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Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)

Chilliwack physiotherapist facing sexual assault charges opts against jury trial

Sanjay Amrutkar had originally chosen a jury trial, but now will have his case heard by a judge

Sanjay Amrutkar of Chilliwack is charged with eight counts of sexual assault while working as a physiotherapist in 2019. (LinkedIn)
Kim Dixon reacts after being told on Dec. 20, 2022 that she is this year’s Valley Toyota-Fix Auto car giveaway recipient at Fix Auto on Young Road in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Friends say Chilliwack Christmas car giveaway recipient always helping others

‘Really?’ Kim Dixon asked when told the news. ‘Isn’t there somebody else that is more deserving?’

Kim Dixon reacts after being told on Dec. 20, 2022 that she is this year’s Valley Toyota-Fix Auto car giveaway recipient at Fix Auto on Young Road in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A man accused of possession of child pornography had the charge dropped after RCMP erred in collecting evidence. (Black Press file)

Charge dropped against Chilliwack man accused of child porn possession

A judge ruled that RCMP violated the man’s Charter rights seizing a cellphone and home computer

A man accused of possession of child pornography had the charge dropped after RCMP erred in collecting evidence. (Black Press file)
Low-level drug dealers Mark and Jared Boyd received conditional sentence orders in B.C. Supreme Court Dec. 15, 2022. (Black Press file)

Conditional sentences for Chilliwack father and son who trafficked cocaine

A B.C. Supreme Court judge said there’s no risk having the men serve their sentences in the community

Low-level drug dealers Mark and Jared Boyd received conditional sentence orders in B.C. Supreme Court Dec. 15, 2022. (Black Press file)
Yellow tape around a house where a fatal shooting Tuesday night is being investigated by IHIT in the 9700-block of Windsor Street in Chilliwack on Dec. 14, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: IHIT names victim in Tuesday’s homicide in Chilliwack

34-year-old Michael D’Lerma shot and killed inside home on Windsor Street

Yellow tape around a house where a fatal shooting Tuesday night is being investigated by IHIT in the 9700-block of Windsor Street in Chilliwack on Dec. 14, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
RCMP seized cocaine and fentanyl during the arrest of two people in Chilliwack Nov. 30, 2022. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack RCMP target mid-level drug suppliers

Police detained two people and seized several hundred grams of cocaine and fentanyl

RCMP seized cocaine and fentanyl during the arrest of two people in Chilliwack Nov. 30, 2022. (RCMP photo)
Davon Joseph Larocque was tased twice by a Chilliwack RCMP officer who was sent to investigate a suspicious RV parked on Edward Street. (Crime Stoppers photo)

Chilliwack man gets time-served sentence for resisting arrest

Davon Joseph Larocque was tased twice after refusing handcuffs and running away from RCMP officer

Davon Joseph Larocque was tased twice by a Chilliwack RCMP officer who was sent to investigate a suspicious RV parked on Edward Street. (Crime Stoppers photo)
Detective Jonathan Zeller at the Miramar (Florida) Police Headquarters on Dec. 1, 2022 at a press conference to announce the grand jury indictment on counts of rape and first degree murder for the man who allegedly killed Evelyn Fisher of Chilliwack in January 1980. (Photo Tania Rues/Miramar Police Department)

Modern DNA technology leads to arrest in 1980 Florida homicide of B.C. woman

Man indicted for rape and murder 43 years after Tzeachten member was killed in Miramar, FL

Detective Jonathan Zeller at the Miramar (Florida) Police Headquarters on Dec. 1, 2022 at a press conference to announce the grand jury indictment on counts of rape and first degree murder for the man who allegedly killed Evelyn Fisher of Chilliwack in January 1980. (Photo Tania Rues/Miramar Police Department)
David Hamel, Molson Coors general manager of operations for Western Canada, is seen on March 17, 2022 by the tanks that were converted to produce malt and spirit-based beverages at the Chilliwack brewery. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Upgrades at Molson Coors brewery in Chilliwack will take customers beyond the beer aisle

Malt and spirit-based beverages started rolling out from Chilliwack and Toronto breweries this week

David Hamel, Molson Coors general manager of operations for Western Canada, is seen on March 17, 2022 by the tanks that were converted to produce malt and spirit-based beverages at the Chilliwack brewery. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
David Hamel, Molson Coors general manager of operations for Western Canada, is seen on March 17, 2022 by the tanks that were converted to produce malt and spirit-based beverages at the Chilliwack brewery. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Upgrades at Molson Coors brewery in Chilliwack will take customers beyond the beer aisle

Malt and spirit-based beverages started rolling out from Chilliwack and Toronto breweries this week

David Hamel, Molson Coors general manager of operations for Western Canada, is seen on March 17, 2022 by the tanks that were converted to produce malt and spirit-based beverages at the Chilliwack brewery. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)
IHIT on the scene Oct. 4, 2018 on Yale Road east of Menzies after a shooting left one man dead. (Greg Knill/ Progress file)

Alberta man charged with first-degree murder in 2018 Chilliwack cold case

Kyle Cromarty, 27, killed; Harry Christensen of Alberta in court Monday

IHIT on the scene Oct. 4, 2018 on Yale Road east of Menzies after a shooting left one man dead. (Greg Knill/ Progress 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)
Tausha Tonks (centre) with her father Paul Tonks (seated) and her daughter Aisha Aitchison, her son Jacob Downie (toque) and her son Kruz Mckay. (Tausha Tonks photo)

Daughter of Vancouver homicide victim left with questions after her father’s alleged killer dies

Charged with murdering Paul Tonks and another man, Joe Holland found dead at North Fraser Pretrial

Tausha Tonks (centre) with her father Paul Tonks (seated) and her daughter Aisha Aitchison, her son Jacob Downie (toque) and her son Kruz Mckay. (Tausha Tonks 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)
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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