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To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

 

A rare female spotted bat was found resting on the balcony of a Chiliwack home recently. There are about 1,000 adult spotted bats in Canada. (Photo/Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C.)

Extremely rare bat ‘spotted’ in Chilliwack

Female spotted bat is recovering from being dehydrated, underweight

 

UFV basketball

Chilliwack’s Sardis secondary hosts basketball game between UFV and Langara

The university men’s teams face each other in preseason action in the Sardis gymnasium

 

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

RCMP raid seven addresses in Chilliwack during large drug bust

Police say drugs originating in Chilliwack ended up in Kamloops and other parts of BC

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Stó:lō leaders unveiled the St. Mary’s House Post (left) and Coqualeetza House Post on Sept. 30, Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Images courtesy of Stó:lō First Nation.

Stó:lō Nation unveils memorial house posts at Mission and Chilliwack residential school sites

11-foot posts a work of ‘blood, sweat and tears’ said Yakweakwioose First Nation Chief Terry Horne

Stó:lō leaders unveiled the St. Mary’s House Post (left) and Coqualeetza House Post on Sept. 30, Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Images courtesy of Stó:lō First Nation.
The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are looking for a new permanent home base after the Abbotsford Canucks have taken over many of the facilities at the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds adjusting to new Abbotsford Centre set-up

BCEHL team will still play home games at Abbotsford Centre, Canucks hope to continue partnership

The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are looking for a new permanent home base after the Abbotsford Canucks have taken over many of the facilities at the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)
Teams from Surrey and Langley squared off in the Cricket Tournament final, which took place in Chilliwack on Sept. 12. The event is planning to debut in Abbotsford in 2022. (Submitted)

Cricket Tournament eyes Abbotsford debut in 2022

Inaugural event occurred in Chilliwack with Langley defeating Surrey

Teams from Surrey and Langley squared off in the Cricket Tournament final, which took place in Chilliwack on Sept. 12. The event is planning to debut in Abbotsford in 2022. (Submitted)
Facebook graph showing how much federal election candidates in the eastern Fraser Valley spent on Facebook advertising, directly through Facebook.

Some Fraser Valley election candidates spent thousands on Facebook advertising

Tech giant makes candidate spending available to the public through search option

Facebook graph showing how much federal election candidates in the eastern Fraser Valley spent on Facebook advertising, directly through Facebook.
Donna Tetrault is happy her little dog Aiden pulled through several hours of surgery after being attacked by a pitbull on the loose, but she’s angry that she’ll never know who owns the aggressive dog. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman wants to know who owned the pitbull that attacked her dog

Donna Tetrault’s dog Aiden endured four hours of surgery after being grabbed by the neck and shaken

Donna Tetrault is happy her little dog Aiden pulled through several hours of surgery after being attacked by a pitbull on the loose, but she’s angry that she’ll never know who owns the aggressive dog. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Pilots forward Aidan Samuels (right) and Jets forward Wyatt Dyck battle for the puck during PJHL action in Abbotsford on Friday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Chilliwack Jets burn by Abbotsford Pilots in MSA Arena debut

Chilliwack defeats Abbotsford 9-3 to post first-ever win at MSA Arena, Pilots fall to 1-1 on season

Pilots forward Aidan Samuels (right) and Jets forward Wyatt Dyck battle for the puck during PJHL action in Abbotsford on Friday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Chilliwack River Valley volunteer firefighters on the ground fighting one of the many wildfires that blazed through B.C. this summer. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack River Valley firefighters battle some of B.C.’s biggest wildfires

Volunteer firefighters contributed to efforts in Lytton and White Rock Lake during a busy summer

Chilliwack River Valley volunteer firefighters on the ground fighting one of the many wildfires that blazed through B.C. this summer. (Submitted photo)
A fire has broken out along Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (Kristine Beckman/ Facebook image)

Fire affecting traffic on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Fire is just off the eastbound lanes in a large pile of debris

A fire has broken out along Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (Kristine Beckman/ Facebook image)
A COVID outbreak has been declared at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village residential care home. (Google Earth photo)

Fraser Health declares COVID outbreak at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village care home

Four people have tested positive for the virus, including one resident

A COVID outbreak has been declared at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village residential care home. (Google Earth photo)
Emergency crews are on scene at the railway crossing on Young Road for a pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a train in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: 1 person dead following train collision in Chilliwack

Incident happened near Eagle Landing railway crossing in Chilliwack

Emergency crews are on scene at the railway crossing on Young Road for a pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a train in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Chilliwack man arrested after terrified woman calls police

The woman was trailed down Yale Road by a man who allegedly tried to lure her into his vehicle

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
B.C. Wildfire Service dropped fire retardant on a wildland fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Hope Fire Department/ Submitted)

Trans Mountain workers jump in to help battle wildland fire in Laidlaw

Fire burned through an estimated 3 hectares according to B.C. Wildfire Service

B.C. Wildfire Service dropped fire retardant on a wildland fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Hope Fire Department/ Submitted)
Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma are seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back). Oddy, along with her two sisters who own the Chilliwack Corn Maze, is getting ready to open their attraction on Aug. 14. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack corn maze design inspired by children’s book about finding happiness everywhere

‘Wander’-themed design is ‘inspirational and beautiful,’ says Chilliwack Corn Maze owner

Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma are seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back). Oddy, along with her two sisters who own the Chilliwack Corn Maze, is getting ready to open their attraction on Aug. 14. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Traffic alert

Hay bales on Highway 1 causing hazard between Chilliwack and Abbotsford

About half a dozen bales in the eastbound lanes near No. 3 Road exit

Traffic alert
Watched by teammates, Chilliwack’s Chris Lindhout (in white) sends a putt towards the first hole at the Sandpiper Golf Course Monday while playing in the 13th annual Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism Golf Tournament. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Golfers tee off at Sandpiper in 13th annual Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism tournament

The event brings together the agriculture industry and autism community for a fun fundraiser

Watched by teammates, Chilliwack’s Chris Lindhout (in white) sends a putt towards the first hole at the Sandpiper Golf Course Monday while playing in the 13th annual Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism Golf Tournament. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)

VIDEO: Game time changed for Olympic women’s soccer final between Canada and Sweden

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt are on the Canadian team, gunning for gold

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)