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No byelection to replace Janzen, says council

A city council by-election will not be held in Chilliwack to fill the vacancy created by the sudden resignation of Coun. Diane Janzen.

Diane Janzen

Chilliwack council eyes another red light camera

Chilliwack is taking ICBC up on its offer to provide another “intersection safety” camera, this time at Vedder and Promontory. Council accepted the installation offer at last week’s meeting.

Bus shelter recommendation draws anger

A Chilliwack River Valley resident is “appalled” at the school district’s recommended motion not to build bus shelters for students living in the area.

Former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt (left) worked with Rick Hansen's spinal cord research foundation after Harcourt was injured in a fall at his Pender Island home in 2002.

Harcourt weighs in on NDP leadership

Former Premier Mike Harcourt has joined the elder statesmen of the B.C.…

Former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt (left) worked with Rick Hansen's spinal cord research foundation after Harcourt was injured in a fall at his Pender Island home in 2002.

Store owner armed with windshield scrapers stops robbery

A knife-wielding bandit, chased out of Kim's Grocery store last week by the owner armed with long-handled windshield scrapers, is being sought by police.

Sockeye salmon in the Adams River last fall.

Sockeye inquiry zeroes in on threat to fish habitat

Critics say further DFO cuts should be put on hold

Sockeye salmon in the Adams River last fall.

Abby man dies cliff-jumping at Cultus Lake

A 26-year-old Abbotsford man apparently drowned after jumping into Cultus Lake from a cliff near Lindell Beach on Saturday.

Police officers log numerous hours preparing paperwork and performing other necessary procedures for trials. With increasing frequency

Policing fallout [Part 4 of Justice Denied series]

Court delays trickle down to higher police costs, lower officer morale and falling public confidence

Police officers log numerous hours preparing paperwork and performing other necessary procedures for trials. With increasing frequency

B.C.’s HST becomes a federal election issue

New Democratic Leader Jack Layton has promised to scrap B.C.’s HST agreement and allow the province to keep $1.6 billion it accepted from the federal government to implement the tax – if voters reject it in the coming referendum.

Council hopes to throw water on false alarms

Hundreds of false alarms chased down by the Chilliwack Fire Department personnel have wasted valuable resources over the years.

Chilliwack firefighters ventilate a home on the corner of Vedder and Watson that caught fire Friday morning.

Squatters may be cause of Friday morning house fire in Sardis

Police are investigating an early morning house fire on Vedder Road Friday that may have been caused by squatters.

Chilliwack firefighters ventilate a home on the corner of Vedder and Watson that caught fire Friday morning.

Veteran issues draw early election volley

New Democratic candidate Gwen O’Mahony scored TV airtime last week talking about her Conservative rival’s “tainted” nomination, and followed it up with a show of support from military veterans in Chillwack “ignored” by retiring Tory MP Chuck Strahl.

NDP leadership candidates (from left) Dana Larsen

Simons drops out of NDP leadership race

With just over a week to go before B.C. NDP members pick…

NDP leadership candidates (from left) Dana Larsen
About 300 Bruins fans rally outside Prospera Centre on Wednesday evening.

WHL Bruins fans rally for team to stay

Approximately 300 Chilliwack Bruins fans gathered in front of Prospera Centre Wednesday night in a last-gasp effort to save their Western Hockey League team.

About 300 Bruins fans rally outside Prospera Centre on Wednesday evening.
Ruskin Dam in the Fraser Valley created Hayward Lake

Old BC Hydro dams could be removed

Energy Minister Rich Coleman is exploring options to rein in BC Hydro…

Ruskin Dam in the Fraser Valley created Hayward Lake
NDP candidate Gwen O'Mahony speaks during the all-candidates meeting at Wednesday's Rotary lunch at the Best Western.

Federal election candidates grilled by Rotarians

Candidates running in the federal election for the mainstream political parties in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon weren't cut any slack in their first all-candidates meeting hosted by the Wednesday Rotary Club.

NDP candidate Gwen O'Mahony speaks during the all-candidates meeting at Wednesday's Rotary lunch at the Best Western.
Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett draws a crowd at the legislature in November 2010 with his lengthy critique of former premier Gordon Campbell's leadership style.

Bennett returns to B.C. Liberal fold

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett has been welcomed back into the B.C.…

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett draws a crowd at the legislature in November 2010 with his lengthy critique of former premier Gordon Campbell's leadership style.

Kamloops couple nabbed for mail theft

A man and woman from Kamloops suspected of stealing mail near Hope were arrested by police Tuesday after they pulled off Hwy 1 at Popkum Road.

  • Apr 6, 2011
Alanna Clempson is encouraging people to take part in Plant a Row Grow a Row.

Plant a row kicks off with workshop

Everyone is invited to learn tricks to successful veggie growing on Saturday afternoon, as master gardener Brian Minter hosts a workshop on soil health at Gwynne Vaughan Park.

Alanna Clempson is encouraging people to take part in Plant a Row Grow a Row.

15-year-old Chilliwack boy arrested for break-in

A 15-year-old Chilliwack boy was arrested Tuesday after he was found hiding inside the garage of a home police believe he had broken into earlier.