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Two mug shots of Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink, who on Nov. 30, 2022 was sentenced for several property crimes.

Chilliwack man gets conditional sentence for home break-in

Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink was sentenced for several property crimes

Two mug shots of Kristopher Thomas Bradley Vandenbrink, who on Nov. 30, 2022 was sentenced for several property crimes.
Owen Charpentier, 26, received a six-and-a-half year sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter with a firearm. (File)

Chilliwack man gets six-and-a-half years on manslaughter charge

Owen Charpentier’s lawyers had been seeking six years, while Crown pressed for eight to nine years

Owen Charpentier, 26, received a six-and-a-half year sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter with a firearm. (File)
Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)

Robert Macaskill takes the stand in Chilliwack aggravated assault trial

The court also heard from Frank Paul, the man who was seriously injured in the alleged assault

Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)
Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)

Chilliwack assault trial focused on weapon or no weapon

Was victim beaten with pipe or did he fall down stairs? Either way he ended up with severe injuries

Robert Macaskill is in B.C. Supreme Court, on trial for aggravated assault. (RCMP Crime Stoppers photo)
Former Chilliwack Search and Rescue member Adam Laurie appears in Rescue Me, a book that takes a behind-the-scenes look at life on the SAR front lines. (Caitlin Press)

Chilliwack man’s stories featured in search and rescue book

Rescue Me includes a chapter involving former Chilliwack SAR member Adam Laurie

Former Chilliwack Search and Rescue member Adam Laurie appears in Rescue Me, a book that takes a behind-the-scenes look at life on the SAR front lines. (Caitlin Press)
Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)

Trial draws near for Chilliwack physiotherapist charged with sexual assault

Sanjay Amrutkar faces 8 sexual assault charges, with jury selection coming up in January

Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)
Chilliwack Chief’s captain Abram Wiebe will play in the BCHL 60th Anniversary Celebration all-star tournament. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe named to BCHL all-star squad

The Chiefs captain will represent the Coastal conference in a three-on-three tournament

Chilliwack Chief’s captain Abram Wiebe will play in the BCHL 60th Anniversary Celebration all-star tournament. (Darren Francis photo)
Tony Gore with children Naomi (left) and Wyatt (right). Tony and his sister, Jill Hall, started sounding the alarm about radon after he found alarming levels of the radioactive gas in Naomi’s second-floor bedroom. Naomi is seen here holding a home radon test. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack brother and sister wage war against radon

Jill Hall’s push for radon awareness has found allies with the City of Chilliwack and FVRD

Tony Gore with children Naomi (left) and Wyatt (right). Tony and his sister, Jill Hall, started sounding the alarm about radon after he found alarming levels of the radioactive gas in Naomi’s second-floor bedroom. Naomi is seen here holding a home radon test. (submitted photo)
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Sentencing date set for man accused in horrific child abuse case

The accused is pleading guilty to 2 charges related to the death of an 11-year-old foster child

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Eric Small (middle) and wife Catherine (left) taking in a Remembrance Day ceremony on the HMCS Edmonton, a coastal defence vessel moored in North Vancouver. (Chartwell Foundation photo)

Chilliwack veteran has wish granted to see navy vessel ‘one last time’

86-year-old Eric Small and wife Catherine visited the HMCS Edmonton on Remembrance Day

Eric Small (middle) and wife Catherine (left) taking in a Remembrance Day ceremony on the HMCS Edmonton, a coastal defence vessel moored in North Vancouver. (Chartwell Foundation photo)
A still from a video posted on Twitter in a moment right after Gordon Grsic is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. Grsic received a conditional discharge. (Twitter)

Conditional discharge for man involved in violent assault at Chilliwack grocery store

Gordon Grsic was sentenced last week on three charges related to the Jan. 28, 2022 incident

A still from a video posted on Twitter in a moment right after Gordon Grsic is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. Grsic received a conditional discharge. (Twitter)
Chilliwack councillor Jason Lum (third row with coffee cup) was in the audience for a forum hosted by UFV social work students Nov. 3 at Evergreen Hall. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

UFV students host forum pushing for disability rate increase

The students suggest the current Persons with Disabilities rate lags well behind the cost of living

Chilliwack councillor Jason Lum (third row with coffee cup) was in the audience for a forum hosted by UFV social work students Nov. 3 at Evergreen Hall. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
A former foster parent has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault related to two young children. (Black Press file photo)

Fraser Valley woman pleads guilty in horrific foster child abuse case

The woman faces 10 years jail time on manslaughter and aggravated assault charges

A former foster parent has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault related to two young children. (Black Press file photo)
A ‘Hedgehog’ created by UFV’s Maciej Kaczor and Matt Olafson, placed near the edge of the Chilliwack campus near Vedder Park. (Anne Russell/UFV)

Hedgehogs on Chilliwack UFV campus symbols of peace

Two of the steel structures are on display, expressions of solidarity with the people of Ukraine

A ‘Hedgehog’ created by UFV’s Maciej Kaczor and Matt Olafson, placed near the edge of the Chilliwack campus near Vedder Park. (Anne Russell/UFV)
A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)

Chilliwack doctor suspended after sending inappropriate messages to patient

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia handed Dr. Rafet Jhameel a 3 month ban

A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)
This is one of thousands of photos in need of ID for the Chilliwack Military Museum. If you know who any of these people are, email Darren Kennedy at imugcanada@yahoo.com. (Chilliwack Military Museum photo)

Chilliwack Military Museum needs help identifying photos

The organization has a treasure trove of pictures, but many have no names to go with the faces

This is one of thousands of photos in need of ID for the Chilliwack Military Museum. If you know who any of these people are, email Darren Kennedy at imugcanada@yahoo.com. (Chilliwack Military Museum photo)
Stolen property listed for sale on Facebook Marketplace led police to a Fairfield Island home. (Black Press file photo)

Stolen property on Facebook Marketplace leads police to Chilliwack home

Police found stolen items, controlled substances and a loaded firearm at a Fairfield Island house

Stolen property listed for sale on Facebook Marketplace led police to a Fairfield Island home. (Black Press file photo)
Three people accused of serious crimes were in court Monday (Oct. 31) with applications to have statements and search warrants thrown out. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack judge finds charter breach in assault suspect’s arrest

Makayla Nicole Hebert was detained 31 minutes at the scene before being taken in for booking

Three people accused of serious crimes were in court Monday (Oct. 31) with applications to have statements and search warrants thrown out. (Black Press file)
Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Former Islamic State member released on bail to live in Chilliwack

Kimberly Polman will live with her sister and she will have to adhere to 25 conditions

Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
An unknown male is seen on video, walking away from graffiti that he allegedly spray-painted on the exterior wall of a downtown Chilliwack business. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack RCMP searching for graffiti suspect

An unknown male was caught on video spray-painting the outer wall of a Chilliwack business

An unknown male is seen on video, walking away from graffiti that he allegedly spray-painted on the exterior wall of a downtown Chilliwack business. (RCMP photo)