Eric Welsh

The latest local health authority (LHA) data from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BCCDC graphic)

Chilliwack’s COVID case count drops with rest of province

Case counts are trending down everywhere, even in hot spots like Surrey and Abbotsford

The latest local health authority (LHA) data from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BCCDC graphic)
Myles Stoesz of the Chilliwack Bruins trading punches with Prince George Cougar Evan Fuller during a WHL game at Chilliwack’s then-Prospera Centre on Jan. 9, 2007. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Ex-Chilliwack Bruin Myles Stoesz involved in potential class-action lawsuit against Western Hockey League

Stoesz was an enforcer during his playing days, and says he has post-concussion symptoms years later

Myles Stoesz of the Chilliwack Bruins trading punches with Prince George Cougar Evan Fuller during a WHL game at Chilliwack’s then-Prospera Centre on Jan. 9, 2007. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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Chilliwack Chiefs Jackson Munro and Sasha Teleguine win BCHL pod awards

The BCHL announced the winners of individual awards in the three-team Chilliwack pod

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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
Items seized by RCMP during a May 13 raid on Butchart Street. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack RCMP seize guns and drugs during raid on Butchart Street property

Police executed a search warrant on a home May 13, arresting one man at the scene

Items seized by RCMP during a May 13 raid on Butchart Street. (RCMP photo)
BCHL

Twenty-two BCHL grads chasing Stanley Cup as NHL playoffs begin

The list includes Alex Newhook, getting his first taste of NHL playoffs with the Colorado Avalanche

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RCMP and search and rescue teams experienced a record-setting number of calls last summer and hope people will be better prepared heading outdoors in 2021. (RCMP photo)

RCMP and search and rescue teams ask public to plan ahead before an outdoor adventure

A lack of planning can get a person stuck in a dicey situation in the back-country

RCMP and search and rescue teams experienced a record-setting number of calls last summer and hope people will be better prepared heading outdoors in 2021. (RCMP photo)
Gordon Cook caught a calm moment at Kawkawa Lake on April 21, 2021. (Gordon Cook)

Hope RCMP stepping up summer patrols at Kawkawa Lake

Police have noted a spike in bad behaviour in the summer months of previous years

Gordon Cook caught a calm moment at Kawkawa Lake on April 21, 2021. (Gordon Cook)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is asking the public to think back to the weekend prior to when she went missing. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Cousin of missing woman found in Hope says she won’t have closure until death is solved

Trina Hunt’s family urges Hope residents to check dashcam, photos to help find her killer

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is asking the public to think back to the weekend prior to when she went missing. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
Jonathan Prest had to climb way up to the top of a dead red cedar tree to rescue a terrified cat, but he made it up and down successfully. (Facebook photos)

Rosedale tree cutter rescues cat stuck 100 feet up a dead and dried-out cedar

Jonathan Prest put himself in extreme peril to get a terrified cat out of a dangerous situation

Jonathan Prest had to climb way up to the top of a dead red cedar tree to rescue a terrified cat, but he made it up and down successfully. (Facebook photos)
Dr. Joshua Greggain waves to a driver during a drive-thru goodbye parade at Hope Medical Centre on Friday, Feb. 26. Greggain gave out cookies bearing his likeness to parade-goers. (Photo/Adam Louis)

Longtime Hope physician Joshua Greggain wins award after being nominated by colleague

Greggain receives the BC Family Physician of the Year Award from the BC College of Family Physicians

Dr. Joshua Greggain waves to a driver during a drive-thru goodbye parade at Hope Medical Centre on Friday, Feb. 26. Greggain gave out cookies bearing his likeness to parade-goers. (Photo/Adam Louis)

Ethan Bowen named MVP as Chilliwack Chiefs hand out year-end awards

Bowen led the Chiefs in scoring during the abbreviated BCHL pod season

Chilliwack’s COVID case count remains steady in the latest report on local health authorities from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BCCDC graphic)

Chilliwack’s COVID case count holds steady in latest BC Centre for Disease Control report

Chilliwack’s count rose by one as most local health authorities experienced drops in their numbers

Chilliwack’s COVID case count remains steady in the latest report on local health authorities from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BCCDC graphic)
A young couple walks through the Othello Tunnels just outside of Hope. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

Hope’s Othello Tunnels may open soon if geological testing proves it’s safe

The hugely popular outdoor destination has been closed for over a year due to falling rocks

A young couple walks through the Othello Tunnels just outside of Hope. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
The Chilliwack Chiefs played their 2020-21 BCHL season finale Sunday against Prince George at the Chilliwack Coliseum. The junior A team will open 2021-22 with an American Hockey League team calling Abbotsford home. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs viewing Abbotsford AHL arrival as an opportunity

The junior A BCHL club hopes to strike up a friendly relationship with the unnamed Canucks affiliate

The Chilliwack Chiefs played their 2020-21 BCHL season finale Sunday against Prince George at the Chilliwack Coliseum. The junior A team will open 2021-22 with an American Hockey League team calling Abbotsford home. (Darren Francis photo)
Chilliwack’s Allie Thiessen enjoyed a productive season for the Central Washington Wildcats women’s softball squad, and earned GNAC All-Academic status. (Central Washington U graphic)

Chilliwack’s Allie Thiessen earns All-Academic status in Great Northwest Athletic Conference

The women’s softball star at Central Washington University had one of the highest GPAs on the list

Chilliwack’s Allie Thiessen enjoyed a productive season for the Central Washington Wildcats women’s softball squad, and earned GNAC All-Academic status. (Central Washington U graphic)
Joan Septembre went for a weekend hike at Lindeman Lake, parking next to a vehicle that had two windows smashed in. (submitted photo)

Thieves active at Lindeman Lake and other parking spots along Chilliwack Lake Road

The hiking community is lamenting an uptick in car theft and vandalism as the weather gets nicer

Joan Septembre went for a weekend hike at Lindeman Lake, parking next to a vehicle that had two windows smashed in. (submitted photo)
Graduating goalie Mathieu Caron stops Prince George forward Nick Rheaume in Sunday’s season finale at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs say goodbye to departing vets in pod season finale

Longtime goalie Mathieu Caron and captain Kyle Penney are among the players aging out of the BCHL

Graduating goalie Mathieu Caron stops Prince George forward Nick Rheaume in Sunday’s season finale at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Darren Francis photo)
RCMP

Vehicle in alleged hit and run ploughs into road sign in downtown Chilliwack

Police are looking for footage of a gold-coloured two-door Chevy car

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One section of a bank of community mailboxes in Ryder Lake was stolen. (Facebook photo)

Brazen thief goes next level with mail theft in Ryder Lake

Chilliwack RCMP confirm a section of a community mailbox was taken off its base and removed

One section of a bank of community mailboxes in Ryder Lake was stolen. (Facebook photo)