Local News

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Ottawa looking into restoring repealed hate speech law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)
Women’s March organizer Patti MacAhonic seen here speaking to students at Mt. Slesse Middle School during the last provincial election. (Progress file)

Women’s March Canada coming to Chilliwack

The idea for an event in the Fraser Valley came from the Women’s March on Washington last year

Women’s March organizer Patti MacAhonic seen here speaking to students at Mt. Slesse Middle School during the last provincial election. (Progress file)
Second best year ever in 2017 for home sales in Chilliwack and district

Second best year ever in 2017 for home sales in Chilliwack and district

Down only slightly over the red-hot 2016 year with prices up 17 per cent, listings down

Second best year ever in 2017 for home sales in Chilliwack and district
Surrey-based vegetable farmer Roger Woo in a photo posted to The Farmhouse Bard website (thefarmhousebard.com).

Surrey’s ‘land matching’ farm pilot project grows region-wide

$25K in federal/provincial funding in 2018 for region’s ‘Craigslist for farming’ program

Surrey-based vegetable farmer Roger Woo in a photo posted to The Farmhouse Bard website (thefarmhousebard.com).
Chilliwack School Trustee Barry Neufeld spoke at a Culture Guard rally in his honour at Evergreen Hall on Nov. 21. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Updated: Neufeld launches letter-writing campaign against DPAC chair

Embattled Chilliwack trustee’s letter points finger at volunteer parent, asks supporters to ‘challenge her opinions’

Chilliwack School Trustee Barry Neufeld spoke at a Culture Guard rally in his honour at Evergreen Hall on Nov. 21. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Fraser Health is urging the public to get the flu vaccine after multiple influenza outbreaks in residential care facilities over the past week. Pixabay image
Fraser Health is urging the public to get the flu vaccine after multiple influenza outbreaks in residential care facilities over the past week. Pixabay image
Agriculture Minister Lana Popham appointed a nine-member panel to consult and make recommendations on “revitalization” of the Agricultural Land Reserve. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Chilliwack city councillor named to provincial ALR ‘revitalization’ committee

Ag minister appoints nine-member group to make recommendations on possible changes by end of 2018

Agriculture Minister Lana Popham appointed a nine-member panel to consult and make recommendations on “revitalization” of the Agricultural Land Reserve. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Chilliwack businesses respond after Rotary Train shed theft

Chilliwack businesses respond after Rotary Train shed theft

More than $5,000 worth of items stolen now replaced

  • Jan 4, 2018
Chilliwack businesses respond after Rotary Train shed theft
Squiala Chief Dave Jimmie speaks during the opening of the new Vedder Bridge. Chief Jimmie was also part of the effort for the past 17 months to map out a new fiscal relationship between Canada and First Nations. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

Fiscal relationship with FN gets reset with help of Chilliwack chief

Feds and First Nations could be about to transform the way they do business

Squiala Chief Dave Jimmie speaks during the opening of the new Vedder Bridge. Chief Jimmie was also part of the effort for the past 17 months to map out a new fiscal relationship between Canada and First Nations. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
Chilliwack native sentenced to 15 years for shotgun killing in Edmonton

Chilliwack native sentenced to 15 years for shotgun killing in Edmonton

Shane Terry Tym convicted of manslaughter in 2014 incident during a drug deal

Chilliwack native sentenced to 15 years for shotgun killing in Edmonton
Blueberry crops across the Eastern Fraser Valley were covered in ice after December’s freezing rain, which could damage production for 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Ice could prove damaging to Chilliwack berry, tree fruit production

UFV professor studying winter’s effect on blueberry crops

Blueberry crops across the Eastern Fraser Valley were covered in ice after December’s freezing rain, which could damage production for 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
BC Assessment says the average single family home in Kimberley is valued at $266,000 as of July 1, 2017.

Province raises threshold for homeowner grant to $1.65 million

Eligible homeowners must apply for the grant each year. To be eligible, the home must be used as the owner’s principal residence

BC Assessment says the average single family home in Kimberley is valued at $266,000 as of July 1, 2017.
Chilliwack Search and Rescue en route by helicopter to help an injured hiker on Sumas Mountain. (Chilliwack SAR photo)

Chilliwack Search and Rescue needs a few new members

An info sesssion at City Hall is set for Jan. 27 to recruit new members-in-training

Chilliwack Search and Rescue en route by helicopter to help an injured hiker on Sumas Mountain. (Chilliwack SAR photo)
Pop-up banner image ×