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Fire destroyed a large chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack on August 7, 2020, (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

SLIDESHOW: Chilliwack firefighters battle large blaze at Rosedale chicken barn Friday

Majority of birds saved but buildings on Castleman Road destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed a large chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack on August 7, 2020, (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A blood python reported missing by its owner in the downtown Chilliwack area on August 6, 2020. (Facebook)

Six-foot blood python missing in downtown Chilliwack

Owner is worried and reports the snake ‘more loving and gentle than a lil’ kitten’

A blood python reported missing by its owner in the downtown Chilliwack area on August 6, 2020. (Facebook)
A man drowned after going under water in Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake Provincial Park around 3 p.m. on July 25, 2020. Cultus Lake Fire Department, BCEHS, Chilliwack SAR and RCMP all responded to the scene. (Shane MacKichan video still)

UPDATE: Student from India drowned at Cultus Lake Saturday

22-year-old Kwantlen student went under the water at Entrance Bay and could not be revived

A man drowned after going under water in Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake Provincial Park around 3 p.m. on July 25, 2020. Cultus Lake Fire Department, BCEHS, Chilliwack SAR and RCMP all responded to the scene. (Shane MacKichan video still)
BC Liberal ad from Oct. 4, 2019 in The Light Magazine, a Christian publication out of Langley that frequently publishes homophobic and transphobic content. (Lightmagazine.ca)

Vancouver Pride Society bans BC Liberals from annual parade after ad controversy

VPS threatened the ban last week if action wasn’t taken against Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness

BC Liberal ad from Oct. 4, 2019 in The Light Magazine, a Christian publication out of Langley that frequently publishes homophobic and transphobic content. (Lightmagazine.ca)
Colten Fleury, seen here at 16, from Prince George was last seen by his mother, Phyllis, May 3, 2018. In July 2020 Phyllis is in the Fraser Valley chasing tips that he was seen in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Contributed/Black Press Media)

Mother of Prince George teen missing for two years thinks he might be in the Fraser Valley

Phyllis Fleury has heard tips her son Colten is in Chilliwack or Abbotsford

Colten Fleury, seen here at 16, from Prince George was last seen by his mother, Phyllis, May 3, 2018. In July 2020 Phyllis is in the Fraser Valley chasing tips that he was seen in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Contributed/Black Press Media)
BC Liberal ad from Oct. 4, 2019 in The Light Magazine, a Christian publication out of Langley that frequently publishes homophobic and transphobic content. (Lightmagazine.ca)

BC Liberals barred from Vancouver Pride Parade if Chilliwack-Kent MLA isn’t ousted

Society that runs the annual parade says failure to do so shows the party is tolerant of homophobia

BC Liberal ad from Oct. 4, 2019 in The Light Magazine, a Christian publication out of Langley that frequently publishes homophobic and transphobic content. (Lightmagazine.ca)
NDP wants Chilliwack-Kent MLA removed from BC Liberal caucus for alleged homophobia

NDP wants Chilliwack-Kent MLA removed from BC Liberal caucus for alleged homophobia

BC Liberal leader, some MLAs apologize for Christian magazine ads but Laurie Throness doubles down

NDP wants Chilliwack-Kent MLA removed from BC Liberal caucus for alleged homophobia
Vancouver double homicide leads to arrest in Harrison Hot Springs Wednesday

Vancouver double homicide leads to arrest in Harrison Hot Springs Wednesday

VPD and RCMP tracked dumped vehicle connected to killings to Chilliwack

Vancouver double homicide leads to arrest in Harrison Hot Springs Wednesday
Kevin Scott Miller, who has been convicted of multiple violent sexual assaults of women and is on a long-term supervision order, was sentenced to 18 months jail for breaching his LTSO in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack on June 22, 2020. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack violent sex offender sentenced for breaching long-term supervision order

18-month term for Kevin Miller amounts to time served for using cannabis while ordered to abstain

Kevin Scott Miller, who has been convicted of multiple violent sexual assaults of women and is on a long-term supervision order, was sentenced to 18 months jail for breaching his LTSO in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack on June 22, 2020. (Black Press file)
Sophia Koehler on June 23, 2020 at Chilliwack General Hospital after she was apprehended by Mounties after a mental health wellness check. An RCMP spokesperson said Koehler did not co-operate with police, something she denies. (Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser Valley woman complains of violent RCMP takedown during wellness check

Mounties respond that she was not co-operating during Mental Health Act apprehension

Sophia Koehler on June 23, 2020 at Chilliwack General Hospital after she was apprehended by Mounties after a mental health wellness check. An RCMP spokesperson said Koehler did not co-operate with police, something she denies. (Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)
Home sales in June 2020 in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board were high with 345 sales at an average selling price of $560,328. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Single family home sales in Chilliwack surge in June

Sales reach the highest level in three years with prices rising due to pent-up demand

Home sales in June 2020 in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board were high with 345 sales at an average selling price of $560,328. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Some of the 3,200 plants and 32 kilograms seized from a Gillanders Road marijuana grow-operation on March 14, 2017 in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

Guilty verdict for one of two men in large illegal marijuana grow-operation in Chilliwack

Charges dismissed against property owner where 3,200 plants, 32 kgs of dried weed found in 2017

Some of the 3,200 plants and 32 kilograms seized from a Gillanders Road marijuana grow-operation on March 14, 2017 in Chilliwack. (RCMP)
Two Chilliwack women make weekly Crime Stoppers most wanted list

Two Chilliwack women make weekly Crime Stoppers most wanted list

Ashley Felix and Raina McDonald wanted on unrelated issues

Two Chilliwack women make weekly Crime Stoppers most wanted list
UN gang hitman Cory Vallee is serving two life sentences for the 2008 first degree murder of gang rival Kevin Leclair and conspiracy to murder the Bacon Brothers. He was recently charged with assault in Agassiz in connection with an alleged incident on Dec. 18, 2019. (File)

UN gang hitman Cory Vallee charged with assault in prison

Serving two life sentences, Vallee and two other men charged in December 2019 incident in Agassiz

UN gang hitman Cory Vallee is serving two life sentences for the 2008 first degree murder of gang rival Kevin Leclair and conspiracy to murder the Bacon Brothers. He was recently charged with assault in Agassiz in connection with an alleged incident on Dec. 18, 2019. (File)
Harlan Hourie of Chilliwack has been wanted by the RCMP since December 2017. (CrimeStoppers)

Chilliwack man wanted for 2.5 years makes weekly Crime Stoppers list

Harlan Hourie didn’t show up for his first court appearance in December 2017

Harlan Hourie of Chilliwack has been wanted by the RCMP since December 2017. (CrimeStoppers)
Highway 1 eastbound near Banford Road in Chilliwack at noon on June 24, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Police watchdog on the case of Highway 1 fatality in Chilliwack Wednesday

IIO-BC on the file because of an interaction the victim had with police earlier in the day

Highway 1 eastbound near Banford Road in Chilliwack at noon on June 24, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Progress file)

B.C. Mountie sentenced in ‘particularly heinous’ revenge porn case

Former RCMP officer uploaded videos of explicit acts with fellow Mountie to pornography website

Chilliwack Law Courts. (Progress file)
Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. He is set to be sentenced Sept. 25, 2020. (Facebook)

Sentencing date set for Chilliwack man who failed to disclose HIV-positive status to partner

Steven Gauthier convicted of aggravated sexual assault in BC Supreme Court

Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. He is set to be sentenced Sept. 25, 2020. (Facebook)
The grave sites of United Nations gang members Duane Meyer and Evan Appell on June 16, 2020 in Vedder View Gardens Cemetery in Chilliwack. There were two lion statues at the grave site that went missing since April. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Lion statues stolen from United Nations gang members’ grave site in Chilliwack

Two stone statues went missing from cemetery where Duane Meyer and Evan Appell are buried

The grave sites of United Nations gang members Duane Meyer and Evan Appell on June 16, 2020 in Vedder View Gardens Cemetery in Chilliwack. There were two lion statues at the grave site that went missing since April. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
A worker employed by a Chilliwack-based agricultural employer seen throwing a chicken in an undercover video in 2017 filmed by California-base animal rights activists Mercy For Animals.

Fraser Valley chicken abuse case moves forward

Sofina Foods and Chilliwack company face jury trial in connection with 2017 undercover video

A worker employed by a Chilliwack-based agricultural employer seen throwing a chicken in an undercover video in 2017 filmed by California-base animal rights activists Mercy For Animals.