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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)

Chilliwack-Hope all-candidates meeting Tuesday at the Cultural Centre

In-person event with capacity of 280 will be by donation, tickets available in advance

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)
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Hope experiencing its highest COVID case count during pandemic

Local case rate more than doubles in one week, as vaccination rates remain low

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Rubber ducks with numbers on them will be dropped into the Coquihalla River in Hope on Sept. 12. (Pauline Newbigging photo)

Rubber duck race takes place this Sunday in Hope

Hope Rotarians fundraising with annual event at Coquihalla River

Rubber ducks with numbers on them will be dropped into the Coquihalla River in Hope on Sept. 12. (Pauline Newbigging 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)

Chilliwack-Hope candidates asked how they plan to engage young people

Youth question is second in federal election series from Chilliwack Healthier Community network

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)
Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign starts Sept. 13, when the $1 purchase price of every fresh-baked chocolate-chunk smile cookie sold in Chilliwack and Hope will support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Black Press file photo)

Smile Cookie campaign is back at Chilliwack and Hope Tim Hortons

Last year’s fundraiser earned $17,000 for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

  • Sep 8, 2021
Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign starts Sept. 13, when the $1 purchase price of every fresh-baked chocolate-chunk smile cookie sold in Chilliwack and Hope will support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Black Press file photo)
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Slow down in school zones: Fraser Valley RCMP

School zones are in effect again as of Sept. 7

(Aaron Hemens/Black Press Media)
A real estate sign in Vancouver, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward)

Total home sales drop in August, but Chilliwack real estate prices remain high

August 2021 couldn’t maintain the standards of record-setting August 2020, but the dip was slight

A real estate sign in Vancouver, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward)
District of Hope Municipal Hall. (Adam Louis/ Hope Standard file)

District of Hope adds special regular meeting to September calendar

Meeting being held during the same week as the UBCM convention

District of Hope Municipal Hall. (Adam Louis/ Hope Standard file)
Menno Home in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)

UPDATE: COVID-19 outbreak at Menno Home in Abbotsford up to 34 cases

Those who are vaccinated are experiencing ‘relatively mild’ symptoms, says care home

Menno Home in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)
Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon Liberal candidate Geet Grewal awaits her turn at the podium during a rally in Abbotsford on Sept. 4 / Submitted Photo

Liberals hold a ‘Geet-Together’ in Abbotsford

Geet Grewal is running in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon Liberal candidate Geet Grewal awaits her turn at the podium during a rally in Abbotsford on Sept. 4 / Submitted Photo
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier addresses the crowd at a rally on Saturday (Sept. 4) at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier at rally in Abbotsford opposes ‘radical trans activists’

Bernier says his party would repeal bills C-16 and C-6 to protect public from ‘radical agenda’

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier addresses the crowd at a rally on Saturday (Sept. 4) at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Trans-Canada Highway, seen here at the 216th Street interchange in Langley. (Langley Advance Times file)
Trans-Canada Highway, seen here at the 216th Street interchange in Langley. (Langley Advance Times file)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Eunice stays busy helping polish the floors in anticipation of the first day of school at Cornerstone Christian in Abbotsford. (Submitted)

Unicorn character eager to welcome back Abbotsford students

Eunice started visiting Cornerstone Christian School as a way to help cheer up students

Eunice stays busy helping polish the floors in anticipation of the first day of school at Cornerstone Christian in Abbotsford. (Submitted)
Expect traffic delays through Abbotsford as crews deal with both a fire and a rolled over car in two separate areas. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Highway 1 closed in Abbotsford due to rollover

A flipped car has highway closed eastbound from Sumas to Whatcom exits

Expect traffic delays through Abbotsford as crews deal with both a fire and a rolled over car in two separate areas. (Google Maps)
Abdul, whose identity is being concealed, is desperate to get his family out of Afghanistan, particularly since the Taliban takeover of the country in Mid-August. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford man fights to get family out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Abdul has been in Canada for three years after leaving due to death threats related to his work

Abdul, whose identity is being concealed, is desperate to get his family out of Afghanistan, particularly since the Taliban takeover of the country in Mid-August. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
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Hard-working Abbotsford pharmacy staff complete incredible feat to help wildfire evacuees

‘We couldn’t believe we really just did this in one night,’ says pharmacy owner

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Candidates for Chilliwack-Hope: Mark Strahl, (Conservatives), Kelly Velonis (Liberals), DJ Pohl (NDP), Arthur Green (Greens), Robert Bogunovic (PPC). (Submitted)

Chilliwack Healthier Community is quizzing candidates with a series of election questions

Chilliwack-Hope candidates offer various visions for housing and rental affordability

Candidates for Chilliwack-Hope: Mark Strahl, (Conservatives), Kelly Velonis (Liberals), DJ Pohl (NDP), Arthur Green (Greens), Robert Bogunovic (PPC). (Submitted)
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Cricket tournament in Chilliwack to support Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

New event open to those who are not familiar with the sport but would love to learn

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For months now, the number of new listings with the FVREB has been shrinking, and they decreased even further in August. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
For months now, the number of new listings with the FVREB has been shrinking, and they decreased even further in August. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy