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(Provincial Court of B.C. photo)

Chilliwack judge gives suspended sentence to man who broke into Abbotsford Esso

Shawn Johnson was struggling with mental health issues when he committed several crimes in 2021

(Provincial Court of B.C. photo)
Selected students at Chilliwack’s Imagine High will have the chance to apply Sharpie art to a 2015 Hyundai Elantra. (Imagine High poster photo)

Canvas on wheels for artists at Chilliwack’s Imagine High

A parent is providing a silver Hyundai Elantra as the canvas for selected Sharpie art projects

Selected students at Chilliwack’s Imagine High will have the chance to apply Sharpie art to a 2015 Hyundai Elantra. (Imagine High poster photo)
Metro Vancouver issued an air quality advisory on Sunday (Oct. 16) that remains in effect for the eastern Fraser Valley. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

Update: Eastern Fraser Valley now at a 10+ (very high risk) on the Air Quality Health Index

Air quality in Chilliwack, Hope and Harrison affected by wildfires in B.C. and Washington

Metro Vancouver issued an air quality advisory on Sunday (Oct. 16) that remains in effect for the eastern Fraser Valley. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
Youngsters playing at the Chilliwack-based Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) Centre at 46151 Yale Road. (PAFN photo)

Ag4Autism donates $100,000 to Chilliwack’s Pacific Autism Family Network Centre

The 2022 Saccomaniacs golf tournament and sturgeon fishing derby raised much of that money

Youngsters playing at the Chilliwack-based Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) Centre at 46151 Yale Road. (PAFN photo)
Residents have been watching truck after truck roll onto a property on Iverson Road in the Columbia Valley, and they are concerned for the aquifer that provides their drinking water. (submitted photo)

Columbia Valley residents believe neighbour is turning property into garbage dump

Truckloads of material have been arriving at a farm on Iverson Road since March

Residents have been watching truck after truck roll onto a property on Iverson Road in the Columbia Valley, and they are concerned for the aquifer that provides their drinking water. (submitted photo)
Professional LEGO builder Robin Sather adds a few building blocks to the large LEGO hockey goalie he and friends built on Family Day 2018 at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, B.C. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Lego pro visits Chilliwack to build Halloween display

Abbotsford’s Robin Sather from Brickville DesignWorks will be at Cottonwood Centre Oct. 15 and 16

Professional LEGO builder Robin Sather adds a few building blocks to the large LEGO hockey goalie he and friends built on Family Day 2018 at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, B.C. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Daniel Pinto (left) with daughter Bernice at Abbotsford Regional Hospital following a hit and run on Oct. 13, 2021. (submitted photo)

Father of Chilliwack hit-and-run victim frustrated that crime remains unsolved

Daniel Pinto wonders how the driver of a vehicle that struck his daughter can sleep at night

Daniel Pinto (left) with daughter Bernice at Abbotsford Regional Hospital following a hit and run on Oct. 13, 2021. (submitted photo)
Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack senior felt ‘absolute despair’ after Fraser Health no-show

Confined to wheelchair, woman was twice left sitting in incontinence underwear for 20-plus hours

Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Jordan C. Burt was sentenced to 210 days after pleading guilty to a pair of weapons-related charges. (Special to Bay City News/New Africa)

Burt gets 210 days for Chilliwack assault

Jordan C. Burt put a gun in the mouth of a man he believed had ratted him out

Jordan C. Burt was sentenced to 210 days after pleading guilty to a pair of weapons-related charges. (Special to Bay City News/New Africa)
Candles with messages from Shaelene Bell’s two boys were lit during her celebration of life at Sandpiper Resort on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Bell’s mother Alina Durham is urging people to write to Canada’s Governor General Mary Simon asking for a bill to be passed to help create Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Your support needed to get Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert in place, says B.C. mom

Alina Durham hopes letters to Governor General Mary Simon will help get bill passed

Candles with messages from Shaelene Bell’s two boys were lit during her celebration of life at Sandpiper Resort on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Bell’s mother Alina Durham is urging people to write to Canada’s Governor General Mary Simon asking for a bill to be passed to help create Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
An alleged hit-and-run took place on Yale Road on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (Google Maps)

38-year-old man arrested following hit-and-run in Chilliwack

Ronald Scott Heathen was wanted for a motor vehicle theft in Chilliwack and identity theft in Surrey

An alleged hit-and-run took place on Yale Road on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (Google Maps)
When Curtis Weeks had his laryngectomy, he lost his voice. A voice prosthesis triggered by pushing a finger into a valve inserted into his throat lets him talk in a raspy whisper-like voice. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack man laments lack of laryngectomy coverage in PharmaCare

Curtis Weeks says laryngectomy patients are left to pay for expensive medical supplies after surgery

When Curtis Weeks had his laryngectomy, he lost his voice. A voice prosthesis triggered by pushing a finger into a valve inserted into his throat lets him talk in a raspy whisper-like voice. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Common is a collaborative beer made by six craft breweries in Chilliwack. (Submitted by Old Yale Brewing)

6-pack of Chilliwack craft breweries collaborate on beer for charity

All profits from ‘Chilliwack Common’ lager will go to Chilliwack Park Society

Chilliwack Common is a collaborative beer made by six craft breweries in Chilliwack. (Submitted by Old Yale Brewing)
Grass fires in the median on Highway 1 in Abbotsford west of Chilliwack on Oct. 3, 2022. (Jackie Marshall photo)

9 grass fires along Highway 1 in medians west of Chilliwack

Smoke from median fires in Abbotsford can be seen billowing into highway traffic in both directions

Grass fires in the median on Highway 1 in Abbotsford west of Chilliwack on Oct. 3, 2022. (Jackie Marshall photo)
Tara Hartshorne touches a photograph of her daughter Chloe Des Rochers at a memorial at the corner of Ford and Nevin roads in Chilliwack on Sept. 20, 2022. Des Rochers was on a skateboard when she was struck and killed by a pickup truck driver at the interesection on Aug. 1, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Family of B.C. teenager killed by driver sees next to nothing thanks to ICBC’s no-fault insurance

‘The no-fault scheme is so unfair that the government was scared to tell the public what it is’ – lawyer

Tara Hartshorne touches a photograph of her daughter Chloe Des Rochers at a memorial at the corner of Ford and Nevin roads in Chilliwack on Sept. 20, 2022. Des Rochers was on a skateboard when she was struck and killed by a pickup truck driver at the interesection on Aug. 1, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
G.W. Graham grad Chase Gray designed an unlockable road kit and goalkeeper kit for the FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) mode in FIFA 23. (EA Sports)

Chilliwack artist provides Indigenous artwork for FIFA 23

G.W. Graham grad Chase Gray and nine others from the Musqueam Indian Band worked on the project

G.W. Graham grad Chase Gray designed an unlockable road kit and goalkeeper kit for the FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) mode in FIFA 23. (EA Sports)
A dangerous offender who has been behind bars for four decades will return to court in January to try and gain his release.

Convicted rapist seeks release after 40 years behind bars

Mission Institution inmate Orville Gustavson brings his case to Chilliwack B.C. Supreme Court

A dangerous offender who has been behind bars for four decades will return to court in January to try and gain his release.
Fraser Health opened several vaccination clinics, including this one in Chilliwack seen here on Sept. 26, 2022, where residents can receive a COVID-19 booster dose this fall, including the Omicron (bivalent) booster. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser Health opens vaccination booster clinics across the region

Omicron bivalent boosters available in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Hope, Agassiz and elsewhere

Fraser Health opened several vaccination clinics, including this one in Chilliwack seen here on Sept. 26, 2022, where residents can receive a COVID-19 booster dose this fall, including the Omicron (bivalent) booster. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cops found most of the cash lost by Chilliwack farmer who was going to purchase blackbelly sheep with it. (Sheri Elgersma photo)

Cops for Cancer team finds $2,350 in cash lost by would-be sheep farmer in Chilliwack

Cyclists corral 23 $100 bills rolling around on Keith Wilson Road meant to buy 17 black belly sheep

Cops found most of the cash lost by Chilliwack farmer who was going to purchase blackbelly sheep with it. (Sheri Elgersma photo)
A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.

Chilliwack psychiatric nurse suspended after violating professional boundaries

Ashley Grittner engaged in an intimate relationship with a vulnerable former client

A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.