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Screenshot from video posted in 2021 showing repeated crossings through side channels of the Fraser River at Gill Bar in Chilliwack. (Facebook)

TOP STORIES 2022: Gill Bar finally shut down to vehicle traffic

Years of habitat destruction by recreational users prompted DFO’s decision

Screenshot from video posted in 2021 showing repeated crossings through side channels of the Fraser River at Gill Bar in Chilliwack. (Facebook)
Teri Westerby after winning a seat on the Chilliwack Board of Education on election night in Chilliwack, Oct. 15, 2022. Westerby is the first trans man to be elected to a school board ever in B.C. and likely the first in Canada. (Reid Clark photo)

TOP STORIES 2022: Chilliwack school board election a rejection of intolerance

In a surprising turn of events, Chilliwack voters solidified a 5-2 progressive majority

Teri Westerby after winning a seat on the Chilliwack Board of Education on election night in Chilliwack, Oct. 15, 2022. Westerby is the first trans man to be elected to a school board ever in B.C. and likely the first in Canada. (Reid Clark photo)
Riley Ashley brings down a Vancouver College player during the AAA provincial football championship game at B.C. Place Stadium. (Joanne Hewitt photo)

TOP STORIES 2022: Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies come close in provincial championship game

The defending AAA champions lost by one point to Vancouver College at B.C. Place Stadium

Riley Ashley brings down a Vancouver College player during the AAA provincial football championship game at B.C. Place Stadium. (Joanne Hewitt photo)
A total of 100 rainbow-coloured pride banners were installed in Chilliwack on May 25. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

TOP STORIES 2022: Rainbow banners mark a turning point in Chilliwack

Symbols for Pride month ‘a powerful reminder’ for those struggling with their identity

A total of 100 rainbow-coloured pride banners were installed in Chilliwack on May 25. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Brandon Litun, owner of Smoking Gun Coffee Roasters, stands beside the drum roaster he bought second-hand and rebuilt earlier this year. The machine can roast 25 kilos of beans at a time and over the past two months he’s been using it, Litun said they’ve already roasted a few tons of beans. Although located in Chilliwack, Smoking Gun Coffee Roasters was awarded the Best Coffee Roaster in Vancouver in the 2023 Snobby Awards put on by Vancouver Coffee Snob. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Best coffee roaster in Vancouver located right here in Chilliwack

Smoking Gun Coffee Roasters wins 1st for best roaster, 3rd for coffee shop in ‘Snobby Awards’

Brandon Litun, owner of Smoking Gun Coffee Roasters, stands beside the drum roaster he bought second-hand and rebuilt earlier this year. The machine can roast 25 kilos of beans at a time and over the past two months he’s been using it, Litun said they’ve already roasted a few tons of beans. Although located in Chilliwack, Smoking Gun Coffee Roasters was awarded the Best Coffee Roaster in Vancouver in the 2023 Snobby Awards put on by Vancouver Coffee Snob. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A house for sale sign in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 6, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

TOP STORIES 2022: Chilliwack real estate takes a hit as interest rates rise

After prices went through roof in 2021, interest rates and inventory caused the local market to drop

A house for sale sign in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 6, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
An abandoned squatters camp in the Chilliwack River Valley on Dec. 28, 2022. (Ross Aikenhead photo)

Volunteers clean up abandoned squatters’ camp on the banks of the Chilliwack River

Large amounts of debris at risk of washing into the rising river waters

An abandoned squatters camp in the Chilliwack River Valley on Dec. 28, 2022. (Ross Aikenhead photo)
Mimi Kates (left) and Amber Culley (right) were killed by Eric Shestalo in Chilliwack on July 21, 2022. Shestalo was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Facebook photos)

TOP STORIES 2022: Two women were shot and killed by ex-partner in Chilliwack

Amber Culley and Mimi Kates were murdered by Eric Shestalo in triple shooting on McNaught in July

Mimi Kates (left) and Amber Culley (right) were killed by Eric Shestalo in Chilliwack on July 21, 2022. Shestalo was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Facebook photos)
Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove speaks during the groundbreaking for the Mann Group apartment building construction at the former Safeway site in downtown Chilliwack on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

TOP STORIES 2022: New developments changing the beating heart of downtown Chilliwack

New businesses at District 1881 and two affordable housing projects break ground in 2022

Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove speaks during the groundbreaking for the Mann Group apartment building construction at the former Safeway site in downtown Chilliwack on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Soldiers take part in Exercise Paladin Response in Cultus Lake and the surrounding area. The training exercise ran from Dec. 26 to 31, 2022. (Flickr/ 39 Canadian Brigade Group)

PHOTOS: Reservists from across Canada in Chilliwack to train, build bridges together

Exercise Paladin Response returned to Cultus Lake and surrounding area for 1st time since 2019

Soldiers take part in Exercise Paladin Response in Cultus Lake and the surrounding area. The training exercise ran from Dec. 26 to 31, 2022. (Flickr/ 39 Canadian Brigade Group)
As the sun sets on 2022, we know there will be tumult ahead in 2023 but there will be good times too. Bring it on. (Photo by Ezra Laser)

OPINION: What a wild, strange ride that year was, yet again

‘There will be tumult ahead in 2023 to be sure. There will also be good times, good deeds, and love’

As the sun sets on 2022, we know there will be tumult ahead in 2023 but there will be good times too. Bring it on. (Photo by Ezra Laser)
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Chiefs host beach party for Chilliwack Community Food Bank

Fans are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to a Dec. 30 home game versus Langley

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Water pooling on the floor of the music room at Sardis Secondary School following a burst pipe situation on Christmas day. (SD33 photo)

Burst pipe causes flooding in Chilliwack’s Sardis Secondary School

A burst pipe at Sardis Secondary created unexpected chaos on Christmas Day.…

Water pooling on the floor of the music room at Sardis Secondary School following a burst pipe situation on Christmas day. (SD33 photo)
Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. She is seen here three days after the incident in her Chilliwack home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. Her story was the 10th most viewed Chilliwack story on www.theprogress.com in 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. She is seen here three days after the incident in her Chilliwack home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. Her story was the 10th most viewed Chilliwack story on www.theprogress.com in 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The City of Chilliwack accepts paper gift wrap through its curbside recycling program. (Black Press file)

City of Chilliwack accepts paper gift wrap in curbside recycling

The City tweeted out a reminder for locals wondering what to do with post-Christmas gift wrap

The City of Chilliwack accepts paper gift wrap through its curbside recycling program. (Black Press file)
A group of women stood in downtown Vancouver on Dec. 27 holding signs with names of the 10 women who were killed by men in B.C. in 2022. (Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter photo)

Rally in Vancouver to honour 10 women murdered in 2022 in B.C. by male romantic partners

Mimi Kates and Amber Culley were killed in Chilliwack by a man due in court on an assault charge

A group of women stood in downtown Vancouver on Dec. 27 holding signs with names of the 10 women who were killed by men in B.C. in 2022. (Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter photo)
Chilliwack city hall. (City of Chilliwack)

LETTER: Chilliwack municipal tax increase should not be inevitable

Too few people participate in elections and hold elected officials to account

  • Dec 23, 2022
Chilliwack city hall. (City of Chilliwack)
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon announcing almost $10 million for Cultus Lake Park waste water treatment plant. ( Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: It’s time to ban gas-powered motorcraft on Cultus Lake

A great step to minimize carbon emissions, noise pollution, and increasing safety for swimmers

  • Dec 23, 2022
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon announcing almost $10 million for Cultus Lake Park waste water treatment plant. ( Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Snowploughs were busy Friday morning (Dec. 23) after another round of snow was dumped on Chilliwack. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Snow and temperature records fall in Chilliwack

Low temperature marks dating back to 1990 toppled during the cold snap this week

Snowploughs were busy Friday morning (Dec. 23) after another round of snow was dumped on Chilliwack. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kairi Ketler, 3, poses for a photo beside hairdresser Brenda Miller after her first haircut at Sassy Cuts on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Kairi is donating her 12-inch ponytails to be made into wigs for kids, and is also fundraising for charity. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progess)

OPINION: ‘Warm glow’ of happiness we get from giving is an evolutionary mechanism

Scientific study of toddlers showed greater happiness giving treats rather than receiving them

Kairi Ketler, 3, poses for a photo beside hairdresser Brenda Miller after her first haircut at Sassy Cuts on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Kairi is donating her 12-inch ponytails to be made into wigs for kids, and is also fundraising for charity. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progess)
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