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From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O’Toole (Conservative). From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O’Toole (Conservative). From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
A view of the row houses in Tashme where thousands of Japanese Canadians were interned during World War II. (Photo credit: Nikkei National Museum 1994-69-4-27)

5-year anniversary of the Tashme Museum near Hope will be celebrated virtually

Recent Japanese-Canadian generations to read haiku written by interned ancestors

  • Sep 18, 2021
A view of the row houses in Tashme where thousands of Japanese Canadians were interned during World War II. (Photo credit: Nikkei National Museum 1994-69-4-27)
(Black Press Media files)

Abbotsford teacher reprimanded for showing video with profanity and violence

Three-day suspension issued; teacher failed to review film beforehand

(Black Press Media files)
Donna Tetrault is happy her little dog Aiden pulled through several hours of surgery after being attacked by a pitbull on the loose, but she’s angry that she’ll never know who owns the aggressive dog. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman wants to know who owned the pitbull that attacked her dog

Donna Tetrault’s dog Aiden endured four hours of surgery after being grabbed by the neck and shaken

Donna Tetrault is happy her little dog Aiden pulled through several hours of surgery after being attacked by a pitbull on the loose, but she’s angry that she’ll never know who owns the aggressive dog. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sonar site in July 2021. Pictured left to right: Georgia Westerveld, Ashlee Prevost, and Rich Bussanich. Amanda Gawor photo.

Sumas First Nation invests in sonar for salmon conservation

2nd year of Nation’s five-year Conservation, Guardianship, and Harvest Plan

Sonar site in July 2021. Pictured left to right: Georgia Westerveld, Ashlee Prevost, and Rich Bussanich. Amanda Gawor photo.
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

ELECTION 2021: Chilliwack-Hope candidates answer two Progress questions

What are the most important issues locally? Why are you best for the job?

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Sesame Street’s Ernie would either be appalled or amazed by the amount of rubber duckies floating in this year’s annual Rotary duck toss. This year’s winners are: Arnold John, Ron Sansom, and Cal Barnett. (Facebook)

Hope’s 2021 Brigade Days weekend a rip-roaring time for all

3-day, family-friendly event had something for nearly everyone

  • Sep 17, 2021
Sesame Street’s Ernie would either be appalled or amazed by the amount of rubber duckies floating in this year’s annual Rotary duck toss. This year’s winners are: Arnold John, Ron Sansom, and Cal Barnett. (Facebook)
DriveBC traffic cam at Bradner Road at 12:33 p.m.
DriveBC traffic cam at Bradner Road at 12:33 p.m.
Supporters of the Hope Station House are asked to gather at either the District of Hope municipal hall or the Station House on Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. (Barry Stewart photo)

Walk to Save The Station House planned for Saturday in Hope

Group still hoping to preserve historic building from demolition

Supporters of the Hope Station House are asked to gather at either the District of Hope municipal hall or the Station House on Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. (Barry Stewart photo)
A semi truck flipped on Highway 1 near Hope on Sept. 16, 2021. (Edward Ryder photo)

Semi truck flipped on Highway 1 near Hope in construction zone

Traffic delays expected as truck lays across most of both lanes westbound

A semi truck flipped on Highway 1 near Hope on Sept. 16, 2021. (Edward Ryder photo)
The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Submitted photo)

Thanksgiving Food Drive coming to Hope Sept. 25

Familar bags being delivered but organizers hoping people will consider cash donations this year

The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Submitted photo)
A voter casts their ballot in the advance polls, Friday, September 10, 2021 in Chambly, Que. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th. The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz
A voter casts their ballot in the advance polls, Friday, September 10, 2021 in Chambly, Que. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th. The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz
Rennah is awaiting a heart transplant in Edmonton. Meanwhile, students at Vancouver Career College where her mom has been studying have been raising funds to help support the family. A major fundraiser is planned in Abbotsford on Sept. 25. (Submitted)

Abbotsford college students rally for family facing heart transplant

Students, teachers, community members being ‘kidnapped’ for bail donations

Rennah is awaiting a heart transplant in Edmonton. Meanwhile, students at Vancouver Career College where her mom has been studying have been raising funds to help support the family. A major fundraiser is planned in Abbotsford on Sept. 25. (Submitted)
(John Cairns/University of Oxford via AP, File)

Hope recovers from brief spike in COVID cases

COVID case rate drops after hitting all-time high last week

(John Cairns/University of Oxford via AP, File)
The Central Fraser Valley Transit operations and maintenance facility on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)

BC Transit experiencing service challenges in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack

Central Fraser Valley routes and schedules may change with little notice, transit company warns

The Central Fraser Valley Transit operations and maintenance facility on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)
Campaign signs have dotted the Agassiz-Harrison landscape for weeks ahead of the Sept. 20 federal election. More than 15,000 voters have cast their ballots in advance throughout the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. (Adam Louis/Observer)

More than 15,000 vote in advance in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon ahead of federal election

21 per cent increase from the 2019 election as Sept. 20 approaches

Campaign signs have dotted the Agassiz-Harrison landscape for weeks ahead of the Sept. 20 federal election. More than 15,000 voters have cast their ballots in advance throughout the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People's Party of Canada). (Submitted)

Third question from Chilliwack Healthier Community zeroes in on climate crisis

The Chilliwack Progress is providing answers from all five federal candidates in a series

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People's Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Jared Davidson was one of the tenants impacted when the Many Ways Home Society in Abbotsford issued a “notice to vacate” to 45 tenants in August. But now that two agencies have stepped in to help, all the tenants can remain in their homes. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Province provides $149K for 19 transitional-housing tenants in Abbotsford

BC Housing steps in after Many Ways Home Society ceases operation

Jared Davidson was one of the tenants impacted when the Many Ways Home Society in Abbotsford issued a “notice to vacate” to 45 tenants in August. But now that two agencies have stepped in to help, all the tenants can remain in their homes. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Two Mission RCMP members patrol the back entrance of Hatzic Middle School after a threatening phone call was received. / Kevin Mills Photo

Update: Mission middle school cleared after shooting threat put building on lockdown

Hatzic Middle School students have been sent home under watchful eye of Mission RCMP

Two Mission RCMP members patrol the back entrance of Hatzic Middle School after a threatening phone call was received. / Kevin Mills Photo
Jaclyn Smith Ferland, formerly of Abbotsford, has been missing in Costa Rica since Aug. 17.

Former Abbotsford woman has been missing in Costa Rica since Aug. 17

Search efforts have been underway to locate Jaclyn Smith Ferland

Jaclyn Smith Ferland, formerly of Abbotsford, has been missing in Costa Rica since Aug. 17.