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Snow day declared Friday by SD 33 for all students and staff of Chilliwack schools. City crews were working on sidewalks in the Yale/Vedder corridor. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Heavy snow closes Chilliwack schools

Inclement weather is keeping kids at home on Friday in School District 33

Snow day declared Friday by SD 33 for all students and staff of Chilliwack schools. City crews were working on sidewalks in the Yale/Vedder corridor. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
UPDATE: Highway 1 reopened in Abbotsford after brief closure

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopened in Abbotsford after brief closure

Power lines forced highway closure between Sumas and Whatcom exits

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopened in Abbotsford after brief closure
Chilliwack man facing underage sex crimes rearrested after months on the lam

Chilliwack man facing underage sex crimes rearrested after months on the lam

Unusual history of David Kuntz-Angel includes being known for impersonating David Lee Roth

Chilliwack man facing underage sex crimes rearrested after months on the lam
School buses will be a bit late Thursday afternoon, says the Chilliwack school district, and the district’s snow plan has been put into effect. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack school district puts snow plan in place for buses

Parents can expect delay in bus arrivals, alternate drop-offs, for Thursday after school

  • Jan 11, 2018
School buses will be a bit late Thursday afternoon, says the Chilliwack school district, and the district’s snow plan has been put into effect. (Black Press file photo)
Late December’s ice storm resulted in more than 900 calls to 9-1-1. Jennifer Puffer photo

More than 900 emergency calls during Fraser Valley ice storm

FVRD to increase staff at soon-to-close fire dispatch centre

Late December’s ice storm resulted in more than 900 calls to 9-1-1. Jennifer Puffer photo
City of Chilliwack plows were back on the roads Thursday morning with a winter storm warning in effect and snow falling. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Another winter blast hits Chilliwack

Schools open but delays on transit and treacherous conditions on roads

City of Chilliwack plows were back on the roads Thursday morning with a winter storm warning in effect and snow falling. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Traffic at the Lickman Road overpass will thin out once the upgrade is completed. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress File Photo)
Traffic at the Lickman Road overpass will thin out once the upgrade is completed. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress File Photo)
The new Molson Coors brewery started to take shape this week as steel girders began to go up on the site at Vedder Road and Highway 1. (Chilliwack Progress photo)

New Molson brewery taking shape in Chilliwack as girders go up

Next few months will see shell of new Chilliwack brewery being formed

The new Molson Coors brewery started to take shape this week as steel girders began to go up on the site at Vedder Road and Highway 1. (Chilliwack Progress photo)
Environment Canada has a winter storm watch in effect for the central Fraser Valley including Hope and Chilliwack. (Thinkstock)

Winter storm watch issued for central and eastern Fraser Valley

Chilliwack and Hope could be hit with ‘adverse weather conditions’ by Thursday

  • Jan 10, 2018
Environment Canada has a winter storm watch in effect for the central Fraser Valley including Hope and Chilliwack. (Thinkstock)
New mortgage rules could cool Chilliwack and district real estate for 2018

New mortgage rules could cool Chilliwack and district real estate for 2018

After the second hottest year on record, lots of speculation on what’s ahead

New mortgage rules could cool Chilliwack and district real estate for 2018
Fireworks like this one seen over Chilliwack Tuesday night may only be set off legally by licensed professionals with certificates and insurance. (Submitted)

Boom late Tuesday came from illegal firework going off in Chilliwack

Display fireworks, or special effects pyrotechnics are high-hazard, designed for professional use only

Fireworks like this one seen over Chilliwack Tuesday night may only be set off legally by licensed professionals with certificates and insurance. (Submitted)
SPCA officials seized nine dogs, 24 cats and 18 rabbits from a Chilliwack River Valley property this week.

SPCA seize dogs, cats and rabbits from Chilliwack River Valley property

Animals taken due to ‘environmental issues’; neighbours have complained for months

SPCA officials seized nine dogs, 24 cats and 18 rabbits from a Chilliwack River Valley property this week.
Anti-hate campaign Cran Campbell said he was encouraged to hear the federal government is considering restoring a section of the Humans Rights Act that bans hate speech on the internet. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Ottawa looking into restoring repealed hate speech law

Correspondence with federal minister reveals the federal government is looking into bringing law back

Anti-hate campaign Cran Campbell said he was encouraged to hear the federal government is considering restoring a section of the Humans Rights Act that bans hate speech on the internet. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Police are looking for the owner of this urn. (Sidney North Saanich RCMP)

Police seek information on lost urn found on Vancouver Island beach

Police say the urn weighs 25 pounds and was possibly tossed into the sea

Police are looking for the owner of this urn. (Sidney North Saanich RCMP)
Mother Jennifer Brooks at a protest during the long consideration of charges in the police-shooting death of her son, Hudson, two-and-a-half years ago. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Officer accused in death of South Surrey man elects for trial by judge and jury

Hudson Brooks killed outside South Surrey RCMP detachment in 2015

Mother Jennifer Brooks at a protest during the long consideration of charges in the police-shooting death of her son, Hudson, two-and-a-half years ago. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Sears in Chilliwack was scheduled to close its doors for good on Jan. 8. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)                                Sears in Chilliwack was scheduled to close its doors for good on Jan. 8. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Sears Chilliwack set to close doors for good on Monday

Cottonwood Mall now left without an anchor tenant at either end of the shopping plaza

Sears in Chilliwack was scheduled to close its doors for good on Jan. 8. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)                                Sears in Chilliwack was scheduled to close its doors for good on Jan. 8. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Another push to have Chilliwack allow backyard chickens could be a 2018 municipal election issue in the making, says the organizer of a Jan. 30 meeting at the library. (File photo)

Push for council to allow backyard chickens in Chilliwack is back

A meeting for those interested in backyard coops is set for Jan. 30 at the Chilliwack library

Another push to have Chilliwack allow backyard chickens could be a 2018 municipal election issue in the making, says the organizer of a Jan. 30 meeting at the library. (File photo)
A man and woman from Surrey have been charged after Surrey RCMP say they seized guns and drugs believed to have ties to the Lower Mainland gang conflict. (Surrey RCMP photo)

Man and woman from Surrey charged after police seize drugs, guns

Surrey RCMP say weapons believed to be related to Lower Mainland drug conflict

A man and woman from Surrey have been charged after Surrey RCMP say they seized guns and drugs believed to have ties to the Lower Mainland gang conflict. (Surrey RCMP photo)
The New Mark condo complex at Victor Street and Yale Road downtown Chilliwack. (Google maps)

UPDATE: Explosion caused by cooking drugs at downtown Chilliwack apartment

No one injured but at least two units damaged in Sunday evening fire

The New Mark condo complex at Victor Street and Yale Road downtown Chilliwack. (Google maps)
Chilliwack RCMP are warning residents about criminals knocking on doors pretending to be someone else to gain access. (Wikimedia)

Fraser Valley RCMP warn of criminals knocking on doors

Two incidents in Chilliwack over New Year’s involved scammers pretending to be someone else

Chilliwack RCMP are warning residents about criminals knocking on doors pretending to be someone else to gain access. (Wikimedia)
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