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Dog killed in hit-and-run

RCMP are looking for a grey pickup truck that may have been involved in a hit and run last week.

With the huge number of visitors to Cultus Lake

Locked gate near Cultus Lake needed to keep the peace on Soowahlie road

The gravel road has a long history of being used as a backroad shortcut by people who are trespassing without realizing it.

With the huge number of visitors to Cultus Lake
Water flow has subsided from the Mount Polley tailings pond breach

Water pumped down from Polley Lake

Mount Polley mine workers began pumping water from Polley Lake down a discharge pipe to Quesnel Lake Sunday

Water flow has subsided from the Mount Polley tailings pond breach
Randy Houser closed out this year's Rockin' River Music Festival in Mission Saturday night.

Rockin’ River draws to a close

The fourth annual event concluded Saturday night with a performance by Randy Houser

Randy Houser closed out this year's Rockin' River Music Festival in Mission Saturday night.
The Road Hammers

Canadian country stars shine at Rockin’ River

Performances by Hey Romeo, The Roadhammers and Terri Clark highlighted Friday's music

The Road Hammers

Kiwanis of Chilliwack step forward to serve Saturday Manna

It's free lunch program serving the downtown needy that's had some trouble finding volunteer support recently.

Fireworks lit up the sky during the Abbotsford airshow's twilight show.

VIDEO: The Abbotsford International Airshow twilight show

Watch video from the Abbotsford airshow twilight performances and fireworks display

Fireworks lit up the sky during the Abbotsford airshow's twilight show.
ICBC will send refunds totaling $38 million to customers it overcharged since 2008.

ICBC to mail out $38 million in refunds for overcharges

Management knew of errors on auto insurance rates since 2009, hid problem from board: Auditors

ICBC will send refunds totaling $38 million to customers it overcharged since 2008.
Early tests showed that waterways around the mining spill in northern B.C. meet drinking water standards

Impacts of mining spill on Fraser sockeye unknown

Officials with Fisheries and Oceans Canada said DFO will be "closely monitoring the salmon run as it approaches the Quesnel system"

Early tests showed that waterways around the mining spill in northern B.C. meet drinking water standards
A aerial view shows the damage caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely

Possible lucky break in mine spill: minister

There may be a lucky break in B.C. Mount Polley mine spill: mines minister

  • Aug 8, 2014
A aerial view shows the damage caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely
A aerial view shows the damage caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely

Mine spill ‘unlikely’ to harm spawning Fraser sockeye

Threat of contaminants to salmon fry now rearing in Quesnel Lake is less clear, says Pacific Salmon Commission

A aerial view shows the damage caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely

Fraser Institute report pits First Nations schools against public schools

Fraser Institute report finds on-reserve schools don't meet provincial educational standards, but B.C. First Nations advocate disagrees.

St. Michael's Residential School building

Residential school material safe for 15 years

Court orders material on residential school abuse destroyed after 15 years

  • Aug 7, 2014
St. Michael's Residential School building

Bold thieves make off with lumber-loaded trailers

Two commercial trailers loaded with lengths of wood were taken from the Yale Road Chilliwack late Monday/early Tuesday.

  • Aug 7, 2014
Paramedics tend to a woman following a collision at the corner of Yale Road and Spadina Avenue at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Red light run results in two car crash

One woman is in hospital after two vehicles collided in the intersection of Spadina Avenue and Yale Road.

Paramedics tend to a woman following a collision at the corner of Yale Road and Spadina Avenue at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
A commercial fishery for sockeye salmon is expected to open Monday on the Fraser River.

Commercial boats ready to chase sockeye in Fraser

This year will be the best since the healthy sockeye run of 2010.

A commercial fishery for sockeye salmon is expected to open Monday on the Fraser River.
Gary Abbott (left) and Louis De Jaeger are two of the organizer for the Spirit of the People Powwow which takes place at Tzeachten Sports Field. The event runs Aug. 8 to 10.

Powerful display of aboriginal culture at Chilliwack powwow

Grand entry is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, and Spirit of the People powwow runs until Sunday at 5 p.m. at Tzeachten field

Gary Abbott (left) and Louis De Jaeger are two of the organizer for the Spirit of the People Powwow which takes place at Tzeachten Sports Field. The event runs Aug. 8 to 10.

Federal government funds UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence

UFV gets $2.1 million in state-of-the-art training equipment for its Agriculture Centre of Excellence from Conservative government.

An RCMP officer speaks with a man following a double murder at an apartment building on Gore Avenue at Nowell Street Thursday morning.

Downtown neighbourhood rocked by early-morning shooting

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is on scene investigating a shooting in the area of Gore Avenue and Nowell Street.

An RCMP officer speaks with a man following a double murder at an apartment building on Gore Avenue at Nowell Street Thursday morning.

Fire department busy battling bark-mulch blazes

Discarded cigarette butts are a common cause of small fires that have the potential to grow into large and dangerous blazes.