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The only identifying mark on the lost urn is the initials B.J. carved into its base. (Chilliwack RCMP)

RCMP look for custodian of urn left at Chilliwack bus stop

Someone found the urn in late November and turned it over to police

The only identifying mark on the lost urn is the initials B.J. carved into its base. (Chilliwack RCMP)
Cora the cat enjoys some Christmas comfort after spending the last four months outdoors, surviving in Promontory while trying to find her lost owners. (Facebook photo)

Cora the Chilliwack cat reunited with family after four months on the loose

Cora’s owners moved to the Interior and had lost all hope of seeing her again

Cora the cat enjoys some Christmas comfort after spending the last four months outdoors, surviving in Promontory while trying to find her lost owners. (Facebook photo)
A driver and passenger are dead after a head-on collision after fleeing from police while driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes on Highway 1 in Chilliwack on Dec. 29, 2020. The driver of the vehicle that was struck later died at Royal Columbian Hospital. (Shane MacKichan photo)

UPDATE: Three now dead after RCMP try to stop vehicle heading wrong way on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

Correctional officer struck by two fleeing police has died in hospital; police watchdog investigating

A driver and passenger are dead after a head-on collision after fleeing from police while driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes on Highway 1 in Chilliwack on Dec. 29, 2020. The driver of the vehicle that was struck later died at Royal Columbian Hospital. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Rob Wight with his new Toyota Corolla, gifted to him by several local businesses in the annual Christmas Car Giveaway. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Single father of three in Chilliwack receives vehicle in Christmas Car Giveaway

A man holding down two jobs to support his family now has a Toyota Corolla he can rely on

Rob Wight with his new Toyota Corolla, gifted to him by several local businesses in the annual Christmas Car Giveaway. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Former New York Rangers farmhand MacKenzie Skapski is the new goaltending coach for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs hire Mackenzie Skapski as new goaltending coach

The Abbotsford product joins the BCHL club after playing several seasons of minor pro hockey

Former New York Rangers farmhand MacKenzie Skapski is the new goaltending coach for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. (Black Press file photo)
Canadian Tire owner Marcel Nadeau (right) presents a cheque to Robert W. Beischer, Fund Development Co-ordinator for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack Canadian Tire owners make sizable donation to Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Marcel and Stella Nadeau are helping the FVHCF campaign to buy a Radiographic Fluoroscopic unit

Canadian Tire owner Marcel Nadeau (right) presents a cheque to Robert W. Beischer, Fund Development Co-ordinator for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted photo)
Lindsey (left) and Angela Gauthier in an undated photo taken in Las Vegas. Lindsey died after an interaction with police in Chilliwack in April 2016. On Dec. 11, 2020 the BC Coroner Service announced a public inquest into Lindsey’s death. (File)

Coroner’s inquest to examine death of Chilliwack’s Lindsey Harvey Gauthier

Fraser Valley Realtor died following an interaction with police on April 6, 2016

Lindsey (left) and Angela Gauthier in an undated photo taken in Las Vegas. Lindsey died after an interaction with police in Chilliwack in April 2016. On Dec. 11, 2020 the BC Coroner Service announced a public inquest into Lindsey’s death. (File)
The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
Students at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV)

UFV asking students to voluntarily report COVID cases and exposures to the school

With COVID cases rising and Fraser Health struggling to keep up, students are asked to help

Students at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld is taking heat over using a ableist slur to refer to three Black Press employees. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

BC School Trustees Association president keeps heat on Chilliwack Trustee Barry Neufeld

In a news release, Stephanie Higginson called on voters to take careful note of Neufeld’s behaviour

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld is taking heat over using a ableist slur to refer to three Black Press employees. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Shane Goodvin had just bought a house with wife Laura Major when he started experiencing severe back pain. That led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and the father of five children is now in rough shape. (Submitted photos)

GoFundMe set up for Chilliwack man fighting pancreatic cancer

Shane Goodvin has five children and a loving wife, and he’s worried about their future

Shane Goodvin had just bought a house with wife Laura Major when he started experiencing severe back pain. That led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and the father of five children is now in rough shape. (Submitted photos)
An employee at a Chilliwack McDonald’s location tested positive for COVID on Nov. 21 (File photo by The Associated Press)

Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at McDonald’s restaurant in Chilliwack

One case was detected at the Vedder Road location, which briefly closed its doors

An employee at a Chilliwack McDonald’s location tested positive for COVID on Nov. 21 (File photo by The Associated Press)
BCHL

BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

BCHL
Items seized by Chilliwack RCMP officers during a Nov. 17 bust on a Trethewey Avenue residence. (RCMP photo)

RCMP recover stolen property, seize Ford Mustang during Chilliwack drug bust

Officers executed a search warrant on a Trethewey Avenue residence Nov. 17

Items seized by Chilliwack RCMP officers during a Nov. 17 bust on a Trethewey Avenue residence. (RCMP photo)
Members of Chilliwack FC’s premier women’s team put this patch on their jersey to recognize the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities. (Submitted photo)

B.C. women’s soccer team penalized by club for putting LGBTQI2S+ patch on jerseys

The Chilliwack FC board didn’t approve patches recognizing the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities

Members of Chilliwack FC’s premier women’s team put this patch on their jersey to recognize the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities. (Submitted photo)
Jordyn Huitema, a Chilliwack soccer player playing professionally in France, sent a Twitter message to Chilliwack FC members Wednesday asking them to observe COVID-19 guidelines. (Paris St-Germain photo)

Jordyn Huitema asks Chilliwack FC members to follow COVID-19 guidelines

The Chilliwack FC grad now plays professionally for Paris St-Germain in France

Jordyn Huitema, a Chilliwack soccer player playing professionally in France, sent a Twitter message to Chilliwack FC members Wednesday asking them to observe COVID-19 guidelines. (Paris St-Germain photo)
Olivia Buckle will take the next step on her soccer journey south of the border, joining the Mary University Marauders. (Twitter photo)

Chilliwack’s Olivia Buckle taking next soccer step in North Dakota

The soon-to-be graduate of Abbotsford’s St. John Brebouf secondary has committed to Mary University

Olivia Buckle will take the next step on her soccer journey south of the border, joining the Mary University Marauders. (Twitter photo)
Left to right: XO staff member and Chilliwack Chiefs goalie Mathieu Caron, Shannon Lynn, Dominic Richard and Lynn’s daughter, nine-year-old Emma Jayne. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack spin class owner bothered by Dr. Bonnie Henry comments

B.C.’s provincial health officer called spin classes dangerous, but didn’t mandate that they close

Left to right: XO staff member and Chilliwack Chiefs goalie Mathieu Caron, Shannon Lynn, Dominic Richard and Lynn’s daughter, nine-year-old Emma Jayne. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
GW Graham's Matthias Klim (No. 21 blue) and Clay Kurtz (No. 10) reach out for a ball against a Duchess Park player during last spring's AAA senior boys championship game at the Langley Events Centre. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)

G.W. Graham guard Clay Kurtz commits to UFV basketball Cascades

Kurtz is the third UFV player to commit to the UFV men’s team, following the Klim twins

GW Graham's Matthias Klim (No. 21 blue) and Clay Kurtz (No. 10) reach out for a ball against a Duchess Park player during last spring's AAA senior boys championship game at the Langley Events Centre. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)
The City of Chilliwack says there’s too much spitting going on at the Sardis Sports Complex. (City of Chilliwack photo)

Too much spitting a problem at Chilliwack’s Sardis Sports Complex

The City of Chilliwack is asking the minor hockey community to ease up on expectorating

The City of Chilliwack says there’s too much spitting going on at the Sardis Sports Complex. (City of Chilliwack photo)