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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)
July 25, 2019:  Zach Clay of Canada during the Pan American Games Men's Artistic Gymnastics podium training at Polideportiva Villa el Salvador in Lima, Peru.   Daniel Lea/CSM

COVID costs Chilliwack gymnast Zach Clay last chance at qualifying for Olympics

Clay won’t be able to compete at the upcoming Senior Pan American Championships in Brazil

July 25, 2019:  Zach Clay of Canada during the Pan American Games Men's Artistic Gymnastics podium training at Polideportiva Villa el Salvador in Lima, Peru.   Daniel Lea/CSM

Valley Huskers and Save-on-Foods bring back meat-draw fundraiser

The BC Football Conference club is raising money as it prepares for a return to action in 2021

JANGO the police dog helped track down a suspect on Luckakuck Way in Chilliwack. (RCMP photo)

Alleged thief in Chilliwack can’t fool the nose of Jango the police dog

An Edmonton man who allegedly broke into a storage container on Luckakuck Way was arrested

JANGO the police dog helped track down a suspect on Luckakuck Way in Chilliwack. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack RCMP nab two alleged thieves targeting bait vehicle

A man from Port Coquitlam and a woman from Delta were stopped and arrested at Eagle Landing Parkway

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

UPDATE: Reports of shots fired on Chilliwack’s Watson Road turns out to be fireworks

Police responded in force to the 45000 block of Watson, and a school was put in a hold-and-secure

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
A pair of juvenile cougars were caught on camera in Promontory Tuesday night. (Facebook photos)

Two young cougars caught on camera in Chilliwack’s Promontory neighbourhood

The juvenile cats were hanging around a driveway on Markel Drive before disappearing into the forest

A pair of juvenile cougars were caught on camera in Promontory Tuesday night. (Facebook photos)
Chilliwack’s COVID case count drops in the latest report from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BCCDC graphic)

Chilliwack’s weekly COVID case count drops as Abbotsford’s goes up

While case counts are dropping province wide, our closest neighbours to the west defied the trend

Chilliwack’s COVID case count drops in the latest report from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BCCDC graphic)
GW Graham grad Deanna Tuchscherer and the UFV women’s basketball team will return to play this fall under an ‘alternative sports format’ approved at the recent Canada West annual general meeting. (UFV Cascades photo)

Canada West conference approves ‘alternative sports formats’ for 2021-22 season

The UFV Cascades and other university teams will return to action in regional-heavy play

GW Graham grad Deanna Tuchscherer and the UFV women’s basketball team will return to play this fall under an ‘alternative sports format’ approved at the recent Canada West annual general meeting. (UFV Cascades photo)
Chase Viens checks in with Chase the snake during an afternoon volunteer shift at The Reptile Room. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack boy’s Christmas gift saves the life of sick snake

Chase Viens donated $400, covering the vet and medicine costs for a ball python in need

Chase Viens checks in with Chase the snake during an afternoon volunteer shift at The Reptile Room. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Homes sales and prices continue to hit staggering numbers in Chilliwack in April 2021. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack sees explosion of million-dollar home sales

Eighty eight homes sold for more than $1 million in April as the real estate market stayed red hot

Homes sales and prices continue to hit staggering numbers in Chilliwack in April 2021. (Black Press file)
Called Smiley by family and friends, Chilliwack’s Nelson Rioux is facing a world of change after having both of his legs amputated above the knee. (GoFundMe photo)

GoFundMe created to help Chilliwack man after devastating heart attack

Nelson Rioux had both legs amputated above the knees after the heart attack cut off circulation

Called Smiley by family and friends, Chilliwack’s Nelson Rioux is facing a world of change after having both of his legs amputated above the knee. (GoFundMe photo)
Colton (left) and Merick Sampson (right) have committed to play for the Augustana Vikings, a University of Alberta satellite campus playing in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Colton and Merick Sampson joining Augustana Vikings men’s basketball team

The soon-to-be Chilliwack secondary grads will play in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference

Colton (left) and Merick Sampson (right) have committed to play for the Augustana Vikings, a University of Alberta satellite campus playing in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. (submitted photo)
The Clean Clip can attach to a person’s belt and provide hand sanitizer wherever they go. (cleanclipsolutions.com)

Hope inventor combines hand sanitizer and technology with the Clean Clip

Michael Watson has taken out a patent on a personal portable automated hand sanitizer dispenser

The Clean Clip can attach to a person’s belt and provide hand sanitizer wherever they go. (cleanclipsolutions.com)