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Tony Gore with children Naomi (left) and Wyatt (right). Tony and his sister, Jill Hall, started sounding the alarm about radon after he found alarming levels of the radioactive gas in Naomi’s second-floor bedroom. Naomi is seen here holding a home radon test. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack brother and sister wage war against radon

Jill Hall’s push for radon awareness has found allies with the City of Chilliwack and FVRD

Tony Gore with children Naomi (left) and Wyatt (right). Tony and his sister, Jill Hall, started sounding the alarm about radon after he found alarming levels of the radioactive gas in Naomi’s second-floor bedroom. Naomi is seen here holding a home radon test. (submitted photo)
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Sentencing date set for man accused in horrific child abuse case

The accused is pleading guilty to 2 charges related to the death of an 11-year-old foster child

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Current provincial electoral boundaries for Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent (left) and the proposed changes to create Chilliwack North and Chilliwack-Cultus Lake. (B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission)

Chilliwack provincial ridings could have radically redrawn boundaries by next election

Feedback being sought on proposed changes until Nov. 22 by B.C. electoral boundaries commission

Current provincial electoral boundaries for Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent (left) and the proposed changes to create Chilliwack North and Chilliwack-Cultus Lake. (B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission)
Eric Small (middle) and wife Catherine (left) taking in a Remembrance Day ceremony on the HMCS Edmonton, a coastal defence vessel moored in North Vancouver. (Chartwell Foundation photo)

Chilliwack veteran has wish granted to see navy vessel ‘one last time’

86-year-old Eric Small and wife Catherine visited the HMCS Edmonton on Remembrance Day

Eric Small (middle) and wife Catherine (left) taking in a Remembrance Day ceremony on the HMCS Edmonton, a coastal defence vessel moored in North Vancouver. (Chartwell Foundation photo)
Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over of the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Build back better group urges B.C. to adopt best practices for Lower Mainland flood planning

‘We can’t stop at repairs; we need to prepare for future events,’ says Lina Azeez, member of group

Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over of the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
Firefighters battle a townhouse fire on Russell Road in Promontory on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. This photo earned Hauck second place honours for the 2020 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards announced on Nov. 14, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Progress takes several awards for 2021 and 2020 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Top-3 Best All-Round newspaper, reporter Jenna Hauck wins 3 awards in those 2 years

Firefighters battle a townhouse fire on Russell Road in Promontory on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. This photo earned Hauck second place honours for the 2020 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards announced on Nov. 14, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Creekside Home Decor owner Kimberley Byers outside her Chilliwack Wellington Avenue store on Nov. 10, 2022. The store was broken into for the third time since May in early November, and she is standing in front of a temporary mural painted on plywood over where a window was smashed by thieves. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Downtown Chilliwack merchants plagued by smash-and-grab thefts

Problem not unique here as BIA of B.C. organization declares an ‘epidemic of property crime’

Creekside Home Decor owner Kimberley Byers outside her Chilliwack Wellington Avenue store on Nov. 10, 2022. The store was broken into for the third time since May in early November, and she is standing in front of a temporary mural painted on plywood over where a window was smashed by thieves. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Hope River (Slough) at Young Road bridge. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Revitalization of Chilliwack waterways the dream behind ‘Hope for Hope Slough’ event Thursday

‘It gives me hope to see community pull together to work toward restoring these watercourses’

The Hope River (Slough) at Young Road bridge. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Donation to Chilliwack Hospital Foundation will see laparoscopic tool set purchased

Gulf and Fraser recently donated $10,000 to foundation to support Chilliwack General Hospital

Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Transportation Advisory Committee is one of six City of Chilliwack advisory committees looking for community representatives. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

City of Chilliwack looking to fill advisory committees

The City is accepting applications from people wanting to serve as volunteer community reps

The Transportation Advisory Committee is one of six City of Chilliwack advisory committees looking for community representatives. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A still from a video posted on Twitter in a moment right after Gordon Grsic is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. Grsic received a conditional discharge. (Twitter)

Conditional discharge for man involved in violent assault at Chilliwack grocery store

Gordon Grsic was sentenced last week on three charges related to the Jan. 28, 2022 incident

A still from a video posted on Twitter in a moment right after Gordon Grsic is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. Grsic received a conditional discharge. (Twitter)
Chilliwack Rotary Christmas Card Campaign supports Chilliwack Bowls of Hope. (Chilliwack Bowls of Hope)

Chilliwack Rotary, Bowls of Hope offer Christmas card campaign for a cause

Cards are handmade by Chilliwack kids, and sold in the community to help feed hungry kids

Chilliwack Rotary Christmas Card Campaign supports Chilliwack Bowls of Hope. (Chilliwack Bowls of Hope)
The Mercado Latino Society holds regular events throughout the Fraser Valley, bringing together Latino merchants and businesses in one place, to help create community while supporting each other. (Mercado Latino Society Facebook)

Fraser Valley Latino community growing stronger with new society

Mercada Latino Society started in one woman’s driveway and now has 60 vendors

The Mercado Latino Society holds regular events throughout the Fraser Valley, bringing together Latino merchants and businesses in one place, to help create community while supporting each other. (Mercado Latino Society Facebook)
Southside Church in Chilliwack hosts All is Bright on Nov. 26. (Submitted)

Chilliwack church pledges $250,000 to make Christmas brighter for those in need

Southside Church is once again hosting All is Bright and they’re calling it their biggest event ever

Southside Church in Chilliwack hosts All is Bright on Nov. 26. (Submitted)
The five book houses with murals on them were unveiled at Fairfield Park in Chilliwack on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Little house-shaped libraries double as public art in 5 Chilliwack parks

Project a team effort by Gore Brothers, Rotary, local artist Jack Hendsbee and others

The five book houses with murals on them were unveiled at Fairfield Park in Chilliwack on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A previous tea and bake sale hosted by the Camp River Ladies Circle. This year’s event is set for Nov. 26. (Submitted)

Fundraiser tea and bake sale by Camp River Ladies Circle will help charities in Chilliwack

‘We help smaller organizations that need an extra hand,’ says president Clara Hooper

A previous tea and bake sale hosted by the Camp River Ladies Circle. This year’s event is set for Nov. 26. (Submitted)
Artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties stands in front of her mural at the Chilliwack Library on Nov. 8, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

New ‘nature and nurture’ mural welcomes parents, kids to children’s area at Chilliwack Library

Otters, eagles, wolves part of mural by Indigenous artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties

Artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties stands in front of her mural at the Chilliwack Library on Nov. 8, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sharon Churchill lays a wreath during the Remembrance Day ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park in downtown Chilliwack on Nov. 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS and VIDEO: Thousands come out for Remembrance Day ceremonies in Chilliwack

All 3 locations had huge turnouts as people paid their respects to fallen soldiers and veterans

Sharon Churchill lays a wreath during the Remembrance Day ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park in downtown Chilliwack on Nov. 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Joe Roberts (The Skid Row CEO) spoke at the annual Character Abbotsford conference at Abbotsford secondary school on Oct. 20, and met with conference attendees afterward. He will be back in Abbotsford on Nov. 29 for Hope in the Valley. (Submitted photo)

‘Skid row CEO’ Joe Roberts back in Abbotsford for beneficial brunch

Salvation Army hosting Hope in the Valley with popular guest speaker

Joe Roberts (The Skid Row CEO) spoke at the annual Character Abbotsford conference at Abbotsford secondary school on Oct. 20, and met with conference attendees afterward. He will be back in Abbotsford on Nov. 29 for Hope in the Valley. (Submitted photo)
Folks take in the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack events gets tourism funding from provincial government

The annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival is one of 4 events receiving a Tourism Events Program grant

Folks take in the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)