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Traffic delays are expected near Ruby Creek due to a vehicle incident. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

TRAFFIC: Lumber truck blocking traffic on Highway 7 near Ruby Creek

Drive B.C. advises delays in both directions

A bear picks apples from a tree in Silver Creek in Hope, B.C. in 2019. It’s bear season in Hope again and people are being asked to keep their smelly garbage inside, and to bring Halloween pumpkins in at night. (Lesley Talarico file photo)

Bear activity picking up around Hope, as natural food choices dwindle

Time to be vigilant about keeping smelly trash inside, says Hope bear advocate

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

Megan Kinnee, 19, was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)

Judge’s decision reserved in Abbotsford motorcycle crash that killed Maple Ridge woman

Harrison Heth-Klems on trial for dangerous driving causing death in 2018 collision

Megan Kinnee, 19, was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)
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)
Left: An image of a man hauling the giant M&M down 1st Avenue. A Mission RCMP officer standing over the M&M after finding it in an nearby apartment. Facebook photos.

Giant M&M stolen from Mission candy shop, recovered thanks to vigilant neighbours

Collectible store display was found in nearby apartment, hidden underneath bed sheets

Left: An image of a man hauling the giant M&M down 1st Avenue. A Mission RCMP officer standing over the M&M after finding it in an nearby apartment. Facebook photos.
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)
Meteorologists call this type of rain pattern an “atmospheric river.” (News file photo)

‘Atmospheric river’ rainstorm headed for Fraser Valley, up to 70 mm expected

Heavy rains to start tonight until Thursday evening

Meteorologists call this type of rain pattern an “atmospheric river.” (News file photo)
Brad Fedoruk sent in this photo of an American White Pelican seen in the Vedder Canal near Highway 1 in Chilliwack on Oct. 16, 2021. (Brad Fedoruk photo)

Bird watchers excited to see rare American White Pelican in Chilliwack

Species nests at Stum Lake up north but are almost never seen on the ground in the Fraser Valley

Brad Fedoruk sent in this photo of an American White Pelican seen in the Vedder Canal near Highway 1 in Chilliwack on Oct. 16, 2021. (Brad Fedoruk photo)
Gagandeep Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Kulinder Singh, Arvindjeet Singh, Ajay Kumar honoured by the Ridge Meadows RCMP. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)
Gagandeep Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Kulinder Singh, Arvindjeet Singh, Ajay Kumar honoured by the Ridge Meadows RCMP. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)
The ambulance entrance at Chilliwack General Hospital on March 23, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

COVID outbreaks at Chilliwack General Hospital and two Fraser Valley care homes

2 patients at CGH, 9 at Harrison Pointe in Langley, and 2 at Valleyhaven in Chilliwack

The ambulance entrance at Chilliwack General Hospital on March 23, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope has been closed since Oct. 20. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

GoFundMe created to cover fines for Hope restaurant closed by authorities

Fundraiser has already collected $5,000, mainly from anonymous donors

Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope has been closed since Oct. 20. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
On the one-year anniversary of the 2020 provincial election, former Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness has asked the B.C. Liberals to cancel his membership. Throness was ousted from the party ahead of election day 2020 due to controversial remarks. (File Photo)

Former Chilliwack-Kent MLA cancels BC Liberal Party membership one year after party ousted him

Laurie Throness said he consistently touted ‘tolerance, care and acceptance of all’

On the one-year anniversary of the 2020 provincial election, former Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness has asked the B.C. Liberals to cancel his membership. Throness was ousted from the party ahead of election day 2020 due to controversial remarks. (File Photo)
RCMP, Conservation officers, DFO and Wildlife officers all participated in a roadside blitz near Boston Bar on Oct. 16 and 17 to enforce B.C. hunting and angling laws. (BC Conservation Office photo)

Loaded firearm nets ticket for hunter in roadside conservation blitz near Boston Bar

Hunters and anglers targeted by conservation officers in B.C. ‘funnel point’

RCMP, Conservation officers, DFO and Wildlife officers all participated in a roadside blitz near Boston Bar on Oct. 16 and 17 to enforce B.C. hunting and angling laws. (BC Conservation Office photo)
Council will be getting back to regular streaming in the very near future.

Hope Ratepayers take over videotaping council meetings, for now

District working on technology to livestream from council chambers

  • Oct 24, 2021
Council will be getting back to regular streaming in the very near future.
Traffic slows down just off the Deroche Bridge following a Saturday morning head-on collision (Facebook/Allen Fossheim)

TRAFFIC: Head-on collision slows traffic off Deroche Bridge

Google indicates traffiic is slow but still moving

Traffic slows down just off the Deroche Bridge following a Saturday morning head-on collision (Facebook/Allen Fossheim)
There were at least six people in the house at the time of the shooting, Abbotsford Police say. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Late-night shooting at ‘problem’ house in Abbotsford

Man shot at Oxford Avenue property not co-operating with police

There were at least six people in the house at the time of the shooting, Abbotsford Police say. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Chilliwack RCMP had part of Mary Street near CGH blocked off Saturday morning as they investigated a vehicle crash. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Stabbing victim crashes outside of Chilliwack General Hospital while driving to ER

Initial reports Saturday morning were that incident was a shooting

Chilliwack RCMP had part of Mary Street near CGH blocked off Saturday morning as they investigated a vehicle crash. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A sign reminds people to stay away from the water at Rotary Park on Wardle Street in Hope on June 8, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope residents can now get local emergency alerts through Alertable app

Flooding is Hope’s number one concern, not wildfire, fire chief says

  • Oct 23, 2021
A sign reminds people to stay away from the water at Rotary Park on Wardle Street in Hope on June 8, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.

Defence wants evidence tossed out for former Abbotsford vice-principal charged with child porn

BC Supreme Court justice previously ruled that Mike Haire’s charter rights were breached

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser middle school in Abbotsford, was charged with two child pornography offences in September 2018.