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Water had to be ferried in by tanker truck to help battle a workshop fire on Blackburn road in Chilliwack on Sunday.

Fire destroys Greendale workshop

A workshop at a Chilliwack mushroom farm was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon.

Water had to be ferried in by tanker truck to help battle a workshop fire on Blackburn road in Chilliwack on Sunday.
The aftermath of a flash flood in Cache Creek shows the mud and debris that was left behind.

Village of Cache Creek begins to recover from flood

Money raised through BlackPress4Good will assist those affected by flood

The aftermath of a flash flood in Cache Creek shows the mud and debris that was left behind.
An advocacy group and a growing number of municipal politicians are pushing for the addition of climate change warning labels on gas pump handles.

Climate change warning labels urged for gas pumps

Pump pain may come with pang of greenhouse gas guilt as motorists fill up

An advocacy group and a growing number of municipal politicians are pushing for the addition of climate change warning labels on gas pump handles.
The high-performance engine of Super Dave's MX-2 was knocking and billowing smoke last Sunday

Super Dave forced to land quickly last week after engine quit

Coming in for a landing at more than 100 mph, the pilot knew he had to try to make it to the runway, or he'd roll up like a ball.

The high-performance engine of Super Dave's MX-2 was knocking and billowing smoke last Sunday
Bags of discarded asbestos lie scattered just off Chilliwack Lake Road.

Asbestos dumped in the Chilliwack River Valley

Volunteers vowing to step up patrols after bags of asbestos are found dumped off Chilliwack Lake Road

Bags of discarded asbestos lie scattered just off Chilliwack Lake Road.
The Opposition Standing Committee for Agriculture and Food was in Chilliwack Monday to hear from local agri-food producers.

More support for farming is needed in Chilliwack producers say

Topics like access to farm lands, and a need for extension services so young farmers can get the help came up in Chilliwack this week

  • Jun 19, 2015
The Opposition Standing Committee for Agriculture and Food was in Chilliwack Monday to hear from local agri-food producers.
Paramedics and firefighters care for a woman who was struck as she pulled out of the parking lot near Super Stork on Luckakuck Way Friday.

Chilliwack crash sends one woman to hospital

A woman had to be cut from her car Friday afternoon following a collision along Luckakuck Way near Superstore.

Paramedics and firefighters care for a woman who was struck as she pulled out of the parking lot near Super Stork on Luckakuck Way Friday.
Sunday

Events in Chilliwack abound to celebrate National Aboriginal Day

Sunday, June 21, is National Aboriginal Day, to recognize and honour the contributions of aboriginals to Canadian society

  • Jun 18, 2015
Sunday
Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann with a huge cache of seized credit cards.

Pair charged in fraud case

Police allege the couple rang up almost #350,000 in credit card bills in about two months

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann with a huge cache of seized credit cards.
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To catch a killer

Sardis secondary graduate Cst. Aaron Kehler finds himself at the heart of B.C. serial killer case

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Firefighters get water on an early morning apartment fire in downtown Chilliwack Monday morning.

SPARKS fly to help Chilliwack fire victims

In the wake of the Mary Street apartment fire early Monday morning, a group jumped into action to help burned-out residents.

Firefighters get water on an early morning apartment fire in downtown Chilliwack Monday morning.
Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad

B.C. adding to aboriginal education

Public schools and post-secondary will be introducing more history of First Nations in the coming year

Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad
Sharon Stephens is giving back five cedar baskets that have been in her family for 100 years.

Sto:lo cedar baskets coming home this weekend

A ceremony for Stephens and the baskets at Skwah First Nation is set for Sunday, June 21.

Sharon Stephens is giving back five cedar baskets that have been in her family for 100 years.
A B.C. Forest Service employee builds a firebreak near the Cisco Road fire near Lytton Tuesday

Hot start for forest fires in B.C.

B.C. has recorded almost 500 fires, a quarter of the total for an average season

A B.C. Forest Service employee builds a firebreak near the Cisco Road fire near Lytton Tuesday
An oiled duck is handled by responders following the spill of bunker fuel oil from a freighter off Vancouver in April.

New cleanup agency for spills on land

Province says PRO could coordinate, respond to environmental emergencies from trains, trucks and pipelines

An oiled duck is handled by responders following the spill of bunker fuel oil from a freighter off Vancouver in April.
Are tougher fines needed for drivers who text? The province is asking B.C. residents for feedback on how far to go.

Stiffer fines, impoundments eyed for distracted drivers

Province opens online consultation on how far to go to deter drivers from texting and using cellphones behind the wheel

Are tougher fines needed for drivers who text? The province is asking B.C. residents for feedback on how far to go.
Ambulance crews prepare a child for transport to hospital after it fell from a home window Tueday night.

Child falls from window in Abbotsford home

Youngster managed to push out screen on second floor

  • Jun 16, 2015
Ambulance crews prepare a child for transport to hospital after it fell from a home window Tueday night.
Guards from federal prisons including Mission Institution are taking a political stand ahead of this fall's election.

Fraser Valley prison guards take political stance

Union urging voters to not support Conservatives in federal election

Guards from federal prisons including Mission Institution are taking a political stand ahead of this fall's election.
B.C. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick outlines changes to agri-business rules in the Agricultural Land Reserve at Evergreen Herbs in Surrey Monday.

ALR reforms ease way for breweries, value-added plants

Province hopes relaxed rules tempt farmers to branch out into new agri-business ventures

B.C. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick outlines changes to agri-business rules in the Agricultural Land Reserve at Evergreen Herbs in Surrey Monday.
Fire officials continued their investigation into a suspicious fire that raged through a downtown Chilliwack apartment building early Monday morning.

UPDATE: Chilliwack fire forces apartment evacuation

A downtown apartment block is behind police tape after an early morning fire ripped through the upper floor of the complex.

Fire officials continued their investigation into a suspicious fire that raged through a downtown Chilliwack apartment building early Monday morning.
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