Chilliwack Progress Staff

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Chilliwack Progress shopping survey offers readers a chance to win $5,000 prize

Survey will help to gauge shopping patterns of people in Chilliwack over the next year

The Chilliwack Progress is offering readers the chance to win a $5,000 prize just for participating in an online reader survey.
June is Pride Month.

EDITORIAL: We can make progress during Pride Month

In Chilliwack we get ever closer to becoming a community where everyone is accepted

June is Pride Month.
Kiera Ludlow, a Grade 12 Chilliwack secondary (CSS) student, was awarded a $40,000 scholarship from The Cmolik Foundation on May 13 in recognition of her achievements in overcoming adversity and excelling in her studies. (Chilliwack secondary school)

Chilliwack secondary student receives $40,000 scholarship

Kiera Ludlow awarded Cmolik Foundation scholarship for overcoming adversity, excelling in studies

Kiera Ludlow, a Grade 12 Chilliwack secondary (CSS) student, was awarded a $40,000 scholarship from The Cmolik Foundation on May 13 in recognition of her achievements in overcoming adversity and excelling in her studies. (Chilliwack secondary school)
From left: Susan Kelso, Lukas Moore, Mayor Ken Popove, Adam Holmes, Elizabeth MacPhee, Sara Reilly and Julie Unger, executive director with Chilliwack Society for Community Living outside City Hall on May 25, 2021. (Lori Johnson Photography)

Three Chilliwack youth earn bronze Duke of Edinburgh awards for personal achievement

Adam Holmes, Sara Reilly and Lucas Moore award recipients in Chilliwack

From left: Susan Kelso, Lukas Moore, Mayor Ken Popove, Adam Holmes, Elizabeth MacPhee, Sara Reilly and Julie Unger, executive director with Chilliwack Society for Community Living outside City Hall on May 25, 2021. (Lori Johnson Photography)
Chilliwack’s Bonnie Northgraves will be performing at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge on June 26, 2021. (Submitted)

Musician Bonnie Northgraves to jazz up Chilliwack eatery with live show

Chilliwack musician celebrating release of latest album in hometown

Chilliwack’s Bonnie Northgraves will be performing at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge on June 26, 2021. (Submitted)
Firefighters had to work quickly when this red Mustang convertible caught fire mere metres from a bank of gas pumps at the Popkum Esso. (Paul Henderson photo)

Popkum firefighters work fast when Mustang catches fire near Esso gas pumps

Car was fully involved and parked just metres from a bank of pumps

Firefighters had to work quickly when this red Mustang convertible caught fire mere metres from a bank of gas pumps at the Popkum Esso. (Paul Henderson photo)
Canada is one step closer to having a three-digit suicide hotline set up. (Metrocreative Stock image)

MP Strahl supports bill to implement new, three-digit suicide hotline

Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission has one year to bring 9-8-8 to life

Canada is one step closer to having a three-digit suicide hotline set up. (Metrocreative Stock image)
Canada is one step closer to having a three-digit suicide hotline set up. (Metrocreative Stock image)

MP Strahl supports bill to implement new, three-digit suicide hotline

Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission has one year to bring 9-8-8 to life

Canada is one step closer to having a three-digit suicide hotline set up. (Metrocreative Stock image)
The Fraser Valley Regional Library is having a virtual ‘Sphero SPRK+ Robot Challenge’ on Wednesday, May 19. (Submitted)

From reading to robots: Here’s a list of upcoming events at the Fraser Valley Regional Library

Virtual events for the month of May include teen games hangout, Star Wars trivia day

The Fraser Valley Regional Library is having a virtual ‘Sphero SPRK+ Robot Challenge’ on Wednesday, May 19. (Submitted)
Submitted by Amber Pynn.
Submitted by Amber Pynn.
Dennis Saulnier rescued his daughters, two-year-old Brinley (left) and four-year-old Keegan, after their truck was driven off the road and into Cultus Lake on May 16. They are seen here with wife and mom, Rianna, at their home on June 2, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Progress staff named finalists in Ma Murray awards

Jenna Hauck, Eric Welsh and Jessica Peters all up for annual industry awards

Dennis Saulnier rescued his daughters, two-year-old Brinley (left) and four-year-old Keegan, after their truck was driven off the road and into Cultus Lake on May 16. They are seen here with wife and mom, Rianna, at their home on June 2, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Laurie James’ new book ‘Leah’s Husband Is Dead – Again!’ is the author’s first novel. (Submitted)

Chilliwack comedian, actor writes first humorous novel

Laurie James’ new book ‘Leah’s Husband Is Dead – Again!’ was recently released

Laurie James’ new book ‘Leah’s Husband Is Dead – Again!’ is the author’s first novel. (Submitted)
Inez Louis, who is strategic operations planner with the health department in the Sto:lo Service Agency, talks about infection control in the latest YouTube video about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Nurse Inez Louis explains how infection control is not social control

The difference is important for Indigenous people to hear in the context of Canada’s colonial past

Inez Louis, who is strategic operations planner with the health department in the Sto:lo Service Agency, talks about infection control in the latest YouTube video about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)
Head of internal medicine at Chilliwack General Hospital Dr. Shari Sajjadi talks about the positive feedback hospital staff have received over this last year in the latest YouTube video about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Dr. Shari Sajjadi says a simple ‘thank you’ helps keep up spirits of healthcare workers

‘We are so thankful for the positive feedback we are getting from our patients’

Head of internal medicine at Chilliwack General Hospital Dr. Shari Sajjadi talks about the positive feedback hospital staff have received over this last year in the latest YouTube video about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)
Clockwise from top left: Carin Bondar, Brian VanGarderen, Richard Procee and Adam Suleman are the four candidates for the Feb. 13 byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack.

Polls are now closed in the Chilliwack school board byelection

Votes are being tallied and will be reported in the hours after 8 p.m. on Feb. 13

Clockwise from top left: Carin Bondar, Brian VanGarderen, Richard Procee and Adam Suleman are the four candidates for the Feb. 13 byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack.
Inez Louis, who is strategic operations planner with the health department in the Sto:lo Service Agency, talks about the power of storytelling in the latest YouTube video about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Capturing the power of story-telling with Indigenous nurse Inez Louis

‘I encourage you to find your own unique story and share that with the people around you’

Inez Louis, who is strategic operations planner with the health department in the Sto:lo Service Agency, talks about the power of storytelling in the latest YouTube video about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)
Screenshot of Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus at Lexw Qwò:m park in the latest YouTube videos about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Getting outside for some forest bathing with Dr. Marc during COVID-19

Exploring the outdoors is particularly important for mental health

Screenshot of Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus at Lexw Qwò:m park in the latest YouTube videos about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)
Lindsey (left) and Angela Gauthier in an undated photo taken in Las Vegas. Lindsey died after an interaction with police in Chilliwack in April 2016. On Dec. 11, 2020 the BC Coroner Service announced a public inquest into Lindsey’s death. (File)

Coroner’s inquest into death of Chilliwack’s Lindsey Gauthier starts Monday

Fraser Valley Realtor died following an interaction with police downtown on April 6, 2016

Lindsey (left) and Angela Gauthier in an undated photo taken in Las Vegas. Lindsey died after an interaction with police in Chilliwack in April 2016. On Dec. 11, 2020 the BC Coroner Service announced a public inquest into Lindsey’s death. (File)
Screenshot of Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus in the second of two YouTube videos about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Getting real with Dr. Marc about COVID-19 in Chilliwack

Virus makes the blood ‘sticky’ which can lead to breathing problems, even stroke and heart attack

Screenshot of Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus in the second of two YouTube videos about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)
Uber Eats has announced that it is now delivering food orders in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Submitted photo by Justin Walker)

Uber Eats announces expansion into Chilliwack

Food-delivery company is starting with 60 local restaurants

Uber Eats has announced that it is now delivering food orders in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Submitted photo by Justin Walker)