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Current provincial electoral boundaries for Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent (left) and the proposed changes to create Chilliwack North and Chilliwack-Cultus Lake. (B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission)

Chilliwack provincial ridings could have radically redrawn boundaries by next election

Feedback being sought on proposed changes until Nov. 22 by B.C. electoral boundaries commission

Current provincial electoral boundaries for Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent (left) and the proposed changes to create Chilliwack North and Chilliwack-Cultus Lake. (B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission)
Eric Small (middle) and wife Catherine (left) taking in a Remembrance Day ceremony on the HMCS Edmonton, a coastal defence vessel moored in North Vancouver. (Chartwell Foundation photo)

Chilliwack veteran has wish granted to see navy vessel ‘one last time’

86-year-old Eric Small and wife Catherine visited the HMCS Edmonton on Remembrance Day

Eric Small (middle) and wife Catherine (left) taking in a Remembrance Day ceremony on the HMCS Edmonton, a coastal defence vessel moored in North Vancouver. (Chartwell Foundation photo)
Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over of the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Build back better group urges B.C. to adopt best practices for Lower Mainland flood planning

‘We can’t stop at repairs; we need to prepare for future events,’ says Lina Azeez, member of group

Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over of the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services. (Abbotsford News file)

All animals safe after Abbotsford dairy farm barn fire

Firefighters were able to contain fire to the first building that caught fire, city says

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services. (Abbotsford News file)
A video still from The Power of the Student Voice, a video created by the communications team at the Abbotsford school district. The video was one of three that earned the district an industry award. (Screenshot)

Abbotsford school district’s communications team earns national award

School district incorporating more videos into how they communicate with the public

A video still from The Power of the Student Voice, a video created by the communications team at the Abbotsford school district. The video was one of three that earned the district an industry award. (Screenshot)
A still from a video posted on Twitter in a moment right after Gordon Grsic is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. Grsic received a conditional discharge. (Twitter)

Conditional discharge for man involved in violent assault at Chilliwack grocery store

Gordon Grsic was sentenced last week on three charges related to the Jan. 28, 2022 incident

A still from a video posted on Twitter in a moment right after Gordon Grsic is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. Grsic received a conditional discharge. (Twitter)
The Mercado Latino Society holds regular events throughout the Fraser Valley, bringing together Latino merchants and businesses in one place, to help create community while supporting each other. (Mercado Latino Society Facebook)

Fraser Valley Latino community growing stronger with new society

Mercada Latino Society started in one woman’s driveway and now has 60 vendors

The Mercado Latino Society holds regular events throughout the Fraser Valley, bringing together Latino merchants and businesses in one place, to help create community while supporting each other. (Mercado Latino Society Facebook)
The five book houses with murals on them were unveiled at Fairfield Park in Chilliwack on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Little house-shaped libraries double as public art in 5 Chilliwack parks

Project a team effort by Gore Brothers, Rotary, local artist Jack Hendsbee and others

The five book houses with murals on them were unveiled at Fairfield Park in Chilliwack on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties stands in front of her mural at the Chilliwack Library on Nov. 8, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

New ‘nature and nurture’ mural welcomes parents, kids to children’s area at Chilliwack Library

Otters, eagles, wolves part of mural by Indigenous artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties

Artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties stands in front of her mural at the Chilliwack Library on Nov. 8, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Hundreds of people came out to the Remembrance Day ceremony at Thunderbird Memorial Square on Veterans Way in Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: More than 1,000 come out for Remembrance Day ceremony in Abbotsford

Huge turnout on Nov. 11 as people paid their respects to fallen soldiers and veterans

Hundreds of people came out to the Remembrance Day ceremony at Thunderbird Memorial Square on Veterans Way in Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)
Joe Roberts (The Skid Row CEO) spoke at the annual Character Abbotsford conference at Abbotsford secondary school on Oct. 20, and met with conference attendees afterward. He will be back in Abbotsford on Nov. 29 for Hope in the Valley. (Submitted photo)

‘Skid row CEO’ Joe Roberts back in Abbotsford for beneficial brunch

Salvation Army hosting Hope in the Valley with popular guest speaker

Joe Roberts (The Skid Row CEO) spoke at the annual Character Abbotsford conference at Abbotsford secondary school on Oct. 20, and met with conference attendees afterward. He will be back in Abbotsford on Nov. 29 for Hope in the Valley. (Submitted photo)
The new Marshall Road Connector, which recently opened in Abbotsford, is temporarily closed for repairs. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Newly opened Marshall Road Connector in Abbotsford closed for repairs

Portion temporarily closed to traffic for ‘further assessment and work’

The new Marshall Road Connector, which recently opened in Abbotsford, is temporarily closed for repairs. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Candles with messages from Shaelene Bell’s two boys were lit during her celebration of life at Sandpiper Resort on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Her death has been classified as “undetermined” by BC Coroners Service. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Death of Chilliwack’s Shaelene Bell classified as ‘undetermined’: coroner

Port authority workers found 23-year-old woman’s body in Fraser River; cause of death was drowning

Candles with messages from Shaelene Bell’s two boys were lit during her celebration of life at Sandpiper Resort on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Her death has been classified as “undetermined” by BC Coroners Service. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Dignitaries, including B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth, were in Abbotsford on Thursday (Nov. 10) to visit Sumas Dike, where permanent repairs are almost complete following the November 2021 floods. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Repairs almost complete to Sumas Dike in Abbotsford with $1.6M in provincial funding

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visits Thursday to make announcement

Dignitaries, including B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth, were in Abbotsford on Thursday (Nov. 10) to visit Sumas Dike, where permanent repairs are almost complete following the November 2021 floods. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Visitors enjoy the sights and sounds at the 2022 Abbotsford Airshow. (Patrick Penner/Abbotsford News file)

Three events in Abbotsford and Mission included in newest tourism funding

Airshow, folk music and a volleyball championship all recipients of grant money

Visitors enjoy the sights and sounds at the 2022 Abbotsford Airshow. (Patrick Penner/Abbotsford News file)
The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses after an alleged thief was injured during an altercation with officers in Abbotsford. (File Photo)

Alleged thief injured during altercation with police in Abbotsford, says IIO

Independent Investigations Office says incident resulted in serious injuries

The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses after an alleged thief was injured during an altercation with officers in Abbotsford. (File Photo)
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Police investigate after man assaulted with hammer in Abbotsford

Victim received minor injuries in early-morning incident on Nov. 4

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
The slide occurred at approximately 12 p.m., Dec. 1. No one was hurt. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
The slide occurred at approximately 12 p.m., Dec. 1. No one was hurt. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
Police officers investigate a property on South Sumas Road in Chilliwack on Nov. 9, 2022 after two bodies were found inside a house there the day before. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Man and woman found in home in Chilliwack; homicide investigators called in

Dispatch to first responders was to attend 2 overdoses, IHIT took over investigation

Police officers investigate a property on South Sumas Road in Chilliwack on Nov. 9, 2022 after two bodies were found inside a house there the day before. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Abbotsford resident David Galloway recently won $500,000 in the Lotto 6/49. (Submitted)

Abbotsford resident wins $500,000 in Lotto 6/49

David Galloway purchases winning ticket at Sumas Way Save-On-Foods

Abbotsford resident David Galloway recently won $500,000 in the Lotto 6/49. (Submitted)