Sarah Gawdin

Chilliwack residents are fuming over the cost of local gas prices in relation to nearby communities. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)

Chilliwack drivers fuming over inexplicably high gas prices

Costs in Chilliwack are nearly as high as Metro Vancouver

Chilliwack residents are fuming over the cost of local gas prices in relation to nearby communities. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)
Fred Jackson created this year’s Every Child Matters design for Orange Shirt Day (inset), which is held annually on Sept. 30. Here he is posing next to one of his designs that was installed at Vedder Crossing. (File photo/The Progress)

‘Every Child Matters’: Orange Shirt Day spreads awareness across B.C.

Fred Jackson’s design, The Bonding, is the image on this year’s T-shirt for Orange Shirt Day

Fred Jackson created this year’s Every Child Matters design for Orange Shirt Day (inset), which is held annually on Sept. 30. Here he is posing next to one of his designs that was installed at Vedder Crossing. (File photo/The Progress)
New ‘meowyoral’ race featuring felines announced by B.C. animal shelter

New ‘meowyoral’ race featuring felines announced by B.C. animal shelter

Organizers hope the cat election will generate attention for shelter and local municipal election

New ‘meowyoral’ race featuring felines announced by B.C. animal shelter
Fraser Valley artist puts her talent to fabric and lands on Vancouver’s fashion runway

Fraser Valley artist puts her talent to fabric and lands on Vancouver’s fashion runway

Anelia Basson will be showcasing her original clothing line at this year’s Vancouver Fashion Week

Fraser Valley artist puts her talent to fabric and lands on Vancouver’s fashion runway
The Chilliwack YMCA is one of 10 B.C. communities offering the latest pilot program offered by the Childhood Obesity Foundation to deal with overweight children and youth: the Healthy Family Living Program is due to start in late September. (Submitted photo)

10 B.C. cities to pilot new program against childhood obesity

Healthy Family Living program being tested in 10 communities, including Chilliwack

The Chilliwack YMCA is one of 10 B.C. communities offering the latest pilot program offered by the Childhood Obesity Foundation to deal with overweight children and youth: the Healthy Family Living Program is due to start in late September. (Submitted photo)
Avonlea Collins (centre) tries seal for the first time. Collins, along with five others, spent 28 days travelling across Canada with a camera crew meeting Indigenous people from a variety of different cultures. APTN’s “First Contact” airs Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. (Submitted)

B.C. residents featured on reality TV show challenging Indigenous stereotypes

First Contact follows six Canadians as they learn the truth behind many racial stereotypes

Avonlea Collins (centre) tries seal for the first time. Collins, along with five others, spent 28 days travelling across Canada with a camera crew meeting Indigenous people from a variety of different cultures. APTN’s “First Contact” airs Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. (Submitted)
Carol Todd speaks to Pink Shirt Day rally at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 28, 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Carol Todd to speak at anti-bullying event in Fraser Valley

Amanda Todd’s mother wants parents to reconsider the amount of screen time their families have

Carol Todd speaks to Pink Shirt Day rally at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 28, 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
At least 14 illegal fires set in Fraser Valley this month

At least 14 illegal fires set in Fraser Valley this month

Conservation officers are fed up with people not listening to the province-wide fire ban

At least 14 illegal fires set in Fraser Valley this month
Documentary filmed in B.C. nominated in ‘Wildlife Oscars’’

Documentary filmed in B.C. nominated in ‘Wildlife Oscars’’

Toad People is the only Canadian film to be nominated in this year’s Panda Wilderness Awards

Documentary filmed in B.C. nominated in ‘Wildlife Oscars’’
RCMP nab prolific car thief after month-long, B.C.-wide search

RCMP nab prolific car thief after month-long, B.C.-wide search

A province-wide warrant was issued for Brian Robert Stephan in June for a litany of offences

RCMP nab prolific car thief after month-long, B.C.-wide search
Saquatch hops are the first Canadian designed and patented hops world-wide, and they’re being grown in the Fraser Valley. (Sarah Gawdin/The Progress)

B.C. company patents Sasquatch, the country’s first homegrown hops plant

Created by Hops Connect, Sasquatch hops are being grown commercially for the first time in B.C.

Saquatch hops are the first Canadian designed and patented hops world-wide, and they’re being grown in the Fraser Valley. (Sarah Gawdin/The Progress)
48 sockeye, harbour seal seized from poachers caught on B.C. river

48 sockeye, harbour seal seized from poachers caught on B.C. river

Charges pending after two poachers arrested for salmon fishing at night

48 sockeye, harbour seal seized from poachers caught on B.C. river
The Canadian SkyHawks twirled in the skies above Chilliwack as they prepared for the Abbotsford Air Show. (Photo by Clint Clauson)

Canada’s SkyHawks soar through the Fraser Valley’s smoky skies

Ahead of the Abbotsford Air Show, the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team practised in Chilliwack

The Canadian SkyHawks twirled in the skies above Chilliwack as they prepared for the Abbotsford Air Show. (Photo by Clint Clauson)
Sunflower festival is coming to the Fraser Valley

Sunflower festival is coming to the Fraser Valley

Celebrate summer with a picture-perfect moment at the first annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

Sunflower festival is coming to the Fraser Valley
WATCH: Punches are thrown inside Chilliwack nail salon over price dispute

WATCH: Punches are thrown inside Chilliwack nail salon over price dispute

Both sides say the other is at fault for physical altercation inside Chilliwack’s HD Nails

WATCH: Punches are thrown inside Chilliwack nail salon over price dispute
VIDEO: B.C. media company creates immersive video of Mt. Cheam

VIDEO: B.C. media company creates immersive video of Mt. Cheam

Using cutting-edge technology, Boris Maganic created a 360-degree view of Mt. Cheam

VIDEO: B.C. media company creates immersive video of Mt. Cheam
Claire Sarfeld hosts her largest-ever art show in Chilliwack

Claire Sarfeld hosts her largest-ever art show in Chilliwack

An up and coming abstract painter, Sarfeld is hosting Colour Mark at the O’Connor Gallery

Claire Sarfeld hosts her largest-ever art show in Chilliwack
With drone technology readily available, how can people deal with the faceless invasions to their privacy? (Pixabay/File photo)

Residents in B.C. city complain about drones spying on backyards

Residents wonder recourse as drones dash across private properties and conduct home flybys

With drone technology readily available, how can people deal with the faceless invasions to their privacy? (Pixabay/File photo)
Child development centre makes difference for kids with disabilities with summer camp

Child development centre makes difference for kids with disabilities with summer camp

Hosted by the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, the camp helps kids learn through play

Child development centre makes difference for kids with disabilities with summer camp
B.C. charity fights feds for access to life-saving meds

B.C. charity fights feds for access to life-saving meds

Cure SMA Canada is urging the federal government to reimburse the costs of Spinraza

B.C. charity fights feds for access to life-saving meds