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“We were ahead of the curve – even the venerable New York Times had only been online for just 18 months,” writes former Progress editor Paul Bucci. (Dawn Gibson/ Black Press Media)

CHILLIWACK PROGRESS 130th: ‘We were ahead of the curve’ in technology, says former editor

Chilliwack Progress one of the first community newspapers to adopt online technology: Paul Bucci

  • Jul 23, 2021
“We were ahead of the curve – even the venerable New York Times had only been online for just 18 months,” writes former Progress editor Paul Bucci. (Dawn Gibson/ Black Press Media)
Former Chilliwack Progress editor (1975 to 1980) Lloyd Mackey pictured here in a photo from The Progress in 1970 when he was a reporter (left) and also in 2019. (Left: Chilliwack Progress archives; right: submitted)

CHILLIWACK PROGRESS 130th: Former editor recalls time in newsroom

Merging city and township into what Chilliwack is today a highlight for former editor Lloyd Mackey

  • Jul 23, 2021
Former Chilliwack Progress editor (1975 to 1980) Lloyd Mackey pictured here in a photo from The Progress in 1970 when he was a reporter (left) and also in 2019. (Left: Chilliwack Progress archives; right: submitted)
Andy Holota stands in front of a building alongside a road in the Kuwait desert. On the building is a warning spray-painted by American combat engineers, advising of air-dropped American mines in the area beside the road. BLU-91 and 92 designate anti-tank and anti-personnel air-dropped mines. (Submitted)

CHILLIWACK PROGRESS 130th: Former editor on assignment in Persian Gulf War

Venturing into war zone was a ‘profoundly life-changing experience,’ writes former editor Andy Holota

  • Jul 23, 2021
Andy Holota stands in front of a building alongside a road in the Kuwait desert. On the building is a warning spray-painted by American combat engineers, advising of air-dropped American mines in the area beside the road. BLU-91 and 92 designate anti-tank and anti-personnel air-dropped mines. (Submitted)
The Chilliwack Progress is offering readers the chance to win a $5,000 prize just for participating in an online reader survey.

Chilliwack Progress shopping survey offers readers a chance to win $5,000 prize

Survey will help to gauge shopping patterns of people in Chilliwack over the next year

The Chilliwack Progress is offering readers the chance to win a $5,000 prize just for participating in an online reader survey.
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is looking for clothed and nude models for its Live Model Drawing Open Studio sessions. (Submitted)

Clothed, nude models needed for live model drawing sessions at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Variety of male and female models with different body shapes and ages wanted

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is looking for clothed and nude models for its Live Model Drawing Open Studio sessions. (Submitted)
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has put a call out for volunteers. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre searching for volunteers

Guest services volunteers, technical volunteers needed, teens can apply

  • Jul 22, 2021
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has put a call out for volunteers. (Submitted)
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New slo-pitch tournament to support Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s work

Health Care Heroes Slo-Pitch Tournament planned for Abbotsford in September

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Folks walk past a maple tree on Thursday, July 15, 2021 that the family of Shaelene Keeler Bell adopted in her honour. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Family of Shaelene Bell adopts tree in memory of her along ‘peaceful’ trail in Chilliwack

‘Your memory will live on as this tree blossoms and grows deep,’ says mother of 23-year-old

Folks walk past a maple tree on Thursday, July 15, 2021 that the family of Shaelene Keeler Bell adopted in her honour. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: ‘It’s a peaceful environment,’ says owner of Cultus Lake Flower Fest

Lavender, lawn games and goats added to this year’s colourful floral festival in Chilliwack area

Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Lenny came into the Chilliwack SPCA after he was hit by a car. Seen here on Thursday, July 15, 2021, he’s now ready to be adopted. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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

Tuxedo cat hit by car, now up for adoption at Chilliwack SPCA

Lenny came into the Chilliwack SPCA after he was hit by a car. Seen here on Thursday, July 15, 2021, he’s now ready to be adopted. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Folks take part in a naloxone training session in Chilliwack on June 22, 2021. A similar session is happening on Saturday, July 17 at Salish Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Free naloxone training and picnic in Chilliwack park Saturday

Event hosted by Chilliwack Overdose Prevention Society and Moms Stop the Harm

Folks take part in a naloxone training session in Chilliwack on June 22, 2021. A similar session is happening on Saturday, July 17 at Salish Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack resident Lukas Dodge was so upset to see a goose get run over by a careless driver on Vedder Road on July 11, 2021 that he got signs made to get people’s attention. (Submitted)

Chilliwack man horrified to witness Canada Goose run over on Vedder Road

Lukas Dodge so upset see careless driver hit a bird that he plans to rally for change

Chilliwack resident Lukas Dodge was so upset to see a goose get run over by a careless driver on Vedder Road on July 11, 2021 that he got signs made to get people’s attention. (Submitted)
The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds pose for a photo after arriving in Vancouver on July 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)

Snowbirds to fly over Lower Mainland today

Late Capt. Jennifer Casey ‘definitely shining a light on this’

The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds pose for a photo after arriving in Vancouver on July 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)
People take photos of the view during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Blossoms bloom again at Chilliwack Sunflower Festival this summer

Colourful fields open for folks to wander through ‘thousands of awe-inspiring flowers’

People take photos of the view during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Nine-year-old Emily Loewen at Vedder Park on July 11, 2021 after raising hundreds of dollars from a group of motorcycle riders for Lytton wildfire victims with her lemonade stand. (Darcy Loewen photo)

VIDEO: Chilliwack 9-year-old’s ‘lemonade for Lytton’ stand raises more than $3,000

From street corner sales to motorcycle club poker run event, Emily Loewen’s idea takes off

Nine-year-old Emily Loewen at Vedder Park on July 11, 2021 after raising hundreds of dollars from a group of motorcycle riders for Lytton wildfire victims with her lemonade stand. (Darcy Loewen photo)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
University of the Fraser Valley’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre

UFV talk looks at Indigenous place names and hiking in Fraser Valley

Online event takes place Tuesday, July 13 with three speakers

University of the Fraser Valley’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre
Four-year-old Ginger at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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

Owners couldn’t bring calico cat with them when they moved, now up for adoption at Chilliwack SPCA

Four-year-old Ginger at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The last time the Snowbirds performed in White Rock was Aug. 16, 2017. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds photo)

PHOTOS: Snowbirds to dip wings over White Rock in upcoming fly-by visit

July 16 flight – two days earlier than planned – still a fundraiser for CH.I.L.D. Foundation

The last time the Snowbirds performed in White Rock was Aug. 16, 2017. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds photo)
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror