Eric Welsh

Fraser Valley Bandits

Fraser Valley basketball Bandits earn all-star selections

Two members of the CEBL team earned second-team spots and two earned All-Canadian recognition

Fraser Valley Bandits
Construction work at the site of the expansion to G.W. Graham secondary school on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Construction begins on expansion to Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham secondary school

The target date for the project to be completed is September of 2022

Construction work at the site of the expansion to G.W. Graham secondary school on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack residents and regular Kindness Chain Chilliwack Association volunteers James and Hazel bag up trash during a previous downtown cleanup event. (Facebook photo)

Kindness Chain Chilliwack Association holding downtown cleanup event

Volunteers will gather Sept. 12 and fan out to clean up the downtown core

Chilliwack residents and regular Kindness Chain Chilliwack Association volunteers James and Hazel bag up trash during a previous downtown cleanup event. (Facebook photo)
Chilliwack’s Jake Scarrow hits out of a bunker during the PGA of BC Championship tournament, played Aug. 24 at the Rivershore Golf Links in Kamloops. (PGA of BC photo)

Chilliwack’s Jake Scarrow wins PGA of BC Championship

Scarrow started on fire and held off the field for a thrilling win in Kamloops

Chilliwack’s Jake Scarrow hits out of a bunker during the PGA of BC Championship tournament, played Aug. 24 at the Rivershore Golf Links in Kamloops. (PGA of BC photo)
BCHL

Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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Imagine High principal Brooke Haller (left) and vice principal Stacey Parsons (right). (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s brand-new Imagine High welcomes students to class on opening day

School administration have worked hard to create a community and a sense of belonging

Imagine High principal Brooke Haller (left) and vice principal Stacey Parsons (right). (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
A COVID outbreak at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village residential care home has been declared over by Fraser Health. (Google Earth photo)

Fraser Health declares COVID outbreak at Chilliwack care home to be over

The outbreak happened at Heritage Village on Topaz Drive

A COVID outbreak at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village residential care home has been declared over by Fraser Health. (Google Earth photo)
A real estate sign in Vancouver, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward)

Total home sales drop in August, but Chilliwack real estate prices remain high

August 2021 couldn’t maintain the standards of record-setting August 2020, but the dip was slight

A real estate sign in Vancouver, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward)
Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said Brandon O’Connor is a player the offence will rely on to “do things the way we need them done all the time, which is full speed.” (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Valley Huskers count on Brandon O’Connor to lead inexperienced offence

The former Manitoba Bison has the size, speed and smarts to dominate the BC Football Conference

Valley Huskers head coach Bob Reist said Brandon O’Connor is a player the offence will rely on to “do things the way we need them done all the time, which is full speed.” (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Valley Huskers

Valley Huskers drop season opener to Okanagan Sun

In their first BC Football Conference action since 2019, the junior team fell 39-8 at home

Valley Huskers
Loop Energy had humble beginnings in Chilliwack, but after breaking into the Chinese market (pictured), the company’s hydrogen fuel cell module will soon be used to power buses in South Korea. (Loop Energy photo)

Hydrogen fuel cell company with Chilliwack roots breaks into South Korean bus market

Loop Energy’s eFlow fuel cells will be tested on buses operating in Ulsan Metropolitan City

Loop Energy had humble beginnings in Chilliwack, but after breaking into the Chinese market (pictured), the company’s hydrogen fuel cell module will soon be used to power buses in South Korea. (Loop Energy photo)
A COVID outbreak has been declared at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village residential care home. (Google Earth photo)

Fraser Health declares COVID outbreak at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village care home

Four people have tested positive for the virus, including one resident

A COVID outbreak has been declared at Chilliwack’s Heritage Village residential care home. (Google Earth photo)
Pre-pandemic, volunteers got together to load up backpacks with school supplies for Murray Honda's and Staples' 'We Got Your Back' program. (submitted photo)

We Got Your Back program helping Chilliwack students succeed

Murray Honda and Chilliwack Staples lead the charge, providing school supplies to kids in need

Pre-pandemic, volunteers got together to load up backpacks with school supplies for Murray Honda's and Staples' 'We Got Your Back' program. (submitted photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Chilliwack man arrested after terrified woman calls police

The woman was trailed down Yale Road by a man who allegedly tried to lure her into his vehicle

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Rosedale’s Aynsley D’Ottavio is one of the top players in her age group in BC and the Yukon and has been invited to a BC Hockey camp in Pitt Meadows. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Aynsley D’Ottavio invited to BC Hockey camp

The teenager has been identified as one of the top U18 females in BC and the Yukon

Rosedale’s Aynsley D’Ottavio is one of the top players in her age group in BC and the Yukon and has been invited to a BC Hockey camp in Pitt Meadows. (Submitted photo)
Herbert and Celia Rogers of Chilliwack with their granddaughter Madison Rogers-Mailey who won gold in the women’s eight rowing final in Tokyo, Japan in the 2020 Olympics. (Submitted)

Proud Chilliwack grandparents cheer gold-medal granddaughter at Olympics

Herbert and Celia Rogers got a visit from Madison Rogers-Mailey after she won in women’s rowing

Herbert and Celia Rogers of Chilliwack with their granddaughter Madison Rogers-Mailey who won gold in the women’s eight rowing final in Tokyo, Japan in the 2020 Olympics. (Submitted)
Chilliwack’s Clarke Sexsmith won half a million dollars in a Lotto Max Extra draw. (BC Lottery Corporation photo)

Chilliwack realtor wins half a million in Lotto Max Extra draw

Clarke Sexsmith matched four numbers and claimed $500,000 on a ticket he bought in late July

Chilliwack’s Clarke Sexsmith won half a million dollars in a Lotto Max Extra draw. (BC Lottery Corporation photo)
Chilliwack Chiefs

Chilliwack Chiefs open 2021-22 BCHL preseason on the road in Surrey

The rest of the five game exhibition slate is at home, including a game at the Sardis Sports Complex

Chilliwack Chiefs
Chilliwack Chiefs

Kienan Draper returns as Chilliwack Chiefs prep for 2021-22 BCHL season

Frankie Carogioiello is also back in the building as the junior A team loads up for a title run

Chilliwack Chiefs
New funding from the provincial and federal governments is intended to help Chilliwack’s homeless population access services. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack gets government funding to help the homeless

New money is intended to increase access to services and create employment opportunities

New funding from the provincial and federal governments is intended to help Chilliwack’s homeless population access services. (Black Press file photo)