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Charity Stobbe, aka Little Bo Peep, and her goat Butterscotch say hi to Cascades Care Community resident Marta Gammeter during a visit on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)

Therapy goats bring smiles to seniors at Chilliwack’s Cascades Care Community

Charity Stobbe brought mini silky fainting goats Stevie Nicks and Butterscotch for a visit

Charity Stobbe, aka Little Bo Peep, and her goat Butterscotch say hi to Cascades Care Community resident Marta Gammeter during a visit on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)
Hope physician Dr. Joshua Greggain is the new president-elect for Doctors of BC. (submitted photo)

Former Hope physician Joshua Greggain new president-elect of Doctors of BC

Greggain was acclaimed by the group’s members and will step into the new role Jan. 1, 2022

Hope physician Dr. Joshua Greggain is the new president-elect for Doctors of BC. (submitted photo)
Chilliwack Mall proved to be too cramped a venue for the Chilliwack Rotary Book Sale, which moved to Heritage Park in 2020. The 2021 version of the sale begins Oct. 31 and continues through Nov. 6. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

More than 100,000 items available at 2021 Chilliwack Rotary Book Sale

The annual event runs Oct. 31 to Nov. 6 in the spacious confines of Heritage Park

Chilliwack Mall proved to be too cramped a venue for the Chilliwack Rotary Book Sale, which moved to Heritage Park in 2020. The 2021 version of the sale begins Oct. 31 and continues through Nov. 6. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
The Blais family is back with their popular Halloween house display. Kipp Manor is open at the corner of Kipp Avenue and Stanley Street in Chilliwack. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack Halloween House delights visitors with spooky walk-through experience

If you like what you see at Kipp Manor, a donation to the Chilliwack Food Bank is appreciated

The Blais family is back with their popular Halloween house display. Kipp Manor is open at the corner of Kipp Avenue and Stanley Street in Chilliwack. (submitted photo)
Has the Chilliwack real estate spike been fueled in part by Bill 28? Two researchers from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops believe it was. (Submitted)

TRU researchers suggest Bill 28 helped fuel Chilliwack real-estate surge

A statistical study compared the impact of Bill 28 on Chiliwack and Kamloops

Has the Chilliwack real estate spike been fueled in part by Bill 28? Two researchers from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops believe it was. (Submitted)
First responders were called out to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Camp on Laidlaw Road on Oct. 27 after a stabbing at or near the property. (Shane MacKichan photo)

VIDEO: Victim airlifted to hospital after early-morning stabbing near Trans Mountain pipeline camp

The camp is off Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope, and two people were arrested

First responders were called out to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Camp on Laidlaw Road on Oct. 27 after a stabbing at or near the property. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Chilliwack Realtor Jayden Lee, along with his buddy Cameron Van Klei, ran 103 kilometres to BC Children’s Hospital to raise money for the medical facilty that helped him during his teenage years when he was diagnosed with leukemia. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cancer survivor raises over $125,000 running from Chilliwack to B.C. Children’s Hospital

Jayden Lee and good friend Cameron Van Klei covered 103 kilometres and raised $125,367.72

Chilliwack Realtor Jayden Lee, along with his buddy Cameron Van Klei, ran 103 kilometres to BC Children’s Hospital to raise money for the medical facilty that helped him during his teenage years when he was diagnosed with leukemia. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Left to right: Deanna, Al and Julia Tuchscherer are ready for the 2021-22 Canada West women’s basketball season. Deanna enters her second full university season as Julia wades into her first. Al is the head coach of their University of the Fraser Valley Cascades. (Gibi Saini/UFV Athletics)

Chilliwack’s Julia Tuchscherer set for Canada West debut with UFV women’s b-ball team

Julia will hit the court along with sister Deanna on a Cascades team coached by dad, Al Tuchscherer

Left to right: Deanna, Al and Julia Tuchscherer are ready for the 2021-22 Canada West women’s basketball season. Deanna enters her second full university season as Julia wades into her first. Al is the head coach of their University of the Fraser Valley Cascades. (Gibi Saini/UFV Athletics)
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BCHL all-star festivities to include Top Prospects Game

All-star events will be held Jan. 14 in Penticton, with NHL and college scouts in attendance

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Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Sardis Drumline gets season-long gig at Vancouver Canucks games

Small groups from Sardis secondary school will perform at 41 National Hockey League matches

Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)
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2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)
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31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

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Demonstrators gathered outside Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope Friday morning, Oct. 8, to show support for the local business and protest against vaccine mandates. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Owner of Hope’s Rolly’s Restaurant remains defiant after having business licence suspended

She said she’s done everything required by health officials up to now, but vax passports go too far

Demonstrators gathered outside Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope Friday morning, Oct. 8, to show support for the local business and protest against vaccine mandates. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Chilliwack’s Sardis secondary hosts basketball game between UFV and Langara

The university men’s teams face each other in preseason action in the Sardis gymnasium

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(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

RCMP raid seven addresses in Chilliwack during large drug bust

Police say drugs originating in Chilliwack ended up in Kamloops and other parts of BC

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Bob Hankins, where the magic happens, in the little workshop he spends hours in creating his butterflies. (Eric J. Welsh/ Black Press)

Hope’s Bob Hankins brings smiles to strangers with butterfly creations

The 85-year-old started making hand-crafted butterflies as a way to honour his father’s memory

Bob Hankins, where the magic happens, in the little workshop he spends hours in creating his butterflies. (Eric J. Welsh/ Black Press)
B.C. vaccine passport (Black Press Media)

Eastern Fraser Valley restaurants not impacted by new COVID restrictions

Customers are only required to show proof of single vaccination up until Oct. 24

B.C. vaccine passport (Black Press Media)
Serge Joseph Sauvé was last seen at the Hudson Bay Trail near the Othello exit of Highway 5. (RCMP photo)

RCMP believe missing Hope man may have gotten lost in backcountry

Police are asking for public help to find Serge Joseph Sauvé, who was last seen Aug. 3

Serge Joseph Sauvé was last seen at the Hudson Bay Trail near the Othello exit of Highway 5. (RCMP photo)
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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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