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Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Lisa Ellis plays with her 15-month-old grandson Stirling on March 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Kidney recipient ready to enjoy ‘new lease on life’

Chilliwack’s Lisa Ellis recovering well after life-saving surgey

Lisa Ellis plays with her 15-month-old grandson Stirling on March 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, launches a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Smashing good time had at Chilliwack elementary school’s egg-drop event

Students at Vedder elementary see if their egg-protecting contraptions pass the test

Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, launches a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Wonder what the Suez Canal-blocking ship would look like in Chilliwack?

Check out these images of the giant MV Ever Given in some popular local locations

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A bee weighed down with pollen moves blossom to blossom in a display of hyacinths on Easter Sunday, 2019. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file)

UPDATE: Easter events popping up across Chilliwack

Easter services cancelled in person, but some events still may be taking place

A bee weighed down with pollen moves blossom to blossom in a display of hyacinths on Easter Sunday, 2019. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Career Fair

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Virtual Career and Post- Secondary Education Event comes to the Fraser Valley

  • Mar 29, 2021
Career Fair
Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) holds a free webinar on March 30 called Tips for Protecting Your Children from Sexual Abuse. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)

Fraser Valley webinar covers tips for protecting kids from sexual abuse

Session on Tuesday, March 30 is hosted by non-profit Circles of Support and Accountability

Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) holds a free webinar on March 30 called Tips for Protecting Your Children from Sexual Abuse. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)
Peanut is a two-year-old male cat at the Chilliwack SPCA who is looking for his ‘furever’ home. He is seen here on March 25, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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

Cat who was part of a large-scale animal seizure now ready for his ‘furever’ home

Peanut is a two-year-old male cat at the Chilliwack SPCA who is looking for his ‘furever’ home. He is seen here on March 25, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A transaction is made at the Hugs Donuts vendor during the Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival at the Chilliwack Coliseum parking lot on Saturday, March 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Drive-thru food truck festival back in Chilliwack this weekend

Different vendors each day at Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival event in Chilliwack

A transaction is made at the Hugs Donuts vendor during the Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival at the Chilliwack Coliseum parking lot on Saturday, March 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Zajac Ranch in Mission is one of four charities that will benefit from The Big 50/50 Lottery, which runs until April 15. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)

50/50 lottery supports 4 charities, including 2 in Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation and Zajac Ranch included in fundraiser

Zajac Ranch in Mission is one of four charities that will benefit from The Big 50/50 Lottery, which runs until April 15. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)
Cousins Lisa Ellis and Brian Nimmo spend time together on March 9, 2021 before their surgery. On March 12, Nimmo donated one of his kidneys to Ellis. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Guardian angel’ gives kidney to cousin

Chilliwack woman knew 21 years ago she would need a transplant one day, and that day has come

Cousins Lisa Ellis and Brian Nimmo spend time together on March 9, 2021 before their surgery. On March 12, Nimmo donated one of his kidneys to Ellis. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Painted rocks like this one given to reporter Adam Louis can be found just about anywhere as part of a worldwide hobby. (Photo/Adam Louis)

Hope area rock hunters group rolling right along

Local painted rock hunters still going strong, expect to get stronger when COVID ends

Painted rocks like this one given to reporter Adam Louis can be found just about anywhere as part of a worldwide hobby. (Photo/Adam Louis)
The Chilliwack Progress is looking forward to hearing the stories of some of Chilliwack’s unsung education heroes. (Getty Image)

Who are your Chilliwack education heroes?

We’re looking for stories of people who have gone above and beyond for students

  • Mar 25, 2021
The Chilliwack Progress is looking forward to hearing the stories of some of Chilliwack’s unsung education heroes. (Getty Image)
Alisa Gusakova was one of two Grade 12 Chilliwack students who received a $5,000 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack teen receives $5,000 scholarship for overcoming adversity

‘Difficult transition’ for Alisa Gusakova and mom who came to Chilliwack from Russia eight years ago

Alisa Gusakova was one of two Grade 12 Chilliwack students who received a $5,000 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The BC SPCA is reminding drivers of the dangers of having pets in vehicles, both when leaving it parked and when travelling. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack SPCA warns drivers about dangers of pets in vehicles, both when parked and travelling

Use harnesses, crates, and don’t let your dog stick its head out the window are all tips from SPCA

The BC SPCA is reminding drivers of the dangers of having pets in vehicles, both when leaving it parked and when travelling. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Joy Finnigan and Sheryl Rothert have started the Chilliwack River Valley Outdoor Learning Programs and the first session starts in April, 2021. (Submitted)

Chilliwack teachers offer in-person outdoor education to kids learning from home

Joy Finnigan and Sheryl Rothert have started up Chilliwack River Valley Outdoor Learning Programs

Joy Finnigan and Sheryl Rothert have started the Chilliwack River Valley Outdoor Learning Programs and the first session starts in April, 2021. (Submitted)
Corner Nook Cafe owner Mia Pham and manager Andrew Loewen outside their restaurant on March 23, 2021. The Chilliwack restaurant was named one of Yelp’s Top 100 favourite places to eat in Canada. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack brunch spot makes way onto Yelp’s national top 100 list

Owner Mia Pham moved to tears by recognition from downtown diner’s customers

Corner Nook Cafe owner Mia Pham and manager Andrew Loewen outside their restaurant on March 23, 2021. The Chilliwack restaurant was named one of Yelp’s Top 100 favourite places to eat in Canada. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.

Youth Innovation Showcase demonstrates innovative spirit of BC and Yukon

Annual competition gives young people a chance to win one of three $5,000 prizes

  • Mar 23, 2021
The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
Photo caption: Stefanie De Koning at a War Amps CHAMP Seminar in 2010 (left) and today (right).

War Amps celebrating 75 years of service to amputees in Canada

Program’s history dates back to Second World War efforts to help veterans stay employed

Photo caption: Stefanie De Koning at a War Amps CHAMP Seminar in 2010 (left) and today (right).