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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)

Cascade Skyline Gondola researching vision for Stó:lō interpretive centre

Cheam First Nation and gondola project principals look to Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Project rendering of the building at the planned summit of the Cascade Skyline gondola project proposed for a location east of Chilliwack. (Submitted)
Libraries are a go-to destination for books, but computers at Chilliwack-area branches are also available for visitors who need internet access and printing get a vaccine passport. (COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System)

Chilliwack-area libraries offer help to those needing vaccine passports

Local Fraser Valley Regional Library branches will provide internet access and paper printing

Libraries are a go-to destination for books, but computers at Chilliwack-area branches are also available for visitors who need internet access and printing get a vaccine passport. (COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System)
Google Maps screenshot taken at 7:40 a.m.

TRAFFIC: 2 Langley crashes slowing westbound Highway 1 commuters

Volume heavy starting from Mt. Lehman Rd. in Abbotsford to 264th St. in Langley

Google Maps screenshot taken at 7:40 a.m.
There are reports this young man went missing along the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack while fishing on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Facebook Karen Norvell)

UPDATE: Still searching for 22-year-old missing near the Fraser River in Chilliwack Monday

Jess Austin Nadin went fishing and was reported missing at 11:30 a.m on Sept. 13

There are reports this young man went missing along the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack while fishing on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Facebook Karen Norvell)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Arthur Green (Green Party), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

ELECTION 2021: Chilliwack-Hope candidates clash in virtual meeting Monday

One of the only chances voters will get to see them in action after Tuesday’s event cancelled

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Arthur Green (Green Party), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
The Hope Community Garden was created with the support of a micro health grant awarded by the Hope Health and Well-Being Initiative in 2017. (Esther Brysch photo)

Application process begins for Hope’s micro and macro health grants

Several community organizations and projects have been funded through special grant program

The Hope Community Garden was created with the support of a micro health grant awarded by the Hope Health and Well-Being Initiative in 2017. (Esther Brysch photo)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People's Party of Canada). (Submitted)

All-candidates’ debate at Cultural Centre cancelled after vaccination kerfuffle

Bogunovic barred by health officials from Cultural Centre event given unvaccinated status

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People's Party of Canada). (Submitted)
A recent acquisition by Denciti Development puts together 7985 Lickman Road and 43971 Industrial Way in Chilliwack, in a move to deliver retail, commercial, and industrial possibilities. (CBRE)

Property acquisition off Highway 1 in Chilliwack to fuel economic growth

‘Location truly serves as gateway to Trans-Canada Highway and the Fraser Valley,’ says Denciti CEO

A recent acquisition by Denciti Development puts together 7985 Lickman Road and 43971 Industrial Way in Chilliwack, in a move to deliver retail, commercial, and industrial possibilities. (CBRE)
Participants in a previous Run for Hope make their way down the Rotary Trail in Hope. (Submitted photo)

This year’s Run for Hope will help with hospital bed replacements

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF) and Auxiliary to the Fraser Canyon…

Participants in a previous Run for Hope make their way down the Rotary Trail in Hope. (Submitted photo)
Former Chilliwack drug user Mike K. speaks about his experience as an addict in the third part of The Hidden Crisis video series. (Justin Booth/ Dock Visual Media)

VIDEO: ‘My experience with cocaine was a real dark place,’ says former Chilliwack addict

Chilliwack man speaks about life when he was an addict as part of overdose prevention video series

Former Chilliwack drug user Mike K. speaks about his experience as an addict in the third part of The Hidden Crisis video series. (Justin Booth/ Dock Visual Media)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

UPDATE: Chilliwack Chamber, Downtown BIA election all-candidates meeting tonight

Virtual event will be livestreamed on YouTube and viewable through this story

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
District of Hope council returning to chambers for meetings. (Hope.ca)

Meeting procedures under review as Hope council returns to in-person protocols

Council has been meeting virtually since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

District of Hope council returning to chambers for meetings. (Hope.ca)
Carved in 1996 by Pete Ryan, this statue of Chip, the RCMP Service Dog killed in the line of duty near Hope on Sept. 13, 1996, now stands forever on guard. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

RCMP hosts Hope memorial for Chip, a service dog killed on Sept. 13, ‘96, by Robert John Petrus

RCMP from North Vancouver to Kamloops, seven canine pairs were in manhunt that captured Chip’s killer

Carved in 1996 by Pete Ryan, this statue of Chip, the RCMP Service Dog killed in the line of duty near Hope on Sept. 13, 1996, now stands forever on guard. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
Chilliwack River Valley volunteer firefighters on the ground fighting one of the many wildfires that blazed through B.C. this summer. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack River Valley firefighters battle some of B.C.’s biggest wildfires

Volunteer firefighters contributed to efforts in Lytton and White Rock Lake during a busy summer

Chilliwack River Valley volunteer firefighters on the ground fighting one of the many wildfires that blazed through B.C. this summer. (Submitted photo)
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Q&A with NDP candidate Lynn Perrin

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates answer three questions

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Q&A with PPC candidate Tyler Niles

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates answer three questions

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Q&A with Liberal Party candidate Geet Grewal

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates answer three questions

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Nicole Bellay, Green Party candidate in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. / Submitted Photo

Q&A with Green Party candidate Nicole Bellay

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates answer three questions

  • Sep 9, 2021
Nicole Bellay, Green Party candidate in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. / Submitted Photo
An election sign for NDP candidate DJ Pohl sign knocked over. (DJ Pohl campaign)

Chilliwack-Hope candidates speak out about spike in election-sign vandalism

Destroying or removing election signs a federal offence under Elections Act

An election sign for NDP candidate DJ Pohl sign knocked over. (DJ Pohl campaign)
Brad Vis, Conservative candidate in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. / Submitted Photo

Q&A with Conservative candidate Brad Vis

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates answer three questions

  • Sep 9, 2021
Brad Vis, Conservative candidate in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. / Submitted Photo