Jessica Peters

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)
Mallards and buffleheads wade together in Salish Pond downtown Chilliwack on Dec. 13, 2020. Rain is expected to come down steadily throughout the week across the Eastern Fraser Valley. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

Rain to stick around all week in Chilliwack, Abbotsford region

Weather Network offers a glimmer of hope for a white Christmas Eve

Mallards and buffleheads wade together in Salish Pond downtown Chilliwack on Dec. 13, 2020. Rain is expected to come down steadily throughout the week across the Eastern Fraser Valley. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
Damien Dupont, visiting the Free Grace Baptist Church for an in-person service, during a time when there is a ban on gatherings, speaks to a television news crew outside the church on Dec. 13, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack churches continue to defy public health orders with in-person gatherings

Chilliwack RCMP began with awareness campaign but have now recommended charges for gatherings

Damien Dupont, visiting the Free Grace Baptist Church for an in-person service, during a time when there is a ban on gatherings, speaks to a television news crew outside the church on Dec. 13, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Helipad at Lindeman Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Misty Dowson/Facebook)

Abbotsford man rescued from popular Chilliwack hiking trail

Man had not returned to his car by nightfall, sparking concern from family members in Ontario

Helipad at Lindeman Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Misty Dowson/Facebook)
Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Mink on Chilliwack farm test positive for COVID-19 virus

Government sent samples to lab after eight farm workers also tested positive

Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sunset Manor (shown here) in Chilliwack, and Valleyhaven Care Home have both had recent COVID-19 outbreaks, but those have been declared over. (Paul Henderson/ Progress)

Outbreaks over at two Chilliwack long-term care homes

Valleyhaven and Sunset Manor both cleared by Fraser Health after staff test positive

Sunset Manor (shown here) in Chilliwack, and Valleyhaven Care Home have both had recent COVID-19 outbreaks, but those have been declared over. (Paul Henderson/ Progress)
Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), along with Free Grace Baptist Church, held in-person services despite the Nov. 19 public health order banning indoor gatherings. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack RCMP confirms investigation of in-person church services

Church services go against most recent public health orders for gatherings

Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), along with Free Grace Baptist Church, held in-person services despite the Nov. 19 public health order banning indoor gatherings. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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)
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.
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 controversial school trustee

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)