Jessica Peters

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)
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)
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)
The voting station mimicked a real voting station in Nicole Choi’s classroom at Chilliwack middle school on Oct. 22, 2020, where students had to show their ID (student cards), be checked off a list, and mark a secret ballot behind a screen. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. students choose NDP majority in mock election

More than 90,000 youth took part in school-based election process

The voting station mimicked a real voting station in Nicole Choi’s classroom at Chilliwack middle school on Oct. 22, 2020, where students had to show their ID (student cards), be checked off a list, and mark a secret ballot behind a screen. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Mount Cheam closes for COVID-19 isolation measures, moving to online learning

School principal confirms coronavirus exposure led to staffing reduction and need to close

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. government photo)

Unnamed school in Fraser Health region closed due to COVID-19

Closure announced by Dr. Bonnie Henry during daily briefing

B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. government photo)
Laurie Throness has resigned as a candidate for the 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, as of Oct. 15, 2020. The announcement came from BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson.

UPDATE: BC Liberals cut ties with Chilliwack-Kent candidate Throness

Fellow candidates speak out on Throness’s departure from the campaign trail as BC Liberal

Laurie Throness has resigned as a candidate for the 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, as of Oct. 15, 2020. The announcement came from BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson.
Laurie Throness, BC Liberal candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, said free birth control was like eugenics, and he didn’t approve of it. BC Liberal party leader Andrew Wilkinson has shot back on Twitter on Oct. 15, 2020 saying the candidate, and 7-year MLA is wrong for saying this. (Screenshot)

UPDATE: BC Liberal leader rebukes Laurie Throness comparing free birth control to eugenics

NDP’s Selina Robinson calls Chilliwack-Kent candidate’s words ‘so disrespectful to women that I’m outraged’

Laurie Throness, BC Liberal candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, said free birth control was like eugenics, and he didn’t approve of it. BC Liberal party leader Andrew Wilkinson has shot back on Twitter on Oct. 15, 2020 saying the candidate, and 7-year MLA is wrong for saying this. (Screenshot)
Candidates for the 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding met up for an All Candidates Meeting on Oct. 14. The first question for the panel dealt with LGBTQ+ legislation, a hot topic in the riding. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Throness defends himself on conversion therapy during Chilliwack-Kent meeting

BC Liberal candidate: ‘I decry and oppose any course of practice to try to change another’s identity’

Candidates for the 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding met up for an All Candidates Meeting on Oct. 14. The first question for the panel dealt with LGBTQ+ legislation, a hot topic in the riding. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
A fallen tree lays on top a car parked on Nowell Street near Chilliwack Central Road on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 during a wind storm in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Trees hit parked car, RV on Highway 1 near Chilliwack during major windstorm

No serious injuries reported but traffic stopped for cleanup efforts

A fallen tree lays on top a car parked on Nowell Street near Chilliwack Central Road on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 during a wind storm in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: Chilliwack mourning loss of two young women in Ballam Road crash

VIDEO: Chilliwack mourning loss of two young women in Ballam Road crash

Family and friends have identified those who have died and one who is clinging to life in hospital

VIDEO: Chilliwack mourning loss of two young women in Ballam Road crash
VIDEO: Two young women die in rollover crash into Fraser River in Chilliwack

VIDEO: Two young women die in rollover crash into Fraser River in Chilliwack

Crash site at same location where memorial stands for two who died in 2016

VIDEO: Two young women die in rollover crash into Fraser River in Chilliwack
Sam Rytter paints a parking bollard in front of a strip of businesses off Mill Street on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. He’s been volunteering with elbow grease for the past several Sundays to spruce up downtown Chilliwack. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Volunteer cleaning crew using elbow grease to improve downtown Chilliwack

Sunday morning cleaning sessions tackle drug mess, excrement, chipping paint around business area

Sam Rytter paints a parking bollard in front of a strip of businesses off Mill Street on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. He’s been volunteering with elbow grease for the past several Sundays to spruce up downtown Chilliwack. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Hervey Blois of Chilliwack, a retired veteran, has won half a million dollars and hopes to restore his ‘59 Chevy Impala. (Photo/ Playnow.com)

Chilliwack man hoping to restore ‘59 Chevy with big lottery win

Hervey Blois, a retired veteran, says he’s ‘dumbstruck’ by $500,000 win on lottery website

Hervey Blois of Chilliwack, a retired veteran, has won half a million dollars and hopes to restore his ‘59 Chevy Impala. (Photo/ Playnow.com)
The COVID-19 testing site in Chilliwack was seeing an obvious surge in demand on Monday morning (Sept. 21, 2020) with a lineup that wrapped around the block. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress file)

Fraser Health confirms expanded COVID-19 testing services coming

Long lines, several days waiting list as demand for testing surges in region

The COVID-19 testing site in Chilliwack was seeing an obvious surge in demand on Monday morning (Sept. 21, 2020) with a lineup that wrapped around the block. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress file)
Environment Canada says blue skies are returning to the Fraser Valley this week, beginning Sept. 28, 2020. The last few weeks have included both heavy smoke and rain. (Langley Advance Times files)

Sunny skies ahead for Fraser Valley this week

Rain and smoke nowhere in the forecast after weeks of weather alerts

Environment Canada says blue skies are returning to the Fraser Valley this week, beginning Sept. 28, 2020. The last few weeks have included both heavy smoke and rain. (Langley Advance Times files)
Neighbour’s quick actions save dogs and home in Chilliwack townhouse fire

Neighbour’s quick actions save dogs and home in Chilliwack townhouse fire

Neighbour heard fire alarm and called 911 and rescued dogs from unit on fire

Neighbour’s quick actions save dogs and home in Chilliwack townhouse fire
COVID-19 testing lineup wraps around block in Chilliwack

COVID-19 testing lineup wraps around block in Chilliwack

Testing lineup includes seniors, children and their parents as demand seems to surge

COVID-19 testing lineup wraps around block in Chilliwack
Abbotsford’s Jacob Bredenhof (right) rides with Darrell Fox between Abbotsford and Hope on Sept. 19, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Young Abbotsford cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

Abbotsford’s Jacob Bredenhof (right) rides with Darrell Fox between Abbotsford and Hope on Sept. 19, 2020. (Submitted photo)
A program has been set up to help families in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley with purchasing food and cleaning supplies. (Submitted image/ Parent Support Services Society of BC)

B.C. families financially affected by pandemic eligible for grocery gift cards

Program open to struggling families in Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley communities

A program has been set up to help families in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley with purchasing food and cleaning supplies. (Submitted image/ Parent Support Services Society of BC)