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Vancouver will start charging a new hotel tax to help cover the costs of hosting the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup. (Ryan Adams/Wikimedia Commons)

7-year-long Vancouver hotel tax to start in February to help pay for 2026 FIFA World Cup

Provincial statement suggests tax would be in place until 2030, so four years after tournament

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) passes against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter of an NFL division round football game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

THE MOJ: I’m expecting the Eagles and the Bengals to meet in the Super Bowl

Kuzmenko signing another signal the Canucks are refusing to take the right path

Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chiefs shut out by Langley Rivermen

The Chiefs were goalied, thwarted by a strong performance from Langley netminder Ajeet Gundarah

The British Columbia Elite Hockey League’s U18 Showcase occurs in Abbotsford from Friday (Jan. 27) to Sunday (Jan. 29).

BCEHL U18 showcase hosted in Abbotsford this weekend

All nine U18 teams playing games at the Abbotsford Centre from Friday to Sunday

The British Columbia Elite Hockey League’s U18 Showcase occurs in Abbotsford from Friday (Jan. 27) to Sunday (Jan. 29).
Black Press insiders Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (File photo)

PODCAST: What does championship weekend look like in the NFL?

NFL REPORT: Black Press insiders Haluschak, McCully discuss the final weekend before Super Bowl 57.

Black Press insiders Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (File photo)
Arianne Adams is the new head coach of the UFV Cascades women’s soccer program. (UFV Athletics photo)

Arianne Adams named new UFV Cascades women’s soccer head coach

Former SFU player and coach replaces Niko Marcina as head coach for program

Arianne Adams is the new head coach of the UFV Cascades women’s soccer program. (UFV Athletics photo)
Bo Lokombo has signed a two-year contract with the CFL’s BC Lions. (BC Lions Twitter)

Abbotsford’s Bo Lokombo signs extension with CFL’s BC Lions

Lokombo, a linebacker who calls Chilliwack home, is looking to help the Leos take the next step

Bo Lokombo has signed a two-year contract with the CFL’s BC Lions. (BC Lions Twitter)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers’ Tyson Barrie (22) as Dylan Holloway (55) watches the puck go in the net during second period preseason action in Edmonton on Monday, October 3, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers’ Tyson Barrie (22) as Dylan Holloway (55) watches the puck go in the net during second period preseason action in Edmonton on Monday, October 3, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Team White defeats Team Red 4-2 at 2023 kubota CHL/NHL top prospects game

Connor Bedard finished with six shots on goal

  • Jan 26, 2023
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)
The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo will be missed. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

End to 30-year era: No more Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo; organizers cite lack of volunteers

Association draws the curtain on springtime rodeo

  • Jan 26, 2023
The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo will be missed. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Chase Wouters and the Abbotsford Canucks fell 3-2 to the Toronto Marlies on Wednesday (Jan. 25). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks drop 3-2 decision to Toronto Marlies

Canucks have now lost five of their last six games, hit the road to take on Tucson on Saturday

Chase Wouters and the Abbotsford Canucks fell 3-2 to the Toronto Marlies on Wednesday (Jan. 25). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Evgheniy Pysraneko (left) is pictured with some of the young Ukrainian kids during a team bonding activity around Christmas 2022 in Romania. The 11 and 12-year-old kids who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine will travel to Canada to participate at the Quebec Peewee International Hockey Tournament next month thanks to the efforts of a Quebec City businessman. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Evgheniy Pysraneko

Hockey team of preteen Ukrainian refugees heads to tournament in Quebec City

11- and 12-year-olds to play in tourney that has hosted legends like Wayne Gretzky and Guy Lafleur

Evgheniy Pysraneko (left) is pictured with some of the young Ukrainian kids during a team bonding activity around Christmas 2022 in Romania. The 11 and 12-year-old kids who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine will travel to Canada to participate at the Quebec Peewee International Hockey Tournament next month thanks to the efforts of a Quebec City businessman. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Evgheniy Pysraneko
The Quebec Superior Court is seen in Montreal, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

High-profile Canadian pairs skating coach guilty of sex assault, gross indecency

Skate Canada said Hall of Fame coach Richard Gauthier has been permanently expelled

The Quebec Superior Court is seen in Montreal, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The Western Golf Expo debuts in Abbotsford on Feb. 24 and 25.

Western Golf Expo debuting in Abbotsford

Tradex hosting golf lovers paradise on Feb. 24 and 25

The Western Golf Expo debuts in Abbotsford on Feb. 24 and 25.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference prior to an NHL hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins in Montreal, Tuesday, January 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Bettman: 2018 Canada junior team investigation ‘really close to the end’

‘We’re trying to work it through when we get to the end and we want to get it right’

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference prior to an NHL hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins in Montreal, Tuesday, January 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Nils Höglander scored twice to lead the Abbotsford Canucks to a 4-0 win over the Toronto Marlies on Tuesday (Jan. 24). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Höglander scores twice, Silovs pitches a shutout in bounce-back 4-0 win for Abbotsford Canucks

Abbotsford ends a four-game losing by blanking the Toronto Marlies on home ice

Nils Höglander scored twice to lead the Abbotsford Canucks to a 4-0 win over the Toronto Marlies on Tuesday (Jan. 24). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Chicago Blackhawks’ Jason Dickinson (17) jumps over Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) and Tyler Myers to avoid a collision during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canucks rally in third to beat Blackhawks 5-2 in new coach Rick Tocchet’s debut

Canucks outshot the Blackhawk 48-14 and failed to score on five power-play chances

Chicago Blackhawks’ Jason Dickinson (17) jumps over Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) and Tyler Myers to avoid a collision during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Chilliwack’s Zach Benson is having a fantastic season with the WHL’s Winnipeg Ice and has been chosen to play in the CHL Top Prospects Game at the Langley Events Centre. (Erica Perreaux photo)

NHL eyeballs on Chilliwack’s Zach Benson at CHL Top Prospects Game

The talented teenager is among 40 WHL, OHL and QMJHL stars invited to play in the showcase event

Chilliwack’s Zach Benson is having a fantastic season with the WHL’s Winnipeg Ice and has been chosen to play in the CHL Top Prospects Game at the Langley Events Centre. (Erica Perreaux photo)
The revenue-sharing formula for the Abbotsford Canucks and the City of Abbotsford will not be made public. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

City of Abbotsford, Canucks decline to reveal revenue-sharing formula

By averaging 5,000 fans per game, the City will receive some sort of revenue from the Canucks

The revenue-sharing formula for the Abbotsford Canucks and the City of Abbotsford will not be made public. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet, front left, and general manager Patrik Allvin listen during a news conference after the NHL hockey team announced Tocchet’s hiring, in Vancouver, on Sunday, January 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks should be nothing but embarrassed in wake of coaching change

Situation was very poorly handled and the team has no one to blame but themselves

Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet, front left, and general manager Patrik Allvin listen during a news conference after the NHL hockey team announced Tocchet’s hiring, in Vancouver, on Sunday, January 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck