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Sgt. Krista Vrolyk will be at Central Community Park on Wednesday, Aug. 18 to chat with the public. (RCMP)

Chilliwack RCMP host ‘coffee with a cop’ today at downtown park

Sgt. Krista Vrolyk on hand to provide crime prevention advice, connect with the community

Sgt. Krista Vrolyk will be at Central Community Park on Wednesday, Aug. 18 to chat with the public. (RCMP)
Hedy Sutulov, seen here on Aug. 12, 2021, turned 107 on Aug. 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Feisty’ Chilliwack woman who continued to hike at age 95 celebrates 107th birthday

Hedy Sutulov hiked Cheam at age 90, lived on her own until 101, had driver’s licence until 104

Hedy Sutulov, seen here on Aug. 12, 2021, turned 107 on Aug. 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Eli Gagne holds up his phone with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed recently as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Illegal pet pig in Chilliwack dies hours after being re-homed

Owner aims to change bylaw following death of miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson

Eli Gagne holds up his phone with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed recently as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Tractorgrease owner Jeff Bonner is closing his live music venue in September due to debt incurred during the pandemic, despite it being a “highly successful” business, he said. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Tractorgrease owner Jeff Bonner is closing his live music venue in September due to debt incurred during the pandemic, despite it being a “highly successful” business, he said. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A view of the Long Island wildfire from Harrison Lake on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Carly Ferguson/ Black Press)

256-hectare island fire on Harrison Lake not likely to spread: BC Wildfire Service

Long Island wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs in ‘being held’ stage, down from ‘out of control’

A view of the Long Island wildfire from Harrison Lake on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Carly Ferguson/ Black Press)
Motocross riders with Global FMX from Kelowna, B.C. do mid-air stunts during the Abbotsford Agrifair on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Aug. 15 to 21

Airborne Day, Homeless Animals Day, Bad Poetry Day all coming up this week

Motocross riders with Global FMX from Kelowna, B.C. do mid-air stunts during the Abbotsford Agrifair on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press)
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Fraser Health issued an exposure notice following several events at First Nations communities. (CDC)

COVID exposure notice issued to FN communities following sports, music events

First Nations communities in Chilliwack, Boston Bar, Kamloops and more affected

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Fraser Health issued an exposure notice following several events at First Nations communities. (CDC)
Evacuees of Logan Lake began checking in at the emergency operations centre in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. The City of Chilliwack put a call out the following day for more volunteers at the centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Volunteers needed to help wildfire evacuees at Chilliwack emergency centre

City of Chilliwack looking for ‘community-minded’ volunteers

Evacuees of Logan Lake began checking in at the emergency operations centre in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. The City of Chilliwack put a call out the following day for more volunteers at the centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jay Schell (left), Wendy Schell (right) and their daughter Karin leave the Chilliwack emergency operations centre on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. “The people here have been really, really friendly and very helpful,” Wendy said. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

No Logan Lake evacuees have had to sleep in their vehicle: Chilliwack emergency co-ordinator

Wildfire evacuees began arriving in Chilliwack Thursday night following evacuation order

Jay Schell (left), Wendy Schell (right) and their daughter Karin leave the Chilliwack emergency operations centre on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. “The people here have been really, really friendly and very helpful,” Wendy said. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Fire Department was called to a wildfire on Chilliwack Lake Road Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Fire crews respond to wildfire in Chilliwack River Valley

Firefighters tending with wildfire equipment for Chilliwack Lake Road fire

Chilliwack Fire Department was called to a wildfire on Chilliwack Lake Road Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. (Google Maps)
Chilliwack paramedics Megan Tait and Chris Ens speak about the overdose crisis in the Eastern Fraser Valley in the second part of The Hidden Crisis video series. (Justin Booth/ Dock Visual Media)

VIDEO: Overdose deaths climbing in Fraser Valley and beyond, says Chilliwack paramedic

A look at the opioid crisis from the eyes of 2 Chilliwack paramedics in 2nd ‘Hidden Crisis’ video

Chilliwack paramedics Megan Tait and Chris Ens speak about the overdose crisis in the Eastern Fraser Valley in the second part of The Hidden Crisis video series. (Justin Booth/ Dock Visual Media)
Comic books will be handed out for free at Chilliwack’s three libraries on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Waldemar Brandt/ Unsplash)

Death care education, free comic books and more all coming up at Chilliwack libraries

Virtual, in-person events for kids, teens and adults at Chilliwack, Sardis, Yarrow libraries

Comic books will be handed out for free at Chilliwack’s three libraries on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Waldemar Brandt/ Unsplash)
Emergency crews responded to a collision at Lickman and Adams roads where power was knocked out. (Google Maps)

Power knocked out following collision at rural intersection in Chilliwack

Crash happened at Lickman and Adams roads, hundreds without power

Emergency crews responded to a collision at Lickman and Adams roads where power was knocked out. (Google Maps)
Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma are seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back). Oddy, along with her two sisters who own the Chilliwack Corn Maze, is getting ready to open their attraction on Aug. 14. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack corn maze design inspired by children’s book about finding happiness everywhere

‘Wander’-themed design is ‘inspirational and beautiful,’ says Chilliwack Corn Maze owner

Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma are seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back). Oddy, along with her two sisters who own the Chilliwack Corn Maze, is getting ready to open their attraction on Aug. 14. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Classic cars – similar to this one pictured on June 22, 2014 in Chilliwack – will be on display during the Summer Market Food Truck and Classic Car Experience at the Chilliwack Coliseum on Aug. 14, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Classic cars, food trucks return to downtown Chilliwack

Second event of its kind will be back at Chilliwack Coliseum this weekend

Classic cars – similar to this one pictured on June 22, 2014 in Chilliwack – will be on display during the Summer Market Food Truck and Classic Car Experience at the Chilliwack Coliseum on Aug. 14, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
About 80 motorcyclists took part in the annual Ride into History which made a stop at Gwynne Vaughan Park in Chilliwack on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Ride into History fundraiser rolls through Fraser Valley

Group of 80 motorcyclists makes stop in Chilliwack while raising money for two charities

About 80 motorcyclists took part in the annual Ride into History which made a stop at Gwynne Vaughan Park in Chilliwack on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Blueberry sales was just one of the ways the Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours group has been raising money to give back to the community during COVID-19. (Submitted)

Rotary club’s bingo, blueberry sales bring in thousands for Chilliwack community

Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours group also provided weekly meals to seniors

Blueberry sales was just one of the ways the Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours group has been raising money to give back to the community during COVID-19. (Submitted)
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media file)

Legion in Chilliwack to host barbecue, bottle drive for wildfire relief

Hot dogs by donation, plus bottle drive at Vedder Golden 280 Legion

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media file)
James Leo Gracie, also known as Finn McInnis, “poses a high risk to re-offend,” says Chilliwack RCMP. (RCMP)

RCMP issue warning of dangerous child sex offender living in Chilliwack

61-year-old James Leo Gracie, a.k.a. Finn McInnis, ‘poses a high risk to re-offend,’ says Chilliwack RCMP

James Leo Gracie, also known as Finn McInnis, “poses a high risk to re-offend,” says Chilliwack RCMP. (RCMP)
George Braun entertains his birthday guests while playing his handmade Appalachian dulcimer on his 102 birthday at Cascade Manor in Chilliwack on March 28, 2013. Saturday, July 31, 2021 is Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of July 25 to 31

Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day, Wine and Cheese Day, Rain Day all coming up this week

George Braun entertains his birthday guests while playing his handmade Appalachian dulcimer on his 102 birthday at Cascade Manor in Chilliwack on March 28, 2013. Saturday, July 31, 2021 is Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)