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Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. artist’s latest community mural a spectacular tribute to veterans

Courtenay artist Kelly Everill is well known for her community murals. They…

Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A fundraiser has been started for Harold Zinke by two of his friend to ‘Help Harold Keep Smiling.’ He is seen here on April 25, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Friends launch ‘Help Keep Harold Smiling’ fundraiser for popular Chilliwack street cleaner

Debbie Biggin and Kathy Funk are raising money to help fix Harold Zinke’s teeth

A fundraiser has been started for Harold Zinke by two of his friend to ‘Help Harold Keep Smiling.’ He is seen here on April 25, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Kay Lever with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice spends time with a child in the Canuck Place classroom. (First West Foundation)

15 Eastern Fraser Valley charities receive nearly $180,000 in grants from credit union foundation

Organizations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Hope will receive First West Foundation funding

Kay Lever with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice spends time with a child in the Canuck Place classroom. (First West Foundation)
The grand opening of the Community Roots Garden by Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society took place on Monday, July 18, 2022. (Submitted by Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society)

‘Community Roots Garden’ officially opens with aim to help feed hungry families in Chilliwack

Project launched earlier this year by Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society

The grand opening of the Community Roots Garden by Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society took place on Monday, July 18, 2022. (Submitted by Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society)
The Maple Ridge Career and Post-Secondary Education Event is set for July 28 at the Curling Rink, located at 23580 Jim Robson Way.
The Maple Ridge Career and Post-Secondary Education Event is set for July 28 at the Curling Rink, located at 23580 Jim Robson Way.
Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)

PODCAST: Victoria and Kelowna are Canada’s best small cities

TODAY IN B.C.: Mayors, Chamber CEOs talk amenities, housing, business and more

Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)
Talitha Koum Society, a women’s support and housing organization, needs funds for camping equipment to get back to their favourite group activity. (Contributed photo)

Lower Mainland women’s rehabilitation centre needs funds to run programs, expand housing unit

Talitha Koum Society helps women in recovery by providing accomodation, resources

Talitha Koum Society, a women’s support and housing organization, needs funds for camping equipment to get back to their favourite group activity. (Contributed photo)
Preparing for launch. More than 300 people took part in the first kite flying and family picnic event of its kind in the Lower Mainland on Sunday, July 17, organized at the Aldergrove Bowl Park by the Canadian Desi Arts and Culture Club. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Preparing for launch. More than 300 people took part in the first kite flying and family picnic event of its kind in the Lower Mainland on Sunday, July 17, organized at the Aldergrove Bowl Park by the Canadian Desi Arts and Culture Club. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
/ Bob Friesen Photos

PHOTOS: Fraser Valley Pride celebration comes to Mission

After a week of events, the celebration wrapped up with a day-long party in Heritage Park

/ Bob Friesen Photos
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
Bobbi, a young budgie, is up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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

Bobbi is a young budgie at the Chilliwack SPCA looking for a new home

Bobbi, a young budgie, is up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Henry Mynett, 93, (left) performs during a weekly Chilliwack Country Jam session. He is seen here with the late Eddie Selinger, former jam night organizer at the Chilliwack Activity Centre on College Street. (Don Young Photography)

93-year-old Chilliwack man still strumming and singing at weekly country jam nights

Henry Mynett performs regularly at Chilliwack Country Jam sessions on Saturdays

Henry Mynett, 93, (left) performs during a weekly Chilliwack Country Jam session. He is seen here with the late Eddie Selinger, former jam night organizer at the Chilliwack Activity Centre on College Street. (Don Young Photography)
Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Jan Rabson – A voice with character and character voices

TODAY IN B.C.: Actor has worked with Johnny Carson, Robin Williams, voiced ‘Minions’ and more

Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)
A group of 12 mostly retired Chilliwack hikers were in Ireland in June to walk the 180-kilometre Dingle Way trail around the Dingle Peninsula. (Rob Forde)

‘Mature’ Chilliwack hikers walk 180 kms along breathtaking, historic Dingle Peninsula in Ireland

Group of 12 mostly retired Chilliwackians took in ever-changing scenery of castles, pastures, pubs

A group of 12 mostly retired Chilliwack hikers were in Ireland in June to walk the 180-kilometre Dingle Way trail around the Dingle Peninsula. (Rob Forde)
At the 29th edition of the Mopar Madness car show in Langley on Sunday, July 10, members of the Mopars Unlimited Car Club announced they have raised $10,000 for Ukraine humanitarian relief. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland car fans raise $10,000 for Ukraine humanitarian relief

‘They need all the help they can get’ says president of Langley-based Mopars Unlimited club

At the 29th edition of the Mopar Madness car show in Langley on Sunday, July 10, members of the Mopars Unlimited Car Club announced they have raised $10,000 for Ukraine humanitarian relief. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Dusty is just one of many kittens at the Chilliwack SPCA looking to find his ‘furever’ home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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

Dusty is just one of many kittens at the Chilliwack SPCA waiting to be adopted

Dusty is just one of many kittens at the Chilliwack SPCA looking to find his ‘furever’ home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman to celebrate birthday with 100-km ultra marathon fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kalyn Head will mark her 25th birthday with a fundraiser run from Chilliwack to Vancouver

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People take part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk takes place on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Parkinson SuperWalk happening in Chilliwack and Abbotsford this summer

Annual fundraiser event for Parkinson Society British Columbia takes place Sept. 10

People take part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk takes place on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Members of the Fraser Valley Try Like Terry team, including his brother Darrell Fox (foreground) pictured before the 2021 Ride of Hope fundraiser where they cycled 410 kilometres. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Terry Fox’s brother and team to cycle 360 kms from Port Coquitlam to Chilliwack as part of fundraiser

Darrell Fox’s team will start from Terry Fox Hometown Square where new educational signs were installed

Members of the Fraser Valley Try Like Terry team, including his brother Darrell Fox (foreground) pictured before the 2021 Ride of Hope fundraiser where they cycled 410 kilometres. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)