Jennifer Feinberg

Fraser Health to open regional treatment centre for youth

Fraser Health to open regional treatment centre for youth

Residential 20-bed facility for youth will tackle problematic substance use with a holistic approach

Fraser Health to open regional treatment centre for youth
Artifacts under glass at the newly renovated Sto:lo Interpretive Centre on the Coqualeetza grounds now part of the Sto:lo Tourism infrastructure. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)

B.C’s Indigenous tourism takes centre stage in Chilliwack

One-day workshop will look at ways to imbue the industry with authenticity

Artifacts under glass at the newly renovated Sto:lo Interpretive Centre on the Coqualeetza grounds now part of the Sto:lo Tourism infrastructure. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)
Dr. Strang Burton at the launch of the Halq’eméylem instruction e-book, Te Shwoxwth Swiyeqe (The Crazy Painter), at the Sto:lo Research Centre. The book was narrated by two Sto:lo elders fluent in Halq’eméylem, Elizabeth Phillips and the late Elizabeth Herrling. The e-book includes digital flash cards, audio clips and more.

Funding of $50M for Indigenous languages across B.C. welcomed by Sto:lo leader

  • Budget boost will go ‘a long way toward language revitalization,’ says Sto:lo leader

Dr. Strang Burton at the launch of the Halq’eméylem instruction e-book, Te Shwoxwth Swiyeqe (The Crazy Painter), at the Sto:lo Research Centre. The book was narrated by two Sto:lo elders fluent in Halq’eméylem, Elizabeth Phillips and the late Elizabeth Herrling. The e-book includes digital flash cards, audio clips and more.
B.C. is being asked to weigh in with ideas about how to revitalize the ALR/ALC until April 30. (THE NEWS/files)

Public input from across B.C. now being sought on revitalizing the ALR

Stakeholder meetings are slated to be held in various communities over the next six weeks

B.C. is being asked to weigh in with ideas about how to revitalize the ALR/ALC until April 30. (THE NEWS/files)
Townhouse fire might have e-cig to blame. (Progress file)

E-cig likely the cause of townhouse fire

Smoke and fire damage but no one was hurt in Chilliwack

Townhouse fire might have e-cig to blame. (Progress file)
Townhouse fire might have e-cig to blame. (Progress file)

Smoking device likely the cause Chilliwack townhouse fire

Smoke and fire damage but no one was hurt in fire on Vedder Road

Townhouse fire might have e-cig to blame. (Progress file)
A smoking device may have caused a townhouse fire Thursday night in Chilliwack. (Progress file)

Sparks from e-cig likely cause of Chilliwack townhouse fire

Townhouse suffered smoke and fire damage but no one was hurt

A smoking device may have caused a townhouse fire Thursday night in Chilliwack. (Progress file)
Chilliwack city hall will be the end point of the Women’s March Canada Fraser Valley on Jan. 20. The march heads out from Ann Davis on Young Road at some time after 11 a.m. and then heads to city hall at Young and Hockin for speeches. Chilliwack is the only community hold a women’s march between Vancouver and Kamloops. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Women’s March Canada Fraser Valley slated for Saturday morning

It’s a march for women’s rights and social justice for the most marginalized

Chilliwack city hall will be the end point of the Women’s March Canada Fraser Valley on Jan. 20. The march heads out from Ann Davis on Young Road at some time after 11 a.m. and then heads to city hall at Young and Hockin for speeches. Chilliwack is the only community hold a women’s march between Vancouver and Kamloops. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Women’s March organizer Patti MacAhonic seen here speaking to students at Mt. Slesse Middle School during the last provincial election. (Progress file)

Women’s March Canada coming to the Fraser Valley

The idea for a valley version came from the Women’s March on Washington last year

Women’s March organizer Patti MacAhonic seen here speaking to students at Mt. Slesse Middle School during the last provincial election. (Progress file)
Fiscal relationship with FN gets reset with help of B.C. chief

Fiscal relationship with FN gets reset with help of B.C. chief

Feds and First Nations could be about to transform the way they do business

Fiscal relationship with FN gets reset with help of B.C. chief
Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc. took home the Award of Excellence in grading for widening the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes, from Pritchard to Hoffman’s Bluff, east of Kamloops. (Submitted)

Provincial Contractor of the Year awards handed out across B.C.

Deputy Minister’s 2017 awards recognize excellence in transportation and infrastructure

Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc. took home the Award of Excellence in grading for widening the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes, from Pritchard to Hoffman’s Bluff, east of Kamloops. (Submitted)
Submitted                                The surgery for 10-month old pup Noir is Friday at Menzies Pet Hospital in Chilliwack, to rebuild the bone with pins, and save the shattered leg. People of Chilliwack and beyond donated money by the hundreds to pay for the vet bill, and Noir’s owners are overjoyed.

Injured dog draws outpouring of online support and donations for Chilliwack vet bill

Dog owner exhausted with happiness after people come through with the help she needed this week

Submitted                                The surgery for 10-month old pup Noir is Friday at Menzies Pet Hospital in Chilliwack, to rebuild the bone with pins, and save the shattered leg. People of Chilliwack and beyond donated money by the hundreds to pay for the vet bill, and Noir’s owners are overjoyed.
Chilliwack Taxi drivers arrive Monday morning at the burnt-out building. They are continuing to serve the community, dispatching from one of their taxis.                                Drivers arrive Monday morning at the burnt-out office of Chilliwack Taxi. They are continuing to serve the community, dispatching from one of their taxis.

VIDEO: Fire destroys Chilliwack Taxi building

No word yet on the cause but service continues as best they can

Chilliwack Taxi drivers arrive Monday morning at the burnt-out building. They are continuing to serve the community, dispatching from one of their taxis.                                Drivers arrive Monday morning at the burnt-out office of Chilliwack Taxi. They are continuing to serve the community, dispatching from one of their taxis.
A Vimy oak being planted in Langley in a ceremony like the one now planned by City of Chilliwack for Nov. 1 on the Legacy Trail marks the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Times )

Vimy oak will soon take root in Chilliwack

Descendants of oak trees from Vimy, France will be planted in ceremony Nov. 1 on the Legacy Trail

A Vimy oak being planted in Langley in a ceremony like the one now planned by City of Chilliwack for Nov. 1 on the Legacy Trail marks the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Times )
Chilliwack RCMP are asking the public to keep an eye out for a missing 13-year-old boy, who hasn’t been seen since Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE: Chilliwack mother issues plea for info on missing son

Informal search party organized for 13-year-old boy not seen since Thursday

Chilliwack RCMP are asking the public to keep an eye out for a missing 13-year-old boy, who hasn’t been seen since Thursday afternoon.
UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Chilliwack homeless camp given eviction notice

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Chilliwack homeless camp given eviction notice

Inside the camp that will be removed by Monday RCMP according to trespass notice

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Chilliwack homeless camp given eviction notice
Chilliwack farmer has high hopes for hazelnuts

Chilliwack farmer has high hopes for hazelnuts

Field day held Saturday in Chilliwack was to showcase resurgence of the hazelnut industry

Chilliwack farmer has high hopes for hazelnuts
A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)                                A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack vigilante tracks down garbage-dumper

Truckload of garbage found last Sunday tossed down a steep embankment over Slesse Creek

A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)                                A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)
A farmed Atlantic salmon, one of several caught off of French Creek within the past several days, has been frozen and will be delivered to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for examination. — J.R. Rardon photo

UPDATE: Atlantic salmon showing up in Sto:lo nets on the Fraser River

Whether or not the escaped salmon will hurt Fraser River wild stocks is unknown, says FN leader

A farmed Atlantic salmon, one of several caught off of French Creek within the past several days, has been frozen and will be delivered to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for examination. — J.R. Rardon photo
Spill response a growing concern for Sto:lo leader from Chilliwack

Spill response a growing concern for Sto:lo leader from Chilliwack

Bungled cleanup on the Fraser River in Mission makes claims of world class response sound hollow

Spill response a growing concern for Sto:lo leader from Chilliwack