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RCMP don’t want to see you having your vehicle towed away after an aggressive driving infraction. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack RCMP hand out more than 500 tickets in aggressive driving crackdown

Police say they’ll continue to focus on speeding, aggressive and distracted driving

 

Home sales for November in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board were profitable for sellers because of historically low supply. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Historically low supply leads to higher prices in Chilliwack real estate market

City dwellers want to relocate to the eastern Fraser Valley and are willing to pay a high price

 

The Stuff the Cruiser event normally sees generous people filling an RCMP vehicle with donations to the local food bank, but this year’s event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. (File Photo)

RCMP’s Stuff the Cruiser food bank fundraiser cancelled by COVID-19

The annual event brings in donations of food and cash for the Salvation Army and local food banks

 

A few lines on the turf field at Chilliwack secondary school may seem like nothing huge, but it could make a big difference for the Chilliwack Hawks field lacrosse association. (Facebook photo)

Chilliwack Hawks loving new lines on Chilliwack secondary school turf field

The field lacrosse association has been asking for sport-specific markings, and finally has them

A few lines on the turf field at Chilliwack secondary school may seem like nothing huge, but it could make a big difference for the Chilliwack Hawks field lacrosse association. (Facebook photo)
Construction is expected to start in March of 2021 on 23 new rental homes funded by the provincial government’s Community Housing Fund. (Metro Creative photo)

Province announces rental home project in Chilliwack paid for by Community Housing Fund

Twenty three homes for Indigenous families are planned in partnership with Tzeachten First Nation

Construction is expected to start in March of 2021 on 23 new rental homes funded by the provincial government’s Community Housing Fund. (Metro Creative photo)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl, pictured here in 2017, has harsh words about the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack MP Mark Strahl says Liberal government is leaving millions of Canadians behind

Strahl delivered a blistering critique of the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl, pictured here in 2017, has harsh words about the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement. (Black Press file)
A convoy of seven pickup trucks, six of which were hauling boats, makes its way around the Chilliwack Law Courts on Dec. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

First court date for Fraser River anglers ticketed during demonstration fishery

Convoy of trucks circled the courthouse in downtown Chilliwack Tuesday honking their support

A convoy of seven pickup trucks, six of which were hauling boats, makes its way around the Chilliwack Law Courts on Dec. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
With news that Santa won’t be coming to Cottonwood Centre this year, April Blais wanted to set up a photo op with the jolly old elf in her front yard. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack family blown away by response to Christmas light display

The Blais family has decked out their yard with holiday decor, collecting food bank donations

With news that Santa won’t be coming to Cottonwood Centre this year, April Blais wanted to set up a photo op with the jolly old elf in her front yard. (Submitted photo)
Deirdre Riley and Dawn Everest of Team B.C. sweep in a draw against Team Alberta during the 2019 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships at the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Curling Club and City of Chilliwack forge win-win partnership

A Curling Canada article chronicles how Chilliwack’s multi-use curling facility came to be

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Deirdre Riley and Dawn Everest of Team B.C. sweep in a draw against Team Alberta during the 2019 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships at the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
A new Sardis secondary school logo designed by a former student, Jason Roberts. (Facebook photo)

Chilliwack’s Sardis secondary unveils new logo done in Coast Salish style

The new-look Falcon is meant strengthen connections between Indigenous students and their school

A new Sardis secondary school logo designed by a former student, Jason Roberts. (Facebook photo)
UFV is seeking data from local farmers with the aim to help improve food systems regionally. (File photo)

UFV Food and Agriculture Institute seeking input from Abbotsford, Chilliwack farmers

Data gathered from survey aims to help improve food systems regionally in the Fraser Valley

UFV is seeking data from local farmers with the aim to help improve food systems regionally. (File photo)
Students at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV)

UFV asking students to voluntarily report COVID cases and exposures to the school

With COVID cases rising and Fraser Health struggling to keep up, students are asked to help

Students at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld is taking heat over using a ableist slur to refer to three Black Press employees. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

BC School Trustees Association president keeps heat on Chilliwack Trustee Barry Neufeld

In a news release, Stephanie Higginson called on voters to take careful note of Neufeld’s behaviour

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld is taking heat over using a ableist slur to refer to three Black Press employees. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
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Chilliwack Jets launching spring hockey program

The Jets will offer something similar to what the Chilliwack Chiefs have across town

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Chilliwack Spartans swim against Richmond Rapids foes virtually

If you can’t beat compete face to face, the next best thing in a pandemic is a ‘virtual meet’

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Santa Claus makes his way through the Cottonwood Centre shopping mall during his big arrival in 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Santa’s Cottonwood Centre visits in Chilliwack cancelled by COVID

Provincial health orders mean Santa won’t be able to visit children, even with physical distancing

Santa Claus makes his way through the Cottonwood Centre shopping mall during his big arrival in 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
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Chilliwack Jets send Saskatchewan kid home in trade with Regina

The junior B club is in a holding pattern waiting for games to resume when health restrictions ease

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Meaghan Esmeijer delivers fully packed diaper backs to the maternity floor of Chilliwack General Hospital as part of the Southside Church ‘Love them Both’ program. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Southside Church spreads Christmas cheer with ‘All is Bright’ day

The fifth annual community outreach event happens Nov. 28 with activities throughout Chilliwack

Meaghan Esmeijer delivers fully packed diaper backs to the maternity floor of Chilliwack General Hospital as part of the Southside Church ‘Love them Both’ program. (Submitted photo)
Shane Goodvin had just bought a house with wife Laura Major when he started experiencing severe back pain. That led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and the father of five children is now in rough shape. (Submitted photos)

GoFundMe set up for Chilliwack man fighting pancreatic cancer

Shane Goodvin has five children and a loving wife, and he’s worried about their future

Shane Goodvin had just bought a house with wife Laura Major when he started experiencing severe back pain. That led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and the father of five children is now in rough shape. (Submitted photos)
The seats in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s theatre will be empty for the time being with provincial health orders in effect. (chilliwackculturalcentre.ca)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre shuts doors to observe provincial health orders

While the 2021 schedule is unaffected so far, refunds are being offered for 2020 events

The seats in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s theatre will be empty for the time being with provincial health orders in effect. (chilliwackculturalcentre.ca)