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Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus (left) with a sign that says “We Need Nurses” on the front and “STAT” on the back, at a rally to support nurses in front of Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter’s constituency office on Sept. 17, 2021. (Margaret Reid photo)

Chilliwack ER doctor says hospitals face a staffing crisis in nursing

‘A nurse showing up to work today is often expected to do the work of 2 people’

Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus (left) with a sign that says “We Need Nurses” on the front and “STAT” on the back, at a rally to support nurses in front of Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter’s constituency office on Sept. 17, 2021. (Margaret Reid photo)
There are reports this young man went missing along the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack while fishing on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Facebook Karen Norvell)

UPDATE: Still searching for 22-year-old missing near the Fraser River in Chilliwack Monday

Jess Austin Nadin went fishing and was reported missing at 11:30 a.m on Sept. 13

There are reports this young man went missing along the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack while fishing on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Facebook Karen Norvell)
Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer was convicted of four counts of child pornography. His sentencing hearing began in Chilliwack provincial court on Sept. 1, 2021. (File)

Crown counsel calls Chilliwack church pastor an ‘online pedophile’ for his child porn use

Judge asked to hand down 2 consecutive terms of 5 years jail for John Vermeer in sentencing hearing

Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer was convicted of four counts of child pornography. His sentencing hearing began in Chilliwack provincial court on Sept. 1, 2021. (File)
Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer was found guilty of accessing and possessing child pornography in Chilliwack provincial court on April 30, 2021. (File)

Sentencing begins for Chilliwack church pastor guilty of accessing of child pornography

John Vermeer facing a minimum of six months jail, no more than two years

Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer was found guilty of accessing and possessing child pornography in Chilliwack provincial court on April 30, 2021. (File)
Clayton Eheler was convicted of cocaine trafficking in June 2018 and sentenced to eight years, 144 days jail on Nov. 19, 2019. He was released on bail in October 2020 pending his appeal. (Facebook)

High-level Chilliwack drug trafficker successful at BC Court of Appeal

Clayton Eheler and co-accused Matthew Thiessen win appeal meaning a new trial to be ordered

Clayton Eheler was convicted of cocaine trafficking in June 2018 and sentenced to eight years, 144 days jail on Nov. 19, 2019. He was released on bail in October 2020 pending his appeal. (Facebook)
A worker is seen throwing a chicken in an undercover video in 2017 filmed by California-based animal rights activists Mercy For Animals.

Fraser Valley chicken abuse case defendants want charges dropped due to delay

Ontario-based Sofina and Chilliwack chicken catching company in BC Supreme Court this week

A worker is seen throwing a chicken in an undercover video in 2017 filmed by California-based animal rights activists Mercy For Animals.
Former B.C. attorney general and MLA Barry Penner said on Aug. 26, 2021 that if Dr. Bonnie Henry won’t mandate vaccinations for teachers, the Chilliwack Board of Education should. He is seen here outside Cheam elementary in Chilliwack on Aug. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Former B.C. attorney general Barry Penner wants to see mandatory vaccinations for teachers

Father of 2 school kids, Penner says the province won’t order it so the Chilliwack school board should

Former B.C. attorney general and MLA Barry Penner said on Aug. 26, 2021 that if Dr. Bonnie Henry won’t mandate vaccinations for teachers, the Chilliwack Board of Education should. He is seen here outside Cheam elementary in Chilliwack on Aug. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose on Yale Road near the Chilliwack Law Courts in 2017. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress File)

RCMP and hospital staff warn of bad batch of illicit drugs on Chilliwack streets

CGH sees ‘significant increase’ in serious overdoses on what is known as ‘Welfare Wednesday’

Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose on Yale Road near the Chilliwack Law Courts in 2017. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress File)
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Black Press Media launches updated Overdose Prevention resource guide

In May 2021, 160 people died of a fatal overdose across B.C.

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Smoke visible from the Bear Creek wildfire in Washington State just south of Chilliwack Lake posted on Facebook on July 30, 2021. (North Cascades National Park Service Complex - Facebook)

UPDATE: Washington State wildfire south of Chilliwack Lake now at 400 hectares

U.S. firefighters working to contain Bear Creek wildfire as officials predict minimal further growth

Smoke visible from the Bear Creek wildfire in Washington State just south of Chilliwack Lake posted on Facebook on July 30, 2021. (North Cascades National Park Service Complex - Facebook)
Smoke visible from the Bear Creek wildfire in Washington State just south of Chilliwack Lake posted on Facebook on July 30, 2021. (North Cascades National Park Service Complex - Facebook)

UPDATE: Washington State wildfire south of Chilliwack Lake growing in size

Bear Creek wildfire reportedly at 150 acres and growing just across the Canada-U.S. border

Smoke visible from the Bear Creek wildfire in Washington State just south of Chilliwack Lake posted on Facebook on July 30, 2021. (North Cascades National Park Service Complex - Facebook)
David Kuntz-Angel was convicted of the most serious charges he faced involving sex with an underage girl in August 2019, but on Nov. 19, 2019 he applied for a mistrial. His retrial began on June 8, 2020, was delayed, and continued in November 2020 but on July 21, 2021 a judge determined the complainant was too ill to continue with cross examination. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)

Alleged sex crime victim of Chilliwack’s David Lee Roth impersonator can’t continue to testify

David Kuntz-Angel’s retrial on hold as Crown applies to include victim’s testimony from first trial

David Kuntz-Angel was convicted of the most serious charges he faced involving sex with an underage girl in August 2019, but on Nov. 19, 2019 he applied for a mistrial. His retrial began on June 8, 2020, was delayed, and continued in November 2020 but on July 21, 2021 a judge determined the complainant was too ill to continue with cross examination. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)
Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. (Facebook)

Fraser Valley youth football volunteer pleads guilty to fraud for stealing $29,000

Josh Cahoon stole from Chilliwack Giants while acting as treasurer

Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. (Facebook)
Bonnie Ball of Chilliwack, pictured her with her dog Trudy on July 26, 2021, was the victim of a telephone fraud costing her $44,000. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Telephone fraudster tricks Fraser Valley senior out of $44,000

Convinced by scammer her grandson was arrested and needed bail money

Bonnie Ball of Chilliwack, pictured her with her dog Trudy on July 26, 2021, was the victim of a telephone fraud costing her $44,000. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
This chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack burned to the ground in under an hour on July 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Chickens killed in fire that destroyed Chilliwack barn Tuesday

Poultry barns on same property burned to the ground in August 2020

This chicken barn in Rosedale in Chilliwack burned to the ground in under an hour on July 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Lytton fire evacuees prepare to board buses at Chilliwack secondary school on July 9, 2021. The residents were heading to Lytton to view what is left of the community after the devastation from the fire that tore through the town on June 30. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Lytton fire evacuees leave Chilliwack Friday for bus tour of devastation

Residents return to scene of wildfire that destroyed 90% of community for the first time

Lytton fire evacuees prepare to board buses at Chilliwack secondary school on July 9, 2021. The residents were heading to Lytton to view what is left of the community after the devastation from the fire that tore through the town on June 30. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Cultus Lake Park Board is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest of whoever was responsible for graffiti vandalism at Main Beach between July 5 and 7, 2021. (Submitted)

Cultus Lake offering $2,500 reward to track down graffiti vandals

Incidents defacing trees and public washroom happened between Monday and Wednesday

The Cultus Lake Park Board is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest of whoever was responsible for graffiti vandalism at Main Beach between July 5 and 7, 2021. (Submitted)
A Chilliwack man has filed a lawsuit against Archbishop J. Michael Miller and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver for sexual abuse and assault he alleges he suffered at a Bible camp on Gambier Island in the 1970s. (Archbishop J. Michael Miller/Facebook)

B.C. man sues Vancouver Catholicarchbishop for alleged sexual abuse in 1970s

Sexual abuse alleged to have occurred at Bible camp on Gambier Island

A Chilliwack man has filed a lawsuit against Archbishop J. Michael Miller and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver for sexual abuse and assault he alleges he suffered at a Bible camp on Gambier Island in the 1970s. (Archbishop J. Michael Miller/Facebook)
Kasey Johnny, pictured here in Boothroyd on July 1, 2021, has many friends and family in Lytton she said she hadn’t heard from after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the town on June 30, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fleeing flames in Lytton while desperately trying to connect with loved ones

Fraser Canyon residents share stories of scrambling to get away with no word on family and friends

Kasey Johnny, pictured here in Boothroyd on July 1, 2021, has many friends and family in Lytton she said she hadn’t heard from after the devastating fire that destroyed much of the town on June 30, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack centre for evacuees from large Lytton wildfire on July 1, 2021. (Jessica Peters/The Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Chilliwack opens evacuation centre amid Lytton wildfire, community members offer help

Donations being accepted Thursday at 2. p.m. at Cottonwood Mall, others offering accommodation

Chilliwack centre for evacuees from large Lytton wildfire on July 1, 2021. (Jessica Peters/The Chilliwack Progress)