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Magical Lights by the Lake sets the holidays a-sparkle in Harrison

Harrison Hot Springs is setting the holiday season a-sparkle with its Lights…

  • Dec 7, 2022

 

Harrison lights.

Magical Lights by the Lake sets the holidays a-sparkle in Harrison

Harrison Hot Springs is setting the holiday season a-sparkle with its Lights…

  • Dec 7, 2022

 

David Hamel, Molson Coors general manager of operations for Western Canada, is seen on March 17, 2022 by the tanks that were converted to produce malt and spirit-based beverages at the Chilliwack brewery. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Upgrades at Molson Coors brewery in Chilliwack will take customers beyond the beer aisle

Malt and spirit-based beverages started rolling out from Chilliwack and Toronto breweries this week

 

David Hamel, Molson Coors general manager of operations for Western Canada, is seen on March 17, 2022 by the tanks that were converted to produce malt and spirit-based beverages at the Chilliwack brewery. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Upgrades at Molson Coors brewery in Chilliwack will take customers beyond the beer aisle

Malt and spirit-based beverages started rolling out from Chilliwack and Toronto breweries this week

David Hamel, Molson Coors general manager of operations for Western Canada, is seen on March 17, 2022 by the tanks that were converted to produce malt and spirit-based beverages at the Chilliwack brewery. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Special weather statement of Dec. 5 for Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland forecasting light snow, freezing drizzle Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Photo: Pixabay)

More snow in the forecast Tuesday for Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

Some areas will see light snow changing to rain, patches of freezing drizzle for Tuesday commute

Special weather statement of Dec. 5 for Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland forecasting light snow, freezing drizzle Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Photo: Pixabay)
A pedestrian navigates a snowy road in Chilliwack on Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

More snow and icy conditions coming for Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

It will be ‘significantly less’ snow than last storm, 2 cm to 5 cm by Friday afternoon and overnight

A pedestrian navigates a snowy road in Chilliwack on Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon announcing almost $10 million for Cultus Lake Park waste water treatment plant. ( Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cultus Lake Park to receive almost $10M for new wastewater treatment plant

‘Innovative’ infrastructure project to improve Cultus Lake water quality by removing excess nutrients

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon announcing almost $10 million for Cultus Lake Park waste water treatment plant. ( Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Pedestrians make their way along Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack on Wednesday. Nov. 30, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. STORM: First storm of the season hit the Fraser Valley hard with more to come

‘For central, eastern Fraser Valley snow should end near noon or early Wednesday afternoon’

Pedestrians make their way along Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack on Wednesday. Nov. 30, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Coquihalla Highway at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). The Coq and the Okanagan Connector are expecting 20-35 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. (DriveBC)

STORM WATCH: 20-35 cm of snow expected on major B.C. Interior highways

Eastern Fraser Valley municipalities also affected

The Coquihalla Highway at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). The Coq and the Okanagan Connector are expecting 20-35 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. (DriveBC)
Traevon Desjarlais-Chalifoux, 17, was found dead in a closet of an Abbotsford group home in September 2020 after being reported missing four days earlier. His mother testified on the first day of a coroners’ inquest into his death on Nov. 28, 2022. (Credit: GoFundMe)

Mother of Cree teen who died in Abbotsford group home testifies at coroners’ inquest

Traevon Desjarlais found four days after reported missing in 2020

Traevon Desjarlais-Chalifoux, 17, was found dead in a closet of an Abbotsford group home in September 2020 after being reported missing four days earlier. His mother testified on the first day of a coroners’ inquest into his death on Nov. 28, 2022. (Credit: GoFundMe)
A worker removes dead geese from Sardis Pond in Chilliwack on November 23, 2022. (Anne Dickey photo)

Sardis Park is confirmed site of ‘active’ outbreak of avian influenza in Chilliwack

Risk to public, pets ‘low’ but virus can infect domestic poultry, pet birds or wild birds

A worker removes dead geese from Sardis Pond in Chilliwack on November 23, 2022. (Anne Dickey photo)
Orange cake recipe that survived the Holocaust was turned into cupcakes for the Nov. 23 event, A Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor, at UFV Abbotsford. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Holocaust survivor’s recipe for orange cake in high demand in Chilliwack and beyond

The recipe is from Alex Buckman’s aunt Rebecca who survived Ravensbrück concentration camp

Orange cake recipe that survived the Holocaust was turned into cupcakes for the Nov. 23 event, A Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor, at UFV Abbotsford. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
UFV History instructor Sebastian Huebel with BeNanna Bakery owner Travis Neels. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Holocaust survivor’s orange cake recipe made into cupcakes by Chilliwack bakery

‘There are the survivors, and memories we need to keep alive. So it’s more than a simple cupcake!’

UFV History instructor Sebastian Huebel with BeNanna Bakery owner Travis Neels. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
RCMP staging behind equipment on the Coquihalla, Nov. 23. (Contributed)
RCMP staging behind equipment on the Coquihalla, Nov. 23. (Contributed)
Some of the best fish habitat anywhere is in the Heart of the Fraser between Mission and Hope. (ORCBC)

The mighty Fraser tops most-endangered list of B.C. rivers for ‘grave threats’ to habitat

Outdoor Recreational Council of BC beseeches governments to act now to save ‘Heart of the Fraser’

Some of the best fish habitat anywhere is in the Heart of the Fraser between Mission and Hope. (ORCBC)
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Flood mitigation crucial to preventing future disasters: Senate report on B.C.’s 2021 floods

Future flood damages could be 10-times worse, one witness testified

Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Air quality advisory issued last week continued Monday, Oct. 17 with terribly smoky skies in Chilliwack persisting all week long. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality in Chilliwack, Fraser Valley went from bad to worse with choke-inducing smoke

Day after day the smoke that billowed into the region hid Chilliwack’s characteristic mountain views

Air quality advisory issued last week continued Monday, Oct. 17 with terribly smoky skies in Chilliwack persisting all week long. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Biosecurity kits are on offer to attendees of Nov. 1 avian influenza info session in Chilliwack. (Vicky Bowes photo)

Small poultry flock owners invited to Chilliwack to get the goods on avian influenza outbreak

‘This is a completely different outbreak where small flocks are a significant component,’ says vet

Biosecurity kits are on offer to attendees of Nov. 1 avian influenza info session in Chilliwack. (Vicky Bowes photo)
Metro Vancouver issued an air quality advisory on Sunday (Oct. 16) that remains in effect for the eastern Fraser Valley. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

Update: Eastern Fraser Valley now at a 10+ (very high risk) on the Air Quality Health Index

Air quality in Chilliwack, Hope and Harrison affected by wildfires in B.C. and Washington

Metro Vancouver issued an air quality advisory on Sunday (Oct. 16) that remains in effect for the eastern Fraser Valley. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
The University of the Fraser Valley Open House is an informative fun-filled day on Oct. 22 at the Abbotsford campus.

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  • Oct 10, 2022
The University of the Fraser Valley Open House is an informative fun-filled day on Oct. 22 at the Abbotsford campus.