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JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS                                 Karlee Drinovz, 17, adds another bag of pet food to the donation pile while two-year-old Wesley Armstrong finds a way to help at Cottonwood Mall on Thursday. She, along with other volunteer organizers, 14-year-old Annica Drinovz, Jessica Armstrong, and Liz and Ryan Rasmussen, were collecting donations of baby supplies, pet supplies, water, sports drinks, toiletries, gift cards and more for B.C.’s wildfire victims. The supplies were shipped to Kamloops, while a similar donation collection in Mission saw goods go to Princeton.

Chilliwack evacuation centre greets hundreds

City opened Chilliwack secondary to welcome victims of wildfires

JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS                                 Karlee Drinovz, 17, adds another bag of pet food to the donation pile while two-year-old Wesley Armstrong finds a way to help at Cottonwood Mall on Thursday. She, along with other volunteer organizers, 14-year-old Annica Drinovz, Jessica Armstrong, and Liz and Ryan Rasmussen, were collecting donations of baby supplies, pet supplies, water, sports drinks, toiletries, gift cards and more for B.C.’s wildfire victims. The supplies were shipped to Kamloops, while a similar donation collection in Mission saw goods go to Princeton.
As of July 17 the human-caused wildfire on Harrison Lake is 16 days old, 188 hectares in size and 20 per cent contained. (BC Wildfire Service)

Crews keep human-caused Harrison Lake fire from growing

Blaze has been at 200 hectares for two weeks and is 30 per cent contained

As of July 17 the human-caused wildfire on Harrison Lake is 16 days old, 188 hectares in size and 20 per cent contained. (BC Wildfire Service)
Volunteers organized donations from Friday to Sunday at Townsend Park as part of the Rise Above the Ashes efforts to help wildfire evacuees. (Submitted photo)

Donations being collected for fire victims in Chilliwack

As evacuation centre greets people, Chilliwack finds ways to help

Volunteers organized donations from Friday to Sunday at Townsend Park as part of the Rise Above the Ashes efforts to help wildfire evacuees. (Submitted photo)
Delta Mayor Lois Jackson annouced on Facebook that evacuees may park their mobile homes or trailers at North Delta recreation centres and on local streets until the emergency in the Interior is over.                                James Smith photo

Wildfire evacuees welcome at Delta rec centres

Mayor announced that parking lots at local rec centres will be available for evacuees with RVs

Delta Mayor Lois Jackson annouced on Facebook that evacuees may park their mobile homes or trailers at North Delta recreation centres and on local streets until the emergency in the Interior is over.                                James Smith photo
Group of 66 women climbed up the Chief for a Chilliwack charity

Group of 66 women climbed up the Chief for a Chilliwack charity

Every year a group of women enjoy a climb focused on empowerment and bonding

Group of 66 women climbed up the Chief for a Chilliwack charity
Smoke fills the sky as a wildfire burns near 100 Mile House.- Image credit: Carmen Guidos photo

UPDATE: Chilliwack man charged with contravening state of emergency in 100 Mile House

Unique EPA charge comes with three criminal charges including resisting arrest

Smoke fills the sky as a wildfire burns near 100 Mile House.- Image credit: Carmen Guidos photo
Airtanker crews at the ready

Airtanker crews at the ready

A look at the people who fight wildfires

Airtanker crews at the ready
Mayor Linda Hepner fell and cut her head during a walking tour of the Pattullo Bridge Friday. (Photo: Amy Reid)

Surrey Mayor cuts head open during tour of Pattullo Bridge

TransLink says it is ‘critical’ funding is secured this year to replace the 80-year-old crossing

Mayor Linda Hepner fell and cut her head during a walking tour of the Pattullo Bridge Friday. (Photo: Amy Reid)
A six-vehicle pileup took place on Highway 1 in Langley on Friday morning. The crash included four trucks. (Shane MacKichan photo)

UPDATE: Highway 1 westbound in Langley open again after truck crash

Accident shut down westbound traffic between 232nd and 264th streets

A six-vehicle pileup took place on Highway 1 in Langley on Friday morning. The crash included four trucks. (Shane MacKichan photo)
(Surrey Now-Leader file photo)

Pedestrian suffers head injuries in Surrey crash

Police say a 55-year-old Surrey man is in hospital after being struck Thursday night

(Surrey Now-Leader file photo)
UPDATED: Langley residents create convoy to aid fire evacuees
UPDATED: Langley residents create convoy to aid fire evacuees
The Equitas Society “insists that the rights of disables veterans are no less important than (Omar) Khadr’s, or those of any other citizen.”                                (Equitas Society website, file photo)

Rights of disabled veterans ‘no less important than Khadr’s: Equitas

White-Rock-based society renews effort after federal lawsuit settled for $10.5 million

The Equitas Society “insists that the rights of disables veterans are no less important than (Omar) Khadr’s, or those of any other citizen.”                                (Equitas Society website, file photo)
Finance Minister Mike de Jong and Premier Christy Clark took questions in July 2016 on their planned foreign buyer tax. (File photo)

Foreign buyers tax had little impact on housing prices: report

Royal LePage study says prices will resume upward trajectory

Finance Minister Mike de Jong and Premier Christy Clark took questions in July 2016 on their planned foreign buyer tax. (File photo)
A photo of the suspect. (Photo: Surrey RCMP)

PHOTOS: Help Surrey RCMP ID suspect in attempted bank robbery

Do you know who this is? Surrey RCMP want to hear from you

A photo of the suspect. (Photo: Surrey RCMP)
Morrow Bio Science rep Shaun Calver chats with Kyle Kayfish while taking samples from his CO2-emitting, mosquito-sucking device. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress photo)

Life cycle of biting mosquitoes in Chilliwack is almost done for this season

One Chilliwack man is questioning the mosquito control practices after a bad season of the buggers

Morrow Bio Science rep Shaun Calver chats with Kyle Kayfish while taking samples from his CO2-emitting, mosquito-sucking device. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Delta looking to dispel ‘myths’ and ‘misinformation’ about Massey Bridge

Report aims to cut through the politics to inform the public and change minds about the project

(Black Press file photo)
Langley family plans to donate $6 million from development proceeds

Langley family plans to donate $6 million from development proceeds

The Blaauw family wants to develop lands near 204th Street and 28th Avenue.

Langley family plans to donate $6 million from development proceeds
Dr. Jan De Waal Smith talks about the virtues of a new laparoscopy video system at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

New equipment at Chilliwack General Hospital means faster recovery

Chilliwack’s surgeons are seeing in high definition now, with the addition of…

Dr. Jan De Waal Smith talks about the virtues of a new laparoscopy video system at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Shane MacKichan photo                                Chilliwack RCMP on scene at a July 7 evening stabbing downtown that left two people dead.

UPDATE: Chilliwack stabbing victims were innocent bystanders trying to help: witness

IHIT says no one in custody and public is not at risk after July 7 multiple stabbings

Shane MacKichan photo                                Chilliwack RCMP on scene at a July 7 evening stabbing downtown that left two people dead.
At this point there are no plans to open up Chilliwack Heritage Park to wildfire evacuees or livestock. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Heritage Park can’t be opened to evacuees or livestock in Chilliwack

Chilliwack would have to be formally asked to provide assistance from emergency reps and haven’t been

At this point there are no plans to open up Chilliwack Heritage Park to wildfire evacuees or livestock. (Chilliwack Progress file)