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Packages sitting on doorsteps are an inviting target for porch pirates. (City of Covington photo)

Amazon Prime Day offers opportunity to Chilliwack porch pirates

RCMP warn online shoppers to be aware of people wanting to steal their packages

Packages sitting on doorsteps are an inviting target for porch pirates. (City of Covington photo)
William Randall Bishop, 34, was convicted of four counts of illegal drug trafficking and six counts of firearms possession in Chilliwack provincial court on July 12, 2022. (Facebook)

Chilliwack drug dealer convicted of trafficking, weapons possession in circumstantial case

William Bishop sold fentanyl, cocaine, meth out of cellar while wearing electronic monitoring anklet

William Randall Bishop, 34, was convicted of four counts of illegal drug trafficking and six counts of firearms possession in Chilliwack provincial court on July 12, 2022. (Facebook)
Cascadia Air held an official ribbon-cutting at the Chilliwack Airport on July 6, 2022 to celebrate the first daily service from Chilliwack in a decade. Cutting the ribbon included Cascadia chief operating officer Jeremy Barrett, Chilliwack councillor Chris Kloot, Mayor Ken Popove, and Magnum Management’s Garry Atkins. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Daily flights from Chilliwack to 6 B.C. destinations celebrated with Cascadia Air ribbon-cutting

A ‘very great, professional approach’ to scheduled air service from Chilliwack, says airport rep

Cascadia Air held an official ribbon-cutting at the Chilliwack Airport on July 6, 2022 to celebrate the first daily service from Chilliwack in a decade. Cutting the ribbon included Cascadia chief operating officer Jeremy Barrett, Chilliwack councillor Chris Kloot, Mayor Ken Popove, and Magnum Management’s Garry Atkins. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Fire Department crews battle an industrial building at the corner of Nowell Street and Fourth Avenue that started at around 11 a.m. on May 2, 2019. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Owner of Chilliwack business destroyed by drug lab fire suing his landlord

Industrial shop ruined in 2019 when fire in neighbouring tenant’s unit decimated entire building

Chilliwack Fire Department crews battle an industrial building at the corner of Nowell Street and Fourth Avenue that started at around 11 a.m. on May 2, 2019. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
July 6 hydrometric data graph for the Fraser River at Mission. (Government of Canada)

Fraser River levels starting to recede but officials warn ‘waterways are still high and moving fast’

Evacuation alerts will stay in place until water levels recede further, say local governments

July 6 hydrometric data graph for the Fraser River at Mission. (Government of Canada)
Kevin Stone works on a gigantic Elon Musk head on May 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Giant Elon Musk head by Chilliwack metal artist now complete, ready to be shipped

Kevin Stone has finished head of half-Elon, half-goat monument for cryptocurrency creators

Kevin Stone works on a gigantic Elon Musk head on May 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Eight rare-breed Alapaha puppies were stolen from the Kamloops home of a dog breeder shortly after her unexpected death, and her Chilliwack-based sister has vowed to not give up until the dogs are returned. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack woman pleads for return of puppies stolen from deceased sister

‘This is the last thing that we have of my sister’s that she put her heart and soul into’

Eight rare-breed Alapaha puppies were stolen from the Kamloops home of a dog breeder shortly after her unexpected death, and her Chilliwack-based sister has vowed to not give up until the dogs are returned. (submitted photo)
Folks take part in a head-to-head Canada Day soapbox derby race in Columbia Valley on Friday, July 1, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Soapbox derby, parade returned to Columbia Valley on Canada Day near Chilliwack

Soapbox cars featured unicorn, toilet and smoke as folks raced engineless vehicles down hill

Folks take part in a head-to-head Canada Day soapbox derby race in Columbia Valley on Friday, July 1, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack's Owen Hopfner celebrates a successful putt on the third green at Chilliwack Golf Club during the final round of the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tournament on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fred Wellsby youth tournament tees off in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Cultus Lake

Golf tournament is an annual favourite of young golfers 16 and under

Chilliwack's Owen Hopfner celebrates a successful putt on the third green at Chilliwack Golf Club during the final round of the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tournament on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Call for sandbagging help from neighbours went out from Shxwha:y Village and Skwah First Nation on June 27, 2022. (Eddie Gardner/Facebook)

First Nations near Chilliwack ask neighbours for help sandbagging as waters rise

Call for help to keep flood waters at bay came from Shxwha:y Village, Skwah First Nation

Call for sandbagging help from neighbours went out from Shxwha:y Village and Skwah First Nation on June 27, 2022. (Eddie Gardner/Facebook)
Items seized by Chilliwack RCMP after arresting two men and following up with two search warrants. (RCMP photo)

Drugs and guns seized as RCMP search two Chilliwack homes

Police executed search warrants after arresting two Chilliwack men for alleged drug trafficking

Items seized by Chilliwack RCMP after arresting two men and following up with two search warrants. (RCMP photo)
Gas company workers had to be called in Sunday morning (June 26) after the black car in this picture ruptured it. The driver of the vehicle ran off moments after slamming it into a house on Gibson Road in Chilliwack. (Desirae Hall photo)

Driver runs off after slamming stolen car into Chilliwack home

Early-morning collision ruptured a gas line forcing the evacuation of nearby homes

Gas company workers had to be called in Sunday morning (June 26) after the black car in this picture ruptured it. The driver of the vehicle ran off moments after slamming it into a house on Gibson Road in Chilliwack. (Desirae Hall photo)
Clayton Eheler. (Facebook)

Bail hearing set for Chilliwack gangster and cocaine trafficker Clayton Eheler

Eheler charged with offending for a criminal organization, also awaiting retrial for drug trafficking

Clayton Eheler. (Facebook)
The Wayne’s World Pacer was blasting Queen. Jessica Peters / Abbotsford News

PHOTOS: Village Classic Car Show in Downtown Chilliwack

Approximately 450 cars, 5,000 people show up, setting attendance record

The Wayne’s World Pacer was blasting Queen. Jessica Peters / Abbotsford News
The Carey Point area along the Fraser River in Chilliwack, seen here on the morning of May 10, 2018, is unprotected by the City of Chilliwack's diking system. On June 24, 2022, the city issued an evacuation alert for seven properties outside the city's dike system. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Properties outside dike system on Fraser River in Chilliwack under flooding evacuation alert

With water flow increasing in the Fraser River, seven properties in Carey Point area at risk

The Carey Point area along the Fraser River in Chilliwack, seen here on the morning of May 10, 2018, is unprotected by the City of Chilliwack's diking system. On June 24, 2022, the city issued an evacuation alert for seven properties outside the city's dike system. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Construction progress on what will be the largest Canadian Tire in B.C. in Chilliwack on June 24, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Hiring event in Chilliwack coming for largest Canadian Tire store in B.C.

70 people will be hired for initial work project in July to get store ready to open in Chilliwack

Construction progress on what will be the largest Canadian Tire in B.C. in Chilliwack on June 24, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captured video of a flooded Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

New policy on flood mitigation to tackle risks to B.C. businesses and infrastructure

Business leaders from Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Surrey co-authored action-oriented policy

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captured video of a flooded Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Hard-working red-breasted sapsucker parents swap out of a nest on a spring 2022 Saturday morning in a rural area east of Chilliwack. (Community Nest Finding Network photo)

Mating woodpeckers put a halt to multi-billion-dollar TMX oil pipeline expansion work in Chilliwack

‘This sapsucker mama stopped them with our help’ – Sara Ross with the Community Nest Finding Network

Hard-working red-breasted sapsucker parents swap out of a nest on a spring 2022 Saturday morning in a rural area east of Chilliwack. (Community Nest Finding Network photo)
Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.

Chilliwack man loses years of contacts after Facebook hack

Geoff Edwards had his account suspended and cannot find a way to get it back

Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.
RCMP investigate at the car wash on Yale Road at Fletcher Street in downtown Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack manslaughter victim was either retreating or advancing when shot rang out

Duelling versions of what happened at time of shooting presented by Crown, defence lawyers

RCMP investigate at the car wash on Yale Road at Fletcher Street in downtown Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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