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Project rendering of the building at the planned summit of the Cascade Skyline gondola project proposed for a location east of Chilliwack. (Submitted)

Gondola project near Chilliwack gains ‘environmental warrior’ to guide planning

Arthur DeJong, former mountain planner at Whistler Blackcomb, is joining Cascade Skyline team

Run for Mom 5k run/walk event on Sunday, May 8, 2022. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)

Runners, walkers, bikers raised $8,200 in 2022 Run for Mom

Maternity department at CGH is recipient of funds collected in annual Mother’s Day 5k fundraiser

Port Coquitlam, Chilliwack, North Vancouver, and Penticton have chosen to continue with the practice after their trial runs. (Black Press file photo).

Mission council moves forward pilot project giving drinks in public parks a shot

Council vote passes 5-2 to create bylaw for 1-year pilot project

People take part in the public open house of the Stó:lō Resource Centre in October 2010. The Stó:lō Library and Archives – part of the Stó:lō Service Agency Society – is getting $50,000 in funding from Library and Archives Canada to help preserve its records and make them more accessible. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Stó:lō Library and Archives in Chilliwack to get $50,000 in funding to help preserve records

Money comes from Library and Archives Canada and will make Stó:lō records more accessible

People take part in the public open house of the Stó:lō Resource Centre in October 2010. The Stó:lō Library and Archives – part of the Stó:lō Service Agency Society – is getting $50,000 in funding from Library and Archives Canada to help preserve its records and make them more accessible. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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Highway Patrol seeks witnesses after fatal crash east of Agassiz

One man killed in head-on collision near Wahleach Road

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Abbotsford’s Aman Merdha heads to Quebec later this month to compete in the Miss Canada event. (Instagram photo)

Abbotsford’s Aman Merdha competing for Miss Canada crown

UFV student, W.J. Mouat grad hoping to spread awareness of vitiligo

Abbotsford’s Aman Merdha heads to Quebec later this month to compete in the Miss Canada event. (Instagram photo)
Among the items police discovered in a stolen vehicle that sped away from Abbotsford into Langley on Jan. 20 were 12 catalytic converters. Tyson Fust of Langley has now been sentenced. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

Man sentenced for stealing 12 catalytic converters and fleeing from Abbotsford to Langley

‘Prolific offender’ Tyson Fust previously pleaded guilty to 4 of the 13 charges he faced

Among the items police discovered in a stolen vehicle that sped away from Abbotsford into Langley on Jan. 20 were 12 catalytic converters. Tyson Fust of Langley has now been sentenced. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
Coqualeetza Indian Residential School building, circa 1880s. (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives and Chilliwack Progress, P3304)

Justice minister meeting with B.C. Indigenous leaders in Chilliwack as ‘trust-building exercise’

‘It’s important to see the sites,’ Minister David Lametti said of residential school site tour

Coqualeetza Indian Residential School building, circa 1880s. (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives and Chilliwack Progress, P3304)
The Harrison Hot Springs Public Mineral Pool is set to re-open for weekends effective May 21. Tourism Harrison indicated hours may expand further in the coming weeks. (Contributed Photo/Tourism Harrison)

Harrison’s Public Mineral Pool set to re-open on Saturday

The pool has been closed since the early days of COVID-19

The Harrison Hot Springs Public Mineral Pool is set to re-open for weekends effective May 21. Tourism Harrison indicated hours may expand further in the coming weeks. (Contributed Photo/Tourism Harrison)
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Crash blocking westbound lanes in Downtown Mission

Police blocking lanes between Grand and Cedar streets

Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
Susan Willis of Port Townsend, a relatively new pickleball player, takes command of her side of the court Tuesday evening. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Mission Pickleball Club aces request for new courts, project approved less than month after ask

Hatzic Middle School’s empty tennis courts to be transformed into 10 pickleball courts

Susan Willis of Port Townsend, a relatively new pickleball player, takes command of her side of the court Tuesday evening. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
The welcome procession for the 2019 Sasquatch Days heads down the Harrison Hot Springs waterfront. The event makes its triumphant return in 2022 after COVID-19 led to the cancellation of the celebration twice. (File Photo)

Sasquatch Days returns to Harrison in June

Sts’ailes First Nation has hosted event since 1938

The welcome procession for the 2019 Sasquatch Days heads down the Harrison Hot Springs waterfront. The event makes its triumphant return in 2022 after COVID-19 led to the cancellation of the celebration twice. (File Photo)
Grade 5 students at Sandy Hill elementary have created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians resettling in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Students in Abbotsford make a big difference with small items for refugees

Sandy Hill elementary’s Grade 5 students created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians

Grade 5 students at Sandy Hill elementary have created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians resettling in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, is awaiting sentencing on two child-pornography charges, of which he was convicted in February 2022.

Crown says former Abbotsford vice-principal should get up to 3 years for child porn

Judge reserves sentencing decision for Mike Haire, convicted of 2 offences

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, is awaiting sentencing on two child-pornography charges, of which he was convicted in February 2022.
Go By Bike Week in Chilliwack runs May 30 to June 5, 2022. (Cycle Chilliwack)

Rising gas prices may convince Chilliwack cyclists to sign up for Go By Bike week 2022

‘We’re really focusing on the idea that any trip counts,’ says Cycle Chilliwack co-chair about 2022

Go By Bike Week in Chilliwack runs May 30 to June 5, 2022. (Cycle Chilliwack)
A view from the top of Grind 79. City of Mission photo.

City of Mission announces grand opening of 2 new trails in Stave West on May 19

Devil’s Lake Loop is 3.8 km lakeshore-forest hike; 79 Grind Trail is steep 2.5 km hike with a view

A view from the top of Grind 79. City of Mission photo.
Gord Locke, a director with Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society, says they are seeking more drivers to take people to cancer treatments and doctor appointments. (Gord Locke photo)

More cancer drivers sought from Chilliwack and beyond to sign up as volunteers

So far they’ve made 439 trips to cancer appointments for 67 patients with 16 volunteer drivers

Gord Locke, a director with Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society, says they are seeking more drivers to take people to cancer treatments and doctor appointments. (Gord Locke photo)
CFB Chilliwack Historical Society president Gord Wozencroft at the museum on Wellington Street downtown Chilliwack where thieves stole a gun and more than 20 bayonets on May 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Thieves break in to Chilliwack Military Museum stealing a gun and bayonets

Stolen were as many as 30 bayonets and a non-operable airsoft Tommy gun

CFB Chilliwack Historical Society president Gord Wozencroft at the museum on Wellington Street downtown Chilliwack where thieves stole a gun and more than 20 bayonets on May 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Police have ‘person of interest’ in Sooke murder probe

Parties involved known to each other, police say

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A cannabis joint (Pixabay photo)

Pot shops get green light: District of Hope passes new bylaw allowing retail sale of cannabis

No ones speaks at public hearing on April 25; council adopts new regulations on May 9

A cannabis joint (Pixabay photo)