Robert Freeman

UPDATE: Coroner IDs Chilliwack teen killed in snowmobile crash

Billie Brittany Bell, 16, was killed after she lost control of her snowmobile Dec. 30 and crashed into a tree.

New book calls for plan to manage gravel reach

'Let's have a grown-up conversation,' says co-author of book calling for a plan to end controversy over gravel mining in the Fraser River

Top Stories 2012: Byelection breakthrough for provincial NDP

Gwen O’Mahony scored an upset victory for the NDP by taking the Chilliwack-Hope riding away from the BC Liberals in an April byelection.

Top Stories 2012: Pipeline plan opposed

Kinder Morgan’s plan to twin the Trans Mountain pipeline surfaced in March sparking immediate fears about an oil spill

Top Stories 2012: Local Liberals make way as provincial election looms

Chilliwack’s political landscape underwent a seismic shift with the resignations of BC Liberal MLAs John Les and Barry Penner.

Guardian angel, heroic cops and a life saved

Chilliwack RCMP dive into a freezing cold ditch to rescue a trapped driver

Point named to ‘champion’ Oppal inquiry recommendations

Ernie Crey, early advocate for an inquiry into B.C.’s missing women, praised the appointment of Steven Point.

Metro Van’s doubts about toxic fly ash tests raises concern: Gaetz

Doubts cast by Metro Vancouver about incineration testing protocols has raised further concerns at the FVRD about hazardous waste disposal.

$2.3 million in dike upgrades coming to Chilliwack

Upgrades to the city's east dike will increase flood protection for more than 40,000 people living in the floodplain.

Who makes policy still an issue at school board

Chilliwack school trustees continued to wrangle over policy matters at the Tuesday board meeting.

Mark Strahl named to chair BC/Yukon caucus

Prime Minister Stephen Harper names Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl, elected just over a year ago, to chair BC/Yukon caucus.

B.C. falling behind in skills training, says NDP MLA for Chilliwack-Hope

Chilliwack-Hope MLA Gwen O’Mahony blames shortage on the BC Liberals. But president of the BC Construction Association, disagrees.

Opposition growing to Metro’s incinerator plan

A “huge groundswell of opposition” is forming against Metro Vancouver’s proposed incineration plans, says Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz.

Mould prompts Parkholm renovations

Price expected to top $1.4 million for all four wings at the aging structure near Chilliwack General Hospital.

B.C. government fumbles release of missing women inquiry report

Families of missing women call for 'in-person delivery' of report by the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.

Four awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal

Four “unique” Chilliwackians were presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal Monday night by Chilliwack MLA John Les.

Report of the missing women inquiry to be released soon via the Internet

But the 'arms-length' delivery by the B.C. government is called 'an insult' by the brother of one of the missing women.

Metro’s incinerator plan called an ‘attack’ on private enterprise

Incinerator-based waste disposal has raised the ire of independent contractors in the Lower Mainland and homebuilders in the Fraser Valley.

BC Conservatives to announce Chilliwack election candidate soon

A "pretty well-known" male is ready to run under the BC Conservative banner, party official says

NDP urges Fraser Health to buy locally

The NDP is calling on the B.C. government to step into food procurement by hospitals that neighbour on key food-producing areas.