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Bonnie Ball of Chilliwack, pictured her with her dog Trudy on July 26, 2021, was the victim of a telephone fraud costing her $44,000. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Telephone fraudster tricks Fraser Valley senior out of $44,000

Convinced by scammer her grandson was arrested and needed bail money

Bonnie Ball of Chilliwack, pictured her with her dog Trudy on July 26, 2021, was the victim of a telephone fraud costing her $44,000. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
This chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack burned to the ground in under an hour on July 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Chickens killed in fire that destroyed Chilliwack barn Tuesday

Poultry barns on same property burned to the ground in August 2020

This chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack burned to the ground in under an hour on July 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Lytton fire evacuees prepare to board buses at Chilliwack secondary school on July 9, 2021. The residents were heading to Lytton to view what is left of the community after the devastation from the fire that tore through the town on June 30. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Lytton fire evacuees leave Chilliwack Friday for bus tour of devastation

Residents return to scene of wildfire that destroyed 90% of community for the first time

Lytton fire evacuees prepare to board buses at Chilliwack secondary school on July 9, 2021. The residents were heading to Lytton to view what is left of the community after the devastation from the fire that tore through the town on June 30. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Cultus Lake Park Board is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest of whoever was responsible for graffiti vandalism at Main Beach between July 5 and 7, 2021. (Submitted)

Cultus Lake offering $2,500 reward to track down graffiti vandals

Incidents defacing trees and public washroom happened between Monday and Wednesday

The Cultus Lake Park Board is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest of whoever was responsible for graffiti vandalism at Main Beach between July 5 and 7, 2021. (Submitted)
A Chilliwack man has filed a lawsuit against Archbishop J. Michael Miller and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver for sexual abuse and assault he alleges he suffered at a Bible camp on Gambier Island in the 1970s. (Archbishop J. Michael Miller/Facebook)

B.C. man sues Vancouver Catholicarchbishop for alleged sexual abuse in 1970s

Sexual abuse alleged to have occurred at Bible camp on Gambier Island

A Chilliwack man has filed a lawsuit against Archbishop J. Michael Miller and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver for sexual abuse and assault he alleges he suffered at a Bible camp on Gambier Island in the 1970s. (Archbishop J. Michael Miller/Facebook)
Kasey Johnny, pictured here in Boothroyd on July 1, 2021, has many friends and family in Lytton she said she hadn’t heard from after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the town on June 30, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fleeing flames in Lytton while desperately trying to connect with loved ones

Fraser Canyon residents share stories of scrambling to get away with no word on family and friends

Kasey Johnny, pictured here in Boothroyd on July 1, 2021, has many friends and family in Lytton she said she hadn’t heard from after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the town on June 30, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack centre for evacuees from large Lytton wildfire on July 1, 2021. (Jessica Peters/The Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Chilliwack opens evacuation centre amid Lytton wildfire, community members offer help

Donations being accepted Thursday at 2. p.m. at Cottonwood Mall, others offering accommodation

Chilliwack centre for evacuees from large Lytton wildfire on July 1, 2021. (Jessica Peters/The Chilliwack Progress)
Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. He was sentenced to four years in prison on June 25, 2021. (Facebook)

4-year sentence for Chilliwack man who failed to disclose HIV status to sexual partner

Steven Gauthier convicted of aggravated sexual assault in BC Supreme Court

Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. He was sentenced to four years in prison on June 25, 2021. (Facebook)
RCMP Integrated Homicide Investigation Team officers on the Soowahlie reserve near Cultus Lake on Nov. 1, 2019 where the body of 26-year-old Jordan Christopher Smyth was found. As of this week, charged with one count each of murder is David Allen Geoghegan and Darius Calvin Ray Commodore. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

UPDATE: First-degree murder charges laid in connection with Halloween homicide near Cultus Lake

IHIT confirms Darius Commodore and David Geoghegan charged with killing Jordan Smyth in 2019

RCMP Integrated Homicide Investigation Team officers on the Soowahlie reserve near Cultus Lake on Nov. 1, 2019 where the body of 26-year-old Jordan Christopher Smyth was found. As of this week, charged with one count each of murder is David Allen Geoghegan and Darius Calvin Ray Commodore. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
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Sightseeing gondola vs. ski resort: Chilliwack’s competing mountain proposals

Ski resort proponents push 2030 Olympics – Gondola backers aim to preserve traditional Indigenous area

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The merganser sculpture with head missing at the entrance of Cultus Lake Provincial Park on June 23, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Solving the mystery of the headless Cultus Lake Provincial Park duck statue

No it’s not a loon, and no it wasn’t stolen

The merganser sculpture with head missing at the entrance of Cultus Lake Provincial Park on June 23, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack secondary school’s principal is apologizing after a quote equating graduation with the end of slavery in the U.S. was included in the 2020-2021 yearbook. (Screenshot from submitted SnapChat)

B.C. student’s yearbook quote equates grad to end of slavery; principal cites editing error

Black former student ‘disgusted’ as CSS principal apologizes for what is called an editing error

Chilliwack secondary school’s principal is apologizing after a quote equating graduation with the end of slavery in the U.S. was included in the 2020-2021 yearbook. (Screenshot from submitted SnapChat)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Missing 20-year-old woman found, says Chilliwack RCMP

‘Female reported missing has been located and she is safe and sound,’ says Chilliwack RCMP

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(Maps.Chilliwack.com)

RCMP seek dash-cam footage after Chilliwack road rage incident

Male driving a black pickup stopped and allegedly threatened to punch another driver

(Maps.Chilliwack.com)
A CH-149 Cormorant from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron out of CFB Comox on a training exercise in Chilliwack on June 16, 2021. (William Snow photo)

VIDEO: Military search and rescue training in Chilliwack Wednesday

CH-149 Cormorant and CC-115 Buffalo from CFB Comox participated in downed aircraft rescue simulation

A CH-149 Cormorant from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron out of CFB Comox on a training exercise in Chilliwack on June 16, 2021. (William Snow photo)
Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021 on day 16 of her trial in BC Supreme Court. Labbee was convicted April 12 for the fatal hit-and-run of 78-year-old Fourghozaman Firoozian on Dec. 1, 2016. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sentencing hearing scheduled for 72-year-old Chilliwack woman found guilty in fatal hit-and-run

Crown will seek jail time for Linnea Labbee who struck and killed 78-year-old woman in 2016

Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021 on day 16 of her trial in BC Supreme Court. Labbee was convicted April 12 for the fatal hit-and-run of 78-year-old Fourghozaman Firoozian on Dec. 1, 2016. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack cocaine trafficker Clayton Eheler seen with a tiger somewhere in Asia in 2014. Eheler was sentenced to nine years jail in 2018, but was released on bail in October 2020 pending his appeal of conviction.(Facebook)

Director of civil forfeiture seeks $140,000 from Fraser Valley drug dealer’s father-in-law

Clayton Eheler’s father-in-law Ray Morrissey caught with money in Fort St. John by B.C.’s gang unit

Chilliwack cocaine trafficker Clayton Eheler seen with a tiger somewhere in Asia in 2014. Eheler was sentenced to nine years jail in 2018, but was released on bail in October 2020 pending his appeal of conviction.(Facebook)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).

Controversial Chilliwack trustee wins appeal for freedom of expression in defamation case

Barry Neufeld’s lawsuit against former BCTF president Glen Hansman will now continue

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).
The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team had a portion of Young Road north of Highway 1 in Chilliwack blocked off while they investigated on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Chilliwack's most recent homicide was that of Adam Ball killed on Broadway Avenue on May 27. (Submitted)

Police presence on Young Road connected to IHIT investigation of Chilliwack homicide

Adam Gerald Ball was killed in a shooting May 27 and investigators are asking the public for tips

The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team had a portion of Young Road north of Highway 1 in Chilliwack blocked off while they investigated on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Chilliwack's most recent homicide was that of Adam Ball killed on Broadway Avenue on May 27. (Submitted)
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to help further its investigation into the homicide of 19-year-old Melissa Elizabeth Steele, her photo released on May 28, 2021. (IHIT)

Homicide victim found in Fraser Canyon identified as 19-year-old woman

RCMP say Melissa Steele was known to frequent the downtown area of Vancouver and led a transient lifestyle

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to help further its investigation into the homicide of 19-year-old Melissa Elizabeth Steele, her photo released on May 28, 2021. (IHIT)