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Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)

Minister Cullen’s signboard in northwest B.C. riding defaced with hate graffiti

‘You do not represent northwest’: Minister calls out idiocy of mischief makers in tweet

Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)
Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence at the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue early Sunday (July 10) morning for a report of an armed man considering self-harm. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Man found dead in Williams Lake home with weapon following negotiation with police

RCMP called to man’s home Sunday (July 10) for report he was considering self-harm

Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence at the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue early Sunday (July 10) morning for a report of an armed man considering self-harm. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A photo from Nov. 2021, when the RCMP were deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. The Crown counsel will be pursuing criminal charges against 19 of the 27 arrested from the site. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)

Key leader of Coastal GasLink pipeline opposition charged with criminal contempt

Sleydo’ (Molly Wickam ) among 19 charged following arrest in fall 2021

A photo from Nov. 2021, when the RCMP were deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. The Crown counsel will be pursuing criminal charges against 19 of the 27 arrested from the site. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
Do an audit of your yard to make sure you keep wildlife/human conflict to a minimum. Bulletin/Brian Hay file
Do an audit of your yard to make sure you keep wildlife/human conflict to a minimum. Bulletin/Brian Hay file
Eight rare-breed Alapaha puppies were stolen from the Kamloops home of a dog breeder shortly after her unexpected death, and her Chilliwack-based sister has vowed to not give up until the dogs are returned. (submitted photo)

B.C. woman pleads for return of puppies stolen from deceased sister

“This is the last thing that we have of my sister’s that she put her heart and soul into.”

Eight rare-breed Alapaha puppies were stolen from the Kamloops home of a dog breeder shortly after her unexpected death, and her Chilliwack-based sister has vowed to not give up until the dogs are returned. (submitted photo)
Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)

Northern B.C. communities among top 5 spots where black bears are killed most

Prince George tops the list, followed by 100 Mile house, Quesnel & Burns Lake

Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)
Police cruiser. (File photo)

Multiple shots fired at Penticton Mounties during traffic stop

No officers were hit but police cruiser riddled with bullets

Police cruiser. (File photo)
Heat should be moving out on Tuesday says Environment Canada. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Stretch of hot weather to persist one more day across Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

Temperatures expected to drop by 10 degrees Tuesday when low move in

Heat should be moving out on Tuesday says Environment Canada. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Tatyanna Harrison. (RCMP photo)

Vancouver Police release new video, details about Indigenous woman’s last known whereabouts

Tatyanna Harrison had been living in Surrey until Feb. 3, last seen in the Downtown Eastside

Tatyanna Harrison. (RCMP photo)
Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captured video of a flooded Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

New policy on flood mitigation to tackle risks to B.C. businesses and infrastructure

Business leaders from Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Surrey co-authored action-oriented policy

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captured video of a flooded Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Hot weather is expected in the Lower Mainland over the weekend.
Hot weather is expected in the Lower Mainland over the weekend.
Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.

Chilliwack man loses years of contacts after Facebook hack

Geoff Edwards had his account suspended and cannot find a way to get it back

Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.
The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)

Early plans revealed for Rambo 40th anniversary celebration in Hope

This year marks four decades for Sylvester Stallone’s locally-filmed hit 1980s action movie

The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)
Fotis Garoufalis has worked at Homer Restaurant for 33 years and said it will be an emotional day when it closes for good on Friday, June 10. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Homer restaurant in downtown Chilliwack closing after 54 years

The restaurant will shut down for good on Friday, June 10, 2022

Fotis Garoufalis has worked at Homer Restaurant for 33 years and said it will be an emotional day when it closes for good on Friday, June 10. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
People take part in a march in Mission, B.C., Saturday, June 4, 2022 in a handout photo. Indigenous leaders have called a meeting with RCMP in Chilliwack, B.C., to discuss how police intend to proceed after a pickup truck driver allegedly hit four members of a memorial march on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Robert Jago
People take part in a march in Mission, B.C., Saturday, June 4, 2022 in a handout photo. Indigenous leaders have called a meeting with RCMP in Chilliwack, B.C., to discuss how police intend to proceed after a pickup truck driver allegedly hit four members of a memorial march on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Robert Jago
The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution for Women, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press Media)
The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution for Women, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press Media)
Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)

Northwest BC conservation officer chases down armed robbery suspect

Ron Leblanc says it was ‘just like out of a movie; as he’s running, the cash is falling out of his pocket’

Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)
BC TransLink bus (TransLink/Twitter)

TransLink says ridership recovery outpacing other North American systems

Bus ridership in Metro Vancouver returned to 62 per cent of pre-pandemic levels last year

BC TransLink bus (TransLink/Twitter)
If you are a producer and want your flock safe, follow the guidelines to avoid Avian Influenza or bird flu. (Angie Mindus/Black Press file)

Avian flu detected in birds at commercial farm in Abbotsford

This is the first case in the Fraser Valley as H5N1 virus spreads across province

If you are a producer and want your flock safe, follow the guidelines to avoid Avian Influenza or bird flu. (Angie Mindus/Black Press file)
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Police have ‘person of interest’ in Sooke murder probe

Parties involved known to each other, police say

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)