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GW Graham football

Agonizing defeat for Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies in AAA football championship game

The G.W. Graham Grizzlies fell short in their bid for back to…

GW Graham football
Jonathan Tremblay (left), manager of Chilliwack ANAVETS Sappers Unit 305, receiving a commendation from Michael MacDonald, past president of ANAVETS B.C. Command on Nov. 26, 2022. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack ANAVETS manager recognized by B.C. Command

Jonathan Tremblay has had a big impact on the local ANAVETS branch in a small amount of time

Jonathan Tremblay (left), manager of Chilliwack ANAVETS Sappers Unit 305, receiving a commendation from Michael MacDonald, past president of ANAVETS B.C. Command on Nov. 26, 2022. (submitted photo)
Dual-threat G.W. Graham quarterback Lucas Feaver has terrorized opponents this season with his arm and his legs and leads his Grizzlies into the AAA provincial football championship game this weekend. (Joanne Hewitt photo)

Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies one win away from provincial football title

The defending champs take on Vancouver College in the AAA championship game at BC Place Stadium

Dual-threat G.W. Graham quarterback Lucas Feaver has terrorized opponents this season with his arm and his legs and leads his Grizzlies into the AAA provincial football championship game this weekend. (Joanne Hewitt photo)
Two mug shots of Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink, who on Nov. 30, 2022 was sentenced for several property crimes.

Chilliwack man gets conditional sentence for home break-in

Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink was sentenced for several property crimes

Two mug shots of Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink, who on Nov. 30, 2022 was sentenced for several property crimes.
Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chief earns BCHL star status

Dylan Kinch went on a goal scoring tear, collecting four in games against Coquitlam and Surrey

Chilliwack Chiefs
Trevor Linden is coming to Chilliwack Jan. 7, 2023 for a BCHL game between the Chiefs and Cranbrook Bucks. (Chilliwack Chiefs Twitter)

Vancouver Canucks great coming to Chilliwack for Chiefs game

Trevor Linden will be at the Chilliwack Coliseum Jan. 7 when the Chiefs take on the Cranbrook Bucks

Trevor Linden is coming to Chilliwack Jan. 7, 2023 for a BCHL game between the Chiefs and Cranbrook Bucks. (Chilliwack Chiefs Twitter)
Owen Charpentier, 26, received a six-and-a-half year sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter with a firearm. (File)

Chilliwack man gets six-and-a-half years on manslaughter charge

Owen Charpentier’s lawyers had been seeking six years, while Crown pressed for eight to nine years

Owen Charpentier, 26, received a six-and-a-half year sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter with a firearm. (File)
Goaltender Mathieu Caron is enjoying a breakout campaign with the NCAA’s Brown University Bears. (David Silverman photo)

Ex-Chilliwack Chiefs goalie wins college hockey award

Mathieu Caron has just been named goaltender of the week in the East Coast Athletic Conference

Goaltender Mathieu Caron is enjoying a breakout campaign with the NCAA’s Brown University Bears. (David Silverman photo)
Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chiefs stun Surrey Eagles with 6-2 road win

The Chiefs handed the Eagles just their fourth loss in 20 games this BCHL season

Chilliwack Chiefs
Left to right: Amber Siemens, CADREB president-elect Brad Latham, Crystal DeJager and Marie-eve Parras at the 2022 Realtors Care Blanket Drive. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack fills 390 bags with donations for Realtors Care Blanket Drive

The 28th annual event collected blankets, sleeping bags, coats and other warm clothing

Left to right: Amber Siemens, CADREB president-elect Brad Latham, Crystal DeJager and Marie-eve Parras at the 2022 Realtors Care Blanket Drive. (submitted photo)
Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)

Robert Macaskill takes the stand in Chilliwack aggravated assault trial

The court also heard from Frank Paul, the man who was seriously injured in the alleged assault

Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)
Chilliwack’s Ben Hagkull joined the national team for an evaluation camp in Calgary. (Wheelchair Basketball Canada photo)

Chilliwack’s Hagkull invited to Wheelchair Basketball Canada camp in Calgary

Hagkull and 14 others are trying to impress coaches and land a spot on the national team

Chilliwack’s Ben Hagkull joined the national team for an evaluation camp in Calgary. (Wheelchair Basketball Canada photo)
RCMP officers in formal dress at the Nov. 24 opening ceremony for the RCMP’s new Investigative Services Building at 8311 Kiernan Drive. The former City of Chilliwack operations building, seen in the background, was renovated for the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment at a cost of approximately $4-million. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack RCMP excited to move into new Investigative Services Building

The massive space will be home to several units who will have access to cutting-edge policing tech

RCMP officers in formal dress at the Nov. 24 opening ceremony for the RCMP’s new Investigative Services Building at 8311 Kiernan Drive. The former City of Chilliwack operations building, seen in the background, was renovated for the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment at a cost of approximately $4-million. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Nathan Morin has two goals and four points in four games with the Chilliwack Chiefs since being acquired from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (Chris Fowler Photo)

Early-season results prompt Chilliwack Chiefs roster shuffle

Chiefs hockey boss Brian Maloney has brought in five new faces over the last month and a bit

Nathan Morin has two goals and four points in four games with the Chilliwack Chiefs since being acquired from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (Chris Fowler Photo)
Heavy RCMP presence on Cleveland Avenue east of Victor Street before 9 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2022. (Submitted photo)

School placed in hold-and-secure as Chilliwack RCMP respond to weapons call

Chilliwack Central Elementary School briefly locked its doors as a police incident unfolded nearby

Heavy RCMP presence on Cleveland Avenue east of Victor Street before 9 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2022. (Submitted photo)
BCHL

Chilliwack Chief AJ Lacroix added to BCHL all-star ballot

The forward is hoping to join teammate Abram Wiebe on the Coastal conference all-star squad

BCHL
G.W. Graham's Josh Seo came up with the game-sealing interception as his Grizzlies outlasted a never-say-die South Delta Sun Devils squad in a AAA playoff game. (Joanne Hewitt photo)

G.W. Grizzlies survive South Delta in football playoff thriller

The Chilliwack football powerhouse was pushed to the limit before prevailing in overtime

G.W. Graham's Josh Seo came up with the game-sealing interception as his Grizzlies outlasted a never-say-die South Delta Sun Devils squad in a AAA playoff game. (Joanne Hewitt photo)
Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)

Chilliwack assault trial focused on weapon or no weapon

Was victim beaten with pipe or did he fall down stairs? Either way he ended up with severe injuries

Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)
Chilliwack’s Connor McCracken recently officiated the World U17 Challenge. (BC Hockey photo)

Chilliwack referee gets international experience at World U17 Challenge

Connor McCracken was one of 16 officials Canada wide invited to work the tournament

Chilliwack’s Connor McCracken recently officiated the World U17 Challenge. (BC Hockey photo)
Former Chilliwack Search and Rescue member Adam Laurie appears in Rescue Me, a book that takes a behind-the-scenes look at life on the SAR front lines. (Caitlin Press)

Chilliwack man’s stories featured in search and rescue book

Rescue Me includes a chapter involving former Chilliwack SAR member Adam Laurie

Former Chilliwack Search and Rescue member Adam Laurie appears in Rescue Me, a book that takes a behind-the-scenes look at life on the SAR front lines. (Caitlin Press)