Chilliwack Progress Staff

Comet Neowise photographed from the dike along the Fraser River in Chilliwack at 2:45 a.m. on July 11, 2020. (Ben Stewart photo)

PHOTO: Chilliwack photographer captures incredible image of Comet Neowise

Comet that’s visible to the naked eye will be easiest to see on July 23

Comet Neowise photographed from the dike along the Fraser River in Chilliwack at 2:45 a.m. on July 11, 2020. (Ben Stewart photo)
People soak up the sun at Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake on May 11, 2019. The Cultus Lake Park Board is made up of five elected commissioners, and recently one of the positions has become vacant. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Applications sought for newly vacant Cultus Lake Park Board commissioner position

The deadline to apply for the position is July 2

People soak up the sun at Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake on May 11, 2019. The Cultus Lake Park Board is made up of five elected commissioners, and recently one of the positions has become vacant. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Workers organize carts full of plants at DeVry Greenhouses on April 22, 2020. The provincial government has made it easier for people to find and learn about jobs in the agricultural sector with its new B.C. Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)

Online government resource connects people with agricultural jobs in Chilliwack

B.C. Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector showcases job vacancies, provides support for employers

Workers organize carts full of plants at DeVry Greenhouses on April 22, 2020. The provincial government has made it easier for people to find and learn about jobs in the agricultural sector with its new B.C. Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)
Boys on homemade rafts and men in canoes on Mill Street during the flood of 1894. The photo was taken at the corner of Wellington looking north on Mill Street. Two houses in the background are the residences of W.A. Rose and G. Wilkinson, Victoria Ave. West. Benjamin Southwell Bradshaw sitting in canoe. Two of five boys on raft include Roy Chadsey and Alex Chadsey. Norm McGillivray visible on right with dog. Don McGillivray standing behind Norm. (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives 682).

PHOTOS: Looking back at the floods of 1894 and 1948 in Chilliwack

Archive images show aerial views of high water in downtown Chilliwack, boys on homemade rafts

Boys on homemade rafts and men in canoes on Mill Street during the flood of 1894. The photo was taken at the corner of Wellington looking north on Mill Street. Two houses in the background are the residences of W.A. Rose and G. Wilkinson, Victoria Ave. West. Benjamin Southwell Bradshaw sitting in canoe. Two of five boys on raft include Roy Chadsey and Alex Chadsey. Norm McGillivray visible on right with dog. Don McGillivray standing behind Norm. (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives 682).
Charles Henry Klose, 58, was the victim of a homicide in the downtown Chilliwack area on June 6, 2020. (IHIT)

UPDATE: IHIT investigating homicide of 58-year-old Abbotsford man in Chilliwack

Mounties do not believe the killing is related to the ongoing gang conflict in the Lower Mainland

Charles Henry Klose, 58, was the victim of a homicide in the downtown Chilliwack area on June 6, 2020. (IHIT)
University of the Fraser Valley President Joanne MacLean (left) and Dean of Health Science Alastair Hodges (centre) with donor Mary Erickson of Chilliwack on May 13, 2020. Erickson has created a new scholarship for nursing students in the name of her parents. (Submitted photo.)

Nurses acknowledged with new scholarship at UFV

Jackie and Dick Newton’s daughter donates to honour nurses who cared for her parents

University of the Fraser Valley President Joanne MacLean (left) and Dean of Health Science Alastair Hodges (centre) with donor Mary Erickson of Chilliwack on May 13, 2020. Erickson has created a new scholarship for nursing students in the name of her parents. (Submitted photo.)
The Chilliwack Jets will play out of the Sardis Sports Complex, for the 2020/2021 season, it was announced on May 15, 2020. (Supplied image)

Chilliwack Jets to play out of Sardis Sports Complex in 2020-21 season

Team name borrowed from a previous Junior B franchise based in Chilliwack from 1965-1971

The Chilliwack Jets will play out of the Sardis Sports Complex, for the 2020/2021 season, it was announced on May 15, 2020. (Supplied image)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the previous board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

Widespread criticism for Chilliwack school trustee’s COVID-19 conspiracy theory rant

Controversial trustee Barry Neufeld takes aim at Dr. Theresa Tam with an anti-LGBTQ tirade

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the previous board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
“Hope for the community.”

PHOTOS: People share their messages of support as part of Chilliwack Progress ‘Hope for…’ initiative

‘Hope for 2021’ and ‘Hope for everyone’ are some readers’ submissions for the campaign

“Hope for the community.”
PHOTOS: Readers share images of their moms in celebration of Mother’s Day

PHOTOS: Readers share images of their moms in celebration of Mother’s Day

From all of us at the Chilliwack Progress, we would like to wish all moms a very happy Mother’s Day

PHOTOS: Readers share images of their moms in celebration of Mother’s Day
Fraser Health announced that one person has died and there were eight confirmed COVID-19 cases at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack as of May 11, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

One man has died, eight COVID-19 cases now at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack

89-year-old passed away on May 5 as outbreak continues

Fraser Health announced that one person has died and there were eight confirmed COVID-19 cases at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack as of May 11, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Police Services Dog Griff takes a break in a field. On May 2, he came face-to-face with a suspect allegedly breaking into a ranger station in Chilliwack. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack police dog breaks distancing rules to nab suspect

RCMP say Griff begs forgiveness for the social distancing ‘faux paw’ while on police duty

Police Services Dog Griff takes a break in a field. On May 2, he came face-to-face with a suspect allegedly breaking into a ranger station in Chilliwack. (RCMP photo)
Alzheimer Society of B.C. is urging area residents not to forget about people living with dementia and their caregivers. (Submitted photo)

Staying connected to those with Alzheimer’s more important now than ever

Distancing measures of COVID-19 means getting creative in keeping touch with loved one

Alzheimer Society of B.C. is urging area residents not to forget about people living with dementia and their caregivers. (Submitted photo)
Currently, through the Support Local Chilliwack campaign, you can buy gift certificates from more than 20 Chilliwack businesses ranging from food to clothing to outdoor recreation to hair salons. (Submitted)

New campaign aims to boost Chilliwack businesses immediately with help from public

Support Local Chilliwack campaign encourages folks to buy gift certificates now, redeem them later

Currently, through the Support Local Chilliwack campaign, you can buy gift certificates from more than 20 Chilliwack businesses ranging from food to clothing to outdoor recreation to hair salons. (Submitted)
As of May 4, 2020, there were seven confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry in Chilliwack. (Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry photo)

Seven COVID-19 cases now at Chilliwack poultry farm

More than 100 Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry employees tested, 16 more test results to come

As of May 4, 2020, there were seven confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry in Chilliwack. (Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry photo)
As of May 4, 2020, there were seven confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry in Chilliwack. (Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry photo)

Seven COVID-19 cases now at Chilliwack poultry farm

More than 100 Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry employees tested, 16 more test results to come

As of May 4, 2020, there were seven confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry in Chilliwack. (Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry photo)
Dorothy Dewar, who turned 100 on April 30, 2020, waves to family members who came to see her at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack to sing Happy Birthday. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Family sings Happy Birthday outside Chilliwack care home to 100-year-old woman

All smiles for Dorothy Dewar who lives in Eden Care Centre, the location of one COVID-19 case

Dorothy Dewar, who turned 100 on April 30, 2020, waves to family members who came to see her at Eden Care Centre in Chilliwack to sing Happy Birthday. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Squiala First Nation Chief David Jimmie and City of Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove stand at one of the entrance signs to Chilliwack, which now include a Halq’eméylem phrase. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack adds Halq’eméylem welcome phrase to highway signs

New wording means: ‘Good that you came’ in local First Nations language

Squiala First Nation Chief David Jimmie and City of Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove stand at one of the entrance signs to Chilliwack, which now include a Halq’eméylem phrase. (Submitted photo)
Firearms, illegal drugs, cash, body armour, and drug trafficking paraphernalia seized by Chilliwack RCMP at a Princess Avenue home on Feb. 28, 2020. (RCMP)

Firearms, drugs, cash seized by Chilliwack RCMP at Princess Avenue home

‘When social distancing is a critical social responsibility a drug house becomes more conspicuous’

Firearms, illegal drugs, cash, body armour, and drug trafficking paraphernalia seized by Chilliwack RCMP at a Princess Avenue home on Feb. 28, 2020. (RCMP)
A woman is said to have suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision on Vedder Mountain Road near Giesbrecht Road Saturday morning. Shane MacKichan/Submitted photo

Serious head-on crash closes Vedder Mountain Road in Chilliwack

The road is expected to be closed for several hours after the collision Saturday morning

A woman is said to have suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision on Vedder Mountain Road near Giesbrecht Road Saturday morning. Shane MacKichan/Submitted photo