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Patient receiving a CT scan for cancer.

Probe ordered into misinterpreted CT scans

Several B.C. patients may have cancer that went undetected because two radiologists misinterpreted the results of CT scans performed at hospitals in Abbotsford and Powell River last year.

Patient receiving a CT scan for cancer.

Body found near Hope

Human remains found in a wooded area near the boundary of Hope and Agassiz on Wednesday are being investigated by the RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

  • Feb 11, 2011

Human remains found near Hope, Agassiz border

Police are conducting an investigation after human remains were located in a wooded area along a forest service road, near the boundary of Hope and Agassiz.

  • Feb 10, 2011

Treaty vote flawed, says B.C. Treaty Commission

A final treaty agreement is tantalizingly close for the In-SHUCK-ch First Nation, the first to formally join the B.C. treaty process back in 1993.

Sex assault reported on downtown Chilliwack street

Police are looking for a young man who allegedly exposed himself and sexually assaulted a woman walking on Young Road near Cheam Avenue Wednesday night.

  • Feb 10, 2011

Public safety put at risk by metal thieves

Wire theft is putting Fraser Valley residents' safety at risk, especially those living with little or no cellphone service in remote areas of the region.

No role in gravel monitoring: mayor

Did Chilliwack city officials turn a blind eye to permit violations at a Vedder Mountain gravel pit where “over-mining” led to increased fees the city received under its gravel removal bylaw?
That’s the question raised by the Vedder Mountain Preservation Group, whose earlier research unearthed permit violations at the site that led to a brief stop-work order issued in January by the B.C. mines ministry.

Mt. Slesse principal Dan Heisler speaks during Tuesday night's meeting at Yarrow elementary.

Parents concerned with proposed changes to school catchment

Enrollment is down at Mt. Slesse middle school simply because there are not enough students in the catchment area, said school officials, not because it's a bad school.

Mt. Slesse principal Dan Heisler speaks during Tuesday night's meeting at Yarrow elementary.
B.C. Liberal leadership contenders Kevin Falcon and George Abbott.

Liberal membership swells amid irregularities

Party says close to 50,000 new members signed up

B.C. Liberal leadership contenders Kevin Falcon and George Abbott.
Pattullo Bridge opened Nov. 15

Spectre of tolls may quash new Pattullo

Victoria eyes cheaper refit of existing bridge to keep it free

Pattullo Bridge opened Nov. 15
Artist's rendering of the new contact centre.

Contact Centre ready for rezoning

A rezoning application for the proposed new Chilliwack Health Contact Centre is expected to go on the agenda for next Tuesday's council meeting.

Artist's rendering of the new contact centre.
This artwork by Bonny Graham-Krulicki is on display at CGH.

Reason to celebrate at CGH

Here's a chance to tour the newly renovated sections of Chilliwack General Hospital and learn something about its expansive hundred-year-old history.

This artwork by Bonny Graham-Krulicki is on display at CGH.
Firefighters were on scene at a fully involved house fire in Popkum on Monday afternoon where crews from Chilliwack also attended. The fire was at a house directly across the street from the Popkum fire hall.

Cause of Popkum house fire unknown

The cause of a fire that destroyed half a single-family home in Popkum Monday is unknown.

  • Feb 7, 2011
Firefighters were on scene at a fully involved house fire in Popkum on Monday afternoon where crews from Chilliwack also attended. The fire was at a house directly across the street from the Popkum fire hall.

Three armed robberies may be work of one suspect: RCMP

A black male in a dark red station wagon is believed responsible for two armed robberies in one hour Saturday night.

  • Feb 7, 2011
Ken Pugh scanned and reprinted his ICBC insurance papers in order to remove his last name and address to prevent home break-ins and theft.

ICBC could end garage-door thefts

Neil CorbettBlack Press –A recent rash of break-ins at the homes of…

  • Feb 4, 2011
Ken Pugh scanned and reprinted his ICBC insurance papers in order to remove his last name and address to prevent home break-ins and theft.

School district bracing for baby boom

If early indicators are correct, Chilliwack school district will be recording its…

UPDATED: Proposed boundary change for Yarrow students

Students living in Yarrow may soon be switching middle schools.

“It’s time for us to come forward and defend the animal that has defended us for hundreds of years

Outrage over sled dog slaughter

Anger about the slaughter of sled dogs by a Whistler adventure company has touched Chilliwack.

“It’s time for us to come forward and defend the animal that has defended us for hundreds of years
Illegal: raw milk can't be sold to the public in B.C. but a court challenge argues the ban runs counter to citizens' right to nutritional choice.

Dairy farmer to argue raw milk a right

Challenge seeks freedom of nutritional choice

Illegal: raw milk can't be sold to the public in B.C. but a court challenge argues the ban runs counter to citizens' right to nutritional choice.
Remember to cover those sneezes and coughs. The flu virus hitting eastern Canada could still bring a late winter peak in flu activity here.

Immunization still urged as flu moves west

Not too late to vaccinate: health officials

Remember to cover those sneezes and coughs. The flu virus hitting eastern Canada could still bring a late winter peak in flu activity here.