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Rupert the Bunny sidelined due to deadly virus outbreak

Rupert the Bunny sidelined due to deadly virus outbreak

Chilliwack’s famous therapy rabbit quarantined for his own safety, people not at risk

Rupert the Bunny sidelined due to deadly virus outbreak
Former Fraser Health CEO Nigel Murray left B.C. in 2014 for a new job in New Zealand. Photo courtesy New Zealand Herald.

Auditors couldn’t tell if Fraser Health executives bought booze on taxpayers’ dime

Review from 2014 says one administrator bought Bose headphones on company credit card

Former Fraser Health CEO Nigel Murray left B.C. in 2014 for a new job in New Zealand. Photo courtesy New Zealand Herald.
Giant Flowers the artwork by Ronald Simmer was being installed Tuesday morning in the centre button of the Evans Road roundabout in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

WATCH: Giant Flowers artwork going up at Evans roundabout in Chilliwack

The artwork installation Tuesday was causing very little traffic disruption for Chilliwack drivers

Giant Flowers the artwork by Ronald Simmer was being installed Tuesday morning in the centre button of the Evans Road roundabout in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
The subtle depression seen here is one of the Timber Camp Linears above Bridal Falls near Mount Cheam that geoscientists say represent a one-in-10,000-year risk of a rock avalanche. (BGC Engineering Inc.)

Experts detect risk of rock avalanche above Bridal Falls near Chilliwack

Risk in the one-in-10,000-year is minimal but triggers FVRD to direct growth elsewhere

The subtle depression seen here is one of the Timber Camp Linears above Bridal Falls near Mount Cheam that geoscientists say represent a one-in-10,000-year risk of a rock avalanche. (BGC Engineering Inc.)
Speculation tax causing concern at Cultus Lake, Harrison Hot Springs

Speculation tax causing concern at Cultus Lake, Harrison Hot Springs

Recreational property owners face hefty bill for 2019 for what some call a ‘wealth’ tax

Speculation tax causing concern at Cultus Lake, Harrison Hot Springs
Council is set to approve a builder for the Twin Rinks addition this week at city hall, with a proposed name change to Sardis Sport Complex.

Third ice sheet proposed for Twin Rinks addition project

Council is considering $8M proposal this week from shortlisted proponent

Council is set to approve a builder for the Twin Rinks addition this week at city hall, with a proposed name change to Sardis Sport Complex.
RCMP in Chilliwack are warning that the well-known CRA tax scam, where criminals pretend to be Canada Revenue Agency employees, is back in circulation. But this time the scammers targeted the RCMP.

CRA scam the email edition targeted the Mounties in Chilliwack

Fraudsters claim to be from the Canada Revenue Agency but the CRA never operates this way

RCMP in Chilliwack are warning that the well-known CRA tax scam, where criminals pretend to be Canada Revenue Agency employees, is back in circulation. But this time the scammers targeted the RCMP.
The Chilliwack school board will look over a two-week spring break for the upcoming school year, following public consultation and an “in principle” agreement between the local teachers’ union and the school district. (Progress file)

Two-week calendar agreed to ‘in principle’ by Chilliwack teachers’ union

More than 3,000 responded to a public survey regarding next year’s school calendar

The Chilliwack school board will look over a two-week spring break for the upcoming school year, following public consultation and an “in principle” agreement between the local teachers’ union and the school district. (Progress file)
RCMP seize drugs, firearms from Chilliwack home

RCMP seize drugs, firearms from Chilliwack home

Three people taken into custody.

  • Mar 15, 2018
RCMP seize drugs, firearms from Chilliwack home
Youtube image                                Joseph Roberts, a student at CHANCE alternate school in Chilliwack, posed several questions to the school board on Tuesday.

Chilliwack parents, students rally and question board about alternative education plans

CHANCE school site won’t actually ‘close’ says staff, but will be used as a satellite site

Youtube image                                Joseph Roberts, a student at CHANCE alternate school in Chilliwack, posed several questions to the school board on Tuesday.
Gerry Hlookoff of ATS Traffic describes the PATeye, an LED blue-light reflector that acts as an ice detection warning system. It’s being tested in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Chilliwack a test site for icy road indicators

Marker measures road temperatures and blue lights will flash when mercury dips below freezing

Gerry Hlookoff of ATS Traffic describes the PATeye, an LED blue-light reflector that acts as an ice detection warning system. It’s being tested in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Chilliwack fire victim returns to scene a day after devastating blaze

Chilliwack fire victim returns to scene a day after devastating blaze

Farmhouse on Keith Wilson destroyed; tenant in coach house left homeless

Chilliwack fire victim returns to scene a day after devastating blaze
UPDATE: Third alleged victim of sexual touching by Chilliwack youth coach speaks out

UPDATE: Third alleged victim of sexual touching by Chilliwack youth coach speaks out

Preliminary inquiry set for October for Codie Hindle charged with 2010 sexual interference

UPDATE: Third alleged victim of sexual touching by Chilliwack youth coach speaks out
As of March 1, Chilliwack’s curbside waste collection customers can now place up to 10 paper bags of yard waste, or bundled branches at the curb each week, all year round. Branches have to be cut to one metre in length. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Curbside collection of yard waste stepped up

Curbside collection of branches and yard waste goes year-round

As of March 1, Chilliwack’s curbside waste collection customers can now place up to 10 paper bags of yard waste, or bundled branches at the curb each week, all year round. Branches have to be cut to one metre in length. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Chilliwack is seeing a lot of new construction only two months into 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Steady rise in housing starts for Chilliwack in January and February

Chilliwack galloped into 2018 with 145 housing starts, compared to 41 same period in 2017

Chilliwack is seeing a lot of new construction only two months into 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Many B.C. communities like Chilliwack are experiencing unusually large rat and mouse infestations.

Rats may be on the rise in Chilliwack

There are signs that rodent populations are growing but it’s difficult to quantify

Many B.C. communities like Chilliwack are experiencing unusually large rat and mouse infestations.
VIDEO: Livestream of March 13 Chilliwack School Board meeting

VIDEO: Livestream of March 13 Chilliwack School Board meeting

Board discusses merger of CHANCE and Education Centre

VIDEO: Livestream of March 13 Chilliwack School Board meeting
Poverty reduction on the menu at the Coast March 29

Poverty reduction on the menu at the Coast March 29

Chilliwack meeting is part of province-wide consultations on poverty strategy

Poverty reduction on the menu at the Coast March 29
Four companies responded to the Chilliwack School District’s request for qualifications, for a new elementary and middle school that will be built along the Vedder River at the end of Tyson Road.

Four companies to be considered for Chilliwack’s newest school

While district awaits capital funding, project team starts design-build team selection process

Four companies responded to the Chilliwack School District’s request for qualifications, for a new elementary and middle school that will be built along the Vedder River at the end of Tyson Road.
Chilliwack lawyer named a provincial court judge

Chilliwack lawyer named a provincial court judge

Second local attorney in five months to be elevated

Chilliwack lawyer named a provincial court judge
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