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The BC SPCA’s annual summer camps have gone online for 2020. (Submitted/ The Progress)

Learning about animals goes online with BC SPCA’s summer camps for kids

Kids can learn to speak ‘cat’ and more in SPCA’s weekly online summer sessions

The BC SPCA’s annual summer camps have gone online for 2020. (Submitted/ The Progress)
The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service fined a camper in Chilliwack after they left pork chops out in the open to defrost while their group went riding. (Jill Hayward photo - Sept. 17, 2008)

Camper in Fraser Valley fined after leaving meat out to defrost in area where bears are

Camper left pork chops out in the open to thaw while they went riding, say conservation officers

The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service fined a camper in Chilliwack after they left pork chops out in the open to defrost while their group went riding. (Jill Hayward photo - Sept. 17, 2008)
Bottles and cans of alcohol sit at the side of the road after they were seized by RCMP from folks visiting Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake on Aug. 27, 2005. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Bottles and cans of alcohol sit at the side of the road after they were seized by RCMP from folks visiting Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake on Aug. 27, 2005. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue and Chilliwack Search and Rescue are looking for a person who was seen floating in the Coquihalla River Thursday, July 2, 2020. (Google Maps)

Search continues for person seen floating in Coquihalla River in Hope

Rescuers halted the search Thursday night as darkness fell

Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue and Chilliwack Search and Rescue are looking for a person who was seen floating in the Coquihalla River Thursday, July 2, 2020. (Google Maps)
The RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating 35-year-old Chantelle Chenier of Chilliwack. (RCMP)

Missing Fraser Valley woman has not been in contact with family for several months

The RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating 35-year-old Chantelle Chenier of Chilliwack

The RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating 35-year-old Chantelle Chenier of Chilliwack. (RCMP)
Charity Stobbe, seen here with her fainting goat, Stevie Nicks, is retiring on June 25 after 35 years of teaching in the Chilliwack School District. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Fraser Valley teacher and her fainting goat head into retirement

Charity Stobbe says goodbye to the classroom after teaching in the Chilliwack School District for 35 years

Charity Stobbe, seen here with her fainting goat, Stevie Nicks, is retiring on June 25 after 35 years of teaching in the Chilliwack School District. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Crews install artwork in the middle of the roundabout at the Vedder Bridge on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Public art stands tall in roundabout at Vedder Bridge in Fraser Valley

Crews are currently installing the canoe and paddles honouring the Ts’elxwéyeqw and Sto:lo history

Crews install artwork in the middle of the roundabout at the Vedder Bridge on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Emergency crews are on scene eastbound on Highway 1 near Prest Road where a pedestrian was hit on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

RCMP looking for dash-cam footage of the incident that happened eastbound near Prest

Emergency crews are on scene eastbound on Highway 1 near Prest Road where a pedestrian was hit on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
A train zips through Chilliwack on Jan. 23, 2014. CN Police are reminding people that trespassing on railway property is illegal and dangerous. (Progress file)

Railway trespassing is dangerous and illegal, reminds CN police

CN Police Service will be patrolling communities throughout the province this summer

A train zips through Chilliwack on Jan. 23, 2014. CN Police are reminding people that trespassing on railway property is illegal and dangerous. (Progress file)
The scene on May 16, 2020 where Dennis Saulnier’s truck plunged into Cultus Lake near Jade Bay Boat Launch. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Chilliwack dad rescues two young daughters after truck plunges into lake

“I used every single one of my angels that day,” said Dennis Saulnier

The scene on May 16, 2020 where Dennis Saulnier’s truck plunged into Cultus Lake near Jade Bay Boat Launch. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)
Hundreds of brown-bagged book holds sit ready to be picked up at the Sardis Library in Chilliwack. Starting June 1, the Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering curbside pick up at all 25 of its locations. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Regional Library branches offer curbside pick up

After two and a half months of being closed, people can once again check books out of the library

Hundreds of brown-bagged book holds sit ready to be picked up at the Sardis Library in Chilliwack. Starting June 1, the Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering curbside pick up at all 25 of its locations. (Submitted)
This four-foot long ball python was spotted in Tynehead Park on May 19, 2020 by Paul Peterson. (Facebook)

Snake spotted in Surrey, caught by animal control

The four-foot long ball python was found lying on a stump in Tynehead Park

This four-foot long ball python was spotted in Tynehead Park on May 19, 2020 by Paul Peterson. (Facebook)
Chelley Carvelli was one of four runners who took part in the “San Juasn’t” half marathon on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The event was created by trainer Shelley Hatfield after the San Juan Island Half, which her team trained more than a year for, was cancelled. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Fraser Valley trainer brings ‘San Juasn’t’ half marathon to her team after race cancelled in U.S.

It was a full half-marathon experience for just four runners with spectators, noise-makers and more

Chelley Carvelli was one of four runners who took part in the “San Juasn’t” half marathon on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The event was created by trainer Shelley Hatfield after the San Juan Island Half, which her team trained more than a year for, was cancelled. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)

B.C. man runs 100 miles on treadmill in garage to raise money for Search and Rescue

Chilliwack’s Gary Robbins is spending the weekend running 100 miles uphill while collecting donations

Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)
United Way of the Lower Mainland has made it easier for people to ask for help and offer help during the COVID-19 pandemic. (United Way)

United Way looking for more volunteers to help those isolated in Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

United Way’s new online platform makes it easier to seek or offer help during the COVID-19 pandemic

United Way of the Lower Mainland has made it easier for people to ask for help and offer help during the COVID-19 pandemic. (United Way)
April Holitzki and her daughter Larissa hold the collars and leashes of their dogs Charger and Bandit. The two beagles died on April 4 and 5 after eating poisoned meat that someone tossed in their fully-fenced backyard. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

After their two dogs died of meat tainted with antifreeze, B.C. family wants to warn others

Charger and Bandit had eaten the meat which was tossed into their fully fenced private backyard

April Holitzki and her daughter Larissa hold the collars and leashes of their dogs Charger and Bandit. The two beagles died on April 4 and 5 after eating poisoned meat that someone tossed in their fully-fenced backyard. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
The Y Play child-minding area at the Chilliwack YMCA in 2019. The YMCA of Greater Vancouver launched its Essential Child Care program as of April 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)

YMCA expands childcare to new families, priority given to essential service workers in B.C.

Yes, there are childcare vacancies in the Lower Mainland thanks to YMCA Essential Child Care program

The Y Play child-minding area at the Chilliwack YMCA in 2019. The YMCA of Greater Vancouver launched its Essential Child Care program as of April 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)
The BC Nurses’ Union (BCNU) has made a $10,000 donation to Food Banks BC. (Black Press File)

BC Nurses’ Union donates $10,000 to Food Banks BC during COVID-19 crisis

Support comes as pandemic brings increased need for food banks, cutbacks in charitable donations

The BC Nurses’ Union (BCNU) has made a $10,000 donation to Food Banks BC. (Black Press File)
Hikers make their way down the steps of the Thom Creek trailhead on Saturday, April 11, 2020 where new signage reminding people to practise social distancing was recently installed. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Two-metre eagle wingspan signage reminds folks in B.C. city to practise social distancing

One sign was installed at Thom Creek trailhead, the other on Vedder Rotary Trail in Chilliwack

Hikers make their way down the steps of the Thom Creek trailhead on Saturday, April 11, 2020 where new signage reminding people to practise social distancing was recently installed. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)