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A close-up of a camera Chilliwack resident Paul Serdar found hidden in a stand-up tanning booth at Planet Fitness in Chilliwack on August 8, 2019. (Paul Serdar)

Hidden camera at B.C. Planet Fitness was found months before clients informed

Incident reported more than two months ago but Paul Serdar has heard nothing

A close-up of a camera Chilliwack resident Paul Serdar found hidden in a stand-up tanning booth at Planet Fitness in Chilliwack on August 8, 2019. (Paul Serdar)
(Planet Fitness)

Hidden camera found in tanning bed at B.C. branch of Planet Fitness

RCMP investigating and gym members outraged after video camera found at Chilliwack location

(Planet Fitness)
A youth was arrested on Sept. 24, 2019 after a bomb threat was made on social media directed at G.W. Graham Middle-Secondary School in Chilliwack. (SD33.bc.ca)

Youth arrested after social media bomb threat directed at Chilliwack school

Male’s home searched after RCMP canine unit cleared G.W. Graham Middle Secondary

A youth was arrested on Sept. 24, 2019 after a bomb threat was made on social media directed at G.W. Graham Middle-Secondary School in Chilliwack. (SD33.bc.ca)
The Canadian Association for Community Living expressed concern about the medically assisted death of a man with a disability and a mental illness at Chilliwack General Hospital in July. (Progress file)

Disability rights organization ‘distressed’ about medically assisted death at Chilliwack hospital

Family of Alan Nichols said he had a disability and suffered from a mental illness

The Canadian Association for Community Living expressed concern about the medically assisted death of a man with a disability and a mental illness at Chilliwack General Hospital in July. (Progress file)
Carol Bateman of Chilliwack with a photo of her father, Sheriff Thompson, who was one of the 100,000 British Home Children shipped from England to Canada between 1869 and 1948. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

British Home Children: B.C. women reflect on shameful period in Canadian history

Descendants of British Home Children tell their stories 150 years after it all began

Carol Bateman of Chilliwack with a photo of her father, Sheriff Thompson, who was one of the 100,000 British Home Children shipped from England to Canada between 1869 and 1948. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang holds up a photo of Sean McKenzie, 27, in 2018. McKenzie pleaded guilty on Sept. 23, 2019 to the second-degree murder of Belgian tourist Amelie Sakkalis, 28, near Boston Bar on Aug. 22, 2018. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)

Man pleads guilty to killing 28-year-old Belgian tourist on Highway 1

Sean McKenzie set for sentencing in Amelie Sakkalis’s murder on Nov. 19

IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang holds up a photo of Sean McKenzie, 27, in 2018. McKenzie pleaded guilty on Sept. 23, 2019 to the second-degree murder of Belgian tourist Amelie Sakkalis, 28, near Boston Bar on Aug. 22, 2018. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
Desmond Devnich, former constituency assistant to Chilliwack MLA John Martin, is charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000 and two counts of breach of trust. (LinkedIn)

B.C. MLA’s former constituency assistant charged with fraud, breach of trust

Charges announced Sept. 19 more than two years after Martin fired Desmond Devnich for alleged thefts

Desmond Devnich, former constituency assistant to Chilliwack MLA John Martin, is charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000 and two counts of breach of trust. (LinkedIn)
B.C. drug dealers arrested after traffic stop near Banff turns into helicopter pursuit

B.C. drug dealers arrested after traffic stop near Banff turns into helicopter pursuit

Antonio Nolasco-Padia, 23, and Dina Anthony, 55, both well-known to Chilliwack law enforcement

B.C. drug dealers arrested after traffic stop near Banff turns into helicopter pursuit
A rainbow crosswalk Chilliwack residents painted on their driveway last week after city council denied a crosswalk for Wellington Avenue. The Chilliwack school board voted 4-3 at the Sept. 17, 2019 meeting in favour of painting one in the district office parking lot. (Submitted file)

Rainbow crosswalk coming to Chilliwack school district parking lot

Fractious debate at school board meeting ends with 4-3 vote

A rainbow crosswalk Chilliwack residents painted on their driveway last week after city council denied a crosswalk for Wellington Avenue. The Chilliwack school board voted 4-3 at the Sept. 17, 2019 meeting in favour of painting one in the district office parking lot. (Submitted file)
Fifteen-year-old Layla Thomson and her horse Conrad who was struck and killed by lightning in the thunderstorms in Chilliwack overnight Sept. 7/8. (Submitted)

B.C. teen’s horse killed by lightning in weekend thunderstorm

Two horses died in covered pen in Chilliwack, discovered in the early hours Sept. 8

Fifteen-year-old Layla Thomson and her horse Conrad who was struck and killed by lightning in the thunderstorms in Chilliwack overnight Sept. 7/8. (Submitted)
Convicted con man Donald Robert Quinnell was sentenced to four years in jail in 2015 for his confidence scams on elderly victims in Chilliwack and Agassiz. Now, in September 2019, he is wanted for the same in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Vancouver. (RCMP)

Convicted Fraser Valley con man wanted for confidence frauds in Metro Vancouver

‘Manipulative and deplorable,’ Donald Robert Quinnell is wanted for stealing from elderly victims

Convicted con man Donald Robert Quinnell was sentenced to four years in jail in 2015 for his confidence scams on elderly victims in Chilliwack and Agassiz. Now, in September 2019, he is wanted for the same in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Vancouver. (RCMP)
Former Chilliwack city councillor and mayoral candidate Sam Waddington has been charged with two counts of breach of trust by a public officer. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress file)

Former B.C. city councillor charged with breach of trust over expense claims

Sam Waddington of Chilliwack faces two counts related to 2017 allegations

Former Chilliwack city councillor and mayoral candidate Sam Waddington has been charged with two counts of breach of trust by a public officer. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress file)
Former Chilliwack Sports Academy basketball coach and Cheam Centre employee Codie Anderson (formerly Hindle) is on trial for sexual interference of a person under 16 from an alleged 2010 incident. RCMP are looking for other potential victims. (Photo Kwantlen Polytechnic University)

Trial begins for Fraser Valley youth coach charged with sexual interference

Two-week trial for Codie Anderson accused of sexually touching 11-year-old boy

Former Chilliwack Sports Academy basketball coach and Cheam Centre employee Codie Anderson (formerly Hindle) is on trial for sexual interference of a person under 16 from an alleged 2010 incident. RCMP are looking for other potential victims. (Photo Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
A four-door black Jeep seen on utility pole guy wires on Extrom Road in the Ryder Lake area of Chilliwack on the long weekend. (Facebook)

PHOTOS: Stolen Fraser Valley Jeep left in a unique spot

SUV photographed on utility pole guy wires in Ryder Lake on the long weekend

A four-door black Jeep seen on utility pole guy wires on Extrom Road in the Ryder Lake area of Chilliwack on the long weekend. (Facebook)
A worker employed by a Chilliwack-based agricultural employer seen throwing a chicken in an undercover video filmed by Mercy For Animals in 2017.

Trial by jury for defendants in Fraser Valley chicken catching abuse case

Sofina Foods and Chilliwack company face charges in connection with 2017 undercover activist video

A worker employed by a Chilliwack-based agricultural employer seen throwing a chicken in an undercover video filmed by Mercy For Animals in 2017.
Danielle McTaggart started to float on Cultus Lake for 12 hours on this giant slice of pizza to on August 8 help raise money to send girls to school in Sierra Leone. The Cultus Lake Park Board has threatened to fine her for doing so without permits in violation of bylaws. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

One day later and no fine yet for Cultus Lake’s giant pizza floatie fundraiser

Woman spent 12 hours on the lake on Aug. 8 despite the threat of ‘substantial fine’ from park board

Danielle McTaggart started to float on Cultus Lake for 12 hours on this giant slice of pizza to on August 8 help raise money to send girls to school in Sierra Leone. The Cultus Lake Park Board has threatened to fine her for doing so without permits in violation of bylaws. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Danielle McTaggart started to float on Cultus Lake for 12 hours on this giant slice of pizza to on August 8 help raise money to send girls to school in Sierra Leone. The Cultus Lake Park Board has threatened to fine her for doing so without permits in violation of bylaws. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Cultus Lake Park threatens big fine to woman for pizza floatie charity fundraiser

Danielle McTaggart of Dear Rouge started a 12-hour float without a permit

Danielle McTaggart started to float on Cultus Lake for 12 hours on this giant slice of pizza to on August 8 help raise money to send girls to school in Sierra Leone. The Cultus Lake Park Board has threatened to fine her for doing so without permits in violation of bylaws. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
David Lee Roth (left) and the Chilliwack man who for years has impersonated him, David Kuntz-Angel (right). Kuntz-Angel’s underage sex trial just wrapped up in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack and a decision is scheduled for August. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)

B.C.’s David Lee Roth pretender convicted of sexual interference of underage girl

Convicted of six of 12 charges he faced, David Kuntz-Angel’s sentencing still to come

David Lee Roth (left) and the Chilliwack man who for years has impersonated him, David Kuntz-Angel (right). Kuntz-Angel’s underage sex trial just wrapped up in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack and a decision is scheduled for August. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)
Helipad at Lindeman Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Misty Dowson/Facebook)

Don’t stand on a helipad when a helicopter is above: B.C. search and rescue group

Message sent out after incidents at Lindeman Lake in Chilliwack River Valley on the long weekend

Helipad at Lindeman Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Misty Dowson/Facebook)
Eva Couture points to a scar in a photo of her missing son Kristofer Shawn Couture, 25. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Mother of man missing in Fraser Valley area offers $10,000 reward

Kristopher Couture last seen in January and his vehicle found at Elk Thurston trailhead

Eva Couture points to a scar in a photo of her missing son Kristofer Shawn Couture, 25. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)