Local Business

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
The Molson Coors logo was put up on the under-construction Chilliwack brewery on May 1. The plant is expected to be in operation by late summer. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Sign goes up on Molson Coors brewery in Chilliwack

Project one step closer to completion, which is expected to be this summer

The Molson Coors logo was put up on the under-construction Chilliwack brewery on May 1. The plant is expected to be in operation by late summer. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
A bowl from Obey Poke, part of Joseph Richard Group’s Meal Ticket Brands launch. (submitted photo)

‘Ghost restaurants’ cooked up by Joseph Richard Group to meet demand of delivered food

The new Meal Ticket Brands venture aims to ‘disrupt’ the local restaurant industry

A bowl from Obey Poke, part of Joseph Richard Group’s Meal Ticket Brands launch. (submitted photo)
Nolan Irwin’s mobile vendor stand on Harrison beach. (Nolan Irwin/Facebook)

No more mobile vendors on Harrison beach

The approval of an updated business licence bylaw means Nolan Irwin is without a cart

Nolan Irwin’s mobile vendor stand on Harrison beach. (Nolan Irwin/Facebook)
Kristen Day is the owner of The Omful Lounge on Mill Street in downtown Chilliwack. Jessica Peters/ The Progress

Entrepreneur breathes life into space on Mill Street

Yoga, soul work and more available at the Omful Lounge downtown Chilliwack

Kristen Day is the owner of The Omful Lounge on Mill Street in downtown Chilliwack. Jessica Peters/ The Progress
Siobhan D’Souza is the artistic brain and talent behind 4th Dimension Escape Rooms. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Solving the puzzles at 4th Dimension Escape Rooms in Chilliwack

New downtown Chilliwack business features three different themed escape rooms

Siobhan D’Souza is the artistic brain and talent behind 4th Dimension Escape Rooms. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Harrison saw a significant increase in tourism this winter, thanks in part to the Lights on the Lake initiative, Tourism Harrison said. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison sees massive increase in winter tourists for 2018

Lights on the Lake helped bring in around 20 times more day trippers to the village

Harrison saw a significant increase in tourism this winter, thanks in part to the Lights on the Lake initiative, Tourism Harrison said. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

CEO Mark Collins to speak with Prince Rupert’s business community

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Daigle Welding’s biggest-ever boat is a $2.8 million yacht which was completed in 2018. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

The Bolton Marine group acquires Campbell River’s Daigle Marine

The Bolton Marine Group has acquired Campbell River’s Daigle Marine. Founder, Steve…

  • Jan 28, 2019
Daigle Welding’s biggest-ever boat is a $2.8 million yacht which was completed in 2018. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Chris Franklin (left) owner of Michael’s on Main and former owner Jan VanderHoek, who still cuts hair at the salon. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

When Chris Franklin took over Michael’s on Main, she didn’t just inherit a salon, she inherited family

Michael’s on Main has been a staple of downtown Chilliwack for nearly 70 years

Chris Franklin (left) owner of Michael’s on Main and former owner Jan VanderHoek, who still cuts hair at the salon. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Gulwinder Bains stands next to one of the pre-owned cars for sale at his automotive dealership lot, Bains Motors Sales & Detailing, in downtown Chilliwack. (Sarah Gawdin/The Progress)

At Chilliwack’s Bains Motors, it’s all about the love of people and cars

Success through great service is how Gulwinder Bains operates his business

Gulwinder Bains stands next to one of the pre-owned cars for sale at his automotive dealership lot, Bains Motors Sales & Detailing, in downtown Chilliwack. (Sarah Gawdin/The Progress)
Colin Schmidt will share his insights at the rebooted ‘Startup Grind Chilliwack’ event on Nov. 20. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Startup Grind Chilliwack offers local entrepreneurs a way to connect

Monthly meetings bring local start ups together to share ideas

  • Nov 6, 2018
Colin Schmidt will share his insights at the rebooted ‘Startup Grind Chilliwack’ event on Nov. 20. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)
Esteem Coffee House dazzles downtown Chilliwack with fancy drinks and superior service

Esteem Coffee House dazzles downtown Chilliwack with fancy drinks and superior service

The recently opened coffee shop sports a variety of made-for-you coffee drinks and yummy baked goods

Esteem Coffee House dazzles downtown Chilliwack with fancy drinks and superior service
Chilliwack couple grow giant surprise in small backyard

Chilliwack couple grow giant surprise in small backyard

Although they didn’t plant it, the Rosses grew a towering sunflower in their backyard garden

Chilliwack couple grow giant surprise in small backyard
Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)

Tom Harris memorial fundraiser supports kids camps

Tom Harris Legacy Fund sends over 200 underpriviledged local kids to camp this summer.

Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)
Government worker to grocer: one woman’s journey to life satisfaction

Government worker to grocer: one woman’s journey to life satisfaction

Salina Derish is opening the Fraser Valley’s first zero-waste grocery store in Chilliwack’s downtown

Government worker to grocer: one woman’s journey to life satisfaction
Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.

Taggart and Killeen depart CTV News Vancouver

Co-anchors exit news outlet amid ‘major refresh’ at station

Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.
A new and unique contest starts today aimed at helping someone start a new retail store in downtown Langley City.

CONTEST: $115,000-prize package helps retailer start up store in downtown Langley

Someone in B.C. will loot and a rare chance to build a brand new business in Langley.

A new and unique contest starts today aimed at helping someone start a new retail store in downtown Langley City.
Chilliwack resident Kaila Peters holds a uniquely-textured gargoyle gecko during the All About Kids and Family Expo at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday.

VIDEO: Family fun at All About Kids Expo

From face painting to virtual reality, there was plenty to keep kids—and adults—occupied.

Chilliwack resident Kaila Peters holds a uniquely-textured gargoyle gecko during the All About Kids and Family Expo at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday.
KURT LANGMANN PHOTO Otter Co-op’s CEO Jack Nicholson is proud of the Retail Centre’s $6.5 million in upgrades and renovations, now nearing completion. Nicholson says the renovation of its 248 Street Retail Centre was necessary to ensure customer satisfaction and continued growth of sales.

Otter Co-op works for a bright future

95 years of strong growth and profit for co-operative’s 50,000 members

KURT LANGMANN PHOTO Otter Co-op’s CEO Jack Nicholson is proud of the Retail Centre’s $6.5 million in upgrades and renovations, now nearing completion. Nicholson says the renovation of its 248 Street Retail Centre was necessary to ensure customer satisfaction and continued growth of sales.