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Chilliwack is getting a Community Action Team funding to tackle the opioid crisis. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

Chilliwack is getting a community action team to tackle opioid crisis

Chilliwack is one of 18 communities in most urgent need based on OD stats

Chilliwack is getting a Community Action Team funding to tackle the opioid crisis. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
Paul McManus started the Jan. 30 Chilliwack school board meeting with a statement that they would not be answering questions on SOGI 123 for the evening, and wanted to deal with more urgent work of the board, including reconfiguration, student achievement, and capital projects. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack school district closes lobby for public meetings

Safety cited after handful of over-attended meetings, SOGI rallies

Paul McManus started the Jan. 30 Chilliwack school board meeting with a statement that they would not be answering questions on SOGI 123 for the evening, and wanted to deal with more urgent work of the board, including reconfiguration, student achievement, and capital projects. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Cyclists of all types are welcome to join Cycle Chilliwack. About 50 cyclists in this photo are about to leave the mall in Chilliwack for the 2015 Ride to Hope. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Cycle Chilliwack rolling out with inaugural meeting Feb. 5

Advocacy group for cyclists wants to represent people of all ages and abilities

Cyclists of all types are welcome to join Cycle Chilliwack. About 50 cyclists in this photo are about to leave the mall in Chilliwack for the 2015 Ride to Hope. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Paul Henderson/ The Progress                                Members of the Integrated Homicide Investigative Team were on the scene of a shooting at a home on the corner of Broadway and Cedar avenues Jan. 31.

UPDATE: IHIT investigating fatal shooting in Chilliwack

Police believe killing of 28-year-old Cody Isaacson was ‘targeted’

Paul Henderson/ The Progress                                Members of the Integrated Homicide Investigative Team were on the scene of a shooting at a home on the corner of Broadway and Cedar avenues Jan. 31.
Clayton Jacob Warkentin pleaded guilty in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack on Jan. 30, 2018 to the second-degree murder of his mother Lois Unger in 2016. (Facebook)

Life sentence for young Chilliwack man who murdered his mother

Clayton Warkentin sentenced to life for brutal 2016 killing of Lois Unger that shocked the community

Clayton Jacob Warkentin pleaded guilty in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack on Jan. 30, 2018 to the second-degree murder of his mother Lois Unger in 2016. (Facebook)
Search for missing Victoria man continues in Chilliwack and beyond

Search for missing Victoria man continues in Chilliwack and beyond

Yannick Myers not seen by family or friends since last summer

Search for missing Victoria man continues in Chilliwack and beyond
Chilliwack Fire Department crews on the scene of a garage fire at a home on a farm at Ballam Road near Peg Leg Bar on the Fraser River afternoon on Jan. 30. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Fire damages Chilliwack home on Ballam Road

Crews tackle blaze in garage of farmhouse near Fraser River

Chilliwack Fire Department crews on the scene of a garage fire at a home on a farm at Ballam Road near Peg Leg Bar on the Fraser River afternoon on Jan. 30. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Mayor Sharon Gaetz said she’s leaning toward running but things could change between now and the election in October. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)

Who is going to run municipally in Chilliwack?

It’s a little too early to say but at least one city councillor won’t run again

Mayor Sharon Gaetz said she’s leaning toward running but things could change between now and the election in October. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)
City crews were on Ballam Road along the Fraser River Friday starting work on new parking stalls to make the area more accessible to river users. (Submitted photo)

New parking spots are going in along the Fraser River in Chilliwack

A sportfishing group is praising the plan by City of Chilliwack to create more river access points

City crews were on Ballam Road along the Fraser River Friday starting work on new parking stalls to make the area more accessible to river users. (Submitted photo)
Tania Toth (second from right) received an award for her work at Sardis secondary through BC Agriculture in the Classroom. With her are (left to right) Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture; Pat Tonn, Executive Director of BC Agriculture in the Classroom; and the Honourable Lieutenant Governor Judy Guichon. (Submitted photo)

Sardis farm program earns top award for Chilliwack teacher

Toth has helped build program that teaches sustainability, pest management, marketing

Tania Toth (second from right) received an award for her work at Sardis secondary through BC Agriculture in the Classroom. With her are (left to right) Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture; Pat Tonn, Executive Director of BC Agriculture in the Classroom; and the Honourable Lieutenant Governor Judy Guichon. (Submitted photo)
Male in his 20s dead after MVA in Chilliwack overnight Saturday

Male in his 20s dead after MVA in Chilliwack overnight Saturday

Crash on Yale Road near Quarry Road just after 1 a.m. on Jan. 28

Male in his 20s dead after MVA in Chilliwack overnight Saturday
Men accused in Michael Bonin’s murder appear in Kelowna court

Men accused in Michael Bonin’s murder appear in Kelowna court

The three men charged with murder in connection with the death of a 20-year-old Alberta man were in court

Men accused in Michael Bonin’s murder appear in Kelowna court
Kirk Joseph Russell and Victoria Sherri Purcell are charged with second-degree murder for the alleged July 7, 2017 killing of Douglas Presseau downtown Chilliwack. (RCMP/Facebook)

Preliminary inquiry this summer for two accused of downtown Chilliwack murder

Trial should follow for alleged murder of Doug Presseau; no one charged for Stephen Drage killing

Kirk Joseph Russell and Victoria Sherri Purcell are charged with second-degree murder for the alleged July 7, 2017 killing of Douglas Presseau downtown Chilliwack. (RCMP/Facebook)
French teachers in short supply but Chilliwack positions filled, for now

French teachers in short supply but Chilliwack positions filled, for now

Shortage of teachers felt province wide, and parents urging government to make lasting changes

French teachers in short supply but Chilliwack positions filled, for now
Paul Henderson/ The Progress                                RCMP officers examine a black GMC pick-up truck on the sidewalk on Princess Avenue west of Yale Road right next to the Chilliwack Law Courts just before 1 p.m. on Jan. 26.

UPDATE: Lunch-hour drama downtown Chilliwack ends with arrest, pickup truck on sidewalk

Police scrambled to track down suspect and examined vehicle in front of Chilliwack Law Courts

Paul Henderson/ The Progress                                RCMP officers examine a black GMC pick-up truck on the sidewalk on Princess Avenue west of Yale Road right next to the Chilliwack Law Courts just before 1 p.m. on Jan. 26.
High streamflow advisory issued for Chilliwack and Lower Fraser Valley

High streamflow advisory issued for Chilliwack and Lower Fraser Valley

Heavy rain and melting snow expected to swell local rivers

  • Jan 26, 2018
High streamflow advisory issued for Chilliwack and Lower Fraser Valley
Largescale medical cannabis facility eyes Chilliwack location

Largescale medical cannabis facility eyes Chilliwack location

Public hearing Feb. 6 for rezoning to allow for 2,450-square-metre plant on industrial land

Largescale medical cannabis facility eyes Chilliwack location
City of Chilliwack strongly opposed to oil pipeline near aquifer

City of Chilliwack strongly opposed to oil pipeline near aquifer

Hear the city’s opening statement on the concern over drinking at this month’s NEB hearing

City of Chilliwack strongly opposed to oil pipeline near aquifer
Five escape from early morning Chilliwack house fire

Five escape from early morning Chilliwack house fire

Firefighters able to knock down ground-floor blaze at Murray Drive home

  • Jan 26, 2018
Five escape from early morning Chilliwack house fire
Surrey Fire Department, EMS and RCMP respond to house fire near the 28B Avenue and 174A Street intersection in South Surrey Thursday afternoon. (Shane MacKichan photos)
Surrey Fire Department, EMS and RCMP respond to house fire near the 28B Avenue and 174A Street intersection in South Surrey Thursday afternoon. (Shane MacKichan photos)
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