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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)
Chilliwack’s Natasha Rainkie has won the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s medal at the University of the Fraser Valley. (UFV photo)

Chilliwack woman wins UFV Lieutenant Governor’s medal

Teaching student Natasha Rainkie recognized for promoting diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation

  • Jun 17, 2022
Chilliwack’s Natasha Rainkie has won the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s medal at the University of the Fraser Valley. (UFV photo)
A Parliamentary petition is calling for an increase of the tax credit available to fire and search and rescue volunteers. (William Snow photo for The Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack-area volunteer first responders face financial pressure as inflation spikes

A petition urges an increase to the tax credit available to fire and search and rescue volunteers

A Parliamentary petition is calling for an increase of the tax credit available to fire and search and rescue volunteers. (William Snow photo for The Chilliwack Progress)
An RCMP forensics officers examines the parking lot of a car wash at the corner of Margaret Avenue and Fletcher Street in downtown Chilliwack before noon on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Chilliwack man who shot and killed Keith Baldwin testified he didn’t mean to hit him

Tears flowed as Baldwin’s mother addressed killer Owen Charpentier: ‘We forgive you and so does Keith’

An RCMP forensics officers examines the parking lot of a car wash at the corner of Margaret Avenue and Fletcher Street in downtown Chilliwack before noon on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
The Chilliwack Fire Department was called to an RV fire on Skwali reserve on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Pet dog dies in encampment fire on Chilliwack reserve

Firefighters had difficulty accessing blaze which destroyed 2 vehicles, 2 trailers and shed

The Chilliwack Fire Department was called to an RV fire on Skwali reserve on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Chilliwack robbery suspect uses taxi as getaway vehicle

The taxi driver was unaware he was helping an alleged robber flee the scene

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RCMP on the scene on Fletcher Street in downtown Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Shooting witness testifies at manslaughter sentencing in B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack

Crown and defence disagree on circumstances the night Owen Charpentier killed Keith Baldwin

RCMP on the scene on Fletcher Street in downtown Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
A man dances in the Spirit of the People Powwow at Tzeachten Sports Field on Aug. 9, 2014 in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

National Indigenous Peoples Day to be celebrated in Chilliwack with 3 separate events

Ironman competition, wellness reconnection, community event all part of celebrations

A man dances in the Spirit of the People Powwow at Tzeachten Sports Field on Aug. 9, 2014 in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Folks take part in Greendale Days (circa 1990s). After about a 20-year absence, Greendale Acres is bringing back the community event on June 18. (Submitted by Vanessa Oddy)

Chilliwack businesses collaborate to bring back Greendale Days

Fundraiser event will bring in money for Chilliwack Bowls of Hope

Folks take part in Greendale Days (circa 1990s). After about a 20-year absence, Greendale Acres is bringing back the community event on June 18. (Submitted by Vanessa Oddy)
People look at industrial equipment during the Ritchie Bros. auction in Nisku, Alta., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. says its revenues rose in the first quarter compared with a year ago even though the company is struggling to secure used equipment to sell. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan

B.C.’s biggest ever auction held in Chilliwack brought in $35 million in sales

Ritchie Bros. equipment auction in late May attracted more than 6,500 bidders from 34 countries

People look at industrial equipment during the Ritchie Bros. auction in Nisku, Alta., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. says its revenues rose in the first quarter compared with a year ago even though the company is struggling to secure used equipment to sell. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan
An RCMP officer may face charges following an investigation by B.C.’s police watchdog into an incident that happened in January of 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Police watchdog recommends charges against Chilliwack RCMP officer who shot suspect

After tracking down an alleged domestic assault suspect in January of 2021, shots were fired

An RCMP officer may face charges following an investigation by B.C.’s police watchdog into an incident that happened in January of 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Fire Department.

Man charged with setting several small fires in vacant Chilliwack home

Merant Mussell, 40, is charged with arson damaging property and mischief $5k or under

Chilliwack Fire Department.
Fotis Garoufalis has worked at Homer Restaurant for 33 years and said it will be an emotional day when it closes for good on Friday, June 10. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Homer restaurant in downtown Chilliwack closing after 54 years

The restaurant will shut down for good on Friday, June 10, 2022

Fotis Garoufalis has worked at Homer Restaurant for 33 years and said it will be an emotional day when it closes for good on Friday, June 10. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Harniel Singh was taken to an ambulance after he was caught by a police dog in Abbotsford and then arrested in April 2018. <em>Kevin MacDonald photo</em>

Gangster who sold ‘copious’ amounts of drugs to undercover officers convicted in Chilliwack court

Harniel Singh bragged about his life of crime, repeatedly sold cocaine and fentanyl to officers

Harniel Singh was taken to an ambulance after he was caught by a police dog in Abbotsford and then arrested in April 2018. <em>Kevin MacDonald photo</em>
Rick Joe, vice chair of the Dan Milo Society, is organizing the Reconciliation Powwow, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2022 at Chilliwack Secondary. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Reconciliation-based powwow starts with walk Friday from Chilliwack Secondary School

Powwow Sept. 30-Oct 1 in the high school gym, grand entry each day at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Rick Joe, vice chair of the Dan Milo Society, is organizing the Reconciliation Powwow, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2022 at Chilliwack Secondary. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Thousands of people were at the parade during the 50th annual Yarrow Days celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: ’70s themed Yarrow Days parade filled with peace and love

Thousands flocked to small community to celebrate 50th annual Yarrow Days celebrations

Thousands of people were at the parade during the 50th annual Yarrow Days celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
David and Angeline Errington won big on a scratch ticket bought at FreshCo in Chilliwack. (B.C. Lotteries photo)

Chilliwack couple wins $50,000 on scratch ticket

Angeline and David Errington said they experienced a flood of emotions discovering they’d won

David and Angeline Errington won big on a scratch ticket bought at FreshCo in Chilliwack. (B.C. Lotteries photo)
It took three doses of naloxone to revive lifeless man, police said. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

3 naloxone doses administered by Mounties revived lifeless man in Chilliwack

‘His hands were turning white, he was not breathing,’ according to RCMP

It took three doses of naloxone to revive lifeless man, police said. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Closed-circuit video from inside an Eagle Landing-area business shows three suspects involved in an alleged theft that happened May 19.

Lytton fire victim loses wallet to Chilliwack thief

RCMP are looking to ID three suspects that investigators believe were working together

Closed-circuit video from inside an Eagle Landing-area business shows three suspects involved in an alleged theft that happened May 19.
Chilliwack School Trustee Heather Maahs (right) suggested people within Chilliwack SD33 are “grooming children” during an appearance with fellow trustee Barry Neufeld (middle) on an internet talk show hosted by Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson.

Chilliwack school trustee Heather Maahs suggests some within SD33 are ‘grooming children’

In a talk show appearance, Maahs focused on a book that contains ‘boy on boy’ sexual situations

Chilliwack School Trustee Heather Maahs (right) suggested people within Chilliwack SD33 are “grooming children” during an appearance with fellow trustee Barry Neufeld (middle) on an internet talk show hosted by Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson.
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