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Aaron Douglas was sentenced on Feb. 9, 2018 to life in prison with no chance of parole for 13 years for the 2014 killing of Tyler Belcourt. He is to be re-tried for the murder of Richard Blackmon in September 2018.

Life in prison for Chilliwack murderer Aaron Douglas

BC Supreme Court justice orders no parole eligibility for 13 years

Aaron Douglas was sentenced on Feb. 9, 2018 to life in prison with no chance of parole for 13 years for the 2014 killing of Tyler Belcourt. He is to be re-tried for the murder of Richard Blackmon in September 2018.
A large police presence arrived at McIntosh Manor in Chilliwack after an alleged targeted stabbing on Feb. 9. (Paul Henderson)

Targeted stabbing at notorious Chilliwack apartment complex

Injured man allegedly fled scene last Friday and showed up at Abbotsford hospital

A large police presence arrived at McIntosh Manor in Chilliwack after an alleged targeted stabbing on Feb. 9. (Paul Henderson)
Carolton Leith was last seen by caregivers on Feb. 4 in Chilliwack.

Chilliwack RCMP seek public help to find missing man

Carlton Leith, 42, not seen since Feb. 4 by caregivers

  • Feb 13, 2018
Carolton Leith was last seen by caregivers on Feb. 4 in Chilliwack.
A small homeless camp popped up in the alley behind Ruth & Naomi’s over the weekend. Downtown property owner Lee Phillipson (left) has been advocating to get the street people like Carrie (right) some immediate help. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Alleyway homeless camp to be cleared Wednesday

Some downtown business owners want a solution in the meantime for those on the street

A small homeless camp popped up in the alley behind Ruth & Naomi’s over the weekend. Downtown property owner Lee Phillipson (left) has been advocating to get the street people like Carrie (right) some immediate help. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Two people were sent to hospital after a collision in Aldergrove. Shane MacKichan photo

UPDATED: Two seriously injured in Langley motor vehicle crash

Chilliwack man injured in collision with parked pickup, passenger said to be in ‘grave condition’

Two people were sent to hospital after a collision in Aldergrove. Shane MacKichan photo
Emergency responders load a wounded man into an ambulance in Langley. RCMP received calls of shots fired in the 8200 block of 204B St Friday night. Curtis Kreklau, South Fraser News Services

VIDEO: Surrey man identified as victim of fatal Langley shooting (update)

Incident in townhouse complex Friday night; vehicle fire may be connected

Emergency responders load a wounded man into an ambulance in Langley. RCMP received calls of shots fired in the 8200 block of 204B St Friday night. Curtis Kreklau, South Fraser News Services
Blue bags are being phased out of the waste stream in Chilliwack in 2018. (Progress photo)

Tonnes less garbage going to the landfill in Chilliwack

Chilliwack is adapting nicely to the changes rolled out with green carts

Blue bags are being phased out of the waste stream in Chilliwack in 2018. (Progress photo)
Nick Lang’s parents Linda TenPas and Peter Lang with photos of their son who died in government care. The two launched a lawsuit against the provincial government but have since dropped it. (Greg Laychak/ The Progress)

Nick Lang’s Story: The tragic and preventable death of a teen in government care

Chilliwack parents drop lawsuit against provincial government to focus on making positive changes

Nick Lang’s parents Linda TenPas and Peter Lang with photos of their son who died in government care. The two launched a lawsuit against the provincial government but have since dropped it. (Greg Laychak/ The Progress)
Young men shoot viral video playing hockey on Chilliwack River Valley lake

Young men shoot viral video playing hockey on Chilliwack River Valley lake

Hike to Lindeman Lake complete with beer and skates a truly Canadian moment

Young men shoot viral video playing hockey on Chilliwack River Valley lake
People walk across the new Vedder Bridge as the old and current bridge is seen in the background. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

New video of Vedder Bridge replacement project released by Chilliwack

With soaring aerial shots, and time-lapse photography, the video covers the bridge project

People walk across the new Vedder Bridge as the old and current bridge is seen in the background. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Chilliwack council has yet to have the discussion around licensing and rules for retail sales of recreational marijuana, said Mayor Sharon Gaetz. But it’s coming. (Black Press photo)

Chilliwack has yet to nail down details of retail sales for marijuana

Mayor says council as whole has not had discussions around retail sales as legalization looms

Chilliwack council has yet to have the discussion around licensing and rules for retail sales of recreational marijuana, said Mayor Sharon Gaetz. But it’s coming. (Black Press photo)
Real estate prices in Chilliwack continue to rise and even with new mortgage rules, the January 2018 average sale price was up 10.5 per cent year over year. (Greg Laychak/Black Press file)

Chilliwack real estate sales remain steady, prices continue to rise

January maintained the seller’s market with lowest number of listings in a decade

Real estate prices in Chilliwack continue to rise and even with new mortgage rules, the January 2018 average sale price was up 10.5 per cent year over year. (Greg Laychak/Black Press file)
Light rail should follow highway widening, Abbotsford mayor says

Light rail should follow highway widening, Abbotsford mayor says

Braun says Highway 1 must be widened ‘yesterday’

Light rail should follow highway widening, Abbotsford mayor says
Light rail should follow highway widening, Abbotsford mayor says

Light rail should follow highway widening, Abbotsford mayor says

Braun says Highway 1 must be widened ‘yesterday’

Light rail should follow highway widening, Abbotsford mayor says
Chilliwack man earns Legion of Honour medal from France

Chilliwack man earns Legion of Honour medal from France

Nick Raddysh was part of Fort Garry Horse during the Second World War

Chilliwack man earns Legion of Honour medal from France
Chilliwack council approved M6 rezoning for the first medical marijuana production facility in Chilliwack on Tuesday pending registration of a restrictive covenant. (Black Press)

Medigreen gets green light for industrial operation

Rezoning approved for medical marijuana production facility in Chilliwack

Chilliwack council approved M6 rezoning for the first medical marijuana production facility in Chilliwack on Tuesday pending registration of a restrictive covenant. (Black Press)
Chilliwack prolific offender wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Chilliwack prolific offender wanted on Canada-wide warrant

While out on parole Cole Amey did not return to his Surrey halfway house

Chilliwack prolific offender wanted on Canada-wide warrant
Chilliwack’s newest school will run between a portion of the Vedder Rotary Trail and Petawawa Road, at the end of Tyson Road.

School district reveals ‘2020’ vision for new southside school

Chilliwack school district issues requests for qualifications ahead of funding approval

Chilliwack’s newest school will run between a portion of the Vedder Rotary Trail and Petawawa Road, at the end of Tyson Road.
Fraser Valley Distance Education School will not be closing, but a reconfiguration of how they deliver services will be worked on over the next month.

Distance ed school not closing, says Chilliwack administrator

Programs will be focusing more on blended model of in-school and at-home delivery at FVDES

Fraser Valley Distance Education School will not be closing, but a reconfiguration of how they deliver services will be worked on over the next month.
B.C. is being asked to weigh in with ideas about how to revitalize the ALR/ALC until April 30. (THE NEWS/files)

Public input sought on revitalizing the ALR from across B.C.

Stakeholder meetings are slated to be held in various communities over the next six weeks

B.C. is being asked to weigh in with ideas about how to revitalize the ALR/ALC until April 30. (THE NEWS/files)