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Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies
A program has been set up to help families in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley with purchasing food and cleaning supplies. (Submitted image/ Parent Support Services Society of BC)

B.C. families financially affected by pandemic eligible for grocery gift cards

Program open to struggling families in Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley communities

A program has been set up to help families in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley with purchasing food and cleaning supplies. (Submitted image/ Parent Support Services Society of BC)
Justin Mallard with Murray Honda in Chilliwack says the We Got Your Back Chilliwack school supply drive is having a financially difficult time due to the pandemic, while the need is higher than ever. (YouTube image)

School supply program for Chilliwack children needs public support

We Got Your Back program suffering from lack of sponsorship due to pandemic

Justin Mallard with Murray Honda in Chilliwack says the We Got Your Back Chilliwack school supply drive is having a financially difficult time due to the pandemic, while the need is higher than ever. (YouTube image)
John Sovereign received his Paul Harris Fellowship from the Chilliwack After Hours Rotary Club on Aug. 22, 2020. Sovereign has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Submitted photo/ Kathy Funk)

Retired Chilliwack priest honoured by Rotary while in palliative care

John Sovereign awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship shortly after terminal cancer diagnosis

John Sovereign received his Paul Harris Fellowship from the Chilliwack After Hours Rotary Club on Aug. 22, 2020. Sovereign has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Submitted photo/ Kathy Funk)
Boston Tuninga, with the Chilliwack Park Society, scrapes away debris down to the soil at a new trail at the Chilliwack Community Forest on Aug. 12, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Trailbuilding together at Chilliwack Community Forest

Groups come together to create a new mountain biking space at popular trail system

Boston Tuninga, with the Chilliwack Park Society, scrapes away debris down to the soil at a new trail at the Chilliwack Community Forest on Aug. 12, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl is hoping to recognize local community heroes who have made the community a better place during the pandemic. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack-Hope MP looking to celebrate pandemic community heroes

Eligible community heroes include individuals, businesses and not-for-profits

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl is hoping to recognize local community heroes who have made the community a better place during the pandemic. (Submitted photo)
A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Public will get chance to walk among the sunflowers in Chilliwack

Popular flower festival moving ahead with opening plans, and reduced capacity due to COVID-19

A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Volunteers pushed donated clothing racks from the now-closed Auld Phillips store on Yale Road in Chilliwack, to the Mission Thriftstore II on Nowell Street, on July 7, 2020. (Submitted/ The Progress)

Iconic Chilliwack store passes clothing racks on to downtown neighbours

Chilliwack Mission Thriftstore given racks and fixtures as downtown store closes for good

Volunteers pushed donated clothing racks from the now-closed Auld Phillips store on Yale Road in Chilliwack, to the Mission Thriftstore II on Nowell Street, on July 7, 2020. (Submitted/ The Progress)
Brogan’s Ride Against Cancer organizer Ken Johnson, seen here at the wheel of his prized convertible, will be taking part in the Sunday, July 12 fundraising ride against cancer, rain or shine from Langley to Harrison. (file)

Ride for cancer in Langley will take place Sunday, despite COVID-19

Annual fundraiser will be ‘really different,’ but classic cars are expected, organizer promises

Brogan’s Ride Against Cancer organizer Ken Johnson, seen here at the wheel of his prized convertible, will be taking part in the Sunday, July 12 fundraising ride against cancer, rain or shine from Langley to Harrison. (file)
A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside the undefined world of a Rainbow Family gathering in B.C.

Celebrations are underway to mark the annual gathering of the controversial Rainbow Family of Living Light

A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

‘I did as I was told and I enjoyed every minute of it’

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends
UFV graduate Tsandlia Van Ry was celebrated at her home on June 15, for winning the Lieutenant governor’s medal. (UFV photo)

UFV learning journey helped Stó:lō woman reconnect with roots

Tsandlia Van Ry is this year’s winner of UFV’s Lieutenant Governor’s medal

UFV graduate Tsandlia Van Ry was celebrated at her home on June 15, for winning the Lieutenant governor’s medal. (UFV photo)
Trevor McDonald is hosting the first ever Chilliwack Give-A-Thon, which aims to replace donations lost due to cancellation of fundraising events around town. (Youtube)

Chilliwack Give-A-Thon hits $100,000 mark, still time to donate

Event was created to replace fundraising dollars lost due to cancellations of event due to COVID-19

Trevor McDonald is hosting the first ever Chilliwack Give-A-Thon, which aims to replace donations lost due to cancellation of fundraising events around town. (Youtube)
Helping our Hometown Heroes

Helping our Hometown Heroes

With your tickets, you could win big – and give back

  • Jun 8, 2020
Helping our Hometown Heroes
Volunteers and donors from the Backpacks for Kids program through Murray Honda and their partners Staples Chilliwack and the Chilliwack Canadian Tire pose with jackets that were donated to Chilliwack’s youth in the winter. (Submitted photo)

Volunteers and donors behind Chilliwack’s boots and backpacks programs awarded

Principals and vice-principals chose Murray Honda, Staples and Canadian Tire for provincial award

Volunteers and donors from the Backpacks for Kids program through Murray Honda and their partners Staples Chilliwack and the Chilliwack Canadian Tire pose with jackets that were donated to Chilliwack’s youth in the winter. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack MLA Laurie Throness posted a selfie of his first haircut on May 25, 2020, since hairdressers were ordered to close due to COVID-19. (Laurie Throness photo)

Chilliwack MLA posts haircut selfie after salons open

Laurie Throness shares fresh new haircut on his social media

Chilliwack MLA Laurie Throness posted a selfie of his first haircut on May 25, 2020, since hairdressers were ordered to close due to COVID-19. (Laurie Throness photo)
Chilliwack’s Mary Hnatiw says that winning $500,000 from the May 1, 2020 Lotto Max draw feels ‘Extra’ special. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)

Chilliwack grandma says $500,000 Lotto Max win is ‘Extra’ special

‘I will celebrate at home and share the rest with my kids and grandkids’

Chilliwack’s Mary Hnatiw says that winning $500,000 from the May 1, 2020 Lotto Max draw feels ‘Extra’ special. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)
Sardis secondary’s agricultural program relies on its annual plant sale for funding. It will carry on this year, with teachers organizing it. (File photo)

Sardis student plant sale forging ahead with drive-through pickup

Agricultural program benefits from proceeds of annual plant sale

Sardis secondary’s agricultural program relies on its annual plant sale for funding. It will carry on this year, with teachers organizing it. (File photo)
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)