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Recreation groups said a proposed quarry jeopardizes their annual trail run and recreational opportunities for thousands of trail runners and mountain bikers. Photos courtesy of Run for Water

Sumas Mountain quarry proposal dead, recreation groups say

Proposal to extract 4,000 truckloads of rock a year had faced significant opposition from locals

Recreation groups said a proposed quarry jeopardizes their annual trail run and recreational opportunities for thousands of trail runners and mountain bikers. Photos courtesy of Run for Water
The median single family resale home in the Chilliwack and district area sold in March 2018 for $634,450. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

Chilliwack real estate prices again hit new highs

Sales down year over year but less so compared to other Lower Mainland communities

The median single family resale home in the Chilliwack and district area sold in March 2018 for $634,450. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
The RCMP’s watchdog is investigating after an elderly woman was struck by a police vehicle on Tyson Road near Cumberland Avenue around 5:30 p.m. on March 30. (Google Street View)
The RCMP’s watchdog is investigating after an elderly woman was struck by a police vehicle on Tyson Road near Cumberland Avenue around 5:30 p.m. on March 30. (Google Street View)
Heritage advocates were out in force at a rezoning hearing at City Hall Tuesday evening that would have resulted in the demolition of this 1911 home.

Community response may save 1911 Chilliwack heritage home slated for demolition

City council approves rezoning of properties for townhouses as heritage questions front and centre

Heritage advocates were out in force at a rezoning hearing at City Hall Tuesday evening that would have resulted in the demolition of this 1911 home.
Chilliwack RCMP release images of suspects in school vandalism

Chilliwack RCMP release images of suspects in school vandalism

Police asking for public’s help identifying two men captured on school surveillance

Chilliwack RCMP release images of suspects in school vandalism
Gwen Steele photo                                Garlic chives are an excellent source of pollen and nectar.

Planting geared to help pollinators in a wildlife space on Saturday morning

Join the Chilliwack Field Naturalists planting April 7 at the Camp River Wildlife Area

Gwen Steele photo                                Garlic chives are an excellent source of pollen and nectar.
Naloxone kits are becoming part of the training for volunteers and employees alike.

Naloxone training becoming common in Chilliwack

Workers, volunteers, residents taking steps to spot and react to overdoses

Naloxone kits are becoming part of the training for volunteers and employees alike.
Heritage Chilliwack is concerned this 1911 heritage home on Maitland Avenue is set to be demolished as part of a proposed townhouse development coming to city council for public hearing on April 3 at 7 p.m. (Submitted)

Heritage Chilliwack worried 107-year-old home faces wrecking ball for townhouses

Rezoning of 1911 Pearson House in Sardis to public hearing April 3 includes no mention of heritage

Heritage Chilliwack is concerned this 1911 heritage home on Maitland Avenue is set to be demolished as part of a proposed townhouse development coming to city council for public hearing on April 3 at 7 p.m. (Submitted)
Jessica Peters/ The Progress                                Madelaine McCallum, a jig dancer from Île-à-la-Crosse, SK, performed at a celebration for a new Métis Community Support Worker program being offered through University of the Fraser Valley. The event was attended by Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Métis students get boost at UFV with new programming

Métis Community Support Worker Program initiated with $619,000 in funding

Jessica Peters/ The Progress                                Madelaine McCallum, a jig dancer from Île-à-la-Crosse, SK, performed at a celebration for a new Métis Community Support Worker program being offered through University of the Fraser Valley. The event was attended by Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
Join organizers at the High Tea and Bakeoff April 7, 1 p.m. at First Avenue Christian Assembly.

High tea served at bake-off fundraiser in Chilliwack

Funds to help Total Makeover Challenge Chilliwack, and Soroptimist Foundation of Chilliwack

Join organizers at the High Tea and Bakeoff April 7, 1 p.m. at First Avenue Christian Assembly.
Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Poverty Reduction, touring Nations Creations with Darren Stollings of Sto:lo Service Agency and Nordina Newton with Nations Creations. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

WATCH: Nations Creations of Chilliwack putting the artist first

Innovative program at Sto:lo involves training those on EI and contracting artists for their designs

Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Poverty Reduction, touring Nations Creations with Darren Stollings of Sto:lo Service Agency and Nordina Newton with Nations Creations. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Having received the Andy Rotzetter Memorial Award by the Fraser Valley Illegal Dumping Alliance and Fraser Riverkeeper on March 24 for exemplary dedication to river stewardship, five days later Chris Gadsden was named a community achiever by the B.C. Achievement Foundation. (Fraser Riverkeeper photo)

Chilliwack river cleanup leader named a B.C. ‘community achiever’

Chris Gadsden one of 25 in province to be presented award by British Columbia Achievement Foundation

  • Apr 2, 2018
Having received the Andy Rotzetter Memorial Award by the Fraser Valley Illegal Dumping Alliance and Fraser Riverkeeper on March 24 for exemplary dedication to river stewardship, five days later Chris Gadsden was named a community achiever by the B.C. Achievement Foundation. (Fraser Riverkeeper photo)
Despite precipitation levels at half of normal in March 2018, flowers are blooming around Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Driest March in 12 years in Chilliwack

Precip 49 per cent below normal and the sixth consecutive March with above normal average temps

Despite precipitation levels at half of normal in March 2018, flowers are blooming around Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
The RCMP’s watchdog is investigating after an elderly woman was struck by a police vehicle on Tyson Road near Cumberland Avenue around 5:30 p.m. on March 30. (Google Street View)

UPDATE: IIO called in after elderly woman struck by police vehicle in Chilliwack

Police watchdog looking for witnesses to incident that occurred Friday afternoon

  • Mar 31, 2018
The RCMP’s watchdog is investigating after an elderly woman was struck by a police vehicle on Tyson Road near Cumberland Avenue around 5:30 p.m. on March 30. (Google Street View)
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Elderly man missing on ferry travelling from Victoria to Vancouver

Delta Police release statement asking for public assistance

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Latest wait times at Sumas/Huntingdon border crossing

Latest wait times at Sumas/Huntingdon border crossing

Check to see how long it will take to cross into U.S. from Abbotsford on Friday

Latest wait times at Sumas/Huntingdon border crossing
Latest wait times at Sumas/Huntingdon border crossing

Latest wait times at Sumas/Huntingdon border crossing

Check to see how long it will take to cross into U.S. from Abbotsford on Friday

Latest wait times at Sumas/Huntingdon border crossing
B.C. is leading the way in dealing with opioid addiction, opening Opioid Agonist Therapy clinics across the Lower Mainland. (Contributed)

New clinic in Chilliwack set to offer proven treatment for opioid use disorder

OAT clinic opens for those struggling with heroin, morphine and other painkillers

B.C. is leading the way in dealing with opioid addiction, opening Opioid Agonist Therapy clinics across the Lower Mainland. (Contributed)
There are three green gyms in Chilliwack, like this one pictured at Townsend Park, as well as at The Landing and at Vedder Park. There are more on the way.

Green gym facilities growing like weeds in Chilliwack

Three are already installed at Townsend, The Landing and Vedder Park and three more are coming

There are three green gyms in Chilliwack, like this one pictured at Townsend Park, as well as at The Landing and at Vedder Park. There are more on the way.
(BCLC/Facebook photo)

$7-million winning lotto ticket sold in Delta

Only one ticket in yesterday’s draw had all six numbers, meaning a big win for whoever has it.

(BCLC/Facebook photo)
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