Eric Welsh

Massimo Rizzo (Penticton Vees, BCHL), middle, tries to out-maneuver two Team Canada East players during a preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the all-Canadian matchup 6-1.Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

Chilliwack Chiefs acquire Massimo Rizzo from Coquitlam Express

Chiefs hockey boss Brian Maloney has high expectations this season, and this trade is a sign of that

Massimo Rizzo (Penticton Vees, BCHL), middle, tries to out-maneuver two Team Canada East players during a preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the all-Canadian matchup 6-1.Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images
Chilliwack Chiefs

Tempers fray as Chilliwack Chiefs and Surrey Eagles face off for fifth time in October

The BCHL teams have seen a lot of each other this month, and Saturday’s game took on a nasty tone

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As of Oct. 15, 2020, the Chillibowl Lanes in downtown Chilliwack are for sale, priced to move at $4.68 million. (Realtor.ca)

For Sale in Chilliwack: A bowling alley, wedding chapel and old city hall

For a cool $4.7 million, Chillibowl could be yours – for another $3 million, all three

As of Oct. 15, 2020, the Chillibowl Lanes in downtown Chilliwack are for sale, priced to move at $4.68 million. (Realtor.ca)
A voting package for the 2018 electoral reform referendum. Vote-by-mail packages for the 2020 provincial election will look similar, according to information provided by Elections BC. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)

Large segment of Chilliwack voters opting to vote by mail

Mirroring a province-wide trend, Chilliwackians look to avoid in-person voting during pandemic

A voting package for the 2018 electoral reform referendum. Vote-by-mail packages for the 2020 provincial election will look similar, according to information provided by Elections BC. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)
UFV women’s basketballer Maddy Gobeil signs pro contract in France

UFV women’s basketballer Maddy Gobeil signs pro contract in France

Gobeil joins Chilliwack’s Deanna Tuchscherer as UFV Cascades playing overseas in 2020-21

UFV women’s basketballer Maddy Gobeil signs pro contract in France
Chilliwack Chiefs fall in overtime to Surrey Eagles

Chilliwack Chiefs fall in overtime to Surrey Eagles

In their lone game of the weekend, the BCHL junior A club fell 3-2 at the Chilliwack Coliseum

Chilliwack Chiefs fall in overtime to Surrey Eagles
Fitting Frankie Carogioiello’s name on a piece of poster board is no small task, but Chiefs superfan Ian Sewell pulled it off. (Twitter photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs fan makes team feel at home in empty arena

Ian Sewell wore out his wrist and his markers making signs for every Chiefs player

Fitting Frankie Carogioiello’s name on a piece of poster board is no small task, but Chiefs superfan Ian Sewell pulled it off. (Twitter photo)
Fraser Health encourages Chilliwack residents to use online booking for COVID testing

Fraser Health encourages Chilliwack residents to use online booking for COVID testing

There are 11 test collection centres operational from White Rock to Hope

Fraser Health encourages Chilliwack residents to use online booking for COVID testing
What do you see looking at this photo of Dan Sawatzky (back) and his son Peter (foreground)? Visual tricks will be hidden everywhere at the Hazelnut Inn, including the stone elephant’s head to the right that you may not have noticed at first glance. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Hazelnut Inn bringing themed hotel magic to Yarrow

A unique project by ImaginationCorporation.com will include three immersive story-themed suites

What do you see looking at this photo of Dan Sawatzky (back) and his son Peter (foreground)? Visual tricks will be hidden everywhere at the Hazelnut Inn, including the stone elephant’s head to the right that you may not have noticed at first glance. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
The view from Yarrow Central Road of the Hazelnut Inn, with the stern of Temperance Longbottom’s North Star ship jutting out. The North Star is one of three story-themed suites that will be available for bookings once the inn opens. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Hazelnut Inn bringing themed hotel magic to Yarrow

A unique project by ImaginationCorporation.com will include three immersive story-themed suites

The view from Yarrow Central Road of the Hazelnut Inn, with the stern of Temperance Longbottom’s North Star ship jutting out. The North Star is one of three story-themed suites that will be available for bookings once the inn opens. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Green Light Inline Hockey League (GLIHL) normally operates in the spring and fall, but the fall season has just been cancelled by Josh Schaper. (GLIHL photo)

Chilliwack’s Green Light Inline Hockey League cancels fall season

Citing a family crisis and the COVID pandemic, Josh Schaper announced the difficult decision

The Green Light Inline Hockey League (GLIHL) normally operates in the spring and fall, but the fall season has just been cancelled by Josh Schaper. (GLIHL photo)
Ethan Bowen joins a short list of Chilliwack-born and raised players who’ve been drafted by National Hockey League teams, going in the seventh round of the 2020 draft to the Anaheim Ducks. (Twitter photo)

Chilliwack’s Ethan Bowen realizes life-long dream being drafted by NHL’s Anaheim Ducks

The Chilliwack Chiefs forward said he’s dedicated his life to the NHL dream and couldn’t be happier

Ethan Bowen joins a short list of Chilliwack-born and raised players who’ve been drafted by National Hockey League teams, going in the seventh round of the 2020 draft to the Anaheim Ducks. (Twitter photo)
Firearms seized in September 2020 as part of an 11-month long RCMP drug trafficking investigation in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (RCMP)

Drugs, rifles and cash seized by Chilliwack RCMP in drug trafficking investigation

Police raided six residences in Chilliwack and Abbotsford during an 11-month process

Firearms seized in September 2020 as part of an 11-month long RCMP drug trafficking investigation in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (RCMP)
As students opt for online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents of French immersion students fear their children are being overlooked. (Submitted photo)

Are Chilliwack’s French immersion students being overlooked in online learning?

Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon suggests French immersion students have limited options

As students opt for online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents of French immersion students fear their children are being overlooked. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack Chiefs forward Kienan Draper (left) has been drafted by the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Chiefs Kienan Draper and Ethan Bowen picked in National Hockey League draft

Draper and Bowen were two of the three BCHL players chosen by big-league clubs

Chilliwack Chiefs forward Kienan Draper (left) has been drafted by the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
A massive blueberry harvesting machine was stolen from a rural Abbotsford property and police are hoping someone has information about the theft. Note that the people in this picture are not the suspects. (Facebook photo)

Massive blueberry harvester stolen from rural Abbotsford property

The search continues for a huge piece of farming equipment valued at $275,000

A massive blueberry harvesting machine was stolen from a rural Abbotsford property and police are hoping someone has information about the theft. Note that the people in this picture are not the suspects. (Facebook photo)
Left to right: Arley Whiteway, Ken Smith, Cec Rempel and Derek Fryer serve up hot dogs at a Kiwanis Children’s Christmas party. (Submitted photo)

Kiwanis Club of Sardis recognized as best in Pacific Northwest region

The Chilliwack club is small in numbers, but big in accomplishments, winning the Governor’s Challenge

Left to right: Arley Whiteway, Ken Smith, Cec Rempel and Derek Fryer serve up hot dogs at a Kiwanis Children’s Christmas party. (Submitted photo)
Tommy Lyons (right) looks forward to more celebrating with his teammates after successfully making it across the Canada/United States border to rejoin his BCHL club. (Darren Francis photo)

American forward Tommy Lyons makes it through quarantine to rejoin Chilliwack Chiefs

The Massachusetts kid had to spend 14 days in isolation before reuniting with his BCHL teammates

Tommy Lyons (right) looks forward to more celebrating with his teammates after successfully making it across the Canada/United States border to rejoin his BCHL club. (Darren Francis photo)
B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation seeks nominations for annual teacher award

B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation seeks nominations for annual teacher award

Each year, the BCAITC recognizes a teacher who excels teaching K-12 students about agriculture

B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation seeks nominations for annual teacher award
A huge blueberry harvesting machine like this one (not this exact one and these are not the suspects) was taken from a rural Abbotsford property over the weekend. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Massive blueberry harvester stolen from rural Fraser Valley property

A huge machine with a top speed of 15 kph was taken from an area near No. 3 road over the weekend

A huge blueberry harvesting machine like this one (not this exact one and these are not the suspects) was taken from a rural Abbotsford property over the weekend. (Facebook photo)