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Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness speaking on Feb. 22, 2018. (Screenshot)

B.C. Liberal MLA criticized by NDP for claiming childcare can be ‘harmful’ to children

Childcare critic Laurie Throness says Quebec universal childcare has ‘some ill effects’ on children

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness speaking on Feb. 22, 2018. (Screenshot)
Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer’s trial for child pornography started July 23, 2019 has been beset by delays, but continued on March 4, 2020.

Chilliwack church pastor child porn trial hears from RCMP computer expert

‘Viruses are the result of the child pornography and viewing as opposed to the other way around’

Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer’s trial for child pornography started July 23, 2019 has been beset by delays, but continued on March 4, 2020.
A screenshot of a home security video showing a student firing bear spray at another student on Reece Avenue next to Chilliwack secondary school on March 4, 2020. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Teen bear-spray incident caught on camera near Chilliwack high school

RCMP engaged with parents, school district to determine if matter should proceed criminally

A screenshot of a home security video showing a student firing bear spray at another student on Reece Avenue next to Chilliwack secondary school on March 4, 2020. (YouTube)
A class action lawsuit was filed in BC Supreme Court in February 2020 against Retirement Concepts, the company that owns the Waverly Seniors Village on Young Road in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Class action lawsuit filed against largest seniors care provider in B.C.

Allegations range from negligent care to millions of dollars in shortfall of care not provided

A class action lawsuit was filed in BC Supreme Court in February 2020 against Retirement Concepts, the company that owns the Waverly Seniors Village on Young Road in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Chilliwack RCMP and Abbotsford Police Department officers at the scene of what police called a ‘dynamic arrest’ at Kipp Avenue and Mary Street in Chilliwack after 10 p.m. on March 2, 2020. (Shane MacKichan photo)

UPDATE: IIO called in after ‘dynamic arrest’ downtown Chilliwack Monday

Suspect left with a serious head injury after falling from third floor balcony

Chilliwack RCMP and Abbotsford Police Department officers at the scene of what police called a ‘dynamic arrest’ at Kipp Avenue and Mary Street in Chilliwack after 10 p.m. on March 2, 2020. (Shane MacKichan photo)
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie in Terrace at the Happy Gang Centre on Oct. 15, 2019. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

B.C. seniors’ watchdog calls for better oversight after recent problems at Retirement Concepts care homes

‘There is no financial incentive right now to be a good operator’ - Isobel Mackenzie

B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie in Terrace at the Happy Gang Centre on Oct. 15, 2019. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
Alexander Dinu Tanasescu killed a fellow inmate at Fraser Valley Correctional Centre in 2010. (Facebook)

B.C. landlord can’t serve eviction notice because tenant is in jail

Homeowner baffled at arbitrator decision based on notice of hearing not being served properly

Alexander Dinu Tanasescu killed a fellow inmate at Fraser Valley Correctional Centre in 2010. (Facebook)
A resident was passing out flyers in the Eastern Hillsides of Chilliwack in 2018 after neighbours found out a pedophile and high-risk sex offender is living nearby. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

UPDATE: High-risk sex offender living in Chilliwack has supervision order extended

Former mayor and residents wanted James Conway gone from residential neighbourhood two years ago

A resident was passing out flyers in the Eastern Hillsides of Chilliwack in 2018 after neighbours found out a pedophile and high-risk sex offender is living nearby. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Former Chilliwack youth leader and coach Codie Anderson (formerly Hindle) was acquitted in BC Supreme Court on Feb. 24, 2020 of the charge of sexual interference of a minor. (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)

Chilliwack youth coach acquitted of sexual touching of a minor

BC Supreme Court justice finds reasonable doubt despite not believing the accused

Former Chilliwack youth leader and coach Codie Anderson (formerly Hindle) was acquitted in BC Supreme Court on Feb. 24, 2020 of the charge of sexual interference of a minor. (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
A vehicle in a pond in Abbotsford after an alleged crime spree took police from Chilliwack to New Westminster then back to Langley and Abbotsford. Two prolific offenders from Alberta face charges. (RCMP)

Two prolific offenders from Alberta lead RCMP on chase across Fraser Valley

Men first reported in Chilliwack ending with allegedly stolen vehicle in an Abbotsford pond

A vehicle in a pond in Abbotsford after an alleged crime spree took police from Chilliwack to New Westminster then back to Langley and Abbotsford. Two prolific offenders from Alberta face charges. (RCMP)
The Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack has been deemed a ‘high-risk’ facility by Fraser Health for ongoing violations of regulations and standards of practice. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

The Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack has been deemed a ‘high-risk’ facility by Fraser Health for ongoing violations of regulations and standards of practice. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
The Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack has been deemed a ‘high-risk’ facility by Fraser Health for ongoing violations of regulations and standards of practice. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Fraser Valley seniors’ home residents go without meds for a night due to staff shortage

Residents speak out about staff shortages that are leading to serious safety concerns

The Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack has been deemed a ‘high-risk’ facility by Fraser Health for ongoing violations of regulations and standards of practice. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Maggie Smith on Feb. 2, 2020 in front of the building she lived in as a young girl from 1968 to 1971 at St. Mary’s Residential School in Mission. (Facebook)

Maggie and Tim: B.C. residential school survivor turns to faith, forgiveness in mourning son

A young man’s tragic death and his mother’s survival through hardship

Maggie Smith on Feb. 2, 2020 in front of the building she lived in as a young girl from 1968 to 1971 at St. Mary’s Residential School in Mission. (Facebook)
The Cedar home model in Abbotsford by the Algra Bros. is a finalist for a Canadian Home Builder’s Association National Awards of Excellence for 2020. (Submitted)

Local developer’s Abbotsford homes shortlisted for two national housing awards

Algra Bros. won in 2014 for Garrison Crossing brownstones in Chilliwack

The Cedar home model in Abbotsford by the Algra Bros. is a finalist for a Canadian Home Builder’s Association National Awards of Excellence for 2020. (Submitted)
Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)

B.C. widow ‘crushed’ over stolen T-shirts meant for memorial blanket

Lori Roberts lost her fiancé one month ago Tuesday now she’s lost almost all she had left of him

Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)
Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)

Chilliwack widow ‘crushed’ over stolen T-shirts meant for memorial blanket

Lori Roberts lost her fiancé one month ago Tuesday now she’s lost almost all she had left of him

Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)
Still from an Instagram video allegedly showing one Fraser Valley high school student drinking the urine of another in front of a large crowd. An expert on youth behaviour online said the post shows a common youth lack of understanding of online consequences. (Instagram)

Apparent ‘urine drinking’ prank in B.C. shows kids still don’t understand social media: expert

UBC prof says post highlights lack of understanding by youth of the internet’s ‘invisible audience’

Still from an Instagram video allegedly showing one Fraser Valley high school student drinking the urine of another in front of a large crowd. An expert on youth behaviour online said the post shows a common youth lack of understanding of online consequences. (Instagram)
Workers replace the hands on the Five Corners clock tower. They were back up on Feb. 16, 2018 after being removed Jan. 17, 2018 for repair. Now the whole thing is up for repair and replacement from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Time is up for downtown Chilliwack’s iconic clock tower

Five Corners landmark to be refurbished over the weekend at the end of its life

Workers replace the hands on the Five Corners clock tower. They were back up on Feb. 16, 2018 after being removed Jan. 17, 2018 for repair. Now the whole thing is up for repair and replacement from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Chilliwack Coliseum assistant engineer John McKerracher on Feb. 11, 2020 points to work done inside the ammonia plant at the rink done in 2019 to meet WorkSafeBC requirements. The Chiefs Development Group was fined more than $3,500 on June 18, 2019. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Chiefs fined $3,500 by WorkSafeBC for ammonia plant safety deficiencies

Operators of the Chilliwack Coliseum took 20 months to make changes as ‘a matter of getting it right’

Chilliwack Coliseum assistant engineer John McKerracher on Feb. 11, 2020 points to work done inside the ammonia plant at the rink done in 2019 to meet WorkSafeBC requirements. The Chiefs Development Group was fined more than $3,500 on June 18, 2019. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Knife attack on Chilliwack homeless man garners five-year sentence

Knife attack on Chilliwack homeless man garners five-year sentence

Robert Giesbrecht, 35, has already been in custody nearly two years since downtown incident

Knife attack on Chilliwack homeless man garners five-year sentence