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Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond

Teachers strike mediation hopes rise as Ready talks to BCTF, province

Negotiators for both sides in bitter strike expected to meet as early as today

Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond
Crews in a helicopter survey a wild fire on the side of Vedder Mountain on Thursday afternoon in Chilliwack.

Forest fire burning on Vedder Mountain near Yarrow

Provincial fire crews have been called out to fight the blaze in the remote area

Crews in a helicopter survey a wild fire on the side of Vedder Mountain on Thursday afternoon in Chilliwack.
The face of Aaron Douglas

Manhunt continues for double murder suspect

A man who police suspect may have pulled the trigger on a double murder has so far evaded arrest.

The face of Aaron Douglas
Auditor General for Local Government Basia Ruta (left) is being criticized for delays by Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

Delayed municipal audits under fire

Findings by Auditor General for Local Government to be withheld during municipal election campaigns

Auditor General for Local Government Basia Ruta (left) is being criticized for delays by Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

Honking to support strikers woke him up every day

"With the strike on, it seems like they're there 24-7. They start at 5 a.m. and they solicit people to honk."

BCTF president Jim Iker

B.C. teachers vote for binding arbitration

Striking B.C. teachers vote for binding arbitration with provincial government

  • Sep 10, 2014
BCTF president Jim Iker
Coastal class ferries at Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. Ridership is down across the BC Ferries fleet

Ferry fares’ ripple effect hurts economy: study

Ridership is down across the BC Ferries fleet, and a report for local governments argues that fares have risen too far

Coastal class ferries at Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. Ridership is down across the BC Ferries fleet

Getting around Chilliwack roundabouts made simple next Thursday

You might be interested in the Roundabout Open House on Sept. 18 at the Sardis Library

The Fraser River estuary near Ladner.

Cleanup of oil spill into Fraser River could take five years: study

Kinder Morgan projects potential impact of Trans Mountain pipeline rupture

The Fraser River estuary near Ladner.
Come offer some feedback on the Fraser Valley Express bus starting next year. The Chilliwack sessions are set for: Thursday September 11

Tell them what you think of the Fraser Valley Express plan

The public is invited to share feedback with transit officials on the new 2015 bus service connecting Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley.

Come offer some feedback on the Fraser Valley Express bus starting next year. The Chilliwack sessions are set for: Thursday September 11
Farmers struggling to remain viable may get more scope to supplement their income with other business on ALR land. But Metro politicians fear the proposed provincial reforms will backfire.

Farm business reform proposals panned by Metro Vancouver reps

Regional district fears other businesses, speculators and not farmers may gain from eased use of ALR land

Farmers struggling to remain viable may get more scope to supplement their income with other business on ALR land. But Metro politicians fear the proposed provincial reforms will backfire.
Les Talvio

Cyrus Centre gives kids without a home an option

Before Cyrus Centre Chilliwack opened its doors on Monday morning, staff were filling out the intake application for the first teen.

Les Talvio

Candidates for council starting to come forward

City of Chilliwack: Mayor Sharon Gaetz is going to run for a third term.

The configuration of the Cultus Lake Park Board is set to change after this fall's election.

Cabinet approves electoral change for Cultus Lake

Approval granted for the creation of the new Electoral Area ‘H’ for the Fraser Valley Regional District.

The configuration of the Cultus Lake Park Board is set to change after this fall's election.
Tim Rutherford

Body of missing Abbotsford man found in Hope

Tim Rutherford's SUV went down a 200-foot embankment in the Jones Lake area

Tim Rutherford
The new Apple Watch was unveiled Tuesday. Police see it as a potential new source of driver distraction.

Rise of wearable tech raises distracted driving fears

B.C. could widen distracted driving law if it fails to capture Apple Watch, Google Glass

The new Apple Watch was unveiled Tuesday. Police see it as a potential new source of driver distraction.
Brian Bonney resigned as communications director for B.C.'s then-multiculturalism minister John Yap just before a leaked memo revealed a plan to misuse government resources.

Charges laid against former B.C. Liberal staffers

Brian Bonney and Mark Robertson accused of arranging undeclared election expense on Port Moody byelection in 2012

Brian Bonney resigned as communications director for B.C.'s then-multiculturalism minister John Yap just before a leaked memo revealed a plan to misuse government resources.

Thieves escape with electronics in Future Shop robbery

Less than a week after thieves stole $15,000 in electronics from Target, Future Shop has been victimized.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC) is B.C.'s anti-gang police force. The agency released its second annual community report this week.

‘Significant decline’ in gang killings: CFSEU annual report

Community report from anti-gang police unit notes more big cases go to trial in 2015

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC) is B.C.'s anti-gang police force. The agency released its second annual community report this week.
Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Peter Fassbender address reporters at a press conference in Vancouver

B.C. says teachers’ ruling was wrong

B.C. says court ruling at heart of teachers' dispute wrong, denies bad faith

  • Sep 7, 2014
Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Peter Fassbender address reporters at a press conference in Vancouver