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File photo of a large adult cougar spotted in a residential yard on Vancouver Island in April. A resident of Harrison Hot Springs said he found a cougar in his yard at 10 p.m. on Aug. 2 with a dead cat in its mouth. (Cory Betz/file photo)

Harrison resident comes face-to-face with cougar that killed his housecat

Concerned no warnings were issued after another sighting nearby two days prior

File photo of a large adult cougar spotted in a residential yard on Vancouver Island in April. A resident of Harrison Hot Springs said he found a cougar in his yard at 10 p.m. on Aug. 2 with a dead cat in its mouth. (Cory Betz/file photo)
Sumas Mountain Park closed due to fire risk

Sumas Mountain Park closed due to fire risk

Will remain closed until further notice

Sumas Mountain Park closed due to fire risk
No end in sight to smoke in valley

No end in sight to smoke in valley

Air quality health index was at 7, indicating high health risk, as of 6 a.m.

No end in sight to smoke in valley
Fire ban at Cultus Lake extends to propane stoves

Fire ban at Cultus Lake extends to propane stoves

Trails in Cultus Lake Park also closed due to extreme fire risk

Fire ban at Cultus Lake extends to propane stoves
Abbotsford resident Brian Carlisle, 47, has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault (RCMP handout)

UPDATE: B.C. man charged for allegedly failing to disclose HIV-positive status to partners

RCMP say Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford may have committed offences elsewhere in Lower Mainland

Abbotsford resident Brian Carlisle, 47, has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault (RCMP handout)
Mexican firefighters arrive in Chilliwack to join the wildfire battle

Mexican firefighters arrive in Chilliwack to join the wildfire battle

More than 100 men and women scheduled to be deployed to the Interior Friday

Mexican firefighters arrive in Chilliwack to join the wildfire battle
Twenty-month-old David Jr. Lantos reaches out to touch Mayor Sharon Gaetz’s hands while playing in the newly renovated playground at Fairfield Park with dad David Sr. Lantos on Thursday. That day marked the grand opening of three new playground upgrades, including ones at Spruce Drive Park and Green Acres Park. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Summer brings three new playgrounds to Chilliwack parks

New playground equipment has been placed in Fairfield Park, Spruce Grove Park and Green Acres Park

  • Aug 3, 2017
Twenty-month-old David Jr. Lantos reaches out to touch Mayor Sharon Gaetz’s hands while playing in the newly renovated playground at Fairfield Park with dad David Sr. Lantos on Thursday. That day marked the grand opening of three new playground upgrades, including ones at Spruce Drive Park and Green Acres Park. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Kamloops air pollution double the level that triggered 2015 ‘red alert’ in China

Kamloops air pollution double the level that triggered 2015 ‘red alert’ in China

Smoke from wildfires has city at a 47 on health risk index. Lower Mainland is at 7.

Kamloops air pollution double the level that triggered 2015 ‘red alert’ in China
A photo of a Fleetwood condo’s water meter. The building was overcharged by the City of Surrey for thousands of dollars. (Photo: Submitted)

Surrey condo overcharged $4,500 on water bill

Fleetwood resident urges others in Surrey to check their water meter against actual bill

A photo of a Fleetwood condo’s water meter. The building was overcharged by the City of Surrey for thousands of dollars. (Photo: Submitted)
Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi. (Contributed photo)

Surrey teenager identified as victim in torched-SUV homicide

Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi’s killing not believed to be random and not linked to gang activity

Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi. (Contributed photo)
Chilliwack man pleads to fraud and ID theft crime spree

Chilliwack man pleads to fraud and ID theft crime spree

Gregory Cromarty also pleaded guilty to forging Indian Status certificate

Chilliwack man pleads to fraud and ID theft crime spree
VIDEO: Smoke may linger through weekend

VIDEO: Smoke may linger through weekend

With no change in weather, poor air may remain in Lower Mainland for days to come

VIDEO: Smoke may linger through weekend
A reader sent in this photo of a police incident at Surrey City Hall. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: Armed police presence at Surrey City Hall ends in arrest

Surrey RCMP say a man carrying an ‘edged’ weapon was arrested

A reader sent in this photo of a police incident at Surrey City Hall. (Photo submitted)
Rascal, a 14-year-old terrier, was surrendered to B.C. SPCA suffering from severe flea infestation. He almost died and required a blood transfusion. (Submitted photo)

Dog with 100,000 fleas saved after blood transfusion

Terrier from Lantzville that was surrendered to the SPCA had to be rushed to veterinary hospital

Rascal, a 14-year-old terrier, was surrendered to B.C. SPCA suffering from severe flea infestation. He almost died and required a blood transfusion. (Submitted photo)
Animal activists target tie-down roping, steer wrestling at Chilliwack Fair

Animal activists target tie-down roping, steer wrestling at Chilliwack Fair

Fair board to consider eliminating events for 2018 in response to Vancouver Humane Society campaign

Animal activists target tie-down roping, steer wrestling at Chilliwack Fair
UPDATE: Smokey skies worsen air quality in Chilliwack

UPDATE: Smokey skies worsen air quality in Chilliwack

Air Quality Health Index hits a high of 9 Wednesday – higher than Williams Lake.

  • Aug 1, 2017
UPDATE: Smokey skies worsen air quality in Chilliwack
The City of Abbotsford is considering asking the Agricultural Land Commission to exclude two blocks of land from the Agricultural Land Reserve, including land south of Marshall Road near Abbotsford International Airport. Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford council OKs plan to ask for removal of farmland from ALR

Land in Bradner and northwest of YXX identified for future industrial growth

The City of Abbotsford is considering asking the Agricultural Land Commission to exclude two blocks of land from the Agricultural Land Reserve, including land south of Marshall Road near Abbotsford International Airport. Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News
Wildfire smoke clouds Lower Mainland

Wildfire smoke clouds Lower Mainland

Air quality advisory issued for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley

  • Jul 31, 2017
Wildfire smoke clouds Lower Mainland
Beau Clark was sentenced on July 31 by a BC Supreme Court Justice to 9.5 years in jail for the 2015 attempted murder of Shaun Dalke in a Tim Hortons drive-thru in Chilliwack. (Facebook)

Chilliwack Tim Hortons drive-thru shooting nets 9.5-year sentence

Jury convicted Beau Clark of 2015 attempted murder of Shaun Dalke at Eagle Landing franchise

Beau Clark was sentenced on July 31 by a BC Supreme Court Justice to 9.5 years in jail for the 2015 attempted murder of Shaun Dalke in a Tim Hortons drive-thru in Chilliwack. (Facebook)
UPDATE: Dog rescued by hikers near Chilliwack Lake is back home

UPDATE: Dog rescued by hikers near Chilliwack Lake is back home

GoFundMe account raises $4,000 to help with costly vet bills

UPDATE: Dog rescued by hikers near Chilliwack Lake is back home
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