Jessica Peters

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Hours being extended at most Fraser Valley library locations

Local libraries to be open an extra hour in the evening on weekdays

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A fire tore through Delair Court in Abbotsford in the early morning of Feb. 14, 2021. (John Morrow/ Black Press)

UPDATE: Abbotsford fire could mean up to 200 people without homes

Crews still on scene as building smolders, no reports of injuries in DeLair Court fire

A fire tore through Delair Court in Abbotsford in the early morning of Feb. 14, 2021. (John Morrow/ Black Press)
This sign was seen on the south side of Luckakuck Way, west of Young Road, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Anti-Bondar billboard that appeared in Chilliwack corn field taken down by landowners

Unauthorized sign amid byelection did not include contact info stating who was responsible for it

This sign was seen on the south side of Luckakuck Way, west of Young Road, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
From left, Ed Campbell with Unitech, and Janet Carroll and Brooke Haller with Imagine High, stand in the gym of the new arts and technology school on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 which is currently under construction. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s new arts and tech school taking shape at old UFV site

Light, large rooms, state of the art equipment all support student learning at Imagine High

From left, Ed Campbell with Unitech, and Janet Carroll and Brooke Haller with Imagine High, stand in the gym of the new arts and technology school on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 which is currently under construction. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2021 Chilliwack school board byelection, where she talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)

Chilliwack school board candidate defends naked Miley Cyrus parody video

Well-known science educator Carin Bondar known for using shock and artistry in educational videos

Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2021 Chilliwack school board byelection, where she talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)
Cascade Christian School in Chilliwack will be closed until Feb. 5, 2021 due to a cluster of cases in the school. The school made the decision to close “out of an abundance of caution,” says Fraser Health. (Cascade Christian School image)

COVID-19 cluster leads to closure at Chilliwack Christian school

Cascade Christian School makes decision to close after seven people test positive for COVID-19

Cascade Christian School in Chilliwack will be closed until Feb. 5, 2021 due to a cluster of cases in the school. The school made the decision to close “out of an abundance of caution,” says Fraser Health. (Cascade Christian School image)
Kent Harrison Search and Rescue brought a man to safety, and awaiting paramedics, after a 20-foot fall down an embankment on Jan. 23, 2020, on Harrison West Forest Service Road. (Kent Harrison Search and Rescue photo)

Rescue crew lifts man up 20-foot embankment near Harrison Lake

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue says this is the fifth call already this year

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue brought a man to safety, and awaiting paramedics, after a 20-foot fall down an embankment on Jan. 23, 2020, on Harrison West Forest Service Road. (Kent Harrison Search and Rescue photo)
Chilliwack ER doctor Marc Greidanus is featured in a video, published Jan. 18, 2021, where he demonstrates and describes effectiveness of various styles of masks. (Youtube)

VIDEO: Chilliwack ER doc runs through pros and cons of various masks

‘We’ve been asked to wear a mask and it’s not that hard,’ Greidanus says.

Chilliwack ER doctor Marc Greidanus is featured in a video, published Jan. 18, 2021, where he demonstrates and describes effectiveness of various styles of masks. (Youtube)
An amethyst rock was stolen from Swinstones Granite Shop’s showroom in Chilliwack on Yale Rd. West, and they are hoping it will be spotted and returned. They discovered their window smashed and the purple rock stolen on the morning of Jan. 17, 2020. Here a portion of it is pictured to the right. (Submitted image)

Amethyst stolen from Chilliwack stone shop’s showroom

Window smashed at business where purple rock has been on display for nearly 16 years

An amethyst rock was stolen from Swinstones Granite Shop’s showroom in Chilliwack on Yale Rd. West, and they are hoping it will be spotted and returned. They discovered their window smashed and the purple rock stolen on the morning of Jan. 17, 2020. Here a portion of it is pictured to the right. (Submitted image)
Asbestos dumped in the Chilliwack River Valley in February 2016. (Chilliwack Progress file)

New limits on asbestos could cause more illegal dumping in Chilliwack, inspector worries

Asbestos limits can be confusing, leading to people dropping materials illegally

Asbestos dumped in the Chilliwack River Valley in February 2016. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (bottom right) lights a cigarette during a public school board meeting held via Zoom on Jan. 12. He was also seen drinking from a wine glass before his video feed cut out. (Screenshot)

Chilliwack school trustee asked to resign by peers, lights up cigarette in meeting

Chilliwack school board asked Barry Neufeld to resign due to controversial Facebook post

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (bottom right) lights a cigarette during a public school board meeting held via Zoom on Jan. 12. He was also seen drinking from a wine glass before his video feed cut out. (Screenshot)
Members of the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) with their side-by-side vehicle that helped bring a lost hiker out of Sumas Mountain Regional Park on Jan. 9, 2020. (Photo altered by APD.)

Helicopter and dying cellphone help locate lost hiker in Abbotsford

Hiker on Sumas Mountain stranded in challenging area with no road access

Members of the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) with their side-by-side vehicle that helped bring a lost hiker out of Sumas Mountain Regional Park on Jan. 9, 2020. (Photo altered by APD.)
Chilliwack RCMP called in for assistance from the Explosives Disposal Unit on Dec. 28, 2020 after an explosive device was found in a suspect’s vehicle near the Travelodge in Chilliwack. (File photo)

RCMP detonate ‘explosive device’ found in vehicle in Chilliwack Monday

Two people arrested on scene and Mounties say investigation is ongoing

Chilliwack RCMP called in for assistance from the Explosives Disposal Unit on Dec. 28, 2020 after an explosive device was found in a suspect’s vehicle near the Travelodge in Chilliwack. (File photo)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

OPINION: Looking back on a life filled with learning about my grandma

‘She had left out so much of the good stuff, likely for the sake of my young ears’

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
A small amount of snow is expected to fall mixed with some rain overnight Dec. 29 through to Dec. 30 in the Fraser Valley, but not enough to stick. The rain will continue through the weekend. (Black Press file photo)

Snow and rain expected tonight in Eastern Fraser Valley, but no accumulation

Several rainy days in the forecast for Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Hope

A small amount of snow is expected to fall mixed with some rain overnight Dec. 29 through to Dec. 30 in the Fraser Valley, but not enough to stick. The rain will continue through the weekend. (Black Press file photo)
MLA Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s new minister of education. She has now appointed two special advisors to evaluate the Chilliwack school board. (Black Press)

Special advisors appointed to evaluate Chilliwack school board

Minister of Education also starting review of the province’s school act

MLA Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s new minister of education. She has now appointed two special advisors to evaluate the Chilliwack school board. (Black Press)
The BC Marketplace is a website promoting small businesses in B.C., and encouraging people to shop locally. (Screenshot)

Small businesses encouraged to join B.C. Marketplace website

Online resource encourages shoppers to stay local to help boost B.C. economies

The BC Marketplace is a website promoting small businesses in B.C., and encouraging people to shop locally. (Screenshot)
Several martial arts items were stolen from a Chilliwack collector in November. (Submitted)

Stolen martial arts swords could be a danger to public, says Chilliwack collector

Swords included two katanas, and others used by Japanese samurais in traditional fights

Several martial arts items were stolen from a Chilliwack collector in November. (Submitted)
Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

BC SPCA calls for moratorium after mink, workers at farm contract COVID

More than 200 mink have died already at farm affected by COVID-19 in Chilliwack

Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

BC SPCA calls for moratorium after minks, workers at farm contract COVID

More than 200 mink have died already at farm affected by COVID-19 in Chilliwack

Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)