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Chilly Monday sets new Chilliwack record

Chilly Monday sets new Chilliwack record

Previous record was set in 1898.

  • Feb 20, 2018
Chilly Monday sets new Chilliwack record
Smoking materials blamed for fire at downtown Chilliwack apartment

Smoking materials blamed for fire at downtown Chilliwack apartment

Fire department once again reminding smokers to fully extinguish butts in approved containers

  • Feb 19, 2018
Smoking materials blamed for fire at downtown Chilliwack apartment
Man who stole millions from Seabird Island band sentenced to 4.5 years jail

Man who stole millions from Seabird Island band sentenced to 4.5 years jail

Stephen MacKinnon sentenced in Chilliwack court for stealing $2.3 million over eight years

Man who stole millions from Seabird Island band sentenced to 4.5 years jail
Crossing Park at Vedder Crossing is one of the projects city officials are seeking feedback from citizens on. (Submitted)

Park and trails consultation sessions kick off on Feb. 24

City staff will be talking about some current parks projects like green gyms for example

Crossing Park at Vedder Crossing is one of the projects city officials are seeking feedback from citizens on. (Submitted)
Rezoning hearing set for Feb. 20 at city hall to hear feedback about rezoning plans for new school on Tyson Road in Chilliwack.

Rezoning for new school property in Chilliwack is underway

It’s been more than a decade since city hall has seen a rezoning application for a new school

Rezoning hearing set for Feb. 20 at city hall to hear feedback about rezoning plans for new school on Tyson Road in Chilliwack.
Do you have room in your home and heart for a child? The need for foster homes is very high in Chilliwack right now, and two information sessions are being planned. (Black Press file)

Desperate need for foster homes in Chilliwack

Two information sessions for prospective foster parents planned

Do you have room in your home and heart for a child? The need for foster homes is very high in Chilliwack right now, and two information sessions are being planned. (Black Press file)
Chilliwack’s hands of time are back

Chilliwack’s hands of time are back

Hands of Five Corners clock removed for repair on Jan. 17, replaced Feb. 16

Chilliwack’s hands of time are back
Alleged victim of sexual interference by Chilliwack youth coach speaks out

Alleged victim of sexual interference by Chilliwack youth coach speaks out

Mother of another alleged victim of Codie Hindle speak about an investigation in 2011

Alleged victim of sexual interference by Chilliwack youth coach speaks out
Shxwha:y Village Chief Robert Gladstone at a rally at the Chilliwack courthouse in 2016 to support him in his fight against a fisheries act charge he faces. In court on Feb. 15, 2018 the trial was delayed yet again. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Chilliwack Indigenous leader’s illegal fishing trial delayed yet again

Charge against Chief Robert Gladstone equated to ‘arresting a Catholic priest for giving communion’

Shxwha:y Village Chief Robert Gladstone at a rally at the Chilliwack courthouse in 2016 to support him in his fight against a fisheries act charge he faces. In court on Feb. 15, 2018 the trial was delayed yet again. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
The Mini Med School, led by Dr. Chantal Chris, is a chance for Chilliwack residents to hear from and chat with local doctors and other health professionals on key medical topics. (Submitted)

Mini Med School is back in Chilliwack starting in March

It’s a chance to quiz doctors and other health professionals on a range of topics

The Mini Med School, led by Dr. Chantal Chris, is a chance for Chilliwack residents to hear from and chat with local doctors and other health professionals on key medical topics. (Submitted)
UPDATE: Former Chilliwack sports coach charged with sexually assaulting youth

UPDATE: Former Chilliwack sports coach charged with sexually assaulting youth

RCMP say there may have been other underage victims and are looking for the public’s help.

UPDATE: Former Chilliwack sports coach charged with sexually assaulting youth
Nick Lang’s Story: The tragic and preventable death of a teen in government care

Nick Lang’s Story: The tragic and preventable death of a teen in government care

Parents drop lawsuit against provincial government to focus on making positive changes

Nick Lang’s Story: The tragic and preventable death of a teen in government care
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld brought residential schools into the SOGI 123 debate that’s been brewing in this district since October, when he began criticizing the teacher resource.

Neufeld brings residential schools into SOGI debate

School trustee says he can’t ‘help but thinking that this kind of oppression is happening again’

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld brought residential schools into the SOGI 123 debate that’s been brewing in this district since October, when he began criticizing the teacher resource.
Spent shotgun shells in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Yet another random shooting in the Chilliwack River Valley

Feb. 6 incident evokes memories of shootings in December and more serious one in March 2017

Spent shotgun shells in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Diane Janzen, executive director of Chilliwack Community Services, and Josh Togeretz, a youth outreach worker with Cyrus Centre, play a little foosball at the new drop-in youth centre at Main Street Church. The centre is open on Thursdays and Togeretz is among the workers who helps facilitate activities for youth. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack youth get new drop-in centre downtown

Partnership between church, Cyrus Centre and community services made centre possible

Diane Janzen, executive director of Chilliwack Community Services, and Josh Togeretz, a youth outreach worker with Cyrus Centre, play a little foosball at the new drop-in youth centre at Main Street Church. The centre is open on Thursdays and Togeretz is among the workers who helps facilitate activities for youth. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
UPDATED: Snowfall warning lifted after up to 15 centimetres of snow falls in Lower Mainland
UPDATED: Snowfall warning lifted after up to 15 centimetres of snow falls in Lower Mainland
Aaron Douglas was sentenced on Feb. 9, 2018 to life in prison with no chance of parole for 13 years for the 2014 killing of Tyler Belcourt. He is to be re-tried for the murder of Richard Blackmon in September 2018.

Life in prison for Chilliwack murderer Aaron Douglas

BC Supreme Court justice orders no parole eligibility for 13 years

Aaron Douglas was sentenced on Feb. 9, 2018 to life in prison with no chance of parole for 13 years for the 2014 killing of Tyler Belcourt. He is to be re-tried for the murder of Richard Blackmon in September 2018.
A large police presence arrived at McIntosh Manor in Chilliwack after an alleged targeted stabbing on Feb. 9. (Paul Henderson)

Targeted stabbing at notorious Chilliwack apartment complex

Injured man allegedly fled scene last Friday and showed up at Abbotsford hospital

A large police presence arrived at McIntosh Manor in Chilliwack after an alleged targeted stabbing on Feb. 9. (Paul Henderson)
Carolton Leith was last seen by caregivers on Feb. 4 in Chilliwack.

Chilliwack RCMP seek public help to find missing man

Carlton Leith, 42, not seen since Feb. 4 by caregivers

  • Feb 13, 2018
Carolton Leith was last seen by caregivers on Feb. 4 in Chilliwack.
A small homeless camp popped up in the alley behind Ruth & Naomi’s over the weekend. Downtown property owner Lee Phillipson (left) has been advocating to get the street people like Carrie (right) some immediate help. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Alleyway homeless camp to be cleared Wednesday

Some downtown business owners want a solution in the meantime for those on the street

A small homeless camp popped up in the alley behind Ruth & Naomi’s over the weekend. Downtown property owner Lee Phillipson (left) has been advocating to get the street people like Carrie (right) some immediate help. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
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