Eric Welsh

Chilliwack School District 33 has stayed ahead of the bus driver shortage afflicting other districts in B.C. and beyond. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack stays ahead of bus driver shortage as other school districts struggle

Abbotsford has had major issues filling school bus routes this year, but Chilliwack has done better

Chilliwack School District 33 has stayed ahead of the bus driver shortage afflicting other districts in B.C. and beyond. (Black Press file)
Kindra Hill and Malaika Mpiana taking part in ‘A Trades Experience, Just For You,’ which was held at G.W. Graham Secondary. (submitted photo)

Students from Chilliwack’s Stitó:s Lá:lém Totí:lt Middle School experience trades at G.W. Graham

Teenagers tried their hand at different projects at event dubbed ‘A Trades Experience, Just For You’

Kindra Hill and Malaika Mpiana taking part in ‘A Trades Experience, Just For You,’ which was held at G.W. Graham Secondary. (submitted photo)
One of two chainsaws retrieved by RCMP as they thwarted a break-in at a Chilliwack business. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack RCMP looking for owner of stolen chainsaws

Police retrieved two Husqvarna chainsaws while thwarting a break-in at a Chilliwack business

One of two chainsaws retrieved by RCMP as they thwarted a break-in at a Chilliwack business. (RCMP photo)
AJ Lacroix of the Chilliwack Chiefs.

Chilliwack Chief AJ Lacroix an academic all-star in BCHL

The 17-year-old forward has been named the league’s Scholastic Player of the Month for January

AJ Lacroix of the Chilliwack Chiefs.
Sardis Secondary grad Sophie Klassen (left) has earned all-academic status in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. (Gordon Kalisch/Fast Track Sports Photography)

Sardis basketball grad earns all-academic status from Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Chilliwack’s Sophie Klassen has been a scholastic standout for four straight years at SFU

Sardis Secondary grad Sophie Klassen (left) has earned all-academic status in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. (Gordon Kalisch/Fast Track Sports Photography)
A man serving nine years for a savage beating in Hope has had his appeal denied and will stay in jail.

Appeal denied for man involved in 2016 assault and kidnapping in Hope

Robert Lowry and two others attacked Richard Houle in a dispute over a marijuana grow op

A man serving nine years for a savage beating in Hope has had his appeal denied and will stay in jail.
Michael Rhodey Roberge has been charged with causing pellet gun damage to windows at SinAmen Bun Co. and other Chilliwack businesses. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack man faces seven charges for pellet gun vandalism

Rhodey Michael Roberge is accused of damaging the windows of several local businesses

Michael Rhodey Roberge has been charged with causing pellet gun damage to windows at SinAmen Bun Co. and other Chilliwack businesses. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
A 28-year-old Chilliwack man, Tyler Joshua Priebe, awaits sentencing on two firearms charges from the summer of 2020.

Sentencing hearing held for Chilliwack man caught with restricted firearm

Tyler Joshua Priebe was arrested with a Glock handgun altered to fire off several rounds per second

A 28-year-old Chilliwack man, Tyler Joshua Priebe, awaits sentencing on two firearms charges from the summer of 2020.
Canadian national women’s soccer squad member Jordyn Huitema, seen here during the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics, has been named to the roster that will compete at the 2023 She Believes Cup. But Huitema and her teammates say they’ll be playing the tournament under protest following a brief strike related to income equality between the women’s and men’s teams. (Daniel Lea/CSM)

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Canadian soccer teammates playing She Believes Cup under protest

The national team staged a one-day work stoppage before being forced back by Canada Soccer

Canadian national women’s soccer squad member Jordyn Huitema, seen here during the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics, has been named to the roster that will compete at the 2023 She Believes Cup. But Huitema and her teammates say they’ll be playing the tournament under protest following a brief strike related to income equality between the women’s and men’s teams. (Daniel Lea/CSM)
Southern Irrigation signage has gone up under Chilliwack’s famous pink car in recent days, leading locals to wonder what fate awaits the landmark. (Facebook photo)

Southern Irrigation has mysterious plan for Chilliwack’s famous pink car

The company that bought the old Pick-a-Part lot plans on having some fun with the landmark

Southern Irrigation signage has gone up under Chilliwack’s famous pink car in recent days, leading locals to wonder what fate awaits the landmark. (Facebook photo)
Chelsey Loranger from Chilliwack got a 22 month conditional sentence order after pleading guilty to two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Conditional sentence for Chilliwack woman on two drug-related charges

Chelsey Loranger pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking

Chelsey Loranger from Chilliwack got a 22 month conditional sentence order after pleading guilty to two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Chilliwack's Aynsley D'Ottavio is going to Prince Edward Island for the 2023 Canada Winter Games. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack sending five athletes to Canada Winter Games

Aynsley D’Ottavio will lead Team BC into the female hockey tournament in Prince Edward Island

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

Chilliwack Coliseum chosen to host B.C. Hockey provincial camps

The province’s top U16 males and U18 females will hit the ice in July, vying for Team BC roster spots

BC Hockey
Chilliwack School District 33

Chilliwack school trustee Heather Maahs pushes for creation of parental rights policy

Maahs motion to create a document enshrining parents’ rights was defeated

Chilliwack School District 33
Chilliwack School District 33

New-look Chilliwack school board spars over library books and parental rights

Trustees Heather Maahs, Richard Procee push back against learning resources policy, which passed 5-2

Chilliwack School District 33
Matthew Hutchinson spent the 2011-12 BCHL season in Chilliwack before moving on to NCAA hockey. He served as a volunteer firefighter until he died in 2016. (Chilliwack Chiefs Twitter)

Chilliwack Chiefs recognize first responders with Matthew Hutchinson Memorial Awards

The junior A club created the awards in memory of a former player and firefighter who died in 2016

Matthew Hutchinson spent the 2011-12 BCHL season in Chilliwack before moving on to NCAA hockey. He served as a volunteer firefighter until he died in 2016. (Chilliwack Chiefs Twitter)
G.W. Graham grad Ethan Mastin has earned his way to the Invitational CFL Combine, taking place March 3 at the University of Waterloo.
G.W. Graham grad Ethan Mastin has earned his way to the Invitational CFL Combine, taking place March 3 at the University of Waterloo.

Chilliwack’s Ethan Mastin gets nod for Invitational CFL Combine

A strong showing may get the G.W. Graham grad invited to the National CFL Combine

G.W. Graham grad Ethan Mastin has earned his way to the Invitational CFL Combine, taking place March 3 at the University of Waterloo.
G.W. Graham grad Ethan Mastin has earned his way to the Invitational CFL Combine, taking place March 3 at the University of Waterloo.
Carin Bondar is suing fellow Chilliwack School Board candidate Barry Neufeld for defamation. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)

Defamation case between Chilliwack political rivals hinges on Supreme Court of Canada decision

The outcome of Carin Bondar’s suit against Barry Neufeld depends on the outcome of Neufeld vs Hansman

Carin Bondar is suing fellow Chilliwack School Board candidate Barry Neufeld for defamation. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)
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)