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Sam Green with his mother and former Olympic medalist, Eden Donatelli Green. Green has been skating since he was three-years old and now lives in Calgary to train while doing school remotely. Sumbitted photo.

Mission teen speed skater finishes 11th overall in Olympic trials against country’s fastest

Sam Green, 16, was the youngest skater by 2 years, and the only B.C. competitor

Sam Green with his mother and former Olympic medalist, Eden Donatelli Green. Green has been skating since he was three-years old and now lives in Calgary to train while doing school remotely. Sumbitted photo.
Clegg sisters of Chilliwack near Fairy Creek blockade. (Steve Clegg)

Chilliwack sisters raise more than $11K for Fairy Creek blockade

‘I’ll do as much as I can to help the people protesting and standing up for the trees’

Clegg sisters of Chilliwack near Fairy Creek blockade. (Steve Clegg)
Cultus Lake on May 28, 2009. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

What do you think about the bus service to Cultus Lake?

BC Transit is asking for ideas and feedback from Chilliwack riders until Sept. 23

Cultus Lake on May 28, 2009. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Kids in the Eastern Fraser Valley have the lowest vaccination rates in the Fraser Health Authority. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/LM Otero)

About half of eligible Abbotsford kids are vaccinated against COVID, as first day of school nears

33% of kids ages 12 to 17 are fully vaccinated in Hope, according to B.C. Centre for Disease Control

Kids in the Eastern Fraser Valley have the lowest vaccination rates in the Fraser Health Authority. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/LM Otero)
Two 11-year-olds before they were swept down the Vedder River on Aug. 24, 2021. (Tara Scheirer photo)

Two Chilliwack boys survive terrifying tumble into Vedder River

‘Never underestimate the power of the river,’ says boy, 11, swept down river

Two 11-year-olds before they were swept down the Vedder River on Aug. 24, 2021. (Tara Scheirer photo)
A shot of a pack of hybrid wolf-dogs that have suddenly appeared in the eastern Fraser Valley: from Laidlaw to Popkum. If you know anything about the origin of these animals, please call the Report All Poachers and Polluters hotline at 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP). (Valerie Schepannek/Facebook)

‘One of my guys jumped into a 10-foot poop pit,’ says rescuer of hybrids near Hope, Chilliwack

Born from dog/wolf parents, hybrids are nearly genetically, physically identical to wolves

A shot of a pack of hybrid wolf-dogs that have suddenly appeared in the eastern Fraser Valley: from Laidlaw to Popkum. If you know anything about the origin of these animals, please call the Report All Poachers and Polluters hotline at 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP). (Valerie Schepannek/Facebook)
The Girls Fly Too event in Abbotsford has announced full vaccination is required for entry. (Submitted)

Full vaccination required for Abbotsford’s Girls Fly Too event

Participants, volunteers and display partners must have two shots for entry, masks also required

The Girls Fly Too event in Abbotsford has announced full vaccination is required for entry. (Submitted)
Glow-in-the-dark golf is happening at Cheam in Chilliwack on Oct. 1, as a fundraiser for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Glow-in-the-dark golf tournament planned in Chilliwack

Evening of play at Cheam will support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Glow-in-the-dark golf is happening at Cheam in Chilliwack on Oct. 1, as a fundraiser for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted photo)
RCMP officers are on the scene of a possible homicide on Seabird Island land near Agassiz on Aug. 26, 2021. (Submitted photo)

IHIT investigating suspicious death in Seabird Island community

No further danger to the public, victim is a 25-year-old male

RCMP officers are on the scene of a possible homicide on Seabird Island land near Agassiz on Aug. 26, 2021. (Submitted photo)
July 2021 saw the highest in terms of overdose calls ever recorded in a single month across the province. (Black Press file photo)

Fraser Health issues overdose alert for the entire health region

Paramedics respond to a total of 171 calls across the province Wednesday

July 2021 saw the highest in terms of overdose calls ever recorded in a single month across the province. (Black Press file photo)
Tourism Ch’illiwack has created a ‘living tourism action plan’ called Sí:yá:ya Yóyes, which means ‘friends working (together). (Tourism Ch’illiwack)

Reconciliation woven into fabric of Tourism Chilliwack’s new action plan

‘First tourism action plan in Canada to include Indigenous teachings and practices’ says Cheam chief

Tourism Ch’illiwack has created a ‘living tourism action plan’ called Sí:yá:ya Yóyes, which means ‘friends working (together). (Tourism Ch’illiwack)
Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file

Rising number of Kootenay real estate sales to out of region buyers

Most out of region buyers from Lower Mainland and Alberta

Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file
Bakerview Music Academy has received funds to hire a new percussion teacher for students in Grades 4 and up. (Erwin Soo/ Wikimedia)

Abbotsford music academy in search of percussion musician to teach youth

Funds for new position in thanks to grant from Devon Clifford Music Foundation

Bakerview Music Academy has received funds to hire a new percussion teacher for students in Grades 4 and up. (Erwin Soo/ Wikimedia)
Members of Team Sarah outside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Submitted)

Tour de Cure team rides in honour of Chilliwack nurse who died of cancer

Sarah Penner and her unborn baby both died of cancer; Team Sarah formed in her memory

Members of Team Sarah outside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Submitted)
Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose on Yale Road near the Chilliwack Law Courts in 2017. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress File)

RCMP and hospital staff warn of bad batch of illicit drugs on Chilliwack streets

CGH sees ‘significant increase’ in serious overdoses on what is known as ‘Welfare Wednesday’

Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose on Yale Road near the Chilliwack Law Courts in 2017. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress File)
44-year-old Joshua Ritch was seen running from the bank’s entrance towards Lougheed Highway by officers on Aug. 11, and was arrested after a short chase on foot. Surrey Now file photo.

Langley man charged in 2nd Mission bank robbery within a month

Joshua Ritch, 44, has a history of robbery sprees

44-year-old Joshua Ritch was seen running from the bank’s entrance towards Lougheed Highway by officers on Aug. 11, and was arrested after a short chase on foot. Surrey Now file photo.
Hunter Keys, 11, is missing from Abbotsford and was last seen in the Langley area on Aug. 24, 2021, say Abbotsford Police. (RCMP released image)
Hunter Keys, 11, is missing from Abbotsford and was last seen in the Langley area on Aug. 24, 2021, say Abbotsford Police. (RCMP released image)
A mask mandate for all indoor public spaces has been implemented on all UFV campuses. (File photo)

Masks mandatory in all indoor public spaces at University of the Fraser Valley

Proof of vaccination required for a number of off-campus activities but not for in-class sessions

A mask mandate for all indoor public spaces has been implemented on all UFV campuses. (File photo)
Chilliwack-Hope Green Party candidate Arthur Green speaking at the Global Climate Strike event at Five Corners during the previous federal election. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Chilliwack-Hope Green Party candidate Arthur Green speaking at the Global Climate Strike event at Five Corners during the previous federal election. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
(Abbotsford News/ File)

Blueberry season wrapping up early in Abbotsford

Hot summer weather was too much for local crops

(Abbotsford News/ File)