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Mignonne Shields’ three climate change painting entitled (from left) Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow were inspired by a conversation she had with Canadian painter Robert Bateman. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Climate change paintings by Chilliwack artist inspired by Robert Bateman

Mignonne Shields’ paintings show stark past, present and future views of our world

Steve Clegg with the City of Chilliwack (centre) helps Chaimae Haddioui (left) and Shayla Tottenham with Islamic Relief Canada plant trees and shrubs along a section of the Bell Slough on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Bell Slough residents, Islamic Relief Canada come together to plant trees along slough in Chilliwack

‘When the community comes together, the world heals a little bit,’ says member of Islamic Relief Canada

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Free rapid COVID-test devices being given out in Mission on Saturday, Oct. 16

Engaged Communities and Fraser Health to hand out take-home test

Skully White operates Lullys Food Experience hotdog stand out of the Canadian Tire parking lot in Abbotsford. White has now signed a deal to run a stand inside Abbotsford Centre. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Popular gourmet hotdog stand cuts deal with Abbotsford Centre

Skully White’s Lullys will operate during hockey games and concerts

Skully White operates Lullys Food Experience hotdog stand out of the Canadian Tire parking lot in Abbotsford. White has now signed a deal to run a stand inside Abbotsford Centre. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Fred Cunningham. Submitted photo.

Mission Niners football coach honoured with ‘Long Service Award’

Fred Cunningham has coached ball to city’s youth for over 20 years

Fred Cunningham. Submitted photo.
Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope continues to defy a public health order to ask diners for vaccination passports, and another rally is planned to support them. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Fines add up for Hope restaurant as supporters plan second rally

Rolly’s Restaurant issued fines, notices from Fraser Health and District of Hope

Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope continues to defy a public health order to ask diners for vaccination passports, and another rally is planned to support them. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
An SUV is seen in the centre of Highway 1 westbound near the Vedder Road on-ramp on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Pickup going wrong way on Highway 1 in Chilliwack Friday morning

Incident captured on security camera was the likely cause of two vehicles in the ditch

An SUV is seen in the centre of Highway 1 westbound near the Vedder Road on-ramp on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Staff have been reviewing a number of areas ahead of the next budget, slated to be discussed by council next month. Mission council screenshot.

City of Mission has ‘hard decisions’ ahead of next budget cycle, says director of finance

Council to consider long-term debt, additional tax increases, increasing developer charges

Staff have been reviewing a number of areas ahead of the next budget, slated to be discussed by council next month. Mission council screenshot.
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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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The boxes were found sitting near Superstore. Image Courtesy of Mission RCMP.

Mission RCMP searching for owner of 3 red jewellery boxes

Good Samaritan found boxes near Superstore and dropped off boxes to police

The boxes were found sitting near Superstore. Image Courtesy of Mission RCMP.
From Oct. 5 to Oct. 11, Chilliwack had the highest rate of infection in the Lower Mainland, at 34 daily cases per 100,000

BCCDC: Chilliwack remains COVID hotspot in eastern Fraser Valley

Vaccination rates slowly increasing week over week across region

From Oct. 5 to Oct. 11, Chilliwack had the highest rate of infection in the Lower Mainland, at 34 daily cases per 100,000
Club Child, which runs out of Coquihalla elementary in Hope, has been hit by staffing shortages that have affected its operation. The five-day-a-week program will be cut back to three until about the end of November. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Partial daycare closure in Hope stems from labour shortage

FVRD working on finding employees for program and other positions

Club Child, which runs out of Coquihalla elementary in Hope, has been hit by staffing shortages that have affected its operation. The five-day-a-week program will be cut back to three until about the end of November. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
The Residence in Mission is a long-term care facility in Mission that is owned and operated by Fraser Health. (TRIM). (Image courtesy CDC)
The Residence in Mission is a long-term care facility in Mission that is owned and operated by Fraser Health. (TRIM). (Image courtesy CDC)
Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer was convicted of two counts each of accessing and possessing child pornography on April 30, 2021. (File)

Chilliwack church pastor sentenced to 14 months jail in child porn case

‘Mr. Vermeer possessed some of the most offensive, harmful and depraved forms of abuse on children’: judge

Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer was convicted of two counts each of accessing and possessing child pornography on April 30, 2021. (File)
A rare female spotted bat was found resting on the balcony of a Chiliwack home recently. There are about 1,000 adult spotted bats in Canada. (Photo/Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C.)

Extremely rare bat ‘spotted’ in Chilliwack

Female spotted bat is recovering from being dehydrated, underweight

A rare female spotted bat was found resting on the balcony of a Chiliwack home recently. There are about 1,000 adult spotted bats in Canada. (Photo/Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C.)
Multi-platinum rock group Shinedown is coming to Abbotsford in February. (Submitted)

Rock group Shinedown coming to Abbotsford in February

Multi-platinum band’s North American tour stopping at Abbotsford Centre

Multi-platinum rock group Shinedown is coming to Abbotsford in February. (Submitted)
Megan Kinnee, 19, was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)

Trial underway for man charged in Abbotsford motorcycle crash that killed Maple Ridge woman

Megan Kinnee, 19, died July 13, 2019 after motorcycle rear-ended SUV

Megan Kinnee, 19, was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)
Rapid COVID tests will be handed out in Abbotsford on Oct. 13. (Engaged Communities/ Facebook)

Free COVID test kits to be handed out in Abbotsford

Distribution by Engaged Communities takes place Wednesday, Oct. 13

Rapid COVID tests will be handed out in Abbotsford on Oct. 13. (Engaged Communities/ Facebook)