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Cheam View United Church in Chilliwack seen on June 9, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cheam View United Church in Chilliwack seen on June 9, 2021. Construction is expected to start soon on 74 new rental homes on the site funded by the provincial government’s Community Housing Fund. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Provincial Community Housing Fund bringing 74 affordable rental units to downtown Chilliwack

Homes are for seniors, people with mobility challenges, and families with low to moderate incomes

Cheam View United Church in Chilliwack seen on June 9, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cheam View United Church in Chilliwack seen on June 9, 2021. Construction is expected to start soon on 74 new rental homes on the site funded by the provincial government’s Community Housing Fund. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
People show up to the location where a family of five was hit by a driver, in London, Ont., Monday, June 7, 2021. Four of the members of the family died and one is in critical condition. A 20 year old male has been charged with four counts of first degree murder and count of attempted murder in connection with the crime. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brett Gundlock

Mosque to host vigil for family killed in London, Ont., vehicle attack

Pickup truck mounted a curb, struck family as they were out for an evening walk, then drove away

People show up to the location where a family of five was hit by a driver, in London, Ont., Monday, June 7, 2021. Four of the members of the family died and one is in critical condition. A 20 year old male has been charged with four counts of first degree murder and count of attempted murder in connection with the crime. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brett Gundlock
MP Brad Vis (Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon) speaks before the House of Commons on June 2. Vis spoke with Indigenous constituents directly traumatized by residential schools and brought their points before Parliament. (Screenshot/Brad Vis, MP)

‘More needs to be done’: MP Vis calls for action, probe in wake of residential school tragedy

Vis called for funding for cultural healing, investigations into residential school sites

MP Brad Vis (Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon) speaks before the House of Commons on June 2. Vis spoke with Indigenous constituents directly traumatized by residential schools and brought their points before Parliament. (Screenshot/Brad Vis, MP)
Two men were stabbed in Chilliwack on June 6, 2021 in two separate incidents. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Two stabbings in downtown Chilliwack, one involving elderly man with dementia

Chilliwack RCMP urge the public to be vigilant as they search for unknown assailant

Two men were stabbed in Chilliwack on June 6, 2021 in two separate incidents. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
An interactive tool created by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows a spike in early January for Hope. (BCCDC)

Hope’s highest case count was early January, says BCCDC

Case count now low in community, as residents work toward vaccination

An interactive tool created by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows a spike in early January for Hope. (BCCDC)
FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron speaks during a press conference and prayer vigil at the former Muscowequan Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan at Muskowekwan First Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis

Indigenous leaders frustrated after Pope passes on apologizing for residential schools

More than 60 per cent of residential schools were run by the Catholic Church

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron speaks during a press conference and prayer vigil at the former Muscowequan Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan at Muskowekwan First Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
There is still lots of time to track hours for Hope in the Community Better Challenge. As of June 7, 2021, Hope is sitting in 10th place across B.C., and 45th in Canada.

Hope sitting at 10th in B.C. in ParticipACTION challenge

Triathalon planned for June 12 to get residents moving, climb up competition ladder

There is still lots of time to track hours for Hope in the Community Better Challenge. As of June 7, 2021, Hope is sitting in 10th place across B.C., and 45th in Canada.
This photograph of a computer screen during a virtual interview on April 9, 2021, shows Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, right, as he sits with his wife Fran DeWine while she holds a printed copy of the Yellow Springs News issue page from April 28, 1955 that shows DeWine as a then second-grader, while receiving his polio vaccination. Tens of millions of today’s older Americans lived through the polio epidemic, their childhood summers dominated by concern about the virus. Some parents banned their kids from public swimming pools and neighborhood playgrounds and avoided large gatherings. Some of those from the polio era are sharing their memories with today’s youngsters as a lesson of hope for the battle against COVID-19. Soon after polio vaccines became widely available, U.S. cases and death tolls plummeted to hundreds a year, then dozens in the 1960s, and to U.S. eradication in 1979.(AP Photo/Dan Sewell)

Polio: When vaccines and re-emergence were just as daunting

Survivors sharing their memories with today’s younger people as a lesson of hope

This photograph of a computer screen during a virtual interview on April 9, 2021, shows Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, right, as he sits with his wife Fran DeWine while she holds a printed copy of the Yellow Springs News issue page from April 28, 1955 that shows DeWine as a then second-grader, while receiving his polio vaccination. Tens of millions of today’s older Americans lived through the polio epidemic, their childhood summers dominated by concern about the virus. Some parents banned their kids from public swimming pools and neighborhood playgrounds and avoided large gatherings. Some of those from the polio era are sharing their memories with today’s youngsters as a lesson of hope for the battle against COVID-19. Soon after polio vaccines became widely available, U.S. cases and death tolls plummeted to hundreds a year, then dozens in the 1960s, and to U.S. eradication in 1979.(AP Photo/Dan Sewell)
A bench at Rotary Park on Wardle Street in Hope is a good benchmark for locals to know how high the Fraser River is getting, as shown here on June 5, 2021. (Janis Dick/ Facebook)

High stream flow advisory for Fraser River from Quesnel to Hope

Fraser River and Coquihalla River confluence can create a flood area in Hope residential area

A bench at Rotary Park on Wardle Street in Hope is a good benchmark for locals to know how high the Fraser River is getting, as shown here on June 5, 2021. (Janis Dick/ Facebook)
Homicide investigators search a home reportedly belong to the husband of Trina Hunt on Saturday, June 5. Hunt’s body was found in Hope on March 29, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

Homicide investigators search 2 homes in Mission, Port Moody in Trina Hunt probe

Trina Hunt’s body was found in the Hope area on March 29, 2021

Homicide investigators search a home reportedly belong to the husband of Trina Hunt on Saturday, June 5. Hunt’s body was found in Hope on March 29, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)
Baby Snoot is a chihuahua cross who was born with a cleft palate. He is seen here at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Puppy with cleft palate brought to Chilliwack SPCA just hours old, now face of fundraiser

Funds raised from Lock-In For Love will help vulnerable animals like Baby Snoot in Chilliwack

Baby Snoot is a chihuahua cross who was born with a cleft palate. He is seen here at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Flowers and other adornments left at Hope Cemetery have been moved off to a back storage and maintenance area. Some are bagged and now collecting condensation and insects inside. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Cemetery’s removal of flowers and mementos ‘could have been handled better,’ says Hope mayor

“I find this to be so disrespectful to the families,” one family member says

Flowers and other adornments left at Hope Cemetery have been moved off to a back storage and maintenance area. Some are bagged and now collecting condensation and insects inside. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
B.C. Premier John Horgan (middle) at the Labour Day event at Surrey’s Holland Park in 2017, with Melanie Mark, Chief Marilyn Gabriel, Kevin Kelly and Michael Gabriel-Kelly of Kwantlen First Nation. (submitted photo)

NDP announce 61 new affordable homes for Indigenous families and Elders in Mission

Units will be on Langley Reserve #2, project led by Kwantlen First Nation

B.C. Premier John Horgan (middle) at the Labour Day event at Surrey’s Holland Park in 2017, with Melanie Mark, Chief Marilyn Gabriel, Kevin Kelly and Michael Gabriel-Kelly of Kwantlen First Nation. (submitted photo)
Kits to make “connection cards” can be picked up at the Read Right Society. (Sharlene Hinds/ Submitted)

A simple cure for isolation is on hand at the Read Right Society

Handmade cards can be lifeline to an isolated senior in the community

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Kits to make “connection cards” can be picked up at the Read Right Society. (Sharlene Hinds/ Submitted)
A pedestrian died after being struck be a vehicle Friday night (June 4) at Clearbrook Road and Coral Avenue (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

VIDEO: Female pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Abbotsford

Collision occurred on Clearbrook Road intersection; driver remained on scene

A pedestrian died after being struck be a vehicle Friday night (June 4) at Clearbrook Road and Coral Avenue (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
Marilyn Farquhar in Abbotsford’s Jubilee Park on June 5, standing in front of a grief quilt she made in remembrance of her brother, Barry Shantz. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

IIO report, stalled investigations frustrate sister of Abbotsford activist slain by RCMP

Barry Shantz was killed by RCMP officers during mental-health crisis on Jan. 13, 2020

Marilyn Farquhar in Abbotsford’s Jubilee Park on June 5, standing in front of a grief quilt she made in remembrance of her brother, Barry Shantz. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Greenwich peninsula portion of Prince Edward Island National Park is seen on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. A new report says Canada could reach one-third of its greenhouse gas reduction targets by making better use of its vast forests, prairies and wetlands. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Study outlines ‘natural climate solutions’ to help Canada meet emissions targets

Report lists 24 nature-based ways for Canada to help cut carbon emissions by 78 million tonnes

The Greenwich peninsula portion of Prince Edward Island National Park is seen on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. A new report says Canada could reach one-third of its greenhouse gas reduction targets by making better use of its vast forests, prairies and wetlands. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Patrick Penner / Mission Record

VIDEO: Hundreds attend Indigenous ceremonies in Mission’s Heritage Park honouring residential school victims

Elders speak of their experience, relived trauma after graves of 215 children discovered in Kamloops

Patrick Penner / Mission Record
Police arrest the suspect in an attempted armed bank robbery on Wednesday morning (June 2) at the Scotiabank at Gladwin Road and South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Photo by Garry Amyot)

Suspect charged in relation to thwarted armed robbery at Abbotsford bank

Neil Robert Simpson, 46, has long criminal history, including previous robberies

Police arrest the suspect in an attempted armed bank robbery on Wednesday morning (June 2) at the Scotiabank at Gladwin Road and South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Photo by Garry Amyot)
Good news for Chilliwack and most of the province in the latest data from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BCCDC graphic)

Chilliwack COVID case count drops to lowest level in months

Forty five cases is half of what it was last week as BC wide case counts continue to decline

Good news for Chilliwack and most of the province in the latest data from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BCCDC graphic)