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Coquihalla Highway shortly after 4 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2020. (DriveBC footage)

Coquihalla crash victim awarded $9 million in BC Supreme Court

Man who collided with tractor trailer driver who swerved erratically can no longer live independently

Coquihalla Highway shortly after 4 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2020. (DriveBC footage)
A Ballam Road resident in Chilliwack blocks the road at around 11 a.m. on Sept. 7, 2020 after a tree branch fell down knocking wires down on the road. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

Wind leads to small power outages in Chilliwack Monday morning

BC Hydro on scene at one with crews en route to Greendale and downtown area

A Ballam Road resident in Chilliwack blocks the road at around 11 a.m. on Sept. 7, 2020 after a tree branch fell down knocking wires down on the road. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
The average price of a single family home sold in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board in August 2020 was $676,099. This home in Chilliwack Proper was listed in early September for $699,000. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Skyrocketing August home sales in Chilliwack and surrounding area

Sales up 62% over August 2019 with prices up 14% year over year

The average price of a single family home sold in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board in August 2020 was $676,099. This home in Chilliwack Proper was listed in early September for $699,000. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Fraser Valley sports anglers are asked to take part in a “demonstration” event on Sept. 9, 2020 on the Fraser River where they will use the bar fishing technique to target chinook salmon despite there not being an opening for the species. (Facebook)

Chilliwack sports fishers plan ‘demonstration’ fishery next week

Anglers frustrated officials will not allow an opening for chinook salmon on Fraser River

Fraser Valley sports anglers are asked to take part in a “demonstration” event on Sept. 9, 2020 on the Fraser River where they will use the bar fishing technique to target chinook salmon despite there not being an opening for the species. (Facebook)
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Progress file)

Chilliwack prolific offender handed 6 years in prison

Crown asked for 9 years for John Frederick Field who has spent 32 of his 40 adult years in custody

Chilliwack Law Courts. (Progress file)
A 19-year-old man died accidentally after smoking fentanyl in a bong using a blow torch causing this car fire in a Chilliwack parking lot on Dec. 1, 2017. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Death of 19-year-old killed in dramatic Chilliwack car fire ruled ‘accidental’

Victim found with fentanyl in his system, bong and propane torch in front seat

A 19-year-old man died accidentally after smoking fentanyl in a bong using a blow torch causing this car fire in a Chilliwack parking lot on Dec. 1, 2017. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Still from a video of workers loading birds into crates at an Abbotsford egg farm on July 15, 2020, according to Janice Soranno who provided the video to the media. (Vimeo)

UPDATE: Undercover video shows alleged animal abuse at Abbotsford egg farm

One employee wearing logo of Chilliwack chicken-catching company already facing abuse charges

Still from a video of workers loading birds into crates at an Abbotsford egg farm on July 15, 2020, according to Janice Soranno who provided the video to the media. (Vimeo)
Former Chilliwack city councillor and mayoral candidate Sam Waddington was charged with two counts of breach of trust by a public officer in 2019, and the case wrapped up in August 2020 with an alternative measures plan agreed to by Crown and defence. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

UPDATE: Former Chilliwack city councillor’s breach of trust case resolved using ‘alternative measures’

Charges dropped against Sam Waddington who faced two counts from 2017 related to allegations

Former Chilliwack city councillor and mayoral candidate Sam Waddington was charged with two counts of breach of trust by a public officer in 2019, and the case wrapped up in August 2020 with an alternative measures plan agreed to by Crown and defence. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
This Sardis house listed for $669,900 as of August 9, 2020 is priced just under the average single family home sale price in Chilliwack for July 2020 at $672,645. (Realtor.ca)

Huge month for Chilliwack real estate in July

Average selling price up 12 per cent with sales numbers not seen since boom of 2017

This Sardis house listed for $669,900 as of August 9, 2020 is priced just under the average single family home sale price in Chilliwack for July 2020 at $672,645. (Realtor.ca)
Fire destroyed a large chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack on August 7, 2020, (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

SLIDESHOW: Chilliwack firefighters battle large blaze at Rosedale chicken barn Friday

Majority of birds saved but buildings on Castleman Road destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed a large chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack on August 7, 2020, (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A blood python reported missing by its owner in the downtown Chilliwack area on August 6, 2020. (Facebook)

Six-foot blood python missing in downtown Chilliwack area

Owner is worried and reports the snake ‘more loving and gentle than a lil’ kitten’

A blood python reported missing by its owner in the downtown Chilliwack area on August 6, 2020. (Facebook)
In 2015, Luckakuck Way saw the highest number of crashes in all of Chilliwack at 469 a number that dropped to 377 in 2019. This crash occurred on July 19, 2020 at the notoriously dangerous McDonald’s exit on Luckakuck Way. (William Snow photo for The Chilliwack Progress)

Here are Chilliwack’s top 10 worst intersections for crashes

Luckakuck and Vedder continues to hold the top spot with a crash every 2.5 days according to ICBC

In 2015, Luckakuck Way saw the highest number of crashes in all of Chilliwack at 469 a number that dropped to 377 in 2019. This crash occurred on July 19, 2020 at the notoriously dangerous McDonald’s exit on Luckakuck Way. (William Snow photo for The Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Chilliwack Progress file)

OPINION: Self-reflection forced by pandemic could improve B.C. justice

Reopening the courts bit by bit is illustrating the good, the bad, and what needs to change

Chilliwack Law Courts. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack man convicted of botched home invasion at grow-op

Ronald McDowell avoided more serious charge after allegedly throwing gasoline on a man

Screenshot of BC Hydro outage map for Chilliwack at 3:35 p.m. on July 27, 2020. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Most of Chilliwack briefly without power Monday afternoon

Transmission circuit failure cuts power to tens of thousands of BC Hydro customers after 3:30 p.m.

Screenshot of BC Hydro outage map for Chilliwack at 3:35 p.m. on July 27, 2020. (BC Hydro)
A man drowned after going under water in Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake Provincial Park around 3 p.m. on July 25, 2020. Cultus Lake Fire Department, BCEHS, Chilliwack SAR and RCMP all responded to the scene. (Shane MacKichan video still)

UPDATE: Student from India drowned at Cultus Lake Saturday

22-year-old Kwantlen student went under the water at Entrance Bay and could not be revived

A man drowned after going under water in Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake Provincial Park around 3 p.m. on July 25, 2020. Cultus Lake Fire Department, BCEHS, Chilliwack SAR and RCMP all responded to the scene. (Shane MacKichan video still)
OPINION: We’ve reached a Sophie’s Choice decision in COVID-19 pandemic

OPINION: We’ve reached a Sophie’s Choice decision in COVID-19 pandemic

Young people can’t handle much more isolation but the alternative is a terrible second wave

OPINION: We’ve reached a Sophie’s Choice decision in COVID-19 pandemic
BC Liberal ad from Oct. 4, 2019 in The Light Magazine, a Christian publication out of Langley that frequently publishes homophobic and transphobic content. (Lightmagazine.ca)

Vancouver Pride Society bans BC Liberals from annual parade after ad controversy

VPS threatened the ban last week if action wasn’t taken against Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness

BC Liberal ad from Oct. 4, 2019 in The Light Magazine, a Christian publication out of Langley that frequently publishes homophobic and transphobic content. (Lightmagazine.ca)
A pickup collided with a car at the McDonald’s exit on Luckakuck Way in Chilliwack on July 19, 2020. (William Snow photo)

VIDEO: Crash near Luckakuck McDonald’s in Chilliwack points to a dangerous spot

Cedar hedges at restaurant exit on curve of road have long been considered a problem

A pickup collided with a car at the McDonald’s exit on Luckakuck Way in Chilliwack on July 19, 2020. (William Snow photo)
Firefighters responded to a fully involved vacant house fire on Robson Street on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

UPDATE w/ PHOTOS: ‘Deliberately set’ fire destroys vacant house downtown Chilliwack Saturday

Robson Street home destroyed by latest in a long line of blazes in unused buildings

Firefighters responded to a fully involved vacant house fire on Robson Street on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)