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First Nations artist Richard Hunt began carving at the age of 13 now at 71 he continues to hone his skills as he works on his latest piece the Sun Mask using red cedar to create his one of a kind artwork at his studio in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, June 30, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Feds urged to crack down on fake Indigenous art, copyright breaches

Senator says industry of fake Indigenous art may be worth millions of dollars

First Nations artist Richard Hunt began carving at the age of 13 now at 71 he continues to hone his skills as he works on his latest piece the Sun Mask using red cedar to create his one of a kind artwork at his studio in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, June 30, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Hussein Rostum’s solo exhibition Blazing Colours is on display at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from June 29 to Aug. 6. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack artist brings vibrant, abstract show to cultural centre with Blazing Colours

‘It makes life so much more pleasant to have colour in your life,’ says Hussein Rostum

Hussein Rostum’s solo exhibition Blazing Colours is on display at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from June 29 to Aug. 6. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kevin Stone works on a gigantic Elon Musk head on May 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Giant Elon Musk head by Chilliwack metal artist now complete, ready to be shipped

Kevin Stone has finished head of half-Elon, half-goat monument for cryptocurrency creators

Kevin Stone works on a gigantic Elon Musk head on May 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
This image released by Marvel Studios shows Natalie Portman, left, and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from “Thor: Love and Thunder.” (Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)

Review: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ is pure bonkers filmmaking

Fourth edition of Marvel’s god of thunder is even more bananas than part 3

This image released by Marvel Studios shows Natalie Portman, left, and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from “Thor: Love and Thunder.” (Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
The Sardis Library on June 23, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Libraries in Chilliwack offer up free events throughout summer

Events include Rubik’s Cube session, story times and building structures

The Sardis Library on June 23, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Minion characters Kevin, left, and Bob pose on the 86th floor observatory deck at the Empire State Building to celebrate the upcoming film “Minions: The Rise of Gru” on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

‘Minions’ set box office on fire with $108.5-million debut

Film on track to be one of the biggest-ever July 4 weekend openings

Minion characters Kevin, left, and Bob pose on the 86th floor observatory deck at the Empire State Building to celebrate the upcoming film “Minions: The Rise of Gru” on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
The annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The 2022 parade is set for Dec. 3. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Rotary Christmas Parade returns to downtown Chilliwack this year, volunteers needed

‘We are looking forward to returning this year with our much-loved parade,’ says organizer

The annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The 2022 parade is set for Dec. 3. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Otto the Minion in a scene from "Minions: The Rise of Gru." (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)

Review: In ‘Rise of Gru,’ Minion mayhem reigns and will make fans happy

5th instalment of the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise delivers what the audience wants

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Otto the Minion in a scene from "Minions: The Rise of Gru." (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)
AC/DC tribute band Rock or Bust is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, July 9. (Submitted photo)

AC/DC tribute band set to rock Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Vancouver-based tribute band Rock or Bust will be in Chilliwack July 9

AC/DC tribute band Rock or Bust is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, July 9. (Submitted photo)
FILE - R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, Sept. 17, 2019. R&B legend R. Kelly is entering another phase of his well-publicized downward spiral with a sentencing in a New York City courtroom Wednesday, June 29, 2022, that could put him behind bars for a quarter century or more. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

R&B star R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

Singer and songwriter was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking last year

FILE - R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, Sept. 17, 2019. R&B legend R. Kelly is entering another phase of his well-publicized downward spiral with a sentencing in a New York City courtroom Wednesday, June 29, 2022, that could put him behind bars for a quarter century or more. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)
A cyclist rides past a film set for the movie “Deadpool 2” in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. A 15-month dispute in British Columbia’s film and television industry has ended with the ratification of a new contract for creative and logistical people working on productions shot in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lengthy dispute in B.C.’s film and TV industry ends with new contract

Annual wage increases, National Truth and Reconciliation Day as statutory holiday among details

A cyclist rides past a film set for the movie “Deadpool 2” in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. A 15-month dispute in British Columbia’s film and television industry has ended with the ratification of a new contract for creative and logistical people working on productions shot in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The 2022 Cultus Lake Day parade rolls along 1st Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Sunshine and smiles as Cultus Lake Day parade rolls through lakeside community

Parade, along with market, activities and more returned after 2 years of cancellations

The 2022 Cultus Lake Day parade rolls along 1st Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kids check out artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties in action during the inaugural Vedder River Art Walk on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. The event returns on Saturday, July 30, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

UPDATE: Vedder River Art Walk in Chilliwack postponed due to weather

More than 20 artists, musicians and more will line trail from Vedder Park to Peach Road

Kids check out artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties in action during the inaugural Vedder River Art Walk on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. The event returns on Saturday, July 30, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Fraser Valley Fury Junior Roller Derby released its new logo in June. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley junior roller derby league releases new inclusive logo during pride month

‘Phrase ‘All are welcome’ and the pride rainbow reflect our commitment to inclusion and diversity’

Fraser Valley Fury Junior Roller Derby released its new logo in June. (Submitted)
Xyólheméylh’s youth art/writing contest this year asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ (Submitted)

Winners announced for B.C.-wide art, writing contest for Indigenous youth

Youth asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ as the topic contest

Xyólheméylh’s youth art/writing contest this year asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ (Submitted)
John Welsh and Los Valientes perform July 16 in Abbotsford in the first of three concerts in the Sun and Soil Concert Series. The series also takes place in Chilliwack and Langley in August.

Sun and Soil Concert Series runs in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Langley

Performances in outdoor settings with locally sourced food and beverages

John Welsh and Los Valientes perform July 16 in Abbotsford in the first of three concerts in the Sun and Soil Concert Series. The series also takes place in Chilliwack and Langley in August.
FILE - Boston Pops Conductor John Williams conducting the orchestra in Boston in 1980. Williams, 90, is devoting himself to composing concert music, including a piano concerto he’s writing for Emanuel X. This spring, he and cellist Yo-Yo Ma released the album “A Gathering of Friends,” recorded with the New York Philharmonic. (AP Photo, File)

Movie music maestro John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music

After more than six decades of making bicycles soar, sending panicked swimmers…

FILE - Boston Pops Conductor John Williams conducting the orchestra in Boston in 1980. Williams, 90, is devoting himself to composing concert music, including a piano concerto he’s writing for Emanuel X. This spring, he and cellist Yo-Yo Ma released the album “A Gathering of Friends,” recorded with the New York Philharmonic. (AP Photo, File)
Jacquie Simpson (left) and Theresia Reid are organizing the Purple Haze arts recovery fundraiser for the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Purple Haze arts recovery fundraiser to have ‘fun, 1960s chilled-out vibe’ in Chilliwack

Groovy music, scenic lavender field part of much needed fundraiser for Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Jacquie Simpson (left) and Theresia Reid are organizing the Purple Haze arts recovery fundraiser for the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The soapbox derby returns to the Columbia Valley Canada Day celebrations on Friday, July 1, 2022. Pictured here is the 2009 derby. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Soapbox derby, parade and more return to Columbia Valley for Canada Day

Folks can decorate bikes, tractors, animals, floats and other vehicles for parade on July 1

The soapbox derby returns to the Columbia Valley Canada Day celebrations on Friday, July 1, 2022. Pictured here is the 2009 derby. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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