Jessica Peters

Willow Reichelt, a Chilliwack school trustee, shared photos from her own school days to illustrate that young girls’ clothing shouldn’t be targeted. (Willow Reichelt image)

‘Modesty is important:’ B.C. trustee’s new dress code moves ahead despite opposition

Despite heated exchanges and wild claims, Chilliwack school board votes to move policy along

Willow Reichelt, a Chilliwack school trustee, shared photos from her own school days to illustrate that young girls’ clothing shouldn’t be targeted. (Willow Reichelt image)
RCMP were on scene at Alexander Ave. and Lois Lane early Sunday morning, with a tent set up and area under investigation. Jessica Peters/ The Progress

UPDATE: RCMP confirm man in his 30s shot dead in Chilliwack

RCMP have area surrounding downtown shooting scene blocked off, tent set up

RCMP were on scene at Alexander Ave. and Lois Lane early Sunday morning, with a tent set up and area under investigation. Jessica Peters/ The Progress
Police say no threat after gun photo appears to target B.C. school

Police say no threat after gun photo appears to target B.C. school

Chilliwack schools not in danger, say district officials, after post appeared on SnapChat

Police say no threat after gun photo appears to target B.C. school
Dr. Kristen Buhr from Anxiety BC works with students at CHANCE earlier this year.

Alt-ed program brings mindfulness to the classroom

B.C. school leading the way in anxiety reduction strategies

Dr. Kristen Buhr from Anxiety BC works with students at CHANCE earlier this year.
‘I’d rather be anywhere else’

‘I’d rather be anywhere else’

With cancer treatment set to begin, Chilliwack Progress reporter Jessica Peters has a few words of advice.

‘I’d rather be anywhere else’
Two people were reportedly hit by a train at the Yale Road crossing in Rosedale on Tuesday night. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening. (Shane MacKichan photo)

VIDEO: Two girls hit by train, one taken by air ambulance

Teens were reportedly chasing dog off tracks when injured by passing train

Two people were reportedly hit by a train at the Yale Road crossing in Rosedale on Tuesday night. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening. (Shane MacKichan photo)
B.C. youth develop life-saving app to assist in overdose emergencies

B.C. youth develop life-saving app to assist in overdose emergencies

Android-friendly app designed for teens developed with help of health authority, paramedics

B.C. youth develop life-saving app to assist in overdose emergencies
VIDEO: B.C. ‘escapologist’ stuns judges on Britain’s Got Talent

VIDEO: B.C. ‘escapologist’ stuns judges on Britain’s Got Talent

Matt Johnson says televised water stunt was closest he’s come to death

VIDEO: B.C. ‘escapologist’ stuns judges on Britain’s Got Talent
Chelsea O’Dell, from Chilliwack, with a few items to be included in a comfort bag through Feather & Rose Support Bags. The bags are given out to people across the province who are going through cancer treatment. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Woman sends support bags to cancer patients across province

Chilliwack woman’s efforts inspired by late mother-in-law’s generous spirit

Chelsea O’Dell, from Chilliwack, with a few items to be included in a comfort bag through Feather & Rose Support Bags. The bags are given out to people across the province who are going through cancer treatment. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Gruesome photos of damage following break-in at B.C. school

Gruesome photos of damage following break-in at B.C. school

Several classrooms suffer heavy damage following vandalism

Gruesome photos of damage following break-in at B.C. school
Rupert the therapy bunny sidelined due to deadly virus outbreak

Rupert the therapy bunny sidelined due to deadly virus outbreak

Chilliwack’s famous therapy rabbit quarantined for his own safety, people not at risk

Rupert the therapy bunny sidelined due to deadly virus outbreak
New public school funding model could be in place by 2019, says ministry of education

New public school funding model could be in place by 2019, says ministry of education

Review panel appointed by Rob Fleming to change how schools receive public funding

New public school funding model could be in place by 2019, says ministry of education
B.C. courthouse evacuated due to bomb threat

B.C. courthouse evacuated due to bomb threat

Emergency response teams still arriving to downtown core

B.C. courthouse evacuated due to bomb threat
(Fraser Valley Road Report/Facebook)

UPDATED: Coquihalla fully reopen after crashes send 29 to hospital

Officials say two tour buses, semis and vehicles all involved in collision that closed highway

(Fraser Valley Road Report/Facebook)
Kerry Krahn, owner of the Wellington Social House downtown Chilliwack, is looking to his customers for a new name following a cease and desist letter from the competition. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

B.C. restaurant caught in dispute over franchise’s trademarked ‘socialhouse’ name

Browns Socialhouse says its trademarked the name, demanding a Chilliwack business make changes

Kerry Krahn, owner of the Wellington Social House downtown Chilliwack, is looking to his customers for a new name following a cease and desist letter from the competition. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
SOGI rally disrupts school board meeting, but business carries on

SOGI rally disrupts school board meeting, but business carries on

Chilliwack school board makes statement in support of B.C.-wide gender identity teaching resource

SOGI rally disrupts school board meeting, but business carries on
Theatre for Living is bringing the stage production šxʷʔam̓ət across B.C. and Alberta, with a final performance that audiences around the world can watch.

Reconciliation hits stage, screens with touring production

Global audience invited to interact with Vancouver cast in final production this March

Theatre for Living is bringing the stage production šxʷʔam̓ət across B.C. and Alberta, with a final performance that audiences around the world can watch.
Hate literature has once again been distributed in the Fraser Valley, this time targeting transgender people. (Submitted photo)

Anti-transgender posters dropped on Fraser Valley lawns

RCMP investigating distribution of hate literature late at night

Hate literature has once again been distributed in the Fraser Valley, this time targeting transgender people. (Submitted photo)
BC Education Minister Rob Fleming. (Photo: Taran Parmar, Roundhouse Radio.)

Education minister blasts Chilliwack school trustee on gender issues

Fleming calls Neufeld’s behaviour ‘shameful’ and ‘unacceptable’

BC Education Minister Rob Fleming. (Photo: Taran Parmar, Roundhouse Radio.)
Bill Bailey relaxes at home after learning he will receive an award for instructor excellence from an international organization.                                (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

B.C. paramedic honoured for instructor excellence

Chilliwack’s Bill Bailey has dedicated his life to improving trauma care for patients and providers

Bill Bailey relaxes at home after learning he will receive an award for instructor excellence from an international organization.                                (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)