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Byelection called in Chilliwack-Hope

A byelection in Chilliwack-Hope has been called by Premier Christy Clark for April 19.

Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis was surprised to learn that only three in 10 homes in B.C. have functioning smoke alarms.  He wants to improve that statistic with a strong awareness and education program.

Needless fire deaths targeted

Surrey and the province to crack down on lack of functioning smoke alarms in homes.

Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis was surprised to learn that only three in 10 homes in B.C. have functioning smoke alarms.  He wants to improve that statistic with a strong awareness and education program.

Funding not tied to byelection: Les

The quality of the projects, not a byelection, is the reason behind recent government funding announcements, says Chilliwack MLA John Les.

BCTF: ‘We are putting the government on notice’

Chilliwack teachers prepare for the possibility of an illegal walkout, or a full withdrawal of extra-curricular activities.

Heavily armed members of the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team raided a house on Beaver Street on Wednesday night.

Drugs, gun seized during raid on Abbotsford house

The Abbotsford Police Department's gang suppression unit executed a search warrant Beaver Street on Wednesday night.

Heavily armed members of the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team raided a house on Beaver Street on Wednesday night.
Kathy Corrigan

Chilliwack seniors vent about driving test

More than 150 came to a town hall in Chilliwack, with some venting about the DriveABLE program and its impact on their lives.

  • Mar 21, 2012
Kathy Corrigan
Charges are being recommended by the Abbotsford Police Department

Charges recommended for RCMP involved in fatal crash

Cruiser wasn't running lights or sirens before Agassiz collision

  • Mar 21, 2012
Charges are being recommended by the Abbotsford Police Department
B.C. Justice Minister Shirley Bond signs the new RCMP policing contract with federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews.

Deal brings new era for cities with RCMP

Contract promises better cost control, accountability

B.C. Justice Minister Shirley Bond signs the new RCMP policing contract with federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews.
Warning marker for the Kinder Morgan pipeline running through a Sardis neighbourhood.

Twin pipeline ‘double the trouble’ says resident

Chilliwack homeowners react to news Kinder Morgan wants to twin the oil pipeline running beneath their backyards.

Warning marker for the Kinder Morgan pipeline running through a Sardis neighbourhood.
Firefighters battle a fully-engulfed fire at the Esso gas station on Yarrow Central Road

Yarrow gas station destroyed by fire

Emergency crews have knocked down a fire at a Yarrow gas station that came dangerously close to fuel pumps.

Firefighters battle a fully-engulfed fire at the Esso gas station on Yarrow Central Road
Chilliwack RCMP Const. Martell

Chilliwack RCMP mount ‘distracted driver’ enforcement blitz

Chilliwack RCMP officer warning drivers using cellphones catches Internet attention.

Chilliwack RCMP Const. Martell

Antifreeze leaks into Yarrow ditch after gas station fire

City of Chilliwack advises pet and livestock owners in Yarrow to keep animals inside after antifreeze leaks into Sharon Ditch.

Chilliwack school district urged to join McCreary study

Chilliwack’s front-line youth workers implored the school district to participate in an adolescent health survey.

B.C. government to help pay cost of rebuilding Fraser River berm

Chilliwack MLA John Les says the B.C. government to contribute $25,000 towards rebuilding a berm at Carey Point washed away last year.

New tools to fund TransLink would mainly take more cash from the pockets of motorists.

Mayors seek car levy, extra carbon tax and road pricing

All proposed new sources of cash for TransLink would take more from drivers' wallets

New tools to fund TransLink would mainly take more cash from the pockets of motorists.

New crime laws may hold hidden costs

Enforcing new federal crime laws may cost B.C. taxpayers.

MLA John Les (left) announced a $114

Funding to expand Cheam wetlands trail announced

Funding for a community trail in the Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park near was announced by the B.C. government Saturday.

MLA John Les (left) announced a $114

B.C. budget cuts ‘unrealistic,’ says UFV president Mark Evered

Presidents of post-secondary institutions in B.C. send "reminder" to B.C. government that budget cuts will affect student services.

Unity Christian school principal Ed Noot is excited about plans to expand the high school and build a new elementary school on the high school grounds.

Chilliwack private school approved for new digs

Unity Christian school will be undergoing a $3.45 million expansion and elementary school relocation over the next year.

Unity Christian school principal Ed Noot is excited about plans to expand the high school and build a new elementary school on the high school grounds.
Abbotsford man wants people to 'Honk to stop Kony'

Abbotsford man wants people to ‘Honk to stop Kony’

Alistair Hart has plastered his work truck with 'Kony 2012' posters to draw attention to the viral campaign about warlord Joseph Kony.

Abbotsford man wants people to 'Honk to stop Kony'
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