teammate battling cancer

Addison Johnston, a 17-year-old G.W. Graham student, has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia

Chilliwack Stingray swimmers go back and forth at Rotary Pool Wednesday night during a swim-a-thon to benefit former Stingray Addison Johnston, who is battling a rare form of leukemia. (Facebook photo)
Chilliwack’s Betty Coleman passed the torch virtually last year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raised funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Special Olympics athlete and coach nominated for provincial awards

Athlete Betty Coleman and coach Megan Owens were up for honours from Special Olympics B.C.

Chilliwack’s Betty Coleman passed the torch virtually last year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raised funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Chilliwack’s Braden Adams will memorize and recall 70 decks of cards in a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Chilliwack man memorizing 70 decks of cards to benefit Alzheimer Society of BC

Braden Adams can do one deck in less than five minutes. Seventy decks will be a daunting challenge

Chilliwack’s Braden Adams will memorize and recall 70 decks of cards in a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
The greens of the Chilliwack Golf Club await top young golfers who’ve qualified for the championship invitational at the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tourney. (Instagram photo)

Chilliwack’s Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tourney ends with championship round

Winners from five qualifying rounds gather for a sixth round at the Chilliwack Golf Club

The greens of the Chilliwack Golf Club await top young golfers who’ve qualified for the championship invitational at the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tourney. (Instagram photo)
Chilliwack’s Kate Stuart is one of six stoppers invited to Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp in Calgary. (University of Boston Terriers photo)

Chilliwack goalie Kate Stuart invited to Hockey Canada camp

Stuart is one of 40 players invited to the National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp in Calgary

Chilliwack’s Kate Stuart is one of six stoppers invited to Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp in Calgary. (University of Boston Terriers photo)
A file shot of the Vedder Canal near the Keith Wilson Bridge on Jan. 17, 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

City of Chilliwack looking to slow down motorized watercraft on Vedder Canal

In an online survey, the City is suggesting applying for a federally approved speed restriction

A file shot of the Vedder Canal near the Keith Wilson Bridge on Jan. 17, 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
Valley Huskers

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers start 2021 BCFC schedule with home game vs Okanagan Sun

Due to COVID, the junior football league will play an eight-game slate for the first time since 1992

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