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Archaeological excavation of a subterranean pit house at Seabird Island in August, 1974. The dig was supervised by Roger Poulton from Simon Fraser University. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

HISTORY: Uncovering Agassiz’s buried secrets

Columnist Lindsay Foreman dives into archaeological history in the Agassiz-Harrison Valley

  • Aug 3, 2019
Archaeological excavation of a subterranean pit house at Seabird Island in August, 1974. The dig was supervised by Roger Poulton from Simon Fraser University. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)
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PET CARE: Rabies is rare, but pet owners should be aware

Columnist Nicolette Joosting talks about how we can’t forget about rabies vaccinations

  • Jul 27, 2019
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Forests Minister Doug Donaldson announces program to preserve 54 of the largest trees in B.C., Saanich, July 17, 2019. (B.C. government)

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Forests Minister Doug Donaldson announces program to preserve 54 of the largest trees in B.C., Saanich, July 17, 2019. (B.C. government)
COLUMN: Search for Grace shows community’s true nature

COLUMN: Search for Grace shows community’s true nature

As Chilliwack searches for missing woman, a writer looks back 61 years at a similar story

COLUMN: Search for Grace shows community’s true nature
B.C.’s first government cannabis store opens in Kamloops, October 2018. The city is getting two more government stores this year. (Black Press files)

B.C. VIEWS: Will the NDP lose money selling marijuana?

Government monopoly sounds great, if you work there

B.C.’s first government cannabis store opens in Kamloops, October 2018. The city is getting two more government stores this year. (Black Press files)
Jock Finlayson, executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: B.C. must find new ways to grow economy as housing market unfurls

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Jul 12, 2019
Jock Finlayson, executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
Caribou calf in a maternity pen near Revelstoke, to protect it from wolves until it is old enough to survive. (Black Press Media)

GUEST COLUMN: Condemning caribou to extinction in B.C.

Province’s two-year moratorium on new mining, logging not enough

  • Jul 8, 2019
Caribou calf in a maternity pen near Revelstoke, to protect it from wolves until it is old enough to survive. (Black Press Media)
Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (Black Press Media)

B.C. VIEWS: Killing B.C. industries won’t save the caribou

Herds dwindling across Canada, with or without logging

Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (Black Press Media)
The Aberdeen House and Bella Vista Hotel on Pioneer Avenue, circa 1890s. Behind the Aberdeen House, beautiful Mount Cheam overlooks the Agassiz-Harrison Valley.                                 (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

Agassiz-Harrison museum gets grant to help with local with landscape research

By Lindsay Foreman Last month we touched upon a new heritage tourism…

  • Jul 6, 2019
The Aberdeen House and Bella Vista Hotel on Pioneer Avenue, circa 1890s. Behind the Aberdeen House, beautiful Mount Cheam overlooks the Agassiz-Harrison Valley.                                 (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)
Waterfront property is lovely to have, but takes great consideration before buying. (Unsplash)

REAL ESTATE: Finding the perfect shoreline

Columnist Freddy Marks walks readers through what they need to consider when buying waterfront land

  • Jun 30, 2019
Waterfront property is lovely to have, but takes great consideration before buying. (Unsplash)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Not a moment to waste this summer, but do it wisely

‘It’s too nice of a day to end up in the ER!’

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
An old-growth forest clearcut in Schmidt Creek on eastern Vancouver Island in May 2019. (Mark Worthing/Sierra Club BC)

COLUMN: Clearcutting B.C.’s last old-growth leaves all of us poorer, forever

Jens Wieting of Sierra Club BC responds to columns by Tom Fletcher and David Elstone

  • Jun 24, 2019
An old-growth forest clearcut in Schmidt Creek on eastern Vancouver Island in May 2019. (Mark Worthing/Sierra Club BC)
PET CARE: Canada Day tips for our pet’s anxiety

PET CARE: Canada Day tips for our pet’s anxiety

Columnist Nicolette Joosting examines different ways to help your pets relax through the celebration

PET CARE: Canada Day tips for our pet’s anxiety
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaving the Trans Mountain pipeline’s Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee meeting on the Cheam reserve in Chilliwack on June 5, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

OPINION: Wading through the PR tsunami post-pipeline approval

Those who hate the pipeline, hate Trudeau’s decision – those who hate Trudeau, still hate him

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaving the Trans Mountain pipeline’s Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee meeting on the Cheam reserve in Chilliwack on June 5, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Visitors chat with a homeowner on Voight Road during the Ryder Lake Ramble on Sunday afternoon. The Ramble took place over two days, with 14 homes and farms taking place. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

COLUMN: Llamas, goats and snakes, oh my!

Making friends on the Ryder Lake Ramble not a walk in the park

Visitors chat with a homeowner on Voight Road during the Ryder Lake Ramble on Sunday afternoon. The Ramble took place over two days, with 14 homes and farms taking place. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Agriculture Minister Lana Popham visits a Fraser Valley cranberry farm during a provincial tour to begin her new job in the NDP government, October 2017. (B.C. government)

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Agriculture Minister Lana Popham visits a Fraser Valley cranberry farm during a provincial tour to begin her new job in the NDP government, October 2017. (B.C. government)
This is our generation’s opportunity to create an industry for B.C.: LNG Alliance

This is our generation’s opportunity to create an industry for B.C.: LNG Alliance

CEO says much of the work has already been awarded to First Nations

  • Jun 13, 2019
This is our generation’s opportunity to create an industry for B.C.: LNG Alliance
Dan Bates / The Herald Isaias Komok, 12 (center) and Zakary Wagner, 10 (right) pool their efforts to aim a water cannon and spray other youngsters they are playing with Tuesday at Marysville’s brand new Spray Park in Comeford Park, downtown. With rising temperatures, the new water features appeared a big hit with kids.
Dan Bates / The Herald Isaias Komok, 12 (center) and Zakary Wagner, 10 (right) pool their efforts to aim a water cannon and spray other youngsters they are playing with Tuesday at Marysville’s brand new Spray Park in Comeford Park, downtown. With rising temperatures, the new water features appeared a big hit with kids.
Premier John Horgan meets with Interfor employees at the company’s Castlegar sawmill, March 23, 2019. (John Boivin/Castlegar News)

B.C. VIEWS: Urban environmental ‘emergency’ routine wearing thin

Forests, killer whales stubbornly defy predictions they are dying

Premier John Horgan meets with Interfor employees at the company’s Castlegar sawmill, March 23, 2019. (John Boivin/Castlegar News)
Aerial view of the Dominion Experimental Farm (Agassiz Research and Development Centre/UBC Dairy Education Centre) with Hopyard Hill and Bear Mountain in the background, circa 1900. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

HISTORY: Promoting heritage tourism

Museum curator Lindsay Foreman shares what’s going on at the museum this summer

  • Jun 8, 2019
Aerial view of the Dominion Experimental Farm (Agassiz Research and Development Centre/UBC Dairy Education Centre) with Hopyard Hill and Bear Mountain in the background, circa 1900. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)