Jennifer Feinberg

JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS                                Sebastian Abbott, 17, (right) and his 13-year-old brother Alex will be dancing in the men’s fancy double bustle and teen boy’s grass categories, respectively, during this weekend’s Spirit of the People Powwow at Tzeachten Sportsfield. (See story, page 13)

Powerful powwow performances in store for Chilliwack this weekend

It’s time for the Spirit of the People Powwow at Tzeachten field July 28-30

JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS                                Sebastian Abbott, 17, (right) and his 13-year-old brother Alex will be dancing in the men’s fancy double bustle and teen boy’s grass categories, respectively, during this weekend’s Spirit of the People Powwow at Tzeachten Sportsfield. (See story, page 13)
Needles are the visible sign of a community under siege by addicts. (Black Press file)

Fraser Health lambasted by Chilliwack council for inaction on addictions

At the end of a tense meeting council voted unanimously to invite Fraser Health to public meeting

Needles are the visible sign of a community under siege by addicts. (Black Press file)
Chief from Chilliwack helped get Indigenous voices a seat at the pipeline table

Chief from Chilliwack helped get Indigenous voices a seat at the pipeline table

Creating Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee was key to government approval of pipeline

Chief from Chilliwack helped get Indigenous voices a seat at the pipeline table
Chilliwack Search and Rescue (CSAR) members on a training exercise along the Vedder River in 2015. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack Search and Rescue wins international award

Swiftwater rescue skills and helicopter techniques demonstrated in a tight canyon

Chilliwack Search and Rescue (CSAR) members on a training exercise along the Vedder River in 2015. (Black Press file photo)
Barry Scott is part of a team of firefighting officers and experts from Australia who recently arrived in B.C. to help with the province’s wildfires. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Australian firefighters bring experience to the B.C. wildfire battle

Australian officers and technicians join wildfire battle across B.C.

Barry Scott is part of a team of firefighting officers and experts from Australia who recently arrived in B.C. to help with the province’s wildfires. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Barry Scott is part of a team of firefighting officers and experts from Australia who recently arrived in B.C. to help with the province’s wildfires. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Australian firefighters bring experience to the B.C. wildfire battle

Australian officers and technicians visit Chilliwack to be brief on B.C. blazes

Barry Scott is part of a team of firefighting officers and experts from Australia who recently arrived in B.C. to help with the province’s wildfires. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Hikers need to be prepared to climb Mt. Cheam, and CSAR has some ideas that may help. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Snow still a factor in some B.C. mountains, warns search and rescue

Hiking in light summer clothing, without proper footwear or any survival gear is not recommended

Hikers need to be prepared to climb Mt. Cheam, and CSAR has some ideas that may help. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)
UPDATE: Chicken catchers to wear body cameras following abuse video

UPDATE: Chicken catchers to wear body cameras following abuse video

Animal rights activists call the move ‘absolutely ridiculous’ unless footage is live-streamed

UPDATE: Chicken catchers to wear body cameras following abuse video
Peace on the mighty Fraser River takes mutual respect

Peace on the mighty Fraser River takes mutual respect

As the 2017 fishing season starts on the Fraser River near Chilliwack a local group is working to avert conflicts

Peace on the mighty Fraser River takes mutual respect
Recently announced cuts to hatchery programs like the steelhead production in Chilliwack, and Stream to Sea classroom programs, are getting heavily criticized. (Chilliwack Progress file photo)

Cuts to salmon enhancement programs in Chilliwack criticized

Fisheries minister is acknowledging concerns coming from communities in the wake of recent cuts

Recently announced cuts to hatchery programs like the steelhead production in Chilliwack, and Stream to Sea classroom programs, are getting heavily criticized. (Chilliwack Progress file photo)
Staff and faculty care deeply about the students of UFV

Taking 30 drops out of the bucket of crippling debt

Students with the highest debt loads will get a chance to win $1000 in this contest/political campaign from UFV staff and faculty

Staff and faculty care deeply about the students of UFV
Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park last Tuesday night. Driver Pat Gaudet succumbed to his injuries last Saturday morning.

UPDATE: Trapped trucker succumbs to injuries

A tragic end to a heroic effort as truck driver Pat Gaudet passes away after an extraordinary rescue.

Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park last Tuesday night. Driver Pat Gaudet succumbed to his injuries last Saturday morning.
Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park on Tuesday night.

Missing trucker pulled from mangled cab two days after crash

Rescue teams worked all day and through the night in a coordinated and ingenious effort to free injured driver.

Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park on Tuesday night.
Patti MacAhonic will be running in the upcoming provincial election for the NDP in the riding of Chilliwack-Kent.

MacAhonic takes a run at Chilliwack-Kent MLA seat

MacAhonic is throwing her hat in the ring provincially for the second time, this time in her home riding

Patti MacAhonic will be running in the upcoming provincial election for the NDP in the riding of Chilliwack-Kent.
A new study by Fraser Valley Regional District

More than $1 billion in Fraser Valley agriculture at risk from flooding

A new report measures the economic value of ag production in the valley, and looks at potential costs and losses

A new study by Fraser Valley Regional District
Reports say gas tanks were contaminated with sugar at Yale beach in the Fraser Canyon last week

Gas tank sabotage at Yale Beach boat launch in the Fraser Canyon

Grand Chief Doug Kelly, president of Sto:lo Tribal Council said he's troubled by reports of damaged gas tanks near dry rack camps

Reports say gas tanks were contaminated with sugar at Yale beach in the Fraser Canyon last week
The DFO notice of 'immediate closure' of all salmon fisheries due to conservation concerns went out Aug. 11 at sundown for the tidal and non-tidal sections of the Fraser River.

All salmon fisheries on the Fraser River slam shut to conserve sockeye

Reduced run size estimates of Fraser Summer Run sockeye salmon have resulted in 'no allowable harvest and a conservation concern' says DFO

The DFO notice of 'immediate closure' of all salmon fisheries due to conservation concerns went out Aug. 11 at sundown for the tidal and non-tidal sections of the Fraser River.
The Al Khawaldeh family is dad Zach

Long road for Syrian family in Chilliwack

Syrian family makes a new home in Chilliwack with help from the Eastern Fraser Valley Refugee Committee.

The Al Khawaldeh family is dad Zach
Spencer Goss

Oregon Spotted Frog hunting in the Fraser Valley over spring break

Two 17-year-olds from Chilliwack were hired by Fraser Valley Conservancy to shadow a junior biologist in the field

Spencer Goss
A department of fisheries officer releases one of six white sturgeon found trapped in illegally placed fishing nets on the Fraser River.

Six sturgeon gain lucky release after illegal nets seized

Fisheries officers on patrol near Chilliwack recently freed several live white sturgeon from poaching nets.

A department of fisheries officer releases one of six white sturgeon found trapped in illegally placed fishing nets on the Fraser River.
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