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A massive blueberry harvesting machine was stolen from a rural Abbotsford property and police are hoping someone has information about the theft. Note that the people in this picture are not the suspects. (Facebook photo)

Massive blueberry harvester stolen from rural Abbotsford property

The search continues for a huge piece of farming equipment valued at $275,000

A massive blueberry harvesting machine was stolen from a rural Abbotsford property and police are hoping someone has information about the theft. Note that the people in this picture are not the suspects. (Facebook photo)
Left to right: Arley Whiteway, Ken Smith, Cec Rempel and Derek Fryer serve up hot dogs at a Kiwanis Children’s Christmas party. (Submitted photo)

Kiwanis Club of Sardis recognized as best in Pacific Northwest region

The Chilliwack club is small in numbers, but big in accomplishments, winning the Governor’s Challenge

Left to right: Arley Whiteway, Ken Smith, Cec Rempel and Derek Fryer serve up hot dogs at a Kiwanis Children’s Christmas party. (Submitted photo)
Tommy Lyons (right) looks forward to more celebrating with his teammates after successfully making it across the Canada/United States border to rejoin his BCHL club. (Darren Francis photo)

American forward Tommy Lyons makes it through quarantine to rejoin Chilliwack Chiefs

The Massachusetts kid had to spend 14 days in isolation before reuniting with his BCHL teammates

Tommy Lyons (right) looks forward to more celebrating with his teammates after successfully making it across the Canada/United States border to rejoin his BCHL club. (Darren Francis photo)
B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation seeks nominations for annual teacher award

B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation seeks nominations for annual teacher award

Each year, the BCAITC recognizes a teacher who excels teaching K-12 students about agriculture

B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation seeks nominations for annual teacher award
A huge blueberry harvesting machine like this one (not this exact one and these are not the suspects) was taken from a rural Abbotsford property over the weekend. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Massive blueberry harvester stolen from rural Fraser Valley property

A huge machine with a top speed of 15 kph was taken from an area near No. 3 road over the weekend

A huge blueberry harvesting machine like this one (not this exact one and these are not the suspects) was taken from a rural Abbotsford property over the weekend. (Facebook photo)
Massive blueberry harvester stolen from rural Chilliwack property

Massive blueberry harvester stolen from rural Chilliwack property

A huge machine with a top speed of 15 kph was taken from an area near No. 3 road over the weekend

Massive blueberry harvester stolen from rural Chilliwack property
Chilliwack Chiefs stomp Surrey as BCHL games begin

Chilliwack Chiefs stomp Surrey as BCHL games begin

Chilliwack outscored the Eagles 11-4 in a pair of extended training camp matches

Chilliwack Chiefs stomp Surrey as BCHL games begin
Fraser-Nicola BC Liberal candidate Jackie Tegart loves face to face interaction like she got Friday night in Hope, but most of her campaigning so far has been in the digital realm. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser-Nicola candidate Jackie Tegart laments loss of face to face campaigning

The twice-elected BC Liberal candidate is forced to campaign differently due to COVID-19

Fraser-Nicola BC Liberal candidate Jackie Tegart loves face to face interaction like she got Friday night in Hope, but most of her campaigning so far has been in the digital realm. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness has announced his intention to secure his seat, and was the first candidate in the provincial election to get signs up, as seen on Evans Road on Sept. 22, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson defends keeping Laurie Throness on Chilliwack-Kent ballot

Wilkinson said all Liberal candidates agree to certain principles, or they cannot run for the party

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness has announced his intention to secure his seat, and was the first candidate in the provincial election to get signs up, as seen on Evans Road on Sept. 22, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson hints at Highway No. 1 upgrades in Fraser Valley

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson hints at Highway No. 1 upgrades in Fraser Valley

Wilkinson said there will be highway improvement announcements if his party is elected

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson hints at Highway No. 1 upgrades in Fraser Valley
Chilliwack Fire Department offers tips for staying safe in the kitchen

Chilliwack Fire Department offers tips for staying safe in the kitchen

Do you know what to do in the event of a grease fire? Read this and you will.

Chilliwack Fire Department offers tips for staying safe in the kitchen
Canada West conference delays decision on term-two athletics

Canada West conference delays decision on term-two athletics

The fate of basketball, volleyball and other sports will now be decided in early November

Canada West conference delays decision on term-two athletics
Open letter urges BC Liberal party to remove Laurie Throness as Chilliwack-Kent candidate

Open letter urges BC Liberal party to remove Laurie Throness as Chilliwack-Kent candidate

The letter says Throness holds homophobic views and should have no place in government

Open letter urges BC Liberal party to remove Laurie Throness as Chilliwack-Kent candidate
The view from above Cultus Lake, shot by Shutter Speed Network and posted to YouTube.

New video takes viewers soaring over Cultus Lake

Posted to YouTube, the vid showcases the natural beauty of the lake and its surroundings

The view from above Cultus Lake, shot by Shutter Speed Network and posted to YouTube.
Seniors with mobility issues benefited from a Chilliwack Community Services program that provided rides to medical appointments. That program has been eliminated. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack Community Services ends Community Driver program

The volunteer-driven offering helped clients get to important medical appointments

Seniors with mobility issues benefited from a Chilliwack Community Services program that provided rides to medical appointments. That program has been eliminated. (Black Press file photo)
Chilliwack Jets hoping for mid-October start at Sardis Sports Complex

Chilliwack Jets hoping for mid-October start at Sardis Sports Complex

The PJHL expansion team needs restrictions to relax enough for them to host games at their home rink

Chilliwack Jets hoping for mid-October start at Sardis Sports Complex
A mix of new players like forward Kienan Draper (left) and returnees like defenceman Xavier Henry (right) have the Chilliwack Chiefs excited about what’s to come in the 2020-21 BCHL season. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack hockey boss believes Chiefs are good enough to win BCHL title

They’ll need to prove it on the ice, but Brian Maloney is excited about the team heading into 2020-21

A mix of new players like forward Kienan Draper (left) and returnees like defenceman Xavier Henry (right) have the Chilliwack Chiefs excited about what’s to come in the 2020-21 BCHL season. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
New Chilliwack Chief Wyatt Schlaht is expected to bring physical play to a lineup loaded with speed and skill. (BCHL photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs acquire Wyatt Schlaht from Surrey Eagles

The big-bodied forward was a handful for the Chiefs in last season’s BCHL playoffs

New Chilliwack Chief Wyatt Schlaht is expected to bring physical play to a lineup loaded with speed and skill. (BCHL photo)
PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities

PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities

The junior B hockey league was hoping to start Sept. 29 but is now targeting mid-October

PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities
The view from above as Gary Robbins stops to enjoy one of the panoramic vistas on his 110 mile journey. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Gary Robbins maps out epic trail across eight mountains

Robbins spent nearly 40 hours covering 110 miles and over 10,000 metres of elevation gain

The view from above as Gary Robbins stops to enjoy one of the panoramic vistas on his 110 mile journey. (Submitted photo)