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The Abbotsford Police Department is warning about a recent online “romance scam” that saw a local senior lose $270,000. (Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash)

Online ‘romance scam’ sees Abbotsford senior lose $270K

Police warn that it’s almost impossible to catch fraudsters in such cases

Police were at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre on Wednesday night (May 25) after a fatal assault occurred. (Photo by Shane MacKichan)

UPDATE: 3 suspects in custody following fatal assault in Abbotsford

Man, 41, died Wednesday outside of Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Dash-cam footage released by the Abbotsford Police Department shows two drivers speeding along McCallum Road on June 4, 2021. (Screengrab from video)

Footage released of 2 drivers going 97 km/h over speed limit in Abbotsford

Pair pleaded guilty this month to incident from a year ago, both fined $1,000

Davis Graham, aka Pencil Fingerz, donated this original painting to B.C. Emergency Health Services. (Submitted by BCEHS)

Former Chilliwack artist ‘Pencil Fingerz’ donates painting to honour B.C. paramedics

Additionally, 5,000 limited edition prints will be made and given to every paramedic in B.C.

Davis Graham, aka Pencil Fingerz, donated this original painting to B.C. Emergency Health Services. (Submitted by BCEHS)
The Village Classic Car Show on June 25, 2017. A vintage market will take place along a section of Main Street during this year’s car show. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Vintage market part of this year’s Village Classic Car Show in Chilliwack

‘This very hip vintage market will be a welcome addition,’ says Trevor McDonald with BIA

The Village Classic Car Show on June 25, 2017. A vintage market will take place along a section of Main Street during this year’s car show. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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Prolific offender Jonathan David Olson (pictured) and Brodie Tyrel Robinson, both of Chilliwack, were convicted of several offences in BC Supreme Court in August 2019 in connection to a crime spree on the Canada Day long weekend in 2017.

Chilliwack gangster’s appeal of 11.5-year jail sentence for crime spree dismissed by the court

Jonathan Olson involved in shooting a fellow crime associate in the head

Prolific offender Jonathan David Olson (pictured) and Brodie Tyrel Robinson, both of Chilliwack, were convicted of several offences in BC Supreme Court in August 2019 in connection to a crime spree on the Canada Day long weekend in 2017.
A memorial at the location of a single vehicle crash that killed a 17-year-old Chilliwack boy on Camp River Road ion May 22, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Secondary School offering support to students after tragic death of 17-year-old

Caleb Branconnier died in single vehicle crash into Camp Slough after 10 p.m. on May 22

A memorial at the location of a single vehicle crash that killed a 17-year-old Chilliwack boy on Camp River Road ion May 22, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sunshine Edwards of Kamloops gets some last-minute help from Louie Quilt before the intertribal dancing begins Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society’s 46th Annual Memorial Pow Wow. Lindsay Chung photo

New traditional powwow coming to Abbotsford at Sumas First Nation

Event offers bannock, food trucks, a kids’ booth, team dancing, the potato dance, jigging and giveaways

Sunshine Edwards of Kamloops gets some last-minute help from Louie Quilt before the intertribal dancing begins Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society’s 46th Annual Memorial Pow Wow. Lindsay Chung photo
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Province extends deadline for flood-recovery help for farmers

Farmers now have two extra months to start submitting costs for cleanup and repairs

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
GoByBike Week runs May 30 to June 5 in Chilliwack. (File photo/ Black Press Media)

Chilliwack’s GoByBike Week begins with community cycle

Cyclists are invited to join the mayor and councillors for a ride, followed by a free breakfast

GoByBike Week runs May 30 to June 5 in Chilliwack. (File photo/ Black Press Media)
Signage at the RCMP Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack on April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack RCMP looking for witnesses, dashcam footage after attempted child luring

10-year-old child approached by unknown man at Teskey and Russell at 7:45 a.m. on May 18

Signage at the RCMP Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack on April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A head-on collision occurred May 24, 2021 in the area of North Parallel Road and Whatcom Road in Abbotsford. A Surrey woman has now been charged in relation to the crash. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Service)

Surrey woman faces 9 charges for head-on crash in Abbotsford a year ago

Charges against Anureet Dosanjh include 6 counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm

A head-on collision occurred May 24, 2021 in the area of North Parallel Road and Whatcom Road in Abbotsford. A Surrey woman has now been charged in relation to the crash. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Service)
A memorial at the location of a single vehicle crash that killed a 17-year-old Chilliwack boy on Camp River Road ion May 22, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

17-year-old Chilliwack boy killed in single-vehicle crash late Sunday night

Boy was one of three passengers in car; RCMP are investigating if speed and alcohol were factors

A memorial at the location of a single vehicle crash that killed a 17-year-old Chilliwack boy on Camp River Road ion May 22, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A person was taken to hospital by air ambulance after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 1 near Hope Monday (May 24) afternoon. (submitted photo)

Person airlifted to hospital following Victoria Day crash on Highway 1 near Hope

RCMP suggest the two-vehicle collision may have been caused by distracted driving

A person was taken to hospital by air ambulance after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 1 near Hope Monday (May 24) afternoon. (submitted photo)
A charred mattress and other debris sit on the front lawn of a house on Menzies Street on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Firefighters rescue ‘disoriented’ person from home following early-morning fire in Chilliwack

‘Fire suppression efforts were delayed due to a marijuana grow operation in the basement,’ says official

A charred mattress and other debris sit on the front lawn of a house on Menzies Street on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon (right) and Chilliwack School Trustee David Swankey (left) give students a spin on a piece of playground equipment the kids have creatively dubbed ‘the Spinny Thing.’ (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack-Kent MLA sees the results of playground funding

Kelli Paddon and a group of happy kids explored a recently-built playground at Unsworth Elementary

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon (right) and Chilliwack School Trustee David Swankey (left) give students a spin on a piece of playground equipment the kids have creatively dubbed ‘the Spinny Thing.’ (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
The logo for the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair was designed by local Indigenous artist Bon Graham. (Bon Graham - b.wyse)
The logo for the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair was designed by local Indigenous artist Bon Graham. (Bon Graham - b.wyse)
The Fraser River is low right now, but will soon rise with the spring freshet. And with that rise comes the annual preparations for flooding. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Now is the time to prepare for potential Fraser River flooding, says FVRD

Spring freshet still hasn’t arrived and snow pack is higher than normal throughout headwaters

The Fraser River is low right now, but will soon rise with the spring freshet. And with that rise comes the annual preparations for flooding. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
Fire in a garage on Fairfield Island in Chilliwack before 10 p.m. on May 22, 2022. (Bryden Nelmes photo)

UPDATE: Fairfield Island house fire was arson, says Chilliwack fire official

Witnesses claim there was a loud bang, black smoke in the area of Hymar and Dublin

Fire in a garage on Fairfield Island in Chilliwack before 10 p.m. on May 22, 2022. (Bryden Nelmes photo)