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Fire crews haul a burnt mattress out of an apartment building on Charles Street Tuesday morning. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Smoking materials cause fire in Chilliwack apartment

No injuries in accidental mattress fire on Charles Street

Fire crews haul a burnt mattress out of an apartment building on Charles Street Tuesday morning. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Crews were on the scene of a house fire Tuesday morning on Hyatt Place in Abbotsford. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

VIDEO: Quick-thinking neighbour tends to house fire

Incident takes place Tuesday morning on Hyatt Place in Abbotsford

Crews were on the scene of a house fire Tuesday morning on Hyatt Place in Abbotsford. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
The fentanyl crisis is the subject of a public forum taking place Wednesday evening in Abbotsford.

Public forum on fentanyl crisis takes place in Abbotsford

Session on Wednesday night at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

The fentanyl crisis is the subject of a public forum taking place Wednesday evening in Abbotsford.
With more teachers coming due to a Supreme Court of Canada decision, Chilliwack school district is recruiting more teachers. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack school district rolls out preliminary budget

As classroom language restored, Chilliwack schools need to accomodate more divisions, teachers and staff

With more teachers coming due to a Supreme Court of Canada decision, Chilliwack school district is recruiting more teachers. (Black Press file)
Jenna Hauck/ Progress                                File Soldiers from the 1 Combat Engineer Regiment will be in the Chilliwack area for nearly four weeks, starting April 19, conducting training exercises.

Military training exercises set for Chilliwack

Approximately 230 soldiers from 1 Combat Engineer Regiment will be conducting training…

  • Apr 17, 2017
Jenna Hauck/ Progress                                File Soldiers from the 1 Combat Engineer Regiment will be in the Chilliwack area for nearly four weeks, starting April 19, conducting training exercises.
Don Putt, seen here in a Creep Catchers video posted on YouTube, was sentenced to six months for child luring back in December, pleaded guilty to charges from the 1980s on April 13 and faces a trial for yet more charges from 1973 in May.

UPDATE: Subject of Creep Catchers sting pleads guilty to 1980s sex offences in Chilliwack court

Don Putt, already in jail on previous charge, scheduled for sentencing May 10

Don Putt, seen here in a Creep Catchers video posted on YouTube, was sentenced to six months for child luring back in December, pleaded guilty to charges from the 1980s on April 13 and faces a trial for yet more charges from 1973 in May.
No shooting near main FVRD backroads, effective immediately

No shooting near main FVRD backroads, effective immediately

Chilliwack back roads on list of new banned shooting areas, legal hunters not affected

No shooting near main FVRD backroads, effective immediately
Crime syndicate trial may not go until 2018

Crime syndicate trial may not go until 2018

Five members of the Fraser Valley crime cell appear in Chilliwack

Crime syndicate trial may not go until 2018
Rental crisis in Chilliwack: Unplanned campout

Rental crisis in Chilliwack: Unplanned campout

Family of six can’t find a place to live are forced to live in tents in Yarrow campground

Rental crisis in Chilliwack: Unplanned campout
Two more nabbed in Fraser Valley drug syndicate

Two more nabbed in Fraser Valley drug syndicate

More charges approved and Canada-wide arrest warrants issued

Two more nabbed in Fraser Valley drug syndicate
Chilliwack drug syndicate facing 50 charges

Chilliwack drug syndicate facing 50 charges

B.C. gang task force investigation led to dozens of charges

Chilliwack drug syndicate facing 50 charges
Chilliwack dial-a-dopers peddled heroin

Chilliwack dial-a-dopers peddled heroin

Three men and one woman face drug trafficking and weapons charges

Chilliwack dial-a-dopers peddled heroin
Former UFV student alleged to have threatened teachers, vandalized Five Corners campus

Former UFV student alleged to have threatened teachers, vandalized Five Corners campus

Judge releases accused despite ‘bizarre and troubling behaviour’

Former UFV student alleged to have threatened teachers, vandalized Five Corners campus
Cryptic note may hold clue to Scherbey death

Cryptic note may hold clue to Scherbey death

Typewritten message adds to mystery of Chilliwack man’s death that was ruled accidental by RCMP

Cryptic note may hold clue to Scherbey death
Chilliwack parents can’t accept police findings in death of son

Chilliwack parents can’t accept police findings in death of son

Gladys and Ed Scherbey insist their son was murdered but RCMP ruled it accidental

Chilliwack parents can’t accept police findings in death of son
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s family angry and frustrated as her murder remains unsolved

It’s been one year since the Port Moody woman disappeared. Her body was found in Hope weeks later

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
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