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An SUV is seen in the centre of Highway 1 westbound near the Vedder Road on-ramp on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Pickup going wrong way on Highway 1 in Chilliwack Friday morning

Incident captured on security camera was the likely cause of two vehicles in the ditch

An SUV is seen in the centre of Highway 1 westbound near the Vedder Road on-ramp on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer was convicted of two counts each of accessing and possessing child pornography on April 30, 2021. (File)

Chilliwack church pastor sentenced to 14 months jail in child porn case

‘Mr. Vermeer possessed some of the most offensive, harmful and depraved forms of abuse on children’: judge

Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer was convicted of two counts each of accessing and possessing child pornography on April 30, 2021. (File)
Ten years ago, on Sept. 28, 2011 Maple Batalia, was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in Surrey. She was just 19 years of age and her story is a startling example of how domestic violence can affect youth. (Submitted)

Chilliwack RCMP take domestic violence awareness message to youth

60% of domestic violence victims are between the ages of 11 and 24

Ten years ago, on Sept. 28, 2011 Maple Batalia, was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in Surrey. She was just 19 years of age and her story is a startling example of how domestic violence can affect youth. (Submitted)
The new Abbotsford Law Courts. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News file)

Drugs, guns found after driver makes legal U-turn in Chilliwack not admissable, judge rules

Officer who thought all U-turns are illegal pursued driver leading to several charter breaches

The new Abbotsford Law Courts. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News file)
Teresa Hedekar by the front door of her Chilliwack home on Oct. 4, 2021, a door that was busted down by RCMP Emergency Response Team officers on April 13, 2021 looking for a suspect hiding in her basement suite. Hedekar is out hundreds of dollars because the RCMP refuse to pay for the damage. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

When the B.C. RCMP bust down your door, who pays for it?

A Chilliwack woman learned the hard way that even as an innocent homeowner she’s on the hook

Teresa Hedekar by the front door of her Chilliwack home on Oct. 4, 2021, a door that was busted down by RCMP Emergency Response Team officers on April 13, 2021 looking for a suspect hiding in her basement suite. Hedekar is out hundreds of dollars because the RCMP refuse to pay for the damage. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Screenshot of Pastor James Butler giving a sermon at Free Grace Baptist Church in Chilliwack on Nov. 22, 2020. Butler is one of three Chilliwack pastors facing violation tickets between them for holding services in violation of public health orders, tickets they are fighting in court. (YouTube)

Trial dates set for 3 Chilliwack pastors accused of violating public health orders

Fines of $2,300 each were issued for holding church services in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions

Screenshot of Pastor James Butler giving a sermon at Free Grace Baptist Church in Chilliwack on Nov. 22, 2020. Butler is one of three Chilliwack pastors facing violation tickets between them for holding services in violation of public health orders, tickets they are fighting in court. (YouTube)
Still from a video of workers loading birds into crates at an Abbotsford egg farm on July 15, 2020, according to Janice Soranno who provided the video to the media. (Vimeo)

Chilliwack chicken-catching company pleads guilty to animal abuse

Whether charges will be dropped against Ontario-based Sofina still uncertain

Still from a video of workers loading birds into crates at an Abbotsford egg farm on July 15, 2020, according to Janice Soranno who provided the video to the media. (Vimeo)
Anti-vaxxer protesters harassing visitors to a Chilliwack brewery on Sept. 23, 2021 where the NDP government caucus had a meeting. (Submitted)

Anti-vaccine protesters harass visitors outside Chilliwack brewery hosting NDP event

Location targeted as the location of a provincial NDP caucus event, innocent customers mocked

Anti-vaxxer protesters harassing visitors to a Chilliwack brewery on Sept. 23, 2021 where the NDP government caucus had a meeting. (Submitted)
Chilliwack RCMP officers at the scene of a report of shots fired at Wellington Avenue and Main Street shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: RCMP Emergency Response Team respond to shots fired in downtown Chilliwack

One man in custody after ERT officers broke in to the room where a suspect was hiding

Chilliwack RCMP officers at the scene of a report of shots fired at Wellington Avenue and Main Street shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Allison, Tyler and six-year-old Samantha Donovan at Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver in 2016. (Submitted)

How Cops for Cancer helped one B.C. family’s childhood cancer journey

Samantha Donovan’s family was able to stay together during her treatment thanks to the charity

Allison, Tyler and six-year-old Samantha Donovan at Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver in 2016. (Submitted)
Grade 7 Chilliwack middle school student Cassidy Haglund voting in the 2017 Student Vote program paralleling the provincial election. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

NDP wins federal election in Chilliwack-Hope, according to students

Student Vote Canada results chose NDP candidate DJ Pohl with Conservative Mark Strahl in second

Grade 7 Chilliwack middle school student Cassidy Haglund voting in the 2017 Student Vote program paralleling the provincial election. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Chilliwack Search and Rescue boats arrive on the scene where a body was reported found on the Fraser River off Old Orchard Road in Chilliwack at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Body of missing 22-year-old angler found Wednesday in the Fraser River

Jess Austin Nadin went fishing and was reported missing at 11:30 a.m on Sept. 13

Chilliwack Search and Rescue boats arrive on the scene where a body was reported found on the Fraser River off Old Orchard Road in Chilliwack at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus (left) with a sign that says “We Need Nurses” on the front and “STAT” on the back, at a rally to support nurses in front of Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter’s constituency office on Sept. 17, 2021. (Margaret Reid photo)

Chilliwack ER doctor says hospitals face a staffing crisis in nursing

‘A nurse showing up to work today is often expected to do the work of 2 people’

Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus (left) with a sign that says “We Need Nurses” on the front and “STAT” on the back, at a rally to support nurses in front of Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter’s constituency office on Sept. 17, 2021. (Margaret Reid photo)
(Black Press file)

Voter turnout in Chilliwack-Hope lowest since 2011

4,000-plus mail-in ballots to be counted will not change result

(Black Press file)
Mark Strahl doorknocking in Chilliwack during the 2021 federal election campaign. (Submitted)

ELECTION UPDATE: Strahl re-elected in Chilliwack-Hope with fourth straight election win

NDP’s DJ Pohl finished second with Liberal Kelly Velonis in third

Mark Strahl doorknocking in Chilliwack during the 2021 federal election campaign. (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

ELECTION 2021: Chilliwack-Hope candidates answer two Progress questions

What are the most important issues locally? Why are you best for the job?

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
A voter casts their ballot in the advance polls, Friday, September 10, 2021 in Chambly, Que. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th. The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz
A voter casts their ballot in the advance polls, Friday, September 10, 2021 in Chambly, Que. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th. The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz
There are reports this young man went missing along the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack while fishing on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Facebook Karen Norvell)

UPDATE: Still searching for 22-year-old missing near the Fraser River in Chilliwack Monday

Jess Austin Nadin went fishing and was reported missing at 11:30 a.m on Sept. 13

There are reports this young man went missing along the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack while fishing on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Facebook Karen Norvell)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Arthur Green (Green Party), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

ELECTION 2021: Chilliwack-Hope candidates clash in virtual meeting Monday

One of the only chances voters will get to see them in action after Tuesday’s event cancelled

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Arthur Green (Green Party), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
File photo of Chilliwack’s mayoral candidates participating in an all-candidates meeting at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in the 2018 municipal election. The 2021 federal election all-candidates meeting scheduled for the same location was cancelled after some vaccination requirement confusion. (Darren McDonald photo)

OPINION: Here’s what killed the only in-person election candidates meeting in Chilliwack-Hope

Fraser Health said the unvaccinated PPC candidate was exempt from vaccine passport but not attendees

File photo of Chilliwack’s mayoral candidates participating in an all-candidates meeting at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in the 2018 municipal election. The 2021 federal election all-candidates meeting scheduled for the same location was cancelled after some vaccination requirement confusion. (Darren McDonald photo)