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A mix of new players like forward Kienan Draper (left) and returnees like defenceman Xavier Henry (right) have the Chilliwack Chiefs excited about what’s to come in the 2020-21 BCHL season. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack hockey boss believes Chiefs are good enough to win BCHL title

They’ll need to prove it on the ice, but Brian Maloney is excited about the team heading into 2020-21

A mix of new players like forward Kienan Draper (left) and returnees like defenceman Xavier Henry (right) have the Chilliwack Chiefs excited about what’s to come in the 2020-21 BCHL season. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
New Chilliwack Chief Wyatt Schlaht is expected to bring physical play to a lineup loaded with speed and skill. (BCHL photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs acquire Wyatt Schlaht from Surrey Eagles

The big-bodied forward was a handful for the Chiefs in last season’s BCHL playoffs

New Chilliwack Chief Wyatt Schlaht is expected to bring physical play to a lineup loaded with speed and skill. (BCHL photo)
PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities

PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities

The junior B hockey league was hoping to start Sept. 29 but is now targeting mid-October

PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities
The view from above as Gary Robbins stops to enjoy one of the panoramic vistas on his 110 mile journey. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Gary Robbins maps out epic trail across eight mountains

Robbins spent nearly 40 hours covering 110 miles and over 10,000 metres of elevation gain

The view from above as Gary Robbins stops to enjoy one of the panoramic vistas on his 110 mile journey. (Submitted photo)
BCHL Interior conference rivals face off in Okanagan Cup

BCHL Interior conference rivals face off in Okanagan Cup

With the regular season delayed until December, four teams are playing a ‘meaningful’ tournament

BCHL Interior conference rivals face off in Okanagan Cup
Chilliwack Chiefs add player with NCAA experience to blueline

Chilliwack Chiefs add player with NCAA experience to blueline

Luke Krys joins the BCHL junior A club after spending the 2019-20 season with the Brown Bears

Chilliwack Chiefs add player with NCAA experience to blueline
Fundraiser golf tournament raises $74,000 for Fraser Valley hospitals

Fundraiser golf tournament raises $74,000 for Fraser Valley hospitals

Chilliwack General Hospital will benefit from a tourney at held at the Sandpiper Golf Resort

Fundraiser golf tournament raises $74,000 for Fraser Valley hospitals
Chilliwack basketball star Deanna Tuchscherer ready for Hungarian adventure

Chilliwack basketball star Deanna Tuchscherer ready for Hungarian adventure

The UFV women’s basketball standout is going overseas to play pro basketball

Chilliwack basketball star Deanna Tuchscherer ready for Hungarian adventure
Brian Maloney has been named head coach of Team Canada West for the 2020 World Junior A Challenge tournament that won’t actually happen due to the pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs hockey boss named Team Canada West head coach

Brian Maloney won’t get to actually do the job due to the pandemic, but it’s a nice honour

Brian Maloney has been named head coach of Team Canada West for the 2020 World Junior A Challenge tournament that won’t actually happen due to the pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
The 19th annual Chilliwack Agriculture Tour will be virtual in 2020 because of COVID-19.

Chilliwack Agriculture Tour goes virtual during pandemic

Rather than bus tourists to local farms, tour stops will be posted on Facebook and Instagram

The 19th annual Chilliwack Agriculture Tour will be virtual in 2020 because of COVID-19.
Chilliwack Chiefs to play home-heavy preseason slate

Chilliwack Chiefs to play home-heavy preseason slate

The BCHL team will play 11 exhibition games, only three of them on the road

Chilliwack Chiefs to play home-heavy preseason slate
City of Chilliwack holding annual Hazardous Waste Day in early October

City of Chilliwack holding annual Hazardous Waste Day in early October

The one-day event is a chance to get rid of household things like pesticides and paint cans

City of Chilliwack holding annual Hazardous Waste Day in early October
A beaver was in no big hurry to get to its destination Thursday morning as RCMP escorted the creature across a busy section of Evans Road. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: RCMP escort beaver across busy Chilliwack road

Motorists had to exercise patience as the slow-moving creature crossed several lanes of traffic

A beaver was in no big hurry to get to its destination Thursday morning as RCMP escorted the creature across a busy section of Evans Road. (Facebook photo)
Through their work with the Chilliwack RCMP’s Mental Health Liaison Unit, Cpl. James McConochie and Cst. Lindsey Peters are trying to improve relations between police and those with mental health issues. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack RCMP officers find rewarding work in Mental Health Liaison Unit

Two officers are trying to bridge the gap between police and those with mental health issues

Through their work with the Chilliwack RCMP’s Mental Health Liaison Unit, Cpl. James McConochie and Cst. Lindsey Peters are trying to improve relations between police and those with mental health issues. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Piping hot pizza delivered to your door is usually a good thing, but not if you didn’t order it. (Black Press file photo)

Lower Mainland woman tries to unravel mystery of unwanted food deliveries

Someone with an unknown phone number has been sending orders to Amber Gibbons’ home for weeks

Piping hot pizza delivered to your door is usually a good thing, but not if you didn’t order it. (Black Press file photo)
BCHL approves pay-to-play model for 2020-21 season if fans can’t attend games

BCHL approves pay-to-play model for 2020-21 season if fans can’t attend games

The league’s plan B will kick in if a proposal to fill arenas to 25 per cent capacity isn’t approved

BCHL approves pay-to-play model for 2020-21 season if fans can’t attend games
People take part in the inaugural Ride 4 RAN fundraiser in 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack cyclists to tackle 500 kilometre relay in Ride 4 RAN fundraiser

A major fundraiser for Ruth and Naomi’s Mission looks to raise $40,000.

People take part in the inaugural Ride 4 RAN fundraiser in 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.

Chilliwack Chiefs bolster lineup with Swiss-Canadian power forward Ray Fust

The talented teenager joins the BCHL club a year ahead of schedule thanks to COVID-19

New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.
Chilliwack’s Aaron Pauls steps in for Chris Bertram as head coach of UFV men’s golf team

Chilliwack’s Aaron Pauls steps in for Chris Bertram as head coach of UFV men’s golf team

After being mentored for several years by Bertram, Pauls is ready to keep the program rolling

Chilliwack’s Aaron Pauls steps in for Chris Bertram as head coach of UFV men’s golf team
Sergeant Scrivens from the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada speaks to Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove about training equipment that the Army Reserves use during a visit to the Opsee Training Area in Chilliwack on August 21. (Photo by Bombardier Albert Law, 39 CBG Public Affairs)

Chilliwack mayor Ken Popove visits well-hidden military base near Cultus Lake

The Canadian Armed Forces have been training in relative secrecy at the site for years

Sergeant Scrivens from the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada speaks to Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove about training equipment that the Army Reserves use during a visit to the Opsee Training Area in Chilliwack on August 21. (Photo by Bombardier Albert Law, 39 CBG Public Affairs)