Eric Welsh

A motorist snapped this alarming pic of a truck on fire Wednesday afternoon (June 15, 2022), westbound near Yale on Highway 1. (George Campbell/Facebook photo)

Truck catches fire on Highway 1 near Yale

The driver escaped injury after the engine in his truck ‘blew up’

A motorist snapped this alarming pic of a truck on fire Wednesday afternoon (June 15, 2022), westbound near Yale on Highway 1. (George Campbell/Facebook photo)
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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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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.
The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)

Early plans revealed for Rambo 40th anniversary celebration in Hope

This year marks four decades for Sylvester Stallone’s locally-filmed hit 1980s action movie

The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)
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)
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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The number of homes selling in Chilliwack dropped significantly in May, and average sale prices also dipped. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Chilliwack area home sales and prices drop in May

Numbers from the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board show a downward trend

The number of homes selling in Chilliwack dropped significantly in May, and average sale prices also dipped. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)
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)
Aaron Pete is the new Business Recovery Advisor for Community Futures North Fraser and Stó:lō Community Futures. (submitted photo)

Chawathil’s Aaron Pete takes business advisory role

Pete is Business Recovery Advisor for Community Futures North Fraser and Stó:lō Community Futures

Aaron Pete is the new Business Recovery Advisor for Community Futures North Fraser and Stó:lō Community Futures. (submitted photo)
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.
Residential real estate is slowing down, but the BC Real Estate Association still projects prices to rise in 2022. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

Chilliwack real estate prices projected to rise even as market slows

The BC Real Estate Association suggests a drop in unit sales doesn’t mean a drop in values

Residential real estate is slowing down, but the BC Real Estate Association still projects prices to rise in 2022. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)
Chilliwack Secondary alum Drew Munro is the CEO of UpMeals, a company striving to bring healthy meals to the people through high-tech vending machines. (UpMeals photo)

Chilliwack Secondary alum Drew Munro leads food-tech company

UpMeals provides salads, juices and power bowls through high-tech vending machines

Chilliwack Secondary alum Drew Munro is the CEO of UpMeals, a company striving to bring healthy meals to the people through high-tech vending machines. (UpMeals photo)
Items seized by RCMP officers during a May 19 raid on a Carleton Street house in Chilliwack. (RCMP photo)

Charges laid in May 2021 cocaine bust at downtown Chilliwack residence

Police seized suspected powder and crack cocaine along with firearms during a May 19 residence

Items seized by RCMP officers during a May 19 raid on a Carleton Street house in Chilliwack. (RCMP photo)
The Tour de Chilliwack debuts this year, raising awareness and funds for Chilliwack Community Services.

Tour de Chilliwack bike ride raising money for Chilliwack Community Services

The family-friendly event challenges cyclists to tackle one of five courses around north Chilliwack

The Tour de Chilliwack debuts this year, raising awareness and funds for Chilliwack Community Services.
The Cascades Scholarship Golf Tournament takes place June 23 at the Chilliwack Golf Club. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)

Chilliwack Golf Club hosting UFV Cascades golf tournament

Money raised at the event goes toward scholarships for student athletes

The Cascades Scholarship Golf Tournament takes place June 23 at the Chilliwack Golf Club. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)
A person was taken to hospital by air ambulance after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 1 near Hope Monday (May 24) afternoon. (submitted photo)

Person airlifted to hospital following Victoria Day crash on Highway 1 near Hope

RCMP suggest the two-vehicle collision may have been caused by distracted driving

A person was taken to hospital by air ambulance after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 1 near Hope Monday (May 24) afternoon. (submitted photo)
Graham Zillwood had several cars that ended up in the Coquihalla River during last November’s flooding, along with his home and most of his possessions. (Facebook photo)

Hope’s Graham Zillwood still waiting for help months after flooding

The senior has little left since his home and possessions were swept away by the Coquihalla River

Graham Zillwood had several cars that ended up in the Coquihalla River during last November’s flooding, along with his home and most of his possessions. (Facebook photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Two charged with kidnapping after violent incident in Hope

RCMP responded to a report of someone uttering threats, and found a person had been held captive

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
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