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Loop Energy’s first engineer, Vance Chou (right), working with a National Research Council colleague to test one of the first fuel-cell prototypes at the Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation in 2002. (Loop Energy photos)

Loop Energy: Chilliwack fuel-cell startup hits bumps on road to success

This is part two of a 3-part series on the rise of Loop Energy, now being traded publicly on the TSX

Loop Energy’s first engineer, Vance Chou (right), working with a National Research Council colleague to test one of the first fuel-cell prototypes at the Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation in 2002. (Loop Energy photos)
Chilliwack's David Leger couldn't see Mt. Cheam for all the smog back in 1998, and that led him to eventually found Loop Energy, a pioneer in hydrogen fuel-cell technology. (Facebook photo)

Loop Energy: How a humble Chilliwack startup became a multi-million dollar fuel cell pioneer

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on the rise of Loop Energy, now being traded publicly on the TSX

Chilliwack's David Leger couldn't see Mt. Cheam for all the smog back in 1998, and that led him to eventually found Loop Energy, a pioneer in hydrogen fuel-cell technology. (Facebook photo)
Left to right with a 2020 Ford F-150 truck donated to UFV by Chilliwack Ford and Ford of Canada: Christy MacLeod, UFV Senior Advancement Officer, Peter Geller, UFV Vice-Provost, Interim Dean, Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies, Randy Kelley, UFV Director, School of Trades, Applied and Technical Studies, Steve Bamford, Service Manager at Chilliwack Ford, Marcus Curle, UFV Student in Foundation Automotive Technician Program, Dave Lanting, Fixed Operations Manager at Chilliwack Ford and Greg Wedel, UFV Assistant Professor, Automotive, Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies. (Submitted photo)

UFV automotive students get hands-on training with donated Ford F-150

Ford of Canada and Chilliwack Ford have gifted a 2020 F-150 to automotive service students

Left to right with a 2020 Ford F-150 truck donated to UFV by Chilliwack Ford and Ford of Canada: Christy MacLeod, UFV Senior Advancement Officer, Peter Geller, UFV Vice-Provost, Interim Dean, Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies, Randy Kelley, UFV Director, School of Trades, Applied and Technical Studies, Steve Bamford, Service Manager at Chilliwack Ford, Marcus Curle, UFV Student in Foundation Automotive Technician Program, Dave Lanting, Fixed Operations Manager at Chilliwack Ford and Greg Wedel, UFV Assistant Professor, Automotive, Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies. (Submitted photo)
Police hope someone will recognize the two men suspected to trying to rob a senior in the downtown Chilliwack area in early January. (RCMP sketches)

Chilliwack RCMP search for two men who injured senior in attempted robbery

Police produced sketches of the suspects who failed to get anything from the attempted robbery

Police hope someone will recognize the two men suspected to trying to rob a senior in the downtown Chilliwack area in early January. (RCMP sketches)
Reece Howden of Canada crosses the finish line at an FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup event in Idre, Sweden, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Howden took fifth place in the men’s competition. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency)

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden finishes fifth at ski-cross world championships

Howden was perfect until the semi-final, when an error cost him a shot at a gold medal

Reece Howden of Canada crosses the finish line at an FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup event in Idre, Sweden, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Howden took fifth place in the men’s competition. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency)
Farin Loewen (left) and her sister Kimberlin Loewen have self-defence keychains for sale, with partial proceeds going to the Ann Davis Transition Society. (Facebook photos)

Chilliwack sisters create self-defence keychains to help local women feel safe

Farin and Kimberlin Loewen said fear and paranoia drove them to take on a new project

Farin Loewen (left) and her sister Kimberlin Loewen have self-defence keychains for sale, with partial proceeds going to the Ann Davis Transition Society. (Facebook photos)
Hydrogen fuel cells are the name of the game for Loop Energy, a company with humble Chilliwack beginnings. (Loop Energy photo)

Fuel cell company that started in Chilliwack about to go public on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Loop Energy was founded by Chilliwack’s David Leger and many Chilliwackians were initial investors

Hydrogen fuel cells are the name of the game for Loop Energy, a company with humble Chilliwack beginnings. (Loop Energy photo)
Students at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV)

UFV to offer brand new micro-credential course in digital marketing

UFV is sharing in $4 million in provincial/federal funding put towards short duration courses

Students at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV)
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BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2021 Chilliwack school board byelection, where she talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus's song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)

UPDATED: Chilliwack school trustee Darrell Furgason calls Carin Bondar video ‘soft porn’ in email to UFV president

Furgason also said the videos are a form of hate speech that send the wrong message to youths

Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2021 Chilliwack school board byelection, where she talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus's song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)
An Adam Suleman election sign on Prest Road lies upended after being vandalized. (Facebook photo)

Chilliwack School Board candidate Adam Suleman believes racism motivated sign vandals

In a Facebook post, Suleman suggested his signs were targeted because he is a “brown man”

An Adam Suleman election sign on Prest Road lies upended after being vandalized. (Facebook photo)
Officers seized bulk quantities of drugs believed to be fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. Police also seized firearms, body armour, ammunition and paraphernalia associated with the preparation and sale of illegal drugs. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack RCMP seize drugs and firearms in Elm Drive bust

Police arrested two people at the scene and searched a home for five hours

Officers seized bulk quantities of drugs believed to be fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. Police also seized firearms, body armour, ammunition and paraphernalia associated with the preparation and sale of illegal drugs. (RCMP photo)
RCMP asked for help from the public to find Shaelene Keeler Bell on Feb. 1, 2021. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: RCMP ask for public help in search for missing Chilliwack woman

Vehicle located on Ballam Road but Shaelene Keeler Bell was last seen in the downtown area

RCMP asked for help from the public to find Shaelene Keeler Bell on Feb. 1, 2021. (RCMP photo)
Lindsey (left) and Angela Gauthier in an undated photo taken in Las Vegas. Lindsey died after an interaction with police in Chilliwack in April 2016. On Dec. 11, 2020 the BC Coroner Service announced a public inquest into Lindsey's death. (File)

Coroners inquest into death of Chilliwack man hears of ‘erratic’ and ‘paranoid’ behaviour

Lindsey Gauthier had broken into an older couple’s home and later expressed remorse over the incident

Lindsey (left) and Angela Gauthier in an undated photo taken in Las Vegas. Lindsey died after an interaction with police in Chilliwack in April 2016. On Dec. 11, 2020 the BC Coroner Service announced a public inquest into Lindsey's death. (File)
A guitar that was stolen three years ago from the Canadian rock band 54-40 was recovered when RCMP searched a home in Surrey. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack RCMP recover guitar that was stolen from Canadian band 54-40

An investigation led to an address in Surrey where the Gibson Dove guitar was among the items seized

A guitar that was stolen three years ago from the Canadian rock band 54-40 was recovered when RCMP searched a home in Surrey. (RCMP photo)
A Chilliwack driver’s vehicle was impounded for seven days after an excessive speeding violation. (RCMP photo)

RCMP catch Chilliwack driver doing 60 km/h over posted speed limit

The motorist was hit with a big ticket and a seven day vehicle impoundment

A Chilliwack driver’s vehicle was impounded for seven days after an excessive speeding violation. (RCMP photo)
UFV assistant kinesiology professor Dr. Iris Lesser exercises along Chilliwack's Vedder Rotary Trail with her daughter Kaia. (UFV photo)

UFV study finds women with reduced physical activity had more mental health struggles during COVID pandemic

The study suggested women suffered more than men as gyms, parks and playgrounds shut down

UFV assistant kinesiology professor Dr. Iris Lesser exercises along Chilliwack's Vedder Rotary Trail with her daughter Kaia. (UFV photo)
Crews with Discovery Channel film as an Aggressive Towing driver moves a Grumman S2F Tracker aircraft around a 90-degree turn from its compound and onto the road on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. It was the “most difficult” part of the move for the airplane, one organizer said. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Vintage military plane towed across Chilliwack over weekend

Grumman CP-121 Tracker’s eventual home the British Columbia Aviation Museum on Vancouver Island

Crews with Discovery Channel film as an Aggressive Towing driver moves a Grumman S2F Tracker aircraft around a 90-degree turn from its compound and onto the road on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. It was the “most difficult” part of the move for the airplane, one organizer said. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden on the course at Idre Fjäll in Sweden where he turned in another dominant World Cup ski cross performance. (Alpine Canada)

Cultus Lake skier Reece Howden stacks up World Cup wins in Sweden

Howden won two more long-distance ski cross races to expand his lead in the World Cup standings

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden on the course at Idre Fjäll in Sweden where he turned in another dominant World Cup ski cross performance. (Alpine Canada)
A 75-year-old aircraft has been languishing in a parking lot on the campus of the University of the Fraser Valley, but will soon be moved to the B.C. Aviation Museum. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Vintage military aircraft moving from Chilliwack to new home at B.C. Aviation Museum

The challenging move to Vancouver Island will be documented by Discovery Channel film crews

A 75-year-old aircraft has been languishing in a parking lot on the campus of the University of the Fraser Valley, but will soon be moved to the B.C. Aviation Museum. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)