Jessica Peters

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)
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 Metro Vancouver

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

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)

B.C. 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)
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)
Two of the wider “fingers” of the dock structure at Main Beach were closed by the Cultus Lake Parks Board on July 23, 2020, likely for the duration of the summer. The rest of the dock space is open for use. (Cultus Lake Community Association photo)

Parks board closes ‘trouble spots’ at Cultus Lake amid concerns of COVID-19 spread

Officials erect barrier fencing at popular gathering spots for youth, ready to issue to $200 fines

Two of the wider “fingers” of the dock structure at Main Beach were closed by the Cultus Lake Parks Board on July 23, 2020, likely for the duration of the summer. The rest of the dock space is open for use. (Cultus Lake Community Association photo)
There is a new phone scam telling people they have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. The caller asks for a home address, and credit card information for a $50 testing kit to be shipped out. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Phone call scammers now preying on COVID-19 fears

Fake contact tracers asking for credit card information for $50 testing kit to be mailed out

There is a new phone scam telling people they have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. The caller asks for a home address, and credit card information for a $50 testing kit to be shipped out. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The Chilliwack School Board opened up their online Zoom meeting to the public via a webinar option on May 28, 2020. (Zoom screenshot)

Tips on how to combat Zoom call fatigue

Video conferences leading to a new kind of screen fatigue due to physical distancing efforts

The Chilliwack School Board opened up their online Zoom meeting to the public via a webinar option on May 28, 2020. (Zoom screenshot)
The Canada Post logo is seen on the outside the company’s Pacific Processing Centre, in Richmond, B.C., on June 1, 2017. A contract driver in Chilliwack has tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada Post confirms COVID-19 case in Chilliwack

Worker is a contracted driver out of downtown depot and post office

  • Jun 26, 2020
The Canada Post logo is seen on the outside the company’s Pacific Processing Centre, in Richmond, B.C., on June 1, 2017. A contract driver in Chilliwack has tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jody Clark and her husband Aaron Moser have had visits along Zero Avenue under the watchful eye of border patrol officers. (Submitted)

Cross-border newlyweds separated by COVID-19 pandemic

Peace Arch Park closure has couple wondering when they’ll hold each other again

  • Jun 25, 2020
Jody Clark and her husband Aaron Moser have had visits along Zero Avenue under the watchful eye of border patrol officers. (Submitted)
The original Bedrock City in Bridal Falls, outside of Chilliwack. (Youtube image)

VIDEO: YouTube series explores Dinotown history

Theme park opened in 1975 and used dinosaurs from Maple Ridge attraction

  • Jun 23, 2020
The original Bedrock City in Bridal Falls, outside of Chilliwack. (Youtube image)
The original Bedrock City in Bridal Falls, outside of Chilliwack. (Youtube image)

VIDEO: YouTube series explores Dinotown history

Theme park opened in 1975 and used dinosaurs from Maple Ridge attraction

The original Bedrock City in Bridal Falls, outside of Chilliwack. (Youtube image)
Nursing students from the University of the Fraser Valley have pledged on camera to fight against racism in their roles as nurses in the community. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Student nurses at UFV film commitment to fight racism in health care

Nursing students create film to show support for those who are discriminated against

  • Jun 19, 2020
Nursing students from the University of the Fraser Valley have pledged on camera to fight against racism in their roles as nurses in the community. (Screenshot)
It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
B.C. school held ‘Slave Day’ in 2009, selling students to other students

B.C. school held ‘Slave Day’ in 2009, selling students to other students

Leadership students carried books, wrestled for an audience for school fundraiser

B.C. school held ‘Slave Day’ in 2009, selling students to other students
Reporting frog sightings in Fraser Valley helping conservancy biologists

Reporting frog sightings in Fraser Valley helping conservancy biologists

Group’s aim is to track Northern Pacific Treefrogs before they become species-at-risk

  • Jun 9, 2020
Reporting frog sightings in Fraser Valley helping conservancy biologists
Home-sewn masks help people contain their own droplets, but before going out, ensure a secure fit and don’t fiddle with it or touch your face until you return and remove it. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Chilliwack teachers, assistants concerned with lack of PPE guidelines ahead of school reopening

As schools get ready to open, many worry measures won’t be enough to protect students from COVID-19

  • May 28, 2020
Home-sewn masks help people contain their own droplets, but before going out, ensure a secure fit and don’t fiddle with it or touch your face until you return and remove it. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. Neufeld has gotten into hot water with another Facebook post recently, setting his sites on Dr. Theresa Tam. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)

Chilliwack school board censures trustee Barry Neufeld after controversial Facebook post

Board chair issues statement on censure but little else regarding Facebook post controversy

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. Neufeld has gotten into hot water with another Facebook post recently, setting his sites on Dr. Theresa Tam. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)
Chilliwack’s Mary Hnatiw says that winning $500,000 from the May 1, 2020 Lotto Max draw feels ‘Extra’ special. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)

Chilliwack grandma says $500,000 Lotto Max win is ‘Extra’ special

‘I will celebrate at home and share the rest with my kids and grandkids’

Chilliwack’s Mary Hnatiw says that winning $500,000 from the May 1, 2020 Lotto Max draw feels ‘Extra’ special. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)

Controversial Chilliwack school trustee offers public apology for anti-LGBTQ Facebook post

Board member Barry Neufeld said he ‘deeply regrets’ post about WHO and Dr. Theresa Tam

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)