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Mosaic Forest Management will be testing out Tesla semis as part of a pilot project. Photo courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Electric logging trucks to be tested on Island

Mosaic Forest Management testing three Tesla semis

 

Pro-SOGI 123 rally in front of the Chilliwack school board office in January 2018, about the same time the BCTF filed a complaint against Barry Neufeld for his comments against SOGI 123. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Three years later, human rights complaint against Chilliwack trustee still in motion

Human Rights Tribunal moving forward to a hearing against Barry Neufeld

 

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue helped rescue two people after an ATV rolled over near Clear Creek Hot Springs on Saturday, March 27. (Submitted photo)

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue crew assists after ATV rollover

Two rescued following rollover accident near popular Clear Creek Hot Springs site

 

B.C. company, Inno Lifecare, is manufacturing the first made-in-Canada N95 surgical respirators approved for sale by Health Canada in its Tri-City facility. It made a million in its first week of production. (Provided)

B.C. company 1st in Canada authorized to sell surgical N95 masks made in-house

After 1 million masks made in first week of production, the company’s eyes are set on a contract with the B.C. government

B.C. company, Inno Lifecare, is manufacturing the first made-in-Canada N95 surgical respirators approved for sale by Health Canada in its Tri-City facility. It made a million in its first week of production. (Provided)
Corner Nook Cafe owner Mia Pham and manager Andrew Loewen outside their restaurant on March 23, 2021. The Chilliwack restaurant was named one of Yelp’s Top 100 favourite places to eat in Canada. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack brunch spot makes way onto Yelp’s national top 100 list

Owner Mia Pham moved to tears by recognition from downtown diner’s customers

Corner Nook Cafe owner Mia Pham and manager Andrew Loewen outside their restaurant on March 23, 2021. The Chilliwack restaurant was named one of Yelp’s Top 100 favourite places to eat in Canada. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mary’s on Wellington in downtown Chilliwack was hit by thieves who were caught clearly on camera on Saturday, March 20, 2021. (Submitted image)

Chilliwack shop hit by thieves in early morning smash and grab

Business owner says thieves were in and out in less than two minutes, and clearly caught on camera

Mary’s on Wellington in downtown Chilliwack was hit by thieves who were caught clearly on camera on Saturday, March 20, 2021. (Submitted image)
Emergency personnel tend to a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on First Avenue at Carleton Street on Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Elderly pedestrian struck by vehicle backing out of driveway in Chilliwack

80-year-old woman taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following First Ave collision

Emergency personnel tend to a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on First Avenue at Carleton Street on Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Firefighters were on scene at a shop fire on a residential property on Woodbine Street before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Shop in residential area catches fire in Chilliwack

Black smoke seen and explosions heard as fire grew from property on Woodbine Street

Firefighters were on scene at a shop fire on a residential property on Woodbine Street before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Fire destroyed a trailer in storage on Atchelitz Road in Chilliwack on March 16, 2021. The fire is being investigated as being deliberately set. (Kathy Preuss/ Submitted)

Chilliwack trailer fire being investigated as potential arson

Trailer was unoccupied and in storage when blaze destroyed it, says fire chief

Fire destroyed a trailer in storage on Atchelitz Road in Chilliwack on March 16, 2021. The fire is being investigated as being deliberately set. (Kathy Preuss/ Submitted)
Emergency personnel tend to a rolled over vehicle on Highway 1 westbound west of Yale Road West on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/ PHOTOS: Luxury car rollover on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

All occupants reportedly out of vehicle as emergency crews arrive on scene

Emergency personnel tend to a rolled over vehicle on Highway 1 westbound west of Yale Road West on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Portal on Yale Road in Chilliwack, on Jan. 4, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack shelter organization ordered to pay client $5,000 in human rights decision

Ruth and Naomi’s permanently banned client who complained to tribunal about religious music

The Portal on Yale Road in Chilliwack, on Jan. 4, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Sardis Falcons alumni Rick Klassen led the B.C. Lions to a Grey Cup championship in 1985.

Sardis secondary football field to be named after Rick Klassen

Klassen, a Sardis grad, led the B.C. Lions to a Grey Cup championship in 1985

Sardis Falcons alumni Rick Klassen led the B.C. Lions to a Grey Cup championship in 1985.
FILE - In this Dec. 16, 1999 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. George W. Bush jokes with CNN’s Larry King after finishing the “Larry King Live” show from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Russell, file)

VIDEO: From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

He described himself as a minimalist whose chief goal was to make his guests look good

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 1999 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. George W. Bush jokes with CNN’s Larry King after finishing the “Larry King Live” show from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Russell, file)
Damien Dupont, visiting the Free Grace Baptist Church for an in-person service, during a time when there is a ban on gatherings, speaks to a television news crew outside the church on Dec. 13, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack churches continue to defy public health orders with in-person gatherings

Chilliwack RCMP began with awareness campaign but have now recommended charges for gatherings

Damien Dupont, visiting the Free Grace Baptist Church for an in-person service, during a time when there is a ban on gatherings, speaks to a television news crew outside the church on Dec. 13, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Sunset Manor (shown here) in Chilliwack, and Valleyhaven Care Home have both had recent COVID-19 outbreaks, but those have been declared over. (Paul Henderson/ Progress)

Outbreaks over at two Chilliwack long-term care homes

Valleyhaven and Sunset Manor both cleared by Fraser Health after staff test positive

Sunset Manor (shown here) in Chilliwack, and Valleyhaven Care Home have both had recent COVID-19 outbreaks, but those have been declared over. (Paul Henderson/ Progress)
(Left to right) Brandon Kloot, board member with John Kampman, board chair, and Matt Van Muyen, System Principal at Unity Christian School pose with the sold sign on a 8.1 acre property the school has purchased to plan for future growth, November, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Land purchase by Unity Christian will help with future growth

New acquisition ‘promises to be a blessing for the long-term future of our school’ says board chair

(Left to right) Brandon Kloot, board member with John Kampman, board chair, and Matt Van Muyen, System Principal at Unity Christian School pose with the sold sign on a 8.1 acre property the school has purchased to plan for future growth, November, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

New punitive measures for Neufeld over in-camera privacy breach

Chilliwack school trustee to be excluded from future in-camera meetings over breaches

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Superstore locations where employees have tested positive for COVID-19 are listed on the parent company’s website. This week, that list includes Chilliwack (pictured) and Abbotsford. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COVID-19 notices for Abbotsford and Chilliwack Superstore locations

Loblaw stores list employee COVID-19 cases online for public information

Superstore locations where employees have tested positive for COVID-19 are listed on the parent company’s website. This week, that list includes Chilliwack (pictured) and Abbotsford. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)

Chilliwack-Hope community award program faces backlash for honouring Neufeld

MP Mark Strahl says the only criteria for the award was a nomination from the community

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)
VIDEO: Chilliwack mourning loss of two young women in Ballam Road crash

VIDEO: Chilliwack mourning loss of two young women in Ballam Road crash

Family and friends have identified those who have died and one who is clinging to life in hospital

VIDEO: Chilliwack mourning loss of two young women in Ballam Road crash