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Paul Henderson/ The Progress                                RCMP officers examine a black GMC pick-up truck on the sidewalk on Princess Avenue west of Yale Road right next to the Chilliwack Law Courts just before 1 p.m. on Jan. 26.

UPDATE: Lunch-hour drama downtown Chilliwack ends with arrest, pickup truck on sidewalk

Police scrambled to track down suspect and examined vehicle in front of Chilliwack Law Courts

Paul Henderson/ The Progress                                RCMP officers examine a black GMC pick-up truck on the sidewalk on Princess Avenue west of Yale Road right next to the Chilliwack Law Courts just before 1 p.m. on Jan. 26.
High streamflow advisory issued for Chilliwack and Lower Fraser Valley

High streamflow advisory issued for Chilliwack and Lower Fraser Valley

Heavy rain and melting snow expected to swell local rivers

  • Jan 26, 2018
High streamflow advisory issued for Chilliwack and Lower Fraser Valley
Largescale medical cannabis facility eyes Chilliwack location

Largescale medical cannabis facility eyes Chilliwack location

Public hearing Feb. 6 for rezoning to allow for 2,450-square-metre plant on industrial land

Largescale medical cannabis facility eyes Chilliwack location
City of Chilliwack strongly opposed to oil pipeline near aquifer

City of Chilliwack strongly opposed to oil pipeline near aquifer

Hear the city’s opening statement on the concern over drinking at this month’s NEB hearing

City of Chilliwack strongly opposed to oil pipeline near aquifer
Five escape from early morning Chilliwack house fire

Five escape from early morning Chilliwack house fire

Firefighters able to knock down ground-floor blaze at Murray Drive home

  • Jan 26, 2018
Five escape from early morning Chilliwack house fire
Surrey Fire Department, EMS and RCMP respond to house fire near the 28B Avenue and 174A Street intersection in South Surrey Thursday afternoon. (Shane MacKichan photos)
Surrey Fire Department, EMS and RCMP respond to house fire near the 28B Avenue and 174A Street intersection in South Surrey Thursday afternoon. (Shane MacKichan photos)
Kerry Krahn, owner of the Wellington Social House downtown Chilliwack, is looking to his customers for a new name following a cease and desist letter from the competition. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Downtown Chilliwack establishment told it must change name

‘Social house’ is a copyrighted term, says Browns restaurant company

Kerry Krahn, owner of the Wellington Social House downtown Chilliwack, is looking to his customers for a new name following a cease and desist letter from the competition. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Gail Tremeer, president of the Fraser Valley Distance Education School’s Parent Advisory Council, is letting parents know that changes are on the horizon for the distance learning program. She just isn’t sure what they are yet. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Distance education in danger in Chilliwack, says parent group

District staff to address parent concerns at public meeting next week

Gail Tremeer, president of the Fraser Valley Distance Education School’s Parent Advisory Council, is letting parents know that changes are on the horizon for the distance learning program. She just isn’t sure what they are yet. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Paul Henderson/ The Progress                                City workers remove the hands on the clock at Five Corners on Jan. 17 for repair after they and the gears were damaged due to recent wind and ice.

Time stands still for Chilliwack’s famously incorrect clock

Hands of Five Corners clock off for repair after suffering wind and ice damage

Paul Henderson/ The Progress                                City workers remove the hands on the clock at Five Corners on Jan. 17 for repair after they and the gears were damaged due to recent wind and ice.
Chilliwack RCMP seek public’s help to locate missing woman

Chilliwack RCMP seek public’s help to locate missing woman

Shawna Cornish, 23, last seen Jan. 21 near Chilliwack General Hospital

Chilliwack RCMP seek public’s help to locate missing woman
Largescale medical cannabis facility coming to Chilliwack by year end

Largescale medical cannabis facility coming to Chilliwack by year end

Public hearing Feb. 6 for rezoning to allow for 2,450-square-metre plant on industrial land

Largescale medical cannabis facility coming to Chilliwack by year end
A Kelowna man who fled police and took officers on a chase involving cruisers, a helicopter and eventually a police dog went from Chilliwack to Hope, and ended when he abandoned the vehicle Saturday night on Laidlaw Road. He was arrested and remains in custody. (Emelie Peacock/ Hope Standard)

Police dog Griff nabs suspect who fled in SUV from Chilliwack to Hope

Donald Stoochnoff faces four criminal charges including flight from officer and resisting arrest

A Kelowna man who fled police and took officers on a chase involving cruisers, a helicopter and eventually a police dog went from Chilliwack to Hope, and ended when he abandoned the vehicle Saturday night on Laidlaw Road. He was arrested and remains in custody. (Emelie Peacock/ Hope Standard)
Griffin Security guards outside a homeless camp that was dismantled on Jan. 23 on the Kwaw-kwaw-apilt First Nation in Chilliwack. A city excavator behind them moved in to take down a bridge to the camp. (Paul Henderson/ The Progerss)

Homeless evicted from Chilliwack First Nation say they have nowhere to go

‘Why not just let us stay until spring?’ one camper pleads

Griffin Security guards outside a homeless camp that was dismantled on Jan. 23 on the Kwaw-kwaw-apilt First Nation in Chilliwack. A city excavator behind them moved in to take down a bridge to the camp. (Paul Henderson/ The Progerss)
Chilliwack retiree to share unused farmland with urban farmer in need

Chilliwack retiree to share unused farmland with urban farmer in need

Young Agrarians program is interested in fostering the next generation of farmers

Chilliwack retiree to share unused farmland with urban farmer in need
Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Joanne Charles with tsunami-warning signage that was erected along Marine Drive from Finlay Street to Highway 99, as well as along Beach Road, last June. (File photo)

‘Restless night’ for Semiahmoo First Nation after tsunami warning

Alaska earthquake puts Semiahmoo First Nation on notice

Semiahmoo First Nation councillor Joanne Charles with tsunami-warning signage that was erected along Marine Drive from Finlay Street to Highway 99, as well as along Beach Road, last June. (File photo)
UPDATE: Police probe fuel truck and train collision in Port Coquitlam
UPDATE: Police probe fuel truck and train collision in Port Coquitlam
Drugs and cash seized at a Unity Drive house in Chilliwack after a warrant was executed on Jan. 11. (RCMP handout)

Drugs, cash, Taser seized at Chilliwack suburban home

RCMP credit alert neighbours for prompting investigation that led to seizures in Eastern Hillsides

Drugs and cash seized at a Unity Drive house in Chilliwack after a warrant was executed on Jan. 11. (RCMP handout)
Debbie Anderson outside the Chilliwack Law Courts after her trial wrapped up July 6, 2017. Anderson was convicted on Nov. 3 with evading taxes and fraud for teaching others that paying income taxes is optional. Her sentencing hearing continued Jan. 22, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)                                Debbie Anderson outside the Chilliwack Law Courts after her trial wrapped up July 6. Anderson was convicted on Nov. 3 with evading taxes and fraud for teaching others that paying income taxes is optional. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Crown seeks 4.5 years jail for Chilliwack woman convicted of counselling tax evasion

Debbie Anderson the latest from local group to face jail for teaching debunked ‘natural person’ theory

Debbie Anderson outside the Chilliwack Law Courts after her trial wrapped up July 6, 2017. Anderson was convicted on Nov. 3 with evading taxes and fraud for teaching others that paying income taxes is optional. Her sentencing hearing continued Jan. 22, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)                                Debbie Anderson outside the Chilliwack Law Courts after her trial wrapped up July 6. Anderson was convicted on Nov. 3 with evading taxes and fraud for teaching others that paying income taxes is optional. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Chilliwack man sentenced to 180 days jail for dramatic hit-and-run

Chilliwack man sentenced to 180 days jail for dramatic hit-and-run

Cody Bianco convicted on two counts but acquitted of impaired driving and two other charges

Chilliwack man sentenced to 180 days jail for dramatic hit-and-run
Barry Neufeld was among the crowd at a Culture Guard rally in November in Chilliwack, held in support of him and his comments on Facebook against SOGI 123 and gender fluidity. Since then, the Minister of Education, Chilliwack School Board, and many others have asked for his resignation, but he also has supporters. (Jessica Peters/ Progress file)

Justice group, fellow trustee, defending Neufeld

Chilliwack school trustee facing increasing pressure to resign over LGBTQ beliefs

Barry Neufeld was among the crowd at a Culture Guard rally in November in Chilliwack, held in support of him and his comments on Facebook against SOGI 123 and gender fluidity. Since then, the Minister of Education, Chilliwack School Board, and many others have asked for his resignation, but he also has supporters. (Jessica Peters/ Progress file)