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A May 3, 2022 fire at the Tamarind Westside apartment building in Abbotsford. (Matthew Tanner photo)

Chilliwack couple lose everything in Abbotsford apartment fire

Renters’ insurance application was on their kitchen counter when the fire tore through the building

A May 3, 2022 fire at the Tamarind Westside apartment building in Abbotsford. (Matthew Tanner photo)
File photo of a Glock 34s seized by North Vancouver RCMP. (RCMP file)

Trial in Chilliwack begins for B.C.’s ‘Dr. Frankenstein of guns’

Bradley Michael Friesen of Hope charged with importing and selling silencers and other handgun parts

File photo of a Glock 34s seized by North Vancouver RCMP. (RCMP file)
Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021. Labbee was sentenced to two years less a day with two years' probation on Aug. 18, 2021 for failure to stop at crosswalk accident that caused the death of a 78-year-old woman. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

B.C. Court of Appeal dismisses Chilliwack septuagenarian’s fatal hit-and-run sentence appeal

Linnea Labbee’s 2 years less a day in jail with 2 years probation stands

Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021. Labbee was sentenced to two years less a day with two years' probation on Aug. 18, 2021 for failure to stop at crosswalk accident that caused the death of a 78-year-old woman. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Taven Floyd Christensen. (RCMP handout)

Missing Chilliwack teenager not seen for a week

RCMP asking for public help to find 16-year-old Taven Floyd Christensen

Taven Floyd Christensen. (RCMP handout)
A small rally was held outside Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter’s office on April 29, 2022 to protest changes to autism funding in the province starting this month. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Some B.C. parents of children with autism protested new funding model on Friday

But minister says ‘funding locked behind a diagnosis is leaving far too many children behind’

A small rally was held outside Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter’s office on April 29, 2022 to protest changes to autism funding in the province starting this month. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Curtis Vidal. (File)

3 charged with the first degree murder of notorious Chilliwack gangster Curtis Vidal

Vidal gunned down in a garage in a residential area of Edmonton

Curtis Vidal. (File)
RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

UPDATE: Missing Abbotsford woman last seen in Chilliwack found safe

‘The RCMP are pleased to confirm the 32-year-old female reported missing has been located’

RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Bruce Webster and his 1952 Alvis at Salish Park in Chilliwack on April 14, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser Valley Classic Car Show is back in Chilliwack

After a two-year hiatus organizers are looking for more entries for the June event

Bruce Webster and his 1952 Alvis at Salish Park in Chilliwack on April 14, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The BC Community Football Association will have a honorary game celebrating Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool in Chilliwack on May 28. (YouTube capture)

BC Commmunity Football Association honouring Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool with The Game

Top young talent from the BCCFA practising in Mission this weekend, play in Chilliwack on May 28

The BC Community Football Association will have a honorary game celebrating Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool in Chilliwack on May 28. (YouTube capture)
David Kuntz-Angel was convicted of the most serious charges he faced involving sex with an underage girl in August 2019, but on Nov. 19, 2019 he applied for a mistrial. His retrial began on June 8, 2020, was delayed, and continued in November 2020 but on July 21, 2021 a judge determined the complainant was too ill to continue with cross examination. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)

Chilliwack’s David Lee Roth impersonator’s Charter delay application rejected

David Kuntz-Angel’s underage sex retrial was on hold pending Jordan application decision

David Kuntz-Angel was convicted of the most serious charges he faced involving sex with an underage girl in August 2019, but on Nov. 19, 2019 he applied for a mistrial. His retrial began on June 8, 2020, was delayed, and continued in November 2020 but on July 21, 2021 a judge determined the complainant was too ill to continue with cross examination. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)
Folks take in the Chilliwack Tulip Festival on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The event runs until May 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Bright blooming bulbs at Chilliwack Tulip Festival

This year’s festival largest one yet with 24 acres of colourful tulips, daffodils, hyacinths

Folks take in the Chilliwack Tulip Festival on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The event runs until May 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Natasha Cox with Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition (blue coat) takes folks on a tour of Hooge Wetlands in Chilliwack on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Behind them is a channel that was built in 2017 that connects with Peach Creek and runs through the wetlands. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Hooge wetlands score a victory for natural flood defence

The newly-created wetlands soaked up excess stormwater during last November’s flooding

Natasha Cox with Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition (blue coat) takes folks on a tour of Hooge Wetlands in Chilliwack on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Behind them is a channel that was built in 2017 that connects with Peach Creek and runs through the wetlands. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. The head of the RCMP officers' union says it's time for a basic look at how the national police force can best serve communities across the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Two charged after brandishing knife during Chilliwack Walmart robbery on Easter weekend

Man and woman quickly arrested across town by RCMP officer who identified the vehicle

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. The head of the RCMP officers' union says it's time for a basic look at how the national police force can best serve communities across the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Chilliwack man has been sentenced for the shooting of two people outside a Langley hotel in November of 2020. Suspects jumped out of a burning van and left it to crash. (Langley Advance Times file)

Chilliwack man gets 10 years for attempted murder at Langley hotel

The second man to plead guilty was sentenced earlier this month

A Chilliwack man has been sentenced for the shooting of two people outside a Langley hotel in November of 2020. Suspects jumped out of a burning van and left it to crash. (Langley Advance Times file)
Seven-year-old Hampton Gaudet of Chilliwack with mom Michelle, dad Chris and two-year-old sister Rosie.(Submitted photo)
Seven-year-old Hampton Gaudet of Chilliwack with mom Michelle, dad Chris and two-year-old sister Rosie.(Submitted photo)
Barry Neufeld will be running for school board re-election when municipal elections take place Oct. 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/Black Press Media)

Controversial Chilliwack school trustee will run for re-election

Barry Neufeld said he will continue to fight against the provincial government’s SOGI policy

Barry Neufeld will be running for school board re-election when municipal elections take place Oct. 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/Black Press Media)
Curtis Vidal. (File)

Notorious Fraser Valley gangster Curtis Vidal killed in Edmonton

Homicide two years after brother James Vidal also murdered

Curtis Vidal. (File)
Chilliwack Fire Department was called to a barn fire on Carey Road on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: ‘Fortunately, there were no animals’ in Chilliwack chicken barn when it caught fire

Chicken barn ‘completely destroyed’ by blaze on rural property near Fraser River, says fire official

Chilliwack Fire Department was called to a barn fire on Carey Road on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Darren Joneson opened Spectrum Medical and Phototherapy in Chilliwack in 2020 and said it’s a challenge to operate a family doctor practice. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack doctor says government needs to re-think how family physicians are paid

Darren Joneson suggests current model needs tweaks to incentivize opening a community practice

Darren Joneson opened Spectrum Medical and Phototherapy in Chilliwack in 2020 and said it’s a challenge to operate a family doctor practice. (submitted photo)
Some forested areas will be sprayed with the herbicide glyphosate over the next five years, sparking concern among many groups, including Indigenous harvesters. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press file)

Indigenous harvesters concerned with plan to spray glyphosate on forests near Chilliwack and Hope

‘It’s a part of us and I was taught this from a little girl’ says Chilliwack Indigenous harvester

Some forested areas will be sprayed with the herbicide glyphosate over the next five years, sparking concern among many groups, including Indigenous harvesters. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press file)