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Crews work to protect an Abbotsford pump station from encroaching flood water. (@ErikDV Twitter photo)

PHOTOS: 3 days of flooding in the Fraser Valley

Floods, fires, rescue efforts continue in Abbotsford

Master Warrant Officer Jaclyn Kealy recites the poem ‘The Man We Never Knew’ during the Chilliwack Army Cadets evening candlelight vigil at the All Sappers’ Memorial Park cenotaph on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack cadets honour fallen soldiers at evening candlelight vigil

Cadet-led event happened because of COVID, took place night before Remembrance Day

A Royal Canadian Air Force veteran salutes as the Canadian flag is lowered during the legion-closing ceremony at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 on Mary Street on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Flag lowered as Chilliwack Branch 4 Legion closes forever

‘Very sad day for Branch 4,’ but legion will be stronger with amalgamation, says president

Submitted by Diane Heal.

SLIDE SHOW: Chilliwack ‘pup-arazzi’ share canine pics on National Dog Day

Progress readers share their favourite photos of their furry family members

Submitted by Diane Heal.
A view of the White Rock Lake wildfire from Ellison Park Provincial Park Aug. 6, 2021. (Alana Johannson photo)

PHOTOS: White Rock Lake wildfire lights up night skies in the Okanagan

The 55,000-hectare wildfire caused thousands of evacuations Friday night, even more on alert

A view of the White Rock Lake wildfire from Ellison Park Provincial Park Aug. 6, 2021. (Alana Johannson photo)
Before and after images of the Village of Lytton, B.C. Before photo taken in 2018 (Google Street View); after photo taken on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Before and after the blaze that destroyed the Village of Lytton

Images of the community 9 days after fire compared to what it looked like 3 years ago

Before and after images of the Village of Lytton, B.C. Before photo taken in 2018 (Google Street View); after photo taken on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
G.W. Graham graduates Kelsey Trottie (left) and Ella Duncan pose during their formal photo shoot in the lobby of the school on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Prom replaced with formal photo shoots, virtual grad ceremonies in Chilliwack

Prom dresses, suits put to use during formal grad photo shoot at G.W. Graham

G.W. Graham graduates Kelsey Trottie (left) and Ella Duncan pose during their formal photo shoot in the lobby of the school on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The students at Cheam elementary made 215 orange paper hearts which were then put on the school’s mural of a thunderbird by Indigenous Chilliwack artist Carrielynn Victor. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Schools, churches, community place orange ribbons and hearts around Chilliwack

Community support fills Chilliwack as tributes to residential school children appear

The students at Cheam elementary made 215 orange paper hearts which were then put on the school’s mural of a thunderbird by Indigenous Chilliwack artist Carrielynn Victor. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The former Chilliwack Progress building was torn down by Clearview Demolition Ltd. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Former Chilliwack Progress building demolished downtown

Building on Spadina Avenue was home to The Progress for 45 years

The former Chilliwack Progress building was torn down by Clearview Demolition Ltd. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Crews prepare to move Kevin Stone’s 8,000-pound unfinished steel dragon from Stone’s Speed Shop to a new location in Yarrow on Thursday, April 29, 2021 (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack metal sculptor forced to move unfinished 8,000-pound dragon to new location

Kevin Stone will be finishing his ‘Game of Thrones’ dragon at a new workshop in Yarrow

Crews prepare to move Kevin Stone’s 8,000-pound unfinished steel dragon from Stone’s Speed Shop to a new location in Yarrow on Thursday, April 29, 2021 (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Crews work through the night Tuesday, April 27, on a sinkhole that appeared in Vernon on Hospital Hill at 32nd Street and 21st Avenue, the intersection to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The highway through Vernon was closed in both directions. (Kerry Hutter photos)

PHOTOS: Water main break reduces Vernon highway traffic to single lane

Large hole appeared on 32nd Street at 21st Avenue around midnight

Crews work through the night Tuesday, April 27, on a sinkhole that appeared in Vernon on Hospital Hill at 32nd Street and 21st Avenue, the intersection to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The highway through Vernon was closed in both directions. (Kerry Hutter photos)
Kelly Ng (left) tries to get the attention of Podzol and Aquila as twin sister, Pauline Ng, snaps a photo of the two dogs by a field of hyacinths at the Chilliwack Tulips attraction on April 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Strolling through tulips, hyacinths and daffodils at Chilliwack Tulips attraction

Colourful spring flower attraction opened on the weekend in Chilliwack, continues into May

Kelly Ng (left) tries to get the attention of Podzol and Aquila as twin sister, Pauline Ng, snaps a photo of the two dogs by a field of hyacinths at the Chilliwack Tulips attraction on April 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kids with 6th Chilliwack Beavers and 26th Unsworth Beavers watch the Beaver Buggy races at Gwynne Vaughan Park on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Beaver Buggies zip to finish line in classic Chilliwack Scout races

No prizes, but heaps of fun at annual races for Chilliwack Beavers

Kids with 6th Chilliwack Beavers and 26th Unsworth Beavers watch the Beaver Buggy races at Gwynne Vaughan Park on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Hundreds of people march along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Hundreds rally through Chilliwack in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions

Large group of unmasked protesters from Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley gathered for FV Freedom Rally

Hundreds of people march along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, launches a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Smashing good time had at Chilliwack elementary school’s egg-drop event

Students at Vedder elementary see if their egg-protecting contraptions pass the test

Paul Allanson, vice principal of Vedder elementary, launches a protected egg from a scissor lift during the school’s egg drop event on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Patrick O’Shea holds up his leprechaun golf head cover during a round of golf at Meadowlands Golf and Country Club on St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: What luck! Leprechaun sighting at Chilliwack golf course on St. Paddy’s Day

It’s ‘expected’ he dress up like a leprechaun each year on St. Patrick’s Day, says Patrick O’Shea

Patrick O’Shea holds up his leprechaun golf head cover during a round of golf at Meadowlands Golf and Country Club on St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
New Westminster TV production designer, Rick Whitfield, has designed an office in a box for British Columbians in need of a private workspace. (BC Box Office photo)

PHOTOS: B.C. man designs ‘box office’ solution for those working from home

‘A professionally designed workspace on your property, away from the distractions of home’

New Westminster TV production designer, Rick Whitfield, has designed an office in a box for British Columbians in need of a private workspace. (BC Box Office photo)
City of Chilliwack councillor Jason Lum, seen at his home on March 28, 2020 with his wife Sheila and their newborn son, Cedar, shared a message on social media about finding hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “I realize there’s much more than fear and worry. There is hope, there is persistence, there is new life, and new growth, and there is community,” Lum wrote on Facebook on March 21, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS OF 2020: Heartwarming and heartbreaking images by Chilliwack Progress photojournalist

‘Instead of selecting just my best images, I also chose photos that remind me of how things were different in 2020’

City of Chilliwack councillor Jason Lum, seen at his home on March 28, 2020 with his wife Sheila and their newborn son, Cedar, shared a message on social media about finding hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “I realize there’s much more than fear and worry. There is hope, there is persistence, there is new life, and new growth, and there is community,” Lum wrote on Facebook on March 21, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
This is Jellybean the miniature horse. He is over 18 years old, cute as a button and sweet as can be. He lives in Yarrow with his draft horse friends at Freedom Acrobatics vaulting club. (Submitted by Pam Dykstra)

SLIDESHOW: Chilliwack Progress readers share their best holiday pet photos

From miniature horse to adventurous senior cat, Chilliwack animals get into the Christmas spirit

This is Jellybean the miniature horse. He is over 18 years old, cute as a button and sweet as can be. He lives in Yarrow with his draft horse friends at Freedom Acrobatics vaulting club. (Submitted by Pam Dykstra)
A mixed-car train rolls along the waterfront between White Rock and Crescent Beach in this shot captured a few weeks ago by Erik Seiz. (Erik Seiz photo)

Fiery U.S. derailment fuels argument to move rail off Semiahmoo Peninsula waterfront

‘It most certainly could have been a really big disaster’: rail relocation advocate

A mixed-car train rolls along the waterfront between White Rock and Crescent Beach in this shot captured a few weeks ago by Erik Seiz. (Erik Seiz photo)