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Chief Chetlámetleqw Norman Florence, along with vice-Chief Tim Peters and councillors Kelsey John, Rhoda Peters, Aaron Pete, Audrey George, and Monica Florence were sworn in at an official ceremony that took place at Chawathil Te Lalemntset community complex. (Hope Standard)

Chawathil First Nation’s chief and council officially sworn-in Monday evening

Chief Chetlámetleqw Norman Florence and the new council were officially sworn-in at the Chawathil Te Lalemntset community complex

 

Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Sgt. Krista Vrolyk and Thar hang out in Abbotsford on Wednesday (Sept. 7) during the jersey presentation for participants in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News).

Four Chilliwack-area RCMP officers ready to roll with Cops for Cancer 2022

The event runs Sept. 21-29, raising money and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society

 

Smile Cookies $2 each at Tim Hortons in Chilliwack, Hope, Sept. 19-25 to support hospitals in the Eastern Fraser Valley. (FVHCF)

Smile Cookie campaign to support hospitals in Chilliwack, Hope

‘The response from the community over the last two years has been outstanding,’ says foundation head

 

As of this morning (Sept. 15) the Flood Falls Trail wildfire is being held and is no longer considered a fire of note, according to BC Wildfire Service. (Lorraine Rafuse/Facebook)

Flood Falls Trail wildfire no longer out of control according to BC Wildfire Service

BC Wildfires Service says that the Hope wildfire is held and no longer a fire of note

As of this morning (Sept. 15) the Flood Falls Trail wildfire is being held and is no longer considered a fire of note, according to BC Wildfire Service. (Lorraine Rafuse/Facebook)
The Flood Falls Trail wildfire is now estimated to be 545 hectares according to BC Wildfire Service (Richard Haworth/Facebook)

UPDATE: Evacuation order no longer in effect for the Flood Falls Trail wildfire

8 helicopters now fighting the wildfire at Flood Falls Trail

The Flood Falls Trail wildfire is now estimated to be 545 hectares according to BC Wildfire Service (Richard Haworth/Facebook)
(Walter Scherle/Facebook)

Eastbound Hwy 1 between Chilliwack and Hope reopened

Highway 1 between Agassiz and Hope is open again. Up to this…

(Walter Scherle/Facebook)
Conservative Party of Canada Leader Pierre Poilievre delivering a speech after he’s announced as winner of the Conservative leadership vote, in Ottawa, on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl offered hearty congratulations to new Conservative leader

MP endorsed Pierre Poilievre because he’ll ‘fight for our values, make case for conservatism in Canada’

Conservative Party of Canada Leader Pierre Poilievre delivering a speech after he’s announced as winner of the Conservative leadership vote, in Ottawa, on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)
The Fraser Valley Regional District has ordered all properties highlighted in red to leave immediately as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire draws dangerously close. (Screenshot/Fraser Valley Regional District evacuation order)

UPDATE: A dozen properties in Hope, Laidlaw evacuated as wildfire advances

Flood Falls Trail wildfire estimated at 458 hectares and growing

The Fraser Valley Regional District has ordered all properties highlighted in red to leave immediately as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire draws dangerously close. (Screenshot/Fraser Valley Regional District evacuation order)
Highway 1 eastbound through Hope is closed Sunday (Sept. 11) as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire continues to grow. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Highway 1 eastbound closed as Flood Falls Trail wildfire grows to 458 hectares

All eastbound traffic between Chilliwack and Hope detoured to Highway 7 and Highway 9

Highway 1 eastbound through Hope is closed Sunday (Sept. 11) as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire continues to grow. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
Jacqui Brown posted this image to Facebook Saturday about 5 p.m.

UPDATE: Flood Falls Trail wildfire near Hope grows to 271 hectares

Evacuation alert sent last night via Alertable app still in effect as of this morning

Jacqui Brown posted this image to Facebook Saturday about 5 p.m.
For sale signs are staying up longer in Chilliwack as the local market goes ice cold. (Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press)

BCREA predicts Chilliwack will see B.C.’s biggest home value decline

The third quarter forecast from the B.C. Real Estate Association suggests a five per cent drop

For sale signs are staying up longer in Chilliwack as the local market goes ice cold. (Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press)
Benchmark prices from January 2013 to January 2022 in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board area. (CADREB)

Chilliwack and area real estate sales numbers continue to cool

Average sale prices not dropping nearly as fast as sales numbers

Benchmark prices from January 2013 to January 2022 in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board area. (CADREB)
Aaron Pete, the 26-year-old Bigger Than Me podcast host, and law graduate, is running for chief of Chawathil First Nation. (Aaron Pete)

Aaron Pete running for Chief of Chawathil First Nation in September election

The 26-year-old podcast host and law graduate will be running for chief of Chawathil First Nation

Aaron Pete, the 26-year-old Bigger Than Me podcast host, and law graduate, is running for chief of Chawathil First Nation. (Aaron Pete)
Michael Bonin, 20, from Alberta, was discovered deceased on Peers Creek Forest Service Road north of Hope on April 20, 2017. (File Photo)

Third man sentenced in 2017 killing north of Hope

Vancouver man sentenced to 15 years in prison

Michael Bonin, 20, from Alberta, was discovered deceased on Peers Creek Forest Service Road north of Hope on April 20, 2017. (File Photo)
BC Lottery Corp. was the winning team at the Otter Co-op and Angry Otter golf tournament on Aug. 25. They picked a charity, BC Children’s Hospital, to receive a $10K donation from the tourney proceeds. (Bailey Ridder/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Otter Co-op purchases 25 more retail fuel locations

As part of a federal co-operative deal, Otter bought several Husky convenience stores and gas bars

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BC Lottery Corp. was the winning team at the Otter Co-op and Angry Otter golf tournament on Aug. 25. They picked a charity, BC Children’s Hospital, to receive a $10K donation from the tourney proceeds. (Bailey Ridder/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chiefs to play preseason game in Hope

The Chiefs and Merritt Centennials will face off at the Hope and District Recreation Centre

Chilliwack Chiefs
An unidentified man worried about the salmon run in the Coquihalla River confronts TMX workers (kaska_cat/Tiktok)

Man worried about nearby fish confronts Trans Mountain construction workers at Coquihalla River

Tiktok shows unidentified man confronting Trans Mountain workers over salmon run in Hope, B.C.

An unidentified man worried about the salmon run in the Coquihalla River confronts TMX workers (kaska_cat/Tiktok)
Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)

B.C. Green MLA calls for protection of Hope’s Coquihalla River salmon population

Trans Mountain says they are following all regulations and has ‘taken great care’ at river site

Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)
Kawkawa Lake can be a quiet and picturesque place if you visit at the right time, but it is a chaotic location on warm-weather weekends when boaters flock to the water. (Hope Standard file)

Hope RCMP increasing summer patrols at Kawkawa Lake

Police are responding to numerous complaints about boaters not operating watercraft safely

Kawkawa Lake can be a quiet and picturesque place if you visit at the right time, but it is a chaotic location on warm-weather weekends when boaters flock to the water. (Hope Standard file)
The latest activity in Hope on the Trans Mountain Pipeline is along Old Hope Princeton Way at the Coquihalla River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Pipeline construction in Hope will divert Coquihalla River this month

Trans Mountain says they will restore Coquilhalla River after replacing and adding pipeline section

The latest activity in Hope on the Trans Mountain Pipeline is along Old Hope Princeton Way at the Coquihalla River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
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