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The house where Daniel Hackl allegedly engaged in an hours-long standoff with RCMP on Victoria Day burned to the ground the same night he was arrested. Hackl has made one strange court appearance and refused to appear for another since being detained. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack man accused of shooting at RCMP refuses to cooperate with court

Daniel Hackl was a no-show for a video bail review, opting to not come out of his cell

 

The house where Daniel Hackl allegedly engaged in an hours-long standoff with RCMP on Victoria Day burned to the ground the same night he was arrested. The cause of the fire has yet to be explained, but Chilliwack Fire Department crews returned to Knight Road and Queen Street to douse hot spots on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. man charged with shooting at police makes strange first court appearance

Daniel Hackl said he had no name when asked by the judge, and otherwise didn’t say a word

 

The pink car sits on its familiar perch on the old Pick-A-Part and new Southern Irrigation property, welcoming eastbound travellers on Highway 1. The iconic landmark is the focus of the ‘Save the Car’ campaign, raising money to build a new facility for the Chilliwack Salvation Army.

Chilliwack’s famous pink car needs help to avoid being crushed

Southern Irrigation’s ‘Save the Car’ campaign is raising money for the Chilliwack Salvation Army

 

A white Ferrari was impounded after police caught the driver doing 161 kilometres per hour in a 100 kpr zone with a dog sitting on his lap. (BC Highway Patrol photo)

The fast and the fur-ious: Man caught speeding near Chilliwack with bulldog in his lap

The driver and his dog were clocked doing 61 kph over the posted speed limit on Highway 1

A white Ferrari was impounded after police caught the driver doing 161 kilometres per hour in a 100 kpr zone with a dog sitting on his lap. (BC Highway Patrol photo)
Alysha Archie after a violent assault by her ex-partner Keith Cailing on Oct. 5, 2021. Cailing was sentenced to 22 days jail for this assault that cause a significant head injury. (Submitted by Alysha Archie)

Indigenous domestic violence victim shares her story and her Red Dress Day display

‘I’ve been shot at, choked, had teeth knocked out’ - Alysha Archie

Alysha Archie after a violent assault by her ex-partner Keith Cailing on Oct. 5, 2021. Cailing was sentenced to 22 days jail for this assault that cause a significant head injury. (Submitted by Alysha Archie)
On May 3, 2023, Joel Carlson was wanted on an unendorsed warrant for the following six counts of breach of release order in Chilliwack. He is described as: Caucasian male; 6’2; 221 lbs; brown hair; blue eyes.

Sex offender wanted by Kamloops RCMP for alleged breaches in Chilliwack

Joel Eric Carlson, 30, once sexually assaulted an 18-year-old girl he met on a dating app

On May 3, 2023, Joel Carlson was wanted on an unendorsed warrant for the following six counts of breach of release order in Chilliwack. He is described as: Caucasian male; 6’2; 221 lbs; brown hair; blue eyes.
With Stihl Timbersports athlete Stirling Hart watching, Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce executive director Leanna Kemp fires up a chainsaw and cuts through a log. Hart was in town Monday to promote the Stihl Timbersports National Championship, which is coming to Chilliwack Aug. 12-13, 2023. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Stihl Timbersports nationals coming to Chilliwack in August

The Chilliwack Coliseum will host a pro and women’s competition featuring chopping and sawing events

With Stihl Timbersports athlete Stirling Hart watching, Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce executive director Leanna Kemp fires up a chainsaw and cuts through a log. Hart was in town Monday to promote the Stihl Timbersports National Championship, which is coming to Chilliwack Aug. 12-13, 2023. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
RCMP officers are posted outside the CIBC on Young Road in Chilliwack following reports of a hostage situation. (Photo/Paul Henderson)

UPDATE: Armed man taken into police custody after attempted bank robbery in Chilliwack

The area around the CIBC bank at Salish Plaza was closed off for more than two hours by police

RCMP officers are posted outside the CIBC on Young Road in Chilliwack following reports of a hostage situation. (Photo/Paul Henderson)
A still of a video of Mark Alexander Van Heek being handcuffed by an RCMP officer on Sardis Elementary school grounds on Feb. 8, 2022. (Facebook)

Chilliwack man fined $500 for ignoring order to stay away from elementary school

Mark Alexander Van Heek was one of several people protesting COVID measures at the school last year

A still of a video of Mark Alexander Van Heek being handcuffed by an RCMP officer on Sardis Elementary school grounds on Feb. 8, 2022. (Facebook)
Vernon’s Andrew Johns brings his ultimate Sir Elton John tribute The Yellow Brick Road Experience, complete with eight-piece band The Jets, to his hometown Sunday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Verrnon and District Performing Arts Centre. (Contributed)

Vernon performer says hello to Yellow Brick Road with Elton John tribute

Andrew Johns brings the ultimate Sir Elton John tribute to stages in Vernon, Penticton and Chilliwack

Vernon’s Andrew Johns brings his ultimate Sir Elton John tribute The Yellow Brick Road Experience, complete with eight-piece band The Jets, to his hometown Sunday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Verrnon and District Performing Arts Centre. (Contributed)
An estimated 1,000 to 1,500 riders from motorcycle clubs across Canada attended the Sept. 4, 2021 Langley service for the president of the Haney chapter of the Hells Angels, Mike Hadden. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Senior staff member of Fraser Valley school district photographed with Hells Angels

Wayne Williams agreed to step away from his veteran motorcycle club to respect ‘district’s core values’

An estimated 1,000 to 1,500 riders from motorcycle clubs across Canada attended the Sept. 4, 2021 Langley service for the president of the Haney chapter of the Hells Angels, Mike Hadden. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Video still from Australian YouTuber Beau Miles building a raft out of downed trees before floating down the Chilliwack River. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Popular Australian YouTuber takes on the Chilliwack River on raft made from logs

Beau Miles’ offbeat exploits have earned him 600,000 subscribers and 37 million views

Video still from Australian YouTuber Beau Miles building a raft out of downed trees before floating down the Chilliwack River. (YouTube)
CUPE BC president Karen Ranalletta speaks at a public rally at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 in support of CUPE 561, whose members have been on the picket lines for more than three weeks since the full withdrawal of transit services in the Fraser Valley. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Lunchtime rally in Chilliwack saw striking transit drivers ‘demand to be treated fairly’

‘We’re here now on strike because this job is no longer sustainable,’ says Chilliwack driver at rally

CUPE BC president Karen Ranalletta speaks at a public rally at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 in support of CUPE 561, whose members have been on the picket lines for more than three weeks since the full withdrawal of transit services in the Fraser Valley. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jonathan Neufeld (right) and the mobility scooter he donated to Wayne Pavich on March 31, 2023 after finding out Pavich’s scooter was stolen from a shed at his home. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack man donates mobility scooter to senior who had his stolen

Chilliwack Progress story last week prompted 2 offers to help Wayne Pavich

Jonathan Neufeld (right) and the mobility scooter he donated to Wayne Pavich on March 31, 2023 after finding out Pavich’s scooter was stolen from a shed at his home. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Patti MacAhonic, executive director of Ann Davis Transition Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Feds funding 3 B.C. groups to support survivors of military-based sexual misconduct

‘It fits clearly within our mission and mandate and will help those affected directly’

Patti MacAhonic, executive director of Ann Davis Transition Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A Chilliwack man is facing criminal code and customs act charges after being found in possession of, and importing from China, more than 1,350 prohibited weapons and 13 conducted energy weapons in January 2023. (CBSA photo)

Fraser Valley man caught importing hundreds of prohibited weapons from China

More than 1,350 weapons and 13 Tasers seized at YVR and at a residence in Chilliwack

A Chilliwack man is facing criminal code and customs act charges after being found in possession of, and importing from China, more than 1,350 prohibited weapons and 13 conducted energy weapons in January 2023. (CBSA photo)
Black Press file photo

Chilliwack RCMP determines books in schools do not meet the definition of child pornography

‘This is a serious allegation and one that caused many parents great concern in our community’

Black Press file photo
Three churches who challenged bans on group services during the COVID lockdowns are trying to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Fraser Valley churches take COVID gathering ban appeal to top court

Langley, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack churches are seeking a Supreme Court of Canada hearing

Three churches who challenged bans on group services during the COVID lockdowns are trying to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Hundreds of people march along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during a so-called Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

OPINION: The staggering socioeconomic costs of COVID anti-vaxxer behaviour

COVID-is-a-hoax crowd caused thousands more deaths, hundreds of millions in hospital costs: report

Hundreds of people march along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during a so-called Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The vehicle is commonly referred to as an Argo, and is an eight-wheeled utility vehicle that had been stolen from the Keith Wilson Road area of Chilliwack last November. (Silodrome)

Military utility vehicle stolen from Chilliwack turns up in search of Hope property

Illegal drugs, prohibited firearm, and stolen truck also found at property

The vehicle is commonly referred to as an Argo, and is an eight-wheeled utility vehicle that had been stolen from the Keith Wilson Road area of Chilliwack last November. (Silodrome)