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Career Fair

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Virtual Career and Post- Secondary Education Event comes to the Fraser Valley

  • Apr 5, 2021
Career Fair
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Lisa Ellis plays with her 15-month-old grandson Stirling on March 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Kidney recipient ready to enjoy ‘new lease on life’

Chilliwack’s Lisa Ellis recovering well after life-saving surgey

Lisa Ellis plays with her 15-month-old grandson Stirling on March 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Career Fair

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Virtual Career and Post- Secondary Education Event comes to the Fraser Valley

  • Mar 29, 2021
Career Fair
Construction Month

April is Construction Month in BC

Let’s thank the skilled tradespeople who helped keep our economy going during COVID-19

  • Mar 29, 2021
Construction Month
Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) holds a free webinar on March 30 called Tips for Protecting Your Children from Sexual Abuse. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)

Fraser Valley webinar covers tips for protecting kids from sexual abuse

Session on Tuesday, March 30 is hosted by non-profit Circles of Support and Accountability

Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) holds a free webinar on March 30 called Tips for Protecting Your Children from Sexual Abuse. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)
The local Salvation Army is holding a photo contest for its 2022 fundraising calendar. (Stock photo)

Salvation Army holds photo contest of Abbotsford and Mission locations

Total of 25 winning selections will be used in 2022 fundraising calendar

The local Salvation Army is holding a photo contest for its 2022 fundraising calendar. (Stock photo)
Two Abbotsford farms are holding drive-thru Easter events from April 2 to 4. (Stock photo from pxhere.com)

Two Abbotsford farms hold drive-thru events for Easter

Maan Farms and Tave Family Farms hold events from April 2-4

Two Abbotsford farms are holding drive-thru Easter events from April 2 to 4. (Stock photo from pxhere.com)
A transaction is made at the Hugs Donuts vendor during the Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival at the Chilliwack Coliseum parking lot on Saturday, March 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Drive-thru food truck festival back in Chilliwack this weekend

Different vendors each day at Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival event in Chilliwack

A transaction is made at the Hugs Donuts vendor during the Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival at the Chilliwack Coliseum parking lot on Saturday, March 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Zajac Ranch in Mission is one of four charities that will benefit from The Big 50/50 Lottery, which runs until April 15. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)

50/50 lottery supports 4 charities, including 2 in Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation and Zajac Ranch included in fundraiser

Zajac Ranch in Mission is one of four charities that will benefit from The Big 50/50 Lottery, which runs until April 15. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)
Cousins Lisa Ellis and Brian Nimmo spend time together on March 9, 2021 before their surgery. On March 12, Nimmo donated one of his kidneys to Ellis. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Guardian angel’ gives kidney to cousin

Chilliwack woman knew 21 years ago she would need a transplant one day, and that day has come

Cousins Lisa Ellis and Brian Nimmo spend time together on March 9, 2021 before their surgery. On March 12, Nimmo donated one of his kidneys to Ellis. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Painted rocks like this one given to reporter Adam Louis can be found just about anywhere as part of a worldwide hobby. (Photo/Adam Louis)

Hope area rock hunters group rolling right along

Local painted rock hunters still going strong, expect to get stronger when COVID ends

Painted rocks like this one given to reporter Adam Louis can be found just about anywhere as part of a worldwide hobby. (Photo/Adam Louis)
The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.

Youth Innovation Showcase demonstrates innovative spirit of BC and Yukon

Annual competition gives young people a chance to win one of three $5,000 prizes

  • Mar 23, 2021
The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
Kalena Morton of Innovative Fitness led a virtual workout on Feb. 27 for the annual Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser for Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

Step Up 4 Cardiac Health has record year, raising more than $24K

Virtual event goes toward equipment for Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Kalena Morton of Innovative Fitness led a virtual workout on Feb. 27 for the annual Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser for Abbotsford Regional Hospital.
Joel Barohn, a Registered Dietitian with BC Dairy, teaching a virtual workshop to BC teachers.

Nutrition education workshops for BC teachers encourage healthy eating

BC Dairy’s registered dietitians offer free resources to BC schools

  • Mar 22, 2021
Joel Barohn, a Registered Dietitian with BC Dairy, teaching a virtual workshop to BC teachers.
The Abbotsford Police Department is holding another free electronic destrucition/recycling event on Tuesday, March 23. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford Police hold another electronic-destruction event

Public can have devices destroyed or recycled for free on Tuesday, March 23

The Abbotsford Police Department is holding another free electronic destrucition/recycling event on Tuesday, March 23. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
Ariam Yetbarek is the moderator for a recorded panel conversation about racism and mental health that is being released by The Reach Gallery Museum on Friday, March 19.

The Reach hosts panel discussion on racism and Black mental health

Recorded conversation with panel of experts to be released on March 19

Ariam Yetbarek is the moderator for a recorded panel conversation about racism and mental health that is being released by The Reach Gallery Museum on Friday, March 19.
April Parisian’s mother Keitha Parisian speaks at the MMIW Takes Back Canada rally in Hope. April has been missing for nearly a year from her home community of Spuzzum. (Photo/Trish Dunbar)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Hope MMIW Take Back Canada rally remembers April Parisian

Rallies for MMIW took place across Canada on March 13

April Parisian’s mother Keitha Parisian speaks at the MMIW Takes Back Canada rally in Hope. April has been missing for nearly a year from her home community of Spuzzum. (Photo/Trish Dunbar)
Cindy Rowell, a director on the Agrifair board, participates in the Safari Drive-Thru held in 2020. A drive-thru is again being planned for the 2021 fair. (Photo: Betty Johnston)

Abbotsford Agrifair announces drive-thru for 2021 – and this time it’s free

Event builds on success of last year’s Drive-Thru Safari for its 110th year

Cindy Rowell, a director on the Agrifair board, participates in the Safari Drive-Thru held in 2020. A drive-thru is again being planned for the 2021 fair. (Photo: Betty Johnston)