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MP Ed Fast gave a speech about the North American Free Trade Agreement to an agriculture business crowd Thursday morning. Kelvin Gawley/Abbotsford News
MP Ed Fast gave a speech about the North American Free Trade Agreement to an agriculture business crowd Thursday morning. Kelvin Gawley/Abbotsford News
VIDEO: Serious MVA on Young Road at CN tracks in Chilliwack

VIDEO: Serious MVA on Young Road at CN tracks in Chilliwack

Power pole sheared off causing power outage to thousands

VIDEO: Serious MVA on Young Road at CN tracks in Chilliwack
The Chilliwack River Valley is one of the region’s best kept secrets for outdoor recreation. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Recreation and tourism growth of the Fraser Valley in the spotlight region-wide

A $282K grant from gas tax revenues will help create an inventory of rec infrastructure

The Chilliwack River Valley is one of the region’s best kept secrets for outdoor recreation. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Debbie Anderson outside the Chilliwack Law Courts after her trial wrapped up July 6, 2017. Anderson was convicted on Nov. 3 with evading taxes and fraud for teaching others that paying income taxes is optional. She was sentenced to 4.5 years jail and ordered to pay a fine of $35,000 on March 8, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Chilliwack woman convicted of counselling tax evasion sentenced to 4.5 years jail

Debbie Anderson the latest from Paradigm off to jail; CRA issues warning to about tax protester

Debbie Anderson outside the Chilliwack Law Courts after her trial wrapped up July 6, 2017. Anderson was convicted on Nov. 3 with evading taxes and fraud for teaching others that paying income taxes is optional. She was sentenced to 4.5 years jail and ordered to pay a fine of $35,000 on March 8, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
VIDEO: Gore brothers haul syringe-laden camper from Fraser River in Chilliwack

VIDEO: Gore brothers haul syringe-laden camper from Fraser River in Chilliwack

Mess sat at Peg Leg Bar for weeks as concerned people tried to secure funding for cleanup

VIDEO: Gore brothers haul syringe-laden camper from Fraser River in Chilliwack
Baldev Singh Kalsi, charged with second-degree murder in connection with the July 2014 death of his wife Narinder, pleaded guilty to manslaughter last November. (File photo)
Baldev Singh Kalsi, charged with second-degree murder in connection with the July 2014 death of his wife Narinder, pleaded guilty to manslaughter last November. (File photo)
The long-derelict Traders Inn site on Yale Road will be home to a new 46-unit housing project, with 24/7 wrap-around care, for homeless in Chilliwack.

Old Traders Inn site in Chilliwack set to become modular housing

The plan is for 46 units with wrap-around support services in the form of an ICM team

The long-derelict Traders Inn site on Yale Road will be home to a new 46-unit housing project, with 24/7 wrap-around care, for homeless in Chilliwack.
UFV campus in Chilliwack. (Google Maps)

UFV instructor allegedly caught in Chilliwack Creep Catchers sting

University issues email to staff and students who may be ‘experiencing distress or difficulty coping’

UFV campus in Chilliwack. (Google Maps)
Abby the beagle came back after being missing for more than nine days. This was taken just after she returned home. (Submitted)

Beagle who bolted finds her way back to the ‘Wack

People of Chilliwack amazing, say owners, sharing the missing dog post more than 500 times

Abby the beagle came back after being missing for more than nine days. This was taken just after she returned home. (Submitted)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is looking for the drivers of a light-coloured Ford Escape and a dark-coloured Lexus SUV who may have witnessed a fatal incident involving the RCMP on Vedder Road on Feb. 24. (IIO)

IIO seeks drivers who may have witnessed fatality after Taser incident in Chilliwack

Police watchdog release image of Ford Escape and Lexus SUV asking for drivers to make contact

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is looking for the drivers of a light-coloured Ford Escape and a dark-coloured Lexus SUV who may have witnessed a fatal incident involving the RCMP on Vedder Road on Feb. 24. (IIO)
Sold signs are a common sight around Chilliwack these days as sales continue to be hot with low listings into 2018.
Sold signs are a common sight around Chilliwack these days as sales continue to be hot with low listings into 2018.
Owners are seeking official heritage designation for their 1913 house at 45483 Spadina Avenue. Public hearing is March 20. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Owners of the Skelton House in Chilliwack seek heritage status

The public hearing is set for March 20 at Chilliwack City Hall

Owners are seeking official heritage designation for their 1913 house at 45483 Spadina Avenue. Public hearing is March 20. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Seedy Saturday gets underway at The Local Harvest Market on Lickman Road on Saturday, March 10 starting at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Focus is on food security at Chilliwack’s Seedy Saturday

Seed swap and workshops about growing food at The Local Harvest Market on Saturday, March 10

Seedy Saturday gets underway at The Local Harvest Market on Lickman Road on Saturday, March 10 starting at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Dr. Strang Burton at the launch of the Halq’eméylem instruction e-book, Te Shwoxwth Swiyeqe (The Crazy Painter), at the Sto:lo Research Centre. The book was narrated by two Sto:lo elders fluent in Halq’eméylem, Elizabeth Phillips and the late Elizabeth Herrling. The e-book includes digital flash cards, audio clips and more.

Funding of $50M for Indigenous languages across B.C. welcomed in Chilliwack

Budget boost will go ‘a long way toward language revitalization,’ says Stolo leader

Dr. Strang Burton at the launch of the Halq’eméylem instruction e-book, Te Shwoxwth Swiyeqe (The Crazy Painter), at the Sto:lo Research Centre. The book was narrated by two Sto:lo elders fluent in Halq’eméylem, Elizabeth Phillips and the late Elizabeth Herrling. The e-book includes digital flash cards, audio clips and more.
Surrey drug bust nets handgun from previous B&E in Chilliwack

Surrey drug bust nets handgun from previous B&E in Chilliwack

Meth, heroin, cocaine and fake IDs also found alongside Walther PPK at Guildford problem house

  • Mar 5, 2018
Surrey drug bust nets handgun from previous B&E in Chilliwack
CHANCE-Shxwetetilthet’s facility includes a gymnasium for student use. (SD 33 image)

Last days of CHANCE program in Chilliwack

Popular alt-ed school site closing, with students to head back to mainstream schools

CHANCE-Shxwetetilthet’s facility includes a gymnasium for student use. (SD 33 image)
RCMP on the scene of a stabbing scene on Yale Road downtown Chilliwack in the early hours of Saturday, March, 3, 2018 as posted by Jordan Jiang via Twitter for CTV.

Man diagnosed with schizophrenia accused of violent stabbing downtown Chilliwack granted bail

Robert Giesbrecht, 33, charged after being arrested in Abbotsford early March 3

RCMP on the scene of a stabbing scene on Yale Road downtown Chilliwack in the early hours of Saturday, March, 3, 2018 as posted by Jordan Jiang via Twitter for CTV.
Debbie Anderson outside the Chilliwack Law Courts after her trial wrapped up July 6, 2017. Anderson was convicted on Nov. 3 with evading taxes and fraud for teaching others that paying income taxes is optional. She was sentenced to 4.5 years jail and ordered to pay a fine of $35,000 on March 8, 2018. She did not show up for her BC Appeal Court hearing and a warrant was issued for her arrest. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Warrant issued for infamous Chilliwack tax cheat ‘educator’

Debbie Anderson a no-show for appeal of 4.5-year jail term for teaching others to not pay income tax

Debbie Anderson outside the Chilliwack Law Courts after her trial wrapped up July 6, 2017. Anderson was convicted on Nov. 3 with evading taxes and fraud for teaching others that paying income taxes is optional. She was sentenced to 4.5 years jail and ordered to pay a fine of $35,000 on March 8, 2018. She did not show up for her BC Appeal Court hearing and a warrant was issued for her arrest. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
David Hancock says more than 35,000 eagles visit the Fraser Valley every year. (Ap Hovasse instagram.com/aphovasse file photo)

Fraser Valley eagles outfitted with tracking system

Raptor specialist monitoring movement, habits of birds of prey

David Hancock says more than 35,000 eagles visit the Fraser Valley every year. (Ap Hovasse instagram.com/aphovasse file photo)
The University of the Fraser Valley has been found to have interfered in the affairs of the union for its faculty and staff.

Harassment complaints at root of UFV dispute with union

University improperly interfered in union activity by launching investigation: LRB ruling

The University of the Fraser Valley has been found to have interfered in the affairs of the union for its faculty and staff.
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