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UPDATED: Police call off search for body under Agassiz Rosedale Bridge
UPDATED: Police call off search for body under Agassiz Rosedale Bridge
Party in the Park on July 13, 2018 downtown Chilliwack. (Darren Mcdonald photo)

BIA disallows campaign booths at Chilliwack’s Party in the Park nights

Candidate calls it ‘suppressing the vote’ while Waddington invites all to his Mill St. office Friday

Party in the Park on July 13, 2018 downtown Chilliwack. (Darren Mcdonald photo)
Chilliwack RCMP’s top cop Supt. Bryon Massie addresses city council at the July 17 meeting. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Head of Chilliwack RCMP sums up six months of policing the city

Supt. Bryon Massie addresses city council to talk about 15 new officers

Chilliwack RCMP’s top cop Supt. Bryon Massie addresses city council at the July 17 meeting. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Friends, family celebrate life of ‘angel from heaven’

Friends, family celebrate life of ‘angel from heaven’

Fraser Valley-based percussionist, therapist and volunteer hailed as man with boundless energy, love

Friends, family celebrate life of ‘angel from heaven’
A crew worked to remove a stolen pickup truck from blueberry bushes on an embankment off Prest Road south of Highway 1 in Chilliwack on July 17. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
A crew worked to remove a stolen pickup truck from blueberry bushes on an embankment off Prest Road south of Highway 1 in Chilliwack on July 17. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
City of Chilliwack crews ripped out the landscaping at Bole and Fletcher Park this week, which had become over-run with drug-use and unusable for neighbours. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

City crews rip out landscaping at Chilliwack park over-run with drug use

Homeless man says revamping the park will only put vulnerable people at further risk of overdose

City of Chilliwack crews ripped out the landscaping at Bole and Fletcher Park this week, which had become over-run with drug-use and unusable for neighbours. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Vehicle into pole knocks out power

Vehicle into pole knocks out power

BC Hydro says 930 Chilliwack customers affected

  • Jul 17, 2018
Vehicle into pole knocks out power
Kirk Joseph Russell and Victoria Sherri Purcell are charged with second-degree murder for the alleged July 7, 2017 killing of Douglas Presseau downtown Chilliwack. (RCMP/Facebook)                                Kirk Joseph Russell and Victoria Sherri Purcell are charged with second-degree murder for the alleged July 7, 2017 killing of Douglas Presseau downtown Chilliwack. (RCMP/Facebook)

Accused in 2017 downtown Chilliwack murder set for preliminary inquiry in two weeks

Court appearance on July 17 to shorten length of hearing for Kirkland Russell and Victoria Purcell

Kirk Joseph Russell and Victoria Sherri Purcell are charged with second-degree murder for the alleged July 7, 2017 killing of Douglas Presseau downtown Chilliwack. (RCMP/Facebook)                                Kirk Joseph Russell and Victoria Sherri Purcell are charged with second-degree murder for the alleged July 7, 2017 killing of Douglas Presseau downtown Chilliwack. (RCMP/Facebook)
Hot weather returning to Chilliwack

Hot weather returning to Chilliwack

Temperatures expected to climb into the low 30s starting Sunday

Hot weather returning to Chilliwack
Cameron Hull, seen here in a debate with Mayor Sharon Gaetz during his 2014 mayoral bid, announced he’ll run for Chilliwack city council in the October 2018 vote. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)

Former mayoral candidate to run for Chilliwack city council

Cameron Hull lost to Sharon Gaetz in 2014, now set to run again in October

Cameron Hull, seen here in a debate with Mayor Sharon Gaetz during his 2014 mayoral bid, announced he’ll run for Chilliwack city council in the October 2018 vote. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)
Campfire bans will come into effect on Wednesday. File photo

Campfire ban coming into effect across West Coast

The Coastal Fire Centre says bans will begin on Wednesday

Campfire bans will come into effect on Wednesday. File photo
Chilliwack Fire Department fire prevention officer Lisa Axelson and fire investigator Peter Kuhr with a cat rescued from the laundry room in the aftermath of a huge multi-home fire on Safflower Crescent on July 11. (Chilliwack Fire Department)

Coco the cat survives horrific Chilliwack house fire wrapped in a blanket

Found in the laundry hours after firefighters douse blaze that destroyed five structures

Chilliwack Fire Department fire prevention officer Lisa Axelson and fire investigator Peter Kuhr with a cat rescued from the laundry room in the aftermath of a huge multi-home fire on Safflower Crescent on July 11. (Chilliwack Fire Department)
Oversize load collides with Highway 1 overpass in Chilliwack

Oversize load collides with Highway 1 overpass in Chilliwack

Traffic disrupted eastbound around Lickman Road over pass Monday morning

Oversize load collides with Highway 1 overpass in Chilliwack
Sandy Mathies is running for Chilliwack city council

Sandy Mathies is running for Chilliwack city council

Creating affordable housing options and keeping the community safe are two of his platform planks

Sandy Mathies is running for Chilliwack city council
Truck traffic on Highway 1 has dramatically increased since 2014.  Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

Highway crashes double in Fraser Valley, truck traffic also up steeply

Unclear if doubling of Fraser Valley highway crashes is linked to spike in truck traffic

Truck traffic on Highway 1 has dramatically increased since 2014.  Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
A still from one of two videos shared on social media depicting young people in Chilliwack blowing smoke from a bong in the face of a kitten. The teens have been attacked on digital media and the BC SPCA is investigating.

BC SPCA investigate Chilliwack youth blowing smoke in kitten’s face in videos

Shared Snapchat videos lead to scathing criticism, even threats on social media

A still from one of two videos shared on social media depicting young people in Chilliwack blowing smoke from a bong in the face of a kitten. The teens have been attacked on digital media and the BC SPCA is investigating.
Supplies are critically low at the Salvation Army food bank warehouse right now, according to Don Armstrong, community food bank coordinator in Chilliwack. Chunky soups and tinned dinners are in high demand. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Situation critical now for Chilliwack Food Bank reserves

The Sally Ann food warehouse is nearly empty and in dire need of donations this summer

Supplies are critically low at the Salvation Army food bank warehouse right now, according to Don Armstrong, community food bank coordinator in Chilliwack. Chunky soups and tinned dinners are in high demand. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
The aftermath of a fire that destroyed two houses, three garages, a coachhouse and four vehicles on Safflower Crescent in Chilliwack on July 11. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crimes Unit investigating massive Safflower Crescent fire

GoFundMe accounts set up to help five families affected by blaze that destroyed five structures

The aftermath of a fire that destroyed two houses, three garages, a coachhouse and four vehicles on Safflower Crescent in Chilliwack on July 11. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
A crew of about 25 staff from LLT showed up to the Chilliwack Community Forest with work gloves on, and put in a full day trail-building recently. (Submitted)

It’s all adding up in Chilliwack Community Forest after accountants take on trail-building

Chilliwack accountants LLT LLP had volunteers clearing brush and benching on several trails

A crew of about 25 staff from LLT showed up to the Chilliwack Community Forest with work gloves on, and put in a full day trail-building recently. (Submitted)
A Chilliwack RCMP officer outside The Kure Cannabis Dispensary on the Skwah First Nation on July 12 as a search warrant is executed. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

UPDATE: RCMP execute search warrants at Chilliwack cannabis shops on First Nations land

Officers on scene at The Kure on Skwah and Indigenous Bloom on Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt Thursday

A Chilliwack RCMP officer outside The Kure Cannabis Dispensary on the Skwah First Nation on July 12 as a search warrant is executed. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
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