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Mignonne Shields’ three climate change painting entitled (from left) Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow were inspired by a conversation she had with Canadian painter Robert Bateman. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Climate change paintings by Chilliwack artist inspired by Robert Bateman

Mignonne Shields’ paintings show stark past, present and future views of our world

Mignonne Shields’ three climate change painting entitled (from left) Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow were inspired by a conversation she had with Canadian painter Robert Bateman. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Steve Clegg with the City of Chilliwack (centre) helps Chaimae Haddioui (left) and Shayla Tottenham with Islamic Relief Canada plant trees and shrubs along a section of the Bell Slough on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Bell Slough residents, Islamic Relief Canada come together to plant trees along slough in Chilliwack

‘When the community comes together, the world heals a little bit,’ says member of Islamic Relief Canada

Steve Clegg with the City of Chilliwack (centre) helps Chaimae Haddioui (left) and Shayla Tottenham with Islamic Relief Canada plant trees and shrubs along a section of the Bell Slough on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kim Lysak, assistant chief flight instructor with Aurora Aviation Academy flies over Chilliwack on Sept. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. flight school expanding amid a global pilot shortage

COVID has decimated the industry but Aurora Aviation sees opportunity on the horizon

Kim Lysak, assistant chief flight instructor with Aurora Aviation Academy flies over Chilliwack on Sept. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Thursday, Oct. 21 is Count Your Buttons Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Oct. 17 to 23

Count Your Buttons Day, Wear Something Gaudy Day, Suspenders Day all coming up this week

Thursday, Oct. 21 is Count Your Buttons Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Stacey Chomiak’s queer, illustrated, young-adult memoir ‘Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story’ is being released on Oct. 19, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. author says being gay and Christian is OK

Stacey Chomiak’s memoir aimed at LGBTQ youth makes peace with faith community and queer community

Stacey Chomiak’s queer, illustrated, young-adult memoir ‘Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story’ is being released on Oct. 19, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
An SUV is seen in the centre of Highway 1 westbound near the Vedder Road on-ramp on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Pickup going wrong way on Highway 1 in Chilliwack Friday morning

Incident captured on security camera was the likely cause of two vehicles in the ditch

An SUV is seen in the centre of Highway 1 westbound near the Vedder Road on-ramp on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
François Freyvogel (left) shares a laugh with Ted Giesbrecht during the Chilliwack Plowing Match on April 9, 2005. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 is Old Farmers’ Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Oct. 10 to 16

Old Farmers’ Day, Global Handwashing Day, No Bra Day all coming up this week

François Freyvogel (left) shares a laugh with Ted Giesbrecht during the Chilliwack Plowing Match on April 9, 2005. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 is Old Farmers’ Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Olympic athlete Liz Gleadle shows Mt. Slesse middle school students how to throw a javelin during a visit to Chilliwack at Watson Glen Park on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack students get ‘phenomenal’ Olympic experience

Kids at Mt. Slesse middle met and played sports with 3 Olympic athletes in Chilliwack

Olympic athlete Liz Gleadle shows Mt. Slesse middle school students how to throw a javelin during a visit to Chilliwack at Watson Glen Park on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Rob the Giant (4’11”) gets a hold on Short Sleeve Sampson during a Midget Wrestling Warriors event at Tzeachten Hall in Chilliwack on March 22, 2019. Tuesday, Oct. 5 is Kiss a Wrestler Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Oct. 3 to 9

Kiss a Wrestler Day, Virus Appreciation Day, Beer and Pizza Day all coming up this week

Rob the Giant (4’11”) gets a hold on Short Sleeve Sampson during a Midget Wrestling Warriors event at Tzeachten Hall in Chilliwack on March 22, 2019. Tuesday, Oct. 5 is Kiss a Wrestler Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A worker employed by a Chilliwack-based agricultural employer seen throwing chickens into crates in an undercover video filmed by Mercy For Animals. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack company’s guilty pleas to chicken abuse ‘represent progress,’ says animal welfare group

Mercy For Animals’ reaction came 2 days after Elite Farm Services pleaded guilty to animal abuse

A worker employed by a Chilliwack-based agricultural employer seen throwing chickens into crates in an undercover video filmed by Mercy For Animals. (Submitted photo)
Volunteers help carry a box of tree seedlings up Mt. Thom as part of the City of Chilliwack’s tree-planting initiative. The three were random hikers that saw the work in progress and wanted to help. (City of Chilliwack)

Thousands of climate-resilient trees planted on Mt. Thom in Chilliwack

Volunteers, workers help plant seedlings as part of Growing Climate Resilient Forests for Chilliwack

Volunteers help carry a box of tree seedlings up Mt. Thom as part of the City of Chilliwack’s tree-planting initiative. The three were random hikers that saw the work in progress and wanted to help. (City of Chilliwack)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COVID outbreak over at Chilliwack hospital and Delta care home, says Fraser Health

At same time, COVID outbreak declared Maple Ridge school after 32 people test positive

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
One-week-old lambs have a rest at the Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Saturday, Oct. 2 is World Farm Animals Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day, Ask a Stupid Question Day all coming up this week

One-week-old lambs have a rest at the Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Saturday, Oct. 2 is World Farm Animals Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
An RCMP officer places evidence markers in the parking lot of O’Connor Chrysler on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: RCMP investigation underway following stabbing in Chilliwack

Gas station and car dealership at corner of Hocking Avenue taped off Friday morning

An RCMP officer places evidence markers in the parking lot of O’Connor Chrysler on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jennifer Lynn Pietsch was last seen on Sept. 20, 2021 in the 45000-block of Menholm Road. (RCMP handout)

Missing Fraser Valley woman, 20, last seen near Chilliwack hospital

Jennifer Lynn Pietsch of Chilliwack believed to be in Kelowna, says RCMP

Jennifer Lynn Pietsch was last seen on Sept. 20, 2021 in the 45000-block of Menholm Road. (RCMP handout)
Fraser Health declared a COVID outbreak at Promontory Heights elementary on Sept. 22, 2021. The school will be closed until at least Oct. 3. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: 20 staff, students test positive for COVID at Chilliwack elementary school

Promontory Heights closed for 1.5 weeks, students move to remote learning

Fraser Health declared a COVID outbreak at Promontory Heights elementary on Sept. 22, 2021. The school will be closed until at least Oct. 3. (Google Maps)
Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 is Eat an Apple Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 12 to 18

Eat an Apple Day, Collect Rocks Day, Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day all coming up this week

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 is Eat an Apple Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Former Chilliwack drug user Mike K. speaks about his experience as an addict in the third part of The Hidden Crisis video series. (Justin Booth/ Dock Visual Media)

VIDEO: ‘My experience with cocaine was a real dark place,’ says former Chilliwack addict

Chilliwack man speaks about life when he was an addict as part of overdose prevention video series

Former Chilliwack drug user Mike K. speaks about his experience as an addict in the third part of The Hidden Crisis video series. (Justin Booth/ Dock Visual Media)
Fire prevention officer Lieut. Lisa Axelson surveys the damage following a house fire on Amadis Crescent on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. A fundraiser has since been set up to help the family. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fundraiser launched for Chilliwack family with newborn following house fire

‘They didn’t even have time to grab a bottle for the newborn,’ reads fundraiser

Fire prevention officer Lieut. Lisa Axelson surveys the damage following a house fire on Amadis Crescent on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. A fundraiser has since been set up to help the family. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Nietzsche, the late ginger cat who worked at The Book Man in Chilliwack, poses for a photo on Sept. 7, 2017. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 is Ginger Cat Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day, Bison Ten Yell Day, Eat an Extra Dessert Day all coming up this week

Nietzsche, the late ginger cat who worked at The Book Man in Chilliwack, poses for a photo on Sept. 7, 2017. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 is Ginger Cat Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)