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Kindergarten kids from Evans elementary school in Chilliwack painted rocks with orange hearts and delivered them to Sto:lo Elders Lodge recently after learning about residential schools. (Laura Bridge photo)

Kindergarten class paints rocks with orange hearts in Chilliwack for local elders

‘Compassion and empathy’ being shown by kids learning about residential schools

Kindergarten kids from Evans elementary school in Chilliwack painted rocks with orange hearts and delivered them to Sto:lo Elders Lodge recently after learning about residential schools. (Laura Bridge photo)
Chilliwack potter Cathy Terepocki (left) and Indigenous enhancement teachers Val Tosoff (striped top) and Christine Seymour (fuchsia coat), along with students at Vedder middle school, look at some of the 500-plus pinch pots on Thursday, June 10 made by the kids to honour the 215 children found at Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack students make hundreds of tiny clay pots in honour of 215 Indigenous children

‘I think the healing process has begun,’ says teacher about Vedder middle school project

Chilliwack potter Cathy Terepocki (left) and Indigenous enhancement teachers Val Tosoff (striped top) and Christine Seymour (fuchsia coat), along with students at Vedder middle school, look at some of the 500-plus pinch pots on Thursday, June 10 made by the kids to honour the 215 children found at Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dennis Saulnier rescued his daughters, two-year-old Brinley (left) and four-year-old Keegan, after their truck was driven off the road and into Cultus Lake on May 16, 2020. Reporter Jenna Hauck has been recognized by the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers Association for her story on the rescue. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Progress, Hope Standard staff take home 7 Ma Murray awards

Jenna Hauck, Eric Welsh, Jessica Peters, Emelie Peacock all earn journalism industry recognition

Dennis Saulnier rescued his daughters, two-year-old Brinley (left) and four-year-old Keegan, after their truck was driven off the road and into Cultus Lake on May 16, 2020. Reporter Jenna Hauck has been recognized by the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers Association for her story on the rescue. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)

Shining a light on brain injury in Canada

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)
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Protecting our elders: It’s up to all of us to look out for them

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is June 15

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With a lot of summer traffic expected, RCMP are setting up traffic blitzes throughout the Eastern Fraser Valley to curb dangerous driving behaviour in cone zones. (Submitted by Road Safety at Work)

See orange cones? Better put down your phone!

12 roadside workers died, 207 were injured in B.C. during last 10 years

With a lot of summer traffic expected, RCMP are setting up traffic blitzes throughout the Eastern Fraser Valley to curb dangerous driving behaviour in cone zones. (Submitted by Road Safety at Work)
Hutch Hotels Ltd., which owned the former Alder Inn (which was demolished in November 2020), is among the defendants in a lawsuit related to an alleged impaired-driving crash in January 2017. The civil suit also names S & L Kitchen and Bar in Abbotsford. (Black Press file photo)

Two Fraser Valley bars named in lawsuit related to alleged impaired-driving crash

S & L Abbotsford and Alder Inn being sued by passenger in 2017 rollover collision

Hutch Hotels Ltd., which owned the former Alder Inn (which was demolished in November 2020), is among the defendants in a lawsuit related to an alleged impaired-driving crash in January 2017. The civil suit also names S & L Kitchen and Bar in Abbotsford. (Black Press file photo)
Photo courtesy of www.SeniorLiving.Org.

Protective services makes up bulk of District of Hope’s annual expenses

Cost of fire, police and other services close to $3.2 million in Hope.

Photo courtesy of www.SeniorLiving.Org.
Dee Dee Peters, cousin of missing Hope woman April Parisian, was one of about 30 people who gathered at Five Corners in Chilliwack on Saturday, March 13, 2021 for MMIW Takes Back Canada, a nation-wide endeavour to draw attention to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Four women in one year missing or murdered from Hope to Yale

No charges have been laid in any of the four women’s cases

Dee Dee Peters, cousin of missing Hope woman April Parisian, was one of about 30 people who gathered at Five Corners in Chilliwack on Saturday, March 13, 2021 for MMIW Takes Back Canada, a nation-wide endeavour to draw attention to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Items seized by the anti-gang unit. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows man charged with firearms offences

Anti-gang unit seizes guns in ‘straw purchaser’ investigation

Items seized by the anti-gang unit. (Special to The News)
B.C. Major Crimes Unit is investigating after a woman’s body was found in Naramata home June 9, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Police discover woman’s body in Okanagan home while investigating double homicide

Police believe all three killings are targeted acts related to drug and gang activities

B.C. Major Crimes Unit is investigating after a woman’s body was found in Naramata home June 9, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
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COVID-19 vaccinations began on Dec. 31, 2020.

Boston Bar to host COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic Friday

Clinic will be at Boston Bar School 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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COVID-19 vaccinations began on Dec. 31, 2020.
RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Threatening note at Kent Elementary ‘appears to be prank’: Agassiz RCMP

Police will have increased presence to ensure safety, spokesperson said

RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
A photo of Brandon Sakebow on a T-shirt made by the family during their search for him. Facebook photo.

Mission RCMP cleared by watchdog after arrested man’s body discovered near detachment

Brandon Sakebow was missing for over a year, body found less than 400 meters from RCMP HQ on April 6

A photo of Brandon Sakebow on a T-shirt made by the family during their search for him. Facebook photo.
The music video for Isaiah Faber’s (Powfu) “death bed (coffee for your head) ft. beabadoobee” was filmed mostly at Abbotsford Mill Lake Park. The song has over 1 billion views on Spotify and the video has over 362 million views on Youtube. Screenshot from Youtube music video.

Mission artist’s ‘Coffee for Your Head’ reaches 1B Spotify plays, joining ranks of Drake, The Weeknd

Powfu’s ‘death bed (coffee for your head) ft. beabadoobee’ smashes past ‘Call Me Maybe’ Spotify plays

The music video for Isaiah Faber’s (Powfu) “death bed (coffee for your head) ft. beabadoobee” was filmed mostly at Abbotsford Mill Lake Park. The song has over 1 billion views on Spotify and the video has over 362 million views on Youtube. Screenshot from Youtube music video.
People packed Ryder Lake Hall for the annual Ryder Lake Handmade Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 30, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Fundraiser to save Ryder Lake Hall blows past initial GoFundMe goal

An online fundraiser that originally hoped for $11,000 is now targeting $20,000

People packed Ryder Lake Hall for the annual Ryder Lake Handmade Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 30, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
One of the 11 new exam areas in the expanded emergency department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Expanded emergency department opens at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

‘Timely emergency care in a modern space,’ says health minister

One of the 11 new exam areas in the expanded emergency department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Mission will undergo a new branding process, which could include a new logo. / Altered image

District no more: Mission becomes ‘City of Mission’

Council met for last time as District of Mission on June 7, re-branding process to start

Mission will undergo a new branding process, which could include a new logo. / Altered image
Residents sifted through objects left on the curb across Hope at a previous Trash to Treasure event. This year’s event is being held June 12. (Hope Standard file photo)

Hope residents to take part in Trash to Treasure this weekend

Residents can leave their unwanted items out for others to nab for free

Residents sifted through objects left on the curb across Hope at a previous Trash to Treasure event. This year’s event is being held June 12. (Hope Standard file photo)
Police in Abbotsford pulled over a stolen truck on Dec. 7, 2020, and found a loaded handgun inside. A man and a woman from Alberta were charged. (Abbotsford Police photo)

Alberta couple plead guilty to Abbotsford incident involving loaded gun in stolen truck

Austin Graham receives $300 fine; Brooke Goodwin slated for sentencing June 14

Police in Abbotsford pulled over a stolen truck on Dec. 7, 2020, and found a loaded handgun inside. A man and a woman from Alberta were charged. (Abbotsford Police photo)