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Chilliwack Search and Rescue crews enter the Vedder River just west of the Vedder Bridge in Chilliwack on May 11, 2020 after a male went missing near Teskey Rock. (Rebeckah Faith photo)

One missing, presumed drowned in Chilliwack River Valley

Search and Rescue and RCMP dispatched after cliff jumper did not surface at Teskey Rock

Chilliwack Search and Rescue crews enter the Vedder River just west of the Vedder Bridge in Chilliwack on May 11, 2020 after a male went missing near Teskey Rock. (Rebeckah Faith photo)
The Fraser River at the end of McSween Road on April 16, 2020. The river has come up considerably since then and the freshet means the water can be dangerous. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press file)

Harrowing rescue for woman and daughter on Fraser River in Chilliwack

Search and Rescue warn against paddleboarding during spring freshet

The Fraser River at the end of McSween Road on April 16, 2020. The river has come up considerably since then and the freshet means the water can be dangerous. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press file)
April real estate sales in Chilliwack area lowest in well over a decade

April real estate sales in Chilliwack area lowest in well over a decade

Sales down more than 40 per cent, average sale prices stable

April real estate sales in Chilliwack area lowest in well over a decade
COLUMN: Maybe decent internet should be a human right

COLUMN: Maybe decent internet should be a human right

Residents of Chilliwack neighbourhood decry terrible connectivity amid a global pandemic

COLUMN: Maybe decent internet should be a human right
The RCMP Dive Team was called in May 3, 2020 to assist with body recovery after two children died when a side-by-side ATV plunged into Foley Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley on May 3, 2020. (Shane MacKichan photo)

UPDATE: Two children killed in ATV accident in Chilliwack River Valley Sunday

Two adults and one other child escaped side-by-side rollover at Foley Lake

The RCMP Dive Team was called in May 3, 2020 to assist with body recovery after two children died when a side-by-side ATV plunged into Foley Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley on May 3, 2020. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Amateur photographer captured this photograph on April 28, 2020 of a leucistic Canada Goose on a Chilliwack waterway. (William Snow photo)

Amateur photographer captures rare pale-coloured Canada Goose in Chilliwack

Bird with the condition ‘leucism’ appears almost ghostlike

Amateur photographer captured this photograph on April 28, 2020 of a leucistic Canada Goose on a Chilliwack waterway. (William Snow photo)
George Neufeld holds signs for his wife Nettie outside Chilliwack General Hospital on April 24, 2020. (Facebook)

COLUMN: Relationship challenges amid a global pandemic

Absence is one type of pain but too much presence is leading to spike in domestic abuse

George Neufeld holds signs for his wife Nettie outside Chilliwack General Hospital on April 24, 2020. (Facebook)
(Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry photo)

BREAKING: Worker at Chilliwack poultry farm tests positive for COVID-19

Yarrow’s Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry announced confirmed case on social media

(Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry photo)
Firefighters respond to a house fire on Second Avenue on Saturday, April 25, 2020. (William Snow photo)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Firefighters battle house fire on Second Avenue in Chilliwack Saturday afternoon

Blaze reportedly started in garage often used by homeless individuals then spread to the house

Firefighters respond to a house fire on Second Avenue on Saturday, April 25, 2020. (William Snow photo)
RCMP were on scene with their canine unit at Parr Road on the morning of Friday, April 24, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Body of 50-year-old male found in Parr Road slough in Chilliwack Thursday night

Remains had been there for ‘quite some time’ so not that of two other missing people

RCMP were on scene with their canine unit at Parr Road on the morning of Friday, April 24, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Chilliwack doctors, from left to right, Dr. Vera Nyirenda, Dr. Angeline Sia-Venugopal and Dr. Micheal Riesling issued an “urgent notice” the week of April 20, 2020 to the 6,000 patients of Valley Family Practice that they have to be out of their current location by April 24, 2020. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Three Chilliwack doctors left scrambling after being ‘unexpectedly ordered’ out of clinic space

Valley Family Practice GPs out by Friday are now contacting 6,000 patients about new location

Chilliwack doctors, from left to right, Dr. Vera Nyirenda, Dr. Angeline Sia-Venugopal and Dr. Micheal Riesling issued an “urgent notice” the week of April 20, 2020 to the 6,000 patients of Valley Family Practice that they have to be out of their current location by April 24, 2020. (Submitted)
A man with a sign that read “Question Every thing” at Vedder Road and Yale Road in April 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

COLUMN: Fighting an ‘infodemic’ amid a pandemic

Don’t be tricked by the lies, damn lies and nonsense shared on social media

A man with a sign that read “Question Every thing” at Vedder Road and Yale Road in April 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Joe McDonald from Burnaby came out to play for the residents of three buildings at Elim Village in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on April 20, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack seniors treated to walk-by bagpipe performance

Joe McDonald walked around Garrison Crossing retirement residences Monday filling the air with music

Joe McDonald from Burnaby came out to play for the residents of three buildings at Elim Village in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on April 20, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Hope River Road blocked in both directions as a tow truck pulled a white pickup out of the Hope Slough. (Paul Henderson/ The Chilliwack Progress)                                Hope River Road blocked in both directions as a tow truck pulled a white pickup out of the Hope Slough on April 20, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Abandoned pickup pulled from Hope Slough in Chilliwack

Traffic on Hope River Road blocked in both directions over noon hour Monday

Hope River Road blocked in both directions as a tow truck pulled a white pickup out of the Hope Slough. (Paul Henderson/ The Chilliwack Progress)                                Hope River Road blocked in both directions as a tow truck pulled a white pickup out of the Hope Slough on April 20, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Black Press newspaper carriers have been asked to not touch surfaces when delivering papers. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Pandemic means changes for door-to-door newspaper delivery

Black Press asks readers across B.C. to be patient as carriers are asked not to touch surfaces

During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Black Press newspaper carriers have been asked to not touch surfaces when delivering papers. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Submitted by Keri Harvey.

SLIDE SHOW: Chilliwack readers share their at-home classroom setups during COVID-19 pandemic

School is still in session as homes turn into classrooms and parents turn into teachers

Submitted by Keri Harvey.
Ads bought by Black Press community newspaper readers – Dave Stephen in the the Chilliwack Progress, Chad Skelton in Peace Arch News, and Josh Reynolds in the Abby News – has sparked a discussion about the importance of local journalism in these challenging times amid the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. (Chilliwack Progress, Peace Arch News, Abby News)

COLUMN: Chilliwack citizen’s purchase of a newspaper ad sparks community journalism discussion

‘I see The Progress as the vital link for dependable news and information in our community’

Ads bought by Black Press community newspaper readers – Dave Stephen in the the Chilliwack Progress, Chad Skelton in Peace Arch News, and Josh Reynolds in the Abby News – has sparked a discussion about the importance of local journalism in these challenging times amid the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. (Chilliwack Progress, Peace Arch News, Abby News)
Bernie McNicholl (left), 93, gets a chuckle out of 94-year-old Warner Hockin following the 102nd commemoration of the battle of Vimy Ridge at All Sappers’ Memorial Park on April 9, 2019. The two veterans both fought in the Second World War. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack neighbourhood bangs pots and pans in front of war veteran’s house

Residents bring nightly ritual to 95-year-old D-Day veteran Warner Hockin to include him

Bernie McNicholl (left), 93, gets a chuckle out of 94-year-old Warner Hockin following the 102nd commemoration of the battle of Vimy Ridge at All Sappers’ Memorial Park on April 9, 2019. The two veterans both fought in the Second World War. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Real estate sales in March 2020 were strong despite the COVID-19 pandemic but sale are likely to slow in April. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Open houses discouraged as Chilliwack realtors look for a way forward

March saw strong sales but April likely to see lower numbers

Real estate sales in March 2020 were strong despite the COVID-19 pandemic but sale are likely to slow in April. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
A motor vehicle incident on McDonald Road on Fairfield Island in Chilliwack April 7, 2020 led to a power outage in the area for more than 1,200 customers. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Vehicle crash leaves 1,200 Chilliwack BC Hydro customers in the dark

Motor vehicle incident involving power pole could leave Fairfield Island residents in dark until 7:30 p.m.

A motor vehicle incident on McDonald Road on Fairfield Island in Chilliwack April 7, 2020 led to a power outage in the area for more than 1,200 customers. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)