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The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to help further its investigation into the homicide of 19-year-old Melissa Elizabeth Steele, her photo released on May 28, 2021. (IHIT)

Homicide victim found in Fraser Canyon identified as 19-year-old woman

RCMP say Melissa Steele was known to frequent the downtown area of Vancouver and led a transient lifestyle

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to help further its investigation into the homicide of 19-year-old Melissa Elizabeth Steele, her photo released on May 28, 2021. (IHIT)
Adam Gerald Ball. (RCMP)

Chilliwack’s latest homicide victim was a 37-year-old male

IHIT says May 27 incident was not gang-related; Adam Gerald Ball was once convicted of manslaughter

Adam Gerald Ball. (RCMP)
The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Two Mexican farmworkers sue police for alleged assault and dog attack in Abbotsford

Innocent pair allege officers were ‘abusive and racist’ while looking for drug smugglers

The Abbotsford Law Courts (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Ridge Meadows Bruins Rugby Club has released a member of their board of directors pending an investigation into their involvement in an altercation at a Harrison Campsite on Victoria Day. (Screenshot/Facebook)

Ridge Meadows rugby club removes board member after May 21 Harrison campsite altercation

Anyone with information about the May 21 incident should contact RCMP at 604-796-2211

The Ridge Meadows Bruins Rugby Club has released a member of their board of directors pending an investigation into their involvement in an altercation at a Harrison Campsite on Victoria Day. (Screenshot/Facebook)
Cyclists young and old are encouraged to ride their bikes as often as possible for GoByBikeBC Week, running May 31 to June 6. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack cyclists unite for GoByBikeBC Week

People young and old are encouraged to bike as often as possible between May 31 and June 6

Cyclists young and old are encouraged to ride their bikes as often as possible for GoByBikeBC Week, running May 31 to June 6. (Submitted photo)
People of all ages have been testing out Chilliwack’s new pump track since it opened Feb. 3, but a new GoFundMe effort aims to get more young children outfitted with proper helmets so they can get in on the action. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

GoFundMe raising money for helmets so Chilliwack youths can enjoy new pump track

Children aren’t allowed on the track without proper safety gear, and it’s expensive for some families

People of all ages have been testing out Chilliwack’s new pump track since it opened Feb. 3, but a new GoFundMe effort aims to get more young children outfitted with proper helmets so they can get in on the action. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)

Hope mayor says district still open to hearing proposals as heritage repeal process continues

Hope Station House still facing demolition, as council works on longstanding ‘situation’

About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)
Emergency personnel were on scene at Young Road on Thursday, May 27, 2021 where a 13-year-old boy was struck by a pickup truck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Teenager struck by pickup in Chilliwack, not seriously injured

13-year-old boy was hit on Young Road near Reece Avenue

Emergency personnel were on scene at Young Road on Thursday, May 27, 2021 where a 13-year-old boy was struck by a pickup truck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The ambulance entrance at Chilliwack General Hospital on March 23, 2017. Around 1:15 a.m. on May 27 Chilliwack RCMP responded to a report of a person with a gunshot wound being transported to hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

IHIT now involved as RCMP confirms shooting death in Chilliwack

A person was brought to Chilliwack General Hospital with gunshot wounds in the early hours of May 27

The ambulance entrance at Chilliwack General Hospital on March 23, 2017. Around 1:15 a.m. on May 27 Chilliwack RCMP responded to a report of a person with a gunshot wound being transported to hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
One of the schematics of the proposed Facilities Plan, including a district hall, visitor centre, museum and art gallery at 325 Wallace Street. (District of Hope image)

Back to the drawing board for new facilities plan in Hope

Council cites lack of feedback, confusion in decision to poll community in September

One of the schematics of the proposed Facilities Plan, including a district hall, visitor centre, museum and art gallery at 325 Wallace Street. (District of Hope image)
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Tabletop Tiddies flashes onto B.C. podcast scene with Dungeons and Dragons-themed show

Role-playing game actual play podcast features talent from Abbotsford, Salmon Arm, Surrey and PoCo

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Witnesses said there was a heavy police presence five kilometres south of Spuzzum on Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon on Wednesday (May 26, 2021). (Facebook)

UPDATE: RCMP confirm body found near Yale, investigation continues

Friends of missing Spuzzum woman say the body found is not April Parisian

Witnesses said there was a heavy police presence five kilometres south of Spuzzum on Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon on Wednesday (May 26, 2021). (Facebook)
Sand Lance Spawning Habitat Protection. (5th Life Productions/contributed photo)

Chilliwack MP Mark Strahl’s bill C-297 would allow federal government to introduce selective fisheries

Strahl said it’s possible to protect vulnerable salmon without shutting down all recreational fishing

Sand Lance Spawning Habitat Protection. (5th Life Productions/contributed photo)
ICBC has released an interactive map of crashes, marked by intersections, for communities across the province. This is Hope. (ICBC image)

Main entrance to Hope sees about 10 crashes per year: ICBC

Insurer releases interactive map illustrating worst crash sites across B.C.

ICBC has released an interactive map of crashes, marked by intersections, for communities across the province. This is Hope. (ICBC image)
If you’re hiking, walking or otherwise staying active in Hope in June, you could help the community win a $100,000 prize. (Hope Mountain Centre flickr)

Time to get ready for ParticipACTION community challenge in Hope

Hope once again looking to win the top prize of $100,000

If you’re hiking, walking or otherwise staying active in Hope in June, you could help the community win a $100,000 prize. (Hope Mountain Centre flickr)
(Black Press file photo)

RCMP seek leads after campers allegedly threatened at Harrison campsite

Anyone with information should contact Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211

(Black Press file photo)
A greenway was defined by the delegation as a multi-purpose recreation corridor of protected open space following natural land and water features. Black Press file photo.

Vision for recreational greenway around Nicomen Island finds unanimous support at Mission council

Delegation sought council to formally put plan on Fraser Valley Regional District’s agenda

A greenway was defined by the delegation as a multi-purpose recreation corridor of protected open space following natural land and water features. Black Press file photo.
A photo of the fire near Sts’ailes First Nation on May 16. This wildfire as well as one near Harrison Lake are still under firefighter observation before officially being declared out. (Walt Bliault photo)

Agassiz-Harrison wildfire sites still under observation: Wildfire Service

Sts’ailes, Harrison Lake fires classified as under control for several days

A photo of the fire near Sts’ailes First Nation on May 16. This wildfire as well as one near Harrison Lake are still under firefighter observation before officially being declared out. (Walt Bliault photo)
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2 in Fraser Valley face assault charges after coughing on RCMP officers

Agassiz man, Chilliwack woman involved in separate incidents

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Chilliwack gondola project has support from Indigenous groups and local politicians

Competing ski resort proponents admit they don’t even know where the Chilliwack River Valley is

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