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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.
A new funding stream will allow the Hope and Area Transition Society to better assist survivors of sexualized violence. (Shutterstock photo)

Hope and Area Transition Society expanding assistance for survivors of sexualized violence

A 22-month project aims to better deliver community-based emergency sexualized violence response

A new funding stream will allow the Hope and Area Transition Society to better assist survivors of sexualized violence. (Shutterstock photo)
The Eleven Mile Creek fire southeast of Hope was visible from Highway 3 on June 22, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: ‘Out of control’ fire at Eleven Mile Creek near Hope up to 35 hectares

52 firefighters, 4 helicopters and 1 water tender assigned to the blaze 13 kilometres from Hope

The Eleven Mile Creek fire southeast of Hope was visible from Highway 3 on June 22, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl (right) toured the Hope Curling Club last February along with Ray Scott (left) and Craig Traun (middle) after the building had accessibility improvements. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl touts Enabling Accessibility Fund

Strahl is encouraging local organizations to apply for funding for mid-sized projects before July 29

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl (right) toured the Hope Curling Club last February along with Ray Scott (left) and Craig Traun (middle) after the building had accessibility improvements. (Submitted photo)
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 t-shirt designed by Coast Salish artist Bonny Graham (B. Wyse) includes the phrase ‘every child matters’ in a custom font inspired by Coast Salish design.

Chilliwack FC works with Stó:lō Nation Chiefs Council on t-shirt fundraiser

The youth soccer organization will sell custom-designed orange shirts, donating proceeds to the SNCC

A t-shirt designed by Coast Salish artist Bonny Graham (B. Wyse) includes the phrase ‘every child matters’ in a custom font inspired by Coast Salish design.
Wilma’s Transition House Charity Golf Tournament takes place Aug. 21, 2021.

Buzz building for 2021 Wilma’s Transition House Charity Golf Tournament

The key fundraiser for the non-profit will be held Aug. 21 at the Cultus Lake Golf Course

Wilma’s Transition House Charity Golf Tournament takes place Aug. 21, 2021.
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)
Chilliwack Spartans Swim Club coach Justin Daly.

Chilliwack Spartans swim coach Justin Daly wins Rubber Boot Award

Daly was recognized in a vote by fellow coaches in the BC Swim Coaches Association

Chilliwack Spartans Swim Club coach Justin Daly.
Chilliwack Ringette

Chilliwack Ringette offers ‘Come Try Ringette’ event, gym style

The ice is out at the Sardis Sports Complex, so the event won’t require any skating

Chilliwack Ringette
The latest data from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BCCDC graphic)

Chilliwack COVID case count moving towards zero

From a high of 156 around Christmas, Chilliwack’s local health authority reported just 17 last week

The latest data from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BCCDC graphic)
Chilliwack’s Nelson Gidney, winner of the 2021 President’s Award for the Army Cadet League of Canada (ACLC), British Columbia Branch Pacific Region. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack Army Cadet Nelson Gidney wins President’s Award

Gidney was recognized for demonstrating leadership, initiative, mentorship and dedication

Chilliwack’s Nelson Gidney, winner of the 2021 President’s Award for the Army Cadet League of Canada (ACLC), British Columbia Branch Pacific Region. (Submitted photo)
golf (Stock photo)

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

golf (Stock photo)
A young couple walks through the Othello Tunnels just outside of Hope. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)

Hope’s Othello Tunnels fully open to the public

Geological testing proved the area safe enough to open for the first time in more than a year

A young couple walks through the Othello Tunnels just outside of Hope. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)
Dozens of demonstrators gathered in March at the Hope Station House, showing support for preserving the 1916 building. (Photo/Christian Ward)

New reports breathe life into efforts to save the Hope Station House

The documents were presented to District of Hope Council at a meeting June 14

Dozens of demonstrators gathered in March at the Hope Station House, showing support for preserving the 1916 building. (Photo/Christian Ward)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema, a member of the Canadian national women’s soccer squad.

Another scoreless draw for Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Canadian national women’s soccer squad

Canada played Brazil to a 0-0 tie days after doing the same in a friendly against the Czech Republic

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema, a member of the Canadian national women’s soccer squad.
Chilliwack Basketball Club head coach Kyle Graves (left) oversees a group of players going through an outdoors workout last summer. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack Basketball Club bringing back outdoor camps this summer

Started because COVID made indoor activities impossible, the outdoor offerings proved popular

Chilliwack Basketball Club head coach Kyle Graves (left) oversees a group of players going through an outdoors workout last summer. (Submitted photo)
Jordyn Huitema plays for the Canadian national women’s soccer team. (Soccer Canada photos)

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Canada battle Czechs to 0-0 draw

Huitema’s national women’s soccer squad played a friendly match against the Czechs in Spain

Jordyn Huitema plays for the Canadian national women’s soccer team. (Soccer Canada photos)
BCHL

BCHL designates Chilliwack as sole host of 2021 Showcase event

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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