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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.
Contestants on the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Family Feud guess incorrectly at Saturday’s Business Excellence Awards at Heritage Park.

VIDEO: Chilliwack Business Excellence Awards 2017/2018

Chances Chilliwack named Business of the Year at 23rd annual event

Contestants on the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Family Feud guess incorrectly at Saturday’s Business Excellence Awards at Heritage Park.
External audit called for following claims too much gravel removed from Chilliwack river

External audit called for following claims too much gravel removed from Chilliwack river

Flood protection is something Chilliwack takes very seriously, says mayor

External audit called for following claims too much gravel removed from Chilliwack river
Anni Smith (right) shows Johanna (left) and Robin Alexander her hand-made Santa figurine at a booth at the All About Christmas Gifts Expo Friday night at Chilliwack Heritage Park.

VIDEO: This gift expo is “All About Christmas”

More than 200 vendors offer gift ideas as the holiday of giving gets closer

Anni Smith (right) shows Johanna (left) and Robin Alexander her hand-made Santa figurine at a booth at the All About Christmas Gifts Expo Friday night at Chilliwack Heritage Park.
Real estate prices in Chilliwack are hitting all-time highs as residential listings are at an all-time low. (Greg Laychak/Black Press file)

Chilliwack real estate sales and prices remain hot

New mortgage rules coming in January could hurt some first-time homebuyers

Real estate prices in Chilliwack are hitting all-time highs as residential listings are at an all-time low. (Greg Laychak/Black Press file)
Thomas Miller (left) and Ian Morris loaded the Geisbrecht Tree Farm lot, at 5871 248th St. in Langley, with thousands of Christmas trees in readiness for this week’s opening on Dec. 1. (Bob Groeneveld/Langley Advance)

Langley grows past Christmas tree shortage

Despite issues elsewhere, local growers insist tree stock is fine in much of the Lower Mainland.

  • Nov 26, 2017
Thomas Miller (left) and Ian Morris loaded the Geisbrecht Tree Farm lot, at 5871 248th St. in Langley, with thousands of Christmas trees in readiness for this week’s opening on Dec. 1. (Bob Groeneveld/Langley Advance)
A visitor looks at handmade clay beads and driftwood ornaments made by Michele Tenning from Williams Lake.

VIDEO: Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market

The Arts Council fundraiser gives shoppers a chance to get many holiday purchases under one roof.

A visitor looks at handmade clay beads and driftwood ornaments made by Michele Tenning from Williams Lake.
A new report ranks Chilliwack seventh out of the top 10 communities to invest in real estate in B.C. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Chilliwack among top 10 B.C. cities to buy real estate

Real Estate Investment Network ranks the city seventh for being affordable and in transition

A new report ranks Chilliwack seventh out of the top 10 communities to invest in real estate in B.C. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Guests peruse the tables of Greendale Herb & Wine just after the opening of the two-day Vintage Barn Market event Friday at Chilliwack Heritage Park.

VIDEO: Christmas markets around Chilliwack this weekend

Opportunities abound for local holiday shopping

Guests peruse the tables of Greendale Herb & Wine just after the opening of the two-day Vintage Barn Market event Friday at Chilliwack Heritage Park.
Phil Algra (right) of Algra Bros. Developments accepted the Judges’ Choice Award for the Flatiron Building in Abbotsford during the 2017 Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards held Thursday night at the Cascades convention centre in downtown Langley. Troy Landreville Black Press

Flatiron big winner at Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards

Top developments in the region recognized at downtown Langley event on Thursday night

Phil Algra (right) of Algra Bros. Developments accepted the Judges’ Choice Award for the Flatiron Building in Abbotsford during the 2017 Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards held Thursday night at the Cascades convention centre in downtown Langley. Troy Landreville Black Press
Surrey ranked as one of the best places to buy real estate in Western Canada. (File photo)

Surrey an ‘investment destination’

City ranked as one of the best places to buy real estate

Surrey ranked as one of the best places to buy real estate in Western Canada. (File photo)
Premier John Horgan and ‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik meet at Alert Bay over opposition to salmon farming, Oct. 12, 2017. (Hanna Petersen/North Island Gazette)

B.C. minister warned salmon farm not to restock

Letter to Marine Harvest not a threat, Lana Popham says

Premier John Horgan and ‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik meet at Alert Bay over opposition to salmon farming, Oct. 12, 2017. (Hanna Petersen/North Island Gazette)
Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo

Canada’s Supreme Court to hear from small B.C. wineries

Okanagan wineries granted intervener status in monumental case

Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo
Lighting inside and outside of home becomes more important as amounts of daylight decrease. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Picking the right lighting for a home adds ambiance and safety

Maintenance is also important.

  • Oct 4, 2017
Lighting inside and outside of home becomes more important as amounts of daylight decrease. (Special to the Langley Advance)