Jessica Peters

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)
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

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)
A screenshot of an image shared by Black Vancouver, of Rosedale middle school’s yearbook page focusing on the school’s second annual Slave Day. Many followers of the account are calling for immediate action by the school district. (Screenshot)

Chilliwack school held ‘Slave Day’ in 2009, selling students to other students

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

A screenshot of an image shared by Black Vancouver, of Rosedale middle school’s yearbook page focusing on the school’s second annual Slave Day. Many followers of the account are calling for immediate action by the school district. (Screenshot)
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

Reporting frog sightings in Fraser Valley helping conservancy biologists
Hundreds fill Chilliwack streets for Black Lives Matter march

Hundreds fill Chilliwack streets for Black Lives Matter march

‘Canada has a problem too,’ reads at least one protester’s sign

Hundreds fill Chilliwack streets for Black Lives Matter march
The RCMP, including its Emergency Response Team, were on scene at at house on Fairview Drive near Strathcona Road on the morning of Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack RCMP heard gunfire en route to suspicous activity

Chilliwack man, 42, sent to hospital after shooting, RCMP have confirmed

The RCMP, including its Emergency Response Team, were on scene at at house on Fairview Drive near Strathcona Road on the morning of Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Ashante Morgan, left, was subject to racist taunts from classmates while in high school, and is speaking out in the wake of George Floyd’s death. With her are her friends Aidan Coughlin, centre, and Jean Leslie, who penned a social media post about Morgan being racially attacked at school. (Submitted photo)

Racism wasn’t dealt with properly by school, says Chilliwack graduate

Woman tells story of being verbally assaulted at school for being black

Ashante Morgan, left, was subject to racist taunts from classmates while in high school, and is speaking out in the wake of George Floyd’s death. With her are her friends Aidan Coughlin, centre, and Jean Leslie, who penned a social media post about Morgan being racially attacked at school. (Submitted photo)
RCMP were on scene on June 4, 2020, at a house on Fairview Drive in Chilliwack that was the scene of a police incident the previous day. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Investigators comb through Chilliwack house following standoff

RCMP say investigation involves report of an early morning shooting

RCMP were on scene on June 4, 2020, at a house on Fairview Drive in Chilliwack that was the scene of a police incident the previous day. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
The RCMP, including its Emergency Response Team, were on scene at at house on Fairview Drive near Strathcona Road on the morning of Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

VIDEO: RCMP Emergency Response Team at known drug house in Chilliwack

Armed officers respond to reports of shots, bring in ERT, K-9 unit and spike belt

The RCMP, including its Emergency Response Team, were on scene at at house on Fairview Drive near Strathcona Road on the morning of Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
A map showing the route of the Chilliwack Black Lives Matter March, to be held Friday, June 5, 2020. The march is being held in solidarity with protests taking place in the United States denouncing police brutality. (Facebook)

Chilliwack youth planning solidarity march against racism

Organizer hoping to ‘create a type of a energy in the city that we will not be silent about racism’

A map showing the route of the Chilliwack Black Lives Matter March, to be held Friday, June 5, 2020. The march is being held in solidarity with protests taking place in the United States denouncing police brutality. (Facebook)
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 and EAs concerned with health and safety plans

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

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)
Driver of a car that rolled over on the Evans Road overpass in Chilliwack on May 24, 2020 was impaired, according to the RCMP. (Submitted)

Police say Chilliwack driver who flipped car on overpass Sunday was impaired

Witnesses say rollover incident was preceded by vehicle and motorcycles speeding all over town

Driver of a car that rolled over on the Evans Road overpass in Chilliwack on May 24, 2020 was impaired, according to the RCMP. (Submitted)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld is in hot water at the board table again, and was censured on May 26, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Board chair says Chilliwack trustee’s censure results from ‘egregious’ breach of ethics

Four forms of reprimand for Barry Neufeld after his Facebook post about Dr. Theresa tam

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld is in hot water at the board table again, and was censured on May 26, 2020. (Submitted photo)
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)
The Chilliwack School Board, 2019.

Chilliwack school trustees discussed censure in closed meeting

No information made public yet on details of who could be censured, or why

The Chilliwack School Board, 2019.
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)
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)