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Boston Tuninga, with the Chilliwack Park Society, scrapes away debris down to the soil at a new trail at the Chilliwack Community Forest on Aug. 12, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Trailbuilding together at Chilliwack Community Forest

Groups come together to create a new mountain biking space at popular trail system

Boston Tuninga, with the Chilliwack Park Society, scrapes away debris down to the soil at a new trail at the Chilliwack Community Forest on Aug. 12, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
The Vedder Rotary Trail was one location of a reported armed robbery on Aug. 20, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Two Chilliwack armed robberies likely connected, say RCMP

Two separate robberies involved man allegedly brandishing a gun

The Vedder Rotary Trail was one location of a reported armed robbery on Aug. 20, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cultus Lake Golf Club teamed up with Windward Lavender to raise money for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation throughout the summer of 2020. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)

Lavender hand sanitizer sale raises cash for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Golf course and lavender farm partner up to support health care in the Fraser Valley

Cultus Lake Golf Club teamed up with Windward Lavender to raise money for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation throughout the summer of 2020. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)
BC Liberal party members in an undated photo from Facebook, including newly resigned Chilliwack-Kent Liberal Party riding association president Susan Mathies, former BC Liberal cabinet member John Les, Langley-East MLA Rich Coleman, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness and BC Liberal Regional Organizer Bruce Burley. (Facebook)

Chilliwack-Kent Liberal riding association president resigns

Susan Mathies resignation follows MLA Laurie Throness LGBTQ controversies

BC Liberal party members in an undated photo from Facebook, including newly resigned Chilliwack-Kent Liberal Party riding association president Susan Mathies, former BC Liberal cabinet member John Les, Langley-East MLA Rich Coleman, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness and BC Liberal Regional Organizer Bruce Burley. (Facebook)
Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz as the band made sure the crowd was entertained, at a concert in Vernon in 2018. (Tobias Frederiksen/Vernon Morning Star file)

Chilliwack Fair kicks off tonight with local talent

Todd Richard and Appaloosa to hit the stage for drive-in concert at fairgrounds

Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz as the band made sure the crowd was entertained, at a concert in Vernon in 2018. (Tobias Frederiksen/Vernon Morning Star file)
A barn on Castleman Road in Chilliwack was destroyed by fire on Aug. 7, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack chicken barn destroyed by fire

Chickens saved from blaze as firefighters work to control large fire

A barn on Castleman Road in Chilliwack was destroyed by fire on Aug. 7, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A man being transferred from the Medevac helicopter to Royal Columbian Hospital after being airlifted from Harrison Hot Springs on August 5, 2020. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Three men face attempted murder charges after Harrison Hot Springs stabbing

Man, 24, sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries following attack Wednesday

A man being transferred from the Medevac helicopter to Royal Columbian Hospital after being airlifted from Harrison Hot Springs on August 5, 2020. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Traverse, a new and unique substance abuse treatment residence for youth, is just about ready to open. It was first announced in 2018, and will be the first of its kind in the Fraser Health region. It has 20 beds, recreational areas and a team of health professionals. Aug. 6, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

New treatment centre for addicted youth opening in Chilliwack

Facility ready to support up to 20 youth with substance-use challenges

Traverse, a new and unique substance abuse treatment residence for youth, is just about ready to open. It was first announced in 2018, and will be the first of its kind in the Fraser Health region. It has 20 beds, recreational areas and a team of health professionals. Aug. 6, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Crossing Park and the designated area where alcohol consumption will be allowed started August 18, 2020 as part of a pilot project. (City of Chilliwack)

Drinking in two city parks to be allowed by Chilliwack council

Crossing and Vedder Park both designated for pilot project that encourages responsible drinking

Crossing Park and the designated area where alcohol consumption will be allowed started August 18, 2020 as part of a pilot project. (City of Chilliwack)
A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Chilliwack children can get tested locally, Fraser Health confirms

Erroneous information online and via 811 has many families driving to Abbotsford for testing

A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Emil Anderson Maintenance helped with a temporary solution to the illegal parking on Columbia Valley Road for the B.C. Day long weekend, erecting traffic cones along the no-parking zones to deter traffic. There will also be extra RCMP officers and towing for those who ignore the rules. (Kayli Sartori/ Facebook)

Temporary solution found for illegal parking at Cultus Lake

Traffic cones, tow truck and extra RCMP on hand to handle parking situation for B.C Day long weekend

Emil Anderson Maintenance helped with a temporary solution to the illegal parking on Columbia Valley Road for the B.C. Day long weekend, erecting traffic cones along the no-parking zones to deter traffic. There will also be extra RCMP officers and towing for those who ignore the rules. (Kayli Sartori/ Facebook)
Stephen Jagger, co-founder of the real estate startup addy, stands outside the Starbucks at Yale and Airport in Chilliwack in July. The company is bringing the building online as an investment option for small investors in August, 2020, (Submitted photo)

Real estate startup opens market to small investors in Chilliwack

New company uses crowdfunding to make real estate investing more accessible to all

Stephen Jagger, co-founder of the real estate startup addy, stands outside the Starbucks at Yale and Airport in Chilliwack in July. The company is bringing the building online as an investment option for small investors in August, 2020, (Submitted photo)
Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)

COLUMN: Catching CERB fraud in the act a lesson in staying secure

With new scams and internet fraud constantly a threat, it’s important to stay on top of accounts

Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)
Dr. Iris Lesser has been involved in several studies looking at the correlation between exercise and the mental wellbeing of cancer survivors, including one called Take A Hike, which was led by a UFV student in the fall of 2019. (UFV photo)

Cancer survivor study looking at connection to outdoor exercise needs more participants

Online study researching ways to provide better physical activity programs for cancer survivors

Dr. Iris Lesser has been involved in several studies looking at the correlation between exercise and the mental wellbeing of cancer survivors, including one called Take A Hike, which was led by a UFV student in the fall of 2019. (UFV photo)
Two of the wider “fingers” of the dock structure at Main Beach were closed by the Cultus Lake Parks Board on July 23, 2020, likely for the duration of the summer. The rest of the dock space is open for use. (Cultus Lake Community Association photo)

Parks board closes ‘trouble spots’ at Cultus Lake amid concerns of COVID-19 spread

Parks board erects barrier fencing at popular gathering spots, ready to issue to $200 fines

Two of the wider “fingers” of the dock structure at Main Beach were closed by the Cultus Lake Parks Board on July 23, 2020, likely for the duration of the summer. The rest of the dock space is open for use. (Cultus Lake Community Association photo)
Eleven firearms, cocaine and cash was all a part of a seizure on Coote Street in Chilliwack on July 17, 2020. (RCMP photo)

Gun, drugs and vehicles seized from alleged Chilliwack ‘dial-a-dope’ operation

Police report seizing 11 firearms from home on Coote Street, arrest and release two people

Eleven firearms, cocaine and cash was all a part of a seizure on Coote Street in Chilliwack on July 17, 2020. (RCMP photo)
Emergency crews on scene eastbound on Highway 1 near Prest Road where a pedestrian was hit and killed on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The man had been at a police detachment earlier in the day and left an interview into serious alleged offences. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

Police watchdog clears Chilliwack RCMP after man dies on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

Independent Investigations Office says man was not being detained during investigative interview

Emergency crews on scene eastbound on Highway 1 near Prest Road where a pedestrian was hit and killed on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The man had been at a police detachment earlier in the day and left an interview into serious alleged offences. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
A logjam is at the end of Lickman Road on the Vedder River, photographed in the summer of 2019, illustrates how dangerous the river can be. (Chilliwack Search and Rescue file photo)

Rescue on the river prompts warning from Chilliwack RCMP

‘Preparation, common sense, and staying within limits are recommended,’ warn police

A logjam is at the end of Lickman Road on the Vedder River, photographed in the summer of 2019, illustrates how dangerous the river can be. (Chilliwack Search and Rescue file photo)
There is a new phone scam telling people they have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. The caller asks for a home address, and credit card information for a $50 testing kit to be shipped out. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Phone call scammers now preying on COVID-19 fears

Fake contact tracers asking for credit card information for $50 testing kit to be mailed out

There is a new phone scam telling people they have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. The caller asks for a home address, and credit card information for a $50 testing kit to be shipped out. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Public will get chance to walk among the sunflowers in Chilliwack

Popular flower festival moving ahead with opening plans, and reduced capacity due to COVID-19

A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)