Jennifer Feinberg

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 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
This file shot shows anglers targeting sockeye by bottom bouncing. A demonstration fishery Saturday on the Fraser River near Chilliwack will showcase the selective nature of bar fishing for chinook. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Demonstration fishery Saturday near Chilliwack to demand Fraser River opening

DFO says Fraser River is closed for good reason and anglers could be charged

This file shot shows anglers targeting sockeye by bottom bouncing. A demonstration fishery Saturday on the Fraser River near Chilliwack will showcase the selective nature of bar fishing for chinook. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)
Jenna Hauck/ The Progress                                Cpl. Mike Rail (right) and Sgt. Darren Stevely look at a table full of drugs, weapons and cash that was seized in a recent raid. The items were on display during a press conference at Chilliwack RCMP detachment on Wednesday morning.

VIDEO: Chilliwack RCMP confiscate four kilos of coke, cash, firearms and fentanyl

There was $130K in seized cash, weapons and table full of fentanyl-laced drugs on display

Jenna Hauck/ The Progress                                Cpl. Mike Rail (right) and Sgt. Darren Stevely look at a table full of drugs, weapons and cash that was seized in a recent raid. The items were on display during a press conference at Chilliwack RCMP detachment on Wednesday morning.
Firefighting training instructor Kelly Hatfull, left, and Chilliwack Fire Capt. Trevor Kirkpatrick talk to Canadian military reservists, who are training before being deployed to fight wildfires in B.C. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Canadian military personnel learn to fight fires in Chilliwack

Reservists learn to keep safe on the fire line before heading to the Interior

Firefighting training instructor Kelly Hatfull, left, and Chilliwack Fire Capt. Trevor Kirkpatrick talk to Canadian military reservists, who are training before being deployed to fight wildfires in B.C. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl is releasing the results of an online survey on proposed changes the to Canadian anthem. (Black Press file)

B.C. MP says most oppose changes to Canada’s national anthem

Survey respondents mostly against the idea of making the lyrics gender neutral

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl is releasing the results of an online survey on proposed changes the to Canadian anthem. (Black Press file)
Barry Scott is part of a team of firefighting officers and experts from Australia who recently arrived in B.C. to help with the province’s wildfires. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Australian firefighters bring experience to the B.C. wildfire battle

Australian officers and technicians visit Chilliwack to be brief on B.C. blazes

Barry Scott is part of a team of firefighting officers and experts from Australia who recently arrived in B.C. to help with the province’s wildfires. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Hikers need to be prepared to climb Mt. Cheam, and CSAR has some ideas that may help. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Snow still a factor in some B.C. mountains, warns search and rescue

Hiking in light summer clothing, without proper footwear or any survival gear is not recommended

Hikers need to be prepared to climb Mt. Cheam, and CSAR has some ideas that may help. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)
UPDATE: Chicken catchers to wear body cameras following abuse video

UPDATE: Chicken catchers to wear body cameras following abuse video

Animal rights activists call the move ‘absolutely ridiculous’ unless footage is live-streamed

UPDATE: Chicken catchers to wear body cameras following abuse video
Peace on the mighty Fraser River takes mutual respect

Peace on the mighty Fraser River takes mutual respect

As the 2017 fishing season starts on the Fraser River near Chilliwack a local group is working to avert conflicts

Peace on the mighty Fraser River takes mutual respect
Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park last Tuesday night. Driver Pat Gaudet succumbed to his injuries last Saturday morning.

UPDATE: Trapped trucker succumbs to injuries

A tragic end to a heroic effort as truck driver Pat Gaudet passes away after an extraordinary rescue.

Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park last Tuesday night. Driver Pat Gaudet succumbed to his injuries last Saturday morning.
Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park last Tuesday night. Driver Pat Gaudet succumbed to his injuries last Saturday morning.

UPDATE: Trapped trucker succumbs to injuries

A tragic end to a heroic effort as truck driver Pat Gaudet passes away after an extraordinary rescue.

Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park last Tuesday night. Driver Pat Gaudet succumbed to his injuries last Saturday morning.
Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park on Tuesday night.

Missing trucker pulled from mangled cab two days after crash

Rescue teams worked all day and through the night in a coordinated and ingenious effort to free injured driver.

Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park on Tuesday night.
Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park on Tuesday night.

Missing trucker pulled from mangled cab two days after crash

Rescue teams worked all day and through the night in a coordinated and ingenious effort to free injured driver.

Search and rescue teams work to free the driver of a transport truck who went off the road near Manning Park on Tuesday night.
The DFO notice of 'immediate closure' of all salmon fisheries due to conservation concerns went out Aug. 11 at sundown for the tidal and non-tidal sections of the Fraser River.

All salmon fisheries on the Fraser River slam shut to conserve sockeye

Reduced run size estimates of Fraser Summer Run sockeye salmon have resulted in 'no allowable harvest and a conservation concern' says DFO

The DFO notice of 'immediate closure' of all salmon fisheries due to conservation concerns went out Aug. 11 at sundown for the tidal and non-tidal sections of the Fraser River.
The DFO notice of 'immediate closure' of all salmon fisheries due to conservation concerns went out Aug. 11 at sundown for the tidal and non-tidal sections of the Fraser River.

All salmon fisheries on the Fraser River slam shut to conserve sockeye

Reduced run size estimates of Fraser Summer Run sockeye salmon have resulted in 'no allowable harvest and a conservation concern' says DFO

The DFO notice of 'immediate closure' of all salmon fisheries due to conservation concerns went out Aug. 11 at sundown for the tidal and non-tidal sections of the Fraser River.
The B.C. Dairy Association weighed in with a measured response to the cruelty charges against Chilliwack Cattle Sales

Dairy industry reacts to animal abuse charges against massive Chilliwack dairy farm

Late Tuesday the B.C. SPCA announced a total of 20 counts of animal cruelty had been laid against Chilliwack Cattle Sales

The B.C. Dairy Association weighed in with a measured response to the cruelty charges against Chilliwack Cattle Sales