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Barry Marsden was one of the founding members of Conair Group Inc., as well as chairman and CEO. The company announced his passing on July 29. (Submitted photo)

Founder of Abbotsford aerial firefighting company Conair dies

Barry Marsden contributed to firefighting from the skies for more than 50 years

 

Dr. Sarah Beaulieu uses ground-penetrating radar on a First World War internment site. She used the same process to help search the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. (Greg Laychak/ UFV)

UFV researcher’s ground-penetrating work helped confirm unmarked graves in Kamloops

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Knowledge Keepers shared stories during field work in late May

  • Jul 19, 2021

 

Richmond Drive area CN Rail tracks where a crossing is in place with wooden ties that have been the site of small fires in the past. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope resident calls out concerns over wooden railway ties on CN track

Several fires along Richmond Drive section of tracks through town, she says

 

(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)

Campfires, fireworks cause major concern for all, says Fraser Valley fire chief

‘Even just your simple little wiener roast is going to draw so much attention’

(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
Abbotsford’s Jaspreet Sandhu bought his winning ticket at the Chilliwack Superstore. He hopes to buy a home with his winnings. (BC Lotto photo)

Abbotsford man eyeing up home for family after winning $1 million in Lotto Max

Winning ticket was purchased at Chilliwack grocery store outlet

Abbotsford’s Jaspreet Sandhu bought his winning ticket at the Chilliwack Superstore. He hopes to buy a home with his winnings. (BC Lotto photo)
Police attended a Campbell River Tim Hortons for a reported shooting incident. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Probe of fatal RCMP shooting of Wet’suwet’en man needs Indigenous oversight: First Nation leaders

Wet’suwet’en man shot by police in Campbell River last week

Police attended a Campbell River Tim Hortons for a reported shooting incident. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The wing of a small plane can be seen sticking up from a wooded area behind homes in the Haydon Place neighbourhood of Mill Bay. The plane crashed Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021. (Jack Wilke photo)

1 airlifted to hospital after small plane crashes in B.C. neighbourhood

Witness says plane was seen circling before going down in residential Vancouver Island subdivision

The wing of a small plane can be seen sticking up from a wooded area behind homes in the Haydon Place neighbourhood of Mill Bay. The plane crashed Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021. (Jack Wilke photo)
Cermaq Canada is taking DFO to court over the decision to deny licence extension applications (Cermaq Canada)

Cermaq takes legal action against DFO to challenge licence denials

Company ‘disappointed and perplexed’ about decision

Cermaq Canada is taking DFO to court over the decision to deny licence extension applications (Cermaq Canada)
A Photo from Sept. 2020, when First Nations and wild salmon advocates took to the streets in Campbell River to protest against open-pen fish farms in B.C.’s waters. On Dec. 17, federal fisheries minister Bernadette Jordan announced her decision to phase out 19 fish farms from Discovery Islands. Cermaq’s application to extend leases and transfer smolts was denied. (Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror)

Feds deny B.C.’s Discovery Island fish farm application to restock

Transfer of 1.5 million juvenile salmon, licence extension denied as farms phased out

A Photo from Sept. 2020, when First Nations and wild salmon advocates took to the streets in Campbell River to protest against open-pen fish farms in B.C.’s waters. On Dec. 17, federal fisheries minister Bernadette Jordan announced her decision to phase out 19 fish farms from Discovery Islands. Cermaq’s application to extend leases and transfer smolts was denied. (Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror)
Hope area residents placed handmade crosses and orange shirts along Water Avenue in Hope on May 31, 2021, in honour of the Indigenous children who died at residential schools. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

SLIDESHOW: Fraser Valley communities mourn 215 lives lost at residential school

Tiny shoes, flowers, candles and crosses left at churches and courthouses in remembrance

Hope area residents placed handmade crosses and orange shirts along Water Avenue in Hope on May 31, 2021, in honour of the Indigenous children who died at residential schools. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Witnesses said there was a heavy police presence five kilometres south of Spuzzum on Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon on Wednesday (May 26, 2021). (Facebook)

UPDATE: RCMP confirm body found near Yale, investigation continues

Friends of missing Spuzzum woman say the body found is not April Parisian

Witnesses said there was a heavy police presence five kilometres south of Spuzzum on Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon on Wednesday (May 26, 2021). (Facebook)
(File photo)

Semi truck and car collide on Highway 1 near Popkum

Slow lane eastbound is now closed as crews wait for tow trucks

(File photo)
Mosaic Forest Management will be testing out Tesla semis as part of a pilot project. Photo courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Electric logging trucks to be tested on Island

Mosaic Forest Management testing three Tesla semis

Mosaic Forest Management will be testing out Tesla semis as part of a pilot project. Photo courtesy of Tesla Inc.
Pro-SOGI 123 rally in front of the Chilliwack school board office in January 2018, about the same time the BCTF filed a complaint against Barry Neufeld for his comments against SOGI 123. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Three years later, human rights complaint against Chilliwack trustee still in motion

Human Rights Tribunal moving forward to a hearing against Barry Neufeld

Pro-SOGI 123 rally in front of the Chilliwack school board office in January 2018, about the same time the BCTF filed a complaint against Barry Neufeld for his comments against SOGI 123. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Kent Harrison Search and Rescue helped rescue two people after an ATV rolled over near Clear Creek Hot Springs on Saturday, March 27. (Submitted photo)

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue crew assists after ATV rollover

Two rescued following rollover accident near popular Clear Creek Hot Springs site

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue helped rescue two people after an ATV rolled over near Clear Creek Hot Springs on Saturday, March 27. (Submitted photo)
B.C. company, Inno Lifecare, is manufacturing the first made-in-Canada N95 surgical respirators approved for sale by Health Canada in its Tri-City facility. It made a million in its first week of production. (Provided)

B.C. company 1st in Canada authorized to sell surgical N95 masks made in-house

After 1 million masks made in first week of production, the company’s eyes are set on a contract with the B.C. government

B.C. company, Inno Lifecare, is manufacturing the first made-in-Canada N95 surgical respirators approved for sale by Health Canada in its Tri-City facility. It made a million in its first week of production. (Provided)
Emergency personnel tend to a rolled over vehicle on Highway 1 westbound west of Yale Road West on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/ PHOTOS: Luxury car rollover on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

All occupants reportedly out of vehicle as emergency crews arrive on scene

Emergency personnel tend to a rolled over vehicle on Highway 1 westbound west of Yale Road West on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
FILE - In this Dec. 16, 1999 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. George W. Bush jokes with CNN’s Larry King after finishing the “Larry King Live” show from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Russell, file)

VIDEO: From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

He described himself as a minimalist whose chief goal was to make his guests look good

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 1999 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. George W. Bush jokes with CNN’s Larry King after finishing the “Larry King Live” show from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Russell, file)
Damien Dupont, visiting the Free Grace Baptist Church for an in-person service, during a time when there is a ban on gatherings, speaks to a television news crew outside the church on Dec. 13, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack churches continue to defy public health orders with in-person gatherings

Chilliwack RCMP began with awareness campaign but have now recommended charges for gatherings

Damien Dupont, visiting the Free Grace Baptist Church for an in-person service, during a time when there is a ban on gatherings, speaks to a television news crew outside the church on Dec. 13, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Sunset Manor (shown here) in Chilliwack, and Valleyhaven Care Home have both had recent COVID-19 outbreaks, but those have been declared over. (Paul Henderson/ Progress)

Outbreaks over at two Chilliwack long-term care homes

Valleyhaven and Sunset Manor both cleared by Fraser Health after staff test positive

Sunset Manor (shown here) in Chilliwack, and Valleyhaven Care Home have both had recent COVID-19 outbreaks, but those have been declared over. (Paul Henderson/ Progress)