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Chilliwack prolific offender Brian Stephan was wanted in late April 2021, but was arrested and charged after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Mission on May 5 and resisting arrest in Chilliwack. (RCMP file)

Wanted Chilliwack prolific offender arrested yet again

Brian Stephan allegedly stole a vehicle in Mission, committed a B&E, resisted arrest in Chilliwack on May 5

Chilliwack prolific offender Brian Stephan was wanted in late April 2021, but was arrested and charged after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Mission on May 5 and resisting arrest in Chilliwack. (RCMP file)
(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Experts now predict 33.6% rise in B.C. home sales for 2021

BCREA economists also predict home prices to increase by 14.3%

(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack real estate may finally be moving towards a buyers' market, according to the local real estate board. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack real estate sales forecast to see the highest increase in B.C. in 2021

BCREA second quarter forecast predicts 51.6% jump in sales this year, 20% rise in prices

Chilliwack real estate may finally be moving towards a buyers' market, according to the local real estate board. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

UPDATE: Reports of shots fired on Chilliwack’s Watson Road turns out to be fireworks

Police responded in force to the 45000 block of Watson, and a school was put in a hold-and-secure

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
A tractor collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of Yale Road and Gibson Road in Chilliwack in the morning on May 6, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Tractor crashes with pickup in Chilliwack Thursday morning

No serious injuries at Rosedale intersection notoriously dangerous for sight lines

A tractor collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of Yale Road and Gibson Road in Chilliwack in the morning on May 6, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Vancouver Law Courts. (Black Press Media file)

B.C. RCMP officer suing the force over alleged harassment and malicious prosecution

Jeffrey Van Woerden was acquitted of assaulting a known gang member during an arrest

The Vancouver Law Courts. (Black Press Media file)
Zopkios Brake Check on the Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) in British Columbia. Truck driver Roy McCormack was seen entering the brake check with smoking brakes on Aug. 5, 2016, just before a multi-vehicle crash further down the road, but he was acquitted of criminal negligence by a judge in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack on May 3, 2021. (GoogleMaps)

Truck driver acquitted of criminal negligence in 2016 multi-vehicle Coquihalla crash

Judge finds Roy McCormack’s actions or inactions did not meet the threshold of criminal negligence

Zopkios Brake Check on the Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) in British Columbia. Truck driver Roy McCormack was seen entering the brake check with smoking brakes on Aug. 5, 2016, just before a multi-vehicle crash further down the road, but he was acquitted of criminal negligence by a judge in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack on May 3, 2021. (GoogleMaps)
Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer was found guilty of accessing and possessing child pornography in Chilliwack provincial court on April 30, 2021. (File)

B.C. church pastor found guilty of accessing ‘substantial’ amounts of child pornography

No reasonable doubt raised by John Vermeer’s claim that pornography found on his computer wasn’t his

Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer was found guilty of accessing and possessing child pornography in Chilliwack provincial court on April 30, 2021. (File)
Anne-Marie Hutchins of Chilliwack with her daughter Emma and son Jayden. (Submitted)

Family of woman who died after visit to Chilliwack COVID test site wants change

Anne-Marie Hutchins’ sister said she was sent home despite chest pain and a history of tachycardia

Anne-Marie Hutchins of Chilliwack with her daughter Emma and son Jayden. (Submitted)
A BC Circle Route sign in Hope, B.C. pointing out heritage discovery sites as well as ranchlands and rivers. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

New travel restrictions mean Fraser Health is leaving Hope behind

Dr. Bonnie Henry recommends lumping Hope with Interior Health for new orders on regional travel

A BC Circle Route sign in Hope, B.C. pointing out heritage discovery sites as well as ranchlands and rivers. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Still from a video posted on social media of a man lighting fireworks next to a homeless person’s encampment in the parking lot at St. Mary’s on Mary Street in Chilliwack. The video was posted on April 21, 2021 but it’s unclear if the incident happened that day. (Facebook)

VIDEO: Man sets off fireworks next to homeless person’s cart in Fraser Valley

No police reports made into incident shared on social media

Still from a video posted on social media of a man lighting fireworks next to a homeless person’s encampment in the parking lot at St. Mary’s on Mary Street in Chilliwack. The video was posted on April 21, 2021 but it’s unclear if the incident happened that day. (Facebook)
A refrigerated truck and trailer full of blueberries overturned on Industrial Way near the CN rail line and Progress Way in Chilliwack in the morning on April 23, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Semi loaded with blueberries rolls over in Chilliwack

Reefer truck on its side Friday morning on Industrial Way near the CN rail line

A refrigerated truck and trailer full of blueberries overturned on Industrial Way near the CN rail line and Progress Way in Chilliwack in the morning on April 23, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
RCMP on the scene of an alleged attempted murder-suicide on Watson Road in Chilliwack on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

UPDATE: Shooting leaves two dead following murder-suicide in Chilliwack

Incident Thursday morning in townhouse complex across from Watson elementary school

RCMP on the scene of an alleged attempted murder-suicide on Watson Road in Chilliwack on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)
Chilliwack RCMP on the scene at Peach Road and the Vedder River where a body was found in the morning on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Facebook)

Deceased man found on the Vedder River in Chilliwack Wednesday morning

No immediate word on cause or time of death

Chilliwack RCMP on the scene at Peach Road and the Vedder River where a body was found in the morning on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Facebook)
View looking south from Mt. Archibald, taking in the proposed ski terrain of Bridal Veil Mountain Resort, with Mt. Mercer (centre left) and Mt. Thurston (centre right, shrouded in cloud).

Ambitious all-season mountain resort proposed near Chilliwack

Proponents say Bridal Veil Mountain Resort could cover 11,500 acres bring in $252 million a year

View looking south from Mt. Archibald, taking in the proposed ski terrain of Bridal Veil Mountain Resort, with Mt. Mercer (centre left) and Mt. Thurston (centre right, shrouded in cloud).
Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021 on day 16 of her trial in BC Supreme Court where she is charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a 78-year-old woman on Mary Street on Dec. 1, 2016. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Crown seeking jail time for 72-year-old Chilliwack woman found guilty in fatal hit-and-run

Trial of Linnea Labbee who struck and killed 78-year-old woman in 2016 ended Monday

Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021 on day 16 of her trial in BC Supreme Court where she is charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a 78-year-old woman on Mary Street on Dec. 1, 2016. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
RCMP patch. (File)

Young prolific offender from Hope faces another raft of charges

Jacob Paul Sihata charged in 3rd set of serious incidents since he was 19

RCMP patch. (File)
Sunset Manor, an assisted living facility in Chilliwack owned by the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Chilliwack, pictured here in October 2020, had its third COVID-19 outbreak declared on April 9, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

3rd COVID outbreak at care home run by Chilliwack church known for opposing vaccinations

30-bed Sunset Manor owned and operated by Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Chilliwack

Sunset Manor, an assisted living facility in Chilliwack owned by the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Chilliwack, pictured here in October 2020, had its third COVID-19 outbreak declared on April 9, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021 on day 16 of her trial in BC Supreme Court where she is charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a 78-year-old woman on Mary Street on Dec. 1, 2016. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Woman on trial for Chilliwack fatal hit-and-run called an ‘unreliable and incredible’ witness by Crown

Trial full of bizarre moments and contradictory statements by 72-year-old Linnea Labbee is now over

Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021 on day 16 of her trial in BC Supreme Court where she is charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a 78-year-old woman on Mary Street on Dec. 1, 2016. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Williams Lake RCMP arrested a man Saturday, March 13 near Wildwood in vehicle stolen in Quesnel. (RCMP logo)

UPDATE: Chilliwack woman missing since March 17 found safe and sound

RCMP thanks the media and public for assistance

Williams Lake RCMP arrested a man Saturday, March 13 near Wildwood in vehicle stolen in Quesnel. (RCMP logo)