A new clinic for seniors opened its doors at Chilliwack General Hospital.
The Chilliwack Primary Care Seniors Clinic will make it easier for seniors with complex health issues to get the care they need by providing access to primary care doctors, a nurse specializing in seniors care, a geriatrician and geriatric psychiatrist.
Expert testimony at a sentencing hearing on Thursday for Fraser Valley men guilty of drug charges in relation to Canada's largest opium poppy field suggests the crop could have produced millions of dollars worth of the opiate doda.
Local Mounties, RCMP staff and community members laced up to support the Special Olympics.
About 60 participants walked and ran in the 31st annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, raising money and awareness for Special Olympics programs.
Local residents supported the Chilliwack Book Man's Citrus-y Literacy campaign with zest over three weeks, donating almost $1,400 toward local literacy programs.
The fundraiser urged people to give $2, $5 or $10 for the chance to stick a paper orange in the store's window with a message of their choice.
Police finally confirmed that the arrests of three men on child luring charges-including a local teacher-stemmed directly from a series of stings by a group of young Chilliwack men who dressed up as superheroes.
Mounties say Andrew Karl Westerberg, 24, of Abbotsford, Chilliwack teacher Todd Paice, 48, and Kevin Robert Gill, 36, also of Chilliwack, were all arrested in connection with November 2011 superhero stings by a group of young people.
"Instead of an hour, take a five-minute shower. Every drop counts."
That was the winning water-saving tip that earned Grade 5 student Alexandra McCormack and her whole class a pizza party as this year's grand-prize winner in the City of Chilliwack's annual Water Conservation Poster Contest.
A handful of Unity Christian students got a lesson in civic engagement as they sought changes to a dangerous intersection near the school.
With the help of vice-principal Mike Campbell, the students penned a letter to city hall outlining their concerns about blind-spots at the stop sign at the Annis Road exit off Highway 1.
Police warned the public about a man who may have tried to impersonate a Shaw Cable employee at a local doctor's office.
The suspect, a "younger-looking man," was also reported to have visited other doctor's offices and businesses in the surrounding area.
The city's "colour cops" were back as the owners of the Wildcat Express, who started up a seasonal food-cart business at an old gas station on Vedder Road, were ordered to paint over a bright orange, graffiti-style image.
The owners did not get city per-mission for the colours or the sign and, while city hall said no order was made to paint over the building, the two were told they could apply for a variance but that it would most likely be rejected.
With a still uncertain future, Chilliwack's Flight Fest was saved for 2012 thanks to a local grocery store.
Organizers still were unsure if their application for a provincial gaming grant was successful, but director Ray Firkus said that corporate sponsorship by Sardis Save-On-Foods will allow Flight Fest to return to the Chilliwack Airport.
City hall was gearing up for the harshest test in 40 years for Chilliwack's flood protection system as a high streamflow advisory remained in effect for the Fraser River freshet.
City of Chilliwack director of engineering told city council "The dike won't be overtopped."
The message came to allay fears that the high water could threaten the city.
Charis Camp and Conference Centre said BC Hydro needed to show some grace after mistakenly handing the Christian camp a bill for more than $50,000 for four months of power.
While the bill threatened the future of the camp if it was not to be voided, BC Hydro did admit the bill seemed out of order, something was skewing the readings and that the problem would be fixed.
Nearly a quarter of a million dollars in last minute flood protection at Carey Point proved ineffectual to stop the Fraser River freshet.
A one-kilometre berm paid for by residents, the City of Chilliwack and the provincial government was breached, flooding homes, properties and crops.
The man behind a wireless mesh network announced five years ago with great fanfare in downtown Chilliwack has been charged with a raft of offences.
Gregory Clark Carrington, an Abbotsford promoter banned from the B.C. Securities Market for 20 years, was charged with 10 offences under the Securities Act.
In the face of illness, heartbreak and money issues, the Drews family was the recipient of an act of community kindness that began small and snowballed.
What started with one handy friend coming over to fix a gate grew into a renovation of the family home involving dozens of businesses and more than 100 friends, neighbours and members of the community.
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