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Despite record-breaking temperatures Sunday, two children were left inside a van in the Chilliwack Walmart parking lot on June 27, 2021 and had to be free by RCMP. (file photo)

Chilliwack woman arrested after two young children left in van on scorching hot day

Two kids were inside a van in record-setting temperatures before first responders arrived

Despite record-breaking temperatures Sunday, two children were left inside a van in the Chilliwack Walmart parking lot on June 27, 2021 and had to be free by RCMP. (file photo)
Sailor First Class Tristan Davis is a Steward aboard HMCS CALGARY, responsible for food and beverage services to financial management, retail merchandising and administration. He also acts as team medic for boarding team Alpha Wave. (Photo by Cpl. Lynette Ai Dang, HMCS CALGARY, Imagery Technician ©2021 DND/MDN CANADA)

Chilliwack’s Tristan Davis fights terrorism on the high seas in the Middle East

A sailor stationed on the Canadian warship HMCS Calgary, Davis participated in Operation ARTEMIS

Sailor First Class Tristan Davis is a Steward aboard HMCS CALGARY, responsible for food and beverage services to financial management, retail merchandising and administration. He also acts as team medic for boarding team Alpha Wave. (Photo by Cpl. Lynette Ai Dang, HMCS CALGARY, Imagery Technician ©2021 DND/MDN CANADA)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will serve as an alternate for the Canadian national women’s soccer squad at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema named an alternate for Canadian Olympic soccer squad

The 20-year-old isn’t on the 18-player main roster that will play in the international tournament

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will serve as an alternate for the Canadian national women’s soccer squad at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Missing 20-year-old woman found, says Chilliwack RCMP

‘Female reported missing has been located and she is safe and sound,’ says Chilliwack RCMP

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)

Upcoming blood drive in honour of Agassiz toddler with rare blood condition

The Gormley family has organized a blood drive in Chilliwack on June 28

A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
A tenant walks in front of her home on Boundary Road on Friday, June 18, 2021 after it was destroyed by fire the night before in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack family homeless after fire rips through house on Abbotsford border

Turtle rescued, no one seriously hurt following Boundary Road fire in Chilliwack

A tenant walks in front of her home on Boundary Road on Friday, June 18, 2021 after it was destroyed by fire the night before in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Wild rabbits are all over Chilliwack, but people often think they’re someone’s lost pet and try to ‘save’ them. But the owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room says good intentions can have bad consequences for wild animals. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room asks people to leave wild animals in the wild

Amber Quiring says people who think they’re helping are actually doing more harm than good

Wild rabbits are all over Chilliwack, but people often think they’re someone’s lost pet and try to ‘save’ them. But the owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room says good intentions can have bad consequences for wild animals. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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Fred Wellsby junior golf tournament returns to Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Cultus Lake courses

The popular tournament will include five open rounds and one championship invitational

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Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
Cheam View United Church in Chilliwack seen on June 9, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cheam View United Church in Chilliwack seen on June 9, 2021. Construction is expected to start soon on 74 new rental homes on the site funded by the provincial government’s Community Housing Fund. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Provincial Community Housing Fund bringing 74 affordable rental units to downtown Chilliwack

Homes are for seniors, people with mobility challenges, and families with low to moderate incomes

Cheam View United Church in Chilliwack seen on June 9, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cheam View United Church in Chilliwack seen on June 9, 2021. Construction is expected to start soon on 74 new rental homes on the site funded by the provincial government’s Community Housing Fund. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The red fabric suitcase to the right contained the ashes of Aliah McEvoy’s dad. The suitcase was taken from a Wellington Avenue apartment building, and she is offering a cash reward for the return of the ashes. (submitted photos)

Suitcase stolen from Chilliwack apartment building held ashes of Kelowna woman’s father

Aliah McEvoy is offering a cash reward and no questions asked for the return of an urn

The red fabric suitcase to the right contained the ashes of Aliah McEvoy’s dad. The suitcase was taken from a Wellington Avenue apartment building, and she is offering a cash reward for the return of the ashes. (submitted photos)
The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen in Kamloops, B.C., on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Ground-penetrating radar has located what are believed to be the unmarked graves of 215 students at the former school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Stó:lō Nation Chiefs Council pledges to investigate former Fraser Valley residential school sites

SNCC staff are researching documented cemeteries and registries of students who died at the schools

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen in Kamloops, B.C., on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Ground-penetrating radar has located what are believed to be the unmarked graves of 215 students at the former school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Kitimat RCMP responded to false alarms, an apartment fire and more between Jan. 29 to Feb. 3, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Chilliwack RCMP recover items stolen in wave of Promontory thefts

Most of the items were taken from front yards, including an entire set of patio furniture

The Kitimat RCMP responded to false alarms, an apartment fire and more between Jan. 29 to Feb. 3, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Clarence (Kat) Pennier during an Aevitas waste recycling plant protest by the Fraser River on Dec. 17, 2013. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Stó:lō elder opens up about children found at residential school site in Kamloops

‘People suspected things like this happened, but there was never proof of it’

Clarence (Kat) Pennier during an Aevitas waste recycling plant protest by the Fraser River on Dec. 17, 2013. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Dozens of pairs of shoes and toys and teddy bears were placed on the Chilliwack Law Court steps on May 31, 2021 in support of the 215 bodies of children found last week in an unmarked grave at the site of an old Kamloops residential school. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Stó:lō historian has heard horrible tales of abuse at residential schools

Children whipped publicly, some even kidnapped by American miners

Dozens of pairs of shoes and toys and teddy bears were placed on the Chilliwack Law Court steps on May 31, 2021 in support of the 215 bodies of children found last week in an unmarked grave at the site of an old Kamloops residential school. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team had a portion of Young Road north of Highway 1 in Chilliwack blocked off while they investigated on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Chilliwack's most recent homicide was that of Adam Ball killed on Broadway Avenue on May 27. (Submitted)

Police presence on Young Road connected to IHIT investigation of Chilliwack homicide

Adam Gerald Ball was killed in a shooting May 27 and investigators are asking the public for tips

The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team had a portion of Young Road north of Highway 1 in Chilliwack blocked off while they investigated on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Chilliwack's most recent homicide was that of Adam Ball killed on Broadway Avenue on May 27. (Submitted)
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)
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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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Province opens 239 new child care spaces in Fraser Valley

New spaces span four separate projects through Childcare B.C.

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The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Missing 13-year-old Surrey teenager who was last seen in Chilliwack has been found

‘Thanks to the media and public for your assistance,’ says RCMP

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck