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The Raptors, Pacific Industrial & Marine and Western Stevedoring combined to rescue a juvenile osprey that fell about 15 metres from its nest. (submitted)

Osprey rescued after falling out of nest in Cowichan Bay

Young bird fell from nest

  • Sep 8, 2017
The Raptors, Pacific Industrial & Marine and Western Stevedoring combined to rescue a juvenile osprey that fell about 15 metres from its nest. (submitted)
A non-farm use application for this property on Grigg Road was forwarded by Chilliwack council to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) — with support — for a barn and a second dwelling. (City of Chilliwack image)

Weddings held on Chilliwack farm defied rules that are now permitted

Biz operator hasn’t ‘earned trust’ says councillor since weddings carried on after being told to stop

A non-farm use application for this property on Grigg Road was forwarded by Chilliwack council to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) — with support — for a barn and a second dwelling. (City of Chilliwack image)
A still from a security video of the alleged getaway car after a Sept. 3, 2017 shooting that left one dead in a house on Williams Street in Chilliwack. (Rob Iezzi)

Chilliwack man has surveillance video of possible homicide getaway car

Rob Iezzi’s near obsession with tracking bad behaviour in his neighbourhood could help catch killer

A still from a security video of the alleged getaway car after a Sept. 3, 2017 shooting that left one dead in a house on Williams Street in Chilliwack. (Rob Iezzi)
Buckerfields commits to “living wage” for employees

Buckerfields commits to “living wage” for employees

Duncan-based company said it was the right thing to do

Buckerfields commits to “living wage” for employees
A flyer posted online advertising a meeting of parents opposed to the SOGI 123 program in schools.

Conservative Langley activist opposes LGBTQ education project

More meetings are planned locally for a new parent organization.

A flyer posted online advertising a meeting of parents opposed to the SOGI 123 program in schools.
Remembering Hurricane Andrew

Remembering Hurricane Andrew

As Irma bears down on Florida, Langley man recalls witnessing massive hurricane 25 years ago

Remembering Hurricane Andrew
Abbotsford resident Brian Carlisle, 47, has been charged with another nine counts of aggravated sexual assault.

B.C. man facing nine more aggravated sexual assault charges: Mission RCMP

Brian Carlisle allegedly failed to disclose HIV-positive status to partners

Abbotsford resident Brian Carlisle, 47, has been charged with another nine counts of aggravated sexual assault.
Sex offender with history of crimes against children released in Abbotsford, police say

Sex offender with history of crimes against children released in Abbotsford, police say

Abbotsford police issue notification about 61-year-old Donald Williams Snow

  • Sep 6, 2017
Sex offender with history of crimes against children released in Abbotsford, police say
Interior view of one of two mobile dentistry clinics coming to Surrey this fall as part of a City Dream Centre Society initiative. (Photo: submitted)

Free dental work coming to Surrey neighbourhoods in mobile clinics

Two retrofitted RVs prepped for use here this fall by City Dream Centre Society

Interior view of one of two mobile dentistry clinics coming to Surrey this fall as part of a City Dream Centre Society initiative. (Photo: submitted)
Chilliwack single family home prices up 58 per cent in two years

Chilliwack single family home prices up 58 per cent in two years

Last month’s sales down year-over-year but was second biggest August ever

Chilliwack single family home prices up 58 per cent in two years
The sixth of seven men convicted of abusing cows at Chilliwack Cattle Sales pleaded guilty in court on Sept. 6.

Man guilty of abusing cows at Chilliwack dairy farm faces 35 days jail

Jonathan Talbot the sixth of seven convicted in the high-profile case of cattle abuse

The sixth of seven men convicted of abusing cows at Chilliwack Cattle Sales pleaded guilty in court on Sept. 6.
A man holds on to the leash of his dog that viciously attacked a woman in Garrison Crossing near the Cheam Centre on Aug. 31. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Pit bull owner defends his dog after woman with dog attacked in Chilliwack

Victim ‘seething’ because dog known to animal control and labelled ‘aggressive’ still has not been picked up

A man holds on to the leash of his dog that viciously attacked a woman in Garrison Crossing near the Cheam Centre on Aug. 31. (Submitted)
People who have consumed certain packages of Western Family brand of ready-to-eat pineapple chunks and other druits from Save-On Food stores in Duncan and Sidney should get Hepatitis A immunizations as a precaution, says Island Health. The recall has since been expanded. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Recall of tainted pineapple products expanded in BC

The ongoing investigation into hepatitis A virus found in Western Family brand, or unbranded, products has been expanded.

People who have consumed certain packages of Western Family brand of ready-to-eat pineapple chunks and other druits from Save-On Food stores in Duncan and Sidney should get Hepatitis A immunizations as a precaution, says Island Health. The recall has since been expanded. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
A better way to shoot a bear

A better way to shoot a bear

Chilliwack photographer thinks revenue can still be made, despite the province’s end to grizzly bear trophy hunting

A better way to shoot a bear
Five of the more than 50 cats surrendered from a single Victoria home huddled together. Most of the cats have upper respiratory and eye infections, and need serious dental work. (Photo courtesy of Victoria BC SPCA)

Fifty-plus cats surrendered to Victoria BC SPCA from single home

It will cost tens of thousands to rehabilitate the animals

Five of the more than 50 cats surrendered from a single Victoria home huddled together. Most of the cats have upper respiratory and eye infections, and need serious dental work. (Photo courtesy of Victoria BC SPCA)
Overnight on Labour Day was the warmest night ever recorded in Chilliwack, according to the local weather observer for Environment Canada. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Warmest night on record for Labour Day Monday in Chiliwack

September carries on sizzling trend of record-breaking heat in Chilliwack

Overnight on Labour Day was the warmest night ever recorded in Chilliwack, according to the local weather observer for Environment Canada. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Greg Laychak/Black Press file                                Chilliwack is considering what it would take to legalize secondary suites.

Survey will guide Chilliwack on legalizing inlaw suites

City of Chilliwack is studying what it would take to bring secondary suites into compliance

Greg Laychak/Black Press file                                Chilliwack is considering what it would take to legalize secondary suites.
Recreational anglers were out Saturday morning to support an FRSA demonstration aimed to show how small an impact like-minded sport fishers have on protected salmon species.

VIDEO: Demonstration fishery highlights frustration of sport anglers

Recreational angling community mourns missed season as summer comes to a close.

Recreational anglers were out Saturday morning to support an FRSA demonstration aimed to show how small an impact like-minded sport fishers have on protected salmon species.
Spill response a growing concern for Sto:lo leader from Chilliwack

Spill response a growing concern for Sto:lo leader from Chilliwack

Bungled cleanup on the Fraser River in Mission makes claims of world class response sound hollow

Spill response a growing concern for Sto:lo leader from Chilliwack
Store where dead dog was found in freezer shut down

Store where dead dog was found in freezer shut down

Bailiffs move in at Beyond Organics in Maple Ridge

Store where dead dog was found in freezer shut down
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