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JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS                                 Supt. Deanne Burleigh speaks during a news conference Monday outside the Chilliwack RCMP Detachment regarding the double homicide that happened near Five Corners on July 7.
JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS                                 Supt. Deanne Burleigh speaks during a news conference Monday outside the Chilliwack RCMP Detachment regarding the double homicide that happened near Five Corners on July 7.
Chilliwack Search and Rescue (CSAR) members on a training exercise along the Vedder River in 2015. (The Progress file)

Chilliwack Search and Rescue wins international award

It was their swiftwater rescue skills and helicopter techniques demonstrated in a tight canyon

Chilliwack Search and Rescue (CSAR) members on a training exercise along the Vedder River in 2015. (The Progress file)
A Sunday morning break-in at the Three Smart Humans computer store in Langley City (left) was caught on security camera (right). Supplied photos

Langley City break-in caught on camera

Computer store robbed of entire refurbished laptop inventory

A Sunday morning break-in at the Three Smart Humans computer store in Langley City (left) was caught on security camera (right). Supplied photos
Chief from Chilliwack helped get Indigenous voices a seat at the pipeline table

Chief from Chilliwack helped get Indigenous voices a seat at the pipeline table

Creating Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee was key to government approval of pipeline

Chief from Chilliwack helped get Indigenous voices a seat at the pipeline table
Former Fraser Health CEO Nigel Murray left B.C. in 2014 for a new job in New Zealand. Photo courtesy New Zealand Herald.

Former Fraser Health CEO under investigation in New Zealand

Nigel Murray billed new employer tens of thousands for move from B.C.

Former Fraser Health CEO Nigel Murray left B.C. in 2014 for a new job in New Zealand. Photo courtesy New Zealand Herald.
Chilliwack Fire Department ended up fully extinguishing a house fire that a helpful neighbour took the garden hose to. (The Progress file photo)

Neighbour in Chilliwack helps put out house fire with hose

The next-door neighbour had smelled smoke and walked over to investigate

Chilliwack Fire Department ended up fully extinguishing a house fire that a helpful neighbour took the garden hose to. (The Progress file photo)
Ty Burgess

Man who sideswiped police car is still on the lam

Incident occurred Wednesday night in Abbotsford

Ty Burgess
FVRD compiling mini Indigenous library

FVRD compiling mini Indigenous library

Literature will educate public servants, aid reconciliation, says report

FVRD compiling mini Indigenous library
Three bullet holes were visible in the side of an Audi as Chilliwack RCMP investigate a shooting at the KalTire retread plant on Progress Way and Lickman Road Friday morning. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: One dead after shooting in Chilliwack industrial area

Man killed at KalTire in Chlliwack; incident believed to be targeted

Three bullet holes were visible in the side of an Audi as Chilliwack RCMP investigate a shooting at the KalTire retread plant on Progress Way and Lickman Road Friday morning. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
The Fraser Valley Express will begin running on Sundays and holidays this fall. Submitted

BC Transit looks to expand regional bus services across Fraser Valley

Sunday service added in September; expansions considered for years to come

The Fraser Valley Express will begin running on Sundays and holidays this fall. Submitted
Barry Scott is part of a team of firefighting officers and experts from Australia who recently arrived in B.C. to help with the province’s wildfires. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Australian firefighters bring experience to the B.C. wildfire battle

Australian officers and technicians join wildfire battle across B.C.

Barry Scott is part of a team of firefighting officers and experts from Australia who recently arrived in B.C. to help with the province’s wildfires. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
VIDEO: Entangled sea lion rescued near Tofino

VIDEO: Entangled sea lion rescued near Tofino

An adult female Steller sea lion was facing a potentially painful and slow death on Cleland Island.

VIDEO: Entangled sea lion rescued near Tofino
A man charged stealing tailgates from three Ford trucks in Abbotsford and Langley. (Truck Hardware/Flickr)

Man sentenced for tailgate thefts in Fraser Valley

David Ahner was arrested in Abbotsford in early June

A man charged stealing tailgates from three Ford trucks in Abbotsford and Langley. (Truck Hardware/Flickr)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl speaks in the House of Commons about Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society.                                Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl speaks in the House of Commons about Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society.

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl promoted to Chief Opposition Whip

Strahl says he will work hard to hold Liberal government to account

  • Jul 20, 2017
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl speaks in the House of Commons about Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society.                                Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl speaks in the House of Commons about Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society.
A police van was damaged when a man wanted on a warrant fled the scene. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

Fleeing suspect smashes into police car in Abbotsford

Incident occurs after officers try to arrest man wanted on warrant

A police van was damaged when a man wanted on a warrant fled the scene. (Kevin MacDonald photo)
Chilliwack prolific offender arrested for alleged vehicle theft

Chilliwack prolific offender arrested for alleged vehicle theft

Justin Larsen arrested June 20 as stolen SUV leads police to house on Keith Wilson Road

Chilliwack prolific offender arrested for alleged vehicle theft
Downtown patrol effort in Chilliwack presents a unified front of enforcement, led on Friday by Chilliwack top cop Supt. Deanne Burleigh. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Downtown patrol in Chilliwack presents a unified front of enforcement

So what is the street patrol accomplishing? Increasing respect, says the Top Cop in Chilliwack

Downtown patrol effort in Chilliwack presents a unified front of enforcement, led on Friday by Chilliwack top cop Supt. Deanne Burleigh. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
YouTube                                Seth Tait of Chilliwack was charged with uttering threats to Muslims after he posted a series of YouTube videos at the end of 2016 and into early 2017. Out on bail mid-trial he was rearrested June 1 for an alleged breach.

Chilliwack man convicted of threatening Muslims in YouTube videos

Sentenced to time served and released on conditions that include staying away from mosques

YouTube                                Seth Tait of Chilliwack was charged with uttering threats to Muslims after he posted a series of YouTube videos at the end of 2016 and into early 2017. Out on bail mid-trial he was rearrested June 1 for an alleged breach.
John Horgan enters the Government House ballroom. Horgan was sworn in as B.C.’s new premier and the new cabinet positions were announced at Government House in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Premier John Horgan, NDP cabinet get down to work

NDP’s 22-member cabinet includes minister of mental health

John Horgan enters the Government House ballroom. Horgan was sworn in as B.C.’s new premier and the new cabinet positions were announced at Government House in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Strahl among the region’s top spenders

Chilliwack-Hope MP Strahl among the region’s top spenders

Comparison of last year’s expenditures for the 11 MPs from Delta to Hope

Chilliwack-Hope MP Strahl among the region’s top spenders