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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)
COLUMN: Meeting a princess with a passion for change an eye-opening experience

COLUMN: Meeting a princess with a passion for change an eye-opening experience

Progress reporter learns that being royalty can mean using your power for change

COLUMN: Meeting a princess with a passion for change an eye-opening experience
B.C.’s construction industry is now overwhelmingly non-union and open-shop. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s construction rebuild showing some big cracks

Highway cost overruns have just begun under U.S. union deal

B.C.’s construction industry is now overwhelmingly non-union and open-shop. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Richard Truscott is the Vice-President, B.C. and Alberta, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (Submitted).

COLUMN: Does the B.C. government really want to help the tech industry?

BC needs to be wary of challengers within Canada who are increasing their share of the tech sector

  • May 29, 2019
Richard Truscott is the Vice-President, B.C. and Alberta, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (Submitted).
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REAL ESTATE: What type of recreational property user are you?

Columnist Freddy Marks explains what you need to consider before purchasing a recreational property

  • May 26, 2019
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B.C. Attorney General David Eby and former RCMP investigator Peter German deliver portions of report on money laundering at the B.C. legislature, March 7, 2019. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

B.C. Attorney General David Eby and former RCMP investigator Peter German deliver portions of report on money laundering at the B.C. legislature, March 7, 2019. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

COLUMN: Forestry at the heart of B.C.’s export economy

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

  • May 22, 2019
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Philippines protesters wear a mock shipping container to symbolize 50 containers filled with waste shipped from Canada two years ago, outside the Canadian embassy near Manila, May 7, 2019. (The Canadian Press)

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Philippines protesters wear a mock shipping container to symbolize 50 containers filled with waste shipped from Canada two years ago, outside the Canadian embassy near Manila, May 7, 2019. (The Canadian Press)
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PET CARE: Disaster planning with pets

Columnist Nicolette Joosting walks pet owners through the steps they need to be prepared this year

  • May 12, 2019
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B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair (left) and B.C. and Yukon Building Trades Council’s Tom Sigurdson listen as then-premier Christy Clark announces an LNG job training committee, Sept. 10, 2013. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: Welcome to the union ‘battle zone’ for pipeline construction

NDP labour code sets conditions to push independent unions out

B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair (left) and B.C. and Yukon Building Trades Council’s Tom Sigurdson listen as then-premier Christy Clark announces an LNG job training committee, Sept. 10, 2013. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Parents need to get informed about mental health illnesses

Just like basic first aid and keeping them physically healthy, we need to support our kids mentally

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
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Peanut allergies: Research shows ‘oral immunotherapy’ is safe for preschoolers

Child eats small amounts of an allergenic food, dose gradually boosted to target maintenance amount

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Coastal logging activity is down since the B.C. NDP began implementing its revitalization plan. (Black Press files)

B.C. VIEWS: Forest industry revitalization looks like the opposite

Caribou protection, forest tenure restriction, increasing stumpage

Coastal logging activity is down since the B.C. NDP began implementing its revitalization plan. (Black Press files)
Deforested Hopyard Mountain during the thaw of 1935. (Agassiz Harrison Historical Society)

HISTORY: Resource exploitation in the Agassiz-Harrison Valley

Columnist Lindsay Foreman shares her views on the importance of Earth Day

  • May 4, 2019
Deforested Hopyard Mountain during the thaw of 1935. (Agassiz Harrison Historical Society)
Richard Truscott is the B.C. and Alberta vice-president at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. (Richard Truscott)

COLUMN: Are B.C. communities in boom?

CFIB’s Richard Truscott on how B.C. municipalities fared on annual report on small business sentiment

  • Apr 29, 2019
Richard Truscott is the B.C. and Alberta vice-president at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. (Richard Truscott)
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REAL ESTATE: Risk mitigation for buyers

Columnist Freddy Marks walks the reader through the best way to reduce their risk when buying a home

  • Apr 28, 2019
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My older brother, Christian, and I looking extremely pleased to be on another camping adventure. (Family photo)

COLUMN: Keep your camping coordinates a secret this season

‘There are simply too many people in the back country,’ says Progress reporter

My older brother, Christian, and I looking extremely pleased to be on another camping adventure. (Family photo)
B.C. Attorney General David Eby and Premier John Horgan announce their ill-fated referendum on proportional representation voting, June 2018. (Black Press files)

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

B.C. Attorney General David Eby and Premier John Horgan announce their ill-fated referendum on proportional representation voting, June 2018. (Black Press files)
Attacking rather than answering, Social Development Minister Shane Simpson responds to questions about a union-only fund for social service agency staff, B.C. legislature, April 3, 2019. (Hansard TV)

B.C. VIEWS: Community care workers next on NDP’s union checklist

Premier John Horgan blusters, deflects, then spills the beans

Attacking rather than answering, Social Development Minister Shane Simpson responds to questions about a union-only fund for social service agency staff, B.C. legislature, April 3, 2019. (Hansard TV)
PET CARE: Spring a reminder to spay and neuter

PET CARE: Spring a reminder to spay and neuter

Columnist Nicolette Joosting reminds cat owners to get their pets spayed and neutered

PET CARE: Spring a reminder to spay and neuter