Eric Welsh

B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation seeks nominations for annual teacher award

B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation seeks nominations for annual teacher award

Each year, the BCAITC recognizes a teacher who excels teaching K-12 students about agriculture

B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation seeks nominations for annual teacher award
A huge blueberry harvesting machine like this one (not this exact one and these are not the suspects) was taken from a rural Chilliwack property over the weekend. (Facebook photo)

Massive blueberry harvester stolen from rural Fraser Valley property

A huge machine with a top speed of 15 kph was taken from an area near No. 3 road over the weekend

A huge blueberry harvesting machine like this one (not this exact one and these are not the suspects) was taken from a rural Chilliwack property over the weekend. (Facebook photo)
A massive blueberry harvesting machine was stolen from a rural Abbotsford property and police are hoping someone has information about the theft. Note that the people in this picture are not the suspects. (Facebook photo)

UPDATED: Massive blueberry harvester stolen from rural Abbotsford property

The search continues for a huge piece of farming equipment valued at $275,000

A massive blueberry harvesting machine was stolen from a rural Abbotsford property and police are hoping someone has information about the theft. Note that the people in this picture are not the suspects. (Facebook photo)
Fraser-Nicola BC Liberal candidate Jackie Tegart loves face to face interaction like she got Friday night in Hope, but most of her campaigning so far has been in the digital realm. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser-Nicola candidate Jackie Tegart laments loss of face to face campaigning

The twice-elected BC Liberal candidate is forced to campaign differently due to COVID-19

Fraser-Nicola BC Liberal candidate Jackie Tegart loves face to face interaction like she got Friday night in Hope, but most of her campaigning so far has been in the digital realm. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness has announced his intention to secure his seat, and was the first candidate in the provincial election to get signs up, as seen on Evans Road on Sept. 22, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson defends keeping Laurie Throness on Chilliwack-Kent ballot

Wilkinson said all Liberal candidates agree to certain principles, or they cannot run for the party

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness has announced his intention to secure his seat, and was the first candidate in the provincial election to get signs up, as seen on Evans Road on Sept. 22, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson hints at Highway No. 1 upgrades in Fraser Valley

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson hints at Highway No. 1 upgrades in Fraser Valley

Wilkinson said there will be highway improvement announcements if his party is elected

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson hints at Highway No. 1 upgrades in Fraser Valley
Canada West conference delays decision on term-two athletics

Canada West conference delays decision on term-two athletics

The fate of basketball, volleyball and other sports will now be decided in early November

Canada West conference delays decision on term-two athletics
Open letter urges BC Liberal party to remove Laurie Throness as Chilliwack-Kent candidate

Open letter urges BC Liberal party to remove Laurie Throness as Chilliwack-Kent candidate

The letter says Throness holds homophobic views and should have no place in government

Open letter urges BC Liberal party to remove Laurie Throness as Chilliwack-Kent candidate
PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities

PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities

The junior B hockey league was hoping to start Sept. 29 but is now targeting mid-October

PJHL delays start of season as teams struggle to secure facilities
Fundraiser golf tournament raises $74,000 for Fraser Valley hospitals

Fundraiser golf tournament raises $74,000 for Fraser Valley hospitals

Chilliwack General Hospital will benefit from a tourney at held at the Sandpiper Golf Resort

Fundraiser golf tournament raises $74,000 for Fraser Valley hospitals
Chilliwack basketball star Deanna Tuchscherer ready for Hungarian adventure

Chilliwack basketball star Deanna Tuchscherer ready for Hungarian adventure

The UFV women’s basketball standout is going overseas to play pro basketball

Chilliwack basketball star Deanna Tuchscherer ready for Hungarian adventure
A beaver was in no big hurry to get to its destination Thursday morning as RCMP escorted the creature across a busy section of Evans Road. (Facebook photo)

VIDEO: RCMP escort beaver across busy Chilliwack road

Motorists had to exercise patience as the slow-moving creature crossed several lanes of traffic

A beaver was in no big hurry to get to its destination Thursday morning as RCMP escorted the creature across a busy section of Evans Road. (Facebook photo)
Piping hot pizza delivered to your door is usually a good thing, but not if you didn’t order it. (Black Press file photo)

Lower Mainland woman tries to unravel mystery of unwanted food deliveries

Someone with an unknown phone number has been sending orders to Amber Gibbons’ home for weeks

Piping hot pizza delivered to your door is usually a good thing, but not if you didn’t order it. (Black Press file photo)
Chilliwack’s Aaron Pauls steps in for Chris Bertram as head coach of UFV men’s golf team

Chilliwack’s Aaron Pauls steps in for Chris Bertram as head coach of UFV men’s golf team

After being mentored for several years by Bertram, Pauls is ready to keep the program rolling

Chilliwack’s Aaron Pauls steps in for Chris Bertram as head coach of UFV men’s golf team
Sergeant Scrivens from the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada speaks to Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove about training equipment that the Army Reserves use during a visit to the Opsee Training Area in Chilliwack on August 21. (Photo by Bombardier Albert Law, 39 CBG Public Affairs)

Chilliwack mayor Ken Popove visits well-hidden military base near Cultus Lake

The Canadian Armed Forces have been training in relative secrecy at the site for years

Sergeant Scrivens from the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada speaks to Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove about training equipment that the Army Reserves use during a visit to the Opsee Training Area in Chilliwack on August 21. (Photo by Bombardier Albert Law, 39 CBG Public Affairs)
Allan Fotheringham grew up in Chilliwack and went on to write nine books and become perhaps the most well-known columnist in Canada.

A legendary columnist with Chilliwack ties, Allan Fotheringham passes away at age 87

Fotheringham moved to Chilliwack at 10 years old and had his first byline in the Chilliwack Progress

Allan Fotheringham grew up in Chilliwack and went on to write nine books and become perhaps the most well-known columnist in Canada.
The glowing ball in the sky is going to heat up the Fraser Valley, with temperatures in the mid-30s expected. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Environment Canada issues hot weather warning for Fraser Valley

Temperatures are expected to get into the mid 30s today, with a chance of a thunderstorm tonight

The glowing ball in the sky is going to heat up the Fraser Valley, with temperatures in the mid-30s expected. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Niko Marcina takes charge of UFV women’s soccer squad on interim basis

Niko Marcina takes charge of UFV women’s soccer squad on interim basis

Marcina steps into the role of head coach, replacing the departed Rob Giesbrecht

Niko Marcina takes charge of UFV women’s soccer squad on interim basis
Marks on the bottom of a canoe allegedly made when a motor boat brushed it hard enough to leave paint marks and toss its occupant, Peggy Joe, into Cultus Lake. (Rick Joe/Facebook)

RCMP charge Langley man in connection with boat collision on Cultus Lake

A 67-year-old man allegedly operated a motor boat that collided with a woman paddling a canoe

Marks on the bottom of a canoe allegedly made when a motor boat brushed it hard enough to leave paint marks and toss its occupant, Peggy Joe, into Cultus Lake. (Rick Joe/Facebook)
Fraser Valley Bandits release top forward Cameron Forte

Fraser Valley Bandits release top forward Cameron Forte

A team leader through four games of the CEBL Summer Series, Forte has been cut loose

Fraser Valley Bandits release top forward Cameron Forte