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An expanded Community Policing effort starts at Cultus Lake Park this weekend. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)

Recent break-ins lead to more security at Cultus Lake Park

Park Board officials reassuring visitors and residents that extra policing will help with crime

An expanded Community Policing effort starts at Cultus Lake Park this weekend. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)
Jocelyn Thomas and Kris Potter, of the Primary Prevention committee, a sub-committee of Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee, were at city hall Tuesday pitching an effort to Child Proof Porn. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Crusade to prevent kids from accessing internet porn pitched in Chilliwack

Pair came to city hall to ask council to help clamp down on unsecured wifi and porn access

Jocelyn Thomas and Kris Potter, of the Primary Prevention committee, a sub-committee of Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee, were at city hall Tuesday pitching an effort to Child Proof Porn. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
The site next to Borden Creek as it was last May when neighbours in the Chilliwack River Valley were complaining non-stop about the garbage and environmental damage caused by a homeless encampment. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Provincial plan needed to address rural homeless camps: regional district

An encampment at Borden Creek dismantled last summer but regional district was not consulted

The site next to Borden Creek as it was last May when neighbours in the Chilliwack River Valley were complaining non-stop about the garbage and environmental damage caused by a homeless encampment. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Vintage bottles, magic cards, a 1969 Playboy: Quirky items found in historic B.C. buildings

Vintage bottles, magic cards, a 1969 Playboy: Quirky items found in historic B.C. buildings

Crews set aside some of the funkier pieces emerging from the construction rubble

Vintage bottles, magic cards, a 1969 Playboy: Quirky items found in historic B.C. buildings
City of Chilliwack staffer Steve Clegg tests the slough water at the site near a greenhouse operation. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

What turned the water pink? B.C. greenhouse worker made mistake with flower dye

Chilliwack greenhouse owner says ‘no immediate danger’ from non-toxic dye released into waterway

City of Chilliwack staffer Steve Clegg tests the slough water at the site near a greenhouse operation. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Steve Clegg, City of Chilliwack environmental services specialist, testing water samples at the Camp Slough.

‘Contaminated’ waterway in Fraser Valley turns pink

Citizen called provincial reps, who told City of Chilliwack about the slough appearing reddish pink

Steve Clegg, City of Chilliwack environmental services specialist, testing water samples at the Camp Slough.
Sturgeon fishing is catch-and-release only on the Fraser River and hugely popular, but closures of side channels between Chilliwack and Hope are aimed at protecting the spawning habitat and the species. (Submitted)

Sturgeon fishing closures coming to side channels in the Lower Fraser

Under review for species at risk designation, the closures are precautionary, says the province

Sturgeon fishing is catch-and-release only on the Fraser River and hugely popular, but closures of side channels between Chilliwack and Hope are aimed at protecting the spawning habitat and the species. (Submitted)
Traffic will be detoured from westbound lanes of Highway 1 near Chilliwack on March 29 and March 30. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Overnight lane closures coming to Highway 1 near Chilliwack

Traffic will be detoured from westbound lanes on March 29 and March 30

Traffic will be detoured from westbound lanes of Highway 1 near Chilliwack on March 29 and March 30. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Mayor Ken Popove met with Health Minister Adrian Dix and Fraser Health CEO Dr. Victoria Lee over the taxi transfer debacle. (File photo)

Mayor meets with B.C. health minister on homeless taxi transfers

Two homeless people were discharged from Surrey Memorial and sent to a Chilliwack shelter

Mayor Ken Popove met with Health Minister Adrian Dix and Fraser Health CEO Dr. Victoria Lee over the taxi transfer debacle. (File photo)
The 2019 BC Spring Holstein Show is Friday, March 22 starting at 8 a.m. at Chilliwack Heritage Park, with judge Mark Rueth from Oxford, Wisconsin presiding. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

One of the biggest cow shows in Canada is coming back to the ‘Wack

Prize money of $240,000 is on offer at the spring Holstein show Friday at Chilliwack Heritage Park

The 2019 BC Spring Holstein Show is Friday, March 22 starting at 8 a.m. at Chilliwack Heritage Park, with judge Mark Rueth from Oxford, Wisconsin presiding. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
Chilliwack MLA John Martin raised the subject of the controversial homeless patient taxi transfer from Surrey to Chilliwack in the B.C. Legislature Thursday.

‘That’s startling’: Horgan reacts to claims of homeless patients being sent to Chilliwack

Health minister says he will look into situation after mayor writes biting letter to Fraser Health

Chilliwack MLA John Martin raised the subject of the controversial homeless patient taxi transfer from Surrey to Chilliwack in the B.C. Legislature Thursday.
Two homeless patients from Surrey were sent in a taxi to the Salvation Army Shelter according to a letter from Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Fraser Health taxied Surrey homeless patients to Chilliwack shelters, mayor says

Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove calls the practice ‘unacceptable’ in a March 5 letter

Two homeless patients from Surrey were sent in a taxi to the Salvation Army Shelter according to a letter from Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
The food waste diversion program is working great, says Don Armstrong, Chilliwack Food Bank coordinator. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)

‘Game-changing’ program to combat food waste to expand across B.C.

Three-month pilot project in Chilliwack saw food waste redirected to make an estimated 250,000 meals

The food waste diversion program is working great, says Don Armstrong, Chilliwack Food Bank coordinator. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)
Peter Awram with Worker Bee Honey Company shows agriculture minister Lana Popham how their nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) machine works to detect fraudulent honey. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

WATCH: Cutting-edge B.C. lab opens to detect fake honey

The lab uses nuclear magnetic resonance to pinpoint the floral and geographic sources of honey samples

Peter Awram with Worker Bee Honey Company shows agriculture minister Lana Popham how their nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) machine works to detect fraudulent honey. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Packaging coming off the presses now for Molson Canadian has the name “Chilliwack” emblazoned on the side of beer cans and exterior wrapping

New branding features B.C. city on Molson Canadian packaging

It’s just a little line in the fine print but Chilliwack is chuffed nonetheless

Packaging coming off the presses now for Molson Canadian has the name “Chilliwack” emblazoned on the side of beer cans and exterior wrapping
No details from RCMP are available yet about a suspected car-jacking Tuesday night at CGH. (The Progress file photo)

Man steals elderly Chilliwack couple’s car as husband helps wife out of wheelchair

Gent came running into the ER angry that his vehicle was stolen, witness said

No details from RCMP are available yet about a suspected car-jacking Tuesday night at CGH. (The Progress file photo)
A new public health campaign launched this week by the FNHA is aimed at delaying cannabis use and reducing the harms for young people, as well as expectant and breastfeeding mothers. (Submitted)

First Nations Health Authority launches campaign on cannabis use

Ad messages focused on harm reduction for youth and women who are breastfeeding or pregnant

A new public health campaign launched this week by the FNHA is aimed at delaying cannabis use and reducing the harms for young people, as well as expectant and breastfeeding mothers. (Submitted)
Molson Coors Canada is announcing plans to use Fraser Valley hops to brew their beer starting next summer from Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/The Progress file)

Molson to source Fraser Valley hops for new Chilliwack brewery

Select varieties of hopes will be sourced from Sartori, Northwest Hop, and BC Hop Farms

Molson Coors Canada is announcing plans to use Fraser Valley hops to brew their beer starting next summer from Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/The Progress file)
Train ride at Minter store not part of this year’s festive fun

Train ride at Minter store not part of this year’s festive fun

Tough decision made to stop seasonal train in its tracks after injury suffered by Brian Minter

Train ride at Minter store not part of this year’s festive fun
Proposed changes to revitalize the Agriculture Land Reserve are finding favour with some key voices in the Fraser Valley. (Paul Henderson/The Progress file)

Agricultural Land Reserve changes heading in right direction, say ag reps

Crackdown on fill contamination and monster homes on farmland among changes being lauded

Proposed changes to revitalize the Agriculture Land Reserve are finding favour with some key voices in the Fraser Valley. (Paul Henderson/The Progress file)