Jessica Peters

Lisa Ellis plays with her 15-month-old grandson Stirling on March 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Kidney recipient ready to enjoy ‘new lease on life’

Chilliwack’s Lisa Ellis recovering well after life-saving surgey

Lisa Ellis plays with her 15-month-old grandson Stirling on March 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kent Harrison Search and Rescue helped rescue two people after an ATV rolled over near Clear Creek Hot Springs on Saturday, March 27. (Submitted photo)

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue crew assists after ATV rollover

Two rescued following rollover accident near popular Clear Creek Hot Springs site

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue helped rescue two people after an ATV rolled over near Clear Creek Hot Springs on Saturday, March 27. (Submitted photo)
Cousins Lisa Ellis and Brian Nimmo spend time together on March 9, 2021 before their surgery. On March 12, Nimmo donated one of his kidneys to Ellis. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Guardian angel’ gives kidney to cousin

Chilliwack woman knew 21 years ago she would need a transplant one day, and that day has come

Cousins Lisa Ellis and Brian Nimmo spend time together on March 9, 2021 before their surgery. On March 12, Nimmo donated one of his kidneys to Ellis. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is shown at a vaccine clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

5 new COVID vaccination clinics open up in Fraser Health with 4 more on the way

Fraser Health opens five large COVID-19 immunization clinics with four more to come

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is shown at a vaccine clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Outbreak over at Chilliwack General Hospital, announces Fraser Health

COVID-19 outbreak isolated in one unit and involved five initial people

Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack in 2017. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress File)

Fraser Health issues overdose alert in Chilliwack

Overdoses have increased over past 24 hours, possibly due to benzodiazepine in fentanyl

Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack in 2017. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress File)
Jeevan Singh Sull, 61, of Abbotsford was injured on March 3, 2021 and died on March 14. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) released his name on March 21 and appealed to the public for more information on what they believe was a targeted attack. (Submitted/IHIT)

IHIT releases name of victim in Abbotsford homicide investigation

Investigators looking for more information relating to death of 61-year-old Jeevan Sull

Jeevan Singh Sull, 61, of Abbotsford was injured on March 3, 2021 and died on March 14. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) released his name on March 21 and appealed to the public for more information on what they believe was a targeted attack. (Submitted/IHIT)
Harvest Cafe on Mill Street has created a new donut to celebrate the Disney film Flora and Ulysses, which was filmed in part at the Chilliwack eatery. (Submitted photo)

Nutty doughnut at Chilliwack cafe celebrates release of Disney film

Harvest Cafe was used for a set in recently released family film, Flora & Ulysses

Harvest Cafe on Mill Street has created a new donut to celebrate the Disney film Flora and Ulysses, which was filmed in part at the Chilliwack eatery. (Submitted photo)
Emergency personnel tend to a rolled over vehicle on Highway 1 westbound west of Yale Road West on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/ PHOTOS: Luxury car rollover on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

All occupants reportedly out of vehicle as emergency crews arrive on scene

Emergency personnel tend to a rolled over vehicle on Highway 1 westbound west of Yale Road West on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Winter driving, no date. Photo credit: ICBC

Heavy snow, rain expected over southern B.C. highway summits tonight

Visibility issues and difficult driving likely on Coquihalla and Allison Pass Sunday through Monday

Winter driving, no date. Photo credit: ICBC
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Hours being extended at most Fraser Valley library locations

Local libraries to be open an extra hour in the evening on weekdays

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A fire tore through Delair Court in Abbotsford in the early morning of Feb. 14, 2021. (John Morrow/ Black Press)

UPDATE: Abbotsford fire could mean up to 200 people without homes

Crews still on scene as building smolders, no reports of injuries in DeLair Court fire

A fire tore through Delair Court in Abbotsford in the early morning of Feb. 14, 2021. (John Morrow/ Black Press)
This sign was seen on the south side of Luckakuck Way, west of Young Road, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Anti-Bondar billboard that appeared in Chilliwack corn field taken down by landowners

Unauthorized sign amid byelection did not include contact info stating who was responsible for it

This sign was seen on the south side of Luckakuck Way, west of Young Road, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Women are scared, and maybe they have a right to be

In the wake of women’s disappearances, women are arming themselves with knowledge and self defence

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
From left, Ed Campbell with Unitech, and Janet Carroll and Brooke Haller with Imagine High, stand in the gym of the new arts and technology school on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 which is currently under construction. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s new arts and tech school taking shape at old UFV site

Light, large rooms, state of the art equipment all support student learning at Imagine High

From left, Ed Campbell with Unitech, and Janet Carroll and Brooke Haller with Imagine High, stand in the gym of the new arts and technology school on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 which is currently under construction. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2021 Chilliwack school board byelection, where she talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)

Chilliwack school board candidate defends naked Miley Cyrus parody video

Well-known science educator Carin Bondar known for using shock and artistry in educational videos

Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2021 Chilliwack school board byelection, where she talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)
Cascade Christian School in Chilliwack will be closed until Feb. 5, 2021 due to a cluster of cases in the school. The school made the decision to close “out of an abundance of caution,” says Fraser Health. (Cascade Christian School image)

COVID-19 cluster leads to closure at Chilliwack Christian school

Cascade Christian School makes decision to close after seven people test positive for COVID-19

Cascade Christian School in Chilliwack will be closed until Feb. 5, 2021 due to a cluster of cases in the school. The school made the decision to close “out of an abundance of caution,” says Fraser Health. (Cascade Christian School image)
Kent Harrison Search and Rescue brought a man to safety, and awaiting paramedics, after a 20-foot fall down an embankment on Jan. 23, 2020, on Harrison West Forest Service Road. (Kent Harrison Search and Rescue photo)

Rescue crew lifts man up 20-foot embankment near Harrison Lake

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue says this is the fifth call already this year

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue brought a man to safety, and awaiting paramedics, after a 20-foot fall down an embankment on Jan. 23, 2020, on Harrison West Forest Service Road. (Kent Harrison Search and Rescue photo)
Chilliwack ER doctor Marc Greidanus is featured in a video, published Jan. 18, 2021, where he demonstrates and describes effectiveness of various styles of masks. (Youtube)

VIDEO: Chilliwack ER doc runs through pros and cons of various masks

‘We’ve been asked to wear a mask and it’s not that hard,’ Greidanus says.

Chilliwack ER doctor Marc Greidanus is featured in a video, published Jan. 18, 2021, where he demonstrates and describes effectiveness of various styles of masks. (Youtube)