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Kim Lloyd, program supervisor with Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) in Chilliwack, shows people how to administer naloxone during a free “friends and family” naloxone training workshop at Chilliwack Health and Housing Centre on Ttuesday, June 22, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Bereavement support group starts in Chilliwack for those who’ve lost loved ones to opioid overdose

Healing Hearts is a free bereavement support group by Moms Stop the Harm

Kim Lloyd, program supervisor with Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) in Chilliwack, shows people how to administer naloxone during a free “friends and family” naloxone training workshop at Chilliwack Health and Housing Centre on Ttuesday, June 22, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People check out some of the thousands of books for sale during the Rotary Club od Chilliwack Outdoor Book Sale on Wolfe Road on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Shop for books al fresco during today’s Rotary book sale in Chilliwack

2nd annual Rotary Club of Chilliwack Outdoor Book Sale is one day only

People check out some of the thousands of books for sale during the Rotary Club od Chilliwack Outdoor Book Sale on Wolfe Road on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The second annual COVID-Friendly Optimist Club Poker Run Car Rally takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11 with funds going to local children in need. “You don’t need an antique car to participate. It’s just a fun-filled day with something for everyone,” said event coordinator Glenda Standeven seen here during last year’s event. (Submitted)

Optimist ‘poker run’ event to raise funds for Chilliwack kids, families in need

2nd annual COVID-Friendly Optimist Club Poker Run Car Rally takes place Sept. 11

The second annual COVID-Friendly Optimist Club Poker Run Car Rally takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11 with funds going to local children in need. “You don’t need an antique car to participate. It’s just a fun-filled day with something for everyone,” said event coordinator Glenda Standeven seen here during last year’s event. (Submitted)
Nietzsche, the late ginger cat who worked at The Book Man in Chilliwack, poses for a photo on Sept. 7, 2017. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 is Ginger Cat Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day, Bison Ten Yell Day, Eat an Extra Dessert Day all coming up this week

Nietzsche, the late ginger cat who worked at The Book Man in Chilliwack, poses for a photo on Sept. 7, 2017. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 is Ginger Cat Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack Fire Department responded to a truck on fire which was carrying a propane tank at Wellington Avenue and College Street in Chilliwack on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Truck with propane tank catches fire in downtown Chilliwack

RCMP set up perimeter at Wellington and College as fire crews extinguish blaze in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Fire Department responded to a truck on fire which was carrying a propane tank at Wellington Avenue and College Street in Chilliwack on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Fire prevention officer Lieut. Lisa Axelson surveys the damage following a house fire on Amadis Crescent on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack family with newborn awakes to smell of garage fire smoke

Fire at Amadis Crescent house appears to be accidental, says Chilliwack Fire Department

Fire prevention officer Lieut. Lisa Axelson surveys the damage following a house fire on Amadis Crescent on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Submitted by Diane Heal.

SLIDE SHOW: Chilliwack ‘pup-arazzi’ share canine pics on National Dog Day

Progress readers share their favourite photos of their furry family members

Submitted by Diane Heal.
Jessica Fairweather’s artwork will be on display at the Royal Hotel in downtown Chilliwack for the month of September as part of Art on Main. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Mosaic glasswork by Chilliwack artist coming to downtown gallery

Chilliwack artist Jessica Fairweather also offering mixed-media, glasswork classes at Royal Hotel

Jessica Fairweather’s artwork will be on display at the Royal Hotel in downtown Chilliwack for the month of September as part of Art on Main. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Members of Team Sarah outside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Submitted)

Tour de Cure team rides in honour of Chilliwack nurse who died of cancer

Sarah Penner and her unborn baby both died of cancer; Team Sarah formed in her memory

Members of Team Sarah outside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Submitted)
Emergency crews were on scene at Yale and Adams roads for a multi-vehicle collision on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. (Google maps)

1 person trapped following multiple-vehicle crash in Chilliwack

Person alert, but trapped following collision on Yale Road near Adams

Emergency crews were on scene at Yale and Adams roads for a multi-vehicle collision on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. (Google maps)
Westbound traffic on Highway 1 was backed up east of the Yale Road West exit in Chilliwack as a result of a vehicle that left the road and went into the centre median. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Vehicle goes off Hwy 1, traffic backed up following collision in Chilliwack

No one injured in crash, westbound traffic on Highway 1 slow

Westbound traffic on Highway 1 was backed up east of the Yale Road West exit in Chilliwack as a result of a vehicle that left the road and went into the centre median. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
At least one person was flown to hospital following a motorcycle/van crash on Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Photo/Gary Lillico)

Air ambulance launched following motorcycle crash in Harrison Hot Springs

Van and motorcycle collide on Hot Springs Road

At least one person was flown to hospital following a motorcycle/van crash on Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Photo/Gary Lillico)
People check out the items for sale during the Chilliwack Rotary One-Day Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Buy, browse books in fresh air at Rotary outdoor book sale in Chilliwack

One-day sale back after ‘overwhelming success’ of last year’s Rotary Club of Chilliwack event

People check out the items for sale during the Chilliwack Rotary One-Day Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
James is a two-year-old rabbit up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. He is seen here at the shelter on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Find Me My Furever Home – James at the Chilliwack SPCA

2-year-old ‘very, very sweet’ rabbit up for adoption at Chilliwack SPCA

James is a two-year-old rabbit up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. He is seen here at the shelter on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Bonnie Whyte stands near the spot where a motorboat zipped by her, just 10 feet away from her, while she was swimming in the Vedder River on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. “I’m actually very lucky I got out of the way,” she said on Aug. 20. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Senior swimming in Vedder River almost struck by oblivious boater in Chilliwack

Close call on Vedder River as Chilliwack city hall calls for reduced speeds by motorized craft

Bonnie Whyte stands near the spot where a motorboat zipped by her, just 10 feet away from her, while she was swimming in the Vedder River on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. “I’m actually very lucky I got out of the way,” she said on Aug. 20. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Emergencies crews were called to a collision at Vedder and Knight roads on Saturday, Aug. 21. (Google Maps)

‘Minor’ crash causes traffic backlog at busy Chilliwack intersection

Two-vehicle collision happened at Vedder and Knight roads

Emergencies crews were called to a collision at Vedder and Knight roads on Saturday, Aug. 21. (Google Maps)
Cultus Lake Park is hosting Blanc on the Beach, a white-attire fundraiser event, on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Main Beach. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

UPDATE: ‘Blanc on the Beach’ at Cultus Lake postponed

Fundraiser event originally scheduled for September postponed until 2022

Cultus Lake Park is hosting Blanc on the Beach, a white-attire fundraiser event, on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Main Beach. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra is hosting fundraiser concert Jesu Meine Freude on Sept. 4 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (CSO file)

After months with no live shows, first concert of 2021 comes to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

2 ensembles to perform as part of fundraiser concert for Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra

The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra is hosting fundraiser concert Jesu Meine Freude on Sept. 4 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (CSO file)
Boo, seen here on May 25, 2013, was named Chilliwack’s Top Dog in 2013. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 is International Dog Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Aug. 22 to 28

International Dog Day, Crackers Over the Keyboard Day, Pluto Demoted Day all coming up this week

Boo, seen here on May 25, 2013, was named Chilliwack’s Top Dog in 2013. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 is International Dog Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Emergency crews are on scene at the railway crossing on Young Road for a pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a train in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: 1 person dead following train collision in Chilliwack

Incident happened near Eagle Landing railway crossing in Chilliwack

Emergency crews are on scene at the railway crossing on Young Road for a pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a train in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)