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Charred remains of a vehicle in the same lot on Railway Avenue in Chilliwack on Feb. 6, 2023 where another vehicle fire occurred. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Suspicious van fire on Railway Avenue makes at least five in past three months in Chilliwack

Chilliwack fire crews dispatched to several fires that destroyed a truck, a van, a house and more

Disturbed is coming to Abbotsford on May 12.

Disturbed coming to Abbotsford on May 12

Take Back Your Life tour also features Theory of a Deadman

A house for sale sign in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 6, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sleepy start to 2023 for Chilliwack real estate market

Numbers across the board seem to be plateauing after a free fall through 2022

Project AIM co-founder Miel Bernstein in the new storage space full of incontinence and menstrual products. (Project AIM)

Volunteers taking aim at shame with free incontinence, menstrual products for a third year

Project AIM team has new partners, new storage, and plan to obtain charitable status in 2023

Project AIM co-founder Miel Bernstein in the new storage space full of incontinence and menstrual products. (Project AIM)
A screenshot of the TikTok video of a man alleged to have issued homophobic slurs who later turned himself in to the Vancouver Police Department. (Twitter/ @jamiepine)

Chilliwack man turns himself in to police following viral homophobic video

Man caught on video making homophobic comments and other insults outside SkyTrain station

A screenshot of the TikTok video of a man alleged to have issued homophobic slurs who later turned himself in to the Vancouver Police Department. (Twitter/ @jamiepine)
The Chilliwack Harmony Chorus is offering singing valentines Feb. 12 to 14. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Serenade your sweetheart with singing valentine from Chilliwack Harmony Chorus

‘Unique’ Valentine’s Day gift includes love songs, flower, chocolates, says chorus director

The Chilliwack Harmony Chorus is offering singing valentines Feb. 12 to 14. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of Feb. 5

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Justin Geurtsen with Chilliwack Community Services and Annette Williams with Chilliwack Learning Society are inviting people to a free family literacy event on Feb. 25 called Building Our Stories Through Learning. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Focus of free literacy event in Chilliwack for families to learn, have fun together

‘Building Our Stories Through Learning’ will be taking place at YMCA in Chilliwack

Justin Geurtsen with Chilliwack Community Services and Annette Williams with Chilliwack Learning Society are inviting people to a free family literacy event on Feb. 25 called Building Our Stories Through Learning. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Comedian Andrew Packer is at Corky’s Irish Pub on Thursday, Feb. 16. (Submitted)

Comedian brings ‘Ice Ice Baby’ tour to Chilliwack stage

Canadian funnyman Andrew Packer will be coming to Corky’s Irish Pub

Comedian Andrew Packer is at Corky’s Irish Pub on Thursday, Feb. 16. (Submitted)
Cinderella by Ballet Jörgen is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 14. (Submitted by the Chilliwack Cultural Centre)

Cinderella ballet will grace Chilliwack stage on Valentine’s Day

2 ballet classes plus photography workshop also being offered with Ballet Jörgen

Cinderella by Ballet Jörgen is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 14. (Submitted by the Chilliwack Cultural Centre)
Siobhan D’Souza, executive director with the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, stands inside Dragonfly Arts and Crafts with a number of local artists on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Due to renovations at Cottonwood Centre, the store must close down and the final day is Saturday, Feb. 25. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack store with locally made art must close its doors due to renovations at Cottonwood Centre

Dragonfly Arts and Crafts has ‘nothing but gratitude’ toward mall, says rep who’s now looking for new space

Siobhan D’Souza, executive director with the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, stands inside Dragonfly Arts and Crafts with a number of local artists on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Due to renovations at Cottonwood Centre, the store must close down and the final day is Saturday, Feb. 25. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Langley's Emmaus Place, built as affordable housing. (Langley Advance Times files)

EDITORIAL: Renters need more help in tight market

We need a lot more of the right kind of rental housing in B.C.

  • Feb 4, 2023
Langley's Emmaus Place, built as affordable housing. (Langley Advance Times files)
The provincial government announced $23.9 million in funding to help plan for and mitigate future climate-related disasters, like the flooding that hit Abbotsford and other communities in November, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Provincial government announces $23.9 million in flood mitigation funding

49 local governments and First Nations are receiving money to create more climate change resilience

The provincial government announced $23.9 million in funding to help plan for and mitigate future climate-related disasters, like the flooding that hit Abbotsford and other communities in November, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A “cyclist on bridge” signal standing over the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge. Built last March, the signal uses radar to detect motion along the shoulders of the bridge, alerting drivers of the presence of pedestrians or cyclists. (File Photo)

Cyclist Signal 101: Pole-mounted radar senses cyclists on Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge

Signal setup meant to improve safety on bridge between Agassiz, Chilliwack

A “cyclist on bridge” signal standing over the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge. Built last March, the signal uses radar to detect motion along the shoulders of the bridge, alerting drivers of the presence of pedestrians or cyclists. (File Photo)
Corner Nook Café owner Miae Pham (foreground) is seen with her staff on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. The Chilliwack eatery ranked 44 on Yelp’s list of Canada’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2023. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack eatery once again makes Yelp list of top 100 in Canada

Corner Nook Café placed 44 on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2023; ranked 82 in 2021

Corner Nook Café owner Miae Pham (foreground) is seen with her staff on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. The Chilliwack eatery ranked 44 on Yelp’s list of Canada’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2023. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)
Wilma’s community bingo event runs Feb. 6 to Feb. 15 with a chance to win a Family Day prize pack. (Wilma’s Transition House)

Family Day community bingo event coming from Wilma’s Transition Society

Bring filled-out bingo card back to Wilma’s office by Feb. 15 for a chance to win prize pack

Wilma’s community bingo event runs Feb. 6 to Feb. 15 with a chance to win a Family Day prize pack. (Wilma’s Transition House)
A longtime employee at Chilliwack’s Jolly Miller liquor store has won a wrongful dismissal lawsuit. (Google Maps photo)

Former employee at Chilliwack’s Jolly Miller liquor store wins wrongful dismissal lawsuit

Gai Cadrin worked there 35 years and argued she should have received more notice when she was let go

A longtime employee at Chilliwack’s Jolly Miller liquor store has won a wrongful dismissal lawsuit. (Google Maps photo)
Wilfred Kilgren of Rosedale. (RCMP)

RCMP looking for mental health patient missing from Chilliwack General Hospital

Police say 74-year-old Wilfred James Kilgren could be heading to Saskatchewan in an SUV

Wilfred Kilgren of Rosedale. (RCMP)
The body of a man was found early Friday morning (Feb. 3) at a home on Nicholson Avenue (off of the north end of Mt. Lehman Road) in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

UPDATE: Man found dead at Abbotsford drug lab after report of shots fired, home invasion

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over case; 2 suspects taken into custody

The body of a man was found early Friday morning (Feb. 3) at a home on Nicholson Avenue (off of the north end of Mt. Lehman Road) in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
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