Jessica Peters

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
BC Election 2020. BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC NDP leader John Horgan, and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)

BC VOTES 2020: Roundup of Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent provincial election candidates

6 names on the ballot for Chilliwack, with 3 for Chilliwack-Kent, possibly more coming

BC Election 2020. BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC NDP leader John Horgan, and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)
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)
Part of the riding map showing Chilliwack-Kent electoral district, courtesy of Elections BC.

Which riding do you live in — Chilliwack or Chilliwack-Kent?

Understanding one small and condensed riding vs. one large and sprawling riding

Part of the riding map showing Chilliwack-Kent electoral district, courtesy of Elections BC.
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)
Premier John Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24. As of Sept. 27, Chilliwack-Kent has three official candidates in the running. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two new candidates for Chilliwack-Kent riding

B.C. NDP and B.C. Greens announce candidates to run against incumbent Throness

Premier John Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24. As of Sept. 27, Chilliwack-Kent has three official candidates in the running. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
Laurie Throness announced his intention to be re-elected in Chilliwack-Kent and was the first candidate in the provincial election to get signs up locally. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. Liberal MLA first to get signs up in Chilliwack-Kent riding

Throness says constituency office currently closed as he prepares to campaign

Laurie Throness announced his intention to be re-elected in Chilliwack-Kent and was the first candidate in the provincial election to get signs up locally. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
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
Premier John Horgan has called a snap election, to be held on Oct. 24. (Progress file photo)

No confirmed candidates in either Chilliwack riding for snap election

Both ridings went to BC Liberals in 2017 but no candidates announced on day election is called

Premier John Horgan has called a snap election, to be held on Oct. 24. (Progress file photo)
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)
Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Sept. 15, 2020 that B.C. will soon have 22 primary care networks, including three in Chilliwack and the Fraser Canyon. (File photo: Malin Jordan)

Three new primary care networks to boost health in Chilliwack, Fraser Canyon

New care networks will comprise 67 health care professionals over 22 First Nations communities

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Sept. 15, 2020 that B.C. will soon have 22 primary care networks, including three in Chilliwack and the Fraser Canyon. (File photo: Malin Jordan)
Sept. 14 to Sept. 20 is the week to support Chilliwack General Hospital by purchasing Smile Cookies from Tim Hortons. (Submitted photo/ Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)

It’s Smile Cookie week and funds raised will support Chilliwack General Hospital

Sweet annual fundraiser organized locally through the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Sept. 14 to Sept. 20 is the week to support Chilliwack General Hospital by purchasing Smile Cookies from Tim Hortons. (Submitted photo/ Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)
Planned giving can be an important part of estate planning, and Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation will be hosting two events to discuss how it works, in both Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative Connection)

Planned giving seminars to be hosted by Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Events in Chilliwack and Abbotsford can be attended in person or by joining online

Planned giving can be an important part of estate planning, and Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation will be hosting two events to discuss how it works, in both Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative Connection)
John Sovereign received his Paul Harris Fellowship from the Chilliwack After Hours Rotary Club on Aug. 22, 2020. Sovereign has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Submitted photo/ Kathy Funk)

Retired Chilliwack priest honoured by Rotary while in palliative care

John Sovereign awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship shortly after terminal cancer diagnosis

John Sovereign received his Paul Harris Fellowship from the Chilliwack After Hours Rotary Club on Aug. 22, 2020. Sovereign has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Submitted photo/ Kathy Funk)