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It was Team Grandy (white and grey tops) against Team Reese-Hansen (black, and white/navy tops) in the women’s semifinal of the 2023 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship at the Chilliwack Curling Club on Saturday; Jan. 14; 2023. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Provincial championships of curling in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Curling Club hosted championships of both women’s and men’s curling

It was Team Grandy (white and grey tops) against Team Reese-Hansen (black, and white/navy tops) in the women’s semifinal of the 2023 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship at the Chilliwack Curling Club on Saturday; Jan. 14; 2023. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Trevor Linden holds two-year-old Presley Webb as mom Kristy Webb takes a photo on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. Linden was in Chilliwack that day meeting locals at a pre-registration event for the newest Club16 Trevor Linden Fitness location at Cottonwood Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Trevor Linden holds two-year-old Presley Webb as mom Kristy Webb takes a photo on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. Linden was in Chilliwack that day meeting locals at a pre-registration event for the newest Club16 Trevor Linden Fitness location at Cottonwood Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: Recognizing 4 acts of kindness over Christmas

‘Life is good, life is good in Chillwack!’

  • Jan 13, 2023
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(Mozart file)

LETTER: It’s time to bring Mozart out of the closet

More than ever we should bring Mozart and his music into public places everywhere

  • Jan 13, 2023
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LETTER: Retired Ontario teacher thwarted by B.C. red tape

‘The process is so complicated that I gave up’

  • Jan 13, 2023
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A mixed-use housing building under construction in Langley City on Dec. 5, 2023. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

EDITORIAL: A house is a home, not a bank

Seeing housing as an investment first isn’t good for our economy

  • Jan 13, 2023
A mixed-use housing building under construction in Langley City on Dec. 5, 2023. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Still from Chilliwack Realtor Kevin Schroeder’s January 2022 Instagram video where he explains how BC Assessment increases in property value have no impact on property taxes. (Instagram @kevinschroederrealtor)

LETTER: Differing property assessments in one neighbourhood ensure tax unfairness

‘Assessments used for determining taxes ensure that everybody in the neighbourhood is not treated the same’

  • Jan 13, 2023
Still from Chilliwack Realtor Kevin Schroeder’s January 2022 Instagram video where he explains how BC Assessment increases in property value have no impact on property taxes. (Instagram @kevinschroederrealtor)
Chilliwack’s Hannah Dods is enjoying a breakout season the powerhouse Fraser Valley Rush female U18 AAA hockey team. (Fraser Valley Rush photo)

Chilliwack’s Hannah Dods hitting new level with Fraser Valley Rush

The 16-year-old forward has helped the U18 AAA powerhouse stay unbeaten through 21 league games

Chilliwack’s Hannah Dods is enjoying a breakout season the powerhouse Fraser Valley Rush female U18 AAA hockey team. (Fraser Valley Rush photo)
In mid-December 2022, Canada Post service in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland moved from red alert to yellow alert status. (Paul Henderson/Black Press)

LETTER: No excuse for long mail delay by Canada Post

Took 28 days for a Christmas card starting in Chilliwack and ending in Chilliwack

  • Jan 12, 2023
In mid-December 2022, Canada Post service in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland moved from red alert to yellow alert status. (Paul Henderson/Black Press)
Chilliwack’s Anthony Toth closing in on the finish line during the Ironman World Championship race in Kona, Hawaii. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack triathletes find success on national and international stage

Members of the Fit Club enjoyed a solid 2022 and look forward to even better things in 2023

Chilliwack’s Anthony Toth closing in on the finish line during the Ironman World Championship race in Kona, Hawaii. (submitted photo)
This carved figure was returned to kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation on Jan. 9, 2023. It was stolen on Oct. 12, 2022 from Coquitlam and found in a basement suite in Chilliwack on Dec. 28, 2022. (RCMP)

Carved figure stolen from Kwikwetlem First Nation found in Chilliwack basement suite

‘This is the outcome we hoped for but did not expect,’ says Coquitlam RCMP

This carved figure was returned to kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation on Jan. 9, 2023. It was stolen on Oct. 12, 2022 from Coquitlam and found in a basement suite in Chilliwack on Dec. 28, 2022. (RCMP)
Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, was upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack was released on Nov. 19, 2022. Less than a month later, Kirkland Russell violated one of the conditions of his release. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Chilliwack killer violated a condition of statutory release just 1 month out of jail

Mother of man stabbed to death outraged at killer’s early release, now shocked he’s not going back to jail

Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, was upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack was released on Nov. 19, 2022. Less than a month later, Kirkland Russell violated one of the conditions of his release. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Children at Promontory Heights Elementary School in 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Acute teacher shortage prompts Chilliwack School District to hire uncertified teachers

Teachers’ union says the unprecedented move is ‘extremely disruptive’ for students

Children at Promontory Heights Elementary School in 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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LETTER: Too many lives are devalued, forgotten

‘Some human beings… and their suffering can be perceived as unworthy of external concern’

  • Jan 6, 2023
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LETTER: ICBC’s no-fault insurance is ruining crash victim’s life

‘This is how a man dies and becomes homeless’

  • Jan 6, 2023
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It's time for the 2023 A-List Readers Choice Awards contest recognizing Chilliwack's outstanding organizations, businesses and individuals. (Chilliwack Progress)

Time to pick your favourite Chilliwack organizations, businesses and individuals

Enter the annual A-List Readers Choice awards to win a $500 Save-On-Foods gift card

It's time for the 2023 A-List Readers Choice Awards contest recognizing Chilliwack's outstanding organizations, businesses and individuals. (Chilliwack Progress)
A house for sale sign in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 6, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack real estate market sees increase in strata home values

At the same time, single-family home sales and average values continued to decline in December

A house for sale sign in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 6, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ken and Holly McKeen with the gumboots Holly painted for Ken 30 years ago, then donated to a thrift store. Turns out, her friend Judy bought those boots and returned them to Holly over the holidays. (Submitted by Holly McKeen)

Chilliwack artist’s hand-painted gumboots walk back into her life after 30 years

Holly McKeen gave the boots to a thrift store and unbeknownst to her, a friend bought them

Ken and Holly McKeen with the gumboots Holly painted for Ken 30 years ago, then donated to a thrift store. Turns out, her friend Judy bought those boots and returned them to Holly over the holidays. (Submitted by Holly McKeen)
The B.C. Court of Appeal reduced a Chilliwack man’s sentence from five years to four, saying his Indigenous background wasn’t given proper weight.

B.C. Court of Appeal knocks one year off Chilliwack man’s stabbing sentence

Judges rule his Indigenous background should have played a bigger role in sentencing

The B.C. Court of Appeal reduced a Chilliwack man’s sentence from five years to four, saying his Indigenous background wasn’t given proper weight.
A City of Chilliwack graphic shows a proposed off leash dog area on the west side of Crimson Ridge Drive and a children’s playground on the east side.

New parkspace coming to Chilliwack’s Promontory neighbourhood

A playground and off-leash dog area are among the projects proposed by the City of Chilliwack

A City of Chilliwack graphic shows a proposed off leash dog area on the west side of Crimson Ridge Drive and a children’s playground on the east side.