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Botched home invasion changed lives

Botched home invasion changed lives

Armed with a shotgun they were looking for a man named ‘Gus’… but it wasn’t Gus’s house

Botched home invasion changed lives
Cheam Chief Ernie Crey of Chilliwack said the economic benefits of TMX could be a form of reconciliation if done right. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress File)

Chilliwack-area chief touts economic benefits of pipeline deal

Chief Ernie Crey pointed out this week there is no Indigenous wall of opposition to KM

Cheam Chief Ernie Crey of Chilliwack said the economic benefits of TMX could be a form of reconciliation if done right. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress File)
Police dog Dave. (RCMP)

Repeat offender nabbed by RCMP dog Dave in Chilliwack

David Allen Geoghegan alleged to have crashed vehicle and taken off only to be tracked down by Dave

  • Apr 16, 2018
Police dog Dave. (RCMP)
Chilliwack middle schoolers took part in a Student Vote during last year’s provincial election. This year, voters will mark ballots for school trustees and municipal leaders. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

BCSTA releases guidelines for potential trustee candidates

Guidebook explains responsibilties, pressures on school board trustees

Chilliwack middle schoolers took part in a Student Vote during last year’s provincial election. This year, voters will mark ballots for school trustees and municipal leaders. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Chilliwack RCMP seek help to identify this B&E suspect. (RCMP)

Chilliwack RCMP seek tips on B&E suspect caught on video

Captured by downtown business security camera on March 26

  • Apr 13, 2018
Chilliwack RCMP seek help to identify this B&E suspect. (RCMP)
Vedder Bridge project renderings.

Vedder Bridge project in Chilliwack earns B.C. engineering award

Aesthetic appeal and innovation helped bridge design win award of merit

Vedder Bridge project renderings.
The BCTF has filed a human rights complaint against Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld who started a campaign against LGBTQ youth and made controversial statements online.

BCTF files human rights complaint against Chilliwack school trustee

Barry Neufeld’s ongoing vitriol towards transgender youth and campaign against LGBTQ spurs claim

The BCTF has filed a human rights complaint against Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld who started a campaign against LGBTQ youth and made controversial statements online.
The province is considering naming three peaks near Harrison Lake in honour of Private Garrett Chidley of Langley, Private Terry John Street of Surrey and Master Corporal Colin Bason of Abbotsford/Aldergrove. The three men were killed in action while serving in Afghanistan.

Province may name mountains after fallen Fraser Valley soldiers

Peaks near Harrison Lake may be named for soldiers from Langley, Surrey and Abbotsford

The province is considering naming three peaks near Harrison Lake in honour of Private Garrett Chidley of Langley, Private Terry John Street of Surrey and Master Corporal Colin Bason of Abbotsford/Aldergrove. The three men were killed in action while serving in Afghanistan.
University of the Fraser Valley campus at Canada Education Park in Chilliwack. (Google Maps)

Former student allegedly calls in threat to Chilliwack UFV campus

ERT unit descends on university Wednesday; suspect never showed up at school, arrested at home

University of the Fraser Valley campus at Canada Education Park in Chilliwack. (Google Maps)
Mayor Sharon Gaetz hands out awards to children during a recent Summer Reading Club medal ceremony at Sardis Library. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file)

Two-day conversation on issues affecting children and youth of Chilliwack

The annual event focuses this year on caring for the caregiver at Chilliwack secondary

Mayor Sharon Gaetz hands out awards to children during a recent Summer Reading Club medal ceremony at Sardis Library. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file)
Three teenagers were arrested on April 6 for their alleged involvement in thefts at Promontory Heights Elementary School, including this vandalism to the school kitchen. (Submitted)

Three teens arrested in connection with vandalism, theft at Chilliwack school

Property allegedly stolen from Promontory Heights also seized from home on Spruce Drive

Three teenagers were arrested on April 6 for their alleged involvement in thefts at Promontory Heights Elementary School, including this vandalism to the school kitchen. (Submitted)
Cheryl Rostek, who has terminal brain cancer, urges the Fraser Health board not to allow Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) in hospices at the board’s public meeting April 11 in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Cheryl Rostek, who has terminal brain cancer, urges the Fraser Health board not to allow Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) in hospices at the board’s public meeting April 11 in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
The groundbreaking by Chilliwack mayor and council Tuesday was to celebrate City of Chilliwack’s $8M new arena addition and third sheet of ice. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Groundbreaking celebration for new ice sheet and arena in Chilliwack

New $8M facility in Chilliwack will be called Sardis Sports Complex once it’s built

The groundbreaking by Chilliwack mayor and council Tuesday was to celebrate City of Chilliwack’s $8M new arena addition and third sheet of ice. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Firefighters at the scene of a collision on Hwy. 1 in Langley near the 232 Street overpass. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

VIDEO: Crash in Langley backs up highway traffic

A slow commute after two dump trucks collided

Firefighters at the scene of a collision on Hwy. 1 in Langley near the 232 Street overpass. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Jenna Hauck/ Progress file                                Blueways will give paddlers easier access to Chilliwack waterways.

Chilliwack approves blueways to provide access to local waterways

New access points going in along the Hope and Camp Rivers, as well as the Vedder and Fraser Rivers

Jenna Hauck/ Progress file                                Blueways will give paddlers easier access to Chilliwack waterways.
Pausing in Chilliwack to remember the Humboldt crash victims

Pausing in Chilliwack to remember the Humboldt crash victims

Mayor took a moment during speech at Twin Rinks to remember the young men who lost their lives

Pausing in Chilliwack to remember the Humboldt crash victims
Alexis Kasey Nicole Neill faces one count of robbery after an alleged incident using online dating. (Facebook)

Online date robbery in Chilliwack leads to two arrests

Lured by a dating website, alleged complainant robbed at knifepoint

Alexis Kasey Nicole Neill faces one count of robbery after an alleged incident using online dating. (Facebook)
UPDATE: Bomb threat empties Chilliwack courthouse – again

UPDATE: Bomb threat empties Chilliwack courthouse – again

Building evacuated and streets blocked off following the second bomb threat in six weeks

UPDATE: Bomb threat empties Chilliwack courthouse – again
Surrey-White Rock MLA Tracy Redies speaks at a Fraser Health board of directors meeting last month. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Fraser Health holds its open meeting in Chilliwack Wednesday

It’s Chilliwack’s turn to host the public meeting of Fraser Health board of directors

Surrey-White Rock MLA Tracy Redies speaks at a Fraser Health board of directors meeting last month. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Chilliwack pastor facing child pornography charges

Chilliwack pastor facing child pornography charges

Congregation informed Sunday of arrest of Main Street Church’s executive pastor John Vermeer

Chilliwack pastor facing child pornography charges
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