Sarah Gawdin

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 B.C. nail salon over price dispute

WATCH: Punches are thrown inside B.C. 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 B.C. 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
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
Youth organization hopes B.C. schools will incorporate its anti-porn curriculum

Youth organization hopes B.C. schools will incorporate its anti-porn curriculum

Designed by the Youth Well-Being Project, the curriculum was designed to encourage healthy sexuality

Youth organization hopes B.C. schools will incorporate its anti-porn curriculum
B.C. anti-child sex trafficking advocate, Cathy Peters, visited Chilliwack to motivate the community to help put an end to what she’s calling “The new pandemic: Child sex trafficking in B.C. and how we can stop it.” (Sarah Gawdin/The Progress)

B.C.’s children are at risk, says child sex trafficking watchdog

Cathy Peters traverses the province trying to rid B.C. of child sex trafficking

B.C. anti-child sex trafficking advocate, Cathy Peters, visited Chilliwack to motivate the community to help put an end to what she’s calling “The new pandemic: Child sex trafficking in B.C. and how we can stop it.” (Sarah Gawdin/The Progress)
It may be ‘lights, camera, action!’ for talented B.C. doctor

It may be ‘lights, camera, action!’ for talented B.C. doctor

Rob Forde is waiting to hear if he’ll become The Basement Doctor in his own reality show

It may be ‘lights, camera, action!’ for talented B.C. doctor
Several rallies were held in the previous communities Conway was placed in lead to his removal. Chilliwack residents are now hoping for the same. (Black Press file)

MLA speaks to high-risk sex offender’s placement in B.C. neighbourhood

Liberal Laurie Throness says ‘His place of residence is difficult to defend’

Several rallies were held in the previous communities Conway was placed in lead to his removal. Chilliwack residents are now hoping for the same. (Black Press file)
B.C.’s Search and Rescue teams employ a variety of methods to rescue people, including a longline: a rope suspended from the bottom of a helicopter. (Contributed)

Wrong turn leaves B.C. man stranded in provincial park for almost two days

B.C.’s search and rescue teams are responsible for saving hundreds of lives every year

B.C.’s Search and Rescue teams employ a variety of methods to rescue people, including a longline: a rope suspended from the bottom of a helicopter. (Contributed)