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Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

 

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl with a supporter on election night, Oct. 21, 2019. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

MP Strahl named one of the best MPs to work for in annual Hill Times survey

Strahl has been serving as a Conservative MP since first being elected in 2011

 

People packed Ryder Lake Hall for the annual Ryder Lake Handmade Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 30, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Fundraiser to save Ryder Lake Hall blows past initial GoFundMe goal

An online fundraiser that originally hoped for $11,000 is now targeting $20,000

 

Chris Perez completes a mural downtown Chilliwack on May 23, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s newest mural is a part of this year’s festival offerings

Mural artist Chris Perez makes connections with community as he works

Chris Perez completes a mural downtown Chilliwack on May 23, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Agassiz Community Garage Sale spans 18 sales with two multi-family events. (Contributed graphic)

Agassiz Community Garage sale on tap for June 5

More than a dozen stops to explore, plus a scavenger hunt

The Agassiz Community Garage Sale spans 18 sales with two multi-family events. (Contributed graphic)
A bee weighed down with pollen moves blossom to blossom in a display of hyacinths on Easter Sunday, 2019. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file)

UPDATE: Easter events popping up across Chilliwack

Easter services cancelled in person, but some events still may be taking place

A bee weighed down with pollen moves blossom to blossom in a display of hyacinths on Easter Sunday, 2019. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Cousins Lisa Ellis and Brian Nimmo spend time together on March 9, 2021 before their surgery. On March 12, Nimmo donated one of his kidneys to Ellis. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Guardian angel’ gives kidney to cousin

Chilliwack woman knew 21 years ago she would need a transplant one day, and that day has come

Cousins Lisa Ellis and Brian Nimmo spend time together on March 9, 2021 before their surgery. On March 12, Nimmo donated one of his kidneys to Ellis. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
Dr. Iris Lesser exercises on Vedder Rotary Trail in January with her infant daughter. Lesser is a researcher with the University of the Fraser Valley, currently on maternity leave. She will be taking part in a research study soon for postpartum women. (Anne Russell/ UFV)

Postpartum moms invited to group fitness class for UFV research

Program’s goal is to explore the impact of group fitness of anxiety in postpartum women

Dr. Iris Lesser exercises on Vedder Rotary Trail in January with her infant daughter. Lesser is a researcher with the University of the Fraser Valley, currently on maternity leave. She will be taking part in a research study soon for postpartum women. (Anne Russell/ UFV)
The Chilliwack Hospice Society is hosting a 50/50 raffle that could make someone $50,000 richer. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Hospice hosting 50/50 raffle as fundraiser

Someone will win up to $50,000, as tickets continue to sell

The Chilliwack Hospice Society is hosting a 50/50 raffle that could make someone $50,000 richer. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A group of clients and staff at Chilliwack Society for Community posed for Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 24, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack non-profit earns employer award for fourth straight year

Chilliwack Society for Community Living recognized as national employer of choice

A group of clients and staff at Chilliwack Society for Community posed for Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 24, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Keno the dog found on B.C. mountain 2 weeks after going missing

Husky/shepherd cross enticed by the smell of bacon frying in the dead of night

The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)
Pathways is a new online community services directory for Chilliwack and Fraser Health Rural. (Pathways)

Pathways directory makes it easy to navigate community service options

Sophisticated search tools offer access to community services from Chilliwack to Boston Bar

Pathways is a new online community services directory for Chilliwack and Fraser Health Rural. (Pathways)
Bernard elementary in Chilliwack saved for several years to be able to have the First Nations inspired mural hand painted on the side of their school. Artists Disco and Mavik were busy on Jan. 17, 2020 finishing the work. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s newest school mural speaks to ‘optimism, hope and courage’

Bernard elementary latest school in Chilliwack to include mural art on its exterior

Bernard elementary in Chilliwack saved for several years to be able to have the First Nations inspired mural hand painted on the side of their school. Artists Disco and Mavik were busy on Jan. 17, 2020 finishing the work. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sue Knudsen (left) and Trisha Mercer stand in the back of a pickup truck with the appliances that were delivered to a family in need on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2020. (Submitted)

Community steps up again, this time to bring belated Christmas gifts to two teen boys in Chilliwack

Chilliwack residents took to social media to help family in need, community responds instantly

Sue Knudsen (left) and Trisha Mercer stand in the back of a pickup truck with the appliances that were delivered to a family in need on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2020. (Submitted)
K.J. Clare started Do Good Recklessly, a project where she delivered bouquets of flowers, anonymously and free, to people who could use a smile. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

TOP STORIES 2020: Pandemic brought out the best in many throughout the community

From free flowers to massive mask-making efforts, Chilliwack stepped up to support its own

K.J. Clare started Do Good Recklessly, a project where she delivered bouquets of flowers, anonymously and free, to people who could use a smile. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Don Lehn at the Chilliwack Alano Club in June, 2019. The club has had to cancel its Christmas party for the children of members, but is still hoping to drum up a few treats to deliver. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack’s Alano Club still hoping to make Christmas bright for local kids

With their annual Christmas party cancelled due to restrictions, club appeals to community for help

Don Lehn at the Chilliwack Alano Club in June, 2019. The club has had to cancel its Christmas party for the children of members, but is still hoping to drum up a few treats to deliver. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.

Double-lung transplant saves father after lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis

This holiday season Angel donations will help fund the most urgent health care needs

  • Dec 14, 2020
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.