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On June 6, 2017 Chilliwack RCMP issued a request for help to locate missing 15-year-old girl Elizabeth Aaliyah Scott.

Chilliwack RCMP seek help to locate missing teenaged girl

Elizabeth Aaliyah Scott, 15, last seen by caregivers on June 2

On June 6, 2017 Chilliwack RCMP issued a request for help to locate missing 15-year-old girl Elizabeth Aaliyah Scott.
Man wanted for sex offences involving teen girl

Man wanted for sex offences involving teen girl

Jason Stanley Whitford faces five charges in Abbotsford

Man wanted for sex offences involving teen girl
Chilliwack the last bastion of housing affordability in the Lower Mainland

Chilliwack the last bastion of housing affordability in the Lower Mainland

New report points to ripple effect of high prices in Vancouver

Chilliwack the last bastion of housing affordability in the Lower Mainland
Hundreds of pieces of stolen mail from across the province have been recovered after an arrest on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file photo)

Stolen mail from across B.C. recovered after arrest in Langford

Two men in their 20’s from Burnaby and Maple Ridge face multiple criminal charges.

  • Jun 6, 2017
Hundreds of pieces of stolen mail from across the province have been recovered after an arrest on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file photo)
The Gwynne Vaughan Garden Party and Plant Sale saw hundreds of garden fans show up to the annual event in Chilliwack on Saturday. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress)

Gwynne Vaughan sale a very busy event Saturday

Hundreds showed up from all over Chilliwack to take in the lovely park setting and garden party

The Gwynne Vaughan Garden Party and Plant Sale saw hundreds of garden fans show up to the annual event in Chilliwack on Saturday. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress)
Recently announced cuts to hatchery programs like the steelhead production in Chilliwack, and Stream to Sea classroom programs, are getting heavily criticized. (Chilliwack Progress file photo)

Cuts to salmon enhancement programs in Chilliwack criticized

Fisheries minister is acknowledging concerns coming from communities in the wake of recent cuts

Recently announced cuts to hatchery programs like the steelhead production in Chilliwack, and Stream to Sea classroom programs, are getting heavily criticized. (Chilliwack Progress file photo)
A man is charged with stealing pickup truck tailgates across the Fraser Valley. Photo: Truck Hardware/Flickr

Man charged with tailgate thefts in Fraser Valley

Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley all targeted since early 2016

A man is charged with stealing pickup truck tailgates across the Fraser Valley. Photo: Truck Hardware/Flickr
Real estate sales in Chilliwack in May 2017 returned to the all-time highs of last spring. (Greg Laychak/Black Press file)

Chilliwack home sales shoot up in May as prices hit new highs

Last spring’s frenetic sales pace is back as supply hits new lows

Real estate sales in Chilliwack in May 2017 returned to the all-time highs of last spring. (Greg Laychak/Black Press file)
A high streamflow advisory was issued from the BC River Forecast Centre and it can be seen with bank-full conditions on the Hope Slough on Friday. (Jennifer Feinberg/Progress photo)

Swollen waterways should recede in Chilliwack by next week

The north tip of Chilliwack could be inundated in the wake of high streamflow advisory

A high streamflow advisory was issued from the BC River Forecast Centre and it can be seen with bank-full conditions on the Hope Slough on Friday. (Jennifer Feinberg/Progress photo)
BC Federation of Labour says accountability needed in Chilliwack workplace death

BC Federation of Labour says accountability needed in Chilliwack workplace death

WorkSafeBC reports on March 2016 concrete pumper truck collapse that killed 24-year-old worker

BC Federation of Labour says accountability needed in Chilliwack workplace death
A blue tarp covers the garage on Cameron Crescent in Abbotsford where the body of Nektar Pardalis was found by investigators on Wednesday morning. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Victim of Cameron Crescent murder identified

Nektar Pardalis, 41, found dead Wednesday in Abbotsford home

  • Jun 1, 2017
A blue tarp covers the garage on Cameron Crescent in Abbotsford where the body of Nektar Pardalis was found by investigators on Wednesday morning. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Highway 1 westbound closed near Herrling Island east of Chilliwack
Highway 1 westbound closed near Herrling Island east of Chilliwack
Community sweeps of discarded needles coming to Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Community needle sweeps coming for Chilliwack

A new part-time prevention worker is set to hit Chilliwack streets later this summer

Community sweeps of discarded needles coming to Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)
Sharlene Charlton/ Sto:lo Service Agency                                Honourees from Sto:lo Health Services stand on cedar boughs after they have been led onto the floor during the honouring ceremony in the Coqualeetza Longhouse in Chilliwack last Thursday.

Accreditation earned by Sto:lo Health Services in Chilliwack

The care that is offered is less clinical, more relaxed yet completely professional

Sharlene Charlton/ Sto:lo Service Agency                                Honourees from Sto:lo Health Services stand on cedar boughs after they have been led onto the floor during the honouring ceremony in the Coqualeetza Longhouse in Chilliwack last Thursday.
More and more students will be going to back to school in portables this fall. A consultant hired to create a long range plan for the Chilliwack School District says it would be impossible for the provincial government to alleviate overcapacity issues in this district anytime soon. (Progress file)

Time to break the mold of traditional classrooms, Chilliwack school board hears

Consulting company developed long range plan for Chilliwack School District

More and more students will be going to back to school in portables this fall. A consultant hired to create a long range plan for the Chilliwack School District says it would be impossible for the provincial government to alleviate overcapacity issues in this district anytime soon. (Progress file)
Don Putt, 67, who thought he was meeting a 12-year-old boy, at the moment he is met by the anti-pedophile group Creep Catchers at a Chilliwack McDonald’s in October 2016. (YouTube)

Chilliwack Creep Catchers target afraid for his safety if sent to federal prison

Don Putt convicted of child luring in 2016, sexual assault in the ’80s, gross indecency in the ’70s

Don Putt, 67, who thought he was meeting a 12-year-old boy, at the moment he is met by the anti-pedophile group Creep Catchers at a Chilliwack McDonald’s in October 2016. (YouTube)
Stephanie Bryant with the BC Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association conducts a test call of the Text with 911 for deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired residents. (FVRD)

Text with 911 now available in Fraser Valley Regional District

Service to help people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired

  • May 31, 2017
Stephanie Bryant with the BC Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association conducts a test call of the Text with 911 for deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired residents. (FVRD)
Chilliwack Fire Department was called out to an apartment fire Tuesday night. (Progress file photo)

Mattress fire in Chilliwack prompts safety warning

Check smoke alarms and never leave smoking materials burning, says Chilliwack fire rep

Chilliwack Fire Department was called out to an apartment fire Tuesday night. (Progress file photo)
Mumps identified at Chilliwack school

Mumps identified at Chilliwack school

Highly contagious virus spreads easily in the air

Mumps identified at Chilliwack school
Chilliwack doctor and UBC looking into patient use of natural health products

Chilliwack doctor and UBC looking into patient use of natural health products

Online survey seeks general information from public on natural health product usage

Chilliwack doctor and UBC looking into patient use of natural health products