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Agricultural Land Commission chair and CEO Richard Bullock (left) has been fired as Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick implements the BC Liberals' overhaul of farmland regulation.

B.C. axes Agricultural Land Reserve boss

Richard Bullock refused to appoint regional panel members, replaced by former Saanich mayor Frank Leonard

Agricultural Land Commission chair and CEO Richard Bullock (left) has been fired as Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick implements the BC Liberals' overhaul of farmland regulation.
Mayah Abelman gets ready to cut the ribbon for the new all-inclusive playground at Evans elementary school Thursday.

Evans elementary playground officially opens

Sardis school playground made possible through hard work of committee and support from community and sponsors

Mayah Abelman gets ready to cut the ribbon for the new all-inclusive playground at Evans elementary school Thursday.
The Chilliwack River Valley Fire Department is stoked to be hosting the 2015 Spring Regional Scott FireFit Challenge

Spring FireFit competition this weekend in the CRV

About 80 firefighters will be streaming into the Chilliwack River Valley to test their mettle in the first Firefit challenge of 2015.

The Chilliwack River Valley Fire Department is stoked to be hosting the 2015 Spring Regional Scott FireFit Challenge
Black bears can be attracted to urban neighbourhoods by garbage

Green bin buffet adds to ‘perfect storm’ for bears

Officials fear rise in wildlife encounters in Metro Vancouver due to food waste policy, other factors

Black bears can be attracted to urban neighbourhoods by garbage

Police searching for restaurant robber

A man who stole cash and food from a Yale Road eatery is the subject of an RCMP manhunt.

  • May 14, 2015
The NDP leads the Conservatives in the support of decided B.C. voters

Poll gives NDP lead in B.C. as federal election nears

Vancouver Island is heavily orange but race is tight in Metro Vancouver, Insights West poll finds

The NDP leads the Conservatives in the support of decided B.C. voters
A farm family is asking drivers in Chilliwack to slow down

Chilliwack drivers asked to respect slow-moving tractors on the road

'We're not there to get in anyone's way or to slow them down. But this is a farming community. We have a job to do," says Chilliwack farmer

  • May 12, 2015
A farm family is asking drivers in Chilliwack to slow down
An excavator stands at the ready outside the gutted home of the Janzen family on Llanberis Way Tuesday morning. Investigators have confirmed three bodies were removed from the home

Coroner to investigate Janzen deaths

RCMP asking anyone who had contact with Popkum family over the last three weeks to speak with them

An excavator stands at the ready outside the gutted home of the Janzen family on Llanberis Way Tuesday morning. Investigators have confirmed three bodies were removed from the home
The Wild Salmon Caravan will be stopping in Chilliwack next week as it follows the migratory route of salmon smolts down to the ocean

Wild salmon caravan plans to stop in Chilliwack

The idea is to 'open people’s minds and hearts to the magnificent spirit of wild salmon,' say the organizers of the Wild Salmon Caravan

The Wild Salmon Caravan will be stopping in Chilliwack next week as it follows the migratory route of salmon smolts down to the ocean
Officials will be moving forward with plans to enforce the false alarm bylaw first passed by Chilliwack council in 2011

Bills are on the way in Chilliwack for nuisance alarms

It's to address the problem of when emergency services are called out unnecessarily after a security or fire alarm sounds

Officials will be moving forward with plans to enforce the false alarm bylaw first passed by Chilliwack council in 2011
Homicide investigators work inside an Aldergrove home on 271A Street on Friday where it is believed a woman's body was found the day prior. The woman

‘There is not anger, just sadness around this tragedy’

Aldergrove resident Shelly Janzen is believed to have been murdered by her brother Randy, who also killed his daughter and wife last week.

Homicide investigators work inside an Aldergrove home on 271A Street on Friday where it is believed a woman's body was found the day prior. The woman
Medical marijuana dispensaries have sprung up all over Vancouver.

Cities want power over medical pot storefronts

Housing, environment issues dominate debate at Lower Mainland Local Government Association

Medical marijuana dispensaries have sprung up all over Vancouver.
Emily Janzen poses in this undated handout photo from Kim Mallory Studios. A spokeswoman for British Columbia's Coroners Service says it's too early to say whether a public inquest will be held into the death of a father who appears to have confessed on Facebook to killing his daughter

No word on public inquest into family deaths

Too early to decide on public inquest into B.C. family deaths: Coroners Service

  • May 10, 2015
Emily Janzen poses in this undated handout photo from Kim Mallory Studios. A spokeswoman for British Columbia's Coroners Service says it's too early to say whether a public inquest will be held into the death of a father who appears to have confessed on Facebook to killing his daughter
Tony Rapaz in the garage where four large dogs were kept. He also found several animal furs

Four dogs removed from Trethewey home

The dogs are gone but the lingering stench in Tony Rapaz’s garage on Trethewey Avenue is enough to make you keel over.

Tony Rapaz in the garage where four large dogs were kept. He also found several animal furs
Dayna Derksen

Happy birthday, East Chilliwack elementary

The rural school celebrates 125 years of educating local students next week and invites public to join the party

Dayna Derksen
A house on Llanberis Way in Popkum goes up in flames Thursday evening.

IHIT takes over on Popkum explosion

Guns, explosion rock quiet rural neighbourhood near Agassiz

A house on Llanberis Way in Popkum goes up in flames Thursday evening.
SAR volunteers train hard to do what they do. They are asked to find everyone from lost hikers stuck on a mountainside

Old-fashioned talk at Chilliwack library on outdoor safety

Join Ryan Voisey of Chilliwack Search and Rescue at the local library on Tuesday, May 26

SAR volunteers train hard to do what they do. They are asked to find everyone from lost hikers stuck on a mountainside
A patient holds a bottle of methadone dispensed by a pharmacy in Surrey.

Health ministry to boot 46 pharmacies from drug plan

PharmaCare crackdown follows audits, concern over methadone dealing irregularities in Lower Mainland (with interactive chart)

A patient holds a bottle of methadone dispensed by a pharmacy in Surrey.
Police rush to the scene of an apparent standoff in Popkum Thursday evening.

VIDEO: Gunfire, explosion rocks east Chilliwack neighbourhood

The Integrated Homicide Investigative Team has confirmed multiple deaths – including the suspect – and that they are all from one family

Police rush to the scene of an apparent standoff in Popkum Thursday evening.
Brian Robert Stephan

Chilliwack man sentenced after fleeing police, crashing SUV in Abbotsford

Incident involving Brian Robert Stephan took place in January of this year

Brian Robert Stephan
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