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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
Bloom Abbotsford Tulip Festival runs until May 7. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Bloom Abbotsford Tulip Festival runs until May 7. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The existing route of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Chilliwack runs through Watson elementary’s schoolyard and residential backyards. The NEB approved the company’s request to put the expansion in the same right-of-way. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

City of Chilliwack ‘disappointed’ with NEB approval of Trans Mountain pipeline route

Proximity to municipality’s drinking water supply also ‘deeply disappointing’ to WaterWealth Project

The existing route of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Chilliwack runs through Watson elementary’s schoolyard and residential backyards. The NEB approved the company’s request to put the expansion in the same right-of-way. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Chilliwack formalizes its approach to beavers with a management policy.

Chilliwack formalizing its approach to beavers

With hundreds of kms of watercourses in Chilliwack there can be a beaver every square km

Chilliwack formalizes its approach to beavers with a management policy.
Chilliwack school district presents next year’s first look at budget

Chilliwack school district presents next year’s first look at budget

Secretary treasurer to answer questions about operational costs, programming

  • Apr 7, 2018
Chilliwack school district presents next year’s first look at budget
A quarry proposed for Sumas Mountain would be adjacent to Sumas Mounatin Inter-regional Park. FVRD image.

How Sumas Mountain’s trails were saved

Recreational groups, First Nations successful at stopping controversial quarry

A quarry proposed for Sumas Mountain would be adjacent to Sumas Mounatin Inter-regional Park. FVRD image.
Hour long search through a Langley City neighbourhood ends with an arrest. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

VIDEO: Police choppers, dog unit help hunt down suspect in Langley City

Mounties track down fleeing man in downtown residential neighbourhoods.

  • Apr 7, 2018
Hour long search through a Langley City neighbourhood ends with an arrest. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
Local business owners are getting more and more frustrated with squatters, thefts and vandalism. A neighbour noticed garbage and newspapers on fire at the door of this medical practice on Mary Street Friday morning. (Nicholette Devenney photo)

Chilliwack doctors’ office faces garbage fire at front door Friday morning

Some local business owners getting increasingly frustrated with vandalism, thefts and squatting

Local business owners are getting more and more frustrated with squatters, thefts and vandalism. A neighbour noticed garbage and newspapers on fire at the door of this medical practice on Mary Street Friday morning. (Nicholette Devenney photo)
Chilliwack driver who repeatedly fled police with kids on board loses sentence appeal

Chilliwack driver who repeatedly fled police with kids on board loses sentence appeal

Prohibited driver Ryan Winczura initiated police chase four times in 2016 with children in vehicle

Chilliwack driver who repeatedly fled police with kids on board loses sentence appeal
Celine Harmel, 20, lives in Coquitlam and came out to Langley to take part in the Ride Into History in 2017. (Langley Advance files)

Ride Into History charity needs volunteers

The Fraser Valley event is hoping to find some volunteers now for vital prep work.

Celine Harmel, 20, lives in Coquitlam and came out to Langley to take part in the Ride Into History in 2017. (Langley Advance files)
Cracks loom large for parents of at-risk youth

Cracks loom large for parents of at-risk youth

Chilliwack mom: ‘Let’s just take this one day at a time.’

Cracks loom large for parents of at-risk youth
Flag to flap in Chilliwack for Royal Canadian Engineers?

Flag to flap in Chilliwack for Royal Canadian Engineers?

It would recognize the long history and legacy of the military engineers in Chilliwack

Flag to flap in Chilliwack for Royal Canadian Engineers?
Chilliwack RCMP warn criminals that bait cars are everywhere

Chilliwack RCMP warn criminals that bait cars are everywhere

April is Auto Crime Enforcement month

  • Apr 6, 2018
Chilliwack RCMP warn criminals that bait cars are everywhere
Chilliwack is invited to a Housing and Homeless information session hosted by the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and the DT Chilliwack BIA on April 19. (Black Press File)

Session on homelessness for Chilliwack business community April 19

Event is hosted by Chamber and DT Chilliwack BIA and sponsored by PCRS

Chilliwack is invited to a Housing and Homeless information session hosted by the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and the DT Chilliwack BIA on April 19. (Black Press File)
The existing route of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Chilliwack runs through Watson elementary’s schoolyard and residential backyards. The NEB approved the company’s request to put the expansion in the same right-of-way. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

NEB approves Trans Mountain pipeline route through Chilliwack residential area, school yard

City opposed realignment due to proximity to aquifer but NEB says decision ‘is in the public interest’

The existing route of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Chilliwack runs through Watson elementary’s schoolyard and residential backyards. The NEB approved the company’s request to put the expansion in the same right-of-way. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Addiction treatment centre for youth to be built in Chilliwack

Addiction treatment centre for youth to be built in Chilliwack

First of its kind youth facility for problematic substance use will take holistic approach

Addiction treatment centre for youth to be built in Chilliwack
Chilliwack RCMP responding to the Eastern Hillsides behind Unity Christian school in November 2017 after reports of shots fired in the area. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Council eyes expansion of firearms prohibited sections in hills above Chilliwack

Complaints about a stray bullet that struck a house last fall that was the catalyst for the change

Chilliwack RCMP responding to the Eastern Hillsides behind Unity Christian school in November 2017 after reports of shots fired in the area. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Chilliwack Heritage Park chosen for cancer ride campout

Chilliwack Heritage Park chosen for cancer ride campout

The Ride to Conquer Cancer has an all-B.C. route with camping overnight in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Heritage Park chosen for cancer ride campout
An early morning fire destroyed a house on Coote Street in Chilliwack on April 5. (Tara Fanzega/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Early morning fire destroys house on Coote Street in Chilliwack

Family escapes uninjured from blaze that officials say was accidental

An early morning fire destroyed a house on Coote Street in Chilliwack on April 5. (Tara Fanzega/ The Progress)
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