Jessica Peters

Participants walk toward the Vedder River Trail in Chilliwack last Father’s Day, to raise awareness about prostate cancer. The event is taking place on Father’s Day again this year. (Progress file)

Join dad for a run in Chilliwack this Father’s Day

Prostate cancer fundraising event planned along Vedder Trail

Participants walk toward the Vedder River Trail in Chilliwack last Father’s Day, to raise awareness about prostate cancer. The event is taking place on Father’s Day again this year. (Progress file)
Women riders sign a banner for a leg of a Ripple Rally from Victoria to Balfour. They stopped in Chilliwack on May 31 for a leg to Kelowna. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Women bikers roll through B.C. to promote worldwide relay

Canadian women hitting open road on two wheels in growing numbers

Women riders sign a banner for a leg of a Ripple Rally from Victoria to Balfour. They stopped in Chilliwack on May 31 for a leg to Kelowna. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Eventually, students in Chilliwack won’t receive letter grades on reports until Grade 9, the first year of high school.

B.C. middle school phasing out letter grades

Elementary and middle school will soon all have proficiency scales for report cards

Eventually, students in Chilliwack won’t receive letter grades on reports until Grade 9, the first year of high school.
Spaghetti straps, as illustrated in this image, are not allowed to be worn in most Chilliwack schools, even some elementary schools. A new dress code for the district aims to “stop policing girls’ bodies.” (Ryan Moreno/ Unsplash)

Chilliwack schools adopt dress code policy meant to ‘stop policing girls’ bodies’

Students are still expected to dress appropriately for school, but should not be dealt with in a shameful way

Spaghetti straps, as illustrated in this image, are not allowed to be worn in most Chilliwack schools, even some elementary schools. A new dress code for the district aims to “stop policing girls’ bodies.” (Ryan Moreno/ Unsplash)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20 election. (Progress file)

Anti-SOGI B.C. school trustee’s lawsuit against BCTF president could be in court soon

Trustee who spoke out against LGBTQ resources to defend defamation case against BCTF president

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20 election. (Progress file)
A group of contractors and union workers from the Molson Coors project gathered this Tuesday at Chilliwack General Hospital to donate $30,300 to the pediatric observation unit. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack’s pediatric observation unit gets financial shot from trades workers

Unions and contractors donate more than $30,000 to Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

A group of contractors and union workers from the Molson Coors project gathered this Tuesday at Chilliwack General Hospital to donate $30,300 to the pediatric observation unit. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Marion Marks is happy in her new shop’s new home on Mill Street. Marion’s Dressing Room has been a go-to for vintage wear for almost 25 years. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack vintage shop swings open doors at new location

Marion’s Dressing Room the newest place to shop on Mill Street

Marion Marks is happy in her new shop’s new home on Mill Street. Marion’s Dressing Room has been a go-to for vintage wear for almost 25 years. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Multi-vehicle collision on highway in Chilliwack

Multi-vehicle collision on highway in Chilliwack

Accident involves several vehicles, in the westbound lanes says Drive BC

Multi-vehicle collision on highway in Chilliwack
Christa Roby has been living in Malawi, an African country, to help improve mobility and reduce pain in people in communities. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack garden party planned for African organization

Christa Roby of Health in Motion for Africa back home for fundraiser

Christa Roby has been living in Malawi, an African country, to help improve mobility and reduce pain in people in communities. (Submitted photo)
BC EHS air ambulance crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 5 Thursday, May 16, 2019. (@megantcampbell/Twitter)

One person dead, others injured after multi-vehicle crash on Coquihalla Highway

Paramedics took six people to hospital, including two in critical condition

BC EHS air ambulance crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 5 Thursday, May 16, 2019. (@megantcampbell/Twitter)
‘I want to learn’: Bullying forces Chilliwack teen to stay home for a month

‘I want to learn’: Bullying forces Chilliwack teen to stay home for a month

Stacey Koehler says ongoing teasing and physical bullying has kept her from attending high school

‘I want to learn’: Bullying forces Chilliwack teen to stay home for a month
Chilliwack bus driver on wrong side of road wasn’t unsafely crossing train tracks: school district

Chilliwack bus driver on wrong side of road wasn’t unsafely crossing train tracks: school district

Witness says driver was trying to sneak bus through train crossing arms, with students on board

Chilliwack bus driver on wrong side of road wasn’t unsafely crossing train tracks: school district
Nature and exercise combine for UFV study

Nature and exercise combine for UFV study

UFV student seeks cancer survivors in Chilliwack and Abbotsford areas, living with anxiety

Nature and exercise combine for UFV study
The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides have supplied more than 3,000 dogs to Canadians over the years. A walk to help them continue their work is planned for May 26 in Chilliwack.

Walk for support dog program planned for Chilliwack

Organization that provides Dog Guides to disabled Canadians relying on participation in walk

The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides have supplied more than 3,000 dogs to Canadians over the years. A walk to help them continue their work is planned for May 26 in Chilliwack.
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Parents need to get informed about mental health illnesses

Just like basic first aid and keeping them physically healthy, we need to support our kids mentally

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
My older brother, Christian, and I looking extremely pleased to be on another camping adventure. (Family photo)

COLUMN: Keep your camping coordinates a secret this season

‘There are simply too many people in the back country,’ says Progress reporter

My older brother, Christian, and I looking extremely pleased to be on another camping adventure. (Family photo)
Alden Ehrenreich plays the title character in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” (Courtesy Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Chilliwack library hosting Star Wars-themed escape room

Participants asked to summon the force for week-long attraction

  • Apr 22, 2019
Alden Ehrenreich plays the title character in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” (Courtesy Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Car theft suspects arrested by Mounties in Chilliwack

Car theft suspects arrested by Mounties in Chilliwack

Stolen items, cars recovered and five people arrested after being spotted by police

Car theft suspects arrested by Mounties in Chilliwack
Book-banning discussion bubbles up at Chilliwack board table

Book-banning discussion bubbles up at Chilliwack board table

‘This is Alabama time, and we should stay away from it,’ board chair argues

Book-banning discussion bubbles up at Chilliwack board table
Louis De Jaeger has announced he is resigning from his role as the Vice-President of the Chilliwack-Hope Riding Association. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress file)

B.C. riding association leader quits after Trudeau ousts ex-ministers from caucus

Louis De Jaeger of Chilliwack-Hope says prime minister’s values don’t align with his

Louis De Jaeger has announced he is resigning from his role as the Vice-President of the Chilliwack-Hope Riding Association. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress file)
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