About 300 people attended a candlelight vigil at Fraser River Heritage Park for Rachel Pernosky.

About 300 attend candlelight vigil

A solemn group gathered Thursday night to pay tribute to Rachel Pernosky

Family, friends and Mission residents gathered Thursday night at Fraser River Heritage Park to remember 18-year-old Rachel Pernosky.

About 300 people were at the park for the vigil with candles in their hands and kind words to say about the Mission teen who was found dead in Chilliwack on Tuesday.

Some friends offered touching words about Pernosky.

“We love you Rachel and you’ll be in our hearts forever,” said one.

Even a couple of people who had never met the popular mother of a one-year-old offered their sympathies to the family and a call to Mission as a whole.

“We do have to band together as a community” during tragedies like these, said one woman who volunteered in the search.

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

UPDATE: Police probe fuel truck and train collision in Port Coquitlam

CP Rail reporting no injuries, driver of truck is safe.

Knitting for a cause

Tamara Cockroft knits “warm hugs” for babies

‘Restless night’ for Semiahmoo First Nation after tsunami warning

Alaska earthquake puts Semiahmoo First Nation on notice

UPDATE: Pioneer Ave filming to include snow effects, stunt driving and fire arms

Pioneer Avenue to be backdrop for scenes set in 1950s

Week in Review – January 19

Movie filming, water upgrades and more

Castlegar homicide victim identified

The victim was 38-year-old Jordan Workman of Castlegar, B.C.

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates get one last prime-time pitch

Leadership campaign to be decided in Feb. 3 vote

Homeless evicted from First Nation reserve land say they have nowhere to go

‘Why not just let us stay until spring?’ one camper at Chilliwack site pleads

Andrew Scheer on trade, Trump and Trudeau

Canada’s Conservative leader begins three-day visit to B.C.

Victims restrained, sex toys and cash stolen from B.C. adult store

Armed suspects sought in adult store robbery

UPDATED: 10 Safeways in Lower Mainland to close

Locations in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam, Richmond and Mission slated to shut

Vancouver Islanders ponder need for tsunami siren song

Alarm sounds in Port Alberni but not at the DND base in Esquimalt

Five charged in bid to shut pop-up pot market in Vancouver’s Robson Square

Marijuana flower, edibles, money and some weapons were seized as part of weekend raid

Most Read