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Premier John Horgan with Kelowna West NDP candidate Shelley Cook at Sunday’s nomination meeting where Cook was acclaimed as the party’s candidate in the upcoming byelection. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Kelowna West voters to pick Christy Clark’s replacement in February

Premier John Horgan says while no date yet, he will call the byelection in early January.

Premier John Horgan with Kelowna West NDP candidate Shelley Cook at Sunday’s nomination meeting where Cook was acclaimed as the party’s candidate in the upcoming byelection. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Heated exchanges highlight fourth B.C. Liberal leadership debate

Heated exchanges highlight fourth B.C. Liberal leadership debate

Feisty moments as the six candidates square off in Kelowna Saturday

Heated exchanges highlight fourth B.C. Liberal leadership debate
RCMP and paramedics attempt to resuscitate Rob Splitt who was stabbed multiple times in a Chilliwack parking lot on May 3, 2016. (Progress file)                                Greg Knill/ Progress file                                RCMP and paramedics attempt to resuscitate Robert Splitt who was stabbed multiple times in a Chilliwack parking lot on May 3, 2016.

Killer sentenced for “brutal” downtown Chilliwack stabbing

Automatic life sentence for Gerald Dolman with no chance of parole for 11 years

RCMP and paramedics attempt to resuscitate Rob Splitt who was stabbed multiple times in a Chilliwack parking lot on May 3, 2016. (Progress file)                                Greg Knill/ Progress file                                RCMP and paramedics attempt to resuscitate Robert Splitt who was stabbed multiple times in a Chilliwack parking lot on May 3, 2016.
Chilliwack residents are invited to a candlelight memorial Wednesday, Dec. 6, 5:15 p.m. at Five Corners to remember those gunned down in 1989 at the Montreal Massacre. (The Progress file)s

Light a candle Dec. 6 in Chilliwack at Five Corners

Chilliwack residents can attend a memorial to remember those gunned down at the Montreal Massacre

Chilliwack residents are invited to a candlelight memorial Wednesday, Dec. 6, 5:15 p.m. at Five Corners to remember those gunned down in 1989 at the Montreal Massacre. (The Progress file)s
UPDATE: ‘Marathon not a sprint’ recovery for Chilliwack swamper who fell off recycling truck

UPDATE: ‘Marathon not a sprint’ recovery for Chilliwack swamper who fell off recycling truck

Five days later wife at his side says he’s breathing on his own but still non-responsive

UPDATE: ‘Marathon not a sprint’ recovery for Chilliwack swamper who fell off recycling truck
UPDATE: Nine-year-old girl dies after being hit by city bus
UPDATE: Nine-year-old girl dies after being hit by city bus
The RCMP forensic identification unit was on the scene Friday morning after a car fire in the Safeway parking lot downtown Chilliwack.

UPDATE: Forensics unit on the scene after car fire downtown Chilliwack

Friday morning blaze destroys vehicle as police investigate the scene

The RCMP forensic identification unit was on the scene Friday morning after a car fire in the Safeway parking lot downtown Chilliwack.
New Matrix Meals is a new program in Chilliwack where organizers facilitate frank dialogue in people’s homes about community issues. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress

WATCH: Breaking bread and barriers in Chilliwack with New Matrix Meals

Moving antagonistic discourse around Chilliwack’s social issues into a real community dialogue

New Matrix Meals is a new program in Chilliwack where organizers facilitate frank dialogue in people’s homes about community issues. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress
Stó:lō people fish with traditional dipnets on the Fraser River in the early 20th century. Charles Macmunn/Wikipedia Commons

Connection to land is key to ending high suicide rates says UFV expert

Professor responds to high rate of First Nations suicides reported by Fraser Health

Stó:lō people fish with traditional dipnets on the Fraser River in the early 20th century. Charles Macmunn/Wikipedia Commons
UPDATE: Chilliwack River homeless campers handed trespass notices

UPDATE: Chilliwack River homeless campers handed trespass notices

Group accused of property thefts from nearby homes have until Dec. 12 to be gone

UPDATE: Chilliwack River homeless campers handed trespass notices
There is a new parade route this year so check the map for details on the updated route and timing of road closures.

Christmas parade in Chilliwack features a different route this year

Check the map for the updated route of the parade and timing of road closures across Chilliwack

There is a new parade route this year so check the map for details on the updated route and timing of road closures.
Chilliwack RCMP officers at the scene of what turned out to be a workplace incident at the corner of Corbould and Kipp Wednesday morning. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Garbage truck examined after worker injured downtown Chilliwack

Witnesses said man looked seriously hurt after falling off back of Emterra vehicle

Chilliwack RCMP officers at the scene of what turned out to be a workplace incident at the corner of Corbould and Kipp Wednesday morning. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Const. Cameron Nay writes out a ticket on Yale Road last July 14, along with Cpl. Mike Rail, and cyclist who was riding around without a helmet. Const. Nay was deployed to the DT patrol effort that morning as a Quick Response officer. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress file)

Quick response by Chilliwack RCMP evolving

Strategy launched last year when Chilliwack funded 10 new officers, and will continue in 2018

Const. Cameron Nay writes out a ticket on Yale Road last July 14, along with Cpl. Mike Rail, and cyclist who was riding around without a helmet. Const. Nay was deployed to the DT patrol effort that morning as a Quick Response officer. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress file)
Gregory Cromarty is facing an 18-month jail sentence after pleading guilty to a dozen of 32 charges he faced, mostly for identity theft and fraud. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Chilliwack man who went on ID theft crime spree sentenced

Gregory Cromarty released on time served and issued six-month conditional sentence to get treatment

Gregory Cromarty is facing an 18-month jail sentence after pleading guilty to a dozen of 32 charges he faced, mostly for identity theft and fraud. (Facebook)
This building at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack could be the location for a winter housing project for women. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

Plans afoot for winter housing for women in Chilliwack

The next step is getting a temporary use permit to allow the facility to operate in DT Chilliwack

This building at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack could be the location for a winter housing project for women. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
The B.C.-wide vacancy rate is 1.3 per cent, slightly lower than the Chilliwack rate of 1.5 per cent. The average rent in Chilliwack is $833 compared to $1,164 provincewide. (CMHC)

Chilliwack vacancy rate at 1.5 per cent

Extremely tight market for rental housing still a higher rate than provincial average

The B.C.-wide vacancy rate is 1.3 per cent, slightly lower than the Chilliwack rate of 1.5 per cent. The average rent in Chilliwack is $833 compared to $1,164 provincewide. (CMHC)
Free transit after 3 p.m. this Saturday in Chilliwack

Free transit after 3 p.m. this Saturday in Chilliwack

City hall and BC Transit team up to make access to the Christmas Parade simpler

  • Nov 28, 2017
Free transit after 3 p.m. this Saturday in Chilliwack
A pre-sentence report was heard in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack on Nov. 27, 2017 for Gerald Dolman who pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Robert Splitt May 3, 2016. (Progress file)

Love triangle involving prostitute triggered Chilliwack murder

Automatic life sentence as Gerald Dolman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of Robert Splitt

A pre-sentence report was heard in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack on Nov. 27, 2017 for Gerald Dolman who pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Robert Splitt May 3, 2016. (Progress file)
Facebook                                Gregory Cromarty is facing an 18-month jail sentence after pleading guilty to a dozen of 32 charges he faced, mostly for identity theft and fraud.

Chilliwack man arrested for ID theft crime spree calls this a ‘rehabilitative moment’

Gregory Cromarty asked to be released on time served to a recovery house; Crown wants more jail

Facebook                                Gregory Cromarty is facing an 18-month jail sentence after pleading guilty to a dozen of 32 charges he faced, mostly for identity theft and fraud.
Court allows Maple Ridge tent city to stay and address “life safety issues”

Court allows Maple Ridge tent city to stay and address “life safety issues”

BC Housing will work with city, camp residents to instal modular housing

Court allows Maple Ridge tent city to stay and address “life safety issues”