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Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is among 16 people honoured with the 2021 Order of B.C. Aug. 2 for their contributions to the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Dr. Bonnie Henry among 16 awarded Order of B.C.

2021 honourees include Indigenous leaders, artists, doctors

Seven wildfires burn in the northern area of Harrison Lake, all caused by lightning. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Long Island wildfire on Harrison Lake remains as at least six others are extinguished

Evacuation alert for north Long Island remains in effect

A section of the boardwalk at Mill Lake Park was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning (July 31). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Portion of boardwalk destroyed by fire at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford

Incident took place early Saturday morning and is being treated as suspicious

Smoke visible from the Bear Creek wildfire in Washington State just south of Chilliwack Lake posted on Facebook on July 30, 2021. (North Cascades National Park Service Complex - Facebook)

Smoke from Washington State wildfire seen in Fraser Valley

Bear Creek wildfire at 100 acres just across the Canada-U.S. border south of Chilliwack Lake

Smoke visible from the Bear Creek wildfire in Washington State just south of Chilliwack Lake posted on Facebook on July 30, 2021. (North Cascades National Park Service Complex - Facebook)
Six wildfires started in the Harrison area on Saturday, July 31. Five are still burning as of about 8 p.m. (Screenshot/BCWS)

UPDATE: 70 lightning strikes in Harrison area as firefighters battle six Saturday wildfires

Lightning sparked a number of fires around the north part of the lake

Six wildfires started in the Harrison area on Saturday, July 31. Five are still burning as of about 8 p.m. (Screenshot/BCWS)
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Mission Overdose Community Action Team hosting 2 events in August for overdose awareness day

‘Through dialogue we grow our understanding,’ says Judith Pellerin, co-chair of MOCAT

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David Kuntz-Angel was convicted of the most serious charges he faced involving sex with an underage girl in August 2019, but on Nov. 19, 2019 he applied for a mistrial. His retrial began on June 8, 2020, was delayed, and continued in November 2020 but on July 21, 2021 a judge determined the complainant was too ill to continue with cross examination. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)

Alleged sex crime victim of Chilliwack’s David Lee Roth impersonator can’t continue to testify

David Kuntz-Angel’s retrial on hold as Crown applies to include victim’s testimony from first trial

David Kuntz-Angel was convicted of the most serious charges he faced involving sex with an underage girl in August 2019, but on Nov. 19, 2019 he applied for a mistrial. His retrial began on June 8, 2020, was delayed, and continued in November 2020 but on July 21, 2021 a judge determined the complainant was too ill to continue with cross examination. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)
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Nearly $50,000 in contraband seized at Kent Institution

Meth, marijuana, tobacco seized in two-month operation

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On one of the hottest days of the summer, June 28, families gathered at Lake of the Woods along Highway 1 for some respite from the heat. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

UPDATE: Hope to open cooling centre amid heat wave

Fraser Health says it’s the responsibility of municipalities to set up cooling stations if needed

On one of the hottest days of the summer, June 28, families gathered at Lake of the Woods along Highway 1 for some respite from the heat. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
Coun. Mark Davies said the new enterprise applications systems will be a ‘game changer’ on July 19.
Coun. Mark Davies said the new enterprise applications systems will be a ‘game changer’ on July 19.
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Mission woman celebrates her 105th birthday

Florence Steelestill lives in her own apartment in the basement of her son’s house

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Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland will finally see wildfire smoke drifting into the region as of July 30, 2021. (FireSmoke Canada)

VIDEO: Wildfire smoke wafting into Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

Smoke harmful for anyone with existing respiratory illness or other chronic conditions

Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland will finally see wildfire smoke drifting into the region as of July 30, 2021. (FireSmoke Canada)
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Fraser Health moves to new ‘vaccine hub model’ for COVID-19 shots

Some community clinics closing as health authority sees improvements in vaccination rates

Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
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UFV research project teaches personal trainers about air pollution risks

Kinesiology research aims to increase education among practitioners

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Brent Hayden of Canada preparing for his 50m freestyle semifinal at the Olympic Games in London on Thursday August 2, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Mission’s Brent Hayden qualifies for semi-finals for Men’s 50 Metre Freestyle in Tokyo

Hayden finishes 8th overall in qualifying round, top 16 face off tonight

Brent Hayden of Canada preparing for his 50m freestyle semifinal at the Olympic Games in London on Thursday August 2, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Coun. Carol Hamilton speaking about understaffing at the July 19 council meeting.

Mission’s understaffed public works department struggling with 5-month backlog of work

Public inquiries in traffic and transporation no long ‘first come, first serve’

Coun. Carol Hamilton speaking about understaffing at the July 19 council meeting.
Abbotsford International Airport (Tim Sward photo)
Abbotsford International Airport (Tim Sward photo)
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Abbotsford artist Julia Martens releases new set of paintings

Local illustrator also working on a mural in downtown Abbotsford next month

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Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
A BC Wildfire Service Helicopter approaches the fire, carrying a bucket of water. (Photo/Laurie Tritschler)

UPDATE: Second wildfire in Spuzzum area quickly extinguished

First fire on July 27 was quickly extinguished

A BC Wildfire Service Helicopter approaches the fire, carrying a bucket of water. (Photo/Laurie Tritschler)