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Public’s assistance wanted to locate missing woman, Jill Elizabeth Oliver, 55 of Chilliwack. (RCMP)

UPDATE: Missing Chilliwack woman located

Jill Elizabeth Oliver, 55, last seen May 4 by caregivers in the 9600-block of Gibson Road

  • May 5, 2017
Public’s assistance wanted to locate missing woman, Jill Elizabeth Oliver, 55 of Chilliwack. (RCMP)
International student passes away following near-drowning incident in Mission

International student passes away following near-drowning incident in Mission

Press release states the young man died several weeks after incident at Mission Leisure Centre pool

International student passes away following near-drowning incident in Mission
After dropping his kids off at school on May 1, downtown Chilliwack resident witnessed a man overdosing at Williams and Yale. Matthew Orwin called 911 and stayed with the man until paramedics arrived.(Matt Orwin/Submitted)

A first-hand account of the opioid crisis downtown Chilliwack

Local father witnesses man in the throes of overdose as school kids head to classes

After dropping his kids off at school on May 1, downtown Chilliwack resident witnessed a man overdosing at Williams and Yale. Matthew Orwin called 911 and stayed with the man until paramedics arrived.(Matt Orwin/Submitted)
Former Chilliwack school board candidate and DPAC vice-president Corey Neyrinck pleaded guilty to child sex abuse and possession of child pornography. (File/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Chilliwack child sex offender delays his sentencing hearing

Victim’s mother annoyed at manipulation of the system as Corey Neyrinck needs to find a new lawyer

Former Chilliwack school board candidate and DPAC vice-president Corey Neyrinck pleaded guilty to child sex abuse and possession of child pornography. (File/ The Progress)
Chilliwack candidates, clockwise from top left, BC Liberal John Martin, BC NDP Tracey O’Hara, Independent Ryan McKinnon and BC Green Wayne Froese.

Q&A with Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent provincial election candidates

All seven in two ridings respond to questions on housing, education and their key local issue

Chilliwack candidates, clockwise from top left, BC Liberal John Martin, BC NDP Tracey O’Hara, Independent Ryan McKinnon and BC Green Wayne Froese.
Potholes became a common sight on Chilliwack Roads after a terrible winter, like this one on Yale Road East. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)

Severe winter took a big toll on Chilliwack roads

It’s $3-million price tag for Chilliwack road repair after a bad winter

Potholes became a common sight on Chilliwack Roads after a terrible winter, like this one on Yale Road East. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)
Ed Walsh, of Emterra Environmental, during the first green cart delivery with Mayor Sharon Gaetz, and the Mitchell family (Chloe, 13, Maximus, 11, and mom Terisha). (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Green cart collection continues to Saturday across Chilliwack

Everyone asked for a little patience as they work out the kinks

Ed Walsh, of Emterra Environmental, during the first green cart delivery with Mayor Sharon Gaetz, and the Mitchell family (Chloe, 13, Maximus, 11, and mom Terisha). (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS                                 A construction worker uses a nail gun while working on the new Pacific Dairy Centre on Chilliwack Mountain Road Wednesday.

Pacific Dairy Centre chooses Chilliwack to build new plant

Construction underway on Chilliwack Mountain Road for a new 40,000 sq ft building

JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS                                 A construction worker uses a nail gun while working on the new Pacific Dairy Centre on Chilliwack Mountain Road Wednesday.
Police block off access to the Young Road rail crossing in Chilliwack on May 3, 2016 after Thomas Hudson killed himself stepping in front of a train.

Man who committed suicide at Chilliwack rail crossing remembered one year later

Tommy Hudson stepped in front of a train at one of Canada’s riskiest rail crossings at Young

Police block off access to the Young Road rail crossing in Chilliwack on May 3, 2016 after Thomas Hudson killed himself stepping in front of a train.
Ballam Road barriers get a rough ride from Chilliwack resident Sandy Ritchie. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Ballam Road barriers get a rough ride from Chilliwack resident

Barriers installed to keep errant vehicles out of the river, and stop garbage-dumpers

Ballam Road barriers get a rough ride from Chilliwack resident Sandy Ritchie. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Chilliwack school district has purchased property at the end of Tyson Road for a new school.

New school site purchased in Chilliwack’s south end

A potential site for a new southside school has been purchased by…

  • May 4, 2017
Chilliwack school district has purchased property at the end of Tyson Road for a new school.
Chilliwack mushroom farmer Wang Qingwei’s photo and information as it appears on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

One of China’s most wanted living openly in Chilliwack

Mushroom farmer Wang Qingwei on China’s list of 100 most wanted for financial crimes

Chilliwack mushroom farmer Wang Qingwei’s photo and information as it appears on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
Letter says students can’t make Mother’s Day gifts at school

Letter says students can’t make Mother’s Day gifts at school

One Mission school stops practice of creating gifts

Letter says students can’t make Mother’s Day gifts at school
New heights for Chilliwack home prices

New heights for Chilliwack home prices

April’s average sale price of $460,388 up 12 per cent year over year

New heights for Chilliwack home prices
Followup pipeline questions are being asked in new letter to NEB from Chilliwack, such as the importance of protecting the Browne Creek Wetlands, pictured here. (Greg Knill/ Progress file)

Followup letter to NEB fired off from Chilliwack

Council asks NEB to exhaust routing options in Chilliwack like TCH, and avoid wetlands

Followup pipeline questions are being asked in new letter to NEB from Chilliwack, such as the importance of protecting the Browne Creek Wetlands, pictured here. (Greg Knill/ Progress file)
Chilliwack Fire Department tackle blaze in Ryder Lake Tuesday

Chilliwack Fire Department tackle blaze in Ryder Lake Tuesday

Cause of fire under investigation

  • May 3, 2017
Chilliwack Fire Department tackle blaze in Ryder Lake Tuesday
Chilliwack driver who repeatedly fled police with children on board sentenced to 8.5 months in jail

Chilliwack driver who repeatedly fled police with children on board sentenced to 8.5 months in jail

Four times in 2016 Ryan Alfred Winczura, a prohibited driver, fled Mounties hitting high speeds

Chilliwack driver who repeatedly fled police with children on board sentenced to 8.5 months in jail
Man facing nine charges after ramming Mission RCMP cars

Man facing nine charges after ramming Mission RCMP cars

Kody Storm Perrault, 23, is facing several charges including assault with a weapon.

Man facing nine charges after ramming Mission RCMP cars
Housing Central says an average of 7,000 units of rental housing are needed annually in B.C. over the next 10 years.

Nearly 4,000 Chilliwack households spending too much on rent: Advocates

Non-profit housing advocates pushing B.C.’s rental crisis as an election issue

Housing Central says an average of 7,000 units of rental housing are needed annually in B.C. over the next 10 years.
Chilliwack rollout of green carts hits stumbling block

Chilliwack rollout of green carts hits stumbling block

Due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ some green carts didn’t get delivered yet

Chilliwack rollout of green carts hits stumbling block