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The blueberry industry is strong in the Fraser Valley

Blueberry business gets boost in Chilliwack

Berryhill announces expansion project that will handle millions of pounds of blueberries locally

The blueberry industry is strong in the Fraser Valley

ELECTION 2015: Students reminded of importance in voting

Student-led campaigns target peers with non-partisan message on the need to get political

ELECTION 2015: Green Party promotes rebooting rail in the valley

Fraser Valley candidates put transit plan forward, along with $1 billion price tag

  • Sep 23, 2015
Finance Minister Mike de Jong speaking Wednesday as part of a panel on the economy and jobs at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver.

Rental incentives eyed by province as housing cost relief tool

Finance minister weighs how to dispense affordability aid that might flow from a higher tax on sales of luxury homes

Finance Minister Mike de Jong speaking Wednesday as part of a panel on the economy and jobs at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver.

UPDATE: Man identified in care home death

One man is dead following an encounter with police at an Agassiz care home Sept. 23.

Hunger Awareness Week serves to interrupt our fascination with food by instead putting the focus on hunger.

Take a new perspective during Hunger Awareness Week

Food Banks Canada wants to interrupt our fascination with food by instead putting the focus on hunger.

Hunger Awareness Week serves to interrupt our fascination with food by instead putting the focus on hunger.
HMCS Protecteur takes part in Operation Friction

Election 2015: military policy a battleground

From veterans care to the long-awaited F-35 stealth fighter, parties pitch their approaches to the Canadian Forces

HMCS Protecteur takes part in Operation Friction
Technology

Lost hard drive holds 3.4M school records

Education ministry can't say if data has been destroyed or stored in wrong place, investigations underway

Technology
Tonia Winchester is a former Seattle prosecutor who co-chaired Washington State's campaign to legalize and tax marijuana.

Marijuana leadership void ‘leaves room’ for cities

Lawyers suggest other cities could follow Vancouver and regulate retail pot stores despite federal opposition

Tonia Winchester is a former Seattle prosecutor who co-chaired Washington State's campaign to legalize and tax marijuana.
Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz and city councillors Chuck Stam and Ken Popove discuss concerns following the urban town hall meeting at Sardis Library on Thursday.

Town hall meeting hears southside concerns

Chilliwack city council faced questions ranging from safety and security, to roadwork and traffic congestion at a town hall Thursday.

Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz and city councillors Chuck Stam and Ken Popove discuss concerns following the urban town hall meeting at Sardis Library on Thursday.
Squiala Chief David Jimmie

New leader for Sto:lo Nation

Joe Hall has stepped down as president of Sto:lo Nation Chiefs’ Council, the political wing of Sto:lo Nation, after 10 years at the helm.

Squiala Chief David Jimmie
The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride cyclists stopped in Chilliwack on September 10. The ride has raised more that $9 million since 2008.

Cyclists ride coast-to-coast to fight childhood cancer

The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride cyclists stopped in Chilliwack on Day 1 of their 17-day journey from White Rock to Halifax.

The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride cyclists stopped in Chilliwack on September 10. The ride has raised more that $9 million since 2008.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau

ELECTION 2015: Leaders spar on economy

Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau compare plans on infrastructure, taxation and greenhouse gas emissions

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau
An employee of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure examines a portion of the Dewdney Bridge that has begun to sag.

UPDATED: Damaged Dewdney bridge closed to traffic

Structure showing signs of sagging, traffic is being detoured as crew assess damage, no vehicle or foot traffic being permitted.

An employee of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure examines a portion of the Dewdney Bridge that has begun to sag.
Jobs

B.C. minimum wage rises 20 cents

General rate now $10.45 an hour, with annual increases tied to consumer price index

Jobs
Where the existing Kinder Morgan pipeline crosses the Vedder River.

ELECTION 2015: Fleshing out implications of pipeline expansion

Candidates were asked if they were in favour of the KM pipeline expansion, and what they would do as MP to protect Chilliwack

Where the existing Kinder Morgan pipeline crosses the Vedder River.
Ministry says no danger that Dewdney Bridge will collapse

Ministry says no danger that Dewdney Bridge will collapse

Top portion of one of the support piles on the eastbound side had weakened, and the bridge settled onto the strong section of the pile.

  • Sep 17, 2015
Ministry says no danger that Dewdney Bridge will collapse
Asbestos containing material was recently dumped near Industrial Ave. in Chilliwack.

Chilliwack looks at beefing up permit process

City staffers looking at adding extra step in demolition permit process, to be in lockstep with WorkSafeBC

Asbestos containing material was recently dumped near Industrial Ave. in Chilliwack.
A new action plan on homelessness is in the works by a multi-agency task force

Action plan coming for Chilliwack to fight homelessness

Specific efforts will be directed toward "entrenched" homeless, meaning those who refuse help

A new action plan on homelessness is in the works by a multi-agency task force
The public hearing at city hall for a new abattoir was supposed to get underway Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. But the applicant

Meat plant withdraws application in Chilliwack

The original proposal was for a beef processing abattoir on Brannick Place that would handle about 100 cattle a day.

The public hearing at city hall for a new abattoir was supposed to get underway Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. But the applicant
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