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Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market: Food, wine, spirits, cider, crafts, gifts and more

Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market: Food, wine, spirits, cider, crafts, gifts and more

More than 180 B.C. artisans will offer opportunities for inspired, festive gift-giving

  • Nov 4, 2019
Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market: Food, wine, spirits, cider, crafts, gifts and more
Prospera Credit Union, headquartered in Abbotsford, and Westminster Savings Credit Union, based in Surrey, have been given approval for a proposed merger. (Google Street View)

Prospera and Westminster credit unions approved for proposed merger

Abbotsford- and Surrey-based companies now take matter to membership vote

Prospera Credit Union, headquartered in Abbotsford, and Westminster Savings Credit Union, based in Surrey, have been given approval for a proposed merger. (Google Street View)
Manning Park Resort owner Kevin Demers sits in a chair on the hill’s new quad lift. (Submitted photo)

Name Manning’s new quad chair, win a season’s pass

Lift replacement among long list of upgrades at popular ski resort

  • Sep 19, 2019
Manning Park Resort owner Kevin Demers sits in a chair on the hill’s new quad lift. (Submitted photo)
Jason and Miranda Harper are the new operators of the Royal Cafe and Wellington Local House. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack chef comes home to offer ‘super-addicting’ flavours at Royal Hotel

Jason and Miranda Harper took ownership of the Royal Hotel Café and Wellington Local House in August

Jason and Miranda Harper are the new operators of the Royal Cafe and Wellington Local House. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Megan McDonald (left) and Kristopher Schmidt (right) will be starting up their very own brewery in downtown Chilliwack next April.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz couple to open Chilliwack brewery next spring

Bricklayer Brewing will be one of the newest breweries in the Five Corners redevelopment

Megan McDonald (left) and Kristopher Schmidt (right) will be starting up their very own brewery in downtown Chilliwack next April.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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Mark Strahl announces call for proposals for New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP)

NHSP comprises federal grants, contributions for projects that make a difference for seniors

  • Jun 6, 2019
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Marion Marks is happy in her new shop’s new home on Mill Street. Marion’s Dressing Room has been a go-to for vintage wear for almost 25 years. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack vintage shop swings open doors at new location

Marion’s Dressing Room the newest place to shop on Mill Street

Marion Marks is happy in her new shop’s new home on Mill Street. Marion’s Dressing Room has been a go-to for vintage wear for almost 25 years. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
University of the Fraser Valley horticulture student Nayla Charbonneau shows coffee cherries growing in the school’s greenhouses in Chilliwack. (Greg Laychak/UFV)

Growing coffee, tea, lemons and papayas right here in Chilliwack

‘Anything that is grown anywhere on the planet we can grow’

University of the Fraser Valley horticulture student Nayla Charbonneau shows coffee cherries growing in the school’s greenhouses in Chilliwack. (Greg Laychak/UFV)
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)