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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)
UPDATE: Police believe fatal Abbotsford crash took place overnight

UPDATE: Police believe fatal Abbotsford crash took place overnight

Woman killed after cars flips into ditch off of Straiton Road

UPDATE: Police believe fatal Abbotsford crash took place overnight
Amanda Smith hand feeds a chicken at Maples Discovery Garden. File photo

Thefts force shutdown of Maple Gardens in Langley

Nonprofit community garden suffered $15,000 in losses over three months

Amanda Smith hand feeds a chicken at Maples Discovery Garden. File photo
Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress                                Roxanna Froese, her daughter Ruby, and Diaconal Ministries’ Rachel Vroege are helping to organize Creation Care on April 7 at Broadway MB Church.

Creation Care in Chilliwack to harness the power of local churches

Encouraging environmental stewardship rooted in faith is what creation care is all about.

Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress                                Roxanna Froese, her daughter Ruby, and Diaconal Ministries’ Rachel Vroege are helping to organize Creation Care on April 7 at Broadway MB Church.
UFV gets funding boost for tech along with trades

UFV gets funding boost for tech along with trades

Province kicks in $310K to improve learning opportunies at UFV

UFV gets funding boost for tech along with trades
Chilliwack Transit will see expanded hours and bus routes coming later this year. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Transit expansion rollout in Chilliwack leads to ridership increases

Chilliwack one of the most successful transit systems in B.C. last year with boosted ridership

Chilliwack Transit will see expanded hours and bus routes coming later this year. (Chilliwack Progress file)
David Isaacson (right) with help from new acquaintance Ed Scherbey recently cleaned up the front lawn of the house where his son Cody Isaacson was killed in a hail of bullets on Jan. 31. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Family of murder victims suffer a unique kind of grief

Father of Chilliwack homicide victim returns to scene of the killing to clean up the lawn

David Isaacson (right) with help from new acquaintance Ed Scherbey recently cleaned up the front lawn of the house where his son Cody Isaacson was killed in a hail of bullets on Jan. 31. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Sasha Tuttle and Spencer Goss their spring break a couple years ago working for FVC and looking for the endangered Oregon Spotted Frog.

Summer students sought with passion for conservation

Fraser Valley Conservancy is accepting applications from students until April 1

Sasha Tuttle and Spencer Goss their spring break a couple years ago working for FVC and looking for the endangered Oregon Spotted Frog.
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness and Chilliwack Hospital Foundation board member Ana Macedo (left) were on hand at a recent thank you dinner, where almost a quarter million dollars was pledged to upgrade the hospital’s gastrointestinal equipment. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack General Hospital to get new gastrointestinal equipment

Fraser Valley Regional Hospital District has donated $272K to Chilliwack Hospital Foundation

  • Mar 26, 2018
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness and Chilliwack Hospital Foundation board member Ana Macedo (left) were on hand at a recent thank you dinner, where almost a quarter million dollars was pledged to upgrade the hospital’s gastrointestinal equipment. (Submitted photo)
No red flags in expense audit, says former Fraser Health boss who fired Murray

No red flags in expense audit, says former Fraser Health boss who fired Murray

Wynne Powell said report showed need for tighter rules, but didn’t suggest abuse of expense claims

No red flags in expense audit, says former Fraser Health boss who fired Murray
RCMP’s auto theft team nabs Chilliwack suspect

RCMP’s auto theft team nabs Chilliwack suspect

Kao Daniel Macaulay, well-known to police, arrested in stolen red Honda on March 20

RCMP’s auto theft team nabs Chilliwack suspect
A Defend the Water rally was held against Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline Friday at Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s office to observe A National Day of Action. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

WATCH: Rally at MP’s office Friday in Chilliwack to stop KM pipeline

Water samples from Chilliwack rivers were delivered to MP Strahl’s office in a symbolic gesture

A Defend the Water rally was held against Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline Friday at Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s office to observe A National Day of Action. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
UPDATE: Man with gunshot wound drives into ditch on Chilliwack River Road

UPDATE: Man with gunshot wound drives into ditch on Chilliwack River Road

Serious crimes investigators believe early morning shooting to be targeted

UPDATE: Man with gunshot wound drives into ditch on Chilliwack River Road
Executive director Allison Colthrop and board chair Brian Minter were proud to accept the prestigious ‘Professional Excellence’ award on behalf of Chilliwack Tourism from the BC Destination Marketing Organization Association 2018 Awards.

Tourism Chilliwack brings home industry award of excellence

Sto:lo Welcome Figures carving project outside the Visitor Centre loomed large in the win

Executive director Allison Colthrop and board chair Brian Minter were proud to accept the prestigious ‘Professional Excellence’ award on behalf of Chilliwack Tourism from the BC Destination Marketing Organization Association 2018 Awards.
An “extremely infectious” virus is killing rabbits, so animal owners are being warned to take precautions. Marina Hebert is a volunteer with the Aldergrove-based Small Animal Rescue Society. This is a picture of one of her bunnies, Ana. (Christopher Orr photo)

Lower Mainland based rabbit rescue pleads for foster homes

The Langley-centred Small Animal Rescue Society needs foster families to take new bunnies.

An “extremely infectious” virus is killing rabbits, so animal owners are being warned to take precautions. Marina Hebert is a volunteer with the Aldergrove-based Small Animal Rescue Society. This is a picture of one of her bunnies, Ana. (Christopher Orr photo)
Artifacts under glass at the newly renovated Sto:lo Interpretive Centre on the Coqualeetza grounds now part of the Sto:lo Tourism infrastructure. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

B.C’s Indigenous tourism sector takes centre stage in Chilliwack

One-day workshop will look at ways to embue the industry with authenticity

Artifacts under glass at the newly renovated Sto:lo Interpretive Centre on the Coqualeetza grounds now part of the Sto:lo Tourism infrastructure. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
IIO seeks witness in Dodge Ram who may have seen fatality after Taser incident in Chilliwack

IIO seeks witness in Dodge Ram who may have seen fatality after Taser incident in Chilliwack

Second police watchdog release of vehicle images asking for driver/occupant to make contact

IIO seeks witness in Dodge Ram who may have seen fatality after Taser incident in Chilliwack
Paul Henderson/ The Progress                                Patrick Newby at Mountain View Home on the Abbotsford/Chilliwack border. The 25-bed facility for people with severe and persistently mental illness is at serious risk of being closed by Fraser Health.

UPDATE: Dying days for 25-bed mental health facility on Chilliwack/Abbotsford border

Closure of Mountain View criticized by NDP in opposition but hasn’t reversed Fraser Health decision

Paul Henderson/ The Progress                                Patrick Newby at Mountain View Home on the Abbotsford/Chilliwack border. The 25-bed facility for people with severe and persistently mental illness is at serious risk of being closed by Fraser Health.
Police are looking to identify this suspect caught by surveillance camera inside an RCMP bait car on Feb. 5, 2018. (RCMP handout)

Chilliwack RCMP seek ID of man caught by bait car camera

Police say man is wanted for identity theft connected to incident downtown on Feb. 5

  • Mar 21, 2018
Police are looking to identify this suspect caught by surveillance camera inside an RCMP bait car on Feb. 5, 2018. (RCMP handout)
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