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A screenshot of the TikTok video of a man alleged to have issued homophobic slurs who later turned himself in to the Vancouver Police Department. (Twitter/ @jamiepine)

Chilliwack man turns himself in to police following viral homophobic video

Man caught on video making homophobic comments and other insults outside SkyTrain station

 

Siobhan D’Souza, executive director with the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, stands inside Dragonfly Arts and Crafts with a number of local artists on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Due to renovations at Cottonwood Centre, the store must close down and the final day is Saturday, Feb. 25. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack store with locally made art must close its doors due to renovations at Cottonwood Centre

Dragonfly Arts and Crafts has ‘nothing but gratitude’ toward mall, says rep who’s now looking for new space

 

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LETTER: Racist ideas are passed on generation to generation

‘Immense mass inhumanity towards civilians in wartime gets particularly nightmarish’

  • Feb 3, 2023

 

Volunteers haul trash up a steep incline from a Sweltzer Creek homeless camp under the Vedder River bridge on Jan. 29, 2023. (Streams Foundations Canada)

LETTER: Too much political inaction dealing with illegal encampments on Chilliwack rivers

We need to see direct actions by all politicians now

  • Feb 3, 2023
Volunteers haul trash up a steep incline from a Sweltzer Creek homeless camp under the Vedder River bridge on Jan. 29, 2023. (Streams Foundations Canada)
Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)

LETTER: Ontario teachers should be able to transfer to B.C. without red tape

Who is to blame? B.C.’s Ministry of Education or the B.C. Teacher Federation, the union?

  • Feb 3, 2023
Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)
The provincial government announced $23.9 million in funding to help plan for and mitigate future climate-related disasters, like the flooding that hit Abbotsford and other communities in November, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Provincial government announces $23.9 million in flood mitigation funding

49 local governments and First Nations are receiving money to create more climate change resilience

The provincial government announced $23.9 million in funding to help plan for and mitigate future climate-related disasters, like the flooding that hit Abbotsford and other communities in November, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A “cyclist on bridge” signal standing over the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge. Built last March, the signal uses radar to detect motion along the shoulders of the bridge, alerting drivers of the presence of pedestrians or cyclists. (File Photo)

Cyclist Signal 101: Pole-mounted radar senses cyclists on Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge

Signal setup meant to improve safety on bridge between Agassiz, Chilliwack

A “cyclist on bridge” signal standing over the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge. Built last March, the signal uses radar to detect motion along the shoulders of the bridge, alerting drivers of the presence of pedestrians or cyclists. (File Photo)
Wilfred Kilgren. (RCMP)

Mental health patient missing from Chilliwack General Hospital once charged with murder

74-year-old Wilfred Kilgren could be heading to Saskatchewan in an SUV, could be dangerous

Wilfred Kilgren. (RCMP)
A longtime employee at Chilliwack’s Jolly Miller liquor store has won a wrongful dismissal lawsuit. (Google Maps photo)

Former employee at Chilliwack’s Jolly Miller liquor store wins wrongful dismissal lawsuit

Gai Cadrin worked there 35 years and argued she should have received more notice when she was let go

A longtime employee at Chilliwack’s Jolly Miller liquor store has won a wrongful dismissal lawsuit. (Google Maps photo)
Wilfred Kilgren of Rosedale. (RCMP)

RCMP looking for mental health patient missing from Chilliwack General Hospital

Police say 74-year-old Wilfred James Kilgren could be heading to Saskatchewan in an SUV

Wilfred Kilgren of Rosedale. (RCMP)
Children who are anxious about reading or have difficulty with words are encouraged to sign up for Paws 4 Stories where they can read to a St. John Ambulance - SJA Child Certified Therapy Dog. Pictured here is Lucky at the Yarrow Library with owner, Lesia Leversage (left), and librarian Wanda Lindsay in 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Here’s what’s coming up at the 3 libraries in Chilliwack

Reading to therapy dogs, technology help session for seniors, salt painting all in list of events

Children who are anxious about reading or have difficulty with words are encouraged to sign up for Paws 4 Stories where they can read to a St. John Ambulance - SJA Child Certified Therapy Dog. Pictured here is Lucky at the Yarrow Library with owner, Lesia Leversage (left), and librarian Wanda Lindsay in 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Guests mingle in the lobby at the 28th Annual Business Excellence Awards on Jan. 28, 2023 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Chilliwack Chamber photo)

Chilliwack’s best honoured at the 28th Annual Business Excellence Awards

Among the 12 awards, popular SinAmen Bun Co. wins New Business of the Year

Guests mingle in the lobby at the 28th Annual Business Excellence Awards on Jan. 28, 2023 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Chilliwack Chamber photo)
David Lee Roth (left) and the Chilliwack man who for years has impersonated him, David Kuntz-Angel (right). Kuntz-Angel was convicted on Aug. 2, 2019 of various counts connected to sex with an underage girl. A mistrial was declared and now the trial continues Jan. 30, 2023. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)

OPINION: Warrant issued for Chilliwack’s David Lee Roth wannabe who jumped bail

David Kuntz-Angel a no-show Monday for his B.C. Supreme Court underage sex trial’s closing arguments

David Lee Roth (left) and the Chilliwack man who for years has impersonated him, David Kuntz-Angel (right). Kuntz-Angel was convicted on Aug. 2, 2019 of various counts connected to sex with an underage girl. A mistrial was declared and now the trial continues Jan. 30, 2023. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)
David Lee Roth (left) and the Chilliwack man who for years has impersonated him, David Kuntz-Angel (right). Kuntz-Angel was convicted on Aug. 2, 2019 of various counts connected to sex with an underage girl. A mistrial was declared and now the trial continues Jan. 30, 2023. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)

OPINION: Warrant issued for Chilliwack’s David Lee Roth wannabe who jumped bail

David Kuntz-Angel a no-show Monday for his B.C. Supreme Court underage sex trial’s closing arguments

David Lee Roth (left) and the Chilliwack man who for years has impersonated him, David Kuntz-Angel (right). Kuntz-Angel was convicted on Aug. 2, 2019 of various counts connected to sex with an underage girl. A mistrial was declared and now the trial continues Jan. 30, 2023. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)
Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack, on June 16, 2017. According to numbers from BC Emergency Health Services, local paramedics were called out to 715 overdose situations in 2022. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress File)

Chilliwack sees year-to-year drop in overdose/poisoning calls for paramedics

After setting a record with 823 callouts in 2021, Chilliwack fell back to 715 callouts in 2022

Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack, on June 16, 2017. According to numbers from BC Emergency Health Services, local paramedics were called out to 715 overdose situations in 2022. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress File)
Aftermath of fire at camp on Sweltzer Creek under the Vedder Bridge. (Zeeshan Khan photo)

LETTER: Vedder River homeless camp mess is infuriating

Shame on the government officials for allowing this to continue

  • Jan 27, 2023
Aftermath of fire at camp on Sweltzer Creek under the Vedder Bridge. (Zeeshan Khan photo)
RCMP Sgt. Krista Vrolyk outside the RCMP’s new Investigative Services Building at 8311 Kiernan Drive. The former City of Chilliwack operations building was renovated for the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment at a cost of approximately $4-million. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: RCMP spokesperson connection at Probus Cub was appreciated

‘Her presentation, knowledge and obvious love of what she does were exceptionally portrayed’

  • Jan 27, 2023
RCMP Sgt. Krista Vrolyk outside the RCMP’s new Investigative Services Building at 8311 Kiernan Drive. The former City of Chilliwack operations building was renovated for the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment at a cost of approximately $4-million. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack RCMP at the scene of a police incident after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack man who was shot by RCMP officer while holding a ‘shish-kebab skewer’ files lawsuit

Officer facing charges for shooting during arrest of domestic violence suspect David Bardwell

Chilliwack RCMP at the scene of a police incident after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Bo Lokombo has signed a two-year contract with the CFL’s BC Lions. (BC Lions Twitter)

Abbotsford’s Bo Lokombo signs extension with CFL’s BC Lions

Lokombo, a linebacker who calls Chilliwack home, is looking to help the Leos take the next step

Bo Lokombo has signed a two-year contract with the CFL’s BC Lions. (BC Lions Twitter)
Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack was charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019, and will plead guilty to one. (LinkedIn)

Chilliwack physiotherapist facing sexual assault charges reaches plea deal

Sanjay Amrutkar was facing eight counts. He’ll plead guilty to one and will see no jail time

Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack was charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019, and will plead guilty to one. (LinkedIn)
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