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Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)

Bat Packs at Fraser Valley libraries come with echometer to track bats

Packs are the newest part of the FVRL Playground inventory

Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)
Coquihalla elementary Grade 1 teacher Jenny Mossey hands out saplings to students at Rotary Park for them to plant themselves, on April 13, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Coquihalla students pitch in with Rotary Park re-planting efforts

Popular Hope park trail improved after trees with root rot removed

Coquihalla elementary Grade 1 teacher Jenny Mossey hands out saplings to students at Rotary Park for them to plant themselves, on April 13, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Submit your Community Camera photos to news@ahobserver.com. (Contributed Photo/Marilyn Halychuk)
Submit your Community Camera photos to news@ahobserver.com. (Contributed Photo/Marilyn Halychuk)
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Two-year-old Ivy McLeod, seen here on April 9, 2021 with four-year-old sister Elena and mom Vanessa, was born with limb differences. The family, including husband/dad Sean McLeod, is looking for a family puppy that also has a limb difference. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack family looking for puppy with limb difference, just like 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy McLeod born as bilateral amputee, now her family wants to find ‘companion’ puppy for her

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod, seen here on April 9, 2021 with four-year-old sister Elena and mom Vanessa, was born with limb differences. The family, including husband/dad Sean McLeod, is looking for a family puppy that also has a limb difference. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People stroll through rows of tulips in bloom during the Tulips of the Valley Festival on May 2, 2017. The colourful spring event, now called Chilliwack Tulips, opens on Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack tulip attraction open this weekend after being closed last year due to COVID-19

More than 6.5 million bulbs in all at this year’s colourful Chilliwack Tulips event

People stroll through rows of tulips in bloom during the Tulips of the Valley Festival on May 2, 2017. The colourful spring event, now called Chilliwack Tulips, opens on Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Peter Scherle shared this 1958 photo of his father, then-Town Chairperson Paul Scherle (centre) speaking with Queen Elizabeth II with Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in the background. Prince Philip passed away April 9 at the age of 99. (Photo/Peter Scherle)

PHOTOS: Hope residents remember Prince Philip, royal visits to Fraser Valley

Prince Phillip died at age 99 at Windsor Castle on April 9

Peter Scherle shared this 1958 photo of his father, then-Town Chairperson Paul Scherle (centre) speaking with Queen Elizabeth II with Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in the background. Prince Philip passed away April 9 at the age of 99. (Photo/Peter Scherle)
Volunteers help put together 340 hampers for school children at the Salvation Army Church on April 8, 2020. It’s just one of many ways locals have stepped up to volunteer during the pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Face of volunteering changing, but need is still great says Volunteer Fraser Valley

Greatest need is for those who can provide connections for seniors who are shut in due to pandemic

Volunteers help put together 340 hampers for school children at the Salvation Army Church on April 8, 2020. It’s just one of many ways locals have stepped up to volunteer during the pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
A missing persons poster for April Parisian in front of Hope’s district hall. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Fundraiser underway for April Parisian billboards

GoFundMe goal is on the way to $25,000.

A missing persons poster for April Parisian in front of Hope’s district hall. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Chris Bourque of Chilliwack is currently in treatment for cancer, and his daughter Taylor has set up a GoFundMe account for her parents. On April 6, 2021, the amount donated had reached $20,000 in just one day. (GoFundMe image)

Daughter of Chilliwack man with metastatic cancer raising funds for parents

GoFundMe account reaches $20,000 in donations for Chilliwack lineman in just one day

Chris Bourque of Chilliwack is currently in treatment for cancer, and his daughter Taylor has set up a GoFundMe account for her parents. On April 6, 2021, the amount donated had reached $20,000 in just one day. (GoFundMe image)
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Lisa Ellis plays with her 15-month-old grandson Stirling on March 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Kidney recipient ready to enjoy ‘new lease on life’

Chilliwack’s Lisa Ellis recovering well after life-saving surgey

Lisa Ellis plays with her 15-month-old grandson Stirling on March 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Students at Harrison Hot Springs Elementary donned ears as they raced around the village for the school’s annual Bunny Run on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

PHOTOS: Harrison students celebrate Easter with annual Bunny Run

The school saw kids from kindergarten up racing to the finish line

Students at Harrison Hot Springs Elementary donned ears as they raced around the village for the school’s annual Bunny Run on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Yard waste. (Unsplash)
Yard waste. (Unsplash)
Ava P. Christl with some of her art of the local Miami River in the Ranger Station Gallery. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Ranger Station artist says goodbye Harrison after COVID-altered residency

Ava P. Christl was the artist in residence at the Ranger Station during an unprecedented year

Ava P. Christl with some of her art of the local Miami River in the Ranger Station Gallery. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) holds a free webinar on March 30 called Tips for Protecting Your Children from Sexual Abuse. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)

Fraser Valley webinar covers tips for protecting kids from sexual abuse

Session on Tuesday, March 30 is hosted by non-profit Circles of Support and Accountability

Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) holds a free webinar on March 30 called Tips for Protecting Your Children from Sexual Abuse. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)
A transaction is made at the Hugs Donuts vendor during the Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival at the Chilliwack Coliseum parking lot on Saturday, March 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Drive-thru food truck festival back in Chilliwack this weekend

Different vendors each day at Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival event in Chilliwack

A transaction is made at the Hugs Donuts vendor during the Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival at the Chilliwack Coliseum parking lot on Saturday, March 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Zajac Ranch in Mission is one of four charities that will benefit from The Big 50/50 Lottery, which runs until April 15. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)

50/50 lottery supports 4 charities, including 2 in Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation and Zajac Ranch included in fundraiser

Zajac Ranch in Mission is one of four charities that will benefit from The Big 50/50 Lottery, which runs until April 15. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)
Cousins Lisa Ellis and Brian Nimmo spend time together on March 9, 2021 before their surgery. On March 12, Nimmo donated one of his kidneys to Ellis. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Guardian angel’ gives kidney to cousin

Chilliwack woman knew 21 years ago she would need a transplant one day, and that day has come

Cousins Lisa Ellis and Brian Nimmo spend time together on March 9, 2021 before their surgery. On March 12, Nimmo donated one of his kidneys to Ellis. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Painted rocks like this one given to reporter Adam Louis can be found just about anywhere as part of a worldwide hobby. (Photo/Adam Louis)

Hope area rock hunters group rolling right along

Local painted rock hunters still going strong, expect to get stronger when COVID ends

Painted rocks like this one given to reporter Adam Louis can be found just about anywhere as part of a worldwide hobby. (Photo/Adam Louis)