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Yumi Nagashima will be performing at Jest Ladies Comedy on Nov. 5 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

Lineup of female comedians coming to Chilliwack stage for Jest Ladies Comedy

Fraser Valley Comedy brings Yumi Nagashima, Melanie Rose and more to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Yumi Nagashima will be performing at Jest Ladies Comedy on Nov. 5 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
Jennifer Whiteside, minister of education and child care, speaks during the official grand opening of Stitó:s Lá:lém Totí:lt Elementary Middle School on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Education minister officially opens ‘beautiful’ new Stitó:s school in Chilliwack

A lot of care, hard work and thought went into design of Stitó:s, says minister Jennifer Whiteside

Jennifer Whiteside, minister of education and child care, speaks during the official grand opening of Stitó:s Lá:lém Totí:lt Elementary Middle School on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
“We’ve gone from 15,000 watts of power to 1,500 watts, in terms of power consumption,” said Chris Reid, technical director at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, about the new LED lights installed in the main theatre at the centre. (Submitted)

New LED lights at Chilliwack Cultural Centre use less power while offering more flexibility

‘The main goal was to help our environmental impact,’ says centre’s development officer

“We’ve gone from 15,000 watts of power to 1,500 watts, in terms of power consumption,” said Chris Reid, technical director at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, about the new LED lights installed in the main theatre at the centre. (Submitted)
This carving of Sheriff Will Teasle from the movie Rambo First Blood, played by actor Brian Dennehy, was unveiled on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022 during the Rambo First Blood 40th Anniversary celebrations in Hope. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Rambo-themed carving unveiled at 40th anniversary celebration for iconic action film in Hope

Carving of Sheriff Will Teasle, Rambo First Blood actor, movie props all part of 4-day celebrations

This carving of Sheriff Will Teasle from the movie Rambo First Blood, played by actor Brian Dennehy, was unveiled on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022 during the Rambo First Blood 40th Anniversary celebrations in Hope. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
Emma Caylor, 3, makes crafts at the Chilliwack Library in 2018. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)

Create a Frankenstuffie, do yoga and more at Chilliwack’s libraries in October

October is Library Appreciation Month and there’s lots to do at Chilliwack, Sardis, Yarrow libraries

Emma Caylor, 3, makes crafts at the Chilliwack Library in 2018. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)
The sun rises over Chilliwack on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, the first day that Metro Vancouver issued an air quality advisory for the Eastern Fraser Valley area. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality advisory for Eastern Fraser Valley cancelled after 3 days

Metro Vancouver issued advisory Oct. 4 due to wildfire smoke, cancelled it Oct. 7

The sun rises over Chilliwack on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, the first day that Metro Vancouver issued an air quality advisory for the Eastern Fraser Valley area. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Frank Van den Dorpel tries to start a 1910 International Harvester gasoline engine as Ray Ramey (left) watches during an open house at the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association site in 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

‘Our future all depends on volunteers,’ says president of Chilliwack ag society as numbers dwindle

Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association looking for more volunteers; inviting folks to open house

Frank Van den Dorpel tries to start a 1910 International Harvester gasoline engine as Ray Ramey (left) watches during an open house at the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association site in 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A ‘Rambo Lane’ sign is unveiled at an alley where it meets 3rd Avenue in Hope on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. This was part of a walking tour on the first day of the Rambo First Blood 40th Anniversary celebrations. (Bill Dobbs)

PHOTOS: ‘Rambo Lane’ unveiled on walking tour marking 40th anniversary of famous film in Hope

Fans saw movie locations like ‘H’ tree in police chase scene, railroad tracks that Rambo jumped

A ‘Rambo Lane’ sign is unveiled at an alley where it meets 3rd Avenue in Hope on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. This was part of a walking tour on the first day of the Rambo First Blood 40th Anniversary celebrations. (Bill Dobbs)
Candles with messages from Shaelene Bell’s two boys were lit during her celebration of life at Sandpiper Resort on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Bell’s mother Alina Durham is urging people to write to Canada’s Governor General Mary Simon asking for a bill to be passed to help create Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Letters of support needed to get Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert in place, says Chilliwack mom

Alina Durham hopes letters to Governor General Mary Simon will help get bill passed

Candles with messages from Shaelene Bell’s two boys were lit during her celebration of life at Sandpiper Resort on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Bell’s mother Alina Durham is urging people to write to Canada’s Governor General Mary Simon asking for a bill to be passed to help create Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
An alleged hit-and-run took place on Yale Road on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (Google Maps)

38-year-old man arrested following hit-and-run in Chilliwack

Ronald Scott Heathen was wanted for a motor vehicle theft in Chilliwack and identity theft in Surrey

An alleged hit-and-run took place on Yale Road on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (Google Maps)
A cat at Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)

‘Let’s Cool those Cats!’ fundraiser will help make Chilliwack animal shelter more energy-efficient

Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven’s goal is to raise $42,000 for solar panels and heat pumps

A cat at Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)
Chilliwack Common is a collaborative beer made by six craft breweries in Chilliwack. (Submitted by Old Yale Brewing)

6-pack of Chilliwack craft breweries collaborate on beer for charity

All profits from ‘Chilliwack Common’ lager will go to Chilliwack Park Society

Chilliwack Common is a collaborative beer made by six craft breweries in Chilliwack. (Submitted by Old Yale Brewing)
An alleged hit-and-run took place on Yale Road on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (Google Maps)

Jaws of Life used to rescue woman following alleged hit-and-run in Chilliwack

Collision happened on Yale Road West on afternoon of Oct. 5

An alleged hit-and-run took place on Yale Road on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (Google Maps)
Shelley Wojcik (centre) plays Donna in Secondary Characters’ production of Mamma Mia! which is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Aug. 11 to 21. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Mamma Mia!’ will finally hit Chilliwack stage after several postponements

Secondary Characters brings ABBA-themed musical to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Shelley Wojcik (centre) plays Donna in Secondary Characters’ production of Mamma Mia! which is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Aug. 11 to 21. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Clothes2U is giving away free clothing, household items and more on Oct. 15, 2022. (Submitted by Clothes2U)

Charity to hand out free clothing, household items to those in need in Chilliwack

Clothes2U presents ‘Treats and no Tricks’ at Chilliwack Alliance Church

Clothes2U is giving away free clothing, household items and more on Oct. 15, 2022. (Submitted by Clothes2U)
Smoke and flames are seen billowing from a bunker that caught fire on Jesperson Road in Chilliwack on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (Screenshot from video by TJ Goldbaum)

UPDATE w/VIDEO: Firefighters prevent bunker blaze from spreading to animal barns in Chilliwack

Jesperson Road occupants tried to put out flames with pre-installed fire hose before crews arrived

Smoke and flames are seen billowing from a bunker that caught fire on Jesperson Road in Chilliwack on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (Screenshot from video by TJ Goldbaum)
Tammy White of Chilliwack was reported missing on Oct. 3, 2022. (RCMP handout)

UPDATE: RCMP ask for public’s help in finding missing 43-year-old Chilliwack woman

Tammy White of Chilliwack was reported missing on Oct. 3, her vehicle located on Old Orchard Road

Tammy White of Chilliwack was reported missing on Oct. 3, 2022. (RCMP handout)
Harold Zinke poses for a photo on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, three days after getting new dentures put in. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Million-dollar smile’: Chilliwack street cleaner gets new teeth thanks to generous community

Well-known Harold Zinke got new set of dentures following successful birthday fundraiser

Harold Zinke poses for a photo on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, three days after getting new dentures put in. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People take part in the intertribal dance during the Truth and Reconciliation Powwow at Chilliwack Secondary School on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: People come together for Truth and Reconciliation Powwow in Chilliwack

2-day powwow one of many events in Chilliwack marking National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

People take part in the intertribal dance during the Truth and Reconciliation Powwow at Chilliwack Secondary School on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Isaac Bosma, 9, of Chilliwack shows his cow during a 4-H competition at the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022 is World Farm Animals Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Oct. 2 to 8

World Farm Animals Day, Virus Appreciation Day, Canadian Beer Day all coming up this week

Isaac Bosma, 9, of Chilliwack shows his cow during a 4-H competition at the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022 is World Farm Animals Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)