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QUIZ: Put your knowledge of Easter to the test

Take this 15-question quiz to see how much you know about this holiday

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The Williamson family – dad Chad, mom Christine, Jennah (at back) and Mikayla – at Glow in Abbotsford in December. (Contributed photo)

Quarantined B.C. mom say pandemic has put special-needs families in ‘crisis mode’

Surrey’s Christine Williamson shares family’s challenges, strengths

The Williamson family – dad Chad, mom Christine, Jennah (at back) and Mikayla – at Glow in Abbotsford in December. (Contributed photo)
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QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?

Put your knowledge to the test with these 12 questions

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City of Chilliwack councillor Jason Lum, seen at his home with his wife Sheila and their newborn son, Cedar, shared a message on social media about finding hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

‘There is community’: B.C. councillor welcomes new baby into world amid COVID-19 pandemic

‘I realize there’s much more than fear and worry… there is hope, there is new life’: Jason Lum

City of Chilliwack councillor Jason Lum, seen at his home with his wife Sheila and their newborn son, Cedar, shared a message on social media about finding hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Peter Van Mil of Abbotsford posted a Facebook invite to his 35th birthday party and then hosted a virtual celebration with a Facebook Live video on Sunday night (March 22).

B.C. man holds virtual birthday party with 70 guests

Peter Van Mil of Abbotsford turns 35 and celebrates with Facebook Live video

Peter Van Mil of Abbotsford posted a Facebook invite to his 35th birthday party and then hosted a virtual celebration with a Facebook Live video on Sunday night (March 22).
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QUIZ: Are you ready for spring?

To mark the first day of spring, take this short 10-question quiz

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QUIZ: Are you feeling unlucky?

There are many superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th. See how well you know these traditions

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Connect with your elderly neighbours during COVID-19 crisis

Connect with your elderly neighbours during COVID-19 crisis

Check in on them, by phone or in person, to ensure their needs are being met

Connect with your elderly neighbours during COVID-19 crisis
Chilliwack’s Laurie McPhee is the only instructor in the Fraser Valley on the south side of the river who offers Dogsafe Canine First Aid training. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Meet one of B.C.’s instructors in CPR and first aid for dogs

Paramedic teaches Dogsafe Canine First Aid to pet owners and people who run dog businesses

Chilliwack’s Laurie McPhee is the only instructor in the Fraser Valley on the south side of the river who offers Dogsafe Canine First Aid training. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Laura Lansink, Executive Director of Food Banks B.C.

80,000 reasons to support the food bank

Supporting your local food bank couldn’t be easier

Laura Lansink, Executive Director of Food Banks B.C.
Penticton RCMP have found the rightful owners of a headstone found in January. (RCMP - Submitted)

Found toddler’s headstone stolen from Penticton funeral home

The headstone is a sample product that belongs to a local funeral home.

Penticton RCMP have found the rightful owners of a headstone found in January. (RCMP - Submitted)
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Farms in BC

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Farms in BC

BC farmer shares reasons to love local!

  • Feb 3, 2020
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Farms in BC
Legion thanks RCMP with free memberships

Legion thanks RCMP with free memberships

BC/Yukon Command celebrates 100 years of RCMP service

Legion thanks RCMP with free memberships
B.C. man invents tree-planting alarm clock

B.C. man invents tree-planting alarm clock

If you wake up on time, you earn virtual seeds

B.C. man invents tree-planting alarm clock
In Eric Pinto’s Qualicum Beach home, the walls are lined with historic skateboards, many of them full setups of era-accurate components. Pictured behind Pinto is a collection of Alva Skates boards. (Emily Vance photo)

Vancouver Island home to one of Canada’s largest private skateboard collections

Eric Pinto owns hundreds of boards, spanning multiple decades

In Eric Pinto’s Qualicum Beach home, the walls are lined with historic skateboards, many of them full setups of era-accurate components. Pictured behind Pinto is a collection of Alva Skates boards. (Emily Vance photo)
Mackenzie Smith holds Luna close as mom Ashley Smith sits next to them. Luna had been missing since Oct. 8, 2019. She was recently reunited with the family after being missing for about three months in Campbell River, B.C. Photo by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Missing cat reunited with Vancouver Island family after three months

‘It was like one day she was there, the next day she was gone,’ said owner

Mackenzie Smith holds Luna close as mom Ashley Smith sits next to them. Luna had been missing since Oct. 8, 2019. She was recently reunited with the family after being missing for about three months in Campbell River, B.C. Photo by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror
This big ole’ ape has been seen joyriding around town after, after allegedly fleeing New York City.

Okanagan city goes bananas for truck spotted with fake gorilla in back

This giant gorilla has been spotted gallivanting around town

This big ole’ ape has been seen joyriding around town after, after allegedly fleeing New York City.
The puppies are named after a northern theme. Image: BC SPCA                                The puppies are named after a northern theme. Image: BC SPCA

17 surrendered husky puppies available for adoption from Okanagan BC SPCA

The puppies were surrendered to the BC SPCA on Christmas Eve

The puppies are named after a northern theme. Image: BC SPCA                                The puppies are named after a northern theme. Image: BC SPCA
Katharine and Johnathan Wall worked all year transforming their Chilliwack house – inside and out – into a scene straight out of a Harry Potter movie. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

B.C. couple donates thousands to charity from their Harry Potter-themed Christmas house

Uniquely decorated house attracted more than 2,000 Potterheads in one weekend for a good cause

Katharine and Johnathan Wall worked all year transforming their Chilliwack house – inside and out – into a scene straight out of a Harry Potter movie. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget

Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget

B.C. consumers surveyed estimate they will spend $921 this season

Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget