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UPDATE: Two dead following stabbing in downtown Chilliwack

UPDATE: Two dead following stabbing in downtown Chilliwack

Few details yet from IHIT but it’s possible that homeless were targeted

UPDATE: Two dead following stabbing in downtown Chilliwack
RCMP asking for public patience

RCMP asking for public patience

RCMP resources from around the province are being deployed to assist with a multitude of fires

  • Jul 7, 2017
RCMP asking for public patience
Debbie Anderson outside the Chilliwack Law Courts after her trial wrapped up July 6. Anderson is charged with evading taxes and fraud for teaching others that paying income taxes is optional. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Trial ends for woman involved in tax evasion scheme

So-called ‘natural person’ theory repeatedly rejected by the courts

Debbie Anderson outside the Chilliwack Law Courts after her trial wrapped up July 6. Anderson is charged with evading taxes and fraud for teaching others that paying income taxes is optional. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
The entrance of the old Stardust roller rink in Whalley. (File photo)

STARDUST: Last hurrah for iconic Surrey roller rink

Hundreds will say farewell to rink at Saturday’s sold-out ‘Last Stardust Skate’

The entrance of the old Stardust roller rink in Whalley. (File photo)
Chilliwack Search and Rescue conducted a helicopter long-line rescue this week to transport patient who slipped on rocks. (Submitted photo)

Injured woman flown out of Chilliwack back country

Chilliwack Search and Rescue conducted helicopter long-line rescue to transport patient

Chilliwack Search and Rescue conducted a helicopter long-line rescue this week to transport patient who slipped on rocks. (Submitted photo)
David Kuntz-Angel in a May 2008 file photo. (Photo by the Brantford Expositor)                                David Kuntz-Angel in a May 2008 file photo. (Photo by the Brantford Expositor)

Chilliwack man who once impersonated David Lee Roth facing child sex charges

David Kuntz-Angel pretended to be Van Halen lead singer and was involved in love triangle homicide

David Kuntz-Angel in a May 2008 file photo. (Photo by the Brantford Expositor)                                David Kuntz-Angel in a May 2008 file photo. (Photo by the Brantford Expositor)
Saving lives in Downtown Eastside

Saving lives in Downtown Eastside

Former South Surrey resident named ‘Pharmacist of the Year.’

Saving lives in Downtown Eastside
B.C. Ferries reminds vehicle and foot passengers to avoid alcohol before sailing from its terminals around the province. Nicholas Pescod/Black Press

BC Ferries reminds vehicle, foot passengers to avoid alcohol and drugs before sailings

Impaired drivers and walk-ons risk being reported to police – 127 were in past year

  • Jul 6, 2017
B.C. Ferries reminds vehicle and foot passengers to avoid alcohol before sailing from its terminals around the province. Nicholas Pescod/Black Press
Plastic bags, styrofoam can now be recycled at London Drugs

Plastic bags, styrofoam can now be recycled at London Drugs

Items not accepted curbside since Fraser Valley communities signed on with Recycle BC

Plastic bags, styrofoam can now be recycled at London Drugs
Hikers need to be prepared to climb Mt. Cheam, and CSAR has some ideas that may help. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Snow still a factor in Chilliwack mountains, warns CSAR

Snow 20 minutes into the hike to Mt. Cheam, amping up risk for a fall, injury, or even death

Hikers need to be prepared to climb Mt. Cheam, and CSAR has some ideas that may help. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)
Now named Lola, this three-month-old Doberman pinscher was found lying on the side of the road at 264 Street with a zip tie wrapped tightly around its tail and in considerable pain. The tail has since been amputated. SPCA worry there may be other puppies from this litter in the same situation.                                BC SPCA photo

Injured puppy dumped in Aldergrove with zip tie wrapped around tail

SPCA worry there may be more puppies from this litter in similar distress

Now named Lola, this three-month-old Doberman pinscher was found lying on the side of the road at 264 Street with a zip tie wrapped tightly around its tail and in considerable pain. The tail has since been amputated. SPCA worry there may be other puppies from this litter in the same situation.                                BC SPCA photo
Puppy found in Aldergrove with zap strap on infected tail

Puppy found in Aldergrove with zap strap on infected tail

The BC SPCA has not received any successful leads from the public so far.

  • Jul 6, 2017
Puppy found in Aldergrove with zap strap on infected tail
Chilliwack real estate sales remain hot, prices are rising, while supply struggles to keep up. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Chilliwack average home sale price pushing half-a-million dollars

June 2017 average price up 18 per cent over June 2016 with 18 properties selling for over $1 million

Chilliwack real estate sales remain hot, prices are rising, while supply struggles to keep up. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
The NWO Roller Girls had 13 custom jerseys stolen then the sportswear company, the printer, and a local rugby club stepped up to help replace them. (Photo NWO Roller Girls)

Happy ending to Chilliwack stolen roller derby jersey saga

Local sports community and North Vancouver sportswear company step up to replace expensive gear

The NWO Roller Girls had 13 custom jerseys stolen then the sportswear company, the printer, and a local rugby club stepped up to help replace them. (Photo NWO Roller Girls)
Members of the Chilliwack Curling Club packed council chambers Tuesday at city hall to watch the historic vote for a new $10.8M facility. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress photo)

Preview Builders to construct new curling rink and community centre in Chilliwack

Curling rink has been in need of replacement but costs went up substantially over three years

Members of the Chilliwack Curling Club packed council chambers Tuesday at city hall to watch the historic vote for a new $10.8M facility. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress photo)
Photo Chantell Young                                The scene downtown Chilliwack as Mounties arrest two men accused of stealing a car. Witnesses said the driver tried to flee in the vehicle and hit an officer, pinning him up against another car.
Photo Chantell Young                                The scene downtown Chilliwack as Mounties arrest two men accused of stealing a car. Witnesses said the driver tried to flee in the vehicle and hit an officer, pinning him up against another car.
Chilliwack city council remuneration steady, expenses on the rise

Chilliwack city council remuneration steady, expenses on the rise

Education and conferences to help the city long-term lead to the bump

Chilliwack city council remuneration steady, expenses on the rise
Fraser-Nicola BC Liberal MLA Jackie Tegert speaking in the legislature in Victoria on June 26, 2017. (Legislative Assembly of Canada.)

Q&A with Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegert on the change in government

Tegert worried about the NDP approach to Site C, Kinder Morgan and resources in general

Fraser-Nicola BC Liberal MLA Jackie Tegert speaking in the legislature in Victoria on June 26, 2017. (Legislative Assembly of Canada.)
Surrey fire department rescued a woman from Delta Creek she had been trapped there for five days. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Surrey fire department rescued a woman from Delta Creek she had been trapped there for five days. (Shane MacKichan photo)
VIDEO: Langley woman finds nest of bunnies in her backyard

VIDEO: Langley woman finds nest of bunnies in her backyard

Rebecca McKenzie is asking people to check their lawns before mowing the grass

VIDEO: Langley woman finds nest of bunnies in her backyard