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The Kitimat RCMP responded to false alarms, an apartment fire and more between Jan. 29 to Feb. 3, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Chilliwack RCMP recover items stolen in wave of Promontory thefts

Most of the items were taken from front yards, including an entire set of patio furniture

The Kitimat RCMP responded to false alarms, an apartment fire and more between Jan. 29 to Feb. 3, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Clarence (Kat) Pennier during an Aevitas waste recycling plant protest by the Fraser River on Dec. 17, 2013. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Stó:lō elder opens up about children found at residential school site in Kamloops

‘People suspected things like this happened, but there was never proof of it’

Clarence (Kat) Pennier during an Aevitas waste recycling plant protest by the Fraser River on Dec. 17, 2013. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A vehicle fire at 248th Street in Langley on Tuesday, June 1, 2020 is causing a significant delays eastbound on the Trans Canada Highway. (Drive BC)

TRAFFIC: Vehicle fire blocking Highway 1 eastbound lanes in Langley

The left lane has re-opened to traffic, two others remain closed

A vehicle fire at 248th Street in Langley on Tuesday, June 1, 2020 is causing a significant delays eastbound on the Trans Canada Highway. (Drive BC)
A 33-year-old man drowned on the Chilliwack River on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Google Maps)

RCMP confirm weekend drowning on Chilliwack River

33-year-old man was rafting when he went into water near Tamihi Creek Campground

A 33-year-old man drowned on the Chilliwack River on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Google Maps)
Dozens of pairs of shoes and toys and teddy bears were placed on the Chilliwack Law Court steps on May 31, 2021 in support of the 215 bodies of children found last week in an unmarked grave at the site of an old Kamloops residential school. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Stó:lō historian has heard horrible tales of abuse at residential schools

Children whipped publicly, some even kidnapped by American miners

Dozens of pairs of shoes and toys and teddy bears were placed on the Chilliwack Law Court steps on May 31, 2021 in support of the 215 bodies of children found last week in an unmarked grave at the site of an old Kamloops residential school. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is now offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Family of homicide victim Trina Hunt offering $50,000 reward

Hunt was originally missing and later her body was found near Hope

Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is now offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
Hope area residents placed handmade crosses and orange shirts along Water Avenue in Hope on May 31, 2021, in honour of the Indigenous children who died at residential schools. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

SLIDESHOW: Fraser Valley communities mourn 215 lives lost at residential school

Tiny shoes, flowers, candles and crosses left at churches and courthouses in remembrance

Hope area residents placed handmade crosses and orange shirts along Water Avenue in Hope on May 31, 2021, in honour of the Indigenous children who died at residential schools. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Jonny Williams (Xotxwes), of the Sto:lo Nation, holds eagle feathers as he helps guide his late ancestors from an unmarked, undocumented burial site to a canoe so they can travel home, outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been discovered buried near the former school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Delicate, sensitive process:’ Expert talks on searching for burial sites with radar

Alberta anthropologist says projects have to be community-led and culturally sensitive

Jonny Williams (Xotxwes), of the Sto:lo Nation, holds eagle feathers as he helps guide his late ancestors from an unmarked, undocumented burial site to a canoe so they can travel home, outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been discovered buried near the former school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A peregrine falcon family was photographed last year at the quarry on Quadling Road in Abbotsford. The nesting pair returned to the site in May 2021.

Wildlife permit reinstated at Abbotsford quarry with peregrine falcons

Permit was suspended May 20 due to ‘non-compliance,’ according to Ministry of Forests

A peregrine falcon family was photographed last year at the quarry on Quadling Road in Abbotsford. The nesting pair returned to the site in May 2021.
Chilliwack Fire Department.

ATV badly damaged as fire breaks out in garage of Chilliwack home

Thanks to a working smoke alarm, the occupants of the home were able to evacuate safely

Chilliwack Fire Department.
The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team had a portion of Young Road north of Highway 1 in Chilliwack blocked off while they investigated on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Chilliwack's most recent homicide was that of Adam Ball killed on Broadway Avenue on May 27. (Submitted)

Police presence on Young Road connected to IHIT investigation of Chilliwack homicide

Adam Gerald Ball was killed in a shooting May 27 and investigators are asking the public for tips

The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team had a portion of Young Road north of Highway 1 in Chilliwack blocked off while they investigated on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Chilliwack's most recent homicide was that of Adam Ball killed on Broadway Avenue on May 27. (Submitted)
The District of Kent has lowered its flags in honour of the 215 children found buried at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Adam Louis/ Agassiz Harrison Observer)

Schools across Fraser Cascade to honour children found at Kamloops residential school

School district is ‘committed to the principles of truth and reconciliation’: Superintendent

The District of Kent has lowered its flags in honour of the 215 children found buried at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Adam Louis/ Agassiz Harrison Observer)
Hope Secondary grads pose for family photos after the graduation parade in 2020. There will be a grad parade this year on June 5. (Hope Standard file photo)

Graduation 2021 in Hope includes drive-by parade, individual ceremonies

Boston Bar celebrating with special event for trio of grads

Hope Secondary grads pose for family photos after the graduation parade in 2020. There will be a grad parade this year on June 5. (Hope Standard file photo)
Ayana Benning, 5, and her brother Tulsie Benning, 4, marched up with their signs and parents to join the celebration at Braden Main forest service road, where the police exclusion line was breached May 29. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

RCMP arrest all but one at Fairy Creek blockade, protesters take it back next day

Crowds of supporters and a car of elders breached the police line

Ayana Benning, 5, and her brother Tulsie Benning, 4, marched up with their signs and parents to join the celebration at Braden Main forest service road, where the police exclusion line was breached May 29. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Shoes lined the front of St. Mary’s Catholic Church on May 30, 2021 in Chilliwack, as a tribute to the 215 children found buried at a residential school in Kamloops. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

Vigil grows at Chilliwack church as community grieves children buried at residential school

Display of children’s shoes grows throughout the day as mourners pay tribute at Catholic church

Shoes lined the front of St. Mary’s Catholic Church on May 30, 2021 in Chilliwack, as a tribute to the 215 children found buried at a residential school in Kamloops. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
Catherine Wiebe, Director of Clinical Operations at Fraser Canyon Hospital, gives thanks to Yvette John (right) for sharing a weaving with the hospital on May 25, 2021, which will be placed prominently at the main entrance. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Indigenous artwork given to Hope’s health community

‘Where this hospital is, by the water, is where my ancestors have been’

Catherine Wiebe, Director of Clinical Operations at Fraser Canyon Hospital, gives thanks to Yvette John (right) for sharing a weaving with the hospital on May 25, 2021, which will be placed prominently at the main entrance. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Katie Hogan (right, with hat and sunglasses) was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in January. The 43-year-old Chilliwack woman is seen here taking part in the Walk for Alzheimer’s with family and friends on the Vedder Rotary Trail on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Alzheimer’s can strike at young age, says 43-year-old Chilliwack woman with disease

Katie Hogan raising awareness for early-onset Alzheimer’s, brings in more than $6,000 on walk

Katie Hogan (right, with hat and sunglasses) was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in January. The 43-year-old Chilliwack woman is seen here taking part in the Walk for Alzheimer’s with family and friends on the Vedder Rotary Trail on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chris Woods hoses down a vehicle at Southside Church during its ‘For This City’ event on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chris Woods hoses down a vehicle at Southside Church during its ‘For This City’ event on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Emergency Crews are responding to a possible drowning at Chilliwack River. (Google Maps)

Crews respond to possible drowning on Chilliwack River

Incident happened near Tamihi Creek Campground, helicopter launched

Emergency Crews are responding to a possible drowning at Chilliwack River. (Google Maps)
Pete Ryan carving in front of Hope District Hall, District of Hope. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)

Hope council pens letter of support for supportive housing plan

Housing would be made available for adults with cognitive disabilities

Pete Ryan carving in front of Hope District Hall, District of Hope. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)