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The principal of GW Graham says the student in blackface (left) wore it as part of a mock trial, and the picture found its way into the school’s 2017 yearbook. (Instagram photo)

Blackface photo in 2017 Chilliwack yearbook sparks apology from school principal

The controversial photo of a GW Graham secondary student surfaced on Instagram

The principal of GW Graham says the student in blackface (left) wore it as part of a mock trial, and the picture found its way into the school’s 2017 yearbook. (Instagram photo)
Body found in downtown Chilliwack, RCMP investigating

Body found in downtown Chilliwack, RCMP investigating

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team tweeted that a body was found behind a Scotiabank

Body found in downtown Chilliwack, RCMP investigating
Betty Coleman is passing the torch virtually this year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

Betty Coleman is passing the torch virtually this year as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympians. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Search and rescue crews worked to pluck a panicked puppy out of the Vedder River Monday. (Submitted photo)

Soggy dog plucked from Vedder River by Chilliwack Search and Rescue

A 10 month old puppy bit off far more than she could chew throwing herself into the rushing river

Search and rescue crews worked to pluck a panicked puppy out of the Vedder River Monday. (Submitted photo)
An RCMP Emergency Response Team officer on the scene of a police incident involving shots fired, according to witnesses, near Christina Drive in Chilliwack on May 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

One man dead after standoff with Chilliwack RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the RCMP’s role in the death

An RCMP Emergency Response Team officer on the scene of a police incident involving shots fired, according to witnesses, near Christina Drive in Chilliwack on May 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Chilliwack RCMP officers at the scene of an alleged shooting on Christina Drive in Chilliwack on May 23, 2020. (Submitted)

Police watchdog investigating after shots fired in Chilliwack neighbourhood

RCMP reported a ‘distraught male’ fired at police officers on Christina Drive – IIO is on scene Sunday

Chilliwack RCMP officers at the scene of an alleged shooting on Christina Drive in Chilliwack on May 23, 2020. (Submitted)
Good Samaritans help three people survive tragic ATV accident at Chilliwack-area lake

Good Samaritans help three people survive tragic ATV accident at Chilliwack-area lake

Two young children died, but if not for Joy Pringle and Hannah Reinholt, it could have been worse.

Good Samaritans help three people survive tragic ATV accident at Chilliwack-area lake
UPDATE: Two children killed in ATV accident in Chilliwack River Valley Sunday

UPDATE: Two children killed in ATV accident in Chilliwack River Valley Sunday

Two adults and one other child escaped side-by-side rollover at Foley Lake

UPDATE: Two children killed in ATV accident in Chilliwack River Valley Sunday
(Black Press Media files)

London Drugs to create ‘Local Central’ aisle for small businesses to sell products

Small businesses in Western Canada are invited to immediately submit products for consideration

(Black Press Media files)
Abbotsford Pilots goalie Brock Machholz, a Chilliwack product, smothers the puck during a game against the Grandview Steelers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Clayton Robinson trying to get junior B team for Chilliwack

Robinson believes his new team will be approved by the Pacific Junior Hockey League next week.

Abbotsford Pilots goalie Brock Machholz, a Chilliwack product, smothers the puck during a game against the Grandview Steelers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Dragon boating changes lives for Spirit Abreast paddlers

Dragon boating changes lives for Spirit Abreast paddlers

The Cultus Lake based team is looking to fill a boat with breast cancer survivors and supporters.

Dragon boating changes lives for Spirit Abreast paddlers
Eleven years later, Chilliwack man still suffers from men’s hockey league hit

Eleven years later, Chilliwack man still suffers from men’s hockey league hit

Already prone to concussions, Shielan Laing’s life was forever altered by a cross-check to the head.

Eleven years later, Chilliwack man still suffers from men’s hockey league hit
Valley Huskers logo. (File)

Police called due to rowdy fans at 66-0 B.C. junior football game

Visiting Langley Rams fans got a little out of hand at the Saturday night game in Chilliwack

Valley Huskers logo. (File)
Chilliwack’s Justin Hancock (left) with big-armed beast Ryan Espey from Manitoba, who won the 110 kilogram weight class in both arms. (Submitted photo)

Arm wrestler overcomes injury to win national bronze

Three time provincial weight class champ Justin Hancock went into nationals with an injured elbow.

Chilliwack’s Justin Hancock (left) with big-armed beast Ryan Espey from Manitoba, who won the 110 kilogram weight class in both arms. (Submitted photo)
Top Canadian curlers clash at 2019 Everest senior men’s and women’s championships

Top Canadian curlers clash at 2019 Everest senior men’s and women’s championships

It’s the first big event at the just-opened Chilliwack Curling Club, and features an exciting field.

Top Canadian curlers clash at 2019 Everest senior men’s and women’s championships
Around the BCHL: West Kelowna Warriors lose defenceman to NCAA

Around the BCHL: West Kelowna Warriors lose defenceman to NCAA

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the league and throughout the junior A world.

Around the BCHL: West Kelowna Warriors lose defenceman to NCAA
Around the BCHL: Tough season for goalies and Prince George makes a move

Around the BCHL: Tough season for goalies and Prince George makes a move

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the league and the junior A world.

Around the BCHL: Tough season for goalies and Prince George makes a move
Around the BCHL: B.C. junior A league dominates Team Canada West roster

Around the BCHL: B.C. junior A league dominates Team Canada West roster

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s going on in the league and throughout the junior A world.

Around the BCHL: B.C. junior A league dominates Team Canada West roster
Around the BCHL: Victoria’s young guns light the lamp and Wenatchee fans paint the ice

Around the BCHL: Victoria’s young guns light the lamp and Wenatchee fans paint the ice

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the league and throughout the junior A world.

Around the BCHL: Victoria’s young guns light the lamp and Wenatchee fans paint the ice
Around the BCHL: Surrey Eagles have a new head coach, again

Around the BCHL: Surrey Eagles have a new head coach, again

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the league and around the junior A world.

Around the BCHL: Surrey Eagles have a new head coach, again