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Chilliwack-Kent MLA to host B.C. Day open house

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon is hosting an open house on B.C> Day,…

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Darrell Ralph and his Frankly Delicious Ice Cream cart he recently put together. The 64-year-old is making kids in hte Vedder Crossing area of Chilliwack happy with his cool treats on hot days. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s mobility scooter ice cream man is making kids smile

‘I wanted to do this to make people smile and make people happy’ - Darrell Ralph

Darrell Ralph and his Frankly Delicious Ice Cream cart he recently put together. The 64-year-old is making kids in hte Vedder Crossing area of Chilliwack happy with his cool treats on hot days. (Submitted photo)
Klassen Farms is celebrating the grand opening of its new farm adventure zone on Saturday, June 30. (Submitted)

Chilliwack blueberry farms opens new outdoor farm adventure zone

New attraction at Klassen Farms features bounce pillow, outdoor play areas, farm animals and more

Klassen Farms is celebrating the grand opening of its new farm adventure zone on Saturday, June 30. (Submitted)
Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)

PODCAST: Elora van Jarrett – BC Wildfire Service crew leader

TODAY IN B.C.: Longtime firefighter has been stationed in Salmon Arm, Port Alberni

Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)
A ladies networking event called Executive Presence: Developing & Leveraging the Language of Leadership is being held in Abbotsford on Sept. 14. (Submitted)

Speaking the ‘language of leadership’ at upcoming networking event in Abbotsford

Communication expert Lauren Sergy will speak at ladies networking luncheon

A ladies networking event called Executive Presence: Developing & Leveraging the Language of Leadership is being held in Abbotsford on Sept. 14. (Submitted)
Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Michael Yellowlees – Kilted Scotsman’s second cross Canada tour

TODAY IN B.C.: Musician and dog Luna retrace steps reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)
Members of ‘Team Sarah’ take part in the 2021 Tour de Cure. (Flickr/BC Cancer Foundation)

Volunteers needed in Chilliwack and beyond for Tour de Cure fundraiser

Event for BC Cancer Foundation rolls through Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley

Members of ‘Team Sarah’ take part in the 2021 Tour de Cure. (Flickr/BC Cancer Foundation)
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)
Yves Côté and the book he co-authored, Metamorphosis: My path to transformation. Côté spent 32 years behind bars for serious crimes including murder, but he says this book is meant to show that change is possible. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack man’s book co-authored by criminologist examines a life of murder and crime

Yves Côté spent just 11 months out of 32 years out of jail, but he believes in real transformation

Yves Côté and the book he co-authored, Metamorphosis: My path to transformation. Côté spent 32 years behind bars for serious crimes including murder, but he says this book is meant to show that change is possible. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)
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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

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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)
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