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People walk across the new Vedder Bridge shortly after it opened to the public for one day on Thursday. Now the final paving schedule is set starting Sunday night for three nights. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Delays possible for Chilliwack with final bridge paving

Bridge paving in Chilliwack over three nights, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., starting on Sunday, August 27

People walk across the new Vedder Bridge shortly after it opened to the public for one day on Thursday. Now the final paving schedule is set starting Sunday night for three nights. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
It’s clearly spelled out in the dry-rack licensing conditions that the salmon has to be processed on-site. Taking away fresh fresh last year has netted one man fines for violating the Fisheries Act. (Submitted photo)

Sockeye grab from Fraser Canyon dry rack fishery nets fine

It’s made clear in the licence that the fish has to be processed on-site

It’s clearly spelled out in the dry-rack licensing conditions that the salmon has to be processed on-site. Taking away fresh fresh last year has netted one man fines for violating the Fisheries Act. (Submitted photo)
Jenna Hauck/ Progress File                                The FVX #66 bus service was launched in April of 2015 as seen in this file photo, and an expansion is coming this fall to add some Sunday and holiday hours of service.

Expanded service this fall coming for the FVX and Chilliwack transit

FVX expansion is being fuelled by customer demand and ever growing ridership

Jenna Hauck/ Progress File                                The FVX #66 bus service was launched in April of 2015 as seen in this file photo, and an expansion is coming this fall to add some Sunday and holiday hours of service.
Candles and flowers mark a vigil at the site in Barcelona where Rock’s Ian Wilson (shown in inset with his wife Valerie) and 12 others were killed last week.

Daughter of man killed in Barcelona vows terrorists ‘failed’

Fiona Wilson grateful for ‘extraordinary kindness’ shown in wake of last week’s attack in Spain

Candles and flowers mark a vigil at the site in Barcelona where Rock’s Ian Wilson (shown in inset with his wife Valerie) and 12 others were killed last week.
People walk across the new Vedder Bridge shortly after it opened to the public for one day on Thursday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack says ‘hello’ to new Vedder Bridge

The new Vedder Bridge was open to pedestrians on Thursday in Chilliwack

People walk across the new Vedder Bridge shortly after it opened to the public for one day on Thursday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Cultus Lake fireworks are going ahead Aug. 26 as part of celebration. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

UPDATE: Cultus Lake fireworks cancelled

Other events planned for the Canada 150 Trail Celebration Aug. 26 will go ahead

Cultus Lake fireworks are going ahead Aug. 26 as part of celebration. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
A roundabout is planned for Vedder Mountain Road and Cultus Lake Road in 2018. (City of Chilliwack image)

New roundabout approved by Chilliwack council for Yarrow corner

Roundabout one of eight transportation & drainage projects moving forward at total cost of $7.1M

A roundabout is planned for Vedder Mountain Road and Cultus Lake Road in 2018. (City of Chilliwack image)
Canadian Blood Services is calling upon all eligible donors to help fill the more than 200 open appointments in Chilliwack from now until Labour Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Chilliwack blood donors needed to fill 200 appointments before Labour Day

Two upcoming clinics in Chilliwack will help fill the 25,000 appointments available nation-wide

  • Aug 22, 2017
Canadian Blood Services is calling upon all eligible donors to help fill the more than 200 open appointments in Chilliwack from now until Labour Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)
(Wikimedia Commons/Kam Abbott)

Major changes coming to BC Ferries

Passengers no longer allowed to remain on lower vehicle deck and complete smoking ban coming in 2018.

(Wikimedia Commons/Kam Abbott)
Solar eclipse passes through Chilliwack

Solar eclipse passes through Chilliwack

A visiting family was at Cultus Lake to take in Monday’s solar eclipse

Solar eclipse passes through Chilliwack
Surrey Creep Catchers President Ryan LaForge. (Tom Zytaruk photo)

The truth about online vigilante group Creep Catchers: Part Two

Facing increasing scrutiny and criticism for illegal and unethical behaviour

Surrey Creep Catchers President Ryan LaForge. (Tom Zytaruk photo)
Chilliwack man sentenced for carrying rifle through Abbotsford Airport

Chilliwack man sentenced for carrying rifle through Abbotsford Airport

James Kreitewolf was arrested following incident last September

Chilliwack man sentenced for carrying rifle through Abbotsford Airport
VIDEO: Decomposing body found in abandoned Abbotsford home

VIDEO: Decomposing body found in abandoned Abbotsford home

Police and coroner investigating cause of death

VIDEO: Decomposing body found in abandoned Abbotsford home
Fraser River salmon returns for 2017 have been very low. (Black Press file)

Update: Low salmon returns mean few openings on the Fraser

Sportfishing Alliance says they could use selective fisheries and monitoring

Fraser River salmon returns for 2017 have been very low. (Black Press file)
JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS Construction crews work on a single-family residence on Broadway Street on Wednesday.

Chilliwack bucks the trend with hike in 2017 housing starts

Vancouver’s housing market has obviously had a ripple effect in Chilliwack

JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS Construction crews work on a single-family residence on Broadway Street on Wednesday.
A province-wide warrant was issued for David Allen Geoghegan (RCMP photo)

David Allen Geoghegan of Chilliwack wanted by RCMP

RCMP caution the public that if he’s sighted not to attempt to apprehend

A province-wide warrant was issued for David Allen Geoghegan (RCMP photo)
RCMP and Abbotsford Police surrounded a house on Woodbine Street in Chilliwack on Thursday evening and into the early-morning hours.

Man wanted for ramming police car is arrested after hours-long standoff

Ty Burgess, charged in Abbotsford, is located Thursday night in Chilliwack

RCMP and Abbotsford Police surrounded a house on Woodbine Street in Chilliwack on Thursday evening and into the early-morning hours.
Investigators were on the scene in May 2015 to investigate the death of Joe Zecca, who was found lying in the road at Lonzo Road and Vedder Way in east Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Guilty plea in 2015 killing of Joe Zecca

Shiloh Davidson to be sentenced for Abbotsford manslaughter

Investigators were on the scene in May 2015 to investigate the death of Joe Zecca, who was found lying in the road at Lonzo Road and Vedder Way in east Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Jenna Hauck/ The Progress                                After being ‘blasted’ by Surrey Creep Catcher president Ryan Laforge for disagreeing with his methods, Marie Bullon created Block Guardians.                                After being ‘blasted’ by Surrey Creep Catcher president Ryan Laforge for disagreeing with his methods, Marie Bullon created Block Guardians. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

The truth about online vigilante group Creep Catchers: Part One

Facing increasing scrutiny and criticism for illegal and unethical behaviour

Jenna Hauck/ The Progress                                After being ‘blasted’ by Surrey Creep Catcher president Ryan Laforge for disagreeing with his methods, Marie Bullon created Block Guardians.                                After being ‘blasted’ by Surrey Creep Catcher president Ryan Laforge for disagreeing with his methods, Marie Bullon created Block Guardians. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
UPDATED: Police surround house on Woodbine Street in Chilliwack

UPDATED: Police surround house on Woodbine Street in Chilliwack

Tactical armoured vehicle called into service in downtown Chilliwack Thursday evening

  • Aug 17, 2017
UPDATED: Police surround house on Woodbine Street in Chilliwack
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