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Mackenzie Ashley-Lynn Gilfillan was last seen Jan. 10 in the 45000-block of Menholm Road. (RCMP photo)

RCMP asking for help to find missing Chilliwack woman

Mackenzie Ashley-Lynn Gilfillan was last seen Jan. 10 in the 45000-block of Menholm Road

Chilliwack is still one of B.C.’s COVID hot-spots, according to the latest weekly numbers from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

Chilliwack records 140 COVID cases over seven-day period

Chilliwack’s case count per 100,000 people is among the highest in the province

Light boxes installed recently near Five Corners, seen here on Jan. 18, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Mystery of the large light boxes in downtown Chilliwack revealed

Some suggested ‘warming stations’ for the homeless; others guessed ‘public art’ installations

Seabird Island Community and Coquihalla Elementary schools have had recent COVID-19 exposures. (File image)

COVID-19 exposures at Seabird Island Community, Coquihalla Elementary schools

There have been three new cases in the past week

Seabird Island Community and Coquihalla Elementary schools have had recent COVID-19 exposures. (File image)
Bernard elementary in Chilliwack saved for several years to be able to have the First Nations inspired mural hand painted on the side of their school. Artists Disco and Mavik were busy on Jan. 17, 2020 finishing the work. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s newest school mural speaks to ‘optimism, hope and courage’

Bernard elementary latest school in Chilliwack to include mural art on its exterior

Bernard elementary in Chilliwack saved for several years to be able to have the First Nations inspired mural hand painted on the side of their school. Artists Disco and Mavik were busy on Jan. 17, 2020 finishing the work. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue had a helicopter rescue in Golden Ears Park on Saturday. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue had a helicopter rescue in Golden Ears Park on Saturday. (Special to The News)
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Chilliwack Christmas Car Giveaway
Historic Downtown Chilliwack Hotel Angel Tree
Car fire in Chilliwack
Ann Davis Transition Society Montreal Massacre memorial video
Map of positive COVID-19 cases for Jan. 3 to 9 by local health area. (BCCDC)

Agassiz-Harrison area sees 19 COVID-19 cases in seven days

The local health area has seen around one in every 500 people test positive from Jan. 3 to 9

Map of positive COVID-19 cases for Jan. 3 to 9 by local health area. (BCCDC)
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Thousands participate in solidarity parade for transgender student who was bullied

Cars, horses and even planes passed by the Mission waterfront to show support

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Just one of more than 200 cats and kittens who were adopted through the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven in 2020, despite the pandemic. (Philip Tingey/ Safe Haven)

More than 200 cats and kittens adopted through Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven in 2020

Successful year took place despite of, or perhaps because of, the COVID-19 pandemic

Just one of more than 200 cats and kittens who were adopted through the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven in 2020, despite the pandemic. (Philip Tingey/ Safe Haven)
An amethyst rock was stolen from Swinstones Granite Shop’s showroom in Chilliwack on Yale Rd. West, and they are hoping it will be spotted and returned. They discovered their window smashed and the purple rock stolen on the morning of Jan. 17, 2020. Here a portion of it is pictured to the right. (Submitted image)

Amethyst stolen from Chilliwack stone shop’s showroom

Window smashed at business where purple rock has been on display for nearly 16 years

An amethyst rock was stolen from Swinstones Granite Shop’s showroom in Chilliwack on Yale Rd. West, and they are hoping it will be spotted and returned. They discovered their window smashed and the purple rock stolen on the morning of Jan. 17, 2020. Here a portion of it is pictured to the right. (Submitted image)
Kent Search and Rescue sent down three rescuers

UPDATE: Two people involved in ATV rollover 100 feet down ravine in Harrison, at least one injured

Incident happened shortly before 5 p.m. on Harrison East Forest Service Road

Kent Search and Rescue sent down three rescuers
The City of Chilliwack is looking for proposals to install a piece of public art in this area in front of 46115 Yale Road as seen on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Artists sought for Five Corners public art project in downtown Chilliwack

Goal of project to increase foot traffic on street, animate Chilliwack’s historic downtown

The City of Chilliwack is looking for proposals to install a piece of public art in this area in front of 46115 Yale Road as seen on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Another Mission student arrested for assault, in 2nd case of in-school violence this week

RCMP notified of local Instagram page with videos (now deleted) showing student assaults, bullying

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Two people on a paddleboard take advantage of a calm Cultus Lake on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

WEATHER: Forecast calls for lots of sun in Fraser Valley this coming week

Most of next seven days will be sunny for eastern Fraser Valley, according to Environment Canada

Two people on a paddleboard take advantage of a calm Cultus Lake on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A total of $7,230.85 was raised for Chilliwack Community Services as a result of The Home Depot Canada Foundation’s Orange Door Project in December 2020. (HomeDepot.ca)

Thousands raised from Orange Door Project to help homeless youth in Chilliwack

Home Depot Canada Foundation hands over more than $7,000 to Chilliwack Community Services

A total of $7,230.85 was raised for Chilliwack Community Services as a result of The Home Depot Canada Foundation’s Orange Door Project in December 2020. (HomeDepot.ca)
RCMP Emergency Response Team members on Charles Street in Chilliwack on Jan. 15, 2021 after an undisclosed threat was made by a male. The matter was resolved peacefully. (Darcy Loewen photo)

Heavy Chilliwack RCMP presence on Charles Street Friday after ‘disturbing’ phone call

Man who made threats to harm self and others eventually taken into custody unharmed

RCMP Emergency Response Team members on Charles Street in Chilliwack on Jan. 15, 2021 after an undisclosed threat was made by a male. The matter was resolved peacefully. (Darcy Loewen photo)
Two people were in a vehicle that rolled over on Highway No. 1 near Lickman Road. They are now out of the vehicle. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Vehicle rolls over on Highway 1 near Lickman Road in Chilliwack

Two people in SUV at time of collision in westbound lanes

Two people were in a vehicle that rolled over on Highway No. 1 near Lickman Road. They are now out of the vehicle. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Both eastbound lanes are completely west of exit 135 on Highway 1. (Google maps)

UPDATE: Traffic now getting through following car collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

Incident happened shortly just west of exit 135 for Agassiz/Harrison Hot Springs

Both eastbound lanes are completely west of exit 135 on Highway 1. (Google maps)
Carin Bondar announced Nov. 26 that she will be running in the upcoming byelection to replace outgoing school trustee Dan Coulter. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)

Chilliwack school board candidate Carin Bondar calls for vote-by-mail option

As the COVID pandemic continues, Bondar fears voter turnout will be low for next month’s byelection

Carin Bondar announced Nov. 26 that she will be running in the upcoming byelection to replace outgoing school trustee Dan Coulter. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)
The route of the pink parade. The Record has blackened out the name of the teen. Facebook photo.

Pink-vehicle parade to be held Sunday in support of transgender teen assaulted in Mission

Teen and family to watch parade drive single file along waterfront at 3 p.m., Jan. 17

The route of the pink parade. The Record has blackened out the name of the teen. Facebook photo.