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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
22 donors gave blood in honour of little Rielynn Gormley on June 28 in Chilliwack. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
22 donors gave blood in honour of little Rielynn Gormley on June 28 in Chilliwack. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
Vedder Park was one of the first StoryWalk locations hosted by the Chilliwack Learning Society back in March 2021. The society is bringing two more StoryWalk books to Chilliwack in July – one at Walden Park and the other at Sardis Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Stroll through children’s books as StoryWalk returns to Chilliwack this summer

Stories spread out page by page in Chilliwack parks as part of self-guided outdoor literacy event

Vedder Park was one of the first StoryWalk locations hosted by the Chilliwack Learning Society back in March 2021. The society is bringing two more StoryWalk books to Chilliwack in July – one at Walden Park and the other at Sardis Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Nine-year-old Emily Loewen (centre) and stepsister seven-year-old Savannah Tickle, 7, (left) and neighbour 12-year-old Gracie McKinnon at their lemonade stand in Chilliwack raising money for those impacted by the fires in Lytton, B.C. on July 5, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack girls selling lemonade for Lytton

‘I’m such a happy dad right now, proud of my girl’: Darcy Loewen

Nine-year-old Emily Loewen (centre) and stepsister seven-year-old Savannah Tickle, 7, (left) and neighbour 12-year-old Gracie McKinnon at their lemonade stand in Chilliwack raising money for those impacted by the fires in Lytton, B.C. on July 5, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)

As snow melts, angel emerges once again on Mt. Cheam

Many stories surround the snow and the mountain herself

The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)
Sixteen-year-old Jacob Bredenhof (centre) hugs Darrell Fox, Terry Fox’s brother, during the Ride of Hope on the border of Chilliwack and Abbotsford on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Try Like Terry’ team visits young cancer survivor as Ride of Hope rolls through Fraser Valley

Terry Fox’s brother one of 25 on cycling team that visited teen diagnosed with same cancer as Terry

Sixteen-year-old Jacob Bredenhof (centre) hugs Darrell Fox, Terry Fox’s brother, during the Ride of Hope on the border of Chilliwack and Abbotsford on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Faria Firoz is the 2021 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s medal at the UFV. (University of the Fraser Valley)

Chilliwack UFV student awarded medal for promoting diversity, inclusion, reconciliation

UFV Lieutenant Governor’s Medal winner Faria Firoz uses art to advocate for justice

  • Jul 3, 2021
Faria Firoz is the 2021 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s medal at the UFV. (University of the Fraser Valley)
Magician Leif David gives his young audience the bug eyes during a special Unplug and Play week show at the Salmon Arm library on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Kids can catch David several times online during two weeks of magic hosted by the Fraser Valley Regional Library. (Lachlan Labere/ Black Press Media file)

Magic, music and more in upcoming Fraser Valley library events

Magician Leif David to perform in virtual events hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library in July

Magician Leif David gives his young audience the bug eyes during a special Unplug and Play week show at the Salmon Arm library on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Kids can catch David several times online during two weeks of magic hosted by the Fraser Valley Regional Library. (Lachlan Labere/ Black Press Media file)
Potters can once again head into the clay open studio at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

In-person art classes, workshops return to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

From pottery to mixed media to photography, summer art classes are back as health orders lifted

Potters can once again head into the clay open studio at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (CSO), along with Belle Voci vocal ensemble, have created an O Canada video which will be released on YouTube at noon on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Musicians, singers release video on Canada Day with ‘beautiful’ clips of Chilliwack

Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra, Belle Voci come together virtually for O Canada video

The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (CSO), along with Belle Voci vocal ensemble, have created an O Canada video which will be released on YouTube at noon on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (YouTube)
A black bear seen at a resident’s bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)

WildSafeBC campaign looking to reduce wildlife conflicts in Fraser Valley

The bears are out and so is the new community co-ordinator going door-to-door, tagging garbage bags

  • Jun 30, 2021
A black bear seen at a resident’s bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)
Members of the Fraser Valley Try Like Terry team, including Terry Fox’s brother Darrell Fox (front right) are gearing up for their 410-kilometre Ride of Hope fundraiser on July 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cyclists in event started by Terry Fox’s brother of Chilliwack to ride 410km Saturday

‘I’m determined to do whatever I can to eliminate this disease,’ says Darrell Fox

Members of the Fraser Valley Try Like Terry team, including Terry Fox’s brother Darrell Fox (front right) are gearing up for their 410-kilometre Ride of Hope fundraiser on July 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Brian McKinney of Hope Cascades and Canyons Visitor Centre pulls a sheet of cookies out of his vehicle on June 28, 2021, a record breaking day for heat in Hope. (Facebook)

Hot enough to cook an egg, and cookies, downtown Hope

Tourism staff have some fun promoting Hope through fun cooking videos

Brian McKinney of Hope Cascades and Canyons Visitor Centre pulls a sheet of cookies out of his vehicle on June 28, 2021, a record breaking day for heat in Hope. (Facebook)
Philippson Family Park officially opened in Chilliwack on Sylvan Drive on Saturday, June 26, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Nautical-themed park opens in Chilliwack thanks to ‘generous’ property donation

Philippson Family Park made possible thanks to donation of two residential properties in Chilliwack

Philippson Family Park officially opened in Chilliwack on Sylvan Drive on Saturday, June 26, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Hops and Heritage runs June 24 to Sept. 11 at four local breweries and with an exhibition at the Chilliwack Museum. Pictured here is a hops bag. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Hop from one Chilliwack brewery to the next in beer-themed museum event this summer

Hops and Heritage engagement campaign connects Chilliwack Museum with community, local businesses

Hops and Heritage runs June 24 to Sept. 11 at four local breweries and with an exhibition at the Chilliwack Museum. Pictured here is a hops bag. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)