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Education Minister Rob Fleming takes questions in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 27, 2018. (Hansard TV)

Chilliwack school district has a nearly $1 million bill for 2019 in new health tax

Reduction in MSP offsets two thirds of that but board still looking to take ‘big hit’

Education Minister Rob Fleming takes questions in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 27, 2018. (Hansard TV)
Abbotsford man charged after police seize “Zombie Killer” machete, brass knuckles and wig

Abbotsford man charged after police seize “Zombie Killer” machete, brass knuckles and wig

Warrant had been issued for Albert Fontaine on kidnapping charges from Penticton

Abbotsford man charged after police seize “Zombie Killer” machete, brass knuckles and wig
A harm reduction initiative at UFV March 5 will provide naloxone training and access to free take-home naloxone kits. (Submitted)

UFV harm reduction initiative offers free Naloxone training and kits

Harm reduction initiative provides naloxone training at sessions in Abbotsford and Chilliwack

  • Mar 2, 2018
A harm reduction initiative at UFV March 5 will provide naloxone training and access to free take-home naloxone kits. (Submitted)
Child porn trial for prominent Chilliwack realtor set for the fall

Child porn trial for prominent Chilliwack realtor set for the fall

Ian Robert Meissner ordered to stand trial in B.C. Supreme Court

Child porn trial for prominent Chilliwack realtor set for the fall
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness speaking on the economic benefits of affordable child care in the Legislature on Feb. 26, 2018.

NDP says Chilliwack-Kent MLA thinks child care isn’t needed, parents should stay home

Laurie Throness also said replacing people with machines a better investment than child care

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness speaking on the economic benefits of affordable child care in the Legislature on Feb. 26, 2018.
Council approved phase 1 of a bike route signage plan and Cycle Chilliwack is on-board. (Think Stock)

New signage to map out the best bicycling routes in Chilliwack

Cycle Chilliwack hopes to get more involved in naming of bike routes

Council approved phase 1 of a bike route signage plan and Cycle Chilliwack is on-board. (Think Stock)
Yoga is part of a new Mindfulness and Movement 11 course being offered at Chilliwack secondary school.

Yoga and meditation course latest target for anti-SOGI school trustee

New course questioned by Chilliwack school trustee, despite similar content in classes for 15 years

Yoga is part of a new Mindfulness and Movement 11 course being offered at Chilliwack secondary school.
Gather up your water bottles and donate them on Saturday for the BC Children’s Hospital oncology department.

Family drops out of drive, but event still planned to support Children’s Hospital

Bottle drive planned for Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Mission this Saturday

Gather up your water bottles and donate them on Saturday for the BC Children’s Hospital oncology department.
Chilliwack parent raises flags over school district privacy breach

Chilliwack parent raises flags over school district privacy breach

Up to 1,000 student records could have been compromised in 10-year data breach

Chilliwack parent raises flags over school district privacy breach
UPDATE: RCMP look for suspect vehicle after explosives disposal unit called to Chilliwack courthouse

UPDATE: RCMP look for suspect vehicle after explosives disposal unit called to Chilliwack courthouse

‘Unspecified threat’ followed by discovery of a suspicious package led to evacuation of area

UPDATE: RCMP look for suspect vehicle after explosives disposal unit called to Chilliwack courthouse
Police at the scene on Feb. 24 at Vedder Road and Storey Avenue in Chilliwack where a 42-year-old man died died after reportedly being struck by a taser during a confrontation with police. (Submitted photo)

Estranged wife of Chilliwack man who died in Taser incident opposed parental visit

‘I didn’t want to drop her off anymore because I knew he was still using [drugs]’

Police at the scene on Feb. 24 at Vedder Road and Storey Avenue in Chilliwack where a 42-year-old man died died after reportedly being struck by a taser during a confrontation with police. (Submitted photo)
UPDATED: Coquihalla fully reopen after crashes send 29 to hospital

UPDATED: Coquihalla fully reopen after crashes send 29 to hospital

Officials say two tour buses, semis and vehicles all involved in collision that closed highway

UPDATED: Coquihalla fully reopen after crashes send 29 to hospital
Police watchdog probes man’s death in Chilliwack in alleged parental child abduction

Police watchdog probes man’s death in Chilliwack in alleged parental child abduction

Independent Investigations Office called in after police use Taser on man

  • Feb 24, 2018
Police watchdog probes man’s death in Chilliwack in alleged parental child abduction
Overnight snow buries Chilliwack in white

Overnight snow buries Chilliwack in white

Nearly 27 cm fall over a 24-hour period

  • Feb 24, 2018
Overnight snow buries Chilliwack in white
The new modular shelter structures to house the homeless were being hoisted into place this week at the Salvation Army site on Young Road. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)

WATCH: Modular shelter buildings in Chilliwack hoisted into place

Still weeks from opening but 48 shelter spaces are being created with the modular units

The new modular shelter structures to house the homeless were being hoisted into place this week at the Salvation Army site on Young Road. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)
The rescheduled book launch event for Being Ts’elxwéyeqw is Friday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Sto:lo Research Centre

Book launch for Being Ts’elxwéyeqw is going ahead tonight

Sto:lo Research Centre is hosting the event, which was rescheduled and going ahead despite the snow

The rescheduled book launch event for Being Ts’elxwéyeqw is Friday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Sto:lo Research Centre
Downtown dispensary raided in Chilliwack

Downtown dispensary raided in Chilliwack

Police execute search warrant Wednesday, seizing pot, edibles, oils, cash, business records and more

Downtown dispensary raided in Chilliwack
Heavy snow leads to school closures in Greater Vancouver

Heavy snow leads to school closures in Greater Vancouver

UBC remains open, but others have cancelled classes and exams

Heavy snow leads to school closures in Greater Vancouver
Paul Henderson/ The Progress file                                National Energy Board chair Lyne Mercier speaks at the recent NEB hearing into Trans Mountain pipeline routing realignment through Chilliwack.

Chilliwack councillor asks if time and money were wasted on pipeline hearing

Council approves ongoing funding for monitoring of pipeline process in Chilliwack

Paul Henderson/ The Progress file                                National Energy Board chair Lyne Mercier speaks at the recent NEB hearing into Trans Mountain pipeline routing realignment through Chilliwack.
Ed Fast to speak about impact of NAFTA negotiations on agriculture

Ed Fast to speak about impact of NAFTA negotiations on agriculture

CAFA speaking event addresses potential ramifications for farming industry

Ed Fast to speak about impact of NAFTA negotiations on agriculture
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