Paul Henderson

Wilfred Kilgren. (RCMP)

Mental health patient missing from Chilliwack General Hospital once charged with murder

74-year-old Wilfred Kilgren could be heading to Saskatchewan in an SUV, could be dangerous

Wilfred Kilgren. (RCMP)
Dylan Putz was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric cancer at 17 and he died at 19 in 2022. His mother Carmen Putz is hoping to raise funds for research at the inaugural Hearts of Gold Gala Feb. 9 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (GoFundMe) Carmen Putz lost her 19-year-old son Dylan to a rare form of pediatric cancer in January and now she’s raising awareness for what she says is the underfunding of childhood cancers.
Dylan Putz was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric cancer at 17 and he died at 19 in 2022. His mother Carmen Putz is hoping to raise funds for research at the inaugural Hearts of Gold Gala Feb. 9 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (GoFundMe) Carmen Putz lost her 19-year-old son Dylan to a rare form of pediatric cancer in January and now she’s raising awareness for what she says is the underfunding of childhood cancers.
David Lee Roth (left) and the Chilliwack man who for years has impersonated him, David Kuntz-Angel (right). Kuntz-Angel was convicted on Aug. 2, 2019 of various counts connected to sex with an underage girl. A mistrial was declared and now the trial continues Jan. 30, 2023. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)

OPINION: Warrant issued for Chilliwack’s David Lee Roth wannabe who jumped bail

David Kuntz-Angel a no-show Monday for his B.C. Supreme Court underage sex trial’s closing arguments

David Lee Roth (left) and the Chilliwack man who for years has impersonated him, David Kuntz-Angel (right). Kuntz-Angel was convicted on Aug. 2, 2019 of various counts connected to sex with an underage girl. A mistrial was declared and now the trial continues Jan. 30, 2023. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)
David Lee Roth (left) and the Chilliwack man who for years has impersonated him, David Kuntz-Angel (right). Kuntz-Angel was convicted on Aug. 2, 2019 of various counts connected to sex with an underage girl. A mistrial was declared and now the trial continues Jan. 30, 2023. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)

OPINION: Warrant issued for Chilliwack’s David Lee Roth wannabe who jumped bail

David Kuntz-Angel a no-show Monday for his B.C. Supreme Court underage sex trial’s closing arguments

David Lee Roth (left) and the Chilliwack man who for years has impersonated him, David Kuntz-Angel (right). Kuntz-Angel was convicted on Aug. 2, 2019 of various counts connected to sex with an underage girl. A mistrial was declared and now the trial continues Jan. 30, 2023. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)
The BC Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Tom Zytaruk/Black Press file)

New trial ordered for Port Moody man convicted of dangerous driving causing death

Trial judge who found 19-year-old guilty of ‘drifting’ on Chehalis forest service road made errors

The BC Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Tom Zytaruk/Black Press file)
Chilliwack RCMP at the scene of a police incident after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack man who was shot by RCMP officer while holding a ‘shish-kebab skewer’ files lawsuit

Officer facing charges for shooting during arrest of domestic violence suspect David Bardwell

Chilliwack RCMP at the scene of a police incident after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Khristina (last name withheld), seen here at Salish Park on Jan. 18, 2023, from Saskatchewan comes to Chilliwack twice a year to find her son who is living on the streets, and to hand out supplies to homeless people. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Saskatchewan cattle rancher visits Chilliwack twice a year to find her homeless son

‘I spent time with him, and that has to be enough’

Khristina (last name withheld), seen here at Salish Park on Jan. 18, 2023, from Saskatchewan comes to Chilliwack twice a year to find her son who is living on the streets, and to hand out supplies to homeless people. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack firefighters put out a pickup truck fire in an empty lot next to the CN Rail line on Alexander Avenue after 2 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2023. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack firefighters tackle pickup truck blaze on Railway Avenue

Fire Monday was at least the 4th one in a 2-block radius in 3 months

Chilliwack firefighters put out a pickup truck fire in an empty lot next to the CN Rail line on Alexander Avenue after 2 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2023. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
In this Feb, 11, 2019 file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guard members arrive for a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi, or Freedom, Square, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo file/Vahid Salemi)

Chilliwack-Hope MP urges Trudeau to list Iranian IRGC as terrorist group in criminal code

‘The time for empty words and hollow announcements is over’ Strahl says

In this Feb, 11, 2019 file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guard members arrive for a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi, or Freedom, Square, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo file/Vahid Salemi)
Two children under 18 held in custody by the Iranian regime that have been sponsored by Federal Canadian MPs to try to help stop their execution. Ali Rakhshani, 17, is endorsed by Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Ken Hardie, and Mohammad Rakhshani, 16, is endorsed by North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson. (Twitter @balo0chgirl)

OPINION: Iranian woman living in Chilliwack urging MPs to sponsor prisoners to avoid execution

Nine federal Liberal MPs ‘sponsor’ Iranian detainees by sharing their plights on social media

Two children under 18 held in custody by the Iranian regime that have been sponsored by Federal Canadian MPs to try to help stop their execution. Ali Rakhshani, 17, is endorsed by Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Ken Hardie, and Mohammad Rakhshani, 16, is endorsed by North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson. (Twitter @balo0chgirl)
Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, was upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack was released on Nov. 19, 2022. Less than a month later, Kirkland Russell violated one of the conditions of his release. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Chilliwack killer violated a condition of statutory release just 1 month out of jail

Mother of man stabbed to death outraged at killer’s early release, now shocked he’s not going back to jail

Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, was upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack was released on Nov. 19, 2022. Less than a month later, Kirkland Russell violated one of the conditions of his release. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Children at Promontory Heights Elementary School in 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Acute teacher shortage prompts Chilliwack School District to hire uncertified teachers

Teachers’ union says the unprecedented move is ‘extremely disruptive’ for students

Children at Promontory Heights Elementary School in 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ken and Holly McKeen with the gumboots Holly painted for Ken 30 years ago, then donated to a thrift store. Turns out, her friend Judy bought those boots and returned them to Holly over the holidays. (Submitted by Holly McKeen)

Chilliwack artist’s hand-painted gumboots walk back into her life after 30 years

Holly McKeen gave the boots to a thrift store and unbeknownst to her, a friend bought them

Ken and Holly McKeen with the gumboots Holly painted for Ken 30 years ago, then donated to a thrift store. Turns out, her friend Judy bought those boots and returned them to Holly over the holidays. (Submitted by Holly McKeen)
A Global News report revealed the home on this Greendale property was built by a Chinese VIP gambler connected to the RCMP’s investigation of money laundering at B.C. casinos. BC Assessment lists 6500 Chadsey Rd. as the most valuable property in Chilliwack for 2023 at $4.735 million. (Google Earth)

Highest valued property in Chilliwack was built by Chinese VIP gambler

Once again number 1 on list of BC Assessment’s top 10 local properties at $4.37 million

A Global News report revealed the home on this Greendale property was built by a Chinese VIP gambler connected to the RCMP’s investigation of money laundering at B.C. casinos. BC Assessment lists 6500 Chadsey Rd. as the most valuable property in Chilliwack for 2023 at $4.735 million. (Google Earth)
Still from Chilliwack Realtor Kevin Schroeder’s January 2022 Instagram video where he explains how BC Assessment increases in property value have no impact on property taxes. (Instagram @kevinschroederrealtor)

OPINION: Chilliwack Realtor’s explanation how property assessment increases do not affect taxes

Because it’s important, a 2nd look at Kevin Schroeder’s Instagram video on how property taxes work

Still from Chilliwack Realtor Kevin Schroeder’s January 2022 Instagram video where he explains how BC Assessment increases in property value have no impact on property taxes. (Instagram @kevinschroederrealtor)
B.C.’s first baby of the new year is Gabriella Louise Camayan, born at Abbotsford Regional Hospital at 12:02 a.m. The proud parents are Arben Camayan and Thea Villaneu. (Fraser Health photo)

B.C.’s New Year’s Baby is a little girl in the Fraser Valley

Wee one at 5 lbs, 10 oz born at 12:02 a.m. at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

B.C.’s first baby of the new year is Gabriella Louise Camayan, born at Abbotsford Regional Hospital at 12:02 a.m. The proud parents are Arben Camayan and Thea Villaneu. (Fraser Health photo)
Screenshot from video posted in 2021 showing repeated crossings through side channels of the Fraser River at Gill Bar in Chilliwack. (Facebook)

TOP STORIES 2022: Gill Bar finally shut down to vehicle traffic

Years of habitat destruction by recreational users prompted DFO’s decision

Screenshot from video posted in 2021 showing repeated crossings through side channels of the Fraser River at Gill Bar in Chilliwack. (Facebook)
An abandoned squatters camp in the Chilliwack River Valley on Dec. 28, 2022. (Ross Aikenhead photo)

Volunteers clean up abandoned squatters’ camp on the banks of the Chilliwack River

Large amounts of debris at risk of washing into the rising river waters

An abandoned squatters camp in the Chilliwack River Valley on Dec. 28, 2022. (Ross Aikenhead photo)
Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove speaks during the groundbreaking for the Mann Group apartment building construction at the former Safeway site in downtown Chilliwack on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

TOP STORIES 2022: New developments changing the beating heart of downtown Chilliwack

New businesses at District 1881 and two affordable housing projects break ground in 2022

Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove speaks during the groundbreaking for the Mann Group apartment building construction at the former Safeway site in downtown Chilliwack on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
As the sun sets on 2022, we know there will be tumult ahead in 2023 but there will be good times too. Bring it on. (Photo by Ezra Laser)

OPINION: What a wild, strange ride that year was, yet again

‘There will be tumult ahead in 2023 to be sure. There will also be good times, good deeds, and love’

As the sun sets on 2022, we know there will be tumult ahead in 2023 but there will be good times too. Bring it on. (Photo by Ezra Laser)
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