Eric Welsh

BCHL

Penticton Vees player tests positive for COVID-19

The BCHL said it is monitoring the situation and cooperating with the Interior Health Authority

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A new Sardis secondary school logo designed by a former student, Jason Roberts. (Facebook photo)

Chilliwack’s Sardis secondary unveils new logo done in Coast Salish style

The new-look Falcon is meant strengthen connections between Indigenous students and their school

A new Sardis secondary school logo designed by a former student, Jason Roberts. (Facebook photo)
Students at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV)

UFV asking students to voluntarily report COVID cases and exposures to the school

With COVID cases rising and Fraser Health struggling to keep up, students are asked to help

Students at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld is taking heat over using a ableist slur to refer to three Black Press employees. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

BC School Trustees Association president keeps heat on Chilliwack Trustee Barry Neufeld

In a news release, Stephanie Higginson called on voters to take careful note of Neufeld’s behaviour

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld is taking heat over using a ableist slur to refer to three Black Press employees. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Chilliwack Jets

Chilliwack Jets launching spring hockey program

The Jets will offer something similar to what the Chilliwack Chiefs have across town

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Chilliwack Spartans

Chilliwack Spartans swim against Richmond Rapids foes virtually

If you can’t beat compete face to face, the next best thing in a pandemic is a ‘virtual meet’

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Santa Claus makes his way through the Cottonwood Centre shopping mall during his big arrival in 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Santa’s Cottonwood Centre visits in Chilliwack cancelled by COVID

Provincial health orders mean Santa won’t be able to visit children, even with physical distancing

Santa Claus makes his way through the Cottonwood Centre shopping mall during his big arrival in 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Chilliwack Jets

Chilliwack Jets send Saskatchewan kid home in trade with Regina

The junior B club is in a holding pattern waiting for games to resume when health restrictions ease

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Meaghan Esmeijer delivers fully packed diaper backs to the maternity floor of Chilliwack General Hospital as part of the Southside Church ‘Love them Both’ program. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Southside Church spreads Christmas cheer with ‘All is Bright’ day

The fifth annual community outreach event happens Nov. 28 with activities throughout Chilliwack

Meaghan Esmeijer delivers fully packed diaper backs to the maternity floor of Chilliwack General Hospital as part of the Southside Church ‘Love them Both’ program. (Submitted photo)
Shane Goodvin had just bought a house with wife Laura Major when he started experiencing severe back pain. That led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and the father of five children is now in rough shape. (Submitted photos)

GoFundMe set up for Chilliwack man fighting pancreatic cancer

Shane Goodvin has five children and a loving wife, and he’s worried about their future

Shane Goodvin had just bought a house with wife Laura Major when he started experiencing severe back pain. That led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and the father of five children is now in rough shape. (Submitted photos)
The seats in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s theatre will be empty for the time being with provincial health orders in effect. (chilliwackculturalcentre.ca)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre shuts doors to observe provincial health orders

While the 2021 schedule is unaffected so far, refunds are being offered for 2020 events

The seats in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s theatre will be empty for the time being with provincial health orders in effect. (chilliwackculturalcentre.ca)
New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.

Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust in the mix for Swiss U20 roster spot

Fust is hoping to make the team that will compete in the World Junior Hockey Championships

New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.
An employee at a Chilliwack McDonald’s location tested positive for COVID on Nov. 21 (File photo by The Associated Press)

Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at McDonald’s restaurant in Chilliwack

One case was detected at the Vedder Road location, which briefly closed its doors

An employee at a Chilliwack McDonald’s location tested positive for COVID on Nov. 21 (File photo by The Associated Press)
BCHL

BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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B.C. has now made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Chilliwack mayor and councillors urge citizens to follow provincial health orders

Chilliwackians are asked to wear masks, continue physically distancing and limit gatherings

B.C. has now made masks mandatory in public indoor spaces. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Ben Sanderson of the Vernon Vipers chases down Kyle Penney of the Chilliwack Chiefs during a BCHL game last season at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Chiefs bring back Kyle Penney as NCAA Ivy League teams shut down

Penney was supposed to be a freshman with the Cornell Big Red, but the pandemic scuttled that plan

Ben Sanderson of the Vernon Vipers chases down Kyle Penney of the Chilliwack Chiefs during a BCHL game last season at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
BCHL

BCHL alums help current players through BCHL Player Assistance Fund

With teams losing revenue from paying fans, players will likely have to pay to play in 2020-21

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Items seized by Chilliwack RCMP officers during a Nov. 17 bust on a Trethewey Avenue residence. (RCMP photo)

RCMP recover stolen property, seize Ford Mustang during Chilliwack drug bust

Officers executed a search warrant on a Trethewey Avenue residence Nov. 17

Items seized by Chilliwack RCMP officers during a Nov. 17 bust on a Trethewey Avenue residence. (RCMP photo)
Alexa’s Team was created in memory of four-year-old Alexa Middelaer, who was killed by an impaired driver in 2008. (Submitted photo)

Upper Fraser Valley RCMP officers earn Alexa’s Team honours in fight against drunk driving

Nine Chilliwack and Agassiz officers combined to take 249 impaired drivers off the road in 2019

Alexa’s Team was created in memory of four-year-old Alexa Middelaer, who was killed by an impaired driver in 2008. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chiefs clear roster spot trading Wyatt Schlaht to West Kelowna

One 20 year old departs so another can arrive, with the Chiefs announcing the mystery player soon

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