Chilliwack Progress Staff

NDP candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, Kelli Paddon, is seen on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 outside the district electoral office at Chilliwack Mall with her family (from left) 13-year-old daughter Rory, husband Drew, and 15-year-old son Nic. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

NDP’s Kelli Paddon is the new MLA for Chilliwack-Kent after mail-in ballot count

Two weeks after Election Day and two days of counting, Paddon unseats incumbent Laurie Throness

NDP candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, Kelli Paddon, is seen on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 outside the district electoral office at Chilliwack Mall with her family (from left) 13-year-old daughter Rory, husband Drew, and 15-year-old son Nic. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Clockwise from top left, Amanda Leduc, David A Robertson and Andrea Warner will be part of the virtual 2020 Fraser Valley Literary Festival on Nov. 20, 2020. (Facebook)

Fraser Valley Literary Festival goes online for 2020

It’ll be a virtual event celebrating writers and readers in the Fraser Valley this year

Clockwise from top left, Amanda Leduc, David A Robertson and Andrea Warner will be part of the virtual 2020 Fraser Valley Literary Festival on Nov. 20, 2020. (Facebook)
God is a Scottish Drag Queen – Pandemic Edition is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Nov. 6, 2020. (Submitted)

Comedian returns with COVID-19 edition show at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Mike Delamont brings show ‘God is a Scottish Drag Queen: Pandemic Edition’ to Chilliwack

God is a Scottish Drag Queen – Pandemic Edition is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Nov. 6, 2020. (Submitted)
Rainfall warning in effect for B.C.’s south coast

Rainfall warning in effect for B.C.’s south coast

Up to 70 millimetres of rain expected into Saturday

Rainfall warning in effect for B.C.’s south coast
Chilliwack RCMP asked for help from the public to locate Joy-Lynn Leon, 42, who was seen on Sept. 23, 2020. (RCMP photo)

Missing Chilliwack woman last seen on Wednesday

Friends and family concerned for Joy-Lynn Leon, 42, who was last seen Sept. 23 on Mary Street

Chilliwack RCMP asked for help from the public to locate Joy-Lynn Leon, 42, who was seen on Sept. 23, 2020. (RCMP photo)
Chris Funk redefines wonder as he combines intuition, influence, and illusion with hilarious comedy to provide witty magic that wows. He’s at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Oct. 9 and 10, 2020. (Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack illusionist Chris Funk brings live magic, music to Cultural Centre

‘You’ll see some creations that have made appearances on some of the largest television shows in the world’

Chris Funk redefines wonder as he combines intuition, influence, and illusion with hilarious comedy to provide witty magic that wows. He’s at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Oct. 9 and 10, 2020. (Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack RCMP say Bruce James Madill was last seen on Sept. 16, 2020 on Paula Crescent in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

Missing Chilliwack man not seen for eight days

Bruce James Madill last known location was on Paula Crescent on Sept. 16

Chilliwack RCMP say Bruce James Madill was last seen on Sept. 16, 2020 on Paula Crescent in Chilliwack. (RCMP)
Still from drone footage over Cultus Lake taken on Sept. 12, 2020. (Next1.tech)

VIDEO: Drone footage of smoky skies over Cultus Lake

Aerial perspective on the scene as bad air quality in the Fraser Valley persists

Still from drone footage over Cultus Lake taken on Sept. 12, 2020. (Next1.tech)
Chilliwack RCMP reminds drivers that Sept. 10, 2020 marks the return of students to schools with school buses on the road and school zone speed limits in effect. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack RCMP remind motorists about school zone speed enforcement

With kids back in school in the Upper Fraser Valley Sept. 10, school zone speed limits in effect

Chilliwack RCMP reminds drivers that Sept. 10, 2020 marks the return of students to schools with school buses on the road and school zone speed limits in effect. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Correctional Service of Canada dog Gustave found a backpack with with illegal drugs, balloons and a football in a field outside Kent Institution in Agassiz on July 5, 2020. (RCMP)

Drug dogs stop Surrey man from sneaking contraband into Kent Institution

Lucy and Gustave find suspect hiding in the grass and a backpack with cocaine, meth, balloons, a football

Correctional Service of Canada dog Gustave found a backpack with with illegal drugs, balloons and a football in a field outside Kent Institution in Agassiz on July 5, 2020. (RCMP)
UPDATE: Missing 30-year-old Chilliwack man located

UPDATE: Missing 30-year-old Chilliwack man located

Police thank public and media for sharing information

UPDATE: Missing 30-year-old Chilliwack man located
Workers organize carts full of plants at DeVry Greenhouses on April 22, 2020. The provincial government has made it easier for people to find and learn about jobs in the agricultural sector with its new B.C. Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)

Government website connects people with agricultural jobs in B.C.

B.C. Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector showcases job vacancies, provides support for employers

Workers organize carts full of plants at DeVry Greenhouses on April 22, 2020. The provincial government has made it easier for people to find and learn about jobs in the agricultural sector with its new B.C. Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)
Charles Henry Klose, 58, was the victim of a homicide in the downtown Chilliwack area on June 6, 2020. (IHIT)

UPDATE: IHIT investigating homicide of 58-year-old Abbotsford man in Chilliwack

Mounties do not believe the killing is related to the ongoing gang conflict in the Lower Mainland

Charles Henry Klose, 58, was the victim of a homicide in the downtown Chilliwack area on June 6, 2020. (IHIT)
University of the Fraser Valley President Joanne MacLean (left) and Dean of Health Science Alastair Hodges (centre) with donor Mary Erickson of Chilliwack on May 13, 2020. Erickson has created a new scholarship for nursing students in the name of her parents. (Submitted photo.)

Nurses acknowledged with new scholarship at UFV

Jackie and Dick Newton’s daughter donates to honour nurses who cared for her parents

University of the Fraser Valley President Joanne MacLean (left) and Dean of Health Science Alastair Hodges (centre) with donor Mary Erickson of Chilliwack on May 13, 2020. Erickson has created a new scholarship for nursing students in the name of her parents. (Submitted photo.)
The Chilliwack Jets will play out of the Sardis Sports Complex, for the 2020/2021 season, it was announced on May 15, 2020. (Supplied image)

Chilliwack awarded new Junior B hockey team

Team name borrowed from a previous Junior B franchise based in Chilliwack from 1965-1971

The Chilliwack Jets will play out of the Sardis Sports Complex, for the 2020/2021 season, it was announced on May 15, 2020. (Supplied image)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the previous board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

Widespread criticism for B.C. school trustee’s COVID-19 conspiracy theory rant

Controversial Chilliwack trustee Barry Neufeld takes aim at Theresa Tam with an anti-LGBTQ tirade

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the previous board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Fraser Health announced that one person has died and there were eight confirmed COVID-19 cases at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack as of May 11, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

One man has died, eight COVID-19 cases now at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack

89-year-old passed away on May 5 as outbreak continues

Fraser Health announced that one person has died and there were eight confirmed COVID-19 cases at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack as of May 11, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Police Services Dog Griff takes a break in a field. On May 2, he came face-to-face with a suspect allegedly breaking into a ranger station in Chilliwack. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack police dog breaks distancing rules to nab suspect

RCMP say Griff begs forgiveness for the social distancing ‘faux paw’ while on police duty

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Police Services Dog Griff takes a break in a field. On May 2, he came face-to-face with a suspect allegedly breaking into a ranger station in Chilliwack. (RCMP photo)
A woman is said to have suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision on Vedder Mountain Road near Giesbrecht Road Saturday morning. Shane MacKichan/Submitted photo

Serious head-on crash closes Vedder Mountain Road in Chilliwack

The road is expected to be closed for several hours after the collision Saturday morning

A woman is said to have suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision on Vedder Mountain Road near Giesbrecht Road Saturday morning. Shane MacKichan/Submitted photo