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A former foster parent has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault related to two young children. (Black Press file photo)

Fraser Valley woman pleads guilty in horrific foster child abuse case

The woman faces 10 years jail time on manslaughter and aggravated assault charges

A former foster parent has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault related to two young children. (Black Press file photo)
A ‘Hedgehog’ created by UFV’s Maciej Kaczor and Matt Olafson, placed near the edge of the Chilliwack campus near Vedder Park. (Anne Russell/UFV)

Hedgehogs on Chilliwack UFV campus symbols of peace

Two of the steel structures are on display, expressions of solidarity with the people of Ukraine

A ‘Hedgehog’ created by UFV’s Maciej Kaczor and Matt Olafson, placed near the edge of the Chilliwack campus near Vedder Park. (Anne Russell/UFV)
A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)

Chilliwack doctor suspended after sending inappropriate messages to patient

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia handed Dr. Rafet Jhameel a 3 month ban

A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)
Junior A hopefuls from the Pacific Junior B Hockey League and Kootenay International Junior Hockey League will face off in Chilliwack Nov. 22.

Chilliwack Jets hosting inaugural Top Prospects Game

The British Columbia Hockey Conference is staging the game between PJHL and KIJHL standouts

Junior A hopefuls from the Pacific Junior B Hockey League and Kootenay International Junior Hockey League will face off in Chilliwack Nov. 22.
Residential properties are staying on the market for an average of 36.8 days as Chilliwack continues to see a real estate slowdown. (Jonathan Hayward/ The Canadian Press)

October sees slight rebound in Chilliwack home prices

But the real estate market remains ice cold, chilled by rising interest rates and inventory

Residential properties are staying on the market for an average of 36.8 days as Chilliwack continues to see a real estate slowdown. (Jonathan Hayward/ The Canadian Press)
All Sappers’ Memorial Park is the first stop on the Nov. 12 Legacy Walk, a Chilliwack Military Museum initiative that will take people on a one-hour guided tour of Chilliwack’s military plinths (plaques). (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Military Museum introduces Legacy Walk

A one-hour tour will show people the plinths still dotting the former grounds of CFB Chilliwack

All Sappers’ Memorial Park is the first stop on the Nov. 12 Legacy Walk, a Chilliwack Military Museum initiative that will take people on a one-hour guided tour of Chilliwack’s military plinths (plaques). (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
GW Graham football

Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham clinches first place with win over Mouat

The football Grizzlies steamrolled another overwhelmed foe and secured a first round playoff bye

GW Graham football
This is one of thousands of photos in need of ID for the Chilliwack Military Museum. If you know who any of these people are, email Darren Kennedy at imugcanada@yahoo.com. (Chilliwack Military Museum photo)

Chilliwack Military Museum needs help identifying photos

The organization has a treasure trove of pictures, but many have no names to go with the faces

This is one of thousands of photos in need of ID for the Chilliwack Military Museum. If you know who any of these people are, email Darren Kennedy at imugcanada@yahoo.com. (Chilliwack Military Museum photo)
Stolen property listed for sale on Facebook Marketplace led police to a Fairfield Island home. (Black Press file photo)

Stolen property on Facebook Marketplace leads police to Chilliwack home

Police found stolen items, controlled substances and a loaded firearm at a Fairfield Island house

Stolen property listed for sale on Facebook Marketplace led police to a Fairfield Island home. (Black Press file photo)
Frieda George doing Salish weaving in the lobby of Chilliwack’s Imagine High, where she’s currently set up as an ‘artist in residence’ several days a week. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Frieda George inspires Chilliwack students with Salish weaving

George is a seventh-generation weaver who is working on a project in the lobby of Imagine High

Frieda George doing Salish weaving in the lobby of Chilliwack’s Imagine High, where she’s currently set up as an ‘artist in residence’ several days a week. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Jonathan Tremblay did three tours of duty in Afghanistan. (submitted photo)

Retired veteran finds purpose with Chilliwack ANAVETS

Jonathan Tremblay has taken over as manager and has made an immediate impact on membership

Jonathan Tremblay did three tours of duty in Afghanistan. (submitted photo)
Three people accused of serious crimes were in court Monday (Oct. 31) with applications to have statements and search warrants thrown out. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack judge finds charter breach in assault suspect’s arrest

Makayla Nicole Hebert was detained 31 minutes at the scene before being taken in for booking

Three people accused of serious crimes were in court Monday (Oct. 31) with applications to have statements and search warrants thrown out. (Black Press file)
Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Liam Steele will represent the United Kingdom in an upcoming world junior hockey tournament. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Liam Steele representing United Kingdom on world stage

Steele has just been named to the UK roster for the Div II Group A World Junior Championship

Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Liam Steele will represent the United Kingdom in an upcoming world junior hockey tournament. (Darren Francis photo)
Statistics Canada released new data this week, showing a growing immigrant population in Chilliwack. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Latest census numbers show Chilliwack’s immigrant population on the rise

While the general population grew 11.90 per cent, the immigrant population grew 23.85 per cent

Statistics Canada released new data this week, showing a growing immigrant population in Chilliwack. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Former Islamic State member released on bail to live in Chilliwack

Kimberly Polman will live with her sister and she will have to adhere to 25 conditions

Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
Chilliwack Chiefs

New goalie performing well for Chilliwack Chiefs

Lucas Szyszka has stabilized the netminding position in his first few BCHL appearances

Chilliwack Chiefs
A few minutes before turning out the lights and welcoming Sardis Secondary students to haunted manor, Asha-Lee Myton (left) and Annika Trythall (right) take a breather in the graveyard. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack students create haunted manor at Sardis Secondary

Annika Trythall and Asha-Lee Myton led the project, raising money for Ride for Cancer

A few minutes before turning out the lights and welcoming Sardis Secondary students to haunted manor, Asha-Lee Myton (left) and Annika Trythall (right) take a breather in the graveyard. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
AJ Lacroix, who recently committed to Michigan State, is on the National Hockey League radar as a player to watch, according to the Central Scouting Bureau. (Chilliwack Chiefs graphic)

Chilliwack Chief AJ Lacroix on NHL scouting watch list

The second-year BCHLer is projected to be a later round pick by the Central Scouting Bureau

AJ Lacroix, who recently committed to Michigan State, is on the National Hockey League radar as a player to watch, according to the Central Scouting Bureau. (Chilliwack Chiefs graphic)
G.W. Graham quarterback Lucas Feaver darts away from Mt. Boucherie defenders during a high school football battle on Friday, Oct. 21 at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Stadium. (Joanne Hewitt photo)

Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies beat Mt. Boucherie in battle of the bears

The Grizzlies clobbered the Mt. Boucherie Bears in a AAA high school football battle

G.W. Graham quarterback Lucas Feaver darts away from Mt. Boucherie defenders during a high school football battle on Friday, Oct. 21 at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Stadium. (Joanne Hewitt photo)
Central Elementary student Mikaela Chloe Ward Hill is a happy paddler, getting kayak lessons from the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence. (Colleen Christensen photo)

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence runs kayaking lessons for elementary school students

The paddling club got a Jumpstart Community Development Grant to fund the programming

Central Elementary student Mikaela Chloe Ward Hill is a happy paddler, getting kayak lessons from the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence. (Colleen Christensen photo)
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