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A house for sale sign in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 6, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sleepy start to 2023 for Chilliwack real estate market

Numbers across the board seem to be plateauing after a free fall through 2022

A house for sale sign in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 6, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The provincial government announced $23.9 million in funding to help plan for and mitigate future climate-related disasters, like the flooding that hit Abbotsford and other communities in November, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Provincial government announces $23.9 million in flood mitigation funding

49 local governments and First Nations are receiving money to create more climate change resilience

The provincial government announced $23.9 million in funding to help plan for and mitigate future climate-related disasters, like the flooding that hit Abbotsford and other communities in November, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A longtime employee at Chilliwack’s Jolly Miller liquor store has won a wrongful dismissal lawsuit. (Google Maps photo)

Former employee at Chilliwack’s Jolly Miller liquor store wins wrongful dismissal lawsuit

Gai Cadrin worked there 35 years and argued she should have received more notice when she was let go

A longtime employee at Chilliwack’s Jolly Miller liquor store has won a wrongful dismissal lawsuit. (Google Maps photo)
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Chilliwack Chiefs help BCHL set new NCAA scholarship mark

The junior A league says 174 players already have college commitments, with the season not yet done

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Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack, on June 16, 2017. According to numbers from BC Emergency Health Services, local paramedics were called out to 715 overdose situations in 2022. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress File)

Chilliwack sees year-to-year drop in overdose/poisoning calls for paramedics

After setting a record with 823 callouts in 2021, Chilliwack fell back to 715 callouts in 2022

Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack, on June 16, 2017. According to numbers from BC Emergency Health Services, local paramedics were called out to 715 overdose situations in 2022. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress File)
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Chilliwack Chiefs shut out by Langley Rivermen

The Chiefs were goalied, thwarted by a strong performance from Langley netminder Ajeet Gundarah

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Bo Lokombo has signed a two-year contract with the CFL’s BC Lions. (BC Lions Twitter)

Abbotsford’s Bo Lokombo signs extension with CFL’s BC Lions

Lokombo, a linebacker who calls Chilliwack home, is looking to help the Leos take the next step

Bo Lokombo has signed a two-year contract with the CFL’s BC Lions. (BC Lions Twitter)
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Chilliwack school board presents 2023-24 calendar for public feedback

The calendar includes a two-week spring break and six non-instructional days

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Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack was charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019, and will plead guilty to one. (LinkedIn)

Chilliwack physiotherapist facing sexual assault charges reaches plea deal

Sanjay Amrutkar was facing eight counts. He’ll plead guilty to one and will see no jail time

Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack was charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019, and will plead guilty to one. (LinkedIn)
Chilliwack’s Zach Benson is having a fantastic season with the WHL’s Winnipeg Ice and has been chosen to play in the CHL Top Prospects Game at the Langley Events Centre. (Erica Perreaux photo)

NHL eyeballs on Chilliwack’s Zach Benson at CHL Top Prospects Game

The talented teenager is among 40 WHL, OHL and QMJHL stars invited to play in the showcase event

Chilliwack’s Zach Benson is having a fantastic season with the WHL’s Winnipeg Ice and has been chosen to play in the CHL Top Prospects Game at the Langley Events Centre. (Erica Perreaux photo)
Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden has podiumed in five straight World Cup races to expand his lead in the World Cup standings. (submitted photo)

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden racks up wins on World Cup ski cross circuit

The 24-year-old is doing well pursuing his second career Crystal Globe as world champion

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden has podiumed in five straight World Cup races to expand his lead in the World Cup standings. (submitted photo)
For the first time ever, Chilliwack School District 33 is projecting expenditures to top $200 million. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack School District hits spending milestone in 2023 budget

For the first time ever, SD33 is anticipating expenditures to top $200 million

For the first time ever, Chilliwack School District 33 is projecting expenditures to top $200 million. (Black Press file)
Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)

Trial begins for Chilliwack physiotherapist charged with sexual assault

The first of eight female complainants took the witness stand against Sanjay Amrutkar

Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)
Former Chilliwack Chief Anthony Vincent is one of 84 NCAA Div 1 hockey players in the running for the Hobey Baker award. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Former Chilliwack Chief Anthony Vincent is one of 84 NCAA Div 1 hockey players in the running for the Hobey Baker award. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Chief grads all over Hobey Baker fan vote list

Several alums of the BCHL club are in the mix for the top award in NCAA Div 1 men’s hockey

Former Chilliwack Chief Anthony Vincent is one of 84 NCAA Div 1 hockey players in the running for the Hobey Baker award. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Former Chilliwack Chief Anthony Vincent is one of 84 NCAA Div 1 hockey players in the running for the Hobey Baker award. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A Chilliwack man has received an 18-month conditional sentence order for his role in a dial-a-dope operation. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack man gets 18 month sentence for role in dial-a-dope operation

Gilbert David Fenton will have six months house arrest as part of a conditional sentence order

A Chilliwack man has received an 18-month conditional sentence order for his role in a dial-a-dope operation. (Black Press file)
A man involved in a Chilliwack road rage incident gets an eight month conditional sentence order. (Black Press file)

Man involved in Chilliwack road rage incident gets one year driving ban

Jordan Jansen will also have to observe a curfew as part of an eight month conditional sentence

A man involved in a Chilliwack road rage incident gets an eight month conditional sentence order. (Black Press file)
Chilliwack Secondary student Javon Knowles chucks a wrestling opponent to the ground during last week’s Freaky Friday meet at CSS. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Wrestling returns to Chilliwack Secondary with Freaky Friday meet

The sport is experiencing a revival in Chilliwack, with a school district hub running out of CSS

Chilliwack Secondary student Javon Knowles chucks a wrestling opponent to the ground during last week’s Freaky Friday meet at CSS. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
SinAmen Bun Co. was one of the businesses suffering pellet gun damage this week. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack RCMP arrest man in connection with pellet gun vandalism

Several businesses had their windows damaged by pellet gun rounds, leading to an investigation

SinAmen Bun Co. was one of the businesses suffering pellet gun damage this week. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mason Kesselring continued his overtime heroics with another game winning goal in a 3-2 Chilliwack Chiefs victory over Powell River Jan. 15. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Mason Kesselring nets BCHL third star status

The first-year forward scored another overtime winner, his fourth of the season

Mason Kesselring continued his overtime heroics with another game winning goal in a 3-2 Chilliwack Chiefs victory over Powell River Jan. 15. (Darren Francis photo)
A day after windows were damaged at SinAmen Bun. Co. on Young Road, nearby Cozy Cottons Quilting (pictured) was also hit by pellet gun fire. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Windows at Chilliwack businesses damaged by pellet gun rounds

The small businesses face costly repairs as someone continues to commit acts of vandalism

A day after windows were damaged at SinAmen Bun. Co. on Young Road, nearby Cozy Cottons Quilting (pictured) was also hit by pellet gun fire. (Facebook)
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