Jessica Peters

An original piece of artwork by Rosie Laponder, was stolen along with various art supplies from Julie Ann’s Art and Custom Framing in Chilliwack on Nov. 28, 2020. (Submitted image)

Thieves steal original artwork, art supplies from Chilliwack store

‘It kind of makes you sick to your stomach,’ says store manager

An original piece of artwork by Rosie Laponder, was stolen along with various art supplies from Julie Ann’s Art and Custom Framing in Chilliwack on Nov. 28, 2020. (Submitted image)
Still from a video surveillance camera of a man alleged to have stolen from several people at knife-point in Chilliwack (Rosedale) early on Nov. 28, 2020. (Facebook)

B.C. man defends his family against intruder, saves neighbour while wielding hockey stick

RCMP looking for footage that captures violent crime spree in Chilliwack

Still from a video surveillance camera of a man alleged to have stolen from several people at knife-point in Chilliwack (Rosedale) early on Nov. 28, 2020. (Facebook)
Still from a video surveillance camera of a man alleged to have stolen from several people at knife-point in Chilliwack (Rosedale) early on Nov. 28, 2020. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Chilliwack man defends his family against intruder, saves neighbour while wielding hockey stick

Long list of charges for Alberta man caught following morning of crime in Chilliwack

Still from a video surveillance camera of a man alleged to have stolen from several people at knife-point in Chilliwack (Rosedale) early on Nov. 28, 2020. (Facebook)
MLA Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s new minister of education. She is speaking out against Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld and asking him to resign. (Black Press)

New education minister calls on Chilliwack trustee to resign

Whiteside echoes former minister’s promise to look at options to remove Barry Neufeld

MLA Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s new minister of education. She is speaking out against Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld and asking him to resign. (Black Press)
Morning mist clears over the Hope Slough at Camp River Road on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

WEATHER: Sunny skies in the forecast for Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Rain and wind expected Sunday night through Monday morning, then clear skies

Morning mist clears over the Hope Slough at Camp River Road on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
(Left to right) Brandon Kloot, board member with John Kampman, board chair, and Matt Van Muyen, System Principal at Unity Christian School pose with the sold sign on a 8.1 acre property the school has purchased to plan for future growth, November, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Land purchase by Unity Christian will help with future growth

New acquisition ‘promises to be a blessing for the long-term future of our school’ says board chair

(Left to right) Brandon Kloot, board member with John Kampman, board chair, and Matt Van Muyen, System Principal at Unity Christian School pose with the sold sign on a 8.1 acre property the school has purchased to plan for future growth, November, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Bouncing back from a brain injury isn’t easy

‘We didn’t know how bad it was until I tried to return to work’

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
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Fraser Valley Imagination Library launching online Country Christmas Auction

Auction includes personally signed items from Dolly Parton, kd lang and more

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A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend of cosmos to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Chilliwack marketing company teams up with West Coast Seeds and Food Banks Canada

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
Chilliwack RCMP are asking the public for any witness statements or dash cam footage from the area between Corbould Street and Ashwell Road along Wellington Avenue, on the evening of Nov. 14, 2020. (Google Maps)

Chilliwack RCMP seeking public assistance in drive-by shooting investigation

Police say incident seems to not be random and hoping to find witnesses or dash cam footage

Chilliwack RCMP are asking the public for any witness statements or dash cam footage from the area between Corbould Street and Ashwell Road along Wellington Avenue, on the evening of Nov. 14, 2020. (Google Maps)
Superstore locations where employees have tested positive for COVID-19 are listed on the parent company’s website. This week, that list includes Chilliwack (pictured) and Abbotsford. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COVID-19 notices for Abbotsford and Chilliwack Superstore locations

Loblaw stores list employee COVID-19 cases online for public information

Superstore locations where employees have tested positive for COVID-19 are listed on the parent company’s website. This week, that list includes Chilliwack (pictured) and Abbotsford. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)

Chilliwack-Hope community award program faces backlash for honouring Neufeld

MP Mark Strahl says the only criteria for the award was a nomination from the community

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)
A ballerina dances en pointe during The Nutcracker practice. Chilliwack dance families say the kids affected by a COVID-19 outbreak are handling the illness well so far, but fear a return to shut downs for dance studios. (Yukon News/ File photo)

Chilliwack dance parents praise studio owner, speak of importance of dance

No reports so far of serious complications among young dancers hit by COVID-19 outbreak

A ballerina dances en pointe during The Nutcracker practice. Chilliwack dance families say the kids affected by a COVID-19 outbreak are handling the illness well so far, but fear a return to shut downs for dance studios. (Yukon News/ File photo)
Superstore Chilliwack has reported a single COVID-19 case, as is Loblaw policy. (Google Streetview)

Loblaw reports Chilliwack Superstore COVID-19 employee case

Employee’s last day worked at the store was Oct. 27, website states

Superstore Chilliwack has reported a single COVID-19 case, as is Loblaw policy. (Google Streetview)
École La Verendrye in Chilliwack (but within Conseil scolaire francophone #93) is one of 12 schools in the community that received notice on Nov. 1, 2020 of a school exposure. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file photo)

Chilliwack public school exposure dates not included in Fraser Health list

No dates of COVID-19 exposures listed for Chilliwack’s 10 affected public schools

École La Verendrye in Chilliwack (but within Conseil scolaire francophone #93) is one of 12 schools in the community that received notice on Nov. 1, 2020 of a school exposure. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file photo)
There are no official numbers on how many Chilliwack youth have tested positive for COVID-19, but several youth organizations have closed temporarily out of precaution for their groups' safety. (File photo)

List of Chilliwack youth groups closing due to COVID-19 growing quickly

Dance, sports and arts organizations all announcing temporary closures for community safety

There are no official numbers on how many Chilliwack youth have tested positive for COVID-19, but several youth organizations have closed temporarily out of precaution for their groups' safety. (File photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

BREAKING: COVID-19 exposures in at least a dozen Chilliwack schools

Parents at the schools received letters on Sunday night advising them of the exposure risks

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
In this photo illustration, a provincial election mail-in ballot sealed in an Elections B.C. return envelope is seen before being deposited in a Canada Post mailbox, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. The final result of British Columbia’s provincial election won’t be known until at least Nov. 6, because at least 618,000 mail-in ballots have to be counted by hand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Thousands of votes waiting to be counted in Chilliwack ridings

More than 10,000 voting packages between Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent have been returned so far

In this photo illustration, a provincial election mail-in ballot sealed in an Elections B.C. return envelope is seen before being deposited in a Canada Post mailbox, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. The final result of British Columbia’s provincial election won’t be known until at least Nov. 6, because at least 618,000 mail-in ballots have to be counted by hand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A woman holds a packet of contraceptive pills. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Chilliwack women’s organization among those lobbying for free contraception

Ann Davis Society says while it’s a women’s issue, all of society would benefit from program

A woman holds a packet of contraceptive pills. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
This image from Linda Brown of the Chilliwack Plowing Match won a photography contest for Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s annual calendar. Her photo was featured for April 2020 in the Chilliwack—Hope constituency calendar. (Linda Brown photograph)

Annual call out for Chilliwack-Hope constituency calendar photo contest

Photos will be featured in MP Mark Strahl’s calendar for 2021

This image from Linda Brown of the Chilliwack Plowing Match won a photography contest for Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s annual calendar. Her photo was featured for April 2020 in the Chilliwack—Hope constituency calendar. (Linda Brown photograph)