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A drawing of Playland’s new Skybender ride, first of its kind in the world. (Submitted image)

New Skybender and retrofitted Coaster at Playland, to open June 18 without 2 other popular rides

Music Express and Crazy Beach Party rides are gone from the East Van amusement park

A drawing of Playland’s new Skybender ride, first of its kind in the world. (Submitted image)
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Eleven months after he was freed from prison, 85-year-old Cosby will again be the defendant in a sexual assault proceeding, this time a civil case in California. Judy Huth, who is now 64, alleges that in 1975 when she was 16, Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Bill Cosby, in video testimony, denies sex abuse of teen in 1970s

Trial represents one of the last remaining legal claims against 85-year-old

FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Eleven months after he was freed from prison, 85-year-old Cosby will again be the defendant in a sexual assault proceeding, this time a civil case in California. Judy Huth, who is now 64, alleges that in 1975 when she was 16, Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Hilary Swank attends the Disney 2022 Upfront presentation at Basketball City Pier 36 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Hilary Swank attends the Disney 2022 Upfront presentation at Basketball City Pier 36 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
In this undated photo provided by Buckingham Palace/ Studio Canal / BBC Studios / Heyday Films on Saturday, June 4, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II and Paddington Bear have cream tea at Buckingham Palace, in London, taken from a film that was shown at the BBC Platinum Party at the Palace. (Buckingham Palace/ Studio Canal / BBC Studios / Heyday Films via AP)

Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee celebration takes a ratings bow

Monarchy still has a hold on its former colony’s heart

In this undated photo provided by Buckingham Palace/ Studio Canal / BBC Studios / Heyday Films on Saturday, June 4, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II and Paddington Bear have cream tea at Buckingham Palace, in London, taken from a film that was shown at the BBC Platinum Party at the Palace. (Buckingham Palace/ Studio Canal / BBC Studios / Heyday Films via AP)
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Ryan Langevin will pay tribute to both Elton John and Billy Joel with show The Rocket Man and The Piano Man on June 18 in Chilliwack. (Moon Coin Productions)

Artist playing tribute to both Elton John and Billy Joel is coming to Chilliwack

‘The Rocket Man and The Piano Man’ with Ryan Langevin coming to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Ryan Langevin will pay tribute to both Elton John and Billy Joel with show The Rocket Man and The Piano Man on June 18 in Chilliwack. (Moon Coin Productions)
Canadian comedian Ron James is touring B.C., including Chilliwack on June 17. Photo courtesy Shantero Productions

Ron James returns to Chilliwack, 7 months after show cancelled due to flooding

Legendary Canadian comedian back on tour with new memoir that’s comedic map of country

Canadian comedian Ron James is touring B.C., including Chilliwack on June 17. Photo courtesy Shantero Productions
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse, in Toronto, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Jacob Hoggard trial exposes misconceptions about consent, say experts

Criminal Code requires that consent be affirmatively communicated through a person’s words or conduct

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse, in Toronto, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Thousands of people were at the parade during the 50th annual Yarrow Days celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: ’70s themed Yarrow Days parade filled with peace and love

Thousands flocked to small community to celebrate 50th annual Yarrow Days celebrations

Thousands of people were at the parade during the 50th annual Yarrow Days celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.

B.C. children’s book author takes submitted drawings from kids and turns them into characters

Kwaku Amoateng is quite the creative father. In 2021, the Comox military…

Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.
Vancouver-raised author Pik-Shuen Fung, shown in a handout photo, has won this year's Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Fung was awarded the $60,000 prize for "Ghost Forest" at a ceremony in Toronto on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

B.C. author’s ‘Ghost Forest’ wins Amazon Canada First Novel Award

Pik-Shuen Fung awarded the $60,000 prize for story of woman grappling with the death of her father

Vancouver-raised author Pik-Shuen Fung, shown in a handout photo, has won this year's Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Fung was awarded the $60,000 prize for "Ghost Forest" at a ceremony in Toronto on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir performs June 11 in Abbotsford, including some selections from Broadway musicals. (Submitted photo)

Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir performs in Abbotsford

Concert, titled From the Steeple to the Stage, takes place June 11

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir performs June 11 in Abbotsford, including some selections from Broadway musicals. (Submitted photo)
A promotional poster for the 1977 single God Save The Queen by the Sex Pistols on display, during a photo-op ahead of a rock and pop memorabilia auction, in central London, Thursday June 25, 2009. In Britain, there are several traditional elements to a royal anniversary: pageants, street parties, the Sex Pistols. Queen Elizabeth II and the Pistols have been linked since the punk pioneers released the song “God Save the Queen” in 1977 during the monarch’s Silver Jubilee. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
A promotional poster for the 1977 single God Save The Queen by the Sex Pistols on display, during a photo-op ahead of a rock and pop memorabilia auction, in central London, Thursday June 25, 2009. In Britain, there are several traditional elements to a royal anniversary: pageants, street parties, the Sex Pistols. Queen Elizabeth II and the Pistols have been linked since the punk pioneers released the song “God Save the Queen” in 1977 during the monarch’s Silver Jubilee. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
Actress Amber Heard departs the Fairfax County Courthouse Friday, May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Va. A jury heard closing arguments in Johnny Depp’s high-profile libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. Lawyers for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard made their closing arguments to a Virginia jury in Depp’s civil suit against his ex-wife.(AP Photo/Craig Hudson)

Jury sides with Johnny Depp on defamation lawsuit, ex-wife Amber Heard on counterclaim

Heard, who was stoic in the courtroom as the verdict was read, said she was heartbroken

Actress Amber Heard departs the Fairfax County Courthouse Friday, May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Va. A jury heard closing arguments in Johnny Depp’s high-profile libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. Lawyers for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard made their closing arguments to a Virginia jury in Depp’s civil suit against his ex-wife.(AP Photo/Craig Hudson)
Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)

Vancouver Art Gallery soon free for those 18 and under thanks to $1M donation

Free admission to begin July 1 and last until gallery moves to new building in 2027

Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)
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VIDEO: 54-40 singer Osborne and daughter debut rock duo A Family Curse with ‘Cemetery Blues’

The sound: ‘Diving into a fantasy world of Americana and fuzz-driven blues rock,’ Kandle says

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Promo photo shows “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience,” coming to Vancouver Convention Centre East starting in October. (Submitted photo)
Promo photo shows “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience,” coming to Vancouver Convention Centre East starting in October. (Submitted photo)
Matt Sager of Lost Car Rescue. (Image courtesy HISTORY Canada / Jeff Topham)

PODCAST: Classic car hunting with Matt Sager of TV’s ‘Lost Car Rescue’

TODAY IN B.C.: Program follows team through Northern B.C. and the Prairies

Matt Sager of Lost Car Rescue. (Image courtesy HISTORY Canada / Jeff Topham)
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. The Canadian musician, who is currently awaiting a verdict in his sexual assault trial, has been charged in another alleged sexual assault.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard facing new sexual assault charge

Jury deliberations in earlier case against Hoggard have begun, meaning new charge can be made public

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. The Canadian musician, who is currently awaiting a verdict in his sexual assault trial, has been charged in another alleged sexual assault.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Fraser Valley Comedy is presents Jest Ladies Comedy headlined by Sharon Mahoney on June 24 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (sharonmahoney.com)

Fraser Valley Comedy ready to step onto Chilliwack Cultural Centre stage with ‘Jest Ladies’

First time Chilliwack-based comedy club will perform on theatre stage

Fraser Valley Comedy is presents Jest Ladies Comedy headlined by Sharon Mahoney on June 24 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (sharonmahoney.com)