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Structures destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

RV park near Chilliwack offers free camping for Lytton wildfire evacuees

Popkum Motor Park east of Chilliwack welcoming people of Lytton to stay at no charge

Structures destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Fred Wellsby Junior Divot Golf Tournament sets up six course schedule

COVID cancelled the tourney in 2020 but it returns starting July 6 at Chilliwack’s Kinkora course

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Image courtesy of the Mission RCMP.

Mission RCMP seek public’s assistance in search for Russell Gurney

Gurney last seen on June 24, known to frequent Mission and Chilliwack

Image courtesy of the Mission RCMP.
Chilliwack centre for evacuees from large Lytton wildfire on July 1, 2021. (Jessica Peters/The Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Chilliwack opens evacuation centre amid Lytton wildfire, community members offer help

Donations being accepted Thursday at 2. p.m. at Cottonwood Mall, others offering accommodation

Chilliwack centre for evacuees from large Lytton wildfire on July 1, 2021. (Jessica Peters/The Chilliwack Progress)
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Alert passers-by help firefighters knock out Chilliwack apartment fire

Forty five firefighters were dispatched to a small blaze caused by discarded smoking materials

Chilliwack Fire Department.
View of Osoyoos Lake looking north from Oroville, WA. (Photo courtesy Neil Bousquet/Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society)

Chilliwack man drowns in Osoyoos Lake

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the unexpected death

View of Osoyoos Lake looking north from Oroville, WA. (Photo courtesy Neil Bousquet/Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society)
Dustin Boydell was told he would live out the rest of his life in a wheelchair after an injury left him paralyzed from the waist down, but he is now taking full golf swings and playing 18 rounds. (Submitted photo)

Paralyzed from the waist down, Chilliwack man defies the odds to walk and golf again

Born and raised in Hope, Dustin Boydell grew up loving golf, and feared he’d never play again

Dustin Boydell was told he would live out the rest of his life in a wheelchair after an injury left him paralyzed from the waist down, but he is now taking full golf swings and playing 18 rounds. (Submitted photo)
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Chilliwack RCMP arrest allegedly impaired driver on Highway 1

The woman was seen slumped over her steering wheel and driving in the middle of two eastbound lanes

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Relocated animals from the Reptile Room are safe for now in an air-conditioned room provided by Brian Goldstone and Griffin Security. (submitted photos)

Heat wave kills hundreds of animals at Chilliwack’s Reptile Room

People took some animals in and many more are staying in an air conditioned room at Griffin Security

Relocated animals from the Reptile Room are safe for now in an air-conditioned room provided by Brian Goldstone and Griffin Security. (submitted photos)
Chilliwack’s Brady Morrison is going coast to coast, from Pacific to Atlantic to play NCAA hockey for the Canton (New York) Kangaroos.

New York’s Canton Kangaroos the hockey destination for Chilliwack’s Brady Morrison

The Chilliwack Minor Hockey alum heads to the east coast to continue his hockey career

Chilliwack’s Brady Morrison is going coast to coast, from Pacific to Atlantic to play NCAA hockey for the Canton (New York) Kangaroos.
Despite record-breaking temperatures Sunday, two children were left inside a van in the Chilliwack Walmart parking lot on June 27, 2021 and had to be free by RCMP. (file photo)

Chilliwack woman arrested after two young children left in van on scorching hot day

Two kids were inside a van in record-setting temperatures before first responders arrived

Despite record-breaking temperatures Sunday, two children were left inside a van in the Chilliwack Walmart parking lot on June 27, 2021 and had to be free by RCMP. (file photo)
Competing against adults, Chilliwack teenager Andrew Van Winkle is a rising star on the Pacific Coast Mini Roadracing circuit. (William Snow photo)

Meteoric rise for Chilliwack’s Andrew Van Winkle on Pacific Coast Mini Roadracing circuit

The 15-year-old races against adults and beats them consistently at the Greg Moore Raceway

Competing against adults, Chilliwack teenager Andrew Van Winkle is a rising star on the Pacific Coast Mini Roadracing circuit. (William Snow photo)
A familiar site in late spring and throughout the summer, geese and other waterfowl crossing Vedder Road. (Deanna K. Antosh Facebook photo)

Chilliwack woman starts petition to save geese from speeders on Vedder Road

Birds are getting killed by cars, trying to cross four busy lanes of traffic

A familiar site in late spring and throughout the summer, geese and other waterfowl crossing Vedder Road. (Deanna K. Antosh Facebook photo)
Environment Canada has put out a warning for most of the Fraser Valley due to the “dangerous long duration” heat wave about to settle in. (Black Press Media file photo)

Seven cooling centre locations opening in Chilliwack during heat wave

The City of Chilliwack is providing four facilities which will all be pet friendly

Environment Canada has put out a warning for most of the Fraser Valley due to the “dangerous long duration” heat wave about to settle in. (Black Press Media file photo)
As part of the Valley Huskers Read, Set, READ! program, Dylan Machoacha was filmed reading Pyjama Day by Robert Munsch. (YouTube screen capture)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers launch Ready, Set, READ! literacy program

The football club is filming players reading storybooks, and those vids can be used by teachers

As part of the Valley Huskers Read, Set, READ! program, Dylan Machoacha was filmed reading Pyjama Day by Robert Munsch. (YouTube screen capture)
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Chilliwack Giants grad Matt McConnell lands with BC Lions

A long and winding path takes the defensive back to a CFL training camp

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Sailor First Class Tristan Davis is a Steward aboard HMCS CALGARY, responsible for food and beverage services to financial management, retail merchandising and administration. He also acts as team medic for boarding team Alpha Wave. (Photo by Cpl. Lynette Ai Dang, HMCS CALGARY, Imagery Technician ©2021 DND/MDN CANADA)

Chilliwack’s Tristan Davis fights terrorism on the high seas in the Middle East

A sailor stationed on the Canadian warship HMCS Calgary, Davis participated in Operation ARTEMIS

Sailor First Class Tristan Davis is a Steward aboard HMCS CALGARY, responsible for food and beverage services to financial management, retail merchandising and administration. He also acts as team medic for boarding team Alpha Wave. (Photo by Cpl. Lynette Ai Dang, HMCS CALGARY, Imagery Technician ©2021 DND/MDN CANADA)
The Chehalis River Bridge was built in 1950 and is scheduled to be replaced with a two-lane bridge by next fall. (Photo/Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
The Chehalis River Bridge was built in 1950 and is scheduled to be replaced with a two-lane bridge by next fall. (Photo/Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will serve as an alternate for the Canadian national women’s soccer squad at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema named an alternate for Canadian Olympic soccer squad

The 20-year-old isn’t on the 18-player main roster that will play in the international tournament

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will serve as an alternate for the Canadian national women’s soccer squad at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl (right) toured the Hope Curling Club last February along with Ray Scott (left) and Craig Traun (middle) after the building had accessibility improvements. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl touts Enabling Accessibility Fund

Strahl is encouraging local organizations to apply for funding for mid-sized projects before July 29

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl (right) toured the Hope Curling Club last February along with Ray Scott (left) and Craig Traun (middle) after the building had accessibility improvements. (Submitted photo)