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Quinn Laynes (right), Torin Savage (left) and other Imagine High students watch Chilliwack Grapplers coaches Bill Brooks and Koren Appleton (middle) demonstrate wrestling technique during a class in the school gymnasium. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Grapplers showcase wrestling at Imagine High

Three Grappler coaches spent 12 hours at the school teaching students about the sport

Quinn Laynes (right), Torin Savage (left) and other Imagine High students watch Chilliwack Grapplers coaches Bill Brooks and Koren Appleton (middle) demonstrate wrestling technique during a class in the school gymnasium. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
A photo shows flood-caused damage that must be repaired on Elk View Road. (City of Chilliwack twitter photo)

City of Chilliwack closing section of Elk View Road for two days

Flooding erosion is the cause of the closure, though local traffic will still be able to get through

A photo shows flood-caused damage that must be repaired on Elk View Road. (City of Chilliwack twitter photo)
Grant Riley and his Chilliwack Chiefs are back in action after having last weekend's games cancelled due to flooding fallout. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Grant Riley among BCHL’s best for November

The first-year stopper has been named third star of the month by the junior A league

Grant Riley and his Chilliwack Chiefs are back in action after having last weekend's games cancelled due to flooding fallout. (Darren Francis photo)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema was in action with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema scores for national team in friendly versus Mexico

Huitema scored Canada’s lone goal in a pair of matches that ended in a 2-1 loss and a 0-0 draw

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema was in action with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad.
Brady Milburn (No. 17 in white) and his Chilliwack Chiefs were set to host the Coquitlam Express Wednesday night (Dec. 1) at the Chilliwack Coliseum, but problems on Highway 7 have forced the BCHL to postpone the game. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs game against Coquitlam postponed due to Highway 7 problems

Landslides and a car accident had Highway 7 closing, then opening, then closing again Dec. 1

Brady Milburn (No. 17 in white) and his Chilliwack Chiefs were set to host the Coquitlam Express Wednesday night (Dec. 1) at the Chilliwack Coliseum, but problems on Highway 7 have forced the BCHL to postpone the game. (Darren Francis photo)
A screenshot from a WanderVision BC YouTube video shows flooding debris piled onto a dock at Cultus Lake.

Video shows Cultus Lake beach buried under flood debris

The popular summer spot is in bad shape after flood runoff carried wood and other debris to the lake

A screenshot from a WanderVision BC YouTube video shows flooding debris piled onto a dock at Cultus Lake.
Chilliwack Chiefs blueliner Xavier Henry has committed to play for the University of Vermont Catamounts in 2022-23. (Chilliwack Chiefs twitter photo)

Chilliwack Chief Xavier Henry commits to Catamounts

The six-foot-five blueliner will finish out his last BCHL season before heading to Vermont

Chilliwack Chiefs blueliner Xavier Henry has committed to play for the University of Vermont Catamounts in 2022-23. (Chilliwack Chiefs twitter photo)
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Numbers suggest Chilliwack Chiefs are an elite team in BCHL

The record doesn’t show it yet, but everything else points to the Chiefs being a powerhouse

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“Local Immigration Partnership has decided to host a multicultural photo contest that will engage our whole community and connect with each other,” said Ronda Cushnie about the Faces of the Fraser Valley contest. (Zoom photo)

Faces of the Fraser Valley photo contest to bring more diversity to Chilliwack

The Chilliwack Progress is hosting Faces of the Fraser Valley, now through Jan. 9, 2022

“Local Immigration Partnership has decided to host a multicultural photo contest that will engage our whole community and connect with each other,” said Ronda Cushnie about the Faces of the Fraser Valley contest. (Zoom photo)
With his Pittsburgh Steelers struggling, Chase Claypool was asked how the team might pick up the pace at practice. His suggestion wasn’t well received by his head coach and a veteran teammate. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool has ‘more music’ suggestion shot down by Pittsburgh Steelers coach

Claypool suggested that having music playing at practices might help the team up its tempo

With his Pittsburgh Steelers struggling, Chase Claypool was asked how the team might pick up the pace at practice. His suggestion wasn’t well received by his head coach and a veteran teammate. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
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BCHL taking out-of-conference games off the schedule for rest of 2021-22 season

The league is shifting to regional matchups with travel still hindered province wide

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Trapped in Chilliwack by flooding-caused road closures, Christina Peet-Williams hitched a ride in a small West Coast Pilot Club airplane on her way to cross country nationals in Ottawa. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack cross country runner flies over flooding on way to nationals

Christina Peet-Williams was trapped and disappointed, and then the West Coast Pilot Club stepped up

Trapped in Chilliwack by flooding-caused road closures, Christina Peet-Williams hitched a ride in a small West Coast Pilot Club airplane on her way to cross country nationals in Ottawa. (submitted photo)
Chilliwack Chief Kienan Draper collected six points in three games to earn Third Star of the Week honours from the BCHL. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Kienan Draper the BCHL Third Star of the Week

Draper and the Chiefs scored lots of goals in wins over Powell River, Coquitlam and Surrey

Chilliwack Chief Kienan Draper collected six points in three games to earn Third Star of the Week honours from the BCHL. (Darren Francis photo)
RCMP hope these two articles of clothing will help identify a person who died in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack on Dec. 29, 2020. (RCMP photo)

RCMP ask for help to ID person who died in head-on collision in Chilliwack

3 people died last December when a car going the wrong way on Highway 1 slammed into another vehicle

RCMP hope these two articles of clothing will help identify a person who died in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack on Dec. 29, 2020. (RCMP photo)
GW Graham football

Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies to face Terry Fox Ravens in high school football title game

The Eastern Conference rivals will kick off Saturday (Dec. 4) under the dome at BC Place Stadium

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BCHL

Chilliwack Chiefs beat Coquitlam and Surrey in BCHL battles

The junior A club is 5-2 in November after experiencing an uneven October

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RCMP on the scene of a police incident involving shots fired on May 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
RCMP on the scene of a police incident involving shots fired on May 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Police watchdog says RCMP acted correctly in fatal shooting of Chilliwack man

A long standoff with a ‘distraught’ man ended with his death shortly after midnight on May 23, 2020

RCMP on the scene of a police incident involving shots fired on May 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
RCMP on the scene of a police incident involving shots fired on May 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Members of the Chilliwack Fire Department collect donations of food and cash for the Salvation Army outside Save-On-Foods in Salish Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire department collecting food donations outside Chilliwack grocery stores on 3 Saturdays

Chilliwack Fire Department will be at 5 grocery stores Nov. 27, Dec. 11 and 18

Members of the Chilliwack Fire Department collect donations of food and cash for the Salvation Army outside Save-On-Foods in Salish Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter is missing after travelling to Dallas. He was last seen leaving a downtown Dallas night club in the early hours of Nov. 25. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Chilliwack man goes missing after travelling to Texas for football game

Aaron Tschritter was last seen leaving a downtown Dallas nightclub on Nov. 25

Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter is missing after travelling to Dallas. He was last seen leaving a downtown Dallas night club in the early hours of Nov. 25. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)
Chilliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio, seen here playing for the Fraser Valley Rush, has committed to the NCAA’s Quinnipiac Bobcats. (FV Rush photo)

Chiliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio commits to Quinnipiac Bobcats

The standout defenceman will join one of the top teams in NCAA Div 1 women’s hockey

Chilliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio, seen here playing for the Fraser Valley Rush, has committed to the NCAA’s Quinnipiac Bobcats. (FV Rush photo)