Jessica Peters

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl responded to the fiscal snapshot on July 8, 2020. (Black Press file)

Fraser Valley area MPs appointed to O’Toole’s shadow cabinet

Mark Strahl and Brad Vis join official opposition cabinet in labour, housing respectively

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl responded to the fiscal snapshot on July 8, 2020. (Black Press file)
A student walks off the bus at a school in Montreal, on Monday, August 31, 2020. (Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

OPINION: Parents reminded to stay calm behind wheel as school starts

Stressful pandemic situation could exacerbate traffic issues, says BCAA

A student walks off the bus at a school in Montreal, on Monday, August 31, 2020. (Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)
Blue Sky Canada Smoke Forecasting System is showing that local smoke is coming from fires in Washington, in forecast modeling from Sept. 8, 2020 (Blue Sky Canada)

Smoky Skies Alert issued for southern B.C. due to fires in Washington

Forecasting model illustrates drifting smoke hundreds of miles from fires

Blue Sky Canada Smoke Forecasting System is showing that local smoke is coming from fires in Washington, in forecast modeling from Sept. 8, 2020 (Blue Sky Canada)
An SUV on fire in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 near the No. 3 Road exit, between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Sept. 8, 2020. (Facebook/Dee Hiles)

Vehicle fire slowing traffic between Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Fire is in westbound lanes at No. 3 Road, fire crews on scene

An SUV on fire in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 near the No. 3 Road exit, between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Sept. 8, 2020. (Facebook/Dee Hiles)
Adam Wilkie, front, and his son Xander Wilkie spent the night on the face of Slesse Mountain near Chilliwack on Aug. 30, 2020 after the elder Wilkie suffered a fall. (Submitted/ Adam Wilkie)

Climber tells tale of rescue from Mt. Slesse

‘We had ledges about the size of dinner plates that we were sitting on’

Adam Wilkie, front, and his son Xander Wilkie spent the night on the face of Slesse Mountain near Chilliwack on Aug. 30, 2020 after the elder Wilkie suffered a fall. (Submitted/ Adam Wilkie)
Debra Krol, owner of Tiny Tinkles Music Studio in Chilliwack, has written and recorded a song to help encourage kids to wash their hands and physically distance due to COVID-19. (Youtube)

VIDEO: Chilliwack music teacher pens children’s song about COVID-19

Debra Krol hopes to spread a fun message about handwashing and staying safe during the pandemic

Debra Krol, owner of Tiny Tinkles Music Studio in Chilliwack, has written and recorded a song to help encourage kids to wash their hands and physically distance due to COVID-19. (Youtube)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather warning for Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for Labour Day Monday, Sept. 7. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Labour Day Monday to bring heavy wind gusts to Fraser Valley

Environment Canada calls for gusty outflow winds up to 70 km/hr

Environment Canada has issued a special weather warning for Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for Labour Day Monday, Sept. 7. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Audrey Vanderhoek, an RN who lives in Chilliwack pictured here on Aug. 22, 2020, wants people to know that COVID-19 doesn’t stop affecting people after the acute phase of the illness. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack nurse one of countless COVID-19 survivors looking for answers

‘I would be considered one of the completely healed cases in terms of statistics’

Audrey Vanderhoek, an RN who lives in Chilliwack pictured here on Aug. 22, 2020, wants people to know that COVID-19 doesn’t stop affecting people after the acute phase of the illness. (Submitted photo)
Weston and his father Glen Abel, in a family photo posted on a GoFundMe page. Weston, aged 5, died on Aug. 18, 2020. (GoFundMe)

Two fundraisers set up in wake of young Chilliwack boy’s death

GoFundMe fundraisers created for future bursary, counselling for those who witnessed tragic accident

Weston and his father Glen Abel, in a family photo posted on a GoFundMe page. Weston, aged 5, died on Aug. 18, 2020. (GoFundMe)
The boy who died Tuesday while out for a hike while at preschool has been identified, by his father Glen Abel, as five-year-old Weston. (Facebook)

Five-year-old boy killed by fallen tree in Chilliwack identified by father

Weston ‘brought such happiness and passion to this world,’ dad Glen Abel said

The boy who died Tuesday while out for a hike while at preschool has been identified, by his father Glen Abel, as five-year-old Weston. (Facebook)
Boston Tuninga, with the Chilliwack Park Society, scrapes away debris down to the soil at a new trail at the Chilliwack Community Forest on Aug. 12, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Trailbuilding together at Chilliwack Community Forest

Groups come together to create a new mountain biking space at popular trail system

Boston Tuninga, with the Chilliwack Park Society, scrapes away debris down to the soil at a new trail at the Chilliwack Community Forest on Aug. 12, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
The Vedder Rotary Trail was one location of a reported armed robbery on Aug. 20, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Two Chilliwack armed robberies likely connected, say RCMP

Two separate robberies involved man allegedly brandishing a gun

The Vedder Rotary Trail was one location of a reported armed robbery on Aug. 20, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Chilliwack Museum is offering free one-year memberships to newcomers to Chilliwack. (File photo)

Chilliwack museum looking for public feedback on exhibits

Online survey will help drive three-year plan for future exhibit possibilities

The Chilliwack Museum is offering free one-year memberships to newcomers to Chilliwack. (File photo)
Cultus Lake Golf Club teamed up with Windward Lavender to raise money for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation throughout the summer of 2020. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)

Lavender hand sanitizer sale raises cash for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Golf course and lavender farm partner up to support health care in the Fraser Valley

Cultus Lake Golf Club teamed up with Windward Lavender to raise money for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation throughout the summer of 2020. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)
BC Liberal party members in an undated photo from Facebook, including newly resigned Chilliwack-Kent Liberal Party riding association president Susan Mathies, former BC Liberal cabinet member John Les, Langley-East MLA Rich Coleman, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness and BC Liberal Regional Organizer Bruce Burley. (Facebook)

Chilliwack-Kent Liberal riding association president resigns

Susan Mathies resignation follows MLA Laurie Throness LGBTQ controversies

BC Liberal party members in an undated photo from Facebook, including newly resigned Chilliwack-Kent Liberal Party riding association president Susan Mathies, former BC Liberal cabinet member John Les, Langley-East MLA Rich Coleman, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness and BC Liberal Regional Organizer Bruce Burley. (Facebook)
Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz as the band made sure the crowd was entertained, at a concert in Vernon in 2018. (Tobias Frederiksen/Vernon Morning Star file)

Chilliwack Fair kicks off tonight with local talent

Todd Richard and Appaloosa to hit the stage for drive-in concert at fairgrounds

Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz as the band made sure the crowd was entertained, at a concert in Vernon in 2018. (Tobias Frederiksen/Vernon Morning Star file)
A barn on Castleman Road in Chilliwack was destroyed by fire on Aug. 7, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack chicken barn destroyed by fire

Chickens saved from blaze as firefighters work to control large fire

A barn on Castleman Road in Chilliwack was destroyed by fire on Aug. 7, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A man being transferred from the Medevac helicopter to Royal Columbian Hospital after being airlifted from Harrison Hot Springs on August 5, 2020. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Three men face attempted murder charges after Harrison Hot Springs stabbing

Man, 24, sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries following attack Wednesday

A man being transferred from the Medevac helicopter to Royal Columbian Hospital after being airlifted from Harrison Hot Springs on August 5, 2020. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Traverse, a new and unique substance abuse treatment residence for youth, is just about ready to open. It was first announced in 2018, and will be the first of its kind in the Fraser Health region. It has 20 beds, recreational areas and a team of health professionals. Aug. 6, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

New treatment centre for addicted youth opening in Chilliwack

Facility ready to support up to 20 youth with substance-use challenges

Traverse, a new and unique substance abuse treatment residence for youth, is just about ready to open. It was first announced in 2018, and will be the first of its kind in the Fraser Health region. It has 20 beds, recreational areas and a team of health professionals. Aug. 6, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Crossing Park and the designated area where alcohol consumption will be allowed started August 18, 2020 as part of a pilot project. (City of Chilliwack)

Drinking in two city parks to be allowed by Chilliwack council

Crossing and Vedder Park both designated for pilot project that encourages responsible drinking

Crossing Park and the designated area where alcohol consumption will be allowed started August 18, 2020 as part of a pilot project. (City of Chilliwack)