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An unidentified man worried about the salmon run in the Coquihalla River confronts TMX workers (kaska_cat/Tiktok)

Man worried about nearby fish confronts Trans Mountain construction workers at Coquihalla River

Tiktok shows unidentified man confronting Trans Mountain workers over salmon run in Hope, B.C.

A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival now open with 50 varieties of vibrant, towering flowers

Special fundraiser at sunflower festival will help bring humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend Sunday Service in Chilliwack on Sunday, February 21, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

Trial begins for 3 Chilliwack church pastors fighting COVID gathering restriction tickets

Defence lawyer to argue the prohibition was ‘an egregious interference with the freedom of religion’

Randy “Elvis” Friskie, shown here perfoming in 2018, says he is on his deathbed on a cot in a hallway at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

Elvis impersonator says he is on deathbed in hallway at Abbotsford hospital

‘No dignity in it whatsoever,’ says Randy Friskie, who has liver disease

Randy “Elvis” Friskie, shown here perfoming in 2018, says he is on his deathbed on a cot in a hallway at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP investigators examine the scene in Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide at the car wash. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Mom asks judge for permission to hug her son’s killer in Chilliwack courtroom

Such a ‘rare and redemptive moment,’ would be welcome, judge said about hug, but turned down request

RCMP investigators examine the scene in Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide at the car wash. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

No jail time suggested for man in Abbotsford who posted topless photos of ex-girlfriend

Kaiden Harris to be sentenced later on charge of criminal harassment

The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Pamela Olsen, 27, is described as a Caucasian woman with long, brown hair and brown eyes. She’s 5’4” (162 centimetres) tall and weighs 125 pounds (56 kg). She has a tattoo on her left wrist that reads ‘Darren.’ (RCMP handout)

27-year-old missing woman last seen in Chilliwack, known to frequent Abbotsford

Pamela Olsen last seen in 45000-block of Menholm Road in Chilliwack

Pamela Olsen, 27, is described as a Caucasian woman with long, brown hair and brown eyes. She’s 5’4” (162 centimetres) tall and weighs 125 pounds (56 kg). She has a tattoo on her left wrist that reads ‘Darren.’ (RCMP handout)
View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service

Mt. Evans fire near Kimberley being monitored by helicopters and air tankers

Terrain is not safe for ground crews says BC Wildfire Service

View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service
Three authors with an interest in Japanese Canadian history and heritage will be taking part in a meet and greet event at Tashme Museum in Sunshine Valley on Aug. 20.

Trio of authors interested in Japanese internment history visiting Tashme Museum near Hope

Meet and greet event planned at historic site with three diverse authors

Three authors with an interest in Japanese Canadian history and heritage will be taking part in a meet and greet event at Tashme Museum in Sunshine Valley on Aug. 20.
Duncan Goguillot is seen holding a photo of Chuck Strahl on Jan. 31, 2000 in front of a Reform party flag. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Former priest and long-time Chilliwack MP’s campaign manager accused of raping a boy in the 1970s

Vancouver Archdiocese and Duncan Goguillot, who worked for Chuck Strahl for 15 years, faces lawsuit

Duncan Goguillot is seen holding a photo of Chuck Strahl on Jan. 31, 2000 in front of a Reform party flag. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Facebook photo.

Family makes plea to public to watch for man missing in Fraser River in Mission

Ravi Mann, 26, went into water beneath Mission Bridge the morning of Aug. 8

Facebook photo.
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

Keremeos Creek wildfire evacuation orders rescinded for Olalla

Village of Apex and portion of Green Mountain Road remain on evacuation

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
Friends Elaina Wugalter (left) and Gayle Irving share a laugh at the Sardis Neighbourhood Farm Market at Carman United Church (in Chilliwack) on July 23. They are collecting signatures to bring a renal dialysis unit to Chilliwack for patients east of Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Kidney patients east of Abbotsford lobby for renal centre of their own

Patients in Chilliwack, Hope and beyond spending hours on highways several times a week

Friends Elaina Wugalter (left) and Gayle Irving share a laugh at the Sardis Neighbourhood Farm Market at Carman United Church (in Chilliwack) on July 23. They are collecting signatures to bring a renal dialysis unit to Chilliwack for patients east of Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
The Foundry is hoping to get youth in their Early Psychosis Intervention program doing some fun activities over the rest of the summer, including kayaking. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)

Foundry needs $800 to help make summer memories for Fraser Valley youth

Early psychosis intervention program needs funds for waterslides, kayak and to plan summer BBQ

The Foundry is hoping to get youth in their Early Psychosis Intervention program doing some fun activities over the rest of the summer, including kayaking. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)
The wildfire south of Rosswood as it looked from the air earlier. Skimmer aircraft were deployed today. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Rosswood fire has moved away from structures

Skimmer aircraft used today to establish perimeter

The wildfire south of Rosswood as it looked from the air earlier. Skimmer aircraft were deployed today. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)

B.C. Green MLA calls for protection of Hope’s Coquihalla River salmon population

Trans Mountain says they are following all regulations and has ‘taken great care’ at river site

Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)
A GoFundMe has been launched for an Abbotsford family after their house was destroyed in a fire on Tuesday (Aug. 9).

GoFundMe launched for Abbotsford family after devastating fire

Therapist Christina Henderson and her family out of Marble Hill Drive home at least six months

A GoFundMe has been launched for an Abbotsford family after their house was destroyed in a fire on Tuesday (Aug. 9).
Lee Edward Campbell, 60, walked away from Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village on Wednesday morning. If you see him, call 911 and do not approach him. (Photo/Agassiz RCMP)

UPDATE: Escaped Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village inmate back in custody

Lee Edward Campbell escaped from Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village on Wednesday, caught same day

Lee Edward Campbell, 60, walked away from Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village on Wednesday morning. If you see him, call 911 and do not approach him. (Photo/Agassiz RCMP)
This burned tree along Highway 3A is a hazard and could come down onto the road. It’s an example of the dangers of opening the highway too soon, said BC Wildfire. (BC Wildfire)

Some Keremeos Creek fire evacuation orders and alerts rescinded

Evacuations lifted for over 40 properties along Hwy 3A corridor

This burned tree along Highway 3A is a hazard and could come down onto the road. It’s an example of the dangers of opening the highway too soon, said BC Wildfire. (BC Wildfire)
Dustin Williams, 40, was reported missing at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7. (Contributed Photo)
Dustin Williams, 40, was reported missing at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7. (Contributed Photo)