Sarah Gawdin

One of Fraser Valley’s biggest anti-SOGI advocates presented to Fraser-Cascade School Board in Hope
One of Fraser Valley’s biggest anti-SOGI advocates presented to Fraser-Cascade School Board in Hope
Gathering at the behest of the Hope Search and Rescue team, members of SAR teams from across the Fraser Valley gathered on Saturday to help locate a backcountry skier who’d become separated from their party. (Facebook)

Backcountry skier rescued after getting lost near Coquihalla Summit

The skier was reported missing Saturday afternoon and was located early Sunday morning

Gathering at the behest of the Hope Search and Rescue team, members of SAR teams from across the Fraser Valley gathered on Saturday to help locate a backcountry skier who’d become separated from their party. (Facebook)
‘Bboy’ busts out breakdancing in local Hope schools

‘Bboy’ busts out breakdancing in local Hope schools

Haitian dance instructor teaches students in Boston Bar, Silver Creek some slick moves

‘Bboy’ busts out breakdancing in local Hope schools
Hope Mountain Centre’s annual fundraiser helps to fund programs that educate the public about the impressive natural world around us. This photo was taken during their wild mushroom program, lead by guest speaker Sharmin Gamiet, which explored the forest floor in search of various species of fungi. (Submitted)

Hope Mountain Centre hosts annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

The evening is the non-profit’s annual fundraising event

Hope Mountain Centre’s annual fundraiser helps to fund programs that educate the public about the impressive natural world around us. This photo was taken during their wild mushroom program, lead by guest speaker Sharmin Gamiet, which explored the forest floor in search of various species of fungi. (Submitted)
Now’s your chance to own a piece of Manning Park

Now’s your chance to own a piece of Manning Park

The resort is getting ready to sell and auction off seats from its Orange Chair Lift

Now’s your chance to own a piece of Manning Park
Shelleen Harwood (left) and Kathereen Kessler of Meadow Rose Society stand behind a wall of food donated to them as part of the Chilliwack Progress’ Baby Formula Drive. The supply should last them about six to eight weeks. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Huge success for The Chilliwack Progress’s baby formula drive

Drive netted 123 cans of formula and $2,600 for Meadow Rose Society, Salvation Army Food Bank

Shelleen Harwood (left) and Kathereen Kessler of Meadow Rose Society stand behind a wall of food donated to them as part of the Chilliwack Progress’ Baby Formula Drive. The supply should last them about six to eight weeks. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Migrant Workers’ Centre presents Labour Trafficking Workshop in Hope for first time

Migrant Workers’ Centre presents Labour Trafficking Workshop in Hope for first time

The workshop will help migrant workers, service providers address issues surrounding exploitation

Migrant Workers’ Centre presents Labour Trafficking Workshop in Hope for first time
Six-year graduation rates in the Fraser-Cascade School District has increased by nearly 11 per cent. (file photo)

Graduation rates in Hope have increased by almost 11 per cent since last year

Six-year graduation rates in SD 78 have risen from 63.7 to 74.4 per cent

Six-year graduation rates in the Fraser-Cascade School District has increased by nearly 11 per cent. (file photo)
Students in Hope are ‘100 Days Smarter’

Students in Hope are ‘100 Days Smarter’

Coquihalla Elementary rang in 100 days of school in a concrete, yet creative manner

Students in Hope are ‘100 Days Smarter’
WATCH: Latest Heritage Minute episode filmed near Hope and features some dark local history

WATCH: Latest Heritage Minute episode filmed near Hope and features some dark local history

Airing on Feb. 20, the 60-second film tells the story of the Asahi and features the Tashme Museum

WATCH: Latest Heritage Minute episode filmed near Hope and features some dark local history
With sport, it’s best to start them young

With sport, it’s best to start them young

When facing off on the court as teenagers, some players recall starting their career in elementary

With sport, it’s best to start them young
The Off-Road Vehicle Trail Fund is awarding up to $200,00 this year to support the construction and maintenance of trails for off-road vehicles. (Black Press files)

Gear up for a smoother, safer off-road ride in Hope

Applications now being accepted for the 2019 Off-Road Vehicle Fund

The Off-Road Vehicle Trail Fund is awarding up to $200,00 this year to support the construction and maintenance of trails for off-road vehicles. (Black Press files)
Coquihalla closed southbound near Hope

Coquihalla closed southbound near Hope

DriveBC suggests detouring via Highway 1

Coquihalla closed southbound near Hope
It’s a snow day for the Fraser Cascade school district

It’s a snow day for the Fraser Cascade school district

School District 78 has closed all schools and stopped all bus routes for the day

It’s a snow day for the Fraser Cascade school district
Troops from the Royal Westminster Regiment and the Oregon National Guard 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Rainbow Bridge at Lightning Lakes during EXERCISE WESTIE AVALANCHE at E.C. Manning Provincial Park.

Local Army reservists host US Forces for winter training

Royal Westminster Regiment hosts winter training event for dozens of US soldiers in Manning Park

Troops from the Royal Westminster Regiment and the Oregon National Guard 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Rainbow Bridge at Lightning Lakes during EXERCISE WESTIE AVALANCHE at E.C. Manning Provincial Park.
Ivan Coyote will speak at Hope Secondary School at 6:30 p.m., on Feb. 28, as well as deliver the keynote address at the district’s pro-d day event on Mar. 1. (Sarah Race photography)

Ivan Coyote to speak at Hope Secondary School in February

Coyote is a keynote speaker in the district’s Pro-D day activities, which are also open to parents

Ivan Coyote will speak at Hope Secondary School at 6:30 p.m., on Feb. 28, as well as deliver the keynote address at the district’s pro-d day event on Mar. 1. (Sarah Race photography)
Jati Sidhu, shown here at his election victory celebration, recently announced the federal government will be investing nearly $280,000 into the agri-food industry. (file photo)

Jati Sidhu, MP for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, announces nearly $300,000 in agri-food funding

Money to be used for clarifying best practices for recruiting, retaining international workers

Jati Sidhu, shown here at his election victory celebration, recently announced the federal government will be investing nearly $280,000 into the agri-food industry. (file photo)
At the school board’s Jan. 29 meeting, trustee Darrell Furgason put forth a motion to give trustees a 29.6-per-cent increase in salaries. (Sarah Gawdin/The Progress)

Chilliwack school trustee wants 30% raise

Trustee Darrell Furgason asked the board to raise their salaries from $19,293 to $25,000

At the school board’s Jan. 29 meeting, trustee Darrell Furgason put forth a motion to give trustees a 29.6-per-cent increase in salaries. (Sarah Gawdin/The Progress)
Century 21 realtor Sarah Toop was awarded the number one realtor in Canada on Wednesday. She is flanked by executive vice president Brian Rushton (right) and Century 21 Creekside Realty owner Cameron Van Klei. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Realtor named number one in all of Canada

Sarah Toop has been named Century 21’s top Realtor for all of Canada

Century 21 realtor Sarah Toop was awarded the number one realtor in Canada on Wednesday. She is flanked by executive vice president Brian Rushton (right) and Century 21 Creekside Realty owner Cameron Van Klei. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
The Hope Fire Department arrived to a fully involved single-family house fire in Silver Creek on Jan. 24. (Facebook)

Hope firefighters respond to vacant house fire in Silver Creek

Fire was contained to house and small outbuilding

The Hope Fire Department arrived to a fully involved single-family house fire in Silver Creek on Jan. 24. (Facebook)