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From left, Rich Coleman, mayor Sharon Gaetz, and Molson Coors Canada representatives Amy Michtich and Frederic Landtmeters make the first dig during the ground breaking ceremony for the company’s new brewery on Kerr Avenue Tuesday morning. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack welcomes new Molson Coors brewery at official groundbreaking

Milestone marked by brewery, city and provincial reps with a special groundbreaking shovel from UFV

From left, Rich Coleman, mayor Sharon Gaetz, and Molson Coors Canada representatives Amy Michtich and Frederic Landtmeters make the first dig during the ground breaking ceremony for the company’s new brewery on Kerr Avenue Tuesday morning. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Crews on the scene of a construction accident in Garrison Crossing on March 11, 2016. (Greg Laychak file/Black Press)

Equipment malfunction blamed in Chilliwack workplace death

WorkSafeBC reports on March 2016 concrete pumper truck collapse that killed 24-year-old worker

Crews on the scene of a construction accident in Garrison Crossing on March 11, 2016. (Greg Laychak file/Black Press)
Weed chomping goats gain momentum in Chilliwack

Weed chomping goats gain momentum in Chilliwack

A one-day course at UFV is this week will demonstrate proper handling of goats and dogs to target weeds

Weed chomping goats gain momentum in Chilliwack
Chilliwack man charged with ID theft, possession of stolen credit cards

Chilliwack man charged with ID theft, possession of stolen credit cards

Gregory James Cromarty, 45, arrested after ‘complex’ month-long investigation

  • Apr 24, 2017
Chilliwack man charged with ID theft, possession of stolen credit cards
Toad People screening in Chilliwack is April 27 at GWG Theatre. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Toad People doc in Chilliwack April 27 at GWG

What does it take to save a species at risk? The Toad People film tries to answer that question.

Toad People screening in Chilliwack is April 27 at GWG Theatre. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)
Public landlord/tenant meeting to address rental housing crisis in Chilliwack

Public landlord/tenant meeting to address rental housing crisis in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Healthier Community building relationships with local landlords; hosting networking lunch on April 26

  • Apr 24, 2017
Public landlord/tenant meeting to address rental housing crisis in Chilliwack
Forensic investigators from the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) scoured the sidewalk and road April 19, 2016 in front of the Princess Avenue apartment where David Williams was killed the day prior.

Accused in 2016 killing of David Williams in Chilliwack to plead to manslaughter

Daniel Joseph Fabas has been in custody since his April 29 arrest, 11 days after the killing

Forensic investigators from the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) scoured the sidewalk and road April 19, 2016 in front of the Princess Avenue apartment where David Williams was killed the day prior.
Kevin O’Leary, federal Conservative Party leadership candidate, answers questions during a campaign stop in Nanaimo on Friday afternoon. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

O’Leary discusses immigration, economy during Conservative leadership campaign stop in Nanaimo

Canadian television personality meets with Conservative supporters in Nanaimo

Kevin O’Leary, federal Conservative Party leadership candidate, answers questions during a campaign stop in Nanaimo on Friday afternoon. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
A Chilliwack man has been arrested in connection with the theft of numerous catalytic converters across the Fraser Valley.

Man charged with thefts of catalytic converters

Almost 80 reported thefts in the Fraser Valley in last year

A Chilliwack man has been arrested in connection with the theft of numerous catalytic converters across the Fraser Valley.
Fire crews from Chilliwack Fire Department were called to a structure fire on Progress Way on Friday morning (Paul Henderson/ Progress photo)

Welding sparks industrial fire at Chilliwack machinery manufacturer

Fire crews dispatched Friday after fuel ignited in warehouse at Frontline Machinery

Fire crews from Chilliwack Fire Department were called to a structure fire on Progress Way on Friday morning (Paul Henderson/ Progress photo)
Rocko’s Diner, located in Mission, was transformed into Pop’s Chock’Lit Shoppe during filming of the show Riverdale. (Submitted)

Mission’s Rocko’s Diner goes Hollywood

Local eatery transformed into teen hangout from Riverdale show

Rocko’s Diner, located in Mission, was transformed into Pop’s Chock’Lit Shoppe during filming of the show Riverdale. (Submitted)
UPDATE: RCMP identifies victim of homicide found on forest service road near Hope

UPDATE: RCMP identifies victim of homicide found on forest service road near Hope

Michael Walter Bonin of Prince George a victim of the targeted attack found east of Chilliwack

  • Apr 20, 2017
UPDATE: RCMP identifies victim of homicide found on forest service road near Hope
MP Mark Strahl’s survey saw most respondents say they don’t want a safe injection site in Chilliwack. None are on the horizon, either, but some say it might actually help.

Chilliwack-Hope MP says survey shows supervised site for Chilliwack is opposed by most respondents

MP Mark Strahl says many would prefer treatment and addiction services over safe injection site

MP Mark Strahl’s survey saw most respondents say they don’t want a safe injection site in Chilliwack. None are on the horizon, either, but some say it might actually help.
Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce hosts election debate April 27

Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce hosts election debate April 27

Lunch-time meeting open to the public

  • Apr 20, 2017
Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce hosts election debate April 27
Bruce Butcher manoeuvres a snow blower along Maple Avenue while clearing the sidewalks in his neighbourhood in February. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Chilliwack considers clearing sidewalks after snowstorms

City heard from residents upset that their policies do not prioritize sidewalk clearing

Bruce Butcher manoeuvres a snow blower along Maple Avenue while clearing the sidewalks in his neighbourhood in February. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)
VIDEO: Chilliwack Progress has a bold new online presence

VIDEO: Chilliwack Progress has a bold new online presence

With the launch of a modern web version of the local paper readers are better served than ever

  • Apr 19, 2017
VIDEO: Chilliwack Progress has a bold new online presence
Chilliwack NDP, BC Liberal and Green candidates debate child poverty policy

Chilliwack NDP, BC Liberal and Green candidates debate child poverty policy

First public all-candidates meeting during the provincial election period sparsely attended

Chilliwack NDP, BC Liberal and Green candidates debate child poverty policy

Back to drawing board for RV biz in Chilliwack

It was still no dice last week for an applicant trying to…

Chilliwack is eyeing future drinking water sources and has shortlisted proponents for a study. (ThinkStock Photo)

Chilliwack to study treatment options for its future drinking water supply

Iron and manganese were found in a well being eyed for Chilliwack’s future water needs

Chilliwack is eyeing future drinking water sources and has shortlisted proponents for a study. (ThinkStock Photo)
Chilliwack city council approves development permit for new Molson-Coors brewery
Chilliwack city council approves development permit for new Molson-Coors brewery