Chilliwack Progress Staff

Submitted by Amber Pynn.
Submitted by Amber Pynn.
Dennis Saulnier rescued his daughters, two-year-old Brinley (left) and four-year-old Keegan, after their truck was driven off the road and into Cultus Lake on May 16. They are seen here with wife and mom, Rianna, at their home on June 2, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Progress staff named finalists in Ma Murray awards

Jenna Hauck, Eric Welsh and Jessica Peters all up for annual industry awards

Dennis Saulnier rescued his daughters, two-year-old Brinley (left) and four-year-old Keegan, after their truck was driven off the road and into Cultus Lake on May 16. They are seen here with wife and mom, Rianna, at their home on June 2, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Laurie James’ new book ‘Leah’s Husband Is Dead – Again!’ is the author’s first novel. (Submitted)

Chilliwack comedian, actor writes first humorous novel

Laurie James’ new book ‘Leah’s Husband Is Dead – Again!’ was recently released

Laurie James’ new book ‘Leah’s Husband Is Dead – Again!’ is the author’s first novel. (Submitted)
Inez Louis, who is strategic operations planner with the health department in the Sto:lo Service Agency, talks about infection control in the latest YouTube video about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Nurse Inez Louis explains how infection control is not social control

The difference is important for Indigenous people to hear in the context of Canada’s colonial past

Inez Louis, who is strategic operations planner with the health department in the Sto:lo Service Agency, talks about infection control in the latest YouTube video about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)
Head of internal medicine at Chilliwack General Hospital Dr. Shari Sajjadi talks about the positive feedback hospital staff have received over this last year in the latest YouTube video about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Dr. Shari Sajjadi says a simple ‘thank you’ helps keep up spirits of healthcare workers

‘We are so thankful for the positive feedback we are getting from our patients’

Head of internal medicine at Chilliwack General Hospital Dr. Shari Sajjadi talks about the positive feedback hospital staff have received over this last year in the latest YouTube video about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)
Clockwise from top left: Carin Bondar, Brian VanGarderen, Richard Procee and Adam Suleman are the four candidates for the Feb. 13 byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack.

Polls are now closed in the Chilliwack school board byelection

Votes are being tallied and will be reported in the hours after 8 p.m. on Feb. 13

Clockwise from top left: Carin Bondar, Brian VanGarderen, Richard Procee and Adam Suleman are the four candidates for the Feb. 13 byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack.
Inez Louis, who is strategic operations planner with the health department in the Sto:lo Service Agency, talks about the power of storytelling in the latest YouTube video about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Capturing the power of story-telling with Indigenous nurse Inez Louis

‘I encourage you to find your own unique story and share that with the people around you’

Inez Louis, who is strategic operations planner with the health department in the Sto:lo Service Agency, talks about the power of storytelling in the latest YouTube video about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)
Screenshot of Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus at Lexw Qwò:m park in the latest YouTube videos about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Getting outside for some forest bathing with Dr. Marc during COVID-19

Exploring the outdoors is particularly important for mental health

Screenshot of Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus at Lexw Qwò:m park in the latest YouTube videos about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)
Lindsey (left) and Angela Gauthier in an undated photo taken in Las Vegas. Lindsey died after an interaction with police in Chilliwack in April 2016. On Dec. 11, 2020 the BC Coroner Service announced a public inquest into Lindsey’s death. (File)

Coroner’s inquest into death of Chilliwack’s Lindsey Gauthier starts Monday

Fraser Valley Realtor died following an interaction with police downtown on April 6, 2016

Lindsey (left) and Angela Gauthier in an undated photo taken in Las Vegas. Lindsey died after an interaction with police in Chilliwack in April 2016. On Dec. 11, 2020 the BC Coroner Service announced a public inquest into Lindsey’s death. (File)
Screenshot of Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus in the second of two YouTube videos about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Getting real with Dr. Marc about COVID-19 in Chilliwack

Virus makes the blood ‘sticky’ which can lead to breathing problems, even stroke and heart attack

Screenshot of Chilliwack General Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Marc Greidanus in the second of two YouTube videos about COVID-19 created in partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network. (YouTube)
Uber Eats has announced that it is now delivering food orders in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Submitted photo by Justin Walker)

Uber Eats announces expansion into Chilliwack

Food-delivery company is starting with 60 local restaurants

Uber Eats has announced that it is now delivering food orders in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Submitted photo by Justin Walker)
Rogers Communications has partnered with the National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence to provide free phones and data plans to women’s shelters across the country that support Indigenous women and children. Wilma’s Transition House in Chilliwack is one of them. (Black Press Media files)

Women in Chilliwack transition house to receive free phones and service thanks to Rogers

Wilma’s Transition House one of 13 women’s shelters in Canada receiving free phones and data plans

Rogers Communications has partnered with the National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence to provide free phones and data plans to women’s shelters across the country that support Indigenous women and children. Wilma’s Transition House in Chilliwack is one of them. (Black Press Media files)
Downtown Chilliwack BIA executive director Kyle Williams promoting the buy local ‘Shopportunity’ program launching in November 2020. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: ‘Shopportunity’ campaign to help Chilliwack businesses succeed

Creation of the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network to promote shopping locally

Downtown Chilliwack BIA executive director Kyle Williams promoting the buy local ‘Shopportunity’ program launching in November 2020. (Screenshot)
RCMP and Search and Rescue on scene of pickup truck with a camper in the Fraser River at the Island 22 boat launch on Nov. 17, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: No victims at scene of dumped RV in Fraser River in Chilliwack

Heavy police and emergency responder presence Tuesday morning created a stir

RCMP and Search and Rescue on scene of pickup truck with a camper in the Fraser River at the Island 22 boat launch on Nov. 17, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Parent Support Services Society of BC is offering online support circles during COVID-19. (Metro Creative Graphics)

Support society offers help to Chilliwack parents, caregivers in wake of pandemic

“Now more than ever, parents need the time and space to connect,” says Parent Support Services Society of BC

The Parent Support Services Society of BC is offering online support circles during COVID-19. (Metro Creative Graphics)
NDP candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, Kelli Paddon, is seen on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 outside the district electoral office at Chilliwack Mall with her family (from left) 13-year-old daughter Rory, husband Drew, and 15-year-old son Nic. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

NDP’s Kelli Paddon is the new MLA for Chilliwack-Kent after mail-in ballot count

Two weeks after Election Day and two days of counting, Paddon unseats incumbent Laurie Throness

NDP candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, Kelli Paddon, is seen on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 outside the district electoral office at Chilliwack Mall with her family (from left) 13-year-old daughter Rory, husband Drew, and 15-year-old son Nic. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Clockwise from top left, Amanda Leduc, David A Robertson and Andrea Warner will be part of the virtual 2020 Fraser Valley Literary Festival on Nov. 20, 2020. (Facebook)

Fraser Valley Literary Festival goes online for 2020

It’ll be a virtual event celebrating writers and readers in the Fraser Valley this year

Clockwise from top left, Amanda Leduc, David A Robertson and Andrea Warner will be part of the virtual 2020 Fraser Valley Literary Festival on Nov. 20, 2020. (Facebook)
RCMP stock photo. (Black Press)

Missing 22-year-old Chilliwack man found safe and sound

RCMP said the missing man from Charles Street had been located thanks to the media and the public

RCMP stock photo. (Black Press)
The C.R. Avery Project is at Bozzini’s on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (Natasha Mulhall Photography)

C.R. Avery returns to Bozzini’s in Chilliwack

Described as Bob Dylan in body of Iggy Pop; colliding with Little Walter, Beastie Boys, Allen Ginsberg

The C.R. Avery Project is at Bozzini’s on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (Natasha Mulhall Photography)
God is a Scottish Drag Queen – Pandemic Edition is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Nov. 6, 2020. (Submitted)

Comedian returns with COVID-19 edition show at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Mike Delamont brings show ‘God is a Scottish Drag Queen: Pandemic Edition’ to Chilliwack

God is a Scottish Drag Queen – Pandemic Edition is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Nov. 6, 2020. (Submitted)