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There was a heavy police presence on Strathcona Road between Hymar Drive and Killarney Drive on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/PHOTOS: Incident ends safely after heavy police presence surrounds on Chilliwack house

Police and ERT were able to successfully defuse a volatile situation in Fairfield Island

 

Folks take in the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Summery, sky-high sunflowers in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival has 50 varieties of sunflowers in 12 acres of fields

 

The Canada-British Columbia Agri-Innovation Program is giving Chilliwack’s Dicklands Farms $165,000 to design and develop a low-emission dairy barn. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Chilliwack farm receives funding to develop low-emission dairy barn

Dicklands Farms is receiving $165,000 through the Canada-British Columbia Agri-Innovation Program

 

Nicholas Epp was killed in an altercation in downtown Kelowna on Aug. 12 (Nicholas Lorne Epp/Facebook)

Chilliwack man confirmed as Kelowna homicide victim

The incident happened outside the Liquid Zoo

Nicholas Epp was killed in an altercation in downtown Kelowna on Aug. 12 (Nicholas Lorne Epp/Facebook)
Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

PPC leader Maxime Bernier making stops in Chilliwack, Abbotsford on Tuesday

Bernier is hosting events across B.C. as part of his ‘Summer Leader’s Tour’

Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Duncan Goguillot is seen holding a photo of Chuck Strahl on Jan. 31, 2000 in front of a Reform party flag. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Former Chilliwack Catholic priest accused of raping a boy in the 1970s

Vancouver Archdiocese and Duncan Goguillot, who worked for MP Chuck Strahl for 15 years, faces lawsuit

Duncan Goguillot is seen holding a photo of Chuck Strahl on Jan. 31, 2000 in front of a Reform party flag. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project construction in the back field at Vedder Middle School in Chilliwack on July 29, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

September looms for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion work in Chilliwack school fields

Pipeline runs through sports fields at Vedder Middle and Watson Elementary in Sardis

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project construction in the back field at Vedder Middle School in Chilliwack on July 29, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A memorial for 19-year-old Chloe Des Rochers at the corner of Nevin and Ford roads in Chilliwack on Aug. 8, 2022. Des Rochers was on her skateboard at 10 p.m. on Aug. 1 when she was struck and killed by a pickup truck driver. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Candlelight vigil held for 19-year-old killed at notoriously dangerous Chilliwack intersection

Chloe Des Rochers killed by pickup driver at Nevin and Ford roads where neighbours want a 4-way stop

A memorial for 19-year-old Chloe Des Rochers at the corner of Nevin and Ford roads in Chilliwack on Aug. 8, 2022. Des Rochers was on her skateboard at 10 p.m. on Aug. 1 when she was struck and killed by a pickup truck driver. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jean-Louis (‘JL’) Bleau has been hired as the new executive director of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre hires new executive director after more than 1 year without one

Jean-Louis Bleau of Calgary will take on the position which was left vacant in June 2021

Jean-Louis (‘JL’) Bleau has been hired as the new executive director of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
Justin William rides Anakin while competing in the bull riding event at the Chilliwack Rodeo during the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair at Heritage Park on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Bucking bulls kick off 1st day of Chilliwack Rodeo at 150th annual fair

It was all about bull riding during day one of 34th annual rodeo at historic Chilliwack Fair

Justin William rides Anakin while competing in the bull riding event at the Chilliwack Rodeo during the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair at Heritage Park on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Isaac Bosma, 9, of Chilliwack shows his cow during a 4-H competition at the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Ringing in 150 years of the Chilliwack Fair

4-H competitions, live entertainment, piglets and more at historic fair in Chilliwack

Isaac Bosma, 9, of Chilliwack shows his cow during a 4-H competition at the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018.  THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Chilliwack real estate market experiences slowest July in 20 years

The impact of rising interest rates is kicking in, resulting in extremely sluggish sales

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018.  THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Playground equipment at Chilliwack's Central Elementary School cordoned off with yellow caution tape on Aug. 5, 2022. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Children complain of burning skin and eyes after visit to Chilliwack playground

Deanna Hews said it was terrifying and traumatic watching her kids in pain, with no idea why

Playground equipment at Chilliwack's Central Elementary School cordoned off with yellow caution tape on Aug. 5, 2022. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Greendale Acres has partnered with Science World for this year’s Chilliwack Corn Maze design. (Greendale Acres)

Corn maze design features T. rex as Science World partners with Greendale Acres in Chilliwack

Playful corn maze design makes connection between prehistoric dinosaur and chicken

Greendale Acres has partnered with Science World for this year’s Chilliwack Corn Maze design. (Greendale Acres)
Service in the maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital will be disrupted over two weekends in August due to staffing issues. (The Progress file photo)

Service at Chilliwack General Hospital maternity ward to be disrupted in August

Pregnant women with complications may be diverted to Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Service in the maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital will be disrupted over two weekends in August due to staffing issues. (The Progress file photo)
A memorial of nine bouquets of flowers sits at the corner of Nevin and Ford roads in Rosedale on Aug. 4, 2022 where, on Aug. 1, a 19-year-old woman on a skateboard was hit by a pickup truck. She later died in hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Memorial created for 19-year-old skateboarder following fatal collision in east Chilliwack

Residents at intersection of Nevin and Ford roads now demanding a 4-way stop be installed

A memorial of nine bouquets of flowers sits at the corner of Nevin and Ford roads in Rosedale on Aug. 4, 2022 where, on Aug. 1, a 19-year-old woman on a skateboard was hit by a pickup truck. She later died in hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Still from a video as a jet boat stopped after speeding on the Vedder River on July 24, 2022. Three men then got out and seriously assaulted an angler on shore. (Anonymous submitted)

First Nations, fishing groups and City of Chilliwack want jet boats banned from Fraser River tributaries

‘We think it’s time, for the sake of the fish, that we need to take some action’ - Sumas Chief Dalton Silver

Still from a video as a jet boat stopped after speeding on the Vedder River on July 24, 2022. Three men then got out and seriously assaulted an angler on shore. (Anonymous submitted)
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
Darrell Ralph and his Frankly Delicious Ice Cream cart he recently put together. The 64-year-old is making kids in hte Vedder Crossing area of Chilliwack happy with his cool treats on hot days. (Submitted photo)

Mobility scooter ice cream man is making B.C. kids smile

‘I wanted to do this to make people smile and make people happy’ - Darrell Ralph

Darrell Ralph and his Frankly Delicious Ice Cream cart he recently put together. The 64-year-old is making kids in hte Vedder Crossing area of Chilliwack happy with his cool treats on hot days. (Submitted photo)
The Chilliwack Rodeo (seen here in 2019) is back at the 150th Chilliwack Fair Aug. 5 to 7. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Get ready to celebrate 150 years of historic Chilliwack Fair

Chilliwack Rodeo returns to Heritage Park along with live music, motocross, marketplace and more

The Chilliwack Rodeo (seen here in 2019) is back at the 150th Chilliwack Fair Aug. 5 to 7. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)