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During the three heat waves Chilliwack saw this summer there were 12 days of searingly hot temperatures higher than 30 C recorded. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Chilliwack just went through the driest summer on record

August saw three separate heat waves engulf Chilliwack with some terrible air quality

During the three heat waves Chilliwack saw this summer there were 12 days of searingly hot temperatures higher than 30 C recorded. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Final arguments in downtown Chilliwack hit-and-run trial

Final arguments in downtown Chilliwack hit-and-run trial

Crown defends circumstantial case, calls accused’s suggestion of reasonable doubt ‘beyond speculation’

Final arguments in downtown Chilliwack hit-and-run trial
Chilliwack drivers reminded to be cautious with kids back in school

Chilliwack drivers reminded to be cautious with kids back in school

New school year means increased vehicles and pedestrians on the roads

  • Sep 1, 2017
Chilliwack drivers reminded to be cautious with kids back in school
NEB orders public hearing to discuss pipeline routing and the Chilliwack aquifer

NEB orders public hearing to discuss pipeline routing and the Chilliwack aquifer

Trans Mountain insists the route is set but NEB has to approve realignment application

NEB orders public hearing to discuss pipeline routing and the Chilliwack aquifer
Chilliwack to see new clinic opening this fall to treat opioid use disorder

Chilliwack to see new clinic opening this fall to treat opioid use disorder

New clinic will complement existing treatment services offering Suboxone and methadone

Chilliwack to see new clinic opening this fall to treat opioid use disorder
Child kidnapper and rapist released to halfway house in Okanagan

Child kidnapper and rapist released to halfway house in Okanagan

Brian Abrosimo abducted an 11-year-old Langley girl in 2004

Child kidnapper and rapist released to halfway house in Okanagan
This file shot shows anglers targeting sockeye by bottom bouncing. A demonstration fishery Saturday on the Fraser River near Chilliwack will showcase the selective nature of bar fishing for chinook. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Demonstration fishery Saturday near Chilliwack to demand Fraser River opening

DFO says Fraser River is closed for good reason and anglers could be charged

This file shot shows anglers targeting sockeye by bottom bouncing. A demonstration fishery Saturday on the Fraser River near Chilliwack will showcase the selective nature of bar fishing for chinook. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)
Air quality advisory cancelled for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Air quality advisory cancelled for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Air quality rating in Chilliwack down to two out of 10 from a high of five on Tuesday

Air quality advisory cancelled for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
The Agassiz Fire Department provided coverage for the fire at Harrison Lake. (Agassiz Fire Department)

UPDATE: ‘Human-caused’ Harrison Lake Fire up to 95.5 hectares

Crews had the wildfire or note 60 per cent contained by Aug. 29

  • Aug 30, 2017
The Agassiz Fire Department provided coverage for the fire at Harrison Lake. (Agassiz Fire Department)
Photo courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives [PP500377]                                An interior view of prominent local fruit grower George Israel Thornton preparing fruit in elaborate glass jars, for shipment to England.

PIONEERS: The Thornton family of Chilliwack

Chilliwack pioneer George Israel Thornton made a name for himself in fruit growing and preservation

Photo courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives [PP500377]                                An interior view of prominent local fruit grower George Israel Thornton preparing fruit in elaborate glass jars, for shipment to England.
The scene of a police incident in Cloverdale Tuesday evening. (Katya Slepian photo)

UPDATE: 22-year-old Surrey homicide victim had gang ties

Pardeep Singh was found dead in his Cloverdale driveway

The scene of a police incident in Cloverdale Tuesday evening. (Katya Slepian photo)
UPDATE: Missing woman last seen heading for Surrey has been found

UPDATE: Missing woman last seen heading for Surrey has been found

Hannah Hill was reported missing after leaving Abbotsford with a man on a motorcycle

UPDATE: Missing woman last seen heading for Surrey has been found
Semiahmoo First Nation emotions run high as water deadline looms

Semiahmoo First Nation emotions run high as water deadline looms

Councillor Roxanne Charles says tweet – expressing personal opinion – intended to ‘offer perspective’

Semiahmoo First Nation emotions run high as water deadline looms
Chilliwack Airport has announced some significant investment. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Investment brings new hangars and extra parking to Chilliwack Airport

Expanded hangar facilities in Chilliwack mean more room for aircraft and maintenance

Chilliwack Airport has announced some significant investment. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Air quality advisory issued for Chilliwack

Air quality advisory issued for Chilliwack

Entire region again under advisory; strenuous outdoor activities should be avoided

Air quality advisory issued for Chilliwack
More August temperature records broken in Chilliwack

More August temperature records broken in Chilliwack

Six so far as the month draws to a close with just 3.5 mm of rain

More August temperature records broken in Chilliwack
Federal Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer poses for a photo with a supporter at a small event of about 50 attendees at a Naramata winery, as Scheer tours the country following his election to party leader.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News

Andrew Scheer talks cabinet shuffle, NAFTA at Naramata event

The federal leader of the opposition spoke at an event at a Naramata winery Monday evening

Federal Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer poses for a photo with a supporter at a small event of about 50 attendees at a Naramata winery, as Scheer tours the country following his election to party leader.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News
The toad migration of 2017 is done. Now it’s time to take stock. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Toad counters of Chilliwack needed ASAP by Fraser Valley Conservancy

It’s time to take stock. It’s a laborious job counting toads in the tunnel so they need some help

The toad migration of 2017 is done. Now it’s time to take stock. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)
Late night intruder startles Langley homeowner

Late night intruder startles Langley homeowner

A suspected cat burglar was chased off in Willoughby last week.

Late night intruder startles Langley homeowner
Mountain Institution in Agassiz in fourth day of lockdown

Mountain Institution in Agassiz in fourth day of lockdown

Visits to inmates on hold as guards look for drugs believed to have been brought in

Mountain Institution in Agassiz in fourth day of lockdown
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