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Mother dog Athena feeds her unofficial Canadian record breaking litter of 14. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Abbotsford boxer gives birth to unofficial Canadian record 14 puppies

Believed to be one of the largest litters for a boxer in Canadian ever

A truck and trailer caught fire outside of Hope on Highway 1 on Monday afternoon. (Facebook photo/Sabine Richter)

Truck and trailer catch fire outside of Hope on Highway 1

Fire crews dealing with flames on side of highway in westbound lanes

Great Canadian Gaming VP Shawn Duncan, Knight Road president Jerry Wernicke, and Elements Casino director Rhonda Dyck pose with cheque for 2022 payment. (Great Canadian Gaming Corp.)

Annual payments resume for Knight Road Legacy Association from Elements Casino Chilliwack

Elements Casino Chilliwack signed a 20-year deal with local charities a decade ago

James Christopher Gordon of Surrey was in a stolen Chevy Equinox when he used the inside edge of a roundabout on McCallum Road in Abbotsford to speed past traffic while fleeing from police on Feb. 9 to Langley. (Screenshot from Air One footage)

Surrey man sentenced for reckless drive from Abbotsford to Langley

Police helicopter captured footage of incident in February 2022

James Christopher Gordon of Surrey was in a stolen Chevy Equinox when he used the inside edge of a roundabout on McCallum Road in Abbotsford to speed past traffic while fleeing from police on Feb. 9 to Langley. (Screenshot from Air One footage)
Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)

Minister Cullen’s signboard in northwest B.C. riding defaced with hate graffiti

‘You do not represent northwest’: Minister calls out idiocy of mischief makers in tweet

Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).

Date set in Supreme Court of Canada for Glen Hansman versus Chilliwack trustee Barry Neufeld

Hansman asking highest court in Canada to reinstate dismissal of Neufeld’s defamation lawsuit

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).
Big Red Mental Health Society has been formed in memory of Adam Hobbs of Abbotsford, who took his own life on June 14, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Mental-health society formed in memory of Abbotsford man who took his life

Brothers and cousins start organization in honour of Adam Hobbs

Big Red Mental Health Society has been formed in memory of Adam Hobbs of Abbotsford, who took his own life on June 14, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Crash reported after 8 a.m. on Highway 1 near Langley. (DriveBC)

Westbound crash on Highway 1 backed up Monday morning traffic

Motorists advised to expect delays as the incident west of Highway 13 and 264th blocked left lane

Crash reported after 8 a.m. on Highway 1 near Langley. (DriveBC)
Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence at the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue early Sunday (July 10) morning for a report of an armed man considering self-harm. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Man found dead in Williams Lake home with weapon following negotiation with police

RCMP called to man’s home Sunday (July 10) for report he was considering self-harm

Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence at the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue early Sunday (July 10) morning for a report of an armed man considering self-harm. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Fraser Valley Pride event will be hosted in Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park on July 16 for the first time. From noon until 8 p.m., there will be drumming, speeches, a march, vendors, food trucks, music, a drag show, and more. / File Photo
The Fraser Valley Pride event will be hosted in Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park on July 16 for the first time. From noon until 8 p.m., there will be drumming, speeches, a march, vendors, food trucks, music, a drag show, and more. / File Photo
Weisner’s father, Rod, said he was “over the moon” when he learned that his son was named as an All-American. Submitted photo.

Mission baseball player named All-American Second Baseman

Jonah Weisner, 22, set university records last season playing for the Ottawa Braves in Kansas

Weisner’s father, Rod, said he was “over the moon” when he learned that his son was named as an All-American. Submitted photo.
Dusty is just one of many kittens at the Chilliwack SPCA looking to find his ‘furever’ home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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

Dusty is just one of many kittens at the Chilliwack SPCA waiting to be adopted

Dusty is just one of many kittens at the Chilliwack SPCA looking to find his ‘furever’ home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman to celebrate birthday with 100-km ultra marathon fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kalyn Head will mark her 25th birthday with a fundraiser run from Chilliwack to Vancouver

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People take part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk takes place on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Parkinson SuperWalk happening in Chilliwack and Abbotsford this summer

Annual fundraiser event for Parkinson Society British Columbia takes place Sept. 10

People take part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk takes place on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The City of Mission wants Fraser Health to include them in the 2023 round of master planning. / File Photo

Mission council calls on Fraser Health executives to start planning healthcare facilities

City officials want Mission to be included in health authority’s 2023 round of master planning

The City of Mission wants Fraser Health to include them in the 2023 round of master planning. / File Photo
Abbotsford’s municipal flag, seen here flying in front of Abbotsford City Hall along with the Canada flag, is in the final round of a contest that put all of Canada’s municipal flags to test. The inset shows the municipal flag of St.-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis, Que. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s municipal flag makes it to final round of online contest

Contest started with 64 flags from across Canada; voting open until July 30

Abbotsford’s municipal flag, seen here flying in front of Abbotsford City Hall along with the Canada flag, is in the final round of a contest that put all of Canada’s municipal flags to test. The inset shows the municipal flag of St.-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis, Que. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
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FVRD, District of Kent granted $25,000 for emergency management upgrades

Kent will replace outdated technology at emergency operations centre

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Members of the Fraser Valley Try Like Terry team, including his brother Darrell Fox (foreground) pictured before the 2021 Ride of Hope fundraiser where they cycled 410 kilometres. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Terry Fox’s brother and team to cycle 360 kms from Port Coquitlam to Chilliwack as part of fundraiser

Darrell Fox’s team will start from Terry Fox Hometown Square where new educational signs were installed

Members of the Fraser Valley Try Like Terry team, including his brother Darrell Fox (foreground) pictured before the 2021 Ride of Hope fundraiser where they cycled 410 kilometres. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Evans Road roundabout emerged as the most dangerous intersection in Chilliwack in 2021, according to car crash statistics released by ICBC. (Google Maps screenshot)

Evans Road roundabout the most dangerous intersection for car crashes in Chilliwack

ICBC released motor vehicle collision stats for 2021, with 79 accidents happening at the roundabout

The Evans Road roundabout emerged as the most dangerous intersection in Chilliwack in 2021, according to car crash statistics released by ICBC. (Google Maps screenshot)
The shop would be located next door to a Papa John’s Pizza and a Dollarama. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Hope’s 1st pot shop application in the hopper

Notice being sent out in 50 m radius; public hearing to be held

The shop would be located next door to a Papa John’s Pizza and a Dollarama. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)