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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
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon delivered a speech to the BC Legislature celebrating Pride Month. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon celebrates Pride Month with BC Legislature speech

Paddon noted that Chilliwack has gone from zero to almost two-dozen rainbow crosswalks

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon delivered a speech to the BC Legislature celebrating Pride Month. (Submitted photo)
The 82-unit Travelodge Hotel on Yale Road in Chilliwack was purchased by the City as part of its attempts to address homelessness. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

City of Chilliwack unveils Chilliwack Community Safety Plan

Eighteen months in the making, the plan aims to combat homelessness, addictions and increasing crime

The 82-unit Travelodge Hotel on Yale Road in Chilliwack was purchased by the City as part of its attempts to address homelessness. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cam Johnson played last season with the Chilliwack Chiefs on loan from the Langley Rivermen. Now, the teen is officially part of the organization after the Chiefs made a multi-player trade for him. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs acquire forward Cam Johnson in multi-player swap

Three teams were involved in the wheeling and dealing to bring the 16-year-old to the Chiefs

Cam Johnson played last season with the Chilliwack Chiefs on loan from the Langley Rivermen. Now, the teen is officially part of the organization after the Chiefs made a multi-player trade for him. (Darren Francis photo)
Real estate sold sign. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Chilliwack real estate market remains robust despite cooling slightly in May

While sales dropped month to month, the 2021 total for May dwarfed what happened in 2020

Real estate sold sign. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Since it opened in 1963, Ryder Lake Hall has been in the middle of the action in the small Chilliwack community of Ryder Lake. (Facebook photo)

GoFundMe fundraiser created to save Ryder Lake Hall

The financially troubled 58-year-old hall is the center of life in the small Chilliwack community

Since it opened in 1963, Ryder Lake Hall has been in the middle of the action in the small Chilliwack community of Ryder Lake. (Facebook photo)
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)
Sasha Teleguine (white jersey) is among the short list of BCHLers expected to hear their name called by a National Hockey League team. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Sasha Teleguine holds steady on CSB’s final ranking of draft-eligible skaters

Teleguine projects to be a later-round pick for a National Hockey League team

Sasha Teleguine (white jersey) is among the short list of BCHLers expected to hear their name called by a National Hockey League team. (Darren Francis photo)
Chilliwack Fire Department.

ATV badly damaged as fire breaks out in garage of Chilliwack home

Thanks to a working smoke alarm, the occupants of the home were able to evacuate safely

Chilliwack Fire Department.
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)
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)
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)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (right) hopes to impress at a Canada Soccer training camp and make the national women’s team roster for the 2021 Toyko Olympics. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Huitema joining Canadian national women’s soccer squad for June friendlies

Huitema and crew will face the Czech Republic and Brazil in pre-Olympic tuneup games

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (right) hopes to impress at a Canada Soccer training camp and make the national women’s team roster for the 2021 Toyko Olympics. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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)
Items seized by RCMP officers during a May 19 raid on a Carleton Street house in Chilliwack. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack RCMP arrest man suspected of selling cocaine from Carleton Street home

Police seized suspected powder and crack cocaine along with firearms during a May 19 bust

Items seized by RCMP officers during a May 19 raid on a Carleton Street house in Chilliwack. (RCMP photo)
May 22 to 28 is Safe Boating Awareness Week. (RCMP photo)

RCMP asks Fraser Valley boaters to navigate through summer safely

May 22 to 28 is Safe Boating Awareness Week

May 22 to 28 is Safe Boating Awareness Week. (RCMP photo)