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Chilliwack man gets suspended sentence in dispute over off-leash dog

David John Ledgerwood threatened to beat up or kill a dog during an incident at Jinkerson Park

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Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema spent lots of time with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad in 2022. (Canada Soccer photo)

TOP STORIES 2022: Chilliwack athletes compete on world stage

Jordyn Huitema, Reece Howden and Ben Hagkull represented Canada at major sporting events

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema spent lots of time with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad in 2022. (Canada Soccer photo)
Teri Westerby after winning a seat on the Chilliwack Board of Education on election night in Chilliwack, Oct. 15, 2022. Westerby is the first trans man to be elected to a school board ever in B.C. and likely the first in Canada. (Reid Clark photo)

TOP STORIES 2022: Chilliwack school board election a rejection of intolerance

In a surprising turn of events, Chilliwack voters solidified a 5-2 progressive majority

Teri Westerby after winning a seat on the Chilliwack Board of Education on election night in Chilliwack, Oct. 15, 2022. Westerby is the first trans man to be elected to a school board ever in B.C. and likely the first in Canada. (Reid Clark photo)
Riley Ashley brings down a Vancouver College player during the AAA provincial football championship game at B.C. Place Stadium. (Joanne Hewitt photo)

TOP STORIES 2022: Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies come close in provincial championship game

The defending AAA champions lost by one point to Vancouver College at B.C. Place Stadium

Riley Ashley brings down a Vancouver College player during the AAA provincial football championship game at B.C. Place Stadium. (Joanne Hewitt photo)
A house for sale sign in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 6, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

TOP STORIES 2022: Chilliwack real estate takes a hit as interest rates rise

After prices went through roof in 2021, interest rates and inventory caused the local market to drop

A house for sale sign in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 6, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Chiefs host beach party for Chilliwack Community Food Bank

Fans are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to a Dec. 30 home game versus Langley

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Water pooling on the floor of the music room at Sardis Secondary School following a burst pipe situation on Christmas day. (SD33 photo)

Burst pipe causes flooding in Chilliwack’s Sardis Secondary School

A burst pipe at Sardis Secondary created unexpected chaos on Christmas Day.…

Water pooling on the floor of the music room at Sardis Secondary School following a burst pipe situation on Christmas day. (SD33 photo)
The City of Chilliwack accepts paper gift wrap through its curbside recycling program. (Black Press file)

City of Chilliwack accepts paper gift wrap in curbside recycling

The City tweeted out a reminder for locals wondering what to do with post-Christmas gift wrap

The City of Chilliwack accepts paper gift wrap through its curbside recycling program. (Black Press file)
Snowploughs were busy Friday morning (Dec. 23) after another round of snow was dumped on Chilliwack. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Snow and temperature records fall in Chilliwack

Low temperature marks dating back to 1990 toppled during the cold snap this week

Snowploughs were busy Friday morning (Dec. 23) after another round of snow was dumped on Chilliwack. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)

Chilliwack physiotherapist facing sexual assault charges opts against jury trial

Sanjay Amrutkar had originally chosen a jury trial, but now will have his case heard by a judge

Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)
A man accused of possession of child pornography had the charge dropped after RCMP erred in collecting evidence. (Black Press file)

Charge dropped against Chilliwack man accused of child porn possession

A judge ruled that RCMP violated the man’s Charter rights seizing a cellphone and home computer

A man accused of possession of child pornography had the charge dropped after RCMP erred in collecting evidence. (Black Press file)
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Chilliwack school trustees underpaid compared to Abbotsford counterparts

Chilliwack trustee compensation is tied to the Consumer Price Index but Abby goes a different route

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Grade 10 Chilliwack Secondary student Ujjwal Arun making a sale at the school’s Entrepreneurship Fair, which was held Dec. 12 and 13. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Secondary entrepreneurs raise money for local charities

The school’s Entrepreneurship Fair brought in $550 and showed students how to start a small business

Grade 10 Chilliwack Secondary student Ujjwal Arun making a sale at the school’s Entrepreneurship Fair, which was held Dec. 12 and 13. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
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Goalies lead Chilliwack Chiefs to BCHL wins over Coquitlam and Prince George

Lucas Szyszka and Austin McNicholas were difference makers as Chilliwack was out shot in both games

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Chilliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio is going to Prince Edward Island for the 2023 Canada Winter Games. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio makes Team BC roster for Canada Winter Games

The talented blueliner will join her crew and gun for gold in Prince Edward Island next February

Chilliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio is going to Prince Edward Island for the 2023 Canada Winter Games. (Submitted photo)
A life-sized grizzly bear barbecue is being built by G.W. Graham welding students in an attempt to win a competition. (Submitted photo)

Welding students at Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Secondary target $15,000 prize

A Grizzly bear BBQ is their attempt to win the CWB Welding Foundation’s Forged by Youth competition

A life-sized grizzly bear barbecue is being built by G.W. Graham welding students in an attempt to win a competition. (Submitted photo)
Mason Kesselring and his Chilliwack Chiefs are heading toward a well-deserved Christmas break. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs ready for well-deserved Christmas break

The young BCHL squad has been pushed hard by hockey boss Brian Maloney and his coaching staff

Mason Kesselring and his Chilliwack Chiefs are heading toward a well-deserved Christmas break. (Darren Francis photo)
Low-level drug dealers Mark and Jared Boyd received conditional sentence orders in B.C. Supreme Court Dec. 15, 2022. (Black Press file)

Conditional sentences for Chilliwack father and son who trafficked cocaine

A B.C. Supreme Court judge said there’s no risk having the men serve their sentences in the community

Low-level drug dealers Mark and Jared Boyd received conditional sentence orders in B.C. Supreme Court Dec. 15, 2022. (Black Press file)
The Chilliwack-and-area real estate market continues a slow and steady downturn after hitting absurd heights in 2021. (Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press)

Chilliwack home sales and inventory dip in November

The local market saw a small surge in October, but last month’s numbers resumed a downward trend

The Chilliwack-and-area real estate market continues a slow and steady downturn after hitting absurd heights in 2021. (Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press)
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Chilliwack Chief named BCHL third star of the week

Mason Kesselring’s overtime heroics helped the Chiefs to wins over Surrey and Victoria

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