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Chilliwack city councillor Jason Lum announced he will run as an Independent in the 2020 provincial election in the riding of Chilliwack-Kent. (Submitted)

Chilliwack-Kent candidate announcement caused Green Party confusion over the weekend

City councillor Independent candidate Jason Lum ‘honoured’ to get Green candidate endorsement

Chilliwack city councillor Jason Lum announced he will run as an Independent in the 2020 provincial election in the riding of Chilliwack-Kent. (Submitted)
Gladys and Ed Scherbey complained for years about the RCMP investigation into their son Corey’s 2011 death. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth called for a coroner’s inquest, an inquest that was set for April 14, 2020, was delayed due to COVID-19, but is now set for Nov. 2, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)

Coroner’s inquest into mysterious death of Chilliwack man scheduled for Nov. 2

April inquest into death of Corey Scherbey was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Gladys and Ed Scherbey complained for years about the RCMP investigation into their son Corey’s 2011 death. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth called for a coroner’s inquest, an inquest that was set for April 14, 2020, was delayed due to COVID-19, but is now set for Nov. 2, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)
BC Election 2020. BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC NDP leader John Horgan, and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)

BC VOTES 2020: Roundup of Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent provincial election candidates

6 names on the ballot for Chilliwack, with 3 for Chilliwack-Kent, possibly more coming

BC Election 2020. BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC NDP leader John Horgan, and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)
A black bear at the RCMP’s Pacific Regional Training Centre on Sept. 30, 2020. (William Snow photo)

VIDEO: Black bear visiting UFV in Chilliwack safely tranquilized and relocated

Small bear was in the area for a number of days before going up trees at the RCMP’s training centre

A black bear at the RCMP’s Pacific Regional Training Centre on Sept. 30, 2020. (William Snow photo)
University of the Fraser Valley physics professor Tim Cooper is the BC Green Party candidate in the 2020 provincial election for the riding of Chilliwack. (Facebook)

Greens formally announce UFV physics professor for Chilliwack

Tim Cooper is a first-time candidate in provincial politics

University of the Fraser Valley physics professor Tim Cooper is the BC Green Party candidate in the 2020 provincial election for the riding of Chilliwack. (Facebook)
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Sept. 30, 2020, the main stage of which was used for a BC Supreme Court jury trial to maintain proper distancing for pandemic protocols. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

OPINION: The theatre of court proceedings on stage at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

BC Supreme Court jury trial held on main stage this week to maintain pandemic distancing protocols

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Sept. 30, 2020, the main stage of which was used for a BC Supreme Court jury trial to maintain proper distancing for pandemic protocols. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Dan Coulter. (Submitted)

BC NDP confirm school board chair Dan Coulter as candidate for Chilliwack

Confirmed he will resign from school board if elected despite rumours to the contrary

Dan Coulter. (Submitted)
Students outside Chilliwack Secondary School on Sept. 15, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

Confirmed COVID-19 case at Chilliwack Secondary School

Parents informed in a letter issued Sept. 30, contact tracing is underway

Students outside Chilliwack Secondary School on Sept. 15, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
Desmond Devnich, former constituency assistant to Chilliwack MLA John Martin, is charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000 and two counts of breach of trust for allegedly taking funds from Martin’s office. (LinkedIn)

Former constituency assistant for Chilliwack MLA intends to plead guilty to fraud, breach of trust

John Martin fired Desmond Devnich for allegedly misappropriating thousands from constituency office

Desmond Devnich, former constituency assistant to Chilliwack MLA John Martin, is charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000 and two counts of breach of trust for allegedly taking funds from Martin’s office. (LinkedIn)
A worker employed by a Chilliwack-based agricultural employer seen throwing a chicken in an undercover video in 2017 filmed by California-base animal rights activists Mercy For Animals.

UPDATE: Defence in Fraser Valley chicken abuse cases asks BC Supreme Court to drop the charges

Sofina Foods and Chilliwack company asking Justice for stay of proceedings in advance of jury trial

A worker employed by a Chilliwack-based agricultural employer seen throwing a chicken in an undercover video in 2017 filmed by California-base animal rights activists Mercy For Animals.
Letters sent out by principals of two Chilliwack schools on Sept. 27, 2020 explaining there may have been COVID-19 exposures at the school or in the school community. (Twitter)

UPDATED: COVID-19 case connected to two Chilliwack schools

Principals of McCammon and A.D. Rundle notified staff of cases connected to ‘school community’

Letters sent out by principals of two Chilliwack schools on Sept. 27, 2020 explaining there may have been COVID-19 exposures at the school or in the school community. (Twitter)
A man on a bike was seen groping a teenager on Williams Street on security video on Sept. 16, 2020 recorded by local resident Rob Iezzi. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Mounties looking to catch Chilliwack bike-riding teen groper

Man caught on video slapping the backside of girl near CSS riding a bicycle

A man on a bike was seen groping a teenager on Williams Street on security video on Sept. 16, 2020 recorded by local resident Rob Iezzi. (YouTube)
Diane Janzen is disappointed there will be no nomination meeting in Chilliack for a BC Liberal candidate to be chosen by Chilliwack riding members, but on Sept. 24, 2020 she announced she will run for the BC Conservatives. (Facebook)

Chilliwack BC Liberal candidate hopeful jumps to the BC Conservatives

Days after Janzen said she had ‘rug yanked’ from under her by BC Liberals she finds a new home

Diane Janzen is disappointed there will be no nomination meeting in Chilliack for a BC Liberal candidate to be chosen by Chilliwack riding members, but on Sept. 24, 2020 she announced she will run for the BC Conservatives. (Facebook)
Anthony Cortez and Danielle “Deedee” Charlton are seen in these undated Facebook images. Cortez faces numerous charges after allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle near Hope on Sept. 11, 2017, a crash that killed Charlton. (Facebook)

Driver in fatal crash near Hope pleads guilty in death of female passenger

Anthony Cortez scheduled to be sentenced for death following crime spree in 2017

Anthony Cortez and Danielle “Deedee” Charlton are seen in these undated Facebook images. Cortez faces numerous charges after allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle near Hope on Sept. 11, 2017, a crash that killed Charlton. (Facebook)
A police incident near the Charles Street tunnel was reported Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 after 8 a.m. with a truck on fire and two suspects being sought by RCMP. (Darcy Loewen photo/ Facebook)

Chilliwack RCMP still seeking second suspect in Charles Avenue truck fire

Jordan Cole Burt was taken into RCMP custody while wanted on an outstanding warrant

A police incident near the Charles Street tunnel was reported Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 after 8 a.m. with a truck on fire and two suspects being sought by RCMP. (Darcy Loewen photo/ Facebook)
The driver of this white Chevy died in a motor vehicle collision on Prest Road at Mcguire Road in Chilliwack on Sept. 20, 2020. The Chevy blew a stop sign and T-boned this grey Dodge that had one man and five children inside. (Cara McNamara photo)

UPDATE: Fatal collision Sunday leaves Chilliwack father and five children with minor injuries

Driver who T-boned family after running stop sign on McGuire Road died at the scene

The driver of this white Chevy died in a motor vehicle collision on Prest Road at Mcguire Road in Chilliwack on Sept. 20, 2020. The Chevy blew a stop sign and T-boned this grey Dodge that had one man and five children inside. (Cara McNamara photo)
Students outside Chilliwack Secondary School on Sept. 15, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

COLUMN: Don’t be surprised to see hordes of teenagers gathering during this pandemic

The complexity and nuance of public health warnings look like mixed messaging to minds young and old

Students outside Chilliwack Secondary School on Sept. 15, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
The RCMP dog unit on the scene after the Oct. 10, 2017 robbery of the Scotiabank in downtown Chilliwack. Dean Kinley, 66, was convicted of robbing the bank on Sept. 11, 2020. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack bank robber convicted in BC Supreme Court

Dean Evan Kinley, 66, robbed the Scotiabank downtown in 2017

The RCMP dog unit on the scene after the Oct. 10, 2017 robbery of the Scotiabank in downtown Chilliwack. Dean Kinley, 66, was convicted of robbing the bank on Sept. 11, 2020. (Chilliwack Progress file)
The back side of the Chilliwack River Valley sign. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Beautiful B.C. – Isn’t it great? Shhh… Don’t tell anyone!

Huge numbers flocked to popular Chilliwack River Valley on Labour Day weekend

The back side of the Chilliwack River Valley sign. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The vehicle allegedly involved in a hit-and-run in a parking garage in the downtown area before midnight on Sept. 7, 2020. (Shane MacKichan photo)

VIDEO: Police search for suspect in alleged hit-and-run in downtown Chilliwack parking garage

An injured victim was taken to hospital by Air Ambulance late Monday

The vehicle allegedly involved in a hit-and-run in a parking garage in the downtown area before midnight on Sept. 7, 2020. (Shane MacKichan photo)