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Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

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

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Vancouver Canucks two-way deals offer glimpse into Abbotsford Canucks roster

National Hockey League club signs a number of players for 2021-22 season, AHL season begins October

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)
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Summer Slam event coming to Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Outdoor three-on-three basketball tournament debuting later this summer

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BC Games logo. (File photo)

Quesnel to host 2024 BC Winter Games

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28 with local and provincial

BC Games logo. (File photo)
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)
Bandits guard Malcolm Duvivier drives against Edmonton’s Alexander Sascha Kappos during CEBL action inside the Abbotsford Centre on Tuesday (July 27).

Fraser Valley Bandits fall to Edmonton in home finale

Abbotsford-based club drops 91-77 game to Stingers in front of 2,250 fans

Bandits guard Malcolm Duvivier drives against Edmonton’s Alexander Sascha Kappos during CEBL action inside the Abbotsford Centre on Tuesday (July 27).
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)
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)
The Fraser Valley Bandits hope to continue an undefeated run at home with Sunday’s game against the Edmonton Stingers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits nearing a sell-out for Sunday’s home game

Less than 100 tickets remain for fans to watch Edmonton visit the Abbotsford Centre on Sunday

The Fraser Valley Bandits hope to continue an undefeated run at home with Sunday’s game against the Edmonton Stingers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
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Abbotsford Canucks schedule released

Friday night will be hockey night in Abbotsford this season

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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)
The Fraser Valley Bandits and The Gaming Stadium are hosting the BC 2K ISO-Championship later this summer. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits, The Gaming Stadium launch NBA 2K esports championship

Games from all across B.C. invited to participate in event, tournaments begin next month

The Fraser Valley Bandits and The Gaming Stadium are hosting the BC 2K ISO-Championship later this summer. (Submitted)
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)
The Abbotsford Canucks home opener is set for Oct. 22 against the Henderson Silver Knights. (Canucks Twitter photo)

Abbotsford Canucks announce home opener date

New American Hockey League team makes debut at Abbotsford Centre on Oct. 22

The Abbotsford Canucks home opener is set for Oct. 22 against the Henderson Silver Knights. (Canucks Twitter photo)