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Trustee byelection attracts 13 hopefuls

The Chilliwack School District byelection has drawn 14 candidates – more than twice the number that ran in the last byelection.

Inspired by the book This Changes Everything

Confronting the crisis in Chilliwack with This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything, sponsored by Chilliwack chapter of Council of Canadians, in G.W. Graham theatre, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.

Inspired by the book This Changes Everything
Chris Friesen is executive director of the Immigrant Services Society of B.C.

Metro Vancouver cities brace for refugee influx

Many Syrian refugees expected to come to Surrey as Canada gears up to air lift 25,000 in weeks ahead

Chris Friesen is executive director of the Immigrant Services Society of B.C.
A City of Chilliwack bylaw officer watches the demolition of the old Safeway building in downtown Chilliwack Monday morning.

VIDEO: Former Safeway building demolished

A building that stood vacant for more than a decade took just minutes to come down Monday morning.

A City of Chilliwack bylaw officer watches the demolition of the old Safeway building in downtown Chilliwack Monday morning.
The DVP for an ancillary building on McGrath Road on ag land was turned down by city council Tuesday

Big shop on ag land gets turned down by Chilliwack council

Lot coverage for a rural shop is 100 sq.m. maximum. But an applicant wanted to increase the lot coverage to three times that size.

The DVP for an ancillary building on McGrath Road on ag land was turned down by city council Tuesday
Montgomery James Ash

Search continues after woman abducted from Yarrow home

Chilliwack RCMP are looking for a man after a Yarrow woman was allegedly assaulted and abducted. She was later located in Surrey.

Montgomery James Ash
Classroom Training for the Officer Cadets was an essential part of their transition to Military life.

Preserving and protecting Chilliwack’s military history

CFB Historical Society offering up time and knowledge to help relive the past at Chilliwack Library, Nov. 10

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Classroom Training for the Officer Cadets was an essential part of their transition to Military life.
Ernie Crey of Chilliwack has been pushing for a national inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women for a long time. Aside from his role as policy advisor to Sto:lo Tribal Council on fisheries issues

Crey has some suggestions for national inquiry

First, the national inquiry should be led by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Crey said. She's B.C.'s rep of children and youth.

Ernie Crey of Chilliwack has been pushing for a national inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women for a long time. Aside from his role as policy advisor to Sto:lo Tribal Council on fisheries issues
A new potentially disease-carrying mosquito species not previously found in Western Canada is now believed to be breeding in the Lower Mainland. This adult female was found in Mission in May.

New Asian mosquito found in B.C. a potential disease carrier

Mosquito species that can spread encephalitis found in Maple Ridge, Mission, believed established in Lower Mainland

A new potentially disease-carrying mosquito species not previously found in Western Canada is now believed to be breeding in the Lower Mainland. This adult female was found in Mission in May.
As part of the annual Remembrance Day production

Remembrance Day play more than a moment of silence

Damon Fultz directs the annual G.W. Graham Secondary Remembrance Day production. This year focuses on the War in Afghanistan.

As part of the annual Remembrance Day production
A contingent of about 50 residents near Bonny Park showed up at City Hall Tuesday night

Back lane to Bonny Park will remain closed

One neighbour said she hoped the developer conceding on the lane issue would mean he'll end up building fewer than 10 homes

A contingent of about 50 residents near Bonny Park showed up at City Hall Tuesday night

Funding approved for mechanical upgrades at three Chilliwack schools

Three schools in School District 33 will be able to proceed with routine capital projects, thanks to $1,340,000 in provincial funding.

Council approved rezoning of the entire block

Council takes bold direction rezoning old Safeway block

Rezoning sign went up while the old building is coming down Friday in preparation for long-awaited DT Chilliwack redevelopment.

Council approved rezoning of the entire block
Jane Dyson

Disability assistance restrictions eased

People on assistance can accept a gift or inheritance up to $100,000 without having their monthly payments cut

Jane Dyson
Agropur has announced it is closing its Chilliwack production facility on Yale Road East.

Agropur plant in Chilliwack set to close

It is part of the company's consolidation efforts and 42 employees will be impacted by the closure

Agropur has announced it is closing its Chilliwack production facility on Yale Road East.
Fall colours at the Bridlewood Trail stairs in the Chilliwack River Valley this October. The last month has been a record breaker

October weather breaks 120 year old record in Chilliwack

Warm trend for 2015 continues in October, with several record breaking highs

Fall colours at the Bridlewood Trail stairs in the Chilliwack River Valley this October. The last month has been a record breaker
Vancouver South MP Harjit Sajjan

Three B.C. ministers in Trudeau cabinet

Vancouver MPs Harjit Sajjan and Jody Wilson-Raybould and Delta MP Carla Qualtrough join new federal government

Vancouver South MP Harjit Sajjan
Orion Engar

FVRD not supportive of run of river project for Tamihi Creek

Board questions necessity of proposed power project, following decision to build Site C dam

Orion Engar
Karen Jarvis is running for Chilliwack school board trustee in the Dec. 12 byelection.

Candidate list growing for Chilliwack school trustee byelection

Gosselin, Praat and Jarvis all put names forward to fill vacant seat at school board table

Karen Jarvis is running for Chilliwack school board trustee in the Dec. 12 byelection.
Metal posts to block traffic

Residents don’t want lane reopened to Bonny Park

Metal posts to block traffic, called bollards, were installed by a City of Chilliwack crew about 15 years ago. Now they may get reopened.

Metal posts to block traffic
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