Chilliwack Progress Staff

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)
Krystle Dos Santos performs live at Bozzini’s on Nov. 12. (Submitted)

Mix of music genres in fall lineup coming to Bozzini’s in Chilliwack

Local roots and blues artist Brandon Isaak kicks off season, Tom Petty tribute artist, others follow

Krystle Dos Santos performs live at Bozzini’s on Nov. 12. (Submitted)
Chilliwack 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from top left, Josue Anderson (Independent), Andrew Coombes (Libertarian), Tim Cooper (Green), John Martin (BC Liberal), Diane Janzen (BC Conservative), and Daniel Coulter (NDP).

BC VOTES: Chilliwack provincial election candidates Q&A

Six vying for the Chilliwack seat talk COVID-19, housing affordability, overdose crisis and more

Chilliwack 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from top left, Josue Anderson (Independent), Andrew Coombes (Libertarian), Tim Cooper (Green), John Martin (BC Liberal), Diane Janzen (BC Conservative), and Daniel Coulter (NDP).
Rainfall warning in effect for B.C.’s south coast

Rainfall warning in effect for B.C.’s south coast

Up to 70 millimetres of rain expected into Saturday

Rainfall warning in effect for B.C.’s south coast
Ted Kim of Dear Father takes Boomerang Four into the HUB International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 17. (Submitted)

Boomerang concert series featuring young Chilliwack musicians returns to Cultural Centre

Ted Kim of the Chilliwack band Dear Father will head the lineup of musicians

Ted Kim of Dear Father takes Boomerang Four into the HUB International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 17. (Submitted)
Motor vehicle incident on Yale Road in front of Rona on Oct. 1, 2020. (Jackson Brown photo)

Classic car crashes in Chilliwack Thursday

Vintage vehicle wrecked on Yale Road at approximately 3 p.m.

Motor vehicle incident on Yale Road in front of Rona on Oct. 1, 2020. (Jackson Brown photo)
Chilliwack RCMP asked for help from the public to locate Joy-Lynn Leon, 42, who was seen on Sept. 23, 2020. (RCMP photo)

Missing Chilliwack woman last seen on Wednesday

Friends and family concerned for Joy-Lynn Leon, 42, who was last seen Sept. 23 on Mary Street

Chilliwack RCMP asked for help from the public to locate Joy-Lynn Leon, 42, who was seen on Sept. 23, 2020. (RCMP photo)
Chris Funk redefines wonder as he combines intuition, influence, and illusion with hilarious comedy to provide witty magic that wows. He’s at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Oct. 9 and 10, 2020. (Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack illusionist Chris Funk brings live magic, music to Cultural Centre

‘You’ll see some creations that have made appearances on some of the largest television shows in the world’

Chris Funk redefines wonder as he combines intuition, influence, and illusion with hilarious comedy to provide witty magic that wows. He’s at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Oct. 9 and 10, 2020. (Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack RCMP say Bruce James Madill was last seen on Sept. 16, 2020 on Paula Crescent in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

Missing Chilliwack man not seen for eight days

Bruce James Madill last known location was on Paula Crescent on Sept. 16

Chilliwack RCMP say Bruce James Madill was last seen on Sept. 16, 2020 on Paula Crescent in Chilliwack. (RCMP)
Still from drone footage over Cultus Lake taken on Sept. 12, 2020. (Next1.tech)

VIDEO: Drone footage of smoky skies over Cultus Lake

Aerial perspective on the scene as bad air quality in the Fraser Valley persists

Still from drone footage over Cultus Lake taken on Sept. 12, 2020. (Next1.tech)
At 2 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2020, Vancouver’s air quality index was ranked second worst in the world for a major city behind only Portland, Oregon. (IQAir.com)

U.S. wildfires putting Lower Mainland air quality among the worst in the world

Vancouver’s ‘unhealthy’ status on Sept. 12, 2020 worse than Hanoi, Los Angeles, Delhi or Beijing

At 2 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2020, Vancouver’s air quality index was ranked second worst in the world for a major city behind only Portland, Oregon. (IQAir.com)
Chilliwack RCMP reminds drivers that Sept. 10, 2020 marks the return of students to schools with school buses on the road and school zone speed limits in effect. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack RCMP remind motorists about school zone speed enforcement

With kids back in school in the Upper Fraser Valley Sept. 10, school zone speed limits in effect

Chilliwack RCMP reminds drivers that Sept. 10, 2020 marks the return of students to schools with school buses on the road and school zone speed limits in effect. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)