Jenna Hauck

A full moon sinks behind the mountains as the sun rises on the first day of December in Chilliwack on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

WEATHER: Chilliwack in for nearly a week of sunshine

Forecast calls for sun most of the week, temperatures reaching high of 10 C Friday

A full moon sinks behind the mountains as the sun rises on the first day of December in Chilliwack on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ashley Durance, seen here on Nov. 25, 2020 with her four-year-old daughter Hazel, recently released The Adventures of Mabel Mouse. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack cancer patient writes children’s book inspired by daughter with medical complexities

Ashley Durance released ‘The Adventures of Mabel Mouse’ the day before her daughter’s fourth birthday

Ashley Durance, seen here on Nov. 25, 2020 with her four-year-old daughter Hazel, recently released The Adventures of Mabel Mouse. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Elissa McLaren broke her left elbow in the Sept. 20, 2020 collision. (Submitted)

Victims of fatal crash on Prest Road in Chilliwack asking for help leading up to Christmas

‘This accident has taken a larger toll financially, mentally and physically than originally intended’

Elissa McLaren broke her left elbow in the Sept. 20, 2020 collision. (Submitted)
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COVID-19 exposures on three school buses in Chilliwack

Exposure dates range from Nov. 13 to 19, according to letters sent out by Fraser Health

Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Mary Cox and Jack Plant dance in their pyjamas and slippers at the morning pyjama dance during the Rhythm Reelers’ 25 Annual Rally in the Valley Square Dance Festival in Chilliwack on June 4, 2011. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 is Square Dancing Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 5

Square Dancing Day, Disability Day and International Ninja Day are all coming up this week

Mary Cox and Jack Plant dance in their pyjamas and slippers at the morning pyjama dance during the Rhythm Reelers’ 25 Annual Rally in the Valley Square Dance Festival in Chilliwack on June 4, 2011. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 is Square Dancing Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
This house at 7620 Diamond Cres. mixes music and lights for a unique and festive Christmas light show choreographed to music. (www.diamondcrescent.com)

Popular Christmas house in Chilliwack turns lights on early due to COVID-19

House at Diamond Crescent features Christmas light show choreographed to music from one’s vehicle

This house at 7620 Diamond Cres. mixes music and lights for a unique and festive Christmas light show choreographed to music. (www.diamondcrescent.com)
Steve ‘Elvis Elite’ Elliott has released a DVD of him performing his Christmas show to bring hope and joy to seniors in lockdown. (Submitted)

Elvis tribute artist in Chilliwack brings joy to seniors in lockdown through Christmas DVD

Steve ‘Elvis Elite’ Elliott records Christmas performance, sends DVDs to seniors’ homes in B.C.

Steve ‘Elvis Elite’ Elliott has released a DVD of him performing his Christmas show to bring hope and joy to seniors in lockdown. (Submitted)
The Re/Max Nyda Realty Toy House is seen on Dec. 14, 2019. The annual CATT Fund toy drive, organized by the Chilliwack-Mt. Cheam Rotary Club, will be partnering with Re/Max Nyda Realty’s drive-through Toy House on Dec. 12, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Two toy drives come together for one drive-through fundraising event in Chilliwack

CATT Fund toy drive and Re/Max Toy House have partnered to bring more toys to kids for Christmas

The Re/Max Nyda Realty Toy House is seen on Dec. 14, 2019. The annual CATT Fund toy drive, organized by the Chilliwack-Mt. Cheam Rotary Club, will be partnering with Re/Max Nyda Realty’s drive-through Toy House on Dec. 12, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Elias Dolbani, 21, is awake after being in a medically induced coma following a collision on Oct. 10 in Chilliwack. (Facebook)

Surviving victim of fatal Ballam Road crash in Chilliwack wakes up from coma

Elias Dolbani, 21, is alert, responsive, moving feet six weeks after collision

Elias Dolbani, 21, is awake after being in a medically induced coma following a collision on Oct. 10 in Chilliwack. (Facebook)
Jag Deol, owner of Sangam Restaurant and Catering, is collecting non-perishable food items for the Chilliwack Salvation Army at both his restaurant locations. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack restaurant hosts food drive for Salvation Army

Sangam restaurant will match all donations of non-perishable food that come in

Jag Deol, owner of Sangam Restaurant and Catering, is collecting non-perishable food items for the Chilliwack Salvation Army at both his restaurant locations. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Carin Bondar announced Thursday, Nov. 26 that she will be running in the upcoming byelection to replace outgoing school trustee Dan Coulter. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)

Carin Bondar announces candidacy for Chilliwack School Board

Bondar is a noted advocate for science literacy, STEM education and representation of minority groups

Carin Bondar announced Thursday, Nov. 26 that she will be running in the upcoming byelection to replace outgoing school trustee Dan Coulter. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)
The 11th annual Christmas Stocking Drive hosted by Royal LePage runs now until Dec. 11. (David Sucsy, Getty Images via Metro Creative Graphics)

Chilliwack Realtors asking people to help fill Christmas stockings for kids, seniors

Donations of cash, items needed for Christmas Stocking Drive hosted by Royal LePage

The 11th annual Christmas Stocking Drive hosted by Royal LePage runs now until Dec. 11. (David Sucsy, Getty Images via Metro Creative Graphics)
Justin Louis of Chilliwack, seen here on Nov. 21, 2020 beside a mural of his wife Inez Louis, is one of the designers who will be featured on Nov. 26 as part of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Indigenous Chilliwack fashion designer steps onto national stage

Justin Louis with Section 35 clothing will present his collection at Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto

Justin Louis of Chilliwack, seen here on Nov. 21, 2020 beside a mural of his wife Inez Louis, is one of the designers who will be featured on Nov. 26 as part of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Realtors collect donations of blankets and warm clothing during the drive-through Realtors Care Blanket Drive, hosted by Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 outside Cottonwood Mall. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Very successful’ blanket drive amid pandemic, says Chilliwack Realtor

Realtors Care Blanket Drive brought in 455 large bags of warm clothing and blankets

Realtors collect donations of blankets and warm clothing during the drive-through Realtors Care Blanket Drive, hosted by Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 outside Cottonwood Mall. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sarah Ploj with HearingLife fits Brian Preston with his first hearing aid as wife, Rosemary, watches on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Senior Chilliwack couple hears clearly again after receiving free hearing aids through program

Brian and Rosemary Preston first couple to receive nomination together for Campaign for Better Hearing

Sarah Ploj with HearingLife fits Brian Preston with his first hearing aid as wife, Rosemary, watches on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A horse on Yale Road West in Chilliwack peeks out from its shelter at the rainy weather on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Several days of rain in forecast for Fraser Valley after single day of sunshine

According to Environment Canada, rain and showers are expected today until Wednesday

A horse on Yale Road West in Chilliwack peeks out from its shelter at the rainy weather on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A litter of four kittens came in to the Chilliwack SPCA recently and now they are looking for their ‘furever’ homes. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Find Me My Furever Home – Four kittens at the Chilliwack SPCA

A litter of kittens recently came into the Chilliwack SPCA and now they are looking for their ‘furever’ homes

A litter of four kittens came in to the Chilliwack SPCA recently and now they are looking for their ‘furever’ homes. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jonah Dyck, 12, of Chilliwack placed second in the junior category of the Field to Fork Challenge for his Hungry Hiker Skillet recipe. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack boy cooks up award-winning dish in provincial Field to Fork competition

Jonah Dyck placed second in the contest where youth cook with local B.C. ingredients

Jonah Dyck, 12, of Chilliwack placed second in the junior category of the Field to Fork Challenge for his Hungry Hiker Skillet recipe. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Compared to last year, Sharon Dueck (left) and Lee-Ann Hendrickson of All About Expos invested quadruple the time and effort as a result of the province’s ever-changing COVID-19 regulations, trying to bring the Christmas Gifts Pop-Up Mall to Chilliwack Heritage Park. After Dr. Bonnie Henry’s most recent announcement on Nov. 19, they were forced to cancel the in-person event and move it online. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Pop-up mall in Chilliwack forced to cancel due to new regulations, moves online

Organizers went ‘above and beyond’ to bring mom-and-pop vendors to Chilliwack, then plans changed again

Compared to last year, Sharon Dueck (left) and Lee-Ann Hendrickson of All About Expos invested quadruple the time and effort as a result of the province’s ever-changing COVID-19 regulations, trying to bring the Christmas Gifts Pop-Up Mall to Chilliwack Heritage Park. After Dr. Bonnie Henry’s most recent announcement on Nov. 19, they were forced to cancel the in-person event and move it online. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Shoppers stand near a sign promoting Black Friday sales at the Sambil shopping centre in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. This year, Black Friday is on Nov. 27, the same day as Buy Nothing Day. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Nov. 22 to 28

Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day and Cake Day are all coming up this week

Shoppers stand near a sign promoting Black Friday sales at the Sambil shopping centre in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. This year, Black Friday is on Nov. 27, the same day as Buy Nothing Day. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)