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Clay _________ was all smiles after bringing up a gun and box of ammo from the bottom of Chilliwack Lake. (Instagram photo)

Chilliwack diver finds handgun and ammunition on the bottom of Chilliwack Lake

Clay Helkenberg has long had a gun on his want-to-find list, and finally checked it off

Clay _________ was all smiles after bringing up a gun and box of ammo from the bottom of Chilliwack Lake. (Instagram photo)
Cannabis plants visible under bright lights inside a large facility at Shxwha:y Village on July 6, 2018. The reserve was home to the licensed producer for Indigenous Bloom, which opened up a dispensary on the Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt reserve. On April 12, 2021, Shxwha:y announced Health Canada approval for a licensed production facility at the village. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack’s Shxwha:y First Nation approved for cannabis cultivation and processing facility

It will be the first majority-owned Indigenous on-reserve licensed facility in Western Canada

Cannabis plants visible under bright lights inside a large facility at Shxwha:y Village on July 6, 2018. The reserve was home to the licensed producer for Indigenous Bloom, which opened up a dispensary on the Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt reserve. On April 12, 2021, Shxwha:y announced Health Canada approval for a licensed production facility at the village. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Chilliwack General Hospital gets all-clear from Fraser Health as outbreak ends

The latest outbreak was 20 days from the start, on March 25, to being declared over on April 13

Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
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Entire class at Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham secondary school in isolation after exposure to COVID-19

Students have been told to remain home after four days of exposure last week

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Jordan Kawaguchi's uniform colour didn't change at all jumping from the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks to the Texas Stars. (Texas Stars twitter photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Jordan Kawaguchi earns All-American status for second straight season

Kawaguchi ends his NCAA men’s hockey career with another honour

Jordan Kawaguchi's uniform colour didn't change at all jumping from the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks to the Texas Stars. (Texas Stars twitter photo)
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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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Jordan Kawaguchi’s uniform colour didn’t change at all jumping from the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks to the Texas Stars. (Texas Stars twitter photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Jordan Kawaguchi collects two points in first pro hockey game

Kawaguchi had a goal and an assist for the Texas Stars in an American Hockey League match

Jordan Kawaguchi’s uniform colour didn’t change at all jumping from the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks to the Texas Stars. (Texas Stars twitter photo)
This woman was caught on a Chilliwack business security camera and is alleged to have made fraudulent purchases with stolen credit cards. (Photo from RCMP)

Crime Stoppers seeks female suspect in Chilliwack credit card fraud case

A woman is accused of allegedly using stolen credit cards to make several buys in early January

This woman was caught on a Chilliwack business security camera and is alleged to have made fraudulent purchases with stolen credit cards. (Photo from RCMP)
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Chilliwack hockey player kicked off Seattle Thunderbirds roster after racist incident

Two players were accused of directing racial slurs at a teammate and waving a banana at him

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Chilliwack’s Katie Lampen has signed with a professional soccer club in Spain. (Instagram photo)

Chilliwack’s Katie Lampen signs pro deal with Spanish club FC Malaga City Femenino

After one electric year with the UFV Cascades, the Sardis secondary grad pursues a lifelong dream

Chilliwack’s Katie Lampen has signed with a professional soccer club in Spain. (Instagram photo)
Items seized during an RCMP drug bust on Elm Drive in Chilliwack. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack RCMP seize drugs and firearms during raid on Elm Drive home

Police found bulk quantities of drugs believed to be fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine

Items seized during an RCMP drug bust on Elm Drive in Chilliwack. (RCMP photo)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will join the Canadian national women’s soccer squad for a training camp and two matches against Wales and England. (Canada Soccer photo)

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema heading to Canada Soccer camp in Wales and England

The talented teenager will join the national team for a pair of friendly matches in April

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will join the Canadian national women’s soccer squad for a training camp and two matches against Wales and England. (Canada Soccer photo)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Abbotsford's Jordan Kawaguchi has signed with the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars. (File photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs grad Jordan Kawaguchi signs with NHL’s Dallas Stars

Days after playing his final game at the University of North Dakota, Gooch is turning pro

Abbotsford's Jordan Kawaguchi has signed with the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars. (File photo)
Julia Tuchscherer had her Grade 10 season at G.W. Graham cut short by injury, and her Grade 11 season has been wrecked by COVID. Rather than try for a Grade 12 season, the teenager is jumping to the U-Sports level with the UFV Cascades. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Tuchscherer sisters to reunite with UFV Cascades women’s basketball team

Younger sister Julia Tuchscherer is graduating high school a year early to join Deanna at UFV

Julia Tuchscherer had her Grade 10 season at G.W. Graham cut short by injury, and her Grade 11 season has been wrecked by COVID. Rather than try for a Grade 12 season, the teenager is jumping to the U-Sports level with the UFV Cascades. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Items seized by Chilliwack RCMP officers during the execution of three search warrants on March 19, 2021. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack RCMP raid three locations to shut down alleged fentanyl operation

Police executed search warrants at residences on Yale Road, First Avenue and Luckakuck Place

Items seized by Chilliwack RCMP officers during the execution of three search warrants on March 19, 2021. (RCMP photo)
A screenshot of a Barry Neufeld-shared link with accompanying post in a private Facebook group. Screenshot obtained by PressProgress.

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld tells parents to pull kids out of public school

Neufeld posted his advice on an anti-LGBTQ Facebook page

A screenshot of a Barry Neufeld-shared link with accompanying post in a private Facebook group. Screenshot obtained by PressProgress.
An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at Chilliwack General Hospital. (The Progress file photo)

UPDATE: Fraser Health provides more info on COVID outbreak at Chilliwack General Hospital

BC Health Minister Adrian Dix made the announcement during a daily COVID briefing

An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at Chilliwack General Hospital. (The Progress file photo)
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Chilliwack RCMP search for Honda Civic connected to alleged hit and run

A 23-year-old man is in hospital five days after being hit by a car in downtown Chilliwack

(Black Press file photo)
Two men who allegedly tried to rob a senior in downtown Chilliwack are still unidentified and being sought by police. (RCMP sketch)

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week puts spotlight on two men accused of trying to rob senior in downtown Chilliwack

The crime occured in January and police were able to produce composite sketches of the suspects

Two men who allegedly tried to rob a senior in downtown Chilliwack are still unidentified and being sought by police. (RCMP sketch)