Jenna Hauck

Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. She found out on March 14 that Sunwing will be reimbursing her the full amount of her trip. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sunwing to fully reimburse Chilliwack woman, 94, who was abandoned at airport

After hearing Rachele Jamieson’s ‘horror’ story, Sunwing has agreed to pay her back

Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. She found out on March 14 that Sunwing will be reimbursing her the full amount of her trip. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People in Chilliwack take part in the Just Transition Climate Rally outside MP Mark Strahl’s office on Saturday, March 12, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: ‘Just Transition’ climate rally in Chilliwack calls for action to move into green economy

Rally included mock press conference with ideas for how to transition off fossil fuels

People in Chilliwack take part in the Just Transition Climate Rally outside MP Mark Strahl’s office on Saturday, March 12, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A painted lady butterfly rests on a flower after being released by a class of kindergarten students in Chilliwack in 2007. Monday, March 14, 2022 is Learn About Butterflies Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of March 13 to 19

Learn About Butterflies Day, World Sleep Day, No Selfies Day all coming up this week

A painted lady butterfly rests on a flower after being released by a class of kindergarten students in Chilliwack in 2007. Monday, March 14, 2022 is Learn About Butterflies Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The items include one Secure Digital (SD) card, five cell phones, and 418.3 grams of shatter (cannabis concentrate). The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $227,000. (Correctional Service of Canada)

$227,000 worth of contraband seized at Kent Institution in Agassiz

Cannabis concentrate known as ‘shatter’ plus cell phones were some of items seized

The items include one Secure Digital (SD) card, five cell phones, and 418.3 grams of shatter (cannabis concentrate). The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $227,000. (Correctional Service of Canada)
Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. She is seen here three days after the incident in her Chilliwack home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘I yelled and screamed’: Chilliwack woman, 94, abandoned at airport following Sunwing flight

Rachele Jamieson shares ‘horror’ story of being left alone at 3 a.m. after returning home from Cuba

Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. She is seen here three days after the incident in her Chilliwack home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Harrison boy with autism fundraises for guide dog charity through canine cookie sales

Ryder Newhouse donating half proceeds from ‘Tommy’s Choice’ dog treats to help train puppy Juniper

Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ian Tillie was last seen on Thursday, March 3 at the Tim Hortons in the 45800-block of Yale Road in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

Body of missing 69-year-old Chilliwack man found

‘Very difficult and sad way to end search’ of Ian Tillie, says Chilliwack RCMP

Ian Tillie was last seen on Thursday, March 3 at the Tim Hortons in the 45800-block of Yale Road in Chilliwack. (RCMP)
Fourteen rainbow birds, some seen here on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, were installed on the clock tower at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Rainbow-coloured birds on Chilliwack clock tower represent belonging, says artist

14 colourful pigeons part of international public art piece installed at Five Corners in Chilliwack

Fourteen rainbow birds, some seen here on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, were installed on the clock tower at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Decoys like this juvenile grizzly bear are used in the wildlife attack training scenarios for the conservation officers. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Predator attack scenarios prepare B.C. conservation officers for real-life calls

Attacks ‘extremely rare’ but officers need to be prepared, says CO during training in Chilliwack

Decoys like this juvenile grizzly bear are used in the wildlife attack training scenarios for the conservation officers. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Emergency crews were called to the end of Gill Road for an ATV rollover on Saturday, March 5, 2022. (Google Maps)
Emergency crews were called to the end of Gill Road for an ATV rollover on Saturday, March 5, 2022. (Google Maps)
Loaded guns plus suspected cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl were seized by Chilliwack RCMP during a search warrant at an Oak Street residence on Feb. 24. (RCMP)

RCMP seize illegal guns, drugs from Chilliwack residence near 2 childcare centres and park

Search warrant results in seizure of suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl in Chilliwack

Loaded guns plus suspected cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl were seized by Chilliwack RCMP during a search warrant at an Oak Street residence on Feb. 24. (RCMP)
Bagpipers march in a Remembrance Day ceremony in Chilliwack on Nov. 11, 2019. Thursday, March 10, 2022 is International Bagpipe Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of March 6 to 12

International Bagpipe Day, Wash Your Nose Day, Be Nasty Day all coming up this week

Bagpipers march in a Remembrance Day ceremony in Chilliwack on Nov. 11, 2019. Thursday, March 10, 2022 is International Bagpipe Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Conceptual artist Krista Kilvert (left) chats with Sylvie Roussel-Janssens during the opening reception for Kilvert’s installation ‘Day After Day After Day After Day’ at the Chilliwack Museum on Feb. 24. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack art installation replicates billowing mass of garbage from overconsumption

Krista Kilvert’s work a ‘dizzying’ reminder that folks can make positive change: Chilliwack Museum curator

Conceptual artist Krista Kilvert (left) chats with Sylvie Roussel-Janssens during the opening reception for Kilvert’s installation ‘Day After Day After Day After Day’ at the Chilliwack Museum on Feb. 24. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times file)

List of Fraser Valley Regional Library events coming up for March

Science during spring break, Thor trivia are some of the upcoming virtual events

Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times file)
Recovering addict Mike Kappeler just released the first episode in his TV series called Recovery Life which focuses on the positive side of recovery in an addict’s or alcoholic’s life. He is seen here in downtown Chilliwack on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Former Chilliwack addict releases first ‘Recovery Life’ TV episode

TV series shares ‘amazing and uplifting stories’ of recovery, says Mike Kappeler

Recovering addict Mike Kappeler just released the first episode in his TV series called Recovery Life which focuses on the positive side of recovery in an addict’s or alcoholic’s life. He is seen here in downtown Chilliwack on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Members with the Soroptimist International Club of Chilliwack speak with Chilliwack Secondary students as part of the Dream It, Be It program at the school on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Soroptimist club helps teen girls achieve career goals with ‘Dream It, Be It’

Career-support program aims to help female students with post-secondary goals

Members with the Soroptimist International Club of Chilliwack speak with Chilliwack Secondary students as part of the Dream It, Be It program at the school on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A mother miniature pot-bellied pig and her female piglet are seen at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. Tuesday, March 1, 2022 is Pig Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Feb. 27 to March 5

Pig Day, Canadian Bacon Day, and If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day all coming up this week

A mother miniature pot-bellied pig and her female piglet are seen at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. Tuesday, March 1, 2022 is Pig Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Krista Fox starts her 17.5-kilometre journey from Squiala First Nation to Cheam First Nation as part of a cross-Canada walk on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. She, along with Lindsey Bishop, both of Saskatchewan, are doing the 7,426-kilometre walk to raise awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Women walking across Canada to raise awareness for MMIW pass through Chilliwack

‘Maybe it’ll stir up some tips to help bring our girls home,’ says Krista Fox

Krista Fox starts her 17.5-kilometre journey from Squiala First Nation to Cheam First Nation as part of a cross-Canada walk on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. She, along with Lindsey Bishop, both of Saskatchewan, are doing the 7,426-kilometre walk to raise awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
‘Poppies By The Lake’ by Sharyn Olfert.

‘Power of Colour’ exhibition brightens Chilliwack Cultural Centre art gallery

Juried show by Fraser Valley Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists on display until April

‘Poppies By The Lake’ by Sharyn Olfert.
Const. Aaron Courtney hold a portrait of his late police dog Koda at his home in Chilliwack on Feb. 17, 2022. He, along with partner Sgt. Jason Martens and their wives started Support Retired Legends, a business which raises money for a charity called Ned’s Wish which provides financial support to help pay for the medical bills of retired service dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Former Chilliwack K9 handler injured in hit-and-run now raising funds to help retired police dogs

Const. Aaron Courtney and partner bring pop-up shop to Chilliwack so folks can support retired K9s

Const. Aaron Courtney hold a portrait of his late police dog Koda at his home in Chilliwack on Feb. 17, 2022. He, along with partner Sgt. Jason Martens and their wives started Support Retired Legends, a business which raises money for a charity called Ned’s Wish which provides financial support to help pay for the medical bills of retired service dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)