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Damian Dutrisac went missing May 7 after his fishing boat capsized on the Fraser River. (Facebook photo)

Body of missing Abbotsford fisherman Damian Dutrisac finally found

Dutrisac’s body was discovered July 12 in the Upper Sumas Mountain area of the Fraser River

Damian Dutrisac went missing May 7 after his fishing boat capsized on the Fraser River. (Facebook photo)
Brad Rihela is on board with Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association, heading up a coach and player development team.

Chilliwack Minor Hockey hires Brad Rihela to craft player development plan

The Chilliwack Chiefs coach will lead a team that includes ex-Langley Rivermen boss Bobby Henderson

Brad Rihela is on board with Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association, heading up a coach and player development team.
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UPDATE: RCMP locate missing 34-year-old woman

Police confirm the woman, who was last seen by a caregiver in May, has been found

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The new Canadian Tire location at Cottonwood Centre will be clearly visible to east and westbound motorists on Highway 1, and owner Marcel Nadeau said the exterior of the building will be ‘spectacular.’ (submitted graphic)

Chilliwack Canadian Tire confirms move into old Sears space at Cottonwood Centre

The new building will almost triple in size the square footage from the current Vedder Road location

The new Canadian Tire location at Cottonwood Centre will be clearly visible to east and westbound motorists on Highway 1, and owner Marcel Nadeau said the exterior of the building will be ‘spectacular.’ (submitted graphic)
Building one on the site of the former Coqualeetza Institute Residential School at 7201 Vedder Road. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Historically controversial’ building being demolished on site of former Chilliwack residential school

Building 1 at the Coqualeetza site served as a tuberculosis hospital for nearly three decades

Building one on the site of the former Coqualeetza Institute Residential School at 7201 Vedder Road. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Pro division winner Christof Appel and amateur champ Cory Hilditch with their trophies after the 2021 Chilliwack Men’s Open golf tournament. (Chilliwack Golf Club photo)

Christof Appel grinds out one stroke win at Chilliwack Men’s Open golf tournament

Appel was one of five golfers going down to the wire in the hugely competitive pro division

Pro division winner Christof Appel and amateur champ Cory Hilditch with their trophies after the 2021 Chilliwack Men’s Open golf tournament. (Chilliwack Golf Club photo)
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Mainse Street golf tourney raises money for Chilliwack’s Jumpstart program

The tournament takes place July 17 at the Chilliwack Golf Club

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Fred Wellsby Junior Divot Golf Tournament sets up six course schedule

COVID cancelled the tourney in 2020 but it returns starting July 6 at Chilliwack’s Kinkora course

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An electric vehicle charging station at Chilliwack City Hall. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Public electric-vehicle charging network to expand in Chilliwack

Four new EV charging stations to be installed near Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack

An electric vehicle charging station at Chilliwack City Hall. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Tourism visitor centres in Chilliwack, Harrison, Hope, Mission, Abbotsford and Langley have collected several trucks full of donations that will be heading for Tuckkwiowhum Village in Boston Bar Friday (July 2) afternoon. Once there, supplies will be distributed to people who were forced to evacuate the town of Lytton. (Hope Cascades and Canyon photo)

Hope Cascades and Canyon tourism loads up convoy with supplies for Lytton fire victims

The convoy will be departing Hope, heading for Tuckkwiowhum Village in Boston Bar

Tourism visitor centres in Chilliwack, Harrison, Hope, Mission, Abbotsford and Langley have collected several trucks full of donations that will be heading for Tuckkwiowhum Village in Boston Bar Friday (July 2) afternoon. Once there, supplies will be distributed to people who were forced to evacuate the town of Lytton. (Hope Cascades and Canyon photo)
University of the Fraser Valley political science professor Hamish Telford. (UFV)

University of the Fraser Valley professor ponders a Canada Day like no other

Hamish Telford says we shouldn’t celebrate without thoughtful reflection

University of the Fraser Valley political science professor Hamish Telford. (UFV)
Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chiefs add Grant Riley to goaltending mix

The 18-year-old Riley comes to town with a future commitment to Boston College already in hand

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View of Osoyoos Lake looking north from Oroville, WA. (Photo courtesy Neil Bousquet/Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society)

Chilliwack man drowns in Osoyoos Lake

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the unexpected death

View of Osoyoos Lake looking north from Oroville, WA. (Photo courtesy Neil Bousquet/Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society)
Dustin Boydell was told he would live out the rest of his life in a wheelchair after an injury left him paralyzed from the waist down, but he is now taking full golf swings and playing 18 rounds. (Submitted photo)

Paralyzed from the waist down, Chilliwack man defies the odds to walk and golf again

Born and raised in Hope, Dustin Boydell grew up loving golf, and feared he’d never play again

Dustin Boydell was told he would live out the rest of his life in a wheelchair after an injury left him paralyzed from the waist down, but he is now taking full golf swings and playing 18 rounds. (Submitted photo)
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Chilliwack RCMP arrest allegedly impaired driver on Highway 1

The woman was seen slumped over her steering wheel and driving in the middle of two eastbound lanes

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Relocated animals from the Reptile Room are safe for now in an air-conditioned room provided by Brian Goldstone and Griffin Security. (submitted photos)

Heat wave kills hundreds of animals at Chilliwack’s Reptile Room

People took some animals in and many more are staying in an air conditioned room at Griffin Security

Relocated animals from the Reptile Room are safe for now in an air-conditioned room provided by Brian Goldstone and Griffin Security. (submitted photos)
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)
Competing against adults, Chilliwack teenager Andrew Van Winkle is a rising star on the Pacific Coast Mini Roadracing circuit. (William Snow photo)

Meteoric rise for Chilliwack’s Andrew Van Winkle on Pacific Coast Mini Roadracing circuit

The 15-year-old races against adults and beats them consistently at the Greg Moore Raceway

Competing against adults, Chilliwack teenager Andrew Van Winkle is a rising star on the Pacific Coast Mini Roadracing circuit. (William Snow photo)
As part of the Valley Huskers Read, Set, READ! program, Dylan Machoacha was filmed reading Pyjama Day by Robert Munsch. (YouTube screen capture)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers launch Ready, Set, READ! literacy program

The football club is filming players reading storybooks, and those vids can be used by teachers

As part of the Valley Huskers Read, Set, READ! program, Dylan Machoacha was filmed reading Pyjama Day by Robert Munsch. (YouTube screen capture)
A fire burning at Eleven Mile Creek near Hope is up to 50 hectares in size. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Eleven Mile Creek fire near Hope up to 50 hectares as steep terrain hinders firefighters

Sixty one B.C. Wildfire personnel are assigned along with four helicopters and one water tender

A fire burning at Eleven Mile Creek near Hope is up to 50 hectares in size. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)