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Cultus Lake Fire Department firefighters on the scene of a trailer fire at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo)

One man seriously injured as trailer catches fire at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground

A man was airlifted to hospital and panicked campers struggled to escape the early-morning blaze

Cultus Lake Fire Department firefighters on the scene of a trailer fire at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo)
(Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Urging management action, Harrison resort workers hold back-to-back morning rallies

Harrison resort has not negotiated with UNITE HERE since April

(Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Mike MacSorley, former general manager of Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association. Allegations of systemic racism and sexism are being levelled at former GM. (File photo)

EXCLUSIVE: Sexism, systemic racism allegations levelled at Cloverdale rodeo association

Human rights complaint accuses former GM Mike MacSorley of abuse; alleges board failed to act

Mike MacSorley, former general manager of Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association. Allegations of systemic racism and sexism are being levelled at former GM. (File photo)
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)
Larry Walker Jr., a former Colorado Rockies player, will not attend all-star events in Denver this week after being “bit” by COVID-19. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

COVID-19 keeps Larry Walker out of all-star festivities

B.C. baseball great will be inducted into Hall of Fame in September

Larry Walker Jr., a former Colorado Rockies player, will not attend all-star events in Denver this week after being “bit” by COVID-19. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
Fire sweeps through the town of Lytton on June 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Jack Zimmerman)

Agassiz Fire Department sent aid to battle Lytton blaze

Fire chief Basten confirmed an engine, crew has been dispatched

Fire sweeps through the town of Lytton on June 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Jack Zimmerman)
RCMP

UPDATE: RCMP locate missing 34-year-old woman

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

RCMP
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)
The Cogburn Creek fire was determined to have been caused by lightning. (Screenshot/B.C. Fire Service)
The Cogburn Creek fire was determined to have been caused by lightning. (Screenshot/B.C. Fire Service)
A Phase 3 chart hangs on the door of the District of Kent Municipal Hall in Agassiz. Both the district and village of Harrison Hot Springs are opening in-person public meetings once more while urging the public to continue respecting provincial health recommendations. (Adam Louis/Observer)
A Phase 3 chart hangs on the door of the District of Kent Municipal Hall in Agassiz. Both the district and village of Harrison Hot Springs are opening in-person public meetings once more while urging the public to continue respecting provincial health recommendations. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Forest fire hazard levels are extreme in Harrison Hot Springs, as this recent picture of village signage indicates. The Fraser Valley Regional District states East Sector Park has been closed due to the high fire risk. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Forest fire hazard levels are extreme in Harrison Hot Springs, as this recent picture of village signage indicates. The Fraser Valley Regional District states East Sector Park has been closed due to the high fire risk. (Adam Louis/Observer)
This unidentified dog is looking for her owner following the Lytton fire. (BC SPCA)

UPDATE: SPCA reconnect dog with her owners after Lytton fire

Dog was found by DFO workers near 12 Mile Road and has an injury to one leg

This unidentified dog is looking for her owner following the Lytton fire. (BC SPCA)
Four-year-old Ginger at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Find Me My Furever Home – Ginger at the Chilliwack SPCA

Owners couldn’t bring calico cat with them when they moved, now up for adoption at Chilliwack SPCA

Four-year-old Ginger at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Google Maps screenshot taken at 4:28 p.m.
Google Maps screenshot taken at 4:28 p.m.
A Thunder Rugby camp in Haida Gwaii in 2018. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Thunder Rugby offering free training camp in Abbotsford for Lower Mainland’s Indigenous youth

Selecting 24 youth for Rugby 7s teams, tour to New Zealand for 2022 World Cup

A Thunder Rugby camp in Haida Gwaii in 2018. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Kayla Borkowsky, 22, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. She was given one year to live and her friend has set up a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses. (GoFundMe)

GoFundMe for 22-year-old Chilliwack mom with brain cancer, given 1 year to live

Kayla Borkowsky diagnosed with ‘rare and aggressive’ form of brain cancer

Kayla Borkowsky, 22, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. She was given one year to live and her friend has set up a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses. (GoFundMe)
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Flair Airlines to offer low-cost flight to Las Vegas from Abbotsford Airport in October

8 Canadian cities getting new flights to U.S. destinations, one-way tickets between $79 to $109

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Kelly Velonis of Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society, and George McAffer of the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Volunteer cancer drivers needed from Chilliwack to make program a go

They’ve got six drivers so far but need at least a dozen to establish program providing patient rides

Kelly Velonis of Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society, and George McAffer of the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
A few weekday beachgoers took advantage of a little bit of beach along Harrison Lake. The lake levels were very high, creating a shortage of sandy spots and flooding concerns in Harrison Hot Springs. (Adam Louis/Observer)
A few weekday beachgoers took advantage of a little bit of beach along Harrison Lake. The lake levels were very high, creating a shortage of sandy spots and flooding concerns in Harrison Hot Springs. (Adam Louis/Observer)