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UBCO students painted this two-storey salmon mural in Kelowna near the CTQ Consultants building. The Miami River Flood Pump Station project in Harrison Hot Springs inspired this work of art. (Contributed Photo/CTQ)

Harrison screw pumps inspire Okanagan art

Two-storey mural stands in downtown Kelowna

UBCO students painted this two-storey salmon mural in Kelowna near the CTQ Consultants building. The Miami River Flood Pump Station project in Harrison Hot Springs inspired this work of art. (Contributed Photo/CTQ)
Dozens of Agassiz-Harrison Community Services volunteers gathered for the annual volunteer appreciation event. The event was originally scheduled for April but had to be delayed due to COVID-19. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: AHCS volunteers honoured with appreciation lunch

Approximately 80 volunteers came for the Tuesday afternoon lunch

Dozens of Agassiz-Harrison Community Services volunteers gathered for the annual volunteer appreciation event. The event was originally scheduled for April but had to be delayed due to COVID-19. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Exploring the World Wide Web

On Aug. 23, 1991, the World Wide Web was released to the public. How much do you know about the web?

The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)
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Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020
British Columbia's provincial health officer offers some words of encouragement to the grads of 2020
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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)
Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)

PHOTOS: Waterfront cleanup aims to remove ‘yuckies’ from South Surrey beach

Volunteers find discarded cigarette butts, beach toys, bottle caps and more

Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is offering three different logos to choose from on its non-medical face masks. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)

Face mask fundraiser to bring in money for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

By purchasing a face mask folks will be supporting health care workers and hospitals in eastern FV

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is offering three different logos to choose from on its non-medical face masks. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)
Eight rats needing homes in Lower Mainland

Eight rats needing homes in Lower Mainland

A mischief of rodents came into the Maple Ridge SPCA shelter, now up for adoption

  • Aug 20, 2020
Eight rats needing homes in Lower Mainland
Members of the RCMP attend an incident in Penticton in 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the RCMP?

Canada’s national police force marks its 100th anniversary in 2020

Members of the RCMP attend an incident in Penticton in 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
PHOTO: Postcard from the past

PHOTO: Postcard from the past

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PHOTO: Postcard from the past
The Chilliwack Museum is offering free one-year memberships to newcomers to Chilliwack. (File photo)

Chilliwack museum looking for public feedback on exhibits

Online survey will help drive three-year plan for future exhibit possibilities

The Chilliwack Museum is offering free one-year memberships to newcomers to Chilliwack. (File photo)
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Community Camera: August 13, 2020

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A harbour seal mom and pup have been spending time near the BRNKL seal station camera at the Oak Bay Marina. (Courtesy of Brandon Wright)

VIDEO: Seal pup and mom play and ‘kiss’ in Oak Bay Marina

BRNKL seal cam captures harbour seal growing up in busy harbour

A harbour seal mom and pup have been spending time near the BRNKL seal station camera at the Oak Bay Marina. (Courtesy of Brandon Wright)
Cultus Lake Golf Club teamed up with Windward Lavender to raise money for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation throughout the summer of 2020. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)

Lavender hand sanitizer sale raises cash for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Golf course and lavender farm partner up to support health care in the Fraser Valley

Cultus Lake Golf Club teamed up with Windward Lavender to raise money for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation throughout the summer of 2020. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)
Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, Chilliwack. (Facebook photo)                                Isaac Bruneski, 15, practises moving his wheelchair right and left using his right hand and a joystick during a therapy session at the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre (FVCDC) Therapy Camp in Chilliwack on Aug. 14, 2019 as therapists watch in the background, and a volunteer (left) encourages him. The FVCDC is holding a raffle to raise money for its family emergency fund. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Fraser Valley Child Development Centre holds raffle for emergency fund

Fundraiser supports kids with developmental needs and their families

  • Aug 12, 2020
Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, Chilliwack. (Facebook photo)                                Isaac Bruneski, 15, practises moving his wheelchair right and left using his right hand and a joystick during a therapy session at the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre (FVCDC) Therapy Camp in Chilliwack on Aug. 14, 2019 as therapists watch in the background, and a volunteer (left) encourages him. The FVCDC is holding a raffle to raise money for its family emergency fund. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Smokey and The Bandit police car will be one of many unique cars on display at the Wings and Wheels event happening this weekend at Abbotsford’s Tradex. (Submitted)

Wings and Wheels fundraiser ready to roll in Abbotsford this weekend

Unique collection of cars invading Tradex for drive-thru experiences on Saturday and Sunday

The Smokey and The Bandit police car will be one of many unique cars on display at the Wings and Wheels event happening this weekend at Abbotsford’s Tradex. (Submitted)
Local B.C. Hydro workers save stranded cat

Local B.C. Hydro workers save stranded cat

Cat somehow ended up on top of a hydro pole

Local B.C. Hydro workers save stranded cat
In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)

QUIZ: Do you know the truth?

In what has been described as a post-truth era, how much do you know about truth and lies?

In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)
‘A heart to help others’: Agassiz girl raises $2,400 for poor communities during swimathon
‘A heart to help others’: Agassiz girl raises $2,400 for poor communities during swimathon
Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz as the band made sure the crowd was entertained, at a concert in Vernon in 2018. (Tobias Frederiksen/Vernon Morning Star file)

Chilliwack Fair kicks off tonight with local talent

Todd Richard and Appaloosa to hit the stage for drive-in concert at fairgrounds

Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz as the band made sure the crowd was entertained, at a concert in Vernon in 2018. (Tobias Frederiksen/Vernon Morning Star file)