• THE PROVINCIAL BUDGET

    The Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce shares mixed views alongside the BC Chamber and many other Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade across the Province regarding yesterday’s announcement of the Provincial Budget.
     The Vancouver Board of Trade gives the BC Budget a C+ rating based on four criteria; Fiscal Prudence (B+), Cumulative Impact on Business (C-), Transit, Transportation and Infrastructure (B-) and Housing and Affordability (B+)
     BC Chamber sug
  • Sprinkler System Extinguishes Care Facility Fire

    On February 21, 2018 at around 8:30pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported care facility structure fire in the 45000 block of Mcintosh Drive.
    Firefighters responded from Halls 1 and 4, and upon arrival, discovered a stovetop fire in the kitchen of a residential unit. The fire had been completely extinguished by the care facility’sautomatic fire sprinkler system prior to the arrival of fire crews, which significantly limited fire damage to a small area
  • Drugs, Guns & A Closed Crime House

    Chilliwack:  RCMP seized drugs, firearms, and stolen property during the execution of search warrants at a local house.
    The searches stemmed from calls received by police reporting a high volume of foot and vehicle traffic associated to a house in the 9200-block of Broadway Street.  RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) investigators covertly gathered evidence leading to the execution of the warrants.On February 15, 2018 CRU officers supported by the Chilliwack RCMP Prolific Offender Suppres
  • Two Haida men detained for crossing US-Canada border - Chilliwack Progress

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    Two Haida men detained for crossing US-Canada border
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    The All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert is an annual event that many look forward to all year, but for Vince Edenshaw and Greg Frisby, the two Hydaburg players didn't get to see it through — they were detained by the Canada Border ...and more »
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  • Chilliwack Curling Club holding open house - Chilliwack Progress

    Chilliwack Curling Club holding open house
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    If you've ever wanted to try the sport, the club invites you to take the plunge this weekend. Eric Welsh; Feb. 21, 2018 12:00 p.m.; Sports. The Chilliwack Curling Club is holding an open house over two days this weekend, with the slogan 'Throw your ...and more »
  • Opioids, meth, firearms seized at known Chilliwack drug house - Chilliwack Progress

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    Opioids, meth, firearms seized at known Chilliwack drug house
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    As many as five people are facing criminal charges after firearms, opioids and methamphetamine were seized from a known drug house on Broadway Avenue last week. Neighbourhood complaints about the home in the 9200-block of Broadway resulted in the ...and more »
  • Chilliwack-Kent MLA decries 'classic, big tax-and-spend' NDP budget - Agassiz-Harrison Observer

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    Chilliwack-Kent MLA decries 'classic, big tax-and-spend' NDP budget
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    Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness calls the provincial government's budget released on Feb. 20 “a classic, big tax-and-spend NDP budget” that he says benefits from 16 years of BC Liberal fiscal discipline. The budget speech delivered in the ...
    Chilliwack MLA John Martin says NDP budget will hurt business, punish taxpayersBCLocalNewsall 2 news articles &raqu
  • Emergency first responders to hold training exercise at Sardis ... - Chilliwack Progress

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    Chilliwack RCMP alert public the school grounds will be cordoned off in the morning Feb. 24. Paul Henderson; Feb. 21, 2018 6:00 a.m.; Local News · News. In light of the recent horrific school shooting in Florida, Chilliwack residents might be alarmed ...and more »
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  • RCMP And First Responders Are Training This Saturday

    Chilliwack:  RCMP are alerting the public of emergency first responders training taking, place on the morning of February 24, 2018 at Sardis Senior Secondary School in the 45000-block of Stevenson Road.The exercise is being held to provide first responders a venue to practice and refine their team skills in the event of an emergency.
    “The property of Sardis Senior Secondary School will be cordoned off by police for security and safety reasons during the exercise. The City of Chilliwac
  • Countdown starts for Chilliwack's Run For Mom - Chilliwack Progress

    Countdown starts for Chilliwack's Run For Mom
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    Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF) is putting out a call to the Chilliwack Community to dust off the runners and mark their calendars for Saturday, May 12, 2018 for the 20th annual Run for Mom 5k Run/Walk event. This family friendly ...
  • Faith communities' response to homelessness in Chilliwack ... - Chilliwack Progress

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    Faith communities' response to homelessness in Chilliwack ...
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    When it comes to homelessness, some have asked publicly why Chilliwack churches don't do more to help. Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) recently put out a report: 'A snapshot of Chilliwack Faith Communities' Response to the Issue of ...
    Faith communities' response to homelessness in Chilliwack documentedBCLocalNewsall 1 news articles »
  • Faith communities' response to homelessness in Chilliwack documented - Chilliwack Progress

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    Faith communities' response to homelessness in Chilliwack documented
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    When it comes to homelessness, some have asked publicly why Chilliwack churches don't do more to help. Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) recently put out a report: 'A snapshot of Chilliwack Faith Communities' Response to the Issue of ...and more »
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  • Chilly Monday sets new Chilliwack record - Chilliwack Progress

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    Chilly Monday sets new Chilliwack record
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    It should be. Two chilly records were set on Monday, says Roger Pannett, Environment Canada's volunteer weather observer for Chilliwack. Not only did Monday's high of just 0.8 degrees hit a new icy mark, the overall mean temperature of -2.1 C broke a ...and more »
  • Smoking materials blamed for fire at downtown Chilliwack apartment - Chilliwack Progress

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    Smoking materials blamed for fire at downtown Chilliwack apartment
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    A fire Sunday that caused extensive damage to a downtown Chilliwack apartment is being blamed on smoking materials. On Feb. 18 at approximately 10:30 a.m. the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located at 46036 ...and more »
  • Chilliwack youth basketball coach charged with sexual interference - CTV News

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    Chilliwack youth basketball coach charged with sexual interference
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    Police are asking parents to speak to their children following the arrest of a man who has been involved in youth sports in Chilliwack, B.C. for more than a decade. Richard Codie Hindle, who also goes by Codie Anderson, appeared in court Wednesday on ...
    Alleged victim of sexual interference by Chilliwack youth coach speaks outColumbia Valley Pioneerall 3 news articles »
  • Chilliwack youth get new drop-in centre downtown - Chilliwack Progress

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    Chilliwack youth get new drop-in centre downtown
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    Three Chilliwack organizations have banded together to create a hub for local youth to hang out. A new Youth Drop-In Centre is operating at Main Street Church, with the help of Chilliwack Community Services and Cyrus Centre. It's open on Thursday ...
  • Mini Med School is back in Chilliwack starting in March - Chilliwack ... - Chilliwack Progress

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    Mini Med School is back in Chilliwack starting in March - Chilliwack ...
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    Here come the free medical info sessions in Chilliwack set to run on consecutive Tuesday nights in March. Some big changes are in store this time for the 10th Annual Mini Med School, kicking off March 6 in the NLC Alumni Hall. Organizers say there will ...and more »
  • Empty bottles filled with love for Kaiden - Chilliwack Progress

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    Empty bottles filled with love for Kaiden
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    Kaiden is only four years old, and a few weeks ago he and his family learned he has developed cancer in his throat. The kind of cancer he has, rhabdomyosarcoma, is progressive and quick. It has had him already in surgery, going into hospital for scans ...and more »
  • UPDATE: Former Chilliwack sports coach charged with sexually assaulting youth - Abbotsford News

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    UPDATE: Former Chilliwack sports coach charged with sexually assaulting youth
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    RCMP say there may have been other underage victims and are looking for the public's help. Paul Henderson; Feb. 14, 2018 4:25 p.m.; Local News · News. A 35-year-old Chilliwack man involved in local youth sports dating back to 2005 has been charged with ...
  • 5 to start your day - Chilliwack Progress - Chilliwack Progress

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    5 to start your day - Chilliwack Progress
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    The Surrey RCMP says its “Shattering the Image” program is tailor-made for the city and, as the name suggests, shatters the “glamourized image” of gangs. See more >. 2. Veteran Olympic camera operator: been there, done that, and loving every minute ...and more »
  • Police Seeking Info On Sexual Predator

    Chilliwack: On February 14, 2018, a Chilliwack man involved with youth sports appeared in court to answer to sexual assault charges.
    Richard Codie Hindle (also known as Codie Anderson) 35, of Chilliwack, was arrested without incident, for offences dating back to 2011.The Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment (UFVRD) General Investigations Unit entered into an investigation after allegations of sexual assault were reported to police in early 2016.
    “We are mindful that there may be other v
  • Chilliwack basketball coach charged with child sex offence - CBC.ca

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    Chilliwack basketball coach charged with child sex offence
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    A youth basketball coach from Chilliwack has been charged with sexual interference involving a minor. Thirty-five-year-old Richard Codie Hindle, who is also known as Codie Anderson, appeared in provincial court Wednesday to face the single charge ...
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  • UPDATE: Alleyway homeless camp to be cleared Wednesday ... - Chilliwack Progress

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    UPDATE: Alleyway homeless camp to be cleared Wednesday ...
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    A makeshift homeless camp went up over the weekend behind Ruth and Naomi's Mission in Chilliwack. There were more than 25 people huddling to keep warm in the alley off Fletcher Street. Error loading player: No playable sources found. “We want an in-the ...and more »
  • Yet another random shooting in the Chilliwack River Valley - Agassiz-Harrison Observer

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    Yet another random shooting in the Chilliwack River Valley
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    Yet another dangerous if seemingly random shooting in the Chilliwack River Valley has Mounties looking for tips. An RCMP investigation follows a call to police on the night of Feb. 6 by an individual camping on Chilliwack Lake Road near the Fish ...and more »
  • Have You Seen Carlton?

    Chilliwack:  The RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Carlton Ronald Leith, 42, of Chilliwack.  Carlton was last seen on February 4, 2018 by caregivers in the 45000-block of Menholm Road.Carlton is described as:Caucasian male
    Height: 175 cm (5’9”)
    Weight: 77 kgs (170 lbs)
    Hair: Brown
    Eyes: BlueAs RCMP investigators continue to search for Carlton they are asking the public remain watchful for him.
    “Police and caregivers are concerned for Carlton
  • Missing Man Located

    Missing Man LocatedChilliwack:  The RCMP is pleased to confirm the 42 year old man reported missing has been located and he is safe and sound.  Thanks to the media and public for your assistance.
     
    Chilliwack:  The RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Carlton Ronald Leith, 42, of Chilliwack.  Carlton was last seen on February 4, 2018 by caregivers in the 45000-block of Menholm Road.Carlton is described as:Caucasian male
    Height: 175 cm (5’9&r
  • Back Country Shooting Witnesses Wanted

    Chilliwack:  RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance as they investigate a back country shooting incident.
    The investigation follows a call made to the RCMP on the night of February 6, 2018 by an individual camping on Chilliwack Lake Road near the Fish Hatchery to report a shot fired at his trailer.General Duty officers supported by the Lower Mainland District Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS) and the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS) attend
  • Targeted stabbing at notorious Chilliwack apartment complex ... - Chilliwack Progress

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    Targeted stabbing at notorious Chilliwack apartment complex ...
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    Another violent incident has taken place at what is becoming a notorious Chilliwack apartment complex. A stabbing Friday afternoon at McIntosh Manor near A.D. Rundle school drew a police presence of more than a dozen cruisers and unmarked vehicles.
    Chilliwack RCMP seek public help to find missing manBCLocalNewsall 2 news articles »
  • CSCL Scores Nonprofit Employer Award

    Jan 30, 2018 Toronto, Ontario – Hilborn:ECS together with partners CCEOC Inc. and The Goldie Company congratulate the recipients of the third annual Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice (NEOC) Award. This year, 13 organizations from across Canada fulfilled program requirements to be named a Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice. The 2017 award recipients are:
    Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association (AB)Brantwood Community Services (ON)Centre 454 (ON)Chilliwack Society for Community Li
  • Olympics junkies in Canada keeping odd hours to catch live events - Chilliwack Progress

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    Olympics junkies in Canada keeping odd hours to catch live events
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    Becky Marsh figures she's slept an average of two hours a night since the Pyeongchang Olympics started. The diehard Olympics enthusiast from Spruce Grove, Alta., watches the Games daily from the time they start airing live in late afternoon until the ...and more »
  • RCMP track break and enter suspect across Lower Mainland - Chilliwack Progress

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    RCMP track break and enter suspect across Lower Mainland
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    An investigation into a Fleetwood break and enter has led to an arrest in Abbotsford. On Jan. 6, Surrey RCMP responded to an alleged break and enter in the 11200 block of 163rd Street in Fleetwood. The homeowners reported that nearly $15,000 in ...and more »
  • Snowmobiler dead after cornice collapses in Whistler - Chilliwack Progress

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    Snowmobiler dead after cornice collapses in Whistler
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    A 52-year-old Nanaimo man has died after a cornice collapsed beneath his snowmobile in Whistler. In a Monday news release, RCMP said that Whistler Search and Rescue were sent to Mt. Callaghan shortly after 3:15 p.m. Saturday following reports of a ...and more »
  • BC has 'days' to figure out pipeline dispute: Notley - Chilliwack Progress

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    BC has 'days' to figure out pipeline dispute: Notley
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    Alberta is looking at all strategies in the province's fight with B.C. over the Kinder Morgan pipeline. “There are no options that we're ruling out,” Premier Rachel Notley told reporters Monday. "We don't want a trade war," says @RachelNotley on the ...and more »
  • Teens rescued after spending frozen night on Alouette Mountain - Chilliwack Progress

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    Teens rescued after spending frozen night on Alouette Mountain
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    Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue members were paged at around 7:40 p.m. after the teens sent out a distress call on their emergency satellite beacon that was relayed to Ridge Meadows RCMP. When cellphone contact was made, search team members learned ...and more »
  • UPDATE: One killed in Hwy. 5 crash on Family Day weekend - Chilliwack Progress

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    UPDATE: One killed in Hwy. 5 crash on Family Day weekend
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    One person is dead after a multi-vehicle collision south of Merritt on Hwy. 5 Sunday afternoon. Cst. Mike Halskov said that investigators had not yet determined the cause of the crash but a driver in the area told Black Press Media that a semi-truck ...and more »
  • Emergency teams search for victims of fatal Russian plane crash - Chilliwack Progress

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    Emergency teams search for victims of fatal Russian plane crash
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    Emergency teams combed the snowy fields outside Moscow on Monday, searching for debris from a crashed Russian airliner and the remains of the 71 people aboard it who died. The An-148 twin-engine regional jet bound for Orsk in the southern Urals went ...and more »
  • Mark your calendars! The ultimate girls' day out returns - Chilliwack Progress

    Mark your calendars! The ultimate girls' day out returns
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    Gather your mom, daughter and girlfriends! The ultimate girls' day out returns to Chilliwack March 2 to 4. The Fraser Valley Women's Expo offers a fantastic day out with girlfriends, the opportunity to be pampered, do a little shopping and have fun ...
  • Captain carries Chiefs to 7-4 win over West Kelowna Warriors - Chilliwack Progress

    Captain carries Chiefs to 7-4 win over West Kelowna Warriors
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    A fired up Captain Calverley led the Chilliwack Chiefs to a huge home-ice victory Sunday night at Prospera Centre. Will Calverley's three goals made the difference in a 7-4 win over the West Kelowna Warriors. The W and the two points that come with it ...and more »
  • REPLAY: B.C. this week in video - Chilliwack Progress - Chilliwack Progress

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    REPLAY: B.C. this week in video - Chilliwack Progress
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    Yes, you're looking at a dog pushing a snowblower. Salmon Arm Morgan – a purebred Newfoundland – can help with chores and fetch beer. Watch more >. Kitimat: Parking lot transforms into ski slope for annual tradition. Once a year, snowboarders and ...and more »
  • Spruce Kings shut out Chilliwack Chiefs - Prince George Citizen

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    Spruce Kings shut out Chilliwack Chiefs
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    Spruce King player Sam Anzai fights for puck against Coquitlam player Doug Scott during a game at Rolling Mix Concrete Arena on Friday. - Citizen photo by Vicki Brown. The Prince George Spruce Kings moved one step closer to their first-ever B.C. Hockey ...and more »
  • Young men shoot viral video playing hockey on Chilliwack River ... - Chilliwack Progress

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    Young men shoot viral video playing hockey on Chilliwack River ...
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    It doesn't get more Canadian than that. Five young men decided to put their love of hiking together with all those good things and make a little video of them hiking up to Lindeman Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley to skate around just after New Year ...and more »
  • Young men shoot viral video playing hockey on Chilliwack River Valley lake - Chilliwack Progress

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    Young men shoot viral video playing hockey on Chilliwack River Valley lake
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    It doesn't get more Canadian than that. Five young men decided to put their love of hiking together with all those good things and make a little video of them hiking up to Lindeman Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley to skate around just after New Year ...and more »
  • New Youth Drop-In Centre

    February 8, 2018  – Chilliwack Community Services, Cyrus Centre and Main Street Church Opening New Youth Drop-In Centre
    Chilliwack Community Services, Cyrus Centre and Main Street Church are pleased to announce the opening of a Youth Drop-in Centre, dedicated to providing social and recreational opportunities for youth in Chilliwack, particularly the downtown. The Centre will be located at the Main Street Church in downtown Chilliwack.
    The Centre will fill a gap in Chilliwack for youn
  • UPDATE: Hundreds of syringes, smashed sharps container found under Chilliwack bridge - Chilliwack Progress

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    UPDATE: Hundreds of syringes, smashed sharps container found under Chilliwack bridge
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    Another load of trash by a waterway is nothing shocking for those committed to keeping Chilliwack clean, but the scene Tuesday under a bridge at Eagle Landing was something else. On a visit to the Parr Road Green Depot on Tuesday, Chris Gadsden – who ...and more »
  • GoFundMe set up for family of Chilliwack girl lost to depression ... - Chilliwack Progress

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    GoFundMe set up for family of Chilliwack girl lost to depression ...
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    A young Chilliwack woman lost her life this month after struggling with depression, and a GoFundMe account has been set up to help her family deal with the unexpected costs. Tianna Thiessen passed away on Feb. 1. “She fought long and hard to stay on ...and more »
  • Nine skaters compete in Chilliwack - Coast Reporter

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    Nine skaters compete in Chilliwack
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    From left: John Mailey, Kate Tierney, Alice Clements, Megan Bloemhard, Isabella Jones, Teigan Turner, Halle McHeffey, Lucy Watson, Cooper Jones. The Sunshine Coast Skating Club had nine STAR skaters attend BC Coast Regional Championships/WinterSkate ...
  • Husker Recruits

    2018 Early Recruits
    The excitement continues as Spring recruiting attracts more very talented young men.  “We are very excited to announce the early commitment of these athletes. Each of them brings valuable skills to the program and we are eager to see them on the field,” commented Coach Reist.
    Jesse Clifford 6’3 260 OL.  Jesse was an outstanding offensive lineman that came out of the Abbotsford Panthers program. With a high ceiling this very athletic big man promise
  • Police Seek Witnesses to Accident

    Chilliwack:  RCMP are seeking witnesses to further their investigation into a collision between a motor vehicle and pedestrian in Sardis.On January 26, 2018 at approximately 6 pm police received a report that a pedestrian walking across Vedder Road near Lark Road was struck by a black SUV.  Officers arrived at the scene where they located a 56-year- old man with life threatening injuries.  The pedestrian was taken to hospital by BC Ambulance.
    “As police continue our investig
  • Barking Dog Alerts Owners To Intruder

    Agassiz:  RCMP are encouraging residents to ensure household doors and windows are secure before retiring for the night.
    The reminder comes after a call was made to police on January 26, 2018 at approximately 2:45 am from a resident in the 2000-block of Aberdeen Drive to report a break and enter. Officers were told that a resident had startled an intruder inside of their home.  The suspect ran away once he was discovered.“A barking pet woke the family. A wallet and key fob were s
  • Caught in the Act

    February 2, 2018 Hope, BC:  A local man was arrested after allegedly being caught in the act by an RCMP officer.
    The arrest stemmed from a call received by the Hope RCMP on January 25th around 6:15 am to report suspicious behaviour of a man outside of a business in the 65000-block of Kawkawa Lake Road.  An individual located inside of the business by the RCMP was taken into custody. Evidence linking the person to theft was seized by police during the arrest.
    Kevin Larry Pete, 30, of Ho

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