Jenna Hauck

A snow moon rises over Mt. Cheam in Chilliwack on Feb. 8, 2020. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 is International Mountain Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Dec. 5 to 11

International Mountain Day, International Ninja Day and Lard Day are all coming up this week

A snow moon rises over Mt. Cheam in Chilliwack on Feb. 8, 2020. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 is International Mountain Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surveys the damage left behind from the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, November 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Stressful weekend weather watch on further Fraser Valley flooding

Abbotsford mayor cites Nooksack River overflow as key factor in rising water

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surveys the damage left behind from the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, November 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Nooksack River expected to reach ‘moderate’ flood stage with weekend rain: City of Abbotsford

With damage to dike systems, more water could cross the border into Abbotsford on Sunday

Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter died in a car crash in the early hours of Nov. 25 in Texas. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Chilliwack man reported missing dies in car crash in Texas

Chilliwack Realtor Aaron Tschritter died in an early-morning crash on expressway in Dallas

Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter died in a car crash in the early hours of Nov. 25 in Texas. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)
A flooded property in Abbotsford along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Firsthand look at flooding and mudslide damage in Yarrow and Abbotsford

Boundary Road near No. 5 Road still flooded, properties in Yarrow and Abbotsford under water

A flooded property in Abbotsford along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kim Cardinal and husband Lorn Thibodeau’s riverside property was swept down the Nicola River on Nov. 15. A fundraiser has been set up to help them. (Kim Cardinal)

Fundraiser launched for B.C. couple whose home was swept down Nicola River

Kim Cardinal and Lorn Thibodeau’s entire property along Highway 8 is gone

Kim Cardinal and husband Lorn Thibodeau’s riverside property was swept down the Nicola River on Nov. 15. A fundraiser has been set up to help them. (Kim Cardinal)
Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captures video of a flooded section of Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

EXCLUSIVE: Ground zero shows flooding of Hwy. 1 in the Fraser Valley

Black Press Media escorted through Sumas Prairie 5 days after highway closed due to flooding

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captures video of a flooded section of Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Hundreds of ready-to-cook meal kits from Hello Fresh are being handed out at no charge to folks in need. (Kathleen Mosa)

Hundreds of free meal kits being handed out today in Chilliwack to those in need

Refrigerated ready-to-cook kits for seniors and those who couldn’t make it to grocery stores

Hundreds of ready-to-cook meal kits from Hello Fresh are being handed out at no charge to folks in need. (Kathleen Mosa)
“There’s enough milk being dumped that would feed Chilliwack for a long time but it can’t be stored indefinitely and because there’s no transportation routes out, it’s a consequence of the flooding.,” said Matt Schmidt, owner of Gala Dairy in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser Valley dairy farmers dumping 1000s of litres of milk every day

‘Disheartening dumping away a seemingly good product’ because roads are closed, says Chilliwack farmer

“There’s enough milk being dumped that would feed Chilliwack for a long time but it can’t be stored indefinitely and because there’s no transportation routes out, it’s a consequence of the flooding.,” said Matt Schmidt, owner of Gala Dairy in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Folks hike Elk Mountain in Chilliwack on Sept. 5, 2014. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 is Take a Hike Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Nov. 14 to 20

Take a Hike Day, World Toilet Day and Have a Bad Day Day are all coming up this week

Folks hike Elk Mountain in Chilliwack on Sept. 5, 2014. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 is Take a Hike Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
This small group of anti-vaxxers seated in the bleachers refused to show their vaccination status and got past security and into a Chilliwack Giants football game at Townsend Park on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Incredibly disheartening’: Football league president responds to anti-vaxxers at Chilliwack game

‘A sporting event for 10-year-olds is not the place for a political statement,’ says David Rooney

This small group of anti-vaxxers seated in the bleachers refused to show their vaccination status and got past security and into a Chilliwack Giants football game at Townsend Park on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A small group of anti-vaxxers got past security and into a Chilliwack Giants football game at Townsend Park on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Anti-vaxxers get past security to watch B.C. minor football game

Group did not show proof of vaccination, despite provincial requirements for outdoor events

A small group of anti-vaxxers got past security and into a Chilliwack Giants football game at Townsend Park on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. (Submitted)
In this screen grab, a vehicle is seen racing through a CN Rail crossing in Chilliwack on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The dashcam footage was captured by Mike Ervin. (Facebook/ Mike Ervin)

VIDEO: Car racing past lowered train arms caught on camera

‘Shocking, frightening, dangerous and illegal’: video shows car crossing tracks seconds before train

In this screen grab, a vehicle is seen racing through a CN Rail crossing in Chilliwack on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The dashcam footage was captured by Mike Ervin. (Facebook/ Mike Ervin)
Thursday, Nov. 11 is Origami Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Nov. 7 to 13

Origami Day, World Adoption Day, Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day all coming up this week

Thursday, Nov. 11 is Origami Day. (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)
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)
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)