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Chilliwack firefighters tackle a blaze at an apartment fire on Hazel Street in Chilliwack in the early hours of July 29, 2021. (Eric Buermeyer photo)

UPDATE: Chilliwack Apartment building on Hazel Street heavily damaged in overnight fire

Residents evacuated to Chilliwack Coliseum, witnesses say one person died

Chilliwack firefighters tackle a blaze at an apartment fire on Hazel Street in Chilliwack in the early hours of July 29, 2021. (Eric Buermeyer photo)
Chilliwack firefighters tackle a blaze at an apartment fire on Hazel Street in Chilliwack in the early hours of July 29, 2021. (Eric Buermeyer photo)

UPDATE: Fatality confirmed in Chilliwack apartment building blaze

Residents evacuated to Chilliwack Coliseum, and the Chilliwack Fire Department confirmed one death

Chilliwack firefighters tackle a blaze at an apartment fire on Hazel Street in Chilliwack in the early hours of July 29, 2021. (Eric Buermeyer photo)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema made her Summer Olympics debut against Great Britain on July 27, 2021.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema makes Olympic debut with Canada’s national women’s soccer squad

Huitema played one half of a game against Great Britain that ended in a 1-1 draw

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema made her Summer Olympics debut against Great Britain on July 27, 2021.
This chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack burned to the ground in under an hour on July 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Chickens killed in fire that destroyed Chilliwack barn Tuesday

Poultry barns on same property burned to the ground in August 2020

This chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack burned to the ground in under an hour on July 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Emergency crews responded after a truck pulling a travel trailer rolled over on Highway 1 westbound on July 21. (Facebook photo)

Travel trailer rolls over on Highway 1 near Chilliwack’s Yale Road exit

Emergency crews were on scene at north side of highway for one-vehicle rollover

Emergency crews responded after a truck pulling a travel trailer rolled over on Highway 1 westbound on July 21. (Facebook photo)
Among the flavours currently being served at Banter Ice Cream in Abbotsford is Wild Mint. The popular ice creamery is opening a second location in Chilliwack. (Instagram photo)

Abbotsford’s Banter Ice Cream opening second location in Chilliwack

The new storefront will be opening in the Eddy at the Bridge commercial development

Among the flavours currently being served at Banter Ice Cream in Abbotsford is Wild Mint. The popular ice creamery is opening a second location in Chilliwack. (Instagram photo)
The UFV Cascades have joined other BC universities in an advocacy alliance.

UFV Cascades find common cause with rivals in B.C. Universities Sport Alliance

The BCUSA will provide a more effective platform to provide policy input on a provincial level

The UFV Cascades have joined other BC universities in an advocacy alliance.
The remnants of a burned out trailer at Cultus Lake's Sunnyside campground after a fire in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (Facebook photo)

Man confirmed dead following trailer fire at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground

A 74-year-old suffered severe burns after getting trapped inside the burning trailer

The remnants of a burned out trailer at Cultus Lake's Sunnyside campground after a fire in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (Facebook photo)
The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.

Fraser Valley Bandits bringing three-on-three basketball tournament to Langley Events Centre

The Bandits are partnering with Basketball BC to hold the event in early September

The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.
Chilliwack Stingray swimmers go back and forth at Rotary Pool Wednesday night during a swim-a-thon to benefit former Stingray Addison Johnston, who is battling a rare form of leukemia. (Facebook photo)

Chilliwack Stingrays rally behind former teammate battling cancer

Addison Johnston, a 17-year-old G.W. Graham student, has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia

Chilliwack Stingray swimmers go back and forth at Rotary Pool Wednesday night during a swim-a-thon to benefit former Stingray Addison Johnston, who is battling a rare form of leukemia. (Facebook photo)
Chilliwack’s Braden Adams will memorize and recall 70 decks of cards in a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Chilliwack man memorizing 70 decks of cards to benefit Alzheimer Society of BC

Braden Adams can do one deck in less than five minutes. Seventy decks will be a daunting challenge

Chilliwack’s Braden Adams will memorize and recall 70 decks of cards in a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
A file shot of the Vedder Canal near the Keith Wilson Bridge on Jan. 17, 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

City of Chilliwack looking to slow down motorized watercraft on Vedder Canal

In an online survey, the City is suggesting applying for a federally approved speed restriction

A file shot of the Vedder Canal near the Keith Wilson Bridge on Jan. 17, 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
Cultus Lake Fire Department firefighters on the scene of a trailer fire at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo)

One man seriously injured as trailer catches fire at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground

A man was airlifted to hospital and panicked campers struggled to escape the early-morning blaze

Cultus Lake Fire Department firefighters on the scene of a trailer fire at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo)
Team president Craig Briere at the podium during the introductory press conference for the BCFC's seventh squad, the Prince George Kodiaks. (Facebook photo)

BC Football Conference conditionally approves new team in Prince George

The Kodiaks would begin play in 2022 and be the junior football league’s seventh franchise

Team president Craig Briere at the podium during the introductory press conference for the BCFC's seventh squad, the Prince George Kodiaks. (Facebook photo)
Damian Dutrisac went missing May 7 after his fishing boat capsized on the Fraser River. (Facebook photo)

Body of missing Abbotsford fisherman Damian Dutrisac finally found

Dutrisac’s body was discovered July 12 in the Upper Sumas Mountain area of the Fraser River

Damian Dutrisac went missing May 7 after his fishing boat capsized on the Fraser River. (Facebook photo)
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UPDATE: RCMP locate missing 34-year-old woman

Police confirm the woman, who was last seen by a caregiver in May, has been found

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The new Canadian Tire location at Cottonwood Centre will be clearly visible to east and westbound motorists on Highway 1, and owner Marcel Nadeau said the exterior of the building will be ‘spectacular.’ (submitted graphic)

Chilliwack Canadian Tire confirms move into old Sears space at Cottonwood Centre

The new building will almost triple in size the square footage from the current Vedder Road location

The new Canadian Tire location at Cottonwood Centre will be clearly visible to east and westbound motorists on Highway 1, and owner Marcel Nadeau said the exterior of the building will be ‘spectacular.’ (submitted graphic)
Building one on the site of the former Coqualeetza Institute Residential School at 7201 Vedder Road. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Historically controversial’ building being demolished on site of former Chilliwack residential school

Building 1 at the Coqualeetza site served as a tuberculosis hospital for nearly three decades

Building one on the site of the former Coqualeetza Institute Residential School at 7201 Vedder Road. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Fred Wellsby Junior Divot Golf Tournament sets up six course schedule

COVID cancelled the tourney in 2020 but it returns starting July 6 at Chilliwack’s Kinkora course

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