Jessica Peters

Chilliwack Search and Rescue and Chilliwack RCMP on the Vedder Rotary Trail in the morning on May 12, 2020 after a body of a person that went missing a day prior was recovered in the Vedder River. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Body of 22-year-old man from India recovered from Vedder River in Chilliwack

Young man was swimming in the the river with friends Monday when he went under

Chilliwack Search and Rescue and Chilliwack RCMP on the Vedder Rotary Trail in the morning on May 12, 2020 after a body of a person that went missing a day prior was recovered in the Vedder River. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl has concerns about the Liberal firearms regulations announced May 1, including the timing. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack-Hope MP calls Liberal firearms regulations ‘cowardly and underhanded’

MP Mark Strahl questions timing and effectiveness of banning certain firearms

  • May 1, 2020
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl has concerns about the Liberal firearms regulations announced May 1, including the timing. (Black Press file)
Supporters of Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry placed signs around The Farm Store in Yarrow, which is connected to the poultry processing plant. The store remains open, while the plant is currently closed due to COVID-19. (Facebook photo)

Fraser Valley poultry processing plant ordered to remain closed due to COVID-19

Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry says it’s ‘taking a breather’ while store, office remain open

  • May 1, 2020
Supporters of Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry placed signs around The Farm Store in Yarrow, which is connected to the poultry processing plant. The store remains open, while the plant is currently closed due to COVID-19. (Facebook photo)
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)
UPDATE: Chilliwack RCMP identify missing, potentially armed man

UPDATE: Chilliwack RCMP identify missing, potentially armed man

David McCullum, 39, was driving a Toyota Tacoma and RCMP say his intentions are unknown

UPDATE: Chilliwack RCMP identify missing, potentially armed man
The Sgouraditis family from Chilliwack has come up with a unique way to raise money for a local non-profit. The kids will be cutting their dad’s hair via a Zoom tutorial with a local hair salon, and the more money they raise, the wackier the haircut will be. (YouTube image)

VIDEO: Trio of Chilliwack boys ready to shave dad’s head for charity

The Sgouraditis family has found a creative way to help local organization that feeds students

  • Apr 16, 2020
The Sgouraditis family from Chilliwack has come up with a unique way to raise money for a local non-profit. The kids will be cutting their dad’s hair via a Zoom tutorial with a local hair salon, and the more money they raise, the wackier the haircut will be. (YouTube image)
Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are all part of the beauty at the Chilliwack Tulip Festival. The 2020 season of tulip festivals in Abbotsford and Chilliwack has been cancelled due to limits on large gatherings for COVID-19. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley’s tulips fields off limits to visitors due to COVID-19

Abbotsford and Chilliwack tulip farmers have announced their festival season won’t go ahead

Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are all part of the beauty at the Chilliwack Tulip Festival. The 2020 season of tulip festivals in Abbotsford and Chilliwack has been cancelled due to limits on large gatherings for COVID-19. (Submitted photo)
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UFV student nurses offering respite to frontline nurses, care aides

Website helping to match volunteers with those who need help with daily errands

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Parents teaching their French language children have new resources available online for support. (Submitted photo)

Association launches French-language games, online tools for families learning at home

Games, culture and vocabulary included in new virtual resources

Parents teaching their French language children have new resources available online for support. (Submitted photo)
Ethan Fleming is fighting cancer for the second time in his life. He is about to undergo a stem cell transplant, with cells harvested from his 17-year-old sister. (Submitted photo)

B.C. teen donating stem cells for brother’s second fight with cancer

Chilliwack’s Fleming family appealing to the public to look into stem cell donation

Ethan Fleming is fighting cancer for the second time in his life. He is about to undergo a stem cell transplant, with cells harvested from his 17-year-old sister. (Submitted photo)
People from all over have sent in videos of them singing into their cameras, all in an effort to stay connected through music and the spirit of fun. The Facebook page was started by a man in Chilliwack.

‘Coronaoke’ hits high note among self-isolating crowd thanks to B.C. man

People sharing fun videos on social media to combat social isolation during coronavirus pandemic

People from all over have sent in videos of them singing into their cameras, all in an effort to stay connected through music and the spirit of fun. The Facebook page was started by a man in Chilliwack.
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Navigating working from home during these pandemic times

This is a chance to work in the best conditions possible. In your sweat pants, on your couch.

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19

Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19

While coronavirus presents higher risk to immune compromised, cancer treatment remains important

Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19
It was an all-weekend event in Hope for the annual South Coast Women’s Hockey League Championship last year. This year’s championship will not go ahead, as all Hockey Canada events have been nixed for the season due to the coronavirus. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press file)

South Coast Women’s provincial hockey tournament cancelled

Hope Arena was set to host teams once again in late March

It was an all-weekend event in Hope for the annual South Coast Women’s Hockey League Championship last year. This year’s championship will not go ahead, as all Hockey Canada events have been nixed for the season due to the coronavirus. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press file)
There are 16 teams in Hope until March 1, competing in the BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Curling provincials start with strong showing by Victoria teams

Sixteen teams competing in Hope for chance to represent B.C. at nationals

There are 16 teams in Hope until March 1, competing in the BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Tom DeSorcy emceed the opening ceremony for the BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship on Wednesday (Feb. 26) at the Hope Curling Club. The championship will wrap up on March 1. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

VIDEO: B.C.’s mixed doubles starts with ceremonial rock throw in Hope

Sixteen teams will compete over five days for opportunity to move on nationals in Manitoba

Tom DeSorcy emceed the opening ceremony for the BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship on Wednesday (Feb. 26) at the Hope Curling Club. The championship will wrap up on March 1. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Tim Helmer sits in the Hope Starbucks, looking over photos he took while he was trapped in his car in a mudslide for hours. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Man describes being ‘clobbered’ by mudslide up rural Hope road

Tim Helmer woke to his car spinning in the dark, with debris and water flowing over windshield

Tim Helmer sits in the Hope Starbucks, looking over photos he took while he was trapped in his car in a mudslide for hours. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit was called to the Hope RCMP detachment on Jan. 31, to deal with a war artifact brought in by someone in the community. (RCMP photo)

Battery from Second World War causes evacuation at B.C. RCMP detachment

Detonation unit deployed to deal with potentially explosive war artifact

  • Feb 4, 2020
The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit was called to the Hope RCMP detachment on Jan. 31, to deal with a war artifact brought in by someone in the community. (RCMP photo)
The red pointer shows the approximate area where a body was discovered, along the edge of Silverhope Creek in Hope on Sunday, Feb. 2. Police and the BC Coroners Service are investigating. (Google Maps)

Body found near river in small Lower Mainland town

Deceased has yet to be identified as coroner begins investigation of body found in Silverhope Creek

The red pointer shows the approximate area where a body was discovered, along the edge of Silverhope Creek in Hope on Sunday, Feb. 2. Police and the BC Coroners Service are investigating. (Google Maps)