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Brandon O’Connor (left) and the Valley Huskers have cracked the Canadian Junior Football League’s national Top 10 ranking, checking in at No. 9. (Crazy Bees Photography)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers crack Canadian Junior Football League national top 10

The Huskers are one of three BC Football Conference teams on the list, checking in at No. 9

 

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Valley Husker kicker Ethan Homan wins CJFL Player of the Week award

Homan was the CJFL pick for BC Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week

 

Chilliwack Jets River Fahey (No. 10) and John Lee (No. 22) congratulate Wyatt Dyck after his goal against the Ridge Meadows Flames in last weekend’s home opener at the Sardis Sports Complex. (Chilliwack Jets photo)

Chilliwack Jets shoot down Abbotsford Pilots in PJHL season opener

Two nights later the Jets improved to 2-0 with a shutout win over the Ridge Meadows Flames

 

G.W. Graham’s Sam Mannes carries the ball against the St. Thomas More Knights in a recent senior varsity preseason football game. G.W.G.’s Grizzlies prevailed 14-12. (JT Hew photo)

GW Graham football Grizzlies ranked among best in B.C. and Canada

Head coach Luke Acheson said the team celebrated the good news, then quickly got back to work

G.W. Graham’s Sam Mannes carries the ball against the St. Thomas More Knights in a recent senior varsity preseason football game. G.W.G.’s Grizzlies prevailed 14-12. (JT Hew photo)
Libraries are a go-to destination for books, but computers at Chilliwack-area branches are also available for visitors who need internet access and printing get a vaccine passport. (COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System)

Chilliwack-area libraries offer help to those needing vaccine passports

Local Fraser Valley Regional Library branches will provide internet access and paper printing

Libraries are a go-to destination for books, but computers at Chilliwack-area branches are also available for visitors who need internet access and printing get a vaccine passport. (COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System)
Valley Huskers running back Ebiye Okoko-Chomseng carries the ball during a Saturday night (Sept. 11) BC Football Conference game against the Kamloops Broncos at Exhibition Stadium. The Huskers evened their early-season record at 1-1 with a 36-15 triumph. (Kim Douglas Crazy Bee’s photography)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers beat Broncos for first win of BC Football Conference season

The Huskers claimed a 36-15 decision over Kamloops at Exhibition Stadium

Valley Huskers running back Ebiye Okoko-Chomseng carries the ball during a Saturday night (Sept. 11) BC Football Conference game against the Kamloops Broncos at Exhibition Stadium. The Huskers evened their early-season record at 1-1 with a 36-15 triumph. (Kim Douglas Crazy Bee’s photography)
New Valley Huskers QB Josh Janssen is showing signs of growth early in his BC Football Conference career. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Josh Janssen finding his way as Valley Huskers QB

The jump from high school to junior football is a big one, but Janssen has tons of talent

New Valley Huskers QB Josh Janssen is showing signs of growth early in his BC Football Conference career. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
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BC Football Conference adopts policy requiring players, staff to be COVID vaccinated

Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said ‘it is what it is’ and the team is moving forward

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Chilliwack River Valley volunteer firefighters on the ground fighting one of the many wildfires that blazed through B.C. this summer. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack River Valley firefighters battle some of B.C.’s biggest wildfires

Volunteer firefighters contributed to efforts in Lytton and White Rock Lake during a busy summer

Chilliwack River Valley volunteer firefighters on the ground fighting one of the many wildfires that blazed through B.C. this summer. (Submitted photo)
Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign starts Sept. 13, when the $1 purchase price of every fresh-baked chocolate-chunk smile cookie sold in Chilliwack and Hope will support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Black Press file photo)

Smile Cookie campaign is back at Chilliwack and Hope Tim Hortons

Last year’s fundraiser earned $17,000 for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

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Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign starts Sept. 13, when the $1 purchase price of every fresh-baked chocolate-chunk smile cookie sold in Chilliwack and Hope will support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Black Press file photo)
A real estate sign in Vancouver, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward)

Total home sales drop in August, but Chilliwack real estate prices remain high

August 2021 couldn’t maintain the standards of record-setting August 2020, but the dip was slight

A real estate sign in Vancouver, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward)
Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said Brandon O’Connor is a player the offence will rely on to “do things the way we need them done all the time, which is full speed.” (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers count on Brandon O’Connor to lead inexperienced offence

The former Manitoba Bison has the size, speed and smarts to dominate the BC Football Conference

Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said Brandon O’Connor is a player the offence will rely on to “do things the way we need them done all the time, which is full speed.” (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Valley Huskers drop season opener to Okanagan Sun

In their first BC Football Conference action since 2019, the junior team fell 39-8 at home

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A fire has broken out along Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (Kristine Beckman/ Facebook image)

Fire affecting traffic on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Fire is just off the eastbound lanes in a large pile of debris

A fire has broken out along Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (Kristine Beckman/ Facebook image)
Loop Energy had humble beginnings in Chilliwack, but after breaking into the Chinese market (pictured), the company’s hydrogen fuel cell module will soon be used to power buses in South Korea. (Loop Energy photo)

Hydrogen fuel cell company with Chilliwack roots breaks into South Korean bus market

Loop Energy’s eFlow fuel cells will be tested on buses operating in Ulsan Metropolitan City

Loop Energy had humble beginnings in Chilliwack, but after breaking into the Chinese market (pictured), the company’s hydrogen fuel cell module will soon be used to power buses in South Korea. (Loop Energy photo)
A COVID outbreak has been declared at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village residential care home. (Google Earth photo)

Fraser Health declares COVID outbreak at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village care home

Four people have tested positive for the virus, including one resident

A COVID outbreak has been declared at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village residential care home. (Google Earth photo)
Chilliwack-Hope candidates (from left): Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada, DJ Pohl (NDP), and Mark Strahl (Conservative). (Submitted)

Three Chilliwack-Hope candidates have stepped up for federal election

Strahl will face an NDP and PPC candidate in Sept. 20 election

Chilliwack-Hope candidates (from left): Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada, DJ Pohl (NDP), and Mark Strahl (Conservative). (Submitted)
Emergency crews are on scene at the railway crossing on Young Road for a pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a train in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: 1 person dead following train collision in Chilliwack

Incident happened near Eagle Landing railway crossing in Chilliwack

Emergency crews are on scene at the railway crossing on Young Road for a pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a train in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Chilliwack man arrested after terrified woman calls police

The woman was trailed down Yale Road by a man who allegedly tried to lure her into his vehicle

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Herbert and Celia Rogers of Chilliwack with their granddaughter Madison Rogers-Mailey who won gold in the women’s eight rowing final in Tokyo, Japan in the 2020 Olympics. (Submitted)

Proud Chilliwack grandparents cheer gold-medal granddaughter at Olympics

Herbert and Celia Rogers got a visit from Madison Rogers-Mailey after she won in women’s rowing

Herbert and Celia Rogers of Chilliwack with their granddaughter Madison Rogers-Mailey who won gold in the women’s eight rowing final in Tokyo, Japan in the 2020 Olympics. (Submitted)