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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)

Olympic gold medal game for Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Canadian women’s soccer squad

Huitema played the final four minutes of a 1-0 semi-final win vs the United States Aug. 2

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)
RCMP are looking for a man and woman suspected of shoplifting from a Sardis-area business and pulling a knife on one of its employees. (RCMP photos)

Chilliwack RCMP ask for public help tracking down robbery suspects

One of the people allegedly pulled a knife on a loss-prevention officer on their way out the door

RCMP are looking for a man and woman suspected of shoplifting from a Sardis-area business and pulling a knife on one of its employees. (RCMP photos)
Two volunteers with Chilliwack’s City Watch program used one of these Naloxone kits to save the life of a teenager who experienced an apparent drug overdose on July 25, 2021. (Darryl Dick/The Canadian Press)

Quick-thinking volunteers with Chilliwack City Watch save life of teenage boy

The volunteers administered Naloxone to a 16-year-old suffering an apparent drug overdose

Two volunteers with Chilliwack’s City Watch program used one of these Naloxone kits to save the life of a teenager who experienced an apparent drug overdose on July 25, 2021. (Darryl Dick/The Canadian Press)
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: Chilliwack Apartment building on Hazel Street heavily damaged in overnight fire

Residents evacuated to Chilliwack Coliseum, witnesses say one person died

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)
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)
Seen here taking down a Vancouver Island Raider during the 2013 BC Football Conference season, Chilliwack’s Matt McConnell (No. 20 in brown) tried to make the roster of the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions, but was cut on Monday, July 26, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack’s Matt McConnell a CFL free agent after being cut loose by BC Lions

The hard-hitting defensive back was trying to make the Leos roster despite not playing since 2017

Seen here taking down a Vancouver Island Raider during the 2013 BC Football Conference season, Chilliwack’s Matt McConnell (No. 20 in brown) tried to make the roster of the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions, but was cut on Monday, July 26, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema is helping to sell Gatorade, appearing in a 15 second ad for the sports drinks that is airing during the Tokyo Summer Olympics. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

VIDEO: Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema appears in Gatorade TV ads during Olympics

The emerging star with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad endorses the sports drink

Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema is helping to sell Gatorade, appearing in a 15 second ad for the sports drinks that is airing during the Tokyo Summer Olympics. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)
Montreal Canadiens' Corey Perry can't get the puck past Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner as he is held back by defenceman Nick Holden during first period game 4 NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey semifinal action in Montreal, Sunday, June 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Ex-Chilliwack Bruin Nick Holden leaving Las Vegas

The veteran defenceman has been traded to the Ottawa Senators for Evgenii Dadonov

Montreal Canadiens' Corey Perry can't get the puck past Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner as he is held back by defenceman Nick Holden during first period game 4 NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey semifinal action in Montreal, Sunday, June 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
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)
BC Football Conference teams, including Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers (in black) and Victoria’s Westshore Rebels (in white) are sharing in Amateur Sport League Fund money. (Chilliwack Progress file photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs and Valley Huskers receive COVID relief from provincial government

The Amateur Sport League Fund is distributing $11 million to 72 sports organizations

BC Football Conference teams, including Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers (in black) and Victoria’s Westshore Rebels (in white) are sharing in Amateur Sport League Fund money. (Chilliwack Progress file photo)
BC Wheelchair Basketball Society

Chilliwack’s Keaton McEachern invited to BC Wheelchair Basketball camp

McEachern and seven others hit the court to play live basketball for the first time in months

BC Wheelchair Basketball Society
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema made her Summer Olympics debut against Great Britain on July 27, 2021.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema makes Olympic debut with Canada’s national women’s soccer squad

Huitema played one half of a game against Great Britain that ended in a 1-1 draw

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema made her Summer Olympics debut against Great Britain on July 27, 2021.
The Local Sport Relief Fund is providing final help to the Chilliwack Ringette Association and other local youth sports organizations, to help offset COVID losses. (Chilliwack Progress file photo)

Chilliwack youth sports organizations receiving Local Sport Relief Fund grant money

The money is meant to offset financial damage inflicted by the COVID pandemic

The Local Sport Relief Fund is providing final help to the Chilliwack Ringette Association and other local youth sports organizations, to help offset COVID losses. (Chilliwack Progress file photo)
This chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack burned to the ground in under an hour on July 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Chickens killed in fire that destroyed Chilliwack barn Tuesday

Poultry barns on same property burned to the ground in August 2020

This chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack burned to the ground in under an hour on July 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ayrton Martino was only with the Chilliwack Chiefs for a brief time before departing to the USHL. The talented teen was taken in the third round of the 2021 National Hockey League entry draft by the Dallas Stars. (Darren Francis photo)

Former Chilliwack Chief Ayrton Martino picked by Dallas Stars in NHL entry draft

Martino was taken in the third round, while former Chiefs teammate Sasha Teleguine wasn’t selected

Ayrton Martino was only with the Chilliwack Chiefs for a brief time before departing to the USHL. The talented teen was taken in the third round of the 2021 National Hockey League entry draft by the Dallas Stars. (Darren Francis photo)
Cultus Lake, BC’s largest waterpark, has been helping families make amazing memories for 35 years. (Chilliwack Progress Impress photo)

Provincial government provides COVID relief for Cultus Lake Waterpark

Chilliwack’s West Coast Amusements and First Class Concessions also share in the $36.5 million fund

Cultus Lake, BC’s largest waterpark, has been helping families make amazing memories for 35 years. (Chilliwack Progress Impress photo)
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)