Jenna Hauck

Dr. Terri Pettis of Agassiz Animal Hospital (left) performs a spay surgery on a cat during a spay/neuter clinic on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Pilot project with Chilliwack SPCA, Agassiz vet brings low-cost spay/neuters to Seabird Island

Affordable pet surgeries being offered to help control overpopulation problem in FN community

Dr. Terri Pettis of Agassiz Animal Hospital (left) performs a spay surgery on a cat during a spay/neuter clinic on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Four-year-old Bailey will be going for hip surgery soon, and after that, the Chilliwack SPCA is ideally looking for someone to do a foster-to-adopt with her. She is seen here at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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

Four-year-old Bailey will be having hip surgery soon, but then she’ll be ready for adoption

Four-year-old Bailey will be going for hip surgery soon, and after that, the Chilliwack SPCA is ideally looking for someone to do a foster-to-adopt with her. She is seen here at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Firefighters were on scene at a house fire on the corner of Wellington Avenue and Robson Street in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Flames engulf home in downtown Chilliwack

No one is believe to be inside, but there may be a cat or dog in the home

Firefighters were on scene at a house fire on the corner of Wellington Avenue and Robson Street in Chilliwack on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
April Migneault of Maple Ridge, seen here with her running friend Hannah Baerg, has run every day in April (and also increased the distance of each run by one kilometre each day) for a total of 465 kilometres in 30 days. It’s how she chose to raise money for her friend, Dave Corke of Chilliwack, who has leukemia. (Facebook/April Migneault)

Maple Ridge woman runs more kms each day to raise funds for Chilliwack friend with leukemia

April Migneault ran more than 465 kms in 30 days to help raise money for Dave Corke and family

April Migneault of Maple Ridge, seen here with her running friend Hannah Baerg, has run every day in April (and also increased the distance of each run by one kilometre each day) for a total of 465 kilometres in 30 days. It’s how she chose to raise money for her friend, Dave Corke of Chilliwack, who has leukemia. (Facebook/April Migneault)
People watch a train go by during the 17th annual Mount Cheam Lions Train and Hobby Show at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Oct. 18, 2014. Saturday, May 8 is Train Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of May 2 to 8

Train Day, Lumpy Rug Day, and No Pants Day are are all coming up this week

People watch a train go by during the 17th annual Mount Cheam Lions Train and Hobby Show at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Oct. 18, 2014. Saturday, May 8 is Train Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Some of the 13 German shepherd puppies born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alta. in 2021. (RCMP)

Phazer, not Pfizer, among 13 ‘P’ names chosen for RCMP’s newest puppy recruits

More than 20,000 online entries submitted for national Name the Puppy contest

Some of the 13 German shepherd puppies born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alta. in 2021. (RCMP)
Crews prepare to move Kevin Stone’s 8,000-pound unfinished steel dragon from Stone’s Speed Shop to a new location in Yarrow on Thursday, April 29, 2021 (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack metal sculptor forced to move unfinished 8,000-pound dragon to new location

Kevin Stone will be finishing his ‘Game of Thrones’ dragon at a new workshop in Yarrow

Crews prepare to move Kevin Stone’s 8,000-pound unfinished steel dragon from Stone’s Speed Shop to a new location in Yarrow on Thursday, April 29, 2021 (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Lynne Torgalson, president of the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven, holds Princess the cat beside vice president Katherine Lemond on Saturday, April 24. Three of the four buildings seen behind them (where the cats live) have leaky roofs and they now need to raise $38,000 to replace them. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

More funds needed for Chilliwack cat shelter after yet another roof began leaking

Three of four roofs on buildings housing homeless cats are leaking at Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven

Lynne Torgalson, president of the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven, holds Princess the cat beside vice president Katherine Lemond on Saturday, April 24. Three of the four buildings seen behind them (where the cats live) have leaky roofs and they now need to raise $38,000 to replace them. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Patricia Stewart’s bedroom after a fire ripped through the upper floor of her townhouse unit on April 19, 2021. (Facebook/ Patricia Stewart)

Fundraiser launched for Chilliwack family displaced after bedroom fire

Donations of clothing, cash, gift cards needed for Patricia Stewart and two granddaughters

Patricia Stewart’s bedroom after a fire ripped through the upper floor of her townhouse unit on April 19, 2021. (Facebook/ Patricia Stewart)
Volunteers, a conservation officer and an RCMP officer visit the burnt homeless camp on April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Volunteers looking for ways to cleanup aftermath of fire at Chilliwack homeless camp

‘The whole area is a disaster,’ says volunteer of 1,600 square foot area of burnt trash

Volunteers, a conservation officer and an RCMP officer visit the burnt homeless camp on April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Alexa Anglehart, 16, of Chilliwack won many trophies in the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival. She is one of three dancers and 10 musicians/vocalists who will be representing Chilliwack in the upcoming 2021 Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC. (Submitted)

Chilliwack well represented in upcoming provincial music-and-dance festival

Three dancers and 10 musicians/vocalists from Chilliwack head to provincials in June

Alexa Anglehart, 16, of Chilliwack won many trophies in the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival. She is one of three dancers and 10 musicians/vocalists who will be representing Chilliwack in the upcoming 2021 Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC. (Submitted)
RCMP on scene at Camp River Road and Reeves Road in Chilliwack on Saturday, April 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heavy police presence with ERT, K-9 unit, blocks section of rural road in Chilliwack

RCMP respond to person in ‘mental distress’ at Reeves and Camp River roads in Chilliwack

RCMP on scene at Camp River Road and Reeves Road in Chilliwack on Saturday, April 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
“Although I’m sure some of these incidents were a result of bad luck, I’m also sure some were completely preventable,” writes Jenna Hauck.

OPINION: Pushing the limits of our emergency responders in Chilliwack

Number of emergency calls we heard on the scanner radio in the newsroom over 4 days was staggering

“Although I’m sure some of these incidents were a result of bad luck, I’m also sure some were completely preventable,” writes Jenna Hauck.
A horse on Yale Road West in Chilliwack peeks out from its shelter at the rainy weather on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Monday, April 26 is Help a Horse Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of April 25 to May 1

Help a Horse Day, Naked Gardening Day, Hairball Awareness Day are all coming up this week

A horse on Yale Road West in Chilliwack peeks out from its shelter at the rainy weather on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Monday, April 26 is Help a Horse Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Fire damage is seen in the windows of an apartment on Yale Road on April 21, 2021 following a fire there the night before. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Fire Dept. reminds people again to have working smoke alarms following 2nd blaze in 2 days

All six halls responded to bedroom fire in apartment on Yale Road above restaurant in Chilliwack

Fire damage is seen in the windows of an apartment on Yale Road on April 21, 2021 following a fire there the night before. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Chilliwack Fire Department respond to a townhouse fire on Knight Road on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Edward Jordan/ Facebook)

Unattended burning candle results in townhouse fire in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Fire Department reminds folks to check smoke detectors following fire on Knight Road

The Chilliwack Fire Department respond to a townhouse fire on Knight Road on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Edward Jordan/ Facebook)
A Chilliwack Search and Rescue truck heads down Vedder Road towards Cultus Lake to assist a dirtbiker with a broken leg. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Emergency crews, SAR busy with three separate outdoor recreation incidents in Chilliwack area

Calls in 1 afternoon include ATV collision, parachuter who fell from tree, dirtbiker with broken leg

A Chilliwack Search and Rescue truck heads down Vedder Road towards Cultus Lake to assist a dirtbiker with a broken leg. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Philomusica Chorus and Ensemble released ‘All Good Gifts’ on YouTube on April 3, 2021. (YouTube)

Chilliwack chorus shares latest song with ‘same love, enthusiasm’ as pre-pandemic music

Philomusica Chorus and Ensemble recently released its version of ‘All Good Gifts’ on YouTube

Philomusica Chorus and Ensemble released ‘All Good Gifts’ on YouTube on April 3, 2021. (YouTube)
Crews are on scene of a three-vehicle collision at Vedder and Knight roads in Chilliwack on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

Three-vehicle collision in Chilliwack causes traffic backlog at busy intersection

Collision happened at intersection of Vedder and Knight

Crews are on scene of a three-vehicle collision at Vedder and Knight roads in Chilliwack on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack’s historic Royal Hotel is offering COVID-style wedding packages for two weeks in June. (Facebook/ Royal Hotel Chilliwack)

Chilliwack hotel offers pop-up, COVID-style weddings for 2 weeks this June

‘Weddings can still happen, albeit in a different fashion,’ says Laura Reid of Royal Hotel

Chilliwack’s historic Royal Hotel is offering COVID-style wedding packages for two weeks in June. (Facebook/ Royal Hotel Chilliwack)